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"Starting a business is easy. Creating something of value is harder."

If you have a few minutes, take a look at this interview with me on TVNZ Good Morning show earlier this week. To be honest I was quite thrown by the questions asked. I had expected it to be a jolly chat about my book, with a view to inspiring some…See More
Jun 26
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Do you have what it takes to grow? The 2 qualities every serious entrepreneur needs

There are only two things I look for when it comes to choosing a business owner I want to work with, or who I invite to join my mentoring programmes. If I see these two things I know this business owner has a chance at building something amazing – with a little guidance, a lot of determination and a commitment to thinking…See More
Jun 5
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3 reasons why your business is not ‘your baby’

Before you read this blog please take a moment to watch this quick video about Kathleen Turner of  Tate’s Bake Shop – the story of a woman who lost it all then rebuilt it – with major success.I love how towards the end of the video, Kathleen King talks…See More
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A blog post by Laura Humphreys was featured

Have you created a business or a lifelong job?

Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.’ John MaxwellOne of the first questions I ask when I present to business groups is: ‘Why are you here? Why are you in business? Why on earth have you left the security of a job with regular pay to start your own business, with all the uncertainty this holds?’I always get similar…See More
Apr 23
Laura Humphreys posted a blog post

Have you created a business or a lifelong job?

Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.’ John MaxwellOne of the first questions I ask when I present to business groups is: ‘Why are you here? Why are you in business? Why on earth have you left the security of a job with regular pay to start your own business, with all the uncertainty this holds?’I always get similar…See More
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Laura Humphreys posted a blog post

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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Feb 27
A blog post by Laura Humphreys was featured

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
Laura Humphreys posted a blog post

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

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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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"Starting a business is easy. Creating something of value is harder."

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

If you have a few minutes, take a look at this interview with me on TVNZ Good Morning show earlier this week. To be honest I was quite thrown by the questions asked. I had expected it to be a jolly chat about my book, with a view to…

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Do you have what it takes to grow? The 2 qualities every serious entrepreneur needs

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 5:37pm 0 Comments

There are only two things I look for when it comes to choosing a business owner I want to work with, or who I invite to join my mentoring programmes. If I see these two things I know this business owner has a chance at building something amazing – with a little guidance, a lot of determination and a commitment to…

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3 reasons why your business is not ‘your baby’

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 9:54pm 0 Comments

Before you read this blog please take a moment to watch this quick video about Kathleen Turner of  Tate’s Bake Shop – the story of a woman who lost it all then rebuilt it – with major success.

I love how towards the end of the video,…

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Have you created a business or a lifelong job?

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 3:23am 0 Comments

Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.’ John Maxwell

One of the first questions I ask when I present to business groups is: ‘Why are you here? Why are you in business? Why on earth have you left the security of a job with regular pay to start your own business, with all the uncertainty…

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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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