Spread over approximately five weeks, this is a simple but effective approach that will help you make a good decision about which franchise to buy in a reasonable amount of time.    You will need to commit a realistic amount of time to the research, seeing as you...
If you shop in almost any town or suburb in Australia today, and on many streets or in almost any shopping centre you will find a very large number of franchised businesses.  So accepting has the Australian public been of franchising, that international experts...
Identify the list of activities you require the employee or apprentice to do, and the type of person you think your farm needs. Consider that as an apprentice, the person may not have all the skills to do the work you want done, but...
Your recruiting process should provide you with a lot of information about your applicants. Information may be gleaned from a variety of sources including: Details from application forms;Details from covering letters;Details from resumes;Information and impressions from formal face to face or telephone interviews;Impressions formed...
It makes good business sense to ensure that your employee(s) and apprentices are generally satisfied with their work and workplace conditions. This means balancing the needs and desires of the employee with the needs and capacity of the farm business. Keeping your employees
The New Year presents an opportunity for Perth businesses to clarify their marketing strategy, sharpen their message and stretch their marketing dollars. Business owners who do not plan their success will miss out on potential customers and waste their marketing budget on chasing ideas that do not...
A traditional business plan is often viewed as the mainstay of any new business.It is the document that will help secure funding from investors and will keep you on track to steadfastly achieving business growth. Many new entrepreneurs, however, have been adopting a ‘lean start-up’ approach for...
Most people don’t have good questions. What about you? Think about the pile of business cards on your desk of people that you never really connected with. By asking questions, you create opportunities for people to ask YOU questions. When you answer questions/talk about...
I was recently reading an article, which reminded me just how important it is for leaders to understand the differences in people and how they process information. It was an article about two personality types, described commonly as Introvert and Extrovert. These types are known to have...
Is your team prepared for success? If not, ask yourself the question… Do they know what success looks like?A great way to ensure you and your team are geared for success now or at any time, is to ensure they have the skills to meet the goals...