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The 3 R’s of Small Business – Routines Rituals and Rewards

Jul 25, 2019

What’s your plan to achieve your goals, does it include routines rituals and rewards?

Are you a planner or a go with the flow type of person? There’s no right or wrong here, it’s just a question of what works well for you and whether there’s an in-between where you get the benefit of both styles of living.  

I’LL CONFESS, I’M A PLANNER.

I’ve always been a planner but in recent years, I’ve taken on a bit of the go with the flow style. When travelling, I’m the one who plans what we’ll do each day on the trip, and whilst sometimes the plan would change due to weather conditions, we pretty much did exactly what I’d planned.

More recently, I’ve not done the day by day plan but rather got a list of places to go and see and put them in priority order and if we don’t do everything that’s ok, or we might find something more interesting to do instead.

So, it should be no surprise that I also plan my...

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How to get Paid on Time when Selling to Small Businesses

Jun 11, 2019

I regularly get asked the question “What do I do with xyz company to make sure I get paid, they owe me $$$, and it’s way overdue?”.

I also have situations where clients don’t pay me on time, and I understand the time and emotional costs in chasing up the payment not to mention the potentially disastrous impact it has on your cash flow and ability to pay the bills. While the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has been working hard to get Small Businesses paid faster by large corporations, it’s still up to you when you’re selling to Small Businesses.  

These three key areas will make a big difference to your outstanding invoices.

1. CREDIT CHECKING BEFORE PROVIDING CREDIT.

When we apply for credit with our suppliers, the chances are we’ve had to fill in an application form with details of our financial viability, references and possibly provide a directors personal guarantee. 

We need to apply this same...

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