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Have you checked out SMALLVILLE yet?

Well Smallville has been up and running for a few months now. We’ve got over 100 awesome Contributors, close to 500 articles and lots more helpful advice for Small Business Read More

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Do You Spell Out Your Expectations to New Clients?

For most of us getting a new client is always a great feeling, even if we’ve had a thousand of them before. Generally, it’s why we are in business, there Read More


We’ve Just Launched The Business Over Breakfast Podcast

Hello everyone, I’m very proud to announce that yesterday Bree James and I officially launched the “Business Over Breakfast” podcast – a joint initiative with CCIQ. I would love you to check Read More

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CCIQ Podcast Episode 4 – Top Tips on Team Building Strategies

Welcome to the fourth episode of the Business over Breakfast! In this show, Bree  and I are talking team building. Of course, this is something that all small business owners Read More


Can You Really Afford to Expand Your Business?

Expansion is an expensive exercise and it takes a lot of time, energy and focus away from the day to day running of the core business and that’s before you Read More

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5 Possible Reasons Why You’re Not Selling as Much as You Need to

If for some reason things just aren’t working out the way you want them to in your business, it can be really hard to clearly figure out what the issue Read More


CCIQ Podcast: Episode 3 – Five Steps in Becoming More Productive in Business

This week on the Business over Breakfast Podcast, Bree and I talk ‘productivity’. This is a problem shared by many small business owners, and lots of them have no idea Read More


Winning Every Project is Not Something to be Proud of

I always ask new clients how many quotes or proposals do they submit to prospective clients each week and secondly, how many do they win? Often they are very proud Read More


7 Strategies for Marketing When You Haven’t Got Any Money

Many business owners work under the false assumption that because they don’t have much money to spend on marketing, there is not much they can actually do to promote their Read More


Good Pillow Talk Versus Bad Pillow Talk for Couples in Business

It’s becoming increasingly common for couples to work together, mainly due to the increasing fascination with the entrepreneurial life. Anyone who has done it will tell you that there are Read More


How to get your clients to pay you more, and faster

When I was a marketing consultant I spent many years waiting for my clients to either confirm a project, start a project, progress a project or even finish a project. Read More


Maybe It’s Time to Get Yourself an Accountability Coach?

We all have those nagging voices in the back of our head reminding us of the things we wanted to do, or were supposed to do, but we simply didn’t Read More


Join myself and Dean Hawkins at the September Cairns Business Woman’s Club Luncheon

Join myself and Dean Hawkins, author of “Fight Fire with Fire” at the September Cairns Business Woman’s Club Luncheon, where we’ll be discussing why it’s time to get better at telling Read More

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This One Investment Saves Me Hundreds of Frustrating Hours

We all know this feeling: we buy a new piece of equipment, say a printer, or a phone or a camera, open the box and find a manual that is Read More


Storytelling for Tourism Businesses Podcast Interview

I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Holly G for her tourism podcast recently. I spoke about “Storytelling for Tourism Businesses”. And yes, I tell stories on it! Read More


A 12 Point Entrepreneurial Success Checklist

Over many years I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting and working with some of the most extraordinary entrepreneurs on the planet. This includes everyone from Richard Branson to Tim Read More


5 New Ways to Succeed in the Changing Landscape of Content

Hey Folks – I’ve got a webinar coming up on the 7th September with soon to be author, Ronsley Vaz. In it we are going to be talking about the Read More

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Rare Birds Cairns Ambassador Launch Event

So whilst I’m not really a Rare Bird, I have been described as a bit of a galah. But the true Rare Birds are having a breakfast event in Cairns Read More