Arjen van den Broek, Coach of the Year 2016, 2017, 2018

Security of Payments Act for small business
Claim with confidence: resolving payment disputes under the Security of Payment Act

If there’s one challenge that comes up more frequently than any other for our business coaching clients working in the building and construction industry, it’s dealing with payment disputes. Late or unpaid invoices cause more than just headaches for those running a small business. Payment disputes have a significant negative impact on a business owner’s […]

Instagram business marketing tool
The Tenfold guide to Instagram Business Marketing

Did you know that the human brain processes visual information 60,000 times faster than text? Here’s another number: 1 billion. That’s the number of people using Instagram each month. And they keep signing up in droves. With those two things in mind, there’s no question that increasing your business’ profile on a visual social media […]

business coaching: bridging the gap between learning and doing
Mind the gap: how business owners can bridge the divide between learning and doing

Do you have a qualification related to running your business? While plenty of business owners have certifications, qualifications and/or extensive experience in what their business offers (eg an apprenticeship in a trade), hardly any have any formal training in how to deliver it (eg a business degree). Business owners are do-ers… When they inevitably come […]

3% Award wage increase
What the 3% increase to minimum wage means for Australian business owners

Workers and business owners alike held their breath during the last week of May as they waited for news on the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) annual wage review. With the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) calling for a 6% rise and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) arguing to keep the increase […]

Firing right in your small business
Straighten up and fire right: A step-by-step of employee dismissal in your small business

Do you have a clear roadmap to follow for termination of employment in your business? Look, staff dismissal is not something you’ll ever truly get used to but it’s a skill that you must build in order to keep your business productive and legally protected. If you don’t have a clear process in place for […]

what's your business' secret sauce?
What’s your ‘secret sauce’? Uncovering your business’ USP

What makes you so special? Why should customers choose your business over all the others out there doing the same thing? If trying to answer those questions gets you down, don’t despair just yet. Sure, chances are that your business is just one of many in your local marketplace offering your product or service. And […]

quoting for small business
Can I quote you on that? The Tenfold guide to quoting for your small business

Without a plan in place, quoting for a job can feel like playing ‘Marco Polo’. You have a price in mind. The customer has a price in mind. As the business owner, you are left stumbling around blindly searching for a number that keeps everyone happy. Your only measure for success in this scenario? Whether […]

Avoid the mistakes your business heroes made
6 wrong turns your business heroes made (so you don’t have to)

Even the most famous and successful of our business heroes bomb out sometimes. Sōichirō Honda went as far as to say that “success is 99% failure”. The wins of the following entrepreneurs are legendary. Luckily (for you) their mistakes were just as public. Our Tenfold coaches mentor small business owners to reverse engineer the failures […]

an app-le a day
An app-le a day: 27 wellness apps to maintain your most important small business asset

I’ve got you sorted for a list of handy mobile apps to help your small business thrive, but what about your most priceless business resource – you? I recommend these wellbeing apps to my Tenfold coaching clients, to help keep their bodies and minds happy and healthy.   Catch more Zzzs Getting good quality sleep […]

defence against disruption
The best defence is a good offence: a two-tier strategy for responding to disruption in your industry

In our two previous blogs on disruption, we explored the impact of disruption on small business owners  and how to spot disruption early to avoid a collision. In this third instalment, let’s take a closer look at how your small business can respond to the challenges and opportunities of disruption in your industry. No sitting […]