Fear busted!!!


Technology can be daunting sometimes, and so can the thought of being on camera! For such a long time I have wanted to get over my fear of being on camera.  And yesterday I had the perfect opportunity.  I was part of a public Google Hangout with Marc Lehmann of Saasu. It was an absolute hoot! I was lucky as ... Read More »

Twitter, Podcasts and Relationships


I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by Suzi Dafnis and Cat Matson for the Australian Business Women’s Network Social Media Podcast. I chatted with them about how social media for me was about developing relationships with people, engaging with them. I also touched on how I repurpose my content to share online and the systems I use to do ... Read More »

Which 1 will you choose?


First Published on Dynamic Business Blog The number 1 can be so powerful; it’s really just a matter of how you look at. While small, it can make a fundamental difference in your business growth each and every day. Read More »

9 steps to streamlining your work week


First Published on Dynamic Business Blog Do you feel like the first seven months of this year have been a blur of busyness, but not much actually getting done? It can get like that, can’t it? Would you love to feel more in control of your workload and finally get to those projects that you’ve been attempting to work on for quite some time; those projects that will provide revenue-generating opportunities; and implement them, finally? Read More »

Your Email Inbox Contains a Wealth of Knowledge


First published on the ABN Her Business Blog If you dig deep into your multitude of email Inbox folders you will find a wealth of information that shouldn’t be hidden but should be shared with your team or clients. As a solo-preneur it’s quite easy to rely on your Inbox as the holy grail of much needed information. But as your business grows you often need to be able to share information with others in a more manageable way. Read More »

Are You Giving Away Too Much Free Content?


First published on the ABN Her Business Blog A dilemma facing any service professional/consultant is,should I be giving away free content, and if I am, is it too much? Two presentations I attended at SXSW in Austin, Texas this year basically gave the same answer to this question: Yes, give away as much as you possibly can because it leads to the consulting. It’s your marketing machine! Read More »

Maintenance is the key to organised numbers


First published on the ABN Her Business Blog In order to keep on top of your business paperwork, you need a system for keeping it organised all of the time; a maintenance program. Maintenance must occur regularly, preferably weekly, regardless of who is doing it. Schedule a regular appointment with yourself (or your bookkeeper) to get it all sorted. Read More »

The Business of Busyness


First published on the ABN Her Business Blog How do you keep track of your projects and tasks? How do you get to the end of your day and make sure that you have accomplished your goals for the day? How do you make sure you haven’t been fluffing around being busy but not accomplishing anything? It’s so easy to get stuck in the business of busyness, doing those tasks that are ultimately not important. Read More »

Freshbooks, fantastic billing system; Accounting system not so much.


I love Freshbooks. I use it in my own business. It’s a fantastic billing system. It has been responsible for reducing my accounts overdue by as much as 30%. But I was a little disturbed when I received an email from the head of Freshbooks announcing that from this day forward Freshbooks would be known as “Cloud Accounting". What? I kept reading, quite puzzled. Read More »

Are you sabotaging your business decisions?


Business is all about decisions. And the speed at which you can make them effectively has a direct impact on the growth and stability of your business. So let me ask you this? Are you sabotaging the big decisions in your business by not having all the relevant information at your fingertips? Read More »