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Opportunity is knocking in your business – right now!

Do you often feel that there aren't enough hours in the day? Let alone the time to work on your business goals or the bigger picture? This is the reason many micro businesses don't grow to their full potential. The focus is on the everyday issues and obstacles, being reactive instead of proactive. Too often, micro business owners are buying themselves a job instead of buying themselves an investment.

Business figures tell a story

If the above sounds a lot (or a little) like you and your business - then STEP BACK! Step outside of your business and look at it through the window. Can you see the potential that is around it, probably right there in the room with you every day? Opportunity is knocking.


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It's All About Finance


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"Business is a game of numbers and relationships" Helen Cowley

In this series we talk all about the numbers that affect your business.

Today - we'll simply say, in your business if you don't:


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Working with Staff

What happens if I train staff and they leave?

What happens if you don't train them and they stay?

I was recently asked if by allowing all staff to undergo a personality test, would this mean that I would then have to put off, those staff that didn't have the right personality for our business?

My response was - as I believe Personality tests often, give us "Great Opportunities for Growth"


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A Brand New Year 2013

A Brand New Year

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be” Lao Tau

It’s a Brand New Year with lots of Brand New Opportunities!

Did you sit down over your Christmas break and let the creative juices flow. You should have!

We get so busy with doing the doing we think routine is great and we forget the changing world around us.

When we allow ourselves time out we:

  • replenish our energy levels and
  • empty the overflowing glass and
  • see different things that are happening around us –
  • it allows new ideas to come in.


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10 Most common Excuses

We all make excuses at some stage. And we most often all use the same ones. But often, they are excuses of the mind and not a reality. Have you hit a wall and unable to progress further? Don't cling to those empty beliefs. Following are some simple action steps to help you move on.

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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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