Ashley Thomson, Coaching Hall of Fame

10 strategies to recession-proof your business

An Australian Recession: not a matter of if, but when (and how bad?)  The world’s financial experts have been banging the (dol)drums louder and louder, warning of a US recession by 2020. And Australian economists* predict that we could see that downturn here a little earlier. We’ve enjoyed almost 30 years of continuous growth in this […]

5 Need-To-Know Triggers for Depression in Small Business

Running your own business can be hugely rewarding, but for many small business owners having the sole responsibility for the company’s success or failure can take a heavy toll. Did you know that currently over 3 million Australians are livin…

3 Tips for Tradies to Target Profitable Clients AND Reduce Risk

In small business, it’s easy to bite off more than you can chew. Sure, it’s great to be ambitious (as the #1 coaching firm in Australia, we LOVE ambition!) and set your sights on winning big projects, but ultimately a smarter approach to co…

Steve Jobs: A Lesson in How Focus Foils Failure

Steve Jobs was a visionary. (Perhaps not in a fashion sense, but in other, more important ways, which is how he got away with wearing turtleneck sweaters.)

Everyone who can spell ‘í’ knows his legacy: He took ..

5 Reasons Your Business Should Knock Back Work To Be More Profitable

Whether your business is construction, chiropractor or even colour consulting (yes, it’s a real thing!), it’s essential to make sure your business is focused. Focus, whether in business or life, is an area where a strong understanding of who…

Managing A World Class Team: Part 4 – What’s Your Motivation?

We’re going to start with question. BUT before we do, make sure you have checked out the other blogs in this series, Unlocking Potential, Recruitment Time (again) and

Managing A World Class Team: Part 3 – Unlocking Potential

If you haven’t figured it out (from our puzzle), we are continuing our series on Managing A World Class Team, by jumping into Key Performance Indicators. To catch up on the previous blogs from the series che…

Managing A World Class Team: Part 2 – Recruitment Time (again)

It’s team talking time.

And even though we’ve done this post before, we’re going to touch on a little topic we’ve covered in the past.

Job Descriptions. (Are you up to speed with the World Class Team series? Read Part One…

Managing A World Class Team: Part 1 – Kicking Goals!

In fact, frankly, we’re sick of them.

Not in the traditional sense, of course.

Profits for your business are good. They mean more cash and more success.

But we’re bored with …

Commercial Construction: How A Dream Contract Becomes A Nightmare

Many trade businesses like electricians, plumbers, roofers, concreters, steel fabricators, sheet metal manufacturers, bricklayers, glaziers, and commercial landscapers at some time consider taking on commercial construction work.