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Assigning the right job The most critical part of your business is understanding your people. Having an insight into their strengths and weakness and assigning work in a way that works with those human traits, not against them. We all know that assigning the wrong personality to a job can end in disaster so a...
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To most people in business the legalistic, jargon riddled world of tax planning is a blemish on our great nation. To think that there’s 800 million gazillion pages of legislation to control the way we calculate our taxes, is to most a complete waste of time and money. It just seems like such a mess...
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Squeeze your bank for a better deal
The royal commission into the banks has shocked a lot of people but sadly, at Power 2, we have not been surprised. We have seen over the years how the banks have become an overcharging, under servicing and uncompetitive boys club. So this year we have decided to help our clients, to push their bank...
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You can't shoot a three legged dog
There are lots of small businesses out there that “carry” a staff member. You know, that person in your team that’s had more than the regular share of life’s dramas. But when push comes to shove and you have to make some tough business decisions, the answer isn’t always your first thought. For example, you...
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Over the last few months I have met with lots of business people about strategic planning. They had made enquiries about the Outback School of Business and wanted to know more about it. Many of them had been down the path of strategic planning using consultants, internally developed programs and the like. I had the...
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Building a business plan is not a new idea. We can easily get a template off the internet, have a series of meetings, build a few spreadsheets and boom you have a strategic plan. And it really could be the greatest plan of all time. But without execution it is just an untested document of...
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Developing a masterful business strategy is paramount to the growth and success of any business whether it’s a law or a floor tiling firm. I have been assisting business owners and executives to design and execute effective business plans for over two decades but I’ve recently discovered the Australian outback has some unique lessons that...
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Throughout many years of consulting and assisting businesses with positive change, I have always been interested in what prevents business leaders creating and executing strong strategic plans. It has often amazed me that executives of all industries know that they should have a good plan, but settle with not having one. It is always evident...
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