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How outsourcing can save the world : 5 sites for finding virtual experts

If you’re open to the concept of a virtual outsourcing, and want to find an expert or sell your own expertise here are five online marketplaces you can turn to: Elance: Reportedly you can access over 2 million skilled freelancers and find freelance jobs from around the world. It’s free to join, post jobs, and [...]

2017-03-01T14:27:57+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

5 Business lessons from Cédric Klapisch film Chinese Puzzle

This is not a movie review; this is a movie write-up so may contain some spoilers — you’ve been warned! Continuing with my theme of attributing business lessons to the plot lines of movies, I’ve taken a deeper look at Chinese Puzzle distributed by Transmission films.  Chinese Puzzle is a French language film following the [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:44+00:00 April 26th, 2014|0 Comments

5 Business lessons from the Wolf of Wall Street

Hey! This is not a movie review; this is a movie write-up so may contain some spoilers — you’ve been warned! Wolf of Wall Street had some questionable business lessons, and for a bit of fun, I identify them here for you now, in the hope you can justify going to the movies to the [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:53+00:00 February 28th, 2014|0 Comments

5 reasons why ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ could be considered a tax deductible movie

One of my passions is the movie industry. I’m interested in the creation of movies and who starred where, and who produces what. My favourite actress is Katherine Hepburn, and favourite living actress is Sandra Bullock. My favourite movie is Gone With The Wind. I’m not interested in gossip, and this really detracts from the [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:55+00:00 February 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

What add-on inventory solution will work with Xero and my small business?

So you're a small business and you want an inventory solution, or you're a consultant or cloud integrator and you need to find a suitable inventory solution for your client. If you're not closely affiliated with a particular solution (which I'm not) you need to look at the options available on the market = time drain! [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:56+00:00 February 22nd, 2014|1 Comment

Factors that determine the cost of business liability

Business liability insurance is the best form of risk management. Several policies are set to address the different risks a business can suffer from. All these policies are set to manage things like employees or customers insurance, fire damages, theft or insecurities among others.  Geographical location This is one of the factors most businesses need [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:57+00:00 February 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

8 tips for running a lean startup business

I encourage you to launch and run your business as leanly as possible: bootstrap the business, invest your own funds in the business, live frugally and watch every penny you spend. The less money you spend, the less profit you need to generate to turn your business into a success. The less money you borrow, [...]

2017-03-01T14:29:06+00:00 February 13th, 2014|0 Comments

10 Business Trends for 2014 and WIN $100 Officeworks voucher

The fab people at Officeworks have given me a $100 AU Officeworks voucher to give away to a lucky reader....read on to find out more details...[This competition is now closed and I'm excited to share with you Ross Dawson selected Grant Steele as the winner. Dawson remarked there were a number of excellent comments. Thank-you [...]

2017-03-01T14:29:08+00:00 February 13th, 2014|20 Comments

Standing out from the crowd

Standing out from the crowd during the promotion of Learn Small Business Start-Up in 7 Days With the release of my latest book Learn Small Business Start-Up in 7 Days; I'm excited to have a few interviews, editorials and podcasts lined up. I want to establish the smartest way I can leverage book sales from [...]

2017-03-01T14:29:18+00:00 March 3rd, 2013|0 Comments