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12 KPI days of Christmas for farmers

On the first day of Christmas my PF gave to me a healthy & happy family On the second day of Christmas PF gave to me a 10% profit On the third day of Christmas PF gave to me 10% interest ratio On the fourth…

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Begin with the end in mind

As the days begin to shorten and the migratory birds start planning their trip north you need to think about planning your farm business budget for the next financial year. A fundamental shift in farm budget planning is to begin with the end in mind.…

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Are you in control?

It is important that we revisit & learn from the lessons of the past so we can manage the present more effectively. I was looking through some old articles that I wrote and thought that this one has some good messages for the current seasonal…

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Self Managed Super Funds

Does your accountant have the right credentials to be advising you about your SMSF? Since providing guidelines around the “Future of Financial Advice”, accountants have had 3 years to put in place their chosen option to meet the new requirements with regard to advising their…

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Brexit Basics

After much media hype and speculation of results, on the 23rd of this month the people of Britain voted in a referendum for their country to either remain as a part of the European Union or to exit it. You will have heard and read…

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Listening, one of the greatest gifts

One of the greatest gifts you can give someone is to listen without putting your own slant on what is being said. Some would say to truly understand we need to listen from our heart instead of our head. Pick a point on the wall…

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Setting Your Business New Year Resolutions

The end of another year has rapidly passed, an event that seems to occur sooner each year and it comes with the realisation that there are many things we’d still like to accomplish. Having used the ‘silly seasons’ well-earned break to think about the future…

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Cost of raising children

Tom Peters, “one of the most influential business thinkers of all time” suggests in his tome, Re-imagine!” that: “Moving up the value chain means offering something more. It means emphasizing the Soft Attributes of "products" and "services” – attributes such as convenience, warmth, companionship, beauty,…

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Innovation increases profitability

Recent ABS reportingº indicates that innovative businesses earn greater profits. Innovation-active businesses continue to report an increase in business performances and activities from the previous year than non-innovation-active businesses. Highlights are: Twice the proportion of innovation-active businesses reported an increase in productivity and total number…

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Why What How and If questions

Following on from our blog ‘Understanding compromise or co-operation’, we've identified these key communication principles which we believe are important to communication & negotiation success. Turn off the internal chatter Direct your internal conversations from negative to positive Your visual attention helps you to listen…

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