An Interview with Samantha Tunbridge
Where did the idea for Glamourpuss originate? I simply couldn’t find anything new that appealed to me. I’d always been a vintage shopper but wanted to have high style things that were shiny and new. I’m such a fan... read more
Make your database count!
Does your business need a database? We’ve all seen it – someone scratching their head, rustling through papers or clicking through files saying, “I know it’s here somewhere”. Information is the lifeblood of any business – whether it is... read more
How to Build a Back-end to Your Business and Multiply Your Profit Potential
In the last edition of The Networker, I talked about the importance of harnessing the power of referrals in your business and the impact that word of mouth can have on your bottom line. Referrals can be a fantastic... read more
How to gain more business without doing more work
When was the last time you wanted to purchase office equipment or items for your home, or tried to enlist the help of a professional service provider? What was the service like? Did the person who tried to sell... read more
What do I hope to achieve by doing what I do?
One of the common dilemmas that I’ve noticed during my 12 years of consulting to small business is that some business owners have com-pletely lost sight of why they decided to go into business in the first place! Many... read more
A business plan is a working document
Every business person knows that every business needs a plan. However, too many companies spend a lot of time and money putting together a business plan that then sits on a shelf and is never seen again. What’s the... read more
Attention All DIY Designers! In-house designing tips and techniques
There will be times when your product will require a touch of creative flair, but you don’t have the resources and budget to have it designed by a professional. By using your good sense and eye for detail and... read more
Building Your Business? Build Your People.
What an exciting thing to do – develop a business! For me it’s about alchemy – that amazing mysterious process of creating something wonderfully valuable out of bits and pieces. It reads like a recipe book, really. Take one... read more
Business Plans Made Easy
If you don’t know where you’re heading, any road will get you there! Start with a plan. Why do we need to plan? A good business plan will guide your business, help you make informed choices and remain focused.... read more
Calling Young Businesswomen – Transforming your Passion into Profit
Are you thinking of taking the plunge, quitting your job and diving into the wonderful world of business? Or perhaps you’ve already done it and are now sitting in your home office, terrified and wondering what to do next?... read more
Careering Towards Self Employment
During the 10 years of heading the Australian Businesswomen’s Network I met many women filled with enthusiasm for starting their own business. When they informed me of this decision, often, it seemed as if they expected me to give... read more
Create a Policy to Attract Success
Your goals are WHAT you want to achieve, where you want to go. But to achieve them you should also look at the WHO of the project: the sort of person you would need to be and how you... read more