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End of Year Profit Improvement

End Of Year Profit Improvement
 

Has the end of the year been dismal for your business?
I have had so many discussions over the last few months with many who have not had a great year.  How can you change for next year if the economy for you is not great?
If you want your business to bring more money in, there are several ways you can increase Sales however we will talk about that next month!
 This month let’s just briefly look at 4 things that might help you:

  1. Increasing Turnover Briefly
  2. Pricing
  3. Gross Profit Margin
  4. Controlling Fixed and Variable Expenses.

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5 Tips on Startup Businesses

 5 TIPS ON STARTUP BUSINESSES

Setting up your own business is exciting, but can also be very challenging if you are not prepared.  Here a just a few tips that will help you one your way.

  1. SO IF WE HAVE AN IDEA, HOW DO WE BEST GO ABOUT GETTING IT OFF THE GROUND?

OK – so you have an idea be it service or product?  NOW YOU NEED TO: get committed and focused. DON’T be like many who turn around 6 months later and see someone else making a motza with their idea.  FEAR of failure stops us, it is our own mind that stops most of us from taking the first step.  I don’t mean you have to be irresponsible and give up your day job straight away, but make a commitment to your idea. I have a saying ‘passion, commitment, focus action’!. (LINK TO PAGE) You need energy to develop a good business along with the right mind set and commitment.

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Creating a Coaching Culture - Their Value & Results

Take a moment and ask yourself these 2 questions:

Do you believe you have more potential than your current performance level? And if yes, what’s the cost of opportunity of not using that potential more often?  This is why coaching is so valuable not just for you but for your team as well. 

Implementing a Coaching culture is a game changer on a path to success

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Branding Awareness - What Sets Your Business Apart?

If you own a small business or work in one, it’s very likely that one of the many hats you might have on, to tackle competition and bring new customers in, is Branding.
Branding is one of the most important aspects to your marketing. Your business’ branding entails various things, like colour, font, shape, and more. Branding encompasses not just visual things but how you live breath your brand. One of the most essential elements that embody all marketing and branding is your business logo.
I bet you can spot a Macdonald’s from blocks away, just because of the BIG YELLOW M. 
Everything you and your business do will have an impact on the perceptions of your audience. They will create an image of your business and attach that image to a thought or a feeling. If these thoughts and feelings are positive, then we can talk about things like repeat purchase and advocacy.
In other words, if my experience of your company is a positive one I will buy again and recommend it to my friends.

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How Can Small Businesses Make a Big Impact?

By thinking big we can transform the world
Even if it is our small world of family and friends
What impact can you and your business have on the world around you?
 
Over the last 20 plus years of working with 1000’s of Small Businesses I have found there is a clear line between those with their own businesses who have and will always stay small and those that have a different way of thinking.  Creative, thinking and a curiosity – they take risks and most of all they have a
THINK BIG ATTITUDE.

The Facts

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Brisbane based Small Business Improvement Services (SBIS) provide small business coaching, small business consulting, small business mentoring and small business training for small business owners in Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Gold Coast, Toowoomba and South East Queensland.

Helen Cowley of SBIS offers various programs for building a better business, business networking, business workshops and training, group business coaching, business analysis and small business solutions.

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