[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]A key item on any investor’s checklist is “Intellectual Property Protection”. What they are looking for is evidence that you have a protected asset that gives you a monopoly on your invention so that you can exploit your idea and...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Security cameras, security guards, security procedures, fences and locks and codes. This all makes good security right? No. These measures are only a small and also an expensive part of the security risk management puzzle, which many times fail...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Five early warning signs of potential problems and what to do about them Outsourcing is gaining popularity and momentum in all activities, functions, industries and sectors. Outsourcing can add extraordinary value to an organisation and indications are that businesses will...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Diet and Exercise ‘Hacks’ for Maximum Performance It’s a cliche of modern life to be ‘too busy’. On the other hand, if you aren’t taking care of yourself, you are simply not in a position to take care of...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Do you know who should be a company’s biggest champions? Employees, I hear you say. And you’re probably right, but that’s only going to happen if a company has a super-engaged workforce and its employees are actually empowered to spread...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]I attended a promotional event last week for a major technology brand, where a couple of Australian business leaders stood alongside a US celebrity to talk about the progress of technology and their business experiences. At least I think...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Do you have the energy, the funding and know what it takes? TAKE THE QUIZ 1. What could happen to a great idea without a good plan? (A) Gets funding on April fools’ day (B) It’s a good but costly learning exercise (C) It could become...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Want to grow your business rapidly AND safely? Through working with a series of diverse businesses in the last year it has become clear there are just a few key factors that, when observed, ensure rapid and successful growth....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] One in two SMEs apply for funding without a business plan More than half of Australia's small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are applying for funding without a business plan, writes Justin Morris Not only are half applying for funding without...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]I think it's fair to say most entrepreneurs and business owners do not like advisors. Particularly the cowboys that come in and tell them what to do in a “paint-by-numbers” fashion, then disappear leaving the founder to do...