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From the monthly archives: January 2019

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Public holiday = over-priced latte!

Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019
On Monday morning you might have found yourself sitting in a café, sipping on an over-priced latte, wondering why the business even bothered to open if it needed to charge an exorbitant public holiday surcharge to cover its costs.   Good question.   The simple fact is, for some businesses it doesn’t make sense to open on a public holiday, and there’s no shame in that.   For other businesses though, public holidays or national events can be an opportunity to jump on the bandwagon and make some extra cash.   On Sunday's Let’s Talk Business program on the Macquarie Radio Network I shared my tips for doing business on a public holiday:   Guru tip 1 - Use national days to run sales and specials. You’ve missed the boat for Australia Day, but Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Start thinking now about how you can leverage the day to bring more business through the door. Florists make between 2500-7000% margin on the day, w ... Read the rest of entry »

Kids' sport doesn't have to break the bank!

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019
January can be an expensive time of year, with school books, uniforms and fees all coming at the same time. Then there's the sport costs as well - subs, equipment, uniforms - it can be really expensive. But it doesn't have to be that way! Last Friday I shared some tips to drive down the cost of kids’ sport with Deb and Georgie on Channel 9’s Today Show. Guru tip 1 – Make sure you include the kids’ sport in the family budget. The last thing you need is sport related bill shock at the start of the year. Guru tip 2 – Invest in a good pair of runners. They can be used in pretty much any sport the kids may decide they want to try this month, or next month, or the month after… Guru tip 3 – Get together with other parents from school and run clinics. All you need is a couple of footies or soccer balls and before you know it the kids will be all tuckered out. Guru tip 4 – We all know kids sprout between the ages of 6-16 and grow out of clothes before the interes ... Read the rest of entry »

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