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What it Takes to be a Successful Entrepreneur

Virtually anyone can become an entrepreneur. Succeeding as one however is another matter entirely! Here are some of the ingredients necessary for entrepreneurial success.


Taking care of business really doesn’t mean being paid to do nothing! The more-likely scenario is working 10 to 12 hours a day. It’s also important to learn how […]

5 Tips for Creating a Successful Online Business

An online business operates along the same principles as any other. It starts with understanding your target market, defining the solutions you can offer them, knowing your competitors, mapping out a clear plan and setting goals.

In addition, there are a few things that are particularly important for online-only businesses. Here are five of […]

GIVE UP THE NEED TO BE RIGHT by Martin Grunstein

The need to be right is a basic psychological human need and it is the catalyst for destruction of relationships, both personal and business.
How innate is it? See whether you relate to this as a parent.

You catch your toddler drawing with crayons on the wall. They have the crayons in their hand and […]

Do You Have Burglary Insurance for Your Business?

According to the Australian Institute of Criminology, there were 188,756 ‘unlawful entries with intent’ in 2016, making it one of the most prevalent types of property crimes in Australia.

All businesses face the threat of burglary and should put measures in place to reduce their risk. This could involve keeping your premises well-maintained, cutting […]

What is Management Liability Cover and Do You Need it?

Management Liability insurance protects business owners, directors, officers and managers for claims made against them for mismanagement and allegations of wrongdoing. These may include allegations of neglect, errors, omissions, or breaches of workplace legislation or safety regulations.

Risk management for management liability includes understanding and complying with OH&S and anti-discrimination laws, as well as […]

How Good is Your Business Bookkeeping?

Maintaining up-to-date and accurate accounts enables you to see how well your business is performing.

A sound bookkeeping system ensures your financial transactions are put into the right categories of revenue, expenses, assets, liabilities and equity.

Putting your transactions into their correct ‘slots’ enables you to produce accurate financial reports, create budgets and develop […]

Social Engineering Scams and How to Guard Against Them

Social engineering is the art of tricking people into offering up private and sensitive information. Once scammers have personal information, they can steal identities, use passwords, and even empty bank accounts.

Social engineers work by playing on human weaknesses – such as trust, greed, compassion, curiosity or fear. Scams will often come in the […]

Attributes of Entrepreneurs Who Change the World

Some people just seem to have a knack for getting things done. Not just everyday things – but extraordinary and innovative things, such as you see with the Bill Gates’ and the Richard Bransons of the world.

So, what are some of the general characteristics of successful entrepreneurs who shake things up and change […]

5 Tips for Beating Procrastination in a Home-Based Business

Many people who work from home will be familiar with procrastination – the putting-off of something that needs doing in favour of something else, or even nothing at all!

Procrastination is a time and money eater. It also causes anxiety and stress. So why do we do it? Procrastination appears to be a natural […]

5 Ways to Reduce Staff Turnover in Your Business

Staff turnover is costly to business. When a staff member leaves your organisation, you need to spend time and money finding a suitable replacement, negotiating a contract, and training them in the position, all on top of making termination payments to the outgoing employee.

So, what can you do to reduce the risk of […]