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Too much to do and not enough time to do it?    

Simplify your business!

Everyone is looking to save time and money, and no one is more eager to increase productivity than those running their own businesses.                 

Today we have so much more to do and so little time to do it. Trying to get more done, more meetings, more relationships to manage, and volumes of emails to wade through.  How do we achieve our productivity?  This week, once again, I have been asked to help someone with their systems. They just can’t keep up with the phone calls, meetings, quotes, and paperwork, and then find the productive time of doing the job!!  On top of that, we all have information overload.


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Growth and Innovation..........

When I ask business owners and managers about growth and innovation, many of them talk about the many ideas they have brewing but they just never get around to following through with those ideas. 

They are too busy fighting front-burner issues to think about anything new, even though, growth and innovation is going to be a source of new products and revenue.  These three words are perfect, from one of the world’s most innovative companies: JUST DO IT  

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How a Small Business Coaching Leadership Culture can create Success!  

 Leadership is a gift if you use a coaching culture your whole business could be transformed into success!

 Leadership is not about being great – it is about enabling others to be great! It is about self-first.  

 Knowing who you are and how you operate and being the best person, you can be!

Today I am going to touch on 

The Why, The What, The How and the What ifs of Leadership…… 

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Turn Your Skills into a Booming Business 

 “It’s not the cards you are dealt – it’s the way that you play them”  Randy Pausch  

If you have an idea, be it service or product.  Get committed and focused, do not 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 that first step.

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Five Tips to Knowing Your Numbers

One of the conversations that we probably don't value enough, is the one about knowing your numbers.     

It is super easy to get emotional about how your business is going (or not going) but the truth is that the numbers and the data, does not lie.

Here are 5 tips to guide you on your way to help you to not only know your numbers but understand them as well. 

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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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