New year, new pantry. Combating obesity is simple.

With Christmas and New Year fast approaching, a lot of people will over indulge on food and alcohol and come January, will be looking to join the gym or jump on the latest diet fad to lose weight, eat better and be fitter. It seems like a mammoth task, when in fact, with the right head space and education, you can make informed decisions on the path to being healthy and it doesn’t have to be hard work. We hear about new diets every day and they are all backed by different, confusing research. We…

Secret recipes revealed….. Do secrets matter in business?

This week we had a staff member release our top selling smoothie recipes onto Facebook. I discovered this when a journalist gave me a call to see if I had a comment. My reaction was very different to what it would have been 20 years ago when I started the businesses. Back then, I would have gone into melt down, thinking our competitors were going to find out our secrets, that customers would no longer come to Boost because they now have our amazing recipes and can make them at home and the dozen other…

Sometimes it just sucks

This month we had our turn at being smashed in the media. It’s unfortunate that I have to defend Boost, a company that prides itself on promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle, however we have recently had a number of media outlets report misleading, unjust and unfounded information about our products. We have a large variety of products available in-store, ranging from low calorie options, such as the small-sized Ginger Tonic with only 60 calories (similar calories to an apple) to our Brekkie To Go Go, our highest calorie product which is high in protein…

Life Outside of Work — Isn’t It All One?

Work and travel time can take up over 75% of your working week, so what you do outside of work is really important. There are different work eras that do affect your outside-of-work life. During my 20s and 30s, I was traveling around the world, working, and playing. Those years are when you do not need to take yourself or your future goals seriously. (Well that was the case for me, my husband had his two houses by 20, but I class him as a freak.) During the 30s and 40s, I certainly made up…

Sharkquarters – a little taste of Hollywood!

This is the eighth instalment in a series of articles wrote from my time on Shark Tank. Welcome to television! So what was really like filming Shark Tank? You have to remember that I am a business woman not a TV person so I am used to doing everything for myself. In the TV world, whilst filming, there are a lot of people around to make things as smooth as possible that allows you to just focus on the job at hand which is filming the show. So I really did feel like a princess…

Home business to world domination: Have you got what it takes?

Getting a great business idea off the ground is one thing but taking a successful concept to world domination is something else altogether – it takes a very different kind of outlook. Geoff Harris, a founding partner of Flight Centre, said to me early on that very few entrepreneurs can make the transition and I was very conscious of this fact on my journey with Boost. We literally started Boost from our kitchen bench; but the business person who works in store and repairs the blenders needs to be a very different type of business…

Want to succeed in business? Stop spending!

Why did Boost succeed where others failed? Boost started on my kitchen bench. I was a young naive woman with no formal business training and I didn’t know the difference between a credit and a debit! But I went on the journey of a lifetime and looking back, there were a number of reasons we succeeded and this one is king: I put my wallet away. They say you have to spend money to make money but the truth is, in the early days, you have to stop spending money that is no necessary and…

Healthy eating is simple common sense

You may have seen some dramatic and scary media coverage about sugar in juices recently. It’s hard enough for people to make good choices with their food without media stories scaring them away from one of the truly healthy and nutrition-rich products in the market. Being healthy should be easy and tasty Here at Boost, we are on a mission to make being healthier easier. Look around us. We are a nation that is gaining weight right in front of our eyes. But it’s not just that we’re getting fatter; to top it off we…