Tag Archives: money

These business owners need not apply…

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We have an ideal client profile and one of the chief characteristics of that profile is that the client is focused on making a profit. Yes, making a profit. It seems like a no-brainer right? But it’s not always so. You see, there are business owners who are focused on profit, and there are those that are focused on not ... Read More »

Get to the why, what’s driving your business?

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I often get asked, “What numbers should I be looking at?” My answer is always all of them, but for some that’s just too much. And dependent on your industry the answer can also differ. But really there is a first step that business owners need to make – and that is understanding the story behind your numbers. Okay, stay ... Read More »

Getting Naked

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Business professionals who provide a service, like accountants, fall into two camps – those who care about you as a client and those who care about the money. That’s not to say you can’t care about both – of course a good business person must care about money – but it shouldn’t be the driving factor for why they work with you. I think you see a great distinction between those who care about their clients and those who care about their money. Read More »

Are you being resourceful or resourceFULL?

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As we get into the business growth groove we usually start to consume more resources either in the normal course of business or in attempts to get to the next level. Sometimes we are so busy in the growth mindset that we automatically invest in more and more resources without properly evaluating what we are doing. We can lose sight of being resourceFUL i.e. making the most of what we have and making sure each dollar is purchasing maximum value. I'm not talking about being stingy but taking a step back and evaluating what resources you are investing in and deciding whether: Read More »

Grow Your Business Through Regular Review and Planning

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There's no point spending time creating plans for these areas of your business if you’re not going to review their status. This is your reminder to review, but where to start? Start with your goals. What were your goals? How are they tracking? Perhaps you wanted to attract four new clients per month, launch a new product line or increase your average daily sale by $X amount. Whatever the goal, it must be tracked so that you can see its impact on the financials. Read More »

What Should You Be Accountable For In Your Business?

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There are certain tasks that as a business owner, you should delegate. Bookwork is one of them – I highly recommend that you have a bookkeeper to take care of your bookwork. This could include:• Processing of invoices for both suppliers and customers • Processing of payments for both suppliers and customers • Processing of payroll • Reconciliations • ReportingDoes ... Read More »

Are You "Present" In Your Business?

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Do you have your mind on the job, so to speak? I'm not asking whether you worry about your business, we all do that. I'm asking whether you allow yourself to think, strategise, improve your business, allow it to grow through you? Read More »

Planning as simple as three words?

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There are many things you should plan, but what should you plan for your business? Planning comes in many forms, and combined can provide you with a blueprint to keep your business moving forward. I consider there to be a few areas within your business that can benefit greatly from planning including a financial plan, marketing plan and a resources plan. Read More »

Ali Brown’s 11 Low cost to no cost marketing and business strategies for 2010

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The learning journey continues. Someone I have been following for quite some time and purchased products from is Ali Brown. She does loads of information packed free teleseminars promoting her next product or event. This is very much the norm these days and as such does not bother me at all. What I love is the great content being delivered. This call "Your 11 Best No-Cost to Low-Cost Marketing & Business Strategies for 2010!" included Lorrie Morgan-Forrero and was no exception. I’m sharing the content that I noted as important from the call. Read More »

Mapping your money Alexis Neely style

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I listened to a free call given by Alexis Neely and Dave Dee about creating your own money map for your business and life. In my opinion it was an awesome call. For me at least it has brought together the steps into a logical format that explains why each step relies on the other. And for a free call it gave loads of useful info (as you can see by the length of this post!) Read More »