Retaining your top performers over Christmas – Part 2

Director

The holiday break gives time to contemplate our current job. Let’s make sure your key people return next year. Harvest Director, Maree Herath explains in Part 2 of ‘retaining your top performers’. A high performing staff member is an employer’s dream come true. They are competent, efficient, highly customer centric and are great team players.…

Differences between a Building Surveyor & Independent Quality Assurance

When building, we can either put all our faith into the builder and their quality control measures or we can take some of the control back and engage independent advice. A common misconception from new home owners is that a Building Surveyor will ensure the overall quality of their build, including contractual specifications. This is in fact not…

Retaining your top performers over Christmas – Part 1

Director

Many a high performing staff member is an employer’s dream come true. They are competent, efficient, highly customer centric and are great team players. They know what needs to be done and they just get on and do it. It’s no wonder employers want to retain such talent. However great employees, as do many staff…

Watch your language

Director - Ian Berry

Language is the starting place for success in every endeavour. Take time to ensure you’re using the best language for the person/people at the right time for them. I call this enlightened language. Such language elevates the conversation (or presentation, communication). Such conversations enrich relationships. Relationships are driving your business. Every challenge you’re facing today…

Implementing an advisory panel adds valuable skills to your business

Business advisory boards – the role in the family business Why it makes sense: Only forty percent of all family owned entities in Australia have a formal family advisory board. Recent research from KPMG and Family Business Australia, involving 570 family companies in Australia found that many founders of family-owned enterprises resist forming a board…

SALES it’s not a dirty word

Working with startups and small business owners, you get to meet some pretty switched on people, many of whom have developed their own products or created something new that no one else had thought about. Some of my recent clients have double degree’s, masters degrees and one even has a doctorate in the field of…

During a period of credit tightening, it pays to be on the front foot

Director/Finance Specialist - Surf Coast Finance

There’s no doubt that we have a housing affordability problem in this country, and with that, we’ve had to extend ourselves to own the home we want. We also live in a consumption society, have crazy “tap-and-go” habits, and ZipPay at our fingertips. The combination can be lethal.   Though it’s not without profit motivation,…

Real Estate Content Marketing: 5 Things You Should Be Doing

Owner and Chief Content Officer - The Content Friends

Content marketing has become an essential part of running a successful business. Here are 5 things you should be doing for real estate content marketing. There are 64,000 real estate agents in Australia. That is a lot of competition, so you need to stand out! Real estate content marketing is a great way to do this, but…

Building Wealth In The Gig Economy

Founder Of Master Your Money Now - Master Your Money Now

People are quitting their jobs in droves. And it is not because they are retiring. It is because they want to join the gig economy. The gig economy as defined by Wikipedia is as follows: “a labor market that is distinguished by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work rather than permanent jobs. As…

THE PENCIL: How A Box Of Graylead Pencils Started My Career in Financial Planning

Founder Of Master Your Money Now - Master Your Money Now

THE PENCIL: How A Box Of Graylead Pencils Started My Career in Financial Planning Many people just like you ask me often where I got the passion for financial planning and how I got started in the industry. When asked, I point to the graylead pencil that is crudely sticky-taped to the top of my…