Procrastination: the enemy of planning

Procrastination: the enemy of planning

Overcoming Procrastination We are all about planning this month in our business community and in sticking to the ‘plan’, I have set aside a whole day to plan for a very busy few months ahead. Yet as I sit down to get things done, I’m finding anything and everything...

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Make the most of your business plan

Make the most of your business plan

Successful Business Plan In the blink of an eye, September is here already. Spring has sprung in the Southern Hemisphere and the change of season always leads me reflect on what progress I’ve made in the three months just passed — an example of why planning is...

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Painting a picture of our future

Painting a picture of our future

Align your Business with your Future Vision Back in the day, RedBalloon’s vision or Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG), was for 10% of the Australian population to have had a RedBalloon day by 2015. We’re in 2017, and have provided 3.8 million experiences so...

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The 10 hardest things about running a business

The 10 hardest things about running a business

How to run a successful business As this financial year closes, we begin our next 12 month phase and look to the future. As an entrepreneur for more than two decades, I completely resonate with an article penned by Lee Polevoi, outlining the 10 hardest things about...

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Five lessons from my visit to the Facebook Campus

Five lessons from my visit to the Facebook Campus

Anatomy of a great workplace It is no coincidence that as you enter 1 Hacker Way — Facebook global headquarters — it feels like Disneyland… literally. In 2009 when Facebook purchased the site in Menlo Park from Sun Microsystems (they reversed the welcome sign to...

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