Oils ain’t Oils

As we speed towards Christmas and we have the opportunity to take a well-earned break, many of us will be looking to pack up the car, 4-wheel drive etc. and head out on the open road for some summer holiday time with family and friends. No doubt before you go, there will be those few […]

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Starting is easy … sustaining is the challenge

I am constantly amazed with the breadth and depth of the businesses that make up the membership of SBC. From start-ups to the established, and everything in between. This week we highlight Advanced Focus – a business that from 2005 to now has grown from strength-to-strength.   ‘Mark and I started the business in 2005. Initially I […]

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No Guts No Glory

When is it a good time to start a business? As a Business Advisor I get asked this question a lot and I would say – no time like now. Just ask Leticia Mooney, CEO of Brutal Pixie, whose advice is ‘If you want to start your own business ask yourself first – what are […]

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You Have To Jump

Steve Harvey is an American television host, producer, radio personality and author – he says for anyone to be entrepreneurial and take a chance on an innovation or to succeed in business “You Have to Jump”, you have to believe enough in what you are doing to take a leap of faith to get where […]

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From Wharfies to CEOs …

Ian Cole is a quiet achiever. Most people wouldn’t know but for many years, Ian used to hold one of the most important roles as Chartering Controller for Hi-Fert Pty Ltd – he was responsible for sometimes co-ordinating up to ten vessels moving hundreds of thousands of tonnes of fertiliser around the country to farmers […]

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Are You Ever Too Busy……

They say if you want something done and done well, give it to a busy person – just ask (SBC Gold Sponsor) Kevin Tiggemann of EC Credit Control! Trust me, Kevin is undoubtedly one of Adelaide’s most networked persons and someone everyone needs to know.   In 2015 Kevin was in semi-retirement when he was […]

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Farewell to an Icon

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This week in South Australia we say goodbye to General Motors Holden and one of the largest industries in the State and a significant part of our history. Personally, I have fond memories of Holdens and as I have told you before, it was one of my first jobs when I graduated from university as […]

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Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time …   How many stories over the years have started with those immortal words ‘Once Upon a Time…’ and yet do we ever take ourselves back to that time when perhaps we had a business idea, wondered if it would ever be a success, doubted our ability to even make it […]

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Great events coming up

Dear Members and Supporters Being on the SBC committee is an interesting, varied and satisfying position.  There are two great events coming up (details below), plus the AGM, details for which will be available soon, which they have been involved in organising.  If you would like to participate in the running of the Association, please […]

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Life Life Balance

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Life Life Balance? Dear Members and Supporters Over the past few weeks we have highlighted some of the great things our female business leaders are doing. Here is another. We all hear the term ‘work life balance’, but perhaps we should simply call it ‘life life balance’ because in an age of technology and instant […]

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