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Some frightening statistics about small business…

I’m about to share some frightening statistics taken from 2013 census :Out of 469,118 businesses, 439,920 had less than 10 employeesThat’s 94%! 74% of these are deemed uninterested in or unsuitable for expansion55% self employed people are age 40 – 59Average wage small business owners pay themselves is $40,000What does this…See More
Mar 24
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What’s the best weapon for world domination in business? A brilliantly simple tip…

Guest story with Mike BrunelHow did we take a small Wellington based radio sales consultancy business and turn it into a global success story servicing 400 worldwide markets and selling to 320,000 people?  It all started with a Dictaphone. In the early days we worked out that we could show radio media companies how to move advertisers from a small two week campaign…See More
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There are only two reasons to be in business. Do you know what they are?

According to Dun & Bradstreet* reports, “Businesses with fewer than 20 employees have a 37% chance of surviving four years and only a 9% chance of surviving 10 years.” I believe that the primary cause of these staggering statistics is that too many people go into business for the wrong reasons.For me, there are only two reasons why you would start a business: firstly to make…See More
Feb 27
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If you want to succeed as a small business, start thinking like a big dog.

It’s that time of year when you should be working on your business plan for the next financial year. Please, please, please tell me you do a plan each year?  You simply cannot succeed in business unless you take it seriously and…See More
Feb 19
A blog post by Laura Humphreys was featured

The 9 big DON’TS if you want to successfully grow your business

Everyone is always telling you what you should do to be successful in business.  I thought for a change, I’d tell you (based on my own bitter/sweet experiences) some of the things you really shouldn’t do.  Here are my top nine DON’TS when it comes to being successful in business:1. DON’T start or continue a business with no idea of why what you offer is needed and wanted.  Find your niche, be sure people…See More
Feb 13
Laura Humphreys posted a blog post

The 9 big DON’TS if you want to successfully grow your business

Everyone is always telling you what you should do to be successful in business.  I thought for a change, I’d tell you (based on my own bitter/sweet experiences) some of the things you really shouldn’t do.  Here are my top nine DON’TS when it comes to being successful in business:1. DON’T start or continue a business with no idea of why what you offer is needed and wanted.  Find your niche, be sure people…See More
Feb 13
A blog post by Laura Humphreys was featured

How to Motivate Your Team - Motivation Checklist

In my latest book, The Liber8 Disciplines, I’m working with HR consultant Antonia Haythornthwaite on the key strategies to build a high performance team.  Antonia advises that you find out what key factors motivate a particular individual and then use these to encourage the best performance from this person.   Knowing what motivates an individual and then building this into their goals and…See More
Feb 7
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How to Motivate Your Team - Motivation Checklist

In my latest book, The Liber8 Disciplines, I’m working with HR consultant Antonia Haythornthwaite on the key strategies to build a high performance team.  Antonia advises that you find out what key factors motivate a particular individual and then use these to encourage the best performance from this person.   Knowing what motivates an individual and then building this into their goals and…See More
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Jan 24
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Your business is like a shed!

Here’s something I tell business owners all the time… “your business is like a shed”.Whaaaat??!!Read on for the explanation…If I asked you to build a shed, what would you do?  You would do what you do with any project, right?  You’d get a picture of what the shed is supposed to look like. You’d look at the plans and follow the instructions.  You’d get the right tools ready and you…See More
Jan 24
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What 10 questions should every great sales person ask?

In sales you should be listening for 80% of the time and talking for 20%.  If you ask the right questions, you will find out your prospect’s real needs and find a way to sell your product/service as the solution. When selling, follow the steps below with every question:AskListenRe-affirm (show that you’ve heard what they say… sometimes as simple as just repeating back to them what they’ve told…See More
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Liber8me
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www.liber8me.com
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http://www.liber8me.com/blog/
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Short Bio
Laura is a highly regarded award winning entrepreneur, business mentor, speaker and eduator. Starting her career as a secretary, Laura went on to build her own advertising agency which she sold to multi-national Ogivly Group after just 9 years. She continues to build and grow her own businesses and help others do the same through her Liber8me programmes. www.liber8me.com

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6 reasons why business is like golf

Posted on March 30, 2014 at 8:39pm 0 Comments

Talking to a client today about how tiring her month had been with a roller coaster of ups and downs and good and bad, I found myself talking to her about my golf recently and how I was enjoying the ups and downs of it all.  It occurred to me that business and golf are similar in many ways. Here are just six reasons why…

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Have you created a business or a job? 5 tips for turning your small business into a big asset

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 7:25pm 0 Comments

My mantra for small business owners is simple:  Don’t create a job, build yourself an asset.  When you own a business you have the opportunity right there in your hands to build something that can create financial security for you in the future.  You are going to…

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Some frightening statistics about small business…

Posted on March 23, 2014 at 8:06pm 0 Comments

I’m about to share some frightening statistics taken from 2013 census :

  • Out of 469,118 businesses, 439,920 had less than 10 employees
  • That’s 94%! 
  • 74% of these are deemed…
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At 12:34pm on July 24, 2012, Amanda Henson said…

Welcome to the Bonfire, Laura!  Please don't hesitate to let me know if there is anything I can to help you be even more successful within our community!

At 2:43pm on July 23, 2012, Dina Eisenberg said…

Hey Laura, let me be among the first to welcome you.  I hope to read about you and your business in your blog.  And, look forward to your contribution to Bonfire!  Warmly, Dina

 
 
 

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