Posts Tagged:financial planning

Illawarra Redundancies – I didn’t think it would happen to me!

Many of our clients, colleagues, friends and acquaintances are impacted by the recent announcement of additional job losses at Port Kembla Steelworks. For some the news comes as no surprise but for many, it’s a case of, “I didn’t think it would happen to me!” For those approaching retirement, this may be a time when…

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Why Most Business Plans Are Crap 2 – What To Do About It

In a previous blog, I gave my view that most business plans are crap. In this second article, I explore a simple one page Business Plan, what it should contain and how everything you need could be contained on one page.o let’s have a look at what ought to be in a good one-page business…

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But its not my fault!

I ran out of gas! I got a flat Tyre! I didn’t have change for a cab fare! I lost my tux at the cleaners! I locked my keys in the car! An old friend came in from out of town! There was an earthquake! A terrible flood! Locusts! IT WASN”T MY FAULT I SWEAR!”…

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Of course its personal, thats what makes (small) business great

We may not have met Don Vito Corleone, but how many times have we heard the expression “It’s not personal, its just business” The context in which we hear this is usually one where the speaker is attempting to make us feel better about the bad news he or she has just delivered. Who amongst…

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The 3 “F”s of Change

“If you are miserable NOW, but not willing to change, you’ve got a problem” One of the reasons why many people seem to be stuck in their present situation is that they are unable to face change. There is no doubt that in order to improve our circumstances, be it in our business or our…

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Lucky or Fortunate?

I sit on my back deck, look out at my little piece of paradise, and think how fortunate I am. Very often visitors to our place will tell us how lucky we are to have it, but I can tell you luck had nothing to do with it. In my mind, there is a great…

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Are you taking the right path?

I love The Lord Of The Rings by J R R Tolkien. I first read the book in Year 9 at high school (too many years ago to divulge when that was!) and when I finished it, I immediately started at page one and read it again so transported was I. I must have re-read…

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Are you hoping for an upgrade?

I was talking to a friend the other day about her upcoming holiday. “We only booked economy, but we’re hoping for an upgrade” she said. Because the lady concerned is a good friend, and I didn’t want to offend or insult her, I just smiled. What I really wanted to point out was that she…

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Are you prepared for the expected?

The worst storm for some time hit our place on the evening of 14th October 2014, with heavy rain, strong winds and just generally miserable conditions. It was cold also, the Blue Mountains experienced snow storms which cut the rail line in October, almost exactly a year since devastating bushfires had ravaged the area. So…

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Why most business plans are Crap!

In recent years there has been much written about the need for detailed business plans, and in fact a whole industry has sprung up built on developing business plans at great expense to the business owner, who has somehow become convinced that this is an essential ingredient for success.

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