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How your buying cycle is costing you tens of thousands in cash flow

Is your business overpaying suppliers because of gaps in your buying cycle?  If you don’t know what to look out for, the answer is probably […]

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2022

Four things every business should update in 2022

In the day-to-day hustle and bustle of a busy business it is easy to set and forget much of your administrative paperwork.  Unfortunately, when things […]

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WEB FUNDAMENTAL

Website Fundamentals Needed To Run Google Ads

The benefits of running ad campaigns across the most popular search engine in the world is unquestionable. Not only do Google Ads provide a great […]

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Balancing The “Managing Growth” Equation

I must confess that when I officially started my coaching practice, I had this preconceived idea of the role I would play in helping my […]

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Brand is Sales But Not As You Know It

A conversation at a recent networking event prompted me to share this useful insight regarding the art of sales and ‘selling’. Sales and Brand? Is […]

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Refocusing the torchlight – can this help us change the bullying leader?

The workplace bully and those who use abrasive behaviours are steeped in negative stereotypes from psychopaths and narcissists to just plain evil. The myth that […]

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How to get a big tick when applying for Jobs

Would you like to increase your success rate when applying for jobs? If you are actively applying for roles, how successful are you at securing […]

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Why is it so important to know your ideal customer?

You’ve probably heard the terms ‘target audience’, ‘ideal customer’ and ‘buyer persona’ mentioned in different blogs and podcasts, or during general marketing chit-chat with other […]

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The Customer Service Tactics You Need in 2022

After two years of lockdowns, border closures, and business upheaval, it’s no wonder that customer service looks a little different. But, with workers returning to […]

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A cyber-attack, that’s never going to happen to my business.

We all think we are invincible, that terrible thing like being hacked or some sort of cyber-attack is never going to happen to us. “We […]

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The day I fell off the ladder, was the first day of the rest of my life!

Have you ever had that moment when you just knew something had to change? My moment was up a ladder, cleaning out gutters in the […]

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Being a beautiful, big pillow-fluffer

The busy vs productivity conundrum never gets old. You know what I mean. You are BUSY. Busy cleaning up your emails, reading ‘ímportant’ articles, ‘researching’, […]

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Let’s Talk about Health

So, you’re on a diet? Your new year resolution is to lose a few kilos. Mine too! I’d like to lose the 5kgs that Covid […]

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The Power Of Presence

“My partner is not present!” With many of my clients, this is a recurring statement. As they utter these words, the partner sits there with […]

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Structured Onboarding and Induction: A Catalyst for Employee Satisfaction, Engagement, and Retention

Recruitment can be an arduous, time-consuming, and costly process. And, when you finally find the ‘right’ person for your organisation, you want them to enjoy […]

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Calling all GENIUSES… YES that’s you!

“Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living DE-GENIUSES them” ~ Buckminster Fuller Yes, you are a genius! How, might you ask? You […]

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What Exactly Are Wireframes and Why Are They Important?

There are several steps involved in building a well optimised and visually appealing website, while one of the first being wireframes. Wireframes provide the foundation […]

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Consolidation of Income Tax Returns

Lodgment Obligations The head company of a consolidated group lodges a single income tax return on behalf of the group. Where a group consolidates part […]

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Should I stay or Should I go?

The question everyone asks prior to leaving! This is a question I get asked from many of my clients. Unfortunately it’s a question that only […]

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Having a say in your own funeral

Key points: Putting your own personal touches on your own funeral can help your family and friends properly farewell you Write down what you want […]

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THE QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU CONSIDER A CAREER CHANGE

In this article I explore the questions to ask yourself before you consider a career change. If you ask yourself these questions and do the […]

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The value of community contribution

We all know that people like to work for organisations that make a contribution to community. It gives people a sense of meaning and purpose […]

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Director Identification Numbers

A Director Identification Number (Director ID) is a unique identifier for directors and alternate directors. The concept was introduced in the 2020 budget Digital Business […]

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Stamping out workplace bullying through positive leadership

Within workplaces a line needs to be established and communicated as to what is unreasonable behaviour. However, that’s easier said than done, when there’s continual […]

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Actioning Know, Like, and Trust in your Business

People buy from people they know, like and trust. This is one of those sayings that everyone knows and uses … and we all agree […]

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I’m self-employed, where’s my reward and recognition?

When you become a business owner, a lot of things change. Some things are easier, some are harder and some things just aren’t present anymore, […]

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Create content that keeps on giving!

When you think of having to write marketing content to highlight your business and the services you offer, do you break out into a cold […]

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Reformation on the Horizon for Home Aged Care

We’ve always advocated for positive changes and improvements to the aged care industry, which is why we’ll be fully prepared and ready to guide you through […]

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Commercial Leasing Basics

Commercial Leasing Basics – The importance (and dangers) of Personal Guarantees

Often in entering into a new commercial lease, the landlord will insist that the tenant offer a separate personal guarantee, particularly where the tenant is […]

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8 top tips to revitalise your marketing campaign

When did you last review your marketing activities? This is a great time to refresh your marketing strategy and create an action plan in readiness […]

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Stay Curious

I’m calling it – February is the new January! I’m not alone in this sentiment given a similar thread of comments posted on social media […]

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Fight Sexual harassment with heart

In a much publicised address at the National Press Club this week, Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame have called for a positive duty to be […]

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Is your Business Insurance right for You.

In the words of author Elizabeth Scott, ‘Things change. Stuff happens, Life goes on.’ As  business owners, we know this only too well. And, as […]

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Recognising Destructive Leadership to Build a Healthy and Productive Workplace

What is required to manage a team in the modern workplace? An understanding of advancing or improving productivity, ensuring quality of work life and awareness […]

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Time is money: Make the most of 2022

Are you familiar with the ancient Japanese philosophy of ‘Kaizen’? Kaizen is the principle of continuous improvement that can make a huge difference to the […]

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Scam Watch – Beware of Scams

How do you know you’ve been scammed? Last week I was having new computers installed in my office and the computer technician was sharing some […]

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The Great Resignation – fact or fiction?

We have been hearing a lot about this – the Great Resignation – from the USA where people are reported to be leaving their employers […]

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Cracking the difference between Iced Coffee and Cold Drip Coffee

How both methods are brewed and how they are so different from each other While both cold, there are huge differences between coffee brewed for […]

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Artificial Intelligence – automation to improve business performance

Significant workplace changes and adjustments for business owners are evolving. A recent McKinsey Global Institute report highlights at least one-third of the constituent activities in […]

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StarkFinance-FI

How Much Do I Need To Save For A Down Payment?

When you put a down payment on your mortgage, you will need to take out a loan to cover the remaining costs. Over time, you […]

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Simple tips to keep on top of your marketing in 2022

As business owners, you’ve spent the last two years balancing the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, protecting your staff and trying to navigate your way […]

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8 common mistakes businesses make with recruitment

We hope that most of the time we get our recruitment right but at times we don’t, and we can’t get it right all the […]

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Use these systems to get unwanted stuff out of the house so clutter doesn’t build up

It’s so simple to bring things in the home. You go to the shopping centre and come home with an armful of stuff, or jump […]

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The Importance Of Asking The Right Questions At The Interview

Attending job interviews is one of the hardest parts of the job search process. The main reason for this is the uneven distribution of power […]

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MeasureThePerformance-FI

How to Measure the Performance of Google’s Free Shopping Ads in GA?

A marketing strategy is generally useless unless it can be accurately quantified and reported on. These measurements not only determine the effectiveness of the digital […]

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Your Clients Don’t Care About Your Knowledge And Expertise

I see two approaches to marketing professional services that are commonly used.  The two approaches are different and come from opposite perspectives, but they are […]

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Mental Health First Aid– Who Needs It?

Every business has a first aid kit in the cupboard for those unexpected physical injuries. But how many businesses are prepared to administer Mental Health […]

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Trade Mark Basics for Business

A trade mark is a way of identifying a unique product or service. It is a sign used or intended to be used to distinguish […]

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Leadership

The Top 3 Reasons You Need A Personal Branding Photoshoot

Let’s have a think…how do you want your brand to communicate who you are to your audience and what sets you apart from your competition? […]

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Claim Your GMB Profile So Your Business Can Be Found Online

Google My Business profiles provide a variety of information for someone who is looking for a specific type of business or a business that is […]

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How to set yourself up for success when asking for a promotion

I recently had the pleasure of coaching a number of people all of whom received a promotion and salary increases of an average of 20 […]

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Parting ways

What You Should Do Before Your First Consultation With a Solicitor

We understand you are likely to experience mixed emotions before meeting with your solicitor for the first time. We also understand how taxing the family […]

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9 steps to a successful recruitment process

The pandemic has changed Australia’s job market with many businesses finding it difficult to attract staff as well as keep existing ones across all industries. […]

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Reconnect with your teen

Reconnect with your teen

Understand how a values-led approach can help you gain a better understanding and connection with your teenager By Gail Owen  “Your core values are the […]

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Let’s talk about workplace culture

Workplace culture is receiving a lot of coverage lately. There seems to be a broad understanding that a constructive and engaging culture is a necessary part […]

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Green Finance

Green Finance refers to the financial arrangements that are specific to the use for projects that are environmentally sustainable or projects that adopt the aspects […]

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It takes up to 13 points of contact to secure a sale, so don’t think one call will equal a win!

As a business owner, it is very important to understand the importance of sales and the sales steps in order for your business to grow. […]

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Do you have the right leader for your competitive workplace or is bullying thriving

Do you have the right leader for your competitive workplace

Leaders are at the centre of an effective, productive and safe workplace. Where you don’t have good leadership, workplace bullying can thrive leading to higher […]

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Jo-Anne-Grist-Blog

Are you drowning in Information?

Hi there, There’s a lot of noise out there – no doubt about it! As a women’s business coach, I believe it’s vitally important for […]

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WORK-LIFE

What is work-life division and how can I navigate it?

The recent evolution to work life balance The concept of work life balance is nothing new. By definition, work life balance is achieving harmony between […]

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Cold Calling

The Art of Cold Calling

Cold calling is all about connecting with a potential customer (who hasn’t had prior contact with you) in an attempt to sell your product or […]

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AreYouRiskAdverse-FI

Are You Risk Adverse Like Me?

Are you like me and have insurance in place for everything? I’m super conservative when it comes to making sure I’m covered. I’m one of […]

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Eight tips to revitalise your marketing this Spring

How long has it been since you refreshed or reviewed your marketing activities? Spring is a great time to review your marketing activities as we […]

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How to respond to customer complaints

THE CUSTOMER’S NOT ALWAYS RIGHT, BUT THEY NEED TO FEEL LIKE THEY ARE! There’s really no better way to start your day than with a […]

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Whatdoyoustandfor-FI

What do you stand for?

Authenticity has become a bit of a buzzword in recent times, hijacked as a marketing tactic, but this doesn’t diminish its power as a concept […]

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CareerHappy-FI

How to find happiness in your career

Since Andrea graduated from university four years ago, she’s held no less than five jobs. Each time she starts a new one, she thinks: this […]

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Types of Content on LinkedIn and How You Can Leverage Them

Today, LinkedIn is the largest professional network where individuals and businesses can connect. LinkedIn is the best place to look for freelance work, jobs, career […]

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Can ATO tax debt be written off?

The short answer to this is NO. The ATO simply does not write off primary (core) debt. And they don’t do “deals” on primary debt. […]

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How to manage teams and culture in a hybrid work model

The pandemic certainly accelerated the change for businesses to adopt more flexible work arrangements. This giant world-wide experiment has led employers to see, if managed […]

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Is emotion a sales strategy?

Emotions in business are often seen as a sign of commercial weakness but it is the one thing that enables you to directly connect with […]

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Marketing Professional Services is Just Like Gambling

Marketing Professional Services is Just Like Gambling – But Here’s How to Make It a Sure Bet In my experience and the experience of my […]

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8 Superannuation Changes July 2021

Did you know that superannuation assets in Australia total over $3 trillion? Constant changes in super system, only creates confusion and requires keeping up with […]

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How to Secure Your Facebook Account

Have you been Facebook hacked? It’s not pleasant; in fact, it is terrifying that someone can steal your identity. Unfortunately, it is more status of […]

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BuyingSellingExpertsFI

7 Experts you need on your side when buying or selling property

Selling or buying a home can feel like a completely foreign process for many people and there’s so many aspects that can easily become overwhelming. […]

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What Is Stamp Duty?

If you are thinking of buying a house, chance are you have already heard of stamp duty. But what exactly is it, and is it […]

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RaisingYourSuccess-FI

Raising your success setting starts with changing your mind

Let’s talk mindset Mindset is a bit of a jargon-y word. It’s one of those words that is handed out quite freely in day-to-day conversation, […]

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Keep your Elderly Loved One Safe & Healthy this Winter by Following these 7 Tips

Keep your Elderly Loved One Safe & Healthy this Winter by Following these 7 Tips “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and […]

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Breaking Down Email Workflows for Your Business

Breaking Down Email Workflows for Your Business When it comes to gaining leads for your business, it’s almost impossible to reach out to every single […]

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BurnoutandStressFI

When are you ‘burnt out’ instead of just tired or stressed?

When are you ‘burnt out’ instead of just tired or stressed? We all go through periods where stress is constant. During these times it is […]

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The importance of colour in your website

Your online presence is a huge part of your brand identity. And with more and more of our lives being conducted online on a day […]

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WeCantBeEverythingFI

We can’t be everything to everyone!

Typically, we have 4 days off over Easter. Some will celebrate their faith and whatever it is that Easter represents in that realm. Others will […]

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DoINeedAWillFI

Do I really need a Will?

This is a question that many people already ask themselves, even if only fleetingly. And coupled with the typical aussie sentiment of she’ll be alright, […]

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DivorceFI

Is ‘Divorce Grief’ real?

Divorce and separation grief is very real! It is a sad fact that divorce is the second highest stressor in our life. Number one is […]

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How to choose your superfund

How to choose super fund that will work best for you Let’s be honest, what we all really want from our superannuation/pension fund is: lowest […]

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Is It Time To Pull Up Stumps?

Hey there, There’s a hidden secret in the world of entrepreneurship. It’s something that I believe needs to come out from the shadows. When is […]

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Animations in Digital Advertising

The Effectiveness of Animations in Digital Advertising Digital Advertising is constantly evolving, finding new and innovative ways to engage potential customers. This not only involves […]

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Why good marketing takes time

Why good marketing takes time So, you’re excited! You have just launched this amazing new product or service offering; you have done your research to […]

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Resilience: What does it really mean?

Resilience: What does it really mean? ReAline You Resilience, the dictionary defines it as: ‘the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness’ or in the […]

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Why Hire a Property Manager?

Why hire a property manager? Can you do a better job? Property management is more about having the skills to manage relationships. A successful tenancy […]

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IPBlogFI

Mind your business IP

Mind your business (IP): The importance of guarding your intellectual property in supply relationships Receiving an order from a new customer or distributor for your […]

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6 Easy Steps to Create a Daily Plan

Creating a plan every day seems to be a challenge to many. Creating a bigger scale plan that serves your end goals seems to be […]

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The Secrets a experienced Stylist knows…

We invest in personal trainers, business coaches, life coaches why not a stylist? With the rise of fast fashion, the strength, power & ease of […]

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Covid & Superannuation

Coronavirus and your Superannuation

Coronavirus and your Superannuation Is this another GFC? Is a recession possible? What should you do with your superannuation? Is this another GFC? Over the […]

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7 Top Tips for Zoom

My 7 top tips to present your best on Zoom

Well like many of us, I have been inundated with Zoom meetings since we have been homebound. I have a home-based business so Zoom meetings […]

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Angela Maree

Practical & Spiritual Tips to Navigate the Money side of COVID-19

As a treasured member of my community and a small business owner or instructor, I wanted to take a moment to recognise you and let […]

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VIP Blog

The 3 Steps To Create a Profitable Online Program

8 years ago I launched my health coaching business to the online space. One reason for this was to be with my children.  The other […]

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Corral the Planning Chaos with this Simple One Page Template

It can be tough to know how to get started on a piece of work, with a chaotic jumble of tasks and deadlines swirling around […]

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The Two Golden Rules of Authentic Selling

The key word is authentic! The Two Golden Rules The first golden rule of authentic selling, Be Yourself!  I don’t care whether you’re introverted or […]

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So, you work from home and you feel secure…Really?

You might be feeling very content that in the most part you avoid the peak hour traffic and parking circus. You can schedule your family […]

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How do i know if an email is a phishing attempt ?

The heading of this blog is one  of the questions I am asked quite frequently in my security and password sessions. Specifically, how I tell […]

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Ant Planners

The One Thing and the To-do-List

Not too long ago, I read a question online about how do you overcome overwhelm related to your to-do list? Than a few days later, […]

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VIP Business Group

Time is scarce – why use it being creative?

There’s an expression- if you want something done, ask a busy woman. We all know that time is fleeting, that downtime is a rarity and […]

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