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Introducing Growth Management Systems

Understanding how Growth Management Systems apply to your business will save you years of frustration. My expert team at Shirlaws Group asked me to share on camera an overview of the Revenue, Infrastructure, and Culture Systems that allow private enterprises around Australia and the world to plan and manage their growth. You can see or…

Our Business Connects People. How Do We Make Money?

The world is full of inefficient industries, ripe with opportunity for those who connect Problem A with Solution B. But how do you make money from that? This depends on whether you view yourself as a Marketplace or an Advisory business. Monetizing a Marketplace As a ‘marketplace’, you essentially connect a purchaser and a supplier.…

Self Made Men Who Started from Nothing

I was recently drawn into an online discussion, attempting to help an inexperienced but entrepreneurial poster understand fundraising options such as debt and equity. It took a turn for the worse when he asked how to raise $100,000,000 without selling equity, and when I revealed a bank was unlikely to lend that sort of money…

Help me Find a Technical Co-Founder to Build My App Idea

Simultaneously the most common, most naive, and most ridiculed question that you’ll see in any tech forum: “I have an idea for an App. How do I find a technical co-founder to build it?” Genuinely, this is a bit like saying “I want to start an Accounting practice, but I’m not an accountant and I…

6 Simple Networking Tips

Many entrepreneurs and new business owners dread networking. They don’t achieve their outcomes, but I’ve found these 6 tips have helped me. I’ve found that when people talk about ‘Networking’ in business, they can mean one of three things: Regular networking groups (which I’m disparaging in a series of networking posts over at Successful Men’s…

B105 Black Thunders

The Trillion-Dollar Ripple Effect of Autonomous Cars

The prospect of self-driving, likely electric, vehicles for personal use excites me enormously. (I’m a terrible driver). What excites me even more is the trillion-dollar ripple effect these will create for other businesses. Who’s Going to Invent the Autonomous Car? The primary business model for Autonomous Vehicles will combine: Hardware Platform (Software) Legislation, and Culture.…

IN THE MEDIA: Do you Know Your Number?

Source: Business Acumen Magazine If you own a private enterprise in Australia then you have “a number”. This is your end game, your commercial vision, the sale figure you believe will see you happily sail into the sunset. What you may not know is your Numbers – plural. These are the periods of No Man’s…

IN THE MEDIA: Are you Really an Entrepreneur?

Source: Smart Company by Nina Hendy The term entrepreneur has become a buzzword in recent years, but is it being grossly over-used? How do you know when you’re an entrepreneur? And should you stop calling yourself one? International business coach Jacob Aldridge offers great description… Read the whole article here

Webinar Presentation Jacob Aldridge

“Flower of Business,” a combat manual

With respect to the greatest fencing-master of the late 1300s, Fiore Furlan dei Liberi da Premariacco, and his manual¬†Fior di Battaglia (Flower of Battle). [1] Jacob Aldridge: “As a young man I desired to learn authentic business, including the art of fighting for profit with sales, products, channels, brand and necessary infrastructure, on my own…