Mace Rushgrove, Business Growth Expert

Following in their footsteps: Stepping up to lead your family’s business

Last time we looked at succession planning within a family business from the founder’s perspective. But what about the next generation – the successors? Members of the ‘Leadership 2.0 Club’ know all too well that they’ve got some size 13 shoes to fill. It’s only with clear communication, proper planning, adequate preparation and continued support […]

Honestly, it’s the best policy: essential workplace policies for small businesses

Small business is a big player when it comes to employment in Australia; 95% of businesses in this country are classified as ‘small’ and some 4.8 million workers are employed by such an establishment. This all adds up to a lot of responsibility. Between workplace health and safety, bullying, technology usage and data security there […]

7 hot tips to get more out of less time

There’s a number I want you to focus on for a moment. 1971. One thousand, nine-hundred and seventy-one… Assuming a 9-hour work day (as well as deducting public holidays, weekends, personal days etc) that’s how many hours you have available to invest in your small business this year. Just let that sink in for a […]

When it hits the fan, what’s the plan? How to build resilience into your team and your business

In my last blog, I explored the topic of resilient leadership and put forward some ideas for how small business owners can develop this valuable skill within themselves. Now, let’s widen the focus and look at how you can build a more resilient team and work ‘bounce-back’ strategies into your business. Become a ‘supermodel’ As a […]

Have a cup of concrete: six qualities shared by resilient leaders

For small business owners, stress is a constant companion. Unlike a leader within a larger organisation, you get to enjoy an extra helping of responsibility. Knowing that the livelihood of both yourself and your employees depends on the success of your business is quite the heavy load. There will be times when this idea could […]

12 binge-worthy podcasts for small business owners

“When I’m drivin’ in my car, and the man come on the radio He’s tellin’ me more and more about some useless information Supposed to fire my imagination” – Rolling Stones, Satisfaction If you’ve been stuck in traffic on your daily commute or when moving between client sites lately, you may be experiencing the same […]

Bridge or a bunker: How should small business deal with ‘disruption’?

Google, Amazon, Uber, Airbnb, Airtasker, Netflix… what do these brands all have in common? They are disruptors in their industry. As an avid consumer of their products and services, I love and admire the way they’ve changed the world by putting the customer experience at the centre of their operation. As a business coach I […]

Breaking Bad (Habits): 6 actions you can take today to break bad habits

It all starts with a simple cup of coffee.  And a cheeky biscuit, just to tide you over until dinner. One biscuit won’t hurt and it goes so well with coffee and your body is craving a 3pm sugar hit. Somehow, at the end of the month, you’re automatically reaching for the bikkie tin without […]

Are Your Blind Spots Holding You Back? 4 Tips to See Your Way Clear

Have you ever wondered why it sometimes feels like you are doing everything that you can think of in your business and working endless hours, simply to look back at the end of the year and feel like nothing has really changed? Or why your co…

6 Simple Things Your Business Needs To Thrive (That Your Accountant Fails At*!)

How can I tell you what your accountant isn’t doing? Well, before I became a Business Coach, I was an accountant for 10 years. In fact, technically I still am, but I don’t do accounting anymore.