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Melina Gillies

Case Study – Michelle

Michelle had been working in the family business for over 15yrs. She was well known and well liked in the industry. In fact you could say she was a ‘go to’ person. Her father was no longer involved in the operations and Michelle had been running things for the past 5yrs or so. While the

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Melina Gillies

Case Study – Barry

Barry originally came to us to discuss his retirement and transitioning the business to the next generation. Both Barry’s kids (Tom and Sue) were involved in the business. Barry had been running the business for 30yrs and he was ready to get out. There were two key obstacles in front of Barry.  The business was

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Melina Gillies

Case Study – Mark

Scenario: Mark had come to us with a strong desire to grow his company. They were hovering around the break even mark and each time they experienced a win it seems to be followed by a quick backwards step return to the same place. Mark was in his late 30th’s with 3 kids and big dreams.

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Melina Gillies

Case Study – Sue

Starting point: Sue and her team had structured a business around training people how to do their own PR. While sales were ok, profits were not. Added to that, Sue was flying all over the country servicing different markets. She was exhausted and couldn’t see how to scale it further. She wanted to hire a

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Jamie Cunningham

The 5 Things (not so secretly) Sabotaging Your Success

Most of the time, when you react to a situation, it happens by default. And that reaction will mostly depend on what you’ve practised the most. (i.e. what you’ve done and seen others do.) In other words, your programming. This may be a good or bad thing with regard to success, or whatever you are

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The Hard Truth Every Business Owner Needs to Hear

The most direct and lasting path to changing your business is changing you. It’s not the easiest path – in fact, it can be quite the opposite – but it is one of the best, and for good reason. So what does that mean for you? The Hard Truth The simple hard truth is that

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Ways to Create the Life You Want (that are backed by science!)

It’s a little cliche and, at times, a bit hard to buy into, yet I still firmly believe that we (you, me and everyone else) can create whatever kind of life we want to have. And obviously that includes your business. Although we all have different starting points in life, we all live in the

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Using Trello to Create Checklists You'l Actually Use

Systems, while not the answer to everything, can certainly be one of those things that brings a great sense of control to your business. The trick is creating them in such a way that: 1. They work, 2. People use them, 3. You can keep them updated and relevant. And doing those three is not

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How to Create a Marketing Plan That Works (Part 3)

Caution! – If you haven’t watched Part 1 and Part 2 of this video series, be sure to do that now, before jumping into this one. When it comes to creating a marketing plan that works, one of the major causes of floundering teams is a lack of cohesiveness in their planning for execution. I’m

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How to Master the Inner and Outer Game of Business Growth

On September 30, Jamie was interviewed by Eric Dye of the Entrepreneur Podcast Network about dealing with growing pains and managing the internal and external challenges that come with growing a successful business. With tips from our business coaching toolbox Jamie painlessly describes what specific characteristics and skillsets are needed for an entrepreneur to have successful

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