by on 24 September, 2019
When we review the statistics about equality & advancement it is still painting a bleak picture: 22% of women are entrepreneurs, 23% women at senior levels, 3% of women in the C-suite and the one shining light is that women on boards have skyrocketed to an amazing 26.2%. Mentoring is a critical part of career & business development opening doors to networks and leadership opportunities. The facts of the matter are that men are simply not giving these opportunities to women for a number of rea...
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by on 18 September, 2019
At a very early age, we are taught to say “please” and “thank you” usually with dire consequences like the withholding of a prized toy or treat. If you want to see this visit any kindergarten at drop off or pick up, or outside the cinemas when a new Disney film is released and watch parents in action. So why is saying “Thank you” more than just good manners? Appreciation Today, the words “Thank you” are the most powerful two words used to acknowledge understanding, appreciation of ...
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by on 14 September, 2019
Hi guys! My name’s Simone Turner and I’m a proud Independent Consultant with Arbonne International, and I’m going to touch on ageing.  Did you know that genetic factors (many of which are hereditary) account for only 10% of the visible signs of ageing? The rest comes from environmental factors, such as smoking, second hand smoke, alcohol consumption, poor nutritional choices, and sun exposure. Our skin also changes at different points in life. Yet no matter what our age, we all want smo...
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by on 7 September, 2019
Courage is a word that I’ve heard so often on social media lately.   From Brene Brown to Mel Robbins and many in between, there are quotes aplenty that are motivating you to have courage in how you act.   Mel Robbins’ The 5 Second Rule: Transform your life, work and confidence with everyday courage says that “You are one decision away from a completely different life”.   Brene Brown has many quotes on courage, but my all-time favourite would have to be:   “Being ...
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by on 4 September, 2019
When a company is involved in an acquisitions process, the transition can involve numerous changes and challenges. To be successful when navigating this new pathway, it becomes imperative for those who will be leading the way in the new company to take an active leadership role along the way. This has been the case with Dr. Frances Gilman, who as one of the world's foremost microbiology researchers has recently found herself as a leading executive at a new and innovative manufacturing facili...
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by on 2 September, 2019
It’s a dilemma. Here you are, an expert consultant used to giving advice to people on their business, or professional with a specialty in HR, IT, Marketing etc and yet now you have your own business you are stuck. What sort of contracts should I set up? How do I get money in? What payment gateway do I need? Do I have to use social media? Where do I start? These will all sound too familiar to many of you corporate escapees. All those departments on different levels with names like IT, Accounts...
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by on 28 August, 2019
  Normal human behaviour is that we are effective and efficient at the things we enjoy so chances are the opposite is also true.  This means we spend more time and energy doing things we don’t like simply because, well, we don’t like them!!!  They annoy us, sap our energy, increase stress because we don’t do them well or they are boring to us and probably deflate us a little along the way. So here’s another question… is having these thoughts on a regular basis going to help you maintai...
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by on 28 August, 2019
Throughout my life I have experienced different forms of abuse from childhood trauma to sexual assault and domestic violence. I packed my emotions down deep so I could focus on surviving. For decades this strategy served me well. My mask gave me strength, but what was beneath that mask? Just to add a wee bit of context, I grew in a nice area, I have a Master’s degree, travelled extensively and lived in 4 countries. I had a successful career in IT as a Project Manager, Delivery Manager and Coa...
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by on 19 August, 2019
Currently, 75% of businesses fail in the first 3 years many because they run out of money through lack of sales, poor marketing or cash flow. We don’t want this to be you. Nothing slows you down more than trial & error. If you follow these steps, then you will bring the expertise into your business that can fast-track you on the road to success. Understand that there is an opportunity cost for you to spend time learning & doing things you dislike or are not good at. Successful businesses are ...
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by on 7 August, 2019
  What should you do when faced with an unpaid invoice? Find out how to engage with your debtor, review credit documentation & decide when to hire a debt collector. Unpaid Invoices – What To Do? Most business owners and professionals have to deal with an unpaid invoice or slow paying customers from time to time.  How successful you are at recovering your unpaid debt will depend on your internal credit management procedures, the terms and conditions outlined in your credit doc...
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by on 31 July, 2019
Is your business suffering financially due to one or more unpaid debts?  Hiring a professional debt collector will save you the trouble of chasing debtors on your own, and at the same time increase the likelihood of recovery. Whether you have one outstanding debt or many, the skills and expertise of a licenced debt collection agency will save you time and money. With all the benefits a debt collection agency offers, you may be wondering, how much does a debt collector cost? The cost...
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by on 24 July, 2019
Do your homework before selecting a debt collection agency. Here is how to choose a debt collector who understands your business needs. Whether you’re running a small business with only a few customers, a large enterprise with multiple divisions and thousands of customers, or you are representing a Local Council recovering debt from rate payers, your decision as to which collection agency to select is an important one. Irrespective of the size and nature of your business, dealing with...
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