Business investing strategies, topics and specialties

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If you’re looking to change your lifestyle, quit your job, or just earn extra income by running your own business, these government and non government business experts could get you on your way.Their resources, templates and tips can help if you want to build a successful, profitable business. They cover topics such as: business planning, strategic planning, risk management, managing your business, marketing, building an online business and presence, social media strategies and more.

Flying Solo microbusiness community is hugely popular  they say “[they’re] the biggest community of small businesses in Australia” and have bucket loads of useful products and services for you. 

Business (Australian gov) has lots of free Business Information (tools and templates) covering:

  • Planning
  • Registrations
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • People
  • Products and Services
  • Risk Management
  • Change and Growth
  • Closing

If you’re looking for business courses, here are 100 Free Online Business Courses from Open Culture, great FREE stuff from universities worldwide.

Get familiar with some Key Financial Terms from Business.gov.au

Some Business Investing Strategies and Topics you’ll come across

Business Articles and Resources

The five most common mistakes a growing company makes – and how to fix them by Jana Matthews The Conversation

Entrepreneurship:
Entrepreneurs’ Programme – Business.gov.au

Health and nutrition products:
Science-Based Medicine looks at Critical Thinking (see Don’t Believe What You Think) and checks alternative Health and Complementary Medicine claims .

Business Coaching and Mentoring

Many private and government people and organisations offer coaching and mentoring in leadership, business, marketing, social media and more. Beware of some expensive programmes that promise a lot, but deliver little apart from group hype, group think and little useful support. Check out some of the ‘gurus’ in Business, you might also find some in Wealth creation, Property, Shares and personal development (investing in You).

You’ll find the good, the bad and the ugly in the guru lists rated with my Traffic Light system.

Business Marketing | Advertising, Social Media and more

“There are many definitions of marketing. Broadly, it involves activities that help to build your brand and business. It’s about identifying and understanding your customers, and developing products and services that meet their needs. Marketing requires careful planning and research – but investing time and money now will pay off in the long term. Marketing is more than just advertising and logos, it can be across many areas of your business, including: how your customers are greeted on the phone, your customer service procedures,what your staff wear, your email signature” (Australian gov) Business.gov.au
Which has lots of helpful stuff including:
Marketing and Business Marketing which cover:

Business Planning

Flying Solo microbusiness community is [they say] “the biggest community of small businesses” in Australia and has a huge array of products and services. 

Business (Australian gov) – has a lot of free business planning resources (tools and templates) including: 

Business Succession Planning by Amanda Cassar, AFP® 

 

Business Podcasts and Resources

Business Addicts  they say “is a collaboration between Loren Bartley from Impactiv8 and Fiona Redding from The Happiness Hunter…. Our podcast is for anyone that is addicted to business. We aim to help you as a fellow Business Addict build a business that supports a life that you love, rather than a business that controls your life! We achieve this by providing a balance of strategies, tips and tools that will help both feed and manage your business addiction.  We feed your addiction by providing valuable content that will help improve your business and we help manage your addiction by providing equally valuable content that will help you better manage your life so that your business addiction doesn’t spiral out of control!

… Our guests will share their stories, provide advice and inspire you to better manage your life as a proud Business Addict….

Throughout each episode we share the ups and downs that come with being a Business Addict. We are certain that our stories will resonate with you and you will realise that you are not alone…”

Business Risk

My top 10 Quotes on Risk Richard Branson

Leadership

My top 10 quotes on leadership by Richard Branson

Leadership with Bob Chapman and Simon Sinek (Podcast)

Legal Issues

Suzanne Dibble Small Business Academy (UK) “Protect your online business with over 60 legal documents that you can access right now!”

Online Business and Strategies | Blogging, SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)

Business.gov.au (Australian gov) Online Business gives you useful tips and guides such as:

Blogging:
Is it Really Possible to Make Money From Your Blog? Darren Rowse – ProBlogger

SEO:
The Recipe for SEO Success Kate Toon (Aus) Well worth investing in her courses and community covering online businesses, websites, marketing, email marketing and more.
The Beginners’ Guide to SEO Moz
How to Avoid Snake Oil SEOs Kate Toon

Kate is a fantastic hub for all things SEO and more. Many in her online community are experts in their specialties.Some good, larger SEO service providers, she suggests are):
Rand Fishkin Moz
Brian Dean Backlinko
Neil Patel Quick Sprout

Women and Business

You’ll find many local, national and international private and government groups to support women in leadership, business and other skills. Here are some:

Business Chicks They say “We believe that every woman is capable of achieving brilliant things – but you can’t do it alone. And that’s why Business Chicks exists. We’re here to support each other, learn from each other and to give back. Whether you’re running your own show, surrounded by others in an office, or just missing that sense of connection and support, the Business Chicks community has your back.”

European Women in Business (EWIB) They say: “EWIB initiated by Janine Lum began as a collaborative effort between the European Chambers in Melbourne 2010 with an explicate women’s focus on business and personal development… (EWIB) is a unique networking group which brings together business women interested in European culture and lifestyle to showcase premium fashion, lifestyle brands, beauty and business in exclusive and elegant venues. The network focuses on enriching, educating and inspiring women by presenting high quality guest speakers as well as assisting those involved to forge new, mutually beneficial business relationships. 

HerBusiness Suzi Daphnis (founder) says “I’ve been a big believer in the power of business to create freedom and to be a way to express our passion and make a difference and change the world. And for the past 20 years, that’s what we’ve been committed to helping women in business do. Today, HerBusiness is a thriving community of more than 30,000 women (and men) from around the world who are stepping up and taking action by starting and growing the businesses and lives they love. Our members know that having a support network keeps them strong – even when they’re feeling vulnerable or stuck. They realise that in order to have a breakthrough in their business, they need to have a breakthrough in their knowledge – so they love learning. They are lifelong learners who know they can draw on the hundreds of hours of tuition in their online library whenever they want or attend the many live webinars, training courses and in-person events we regularly host… they can learn from many of the world’s greatest thought-leaders, like Seth Godin, Tara Mohr and Guy Kawasaki and find the mentors they need.

One of Many They say “is a supportive community and educational hub for intelligent and successful professional women who feel called to do more and give more.”

 

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