Why Leaders Can’t Be Friends With Their Employees

Leadership is something that I have pondered over the years and questioned whether I have the right style or not. Am I too hard; too soft; too understanding; not understanding enough? Are they my friends? How do I manage that?  I also discovered that you need to be true to who you are as a person and not to replicate someone else’s style. Often when you are in a leadership position you have no one to discuss your own challenges with and consider what you need to do to develop as a leader as you are…

Shark Tank: Episode TWO – Really, she is wearing that top again ??

Life after episode one: I have to admit it was a bit surreal seeing myself as one of the Sharks. My normal reality is, very little to no makeup, hair mostly in a bun or pony tail and in my yoga gear. So, to see the result of being in the make-up chair for 2 hours was quite funny. The clothes I wore during the show were another learning curve for me. Shine, the production house told me that we need to wear the same clothes for the entire filming so they can mix and…

Five reasons you should franchise your business right now!

People often ask me, “Should I franchise my business – is it right for me?”

The first thing I’d say is if you have a business that is only slightly profitable after royalties then do not franchise, as it will be a world of pain! Franchising only works if you have a proven profitable model that is transferable and has growth potential.

So let’s assume your business is making money – what are the benefits of franchising?

The Boost Juice Mission is “To become one of the world’s most famous and loved brands”!

How do we work towards this Mission Statement? We’re known for our great tasting juices and smoothies. We also sell a range of healthy snacks including wraps, fresh yoghurt, muesli bars and soups. Our VIBE (Very Important Boost Enthusiast) loyalty program offers all members a free smoothie on their birthday, access to exclusive offers, competitions and discounts and also a points-based rewards system. For every full-priced drink purchased the customer accrues a point. Once they collect 10 points their 11th drink is free. Customers need to register their card online in order to receive their…

Glass ceiling – Is it real?

I get asked all the time “What are the challenges for women in business?”  I always find this a difficult question to address as I do not believe there is a difference; men and women have the same challenges in business.  However, below are some things I have learnt as well as theories and experiences that I have found on my journey in business. We all know of the extremely low percentage of women on Boards and in Chairman positions in the top companies in Australia, and if you start to compare Australia’s percentages with…

Start your own business

This addition focuses on Pets, Children and Green Franchises, which are all interesting topics considering that in business if you can avoid it they say you should never work with animals and children, but these topics are more business orientated for business owners than people realize. The reason for this is that one of the main motivations for people deciding to start their own business is to spend more time and to have greater flexibility with their children (I don’t think the pets got as big a mention!) Whilst I was working full time, before…

After-school jobs: Many think high school students shouldn’t work part-time | Herald Sun

Sam Morrison, 18, is a year 11 student at Trinity Grammar who works at Coles while completing his final years at high school and just purchased his first car with his earnings. Picture: Brendan Francis OVERPROTECTIVE parents are wrapping their children in cotton wool by failing to encourage them to have part-time jobs while at school. About 40 per cent of adults do not believe children should combine part-time employment while completing high school, despite experts saying it’s critical to help them learn about money at a young age and prepare for adulthood. Boost Juice…