The Rise Business Blog
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The year is only just started and we are once again coming to the end - the end of the financial year. Now is the time I see many business owners stressing about their accounts, worrying about what tax they will have to pay and frantically trying to balance their books ready to hand their 'shoe box' to the accountant. Read More...
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Remember the days when you first went into business. You read heaps of books on how to run a business. You talked with others about the challenges of managing staff. You tried different products / services/ pricing to build a customer base. Those were the days of learning. Now you are in business, you survived the first 3 years when most businesses fail and things are ok, you have people working for you and money in the bank. Read More...
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I sat in a new clients team meeting recently while they went through the agenda. It quickly became clear who on the team were team players and who were the team hand-brakes.  Read More...
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You have done your planning, identified different ways of doing things to potentially get better results. This is when you realise what your biggest challenge is - it is not coming up with the idea. It is not finding the money to do it. It is not even what your competitors are doing. Your biggest challenge is getting your staff to change their behaviour and attitudes. Read More...
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The value of learning from past opportunities (taken and missed) puts a proactive business owner ahead of their competitors as they reflect and take the learnings forward into their business planning. When a proactive business owner uses these learnings they are able to function at a higher level, embrace change and strategically align business decisions for greater return. Read More...
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