Ideas to Action – Part 2

Last week we saw that entrepreneurs take a different approach to thinking and problem solving in that they often start with their means first, then build goals based on what they are prepared to lose (rather than what they expect to gain.)

This week, we look at the final three principles of Effectuation.  These steps bring the interaction with people into the process of getting a business idea off the ground.

Home Office Expenses – The Basics

Home Office Expenses – The Basics This is a topic … Continued

When is my Hobby a Business?

Most businesses stem from a passion, and many passions show themselves in our recreational and hobby activities.  The lines begin to blur when we start making money from what we love, whether it be a full time or ‘spare time’ pursuit.

What Should You Ask When You’re Looking For A New Advisor?

I came across an article last week by Kochie’s Business Builders on what you should ask your accountant once you’ve chosen the right one for you. It was great to read as these are the same things (among a few others) that we discuss and address with our clients. What’s our response?

Do You Have a Business Roadmap to Success?

As the New Financial Year approaches now is the perfect time to put some time aside to work on your next year of business.

We love working with business owners and helping them achieve their business dreams, however we’re also business owners and believe that it’s so important to ‘walk the talk’. 

We’re going to be taking a few hours now to invest in our business and will discuss the following items.

Discover Your Business WHY

Do you know your why? It’s so important to really understand this as it will be the key to how you connect with your clients, staff and suppliers. To have their answer when people ask why they like your product or service be ‘because it feels right’.

The ‘WHY’ of Lemonade Beach

We were recently at a networking and business start up event and one of the most resounding pieces of advice from the 3 very successful, local business owners being interviewed was to know your WHY, understand it and your passion and dreams.  So it got me thinking about our WHY. We have discussed it a lot, we discuss it weekly really but have we really shared it with others?

Monkey Business: Organisational Culture Lessons

Continuing with our theme of Organisational Culture I thought it a relevant to introduce some of the psychological experiments undertaken that clarify how individual behaviour can be influenced.

The Value of a Good Bookkeeper

It is at times a job that some people discount as not as ‘important’ as the advisor or accountant. But as the advisor at the other end I can tell you that a good bookkeeper is worth their weight in gold!

What the 16/17 Year Budget Means for Small Business

Small businesses operating as companies are one of the bigger winners out of this year’s budget.