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What do you think is more important.. maintaining my blog or an adventure of a lifetime?


Seeing this blog hasn’t been updated for some time, you know I chose the adventure. And that is what I want to share with you now.

A new business concept has been incubating in my mind for several years. It has finally come to a stage where I am ready to build it and launch a new business venture. This is the adventure I have been on for the last number of months and in turn neglected by blog.

It has been a while since I last started a new business and I had almost forgotten the thrill and excitement of a startup. And when you have a passion for small business and the new venture is about helping and supporting the success of other small businesses for me it is even more exhilarating.

Business Boost Centre Logo
Business Boost Centre Logo

I have been working on building the “Business BOOST Centre”. Yes it has been a difficult balancing act with the demands and requirements of an operational business (furnituredirect.com.au), a young family with sport and school commitments and working on BOOST Centre. But it has been thoroughly rewarding.

When you follow your passion you are somehow re-energized and are able to achieve amazing feats especially in balancing and juggling.

So hang around and you’ll hear lots more about Business BOOST Centre as its reaching a stage where we are almost ready to launch. And if you really want to know more before launch send us a note to info@boostcentre.com.au and we’ll send you more about BOOST Centre.

Your comments are welcome.

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All about Social Media and it’s impact on our world.


Over the last few days I have been discussing Social Media and it’s impact with a small business client. I understand because of his background he has a bit of fear associated with technology and keeps coming up with excuses about not getting involved. My goal is to get him involved in social media at least in a small way… so I can guide him and increase his comfort levels when… I stumbled across this video on YouTube.

This video very simply demonstrates the power of social media. It shows the speed of uptake and compares it to Radio and Television. With the statistics that are shown (most out of date by now) it paints a clear picture of why your business… any business must embrace social media as one of its communication mediums or certainly be left behind and become irrelevant in todays fast changing world.

Now I have the right tool and content to convince my client to move forward. Enjoy.

What do you think? Let me know.

Infographic: Which Social Network Is Right For Your Business?


Social MediaIf you are not comfortable with the idea of social media and and how it works with your business, check out this infographic from Small Business Trends.

It provides a great introduction and explanation to the main players in the social media arena. You will find it useful in deciding what is right for your business.

Infographic: Which Social Network Is Right For Your Business?.

Valuable lessons from failure.


FailNailThe nicest definition of failure I have found so far is on Wikipedia. It states “Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success.” What we need to remember is failure is not final. It is part of a process. Therefore the concept of failure as such should be redefined to lessons learnt.

In running your business, you will encounter many failures lessons and often. As I have said in a previous post “Lessons from entrepreneurial failure” most will not be fatal and you will continue to operate. The key here is learning valuable lessons and gaining insights on improving your business incrementally.

Not only is it important to learn from these lessons it is also important to share them. This benefits not only other entrepreneurs who may be at the same stage as you but also the team you work with.

I think that social media sites such as LinkedIn and twitter for example, and also blog platforms are great tools for this type of information sharing. They are great enablers.

The takeaway from this is… Learn from your mistakes and learn from others who are willing to share.