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Top Ten Most Respected Companies

Top Ten Most Respected Companies

• 1 BHP
• 2 Woolworths
• 3 Westfarmers
• 4 Westpac
• 5 Google Australia
• 6 Virgin Blue
• 7 Qantas Airways
• 8 Toyota Australia
• 9 GE Australia
•10 Origin Energy
Respect is Critical to Business
Source: BRW Nov 19 – Dec 9 2009

Sustainability in Small Business:

Sustainability is becoming a major part of Small Business. We are all becoming aware of our environment but what are we doing about it in our businesses.

How do you report on your Triple Bottom :
• Profit
• Social
• Environmental

Not every action will be perfect

As you begin to take action toward the fulfillment of your goals and dreams, you must realize that not every action will be perfect. Not every action will produce the desired result. Not every action will work. Making mistakes, getting it almost right, and experimenting to see what happens are all part of the process of eventually getting it right. Jack Canfield.

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Steps to Problem Solving

“The way we see the problem is the problem.”

If we think it is a problems it will be a problem. So thinking of it as an exciting challenge instead of a problem is a good start.

Steps to problem solving:

1 Understand the problem; what is happening? Why is it happening? Who is involved ?
2. What is the objective you are trying to achieve?
3. Why is it not working?
4. What are the options?
5. Cost benefit of all the options.
6. What is the best option.
7. Will the best option reach your objective.
8. Devise a plan. Treat it as a goal. Do it in small bites.

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4 mistakes to avoid when applying for a business loan

Four Mistakes to avoid when applying for a business loan

1. Asking for more than needed. The greater the amount you request, the harder it will be to prove to the bank that you can afford to repay.
2. Rushing the application process. Makes bank officers cautious.
3. Not providing information about the directors of a small business.
4. Inflating the value of business assets.- banks use standard market value for quick sale.BRW Nov 26-Dec 2009

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