1,200 Times More Profits (in less than an hour)

Recently, I've been reminded of the old adage "time is money". On two separate occasions, with vastly different people, I asked a question where the answer was binary - only two possible options. Or so I thought. Both people actually must have heard me ask "what completely irrelevant topic is so important to you that …

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My Dream Thief

A thief steals but he isn't a robber. A robber takes something by force or threat. A robber will walk into the biggest bank in town, in broad daylight, and demand that you give him all the money he wants. He is brazen, direct and often brutal. He may try and disguise himself with a …

How To Make Value Even More Valuable

I was invited, along with a number of others, to attend a focus group in the city. We would be asked to complete a written questionnaire, and then interviewed, about a new insurance business start-up. As well as being exposed to new ideas and having a chance to give back to the startup community, we would …

Attract Income, Funding, Grants, Sales and even Pay Rises

It's been almost a decade since I wrote my first ever grant application. It happened because my boss asked me to check what he'd written. Even though I'd never written a grant application before, I said "I wouldn't give you any money". So he told me to write it instead. Then, when he'd read what I …

Mandurah Metro Credit Cards Seminar

I've got the privilege of speaking at Mandurah MetroChurch tonight. And I've put together some resources for this community event. So if you're looking for some help with managing your credit card debt, here's some useful resources - some online, some offline, some free, some paid, some general, some people who will personally work with you. Nothing …

Pitch Perfect – How to Ask for what you want

Warning: Longer post than normal ensues... None of these thoughts are my own. I went to a pitching seminar at the Innovation Centre of Western Australia recently. I found it helpful, so I thought I'd share my notes with you. --------------------- Presentation #1 ------------------------------------------------ Sam Birmingham - startup coach at Pollenizer Global and founder of …