How I Stop Door-Knockers and Telemarketers

Sick of being interrupted? Shut them down! It’s a fact of modern living – and working from home especially – that you’re going to be harangued by the occasional door-to-door salesperson or called by telemarketers. I won’t deny that these can be legitimate business approaches, and indeed that for quality products they’re not necessarily evil.…

What Insurances should you buy When?

I like being transparent about my financial decisions in life, because I know how much more valuable real-life experience is rather than hypotheticals. Plus, we’re doing pretty well financially on our road to Financial Independence, so I figure I’m actually a good role model. I was recently asked about my insurance situation, so thought I…

My ‘Real Name’ Policy on Social Media

I probably spend too much time on Social Media: but at least I do it in the open! I’m most active on Twitter and LinkedIn, but also enjoy the engagement of the communities over at Hacker News and some sub-Reddits. One discussion that comes up from time-to-time is the use of one’s ‘Real Name’ versus…

KPI Co-Founder Glen Carlson

How to start a freelance website design business

If I were starting a freelance website design business, here is what I would do to get profitable quickly. Every business needs a website, and platforms like WordPress mean creating websites is an attractive opportunity for freelancers and small business owners. While many freelancers have technical knowledge, even expertise, the reality is that being successful…

3 Lifehacks for Brisbane Real Estate Agents

The more time I spend working with top performing agencies – and the real estate agents who work within them – the more I recognise how much expectations have changed since I started in this industry back in May 2000. In particular, today’s best real estate agents have a commitment to, and awareness of, their…

Introducing Blackboard Fridays for Business Owners

Don’t have time to read? Sign up at www.blackboardfridays.com.au now! As every business owner knows, the benefits in being surrounded by a great team are enormous – it’s the reason we choose to employ people and grow, allowing us to do what we do best in helping our clients. Part of my decision last year…

All I Want for Christmas … and My Birthday!

I’m no Scrooge, but I am a little bit cheap when it comes to birthdays and Christmas. It’s the reciprocal thing… My logic around presents is that you and I will probably give about equally – if I spend $50 on you, it probably means you’ll spend $50 on me. Money being the fungible thing…

Merging my business with businessDEPOT

I’m excited to share that I’m merging my strategic consultancy with the Australian accounting and advisory company businessDEPOT, and taking on the role as Director of Advisory. A business advisor is only as strong as the team they have around them – I’ve long held that a strong team is one of the essential characteristics…

My Electoral College Vote Prediction Map

Updating my US Election Prediction

Here’s the latest, highly accurate forecast from the guy who predicted Donald Trump would drop out before February. The website 2016 Presidential Campaign Predictions is doing an admirable job of tracking pundit predictions, and then holding them accountable for (largely) completely missing the mark. The rise of the 24 hour news cycle – and the…