Category Archives: Business Ideas

Co-founder of WebinarNinja and The $100 MBA with Omar Zenhom. Nicole is also the producer of the iTunes Best of 2014 Podcast The $100 MBA Show – which is now in their 900s episodes. Nicole joins us in this episode telling their business startup journey. To listen to my conversation with Nicole Baldinu: You can listen right here on the Healthy Numbers website  click here You can listen to the full interview on iTunes click here. You can listen to the full interview on Stitcher click here. You can read the full transcript here: Ingrid:                     Hello and good morning. Here we are
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Jenna Zaffino is an expert Pilates teacher with over 15 years of experience in movement education.  Drawing from her background of professional dance, comprehensive Pilates trainings, movement studies and professional speaking, Jenna offers an experience that celebrates each individual while challenging them to expand the perceptions of what’s possible in the studio and beyond. Jenna has served as Senior Faculty for Fletcher Pilates® International, presents Arcus Education for McEntire Pilates® and also hosts a series of her own online teacher development courses. Her latest project is Pilates Unfiltered!, the industry’s newest, community-building podcast. Find out more about Jenna’s adventures in
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I’ve just come back from an awesome 2 day conference in Brisbane called “We are Podcast”, otherwise known as ‘WAP’.  A good friend told me if I do one professional development activity this year, then WAP should be the one.  He was dead right.  It was an awesome couple of days.😃  The theme this year was convince, convert and automate. ☑️Kate Erickson, podcaster Kate’s Take, and behind the scenes at Entrepreneurs on Fire (EOF) One of my fav speakers was American Kate Erickson (who happens to be the wife of one of my heroes, John Lee Dumas).  Kate is a
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Karen decides to run a marathon. She has chatted to her work colleagues and they’re all going to do it together. They’ve signed up for an online program and will train during their lunch break. They’ve bought new running shoes; they are super pumped. It’s going to be terrific. A few weeks into training and Karen is a bundle of aches and pains as she limps into your studio. She’s in a bad way. Trevor wants to lose weight so he joins F45; he’s heard it works fast. He pumps the weights, he skips, he does every one of the “nerve-busting, vein-popping
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Here are 5 different ways to grow your business. Reality is you only need the first one. Before I get started I just want to let you know that “cutting costs” is never one of the ways to Grow your Business. Many years ago when I was still employed in a large Corporation we would hear from our CEO or CFO “everyone needs to work together to “cut costs”” and we knew this was code for “no more birthday cakes” or “the pot plants have to go.” Neither of these are strategies to Grow any Business! and technically they are
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One of the most useful tools any business can implement is a dashboard that measures the important metrics in the business. Implementing a Dashboard and tracking key measures is a pathway to business growth. When it comes to dashboards, one of the most common questions I’m asked is “What would I measure?” Honestly this is the most important question to ask about dashboards! The truth is that at different stages in the cycle of business some measures will be more important than others. Here are my top 5 business startup metrics and most of my clients start with one measure
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Deciding to create a business is making up your mind to start on a journey; an exciting and unpredictable journey. This journey can be a really long journey, and for some might be a bit lonely sometimes. You have the responsibility of your customers and all business activities. Not every person you meet wants you to succeed. This story is about Alice a computer engineer who dreamed of starting a chain of cake and dessert shops. Alice was a studious girl who graduated with distinctions and was the student with the highest score in her year. One of the multinational corporations
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Years ago I overheard one of my clients talking to an aspiring employee. The person was a visitor to their office where there was a really stylish white leather couch and the visitor said “How do I get to work here so I can sit on this couch every day?” And my client replied “I’d love to have you work here. How much would you need to be paid, or would access to the white couch be payment enough?” He said: “Oh, I’d expect to be paid” And she replied: “Well that’s easy, work out what you could do here
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“What do you think about Starbucks coming to Sydney?” It was in the late 1990s and Starbucks had announced they would open their first store in Sydney in mid-2000. I’d been buying my coffee beans every Saturday from the same local coffee roaster and I was curious how they felt about Starbucks impending arrival. I distinctly remember what he said: “Competition is always good! Keeps us all on our toes” While it is difficult to imagine now no-one really knew what impact Starbucks would have on the local coffee environment. This was Sydney in the late 1990s and while there
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This week the media has had a great time with Atlassian reach a market value of  $8b with a 32% share price surge on the first day of trading on Nasdaq. Calling it an “over night” success and celebrating that many of the people working at Atlassian have become overnight millionaires, the media seems blind to the fact that Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes started their business in a modest Kent Street office in October 2002 after registering the business name with ASIC in 2001. Early clients paid $10 a month for membership so they could access the software and the pair
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