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Are You Committed to Your Actions?

What is Commitment?

    Commitment is: “The state or quality of being dedicated to a cause or activity”.                                  

    I strongly believe in the quote “Motivation gets you started and commitment keeps you going.”

    I come across many people in business with the ability to take their business to the next level but never do! One thing that holds many of them back is motivation and the inability to stay commitment to their ideal outcomes.

    When the going gets tough, it can be difficult to sustain the momentum to achieve great things. I get that, I have had my fair share of ‘commitment yo-yo’ in the past. I found that when I am not completely committed to a       goal, I falter and lose focus. Now, I do not leave room for excuses, however I have to accomplish that goal, I commit to it. I am far more targeted and focused, and when I start hearing my excuses I refocus.

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Transform Your Business to a Higher Level

What is One Thing That Can Transform Your Business to a Higher Level                                  

There is no secret to moving yourself and your business to the next level. It only seems like a secret because like all business owners and entrepreneurs you get bogged down in everyday smaller details of your business and can’t see the forest because of all the trees in your way. The big picture view is where the answer for your next level is. What is that answer?  Is it  "People" and  Out sourcing?

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Welcome Back - to 2017

Welcome back to the New Year – we hope you have had a fantastic Christmas with family and friends and are ready to Nail your goals in 2017                        Calendar

Each New Year we make resolutions to be successful, to get back in the black and to build a better business (and to lose those few added Christmas kilos).

One thing that holds back a lot of businesses is: time. Don’t let the time you need to dedicate to your business, and those resolutions, slip by – take action!

5 tips to help you follow through with your resolutions.

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Ramp up your Christmas Sales

10 tips for Christmas Promotions- Dressing Up for the Occasion

With Christmas looming, most businesses should already have plans in place to capitalise on the spending over the festive season.                                                                                      

However, if not, there is still time to roll out some last-minute Christmas promotions. With around 40% of Australian retailers’ annual income accrued over the coming month, it would be fair to suggest that you could add to your profits by taking a % of this spending.

Christmas comes earliest for Queenslanders, with the figures showing 32.84% have already begun Christmas shopping

Make the Most of Last Minute Shoppers

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Energy = Performance

Boost Your Performance at Work In 6 Easy Steps    

How successful you are at work is determined largely by your attitude and how you spend your time, you can do many things to boost and improve your performance.  Simple things that many people don’t even consider.  Here are 6 EASY ways to improve your performance at work that you may never have thought of.

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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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