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Pricing your small business products and services properly is one of the most important and hardest business decisions you’ll make, and continue to make as your business grows and prospers. It is tricky because the pricing equation is never as simple as adding a bit on to recover your costs. It centres on the perceived value or quality your customers have...

You know you have exactly the same number of minutes in a day as everyone else on the planet. How is it that some people manage to do more than others? It’s all about time management and being productive with what time you have. You can’t just find time – you have to schedule it. How you spend your time...

Running a small business is a big job. One where you juggle many roles and undertake a variety of tasks. Using your time effectively and being productive are essential to small business success. We’ve pulled together some key productivity tips and tools to help you manage your time and develop a more efficient business. It’s important to introduce any new work...

Is your business thriving the way it could be? Are day-to-day demands and distractions taking over and impeding you from working ‘on’ your business? Let alone keeping up with the latest info and tools? This is a huge issue for many solo business owners. Then there’s the other biggie – isolation. Not having people to bounce ideas off, discuss issues...

Are you about to make Beyond Business Groups one of your monthly habits? We are all about working ‘on’ your business rather than ‘in’ it and one of the fastest ways to get there is by building habits. One of the best habits to develop is learning – reading, watching, listening. Beyond Business Groups was designed based on the book group concept...

Since moving to the country I've become an apiarist and my fascination with bees and all things honey has escalated. Beekeeping is one of those fields of endeavour where it seems the more you know the less you know. Even the members of the beekeepers club with 50+ years of experience will admit the learning is never-ending. The world's awareness of...

In social media business groups there are frequently call-outs for podcast recommendations. I always suggest the Mojo Radio Show, because no matter what type of business or enterprise you have, or what industry you’re in, the show will have relevance. I also love that it's Australian, and I value supporting local businesses and home-grown talent. Overview of the show So what is...

It can be confusing to be a small business owner. On one hand, you are told to hold onto your ‘why’, the reason you wanted to go into business in the first place. On the other hand, you are encouraged to respond to the market. So it’s not surprising the easiest thing to do is nothing! At Beyond Business Groups we...

I was very excited when one of my favourite podcasts, the Aussie born and bred Mojo Radio Show, had an episode entitled ‘How Brand Builders Create Brands that Customers Love’ (episode 175 for those of you who want to listen). Right up my alley. The interviewee was brand strategist, author and speaker, Darryn Altclass. I really warmed to Altclass because...

The first quarter of the year is almost over. Incredible! I feel like I’ve just started gaining momentum in my business this month. And I know I’m not the only one feeling like this. It’s often the case for many of us at the start of the year – holiday mode in January, kids back to school in February, March...