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Edition 428 – Knowing The Numbers

Sadly, very few small and family business owners have a real understanding of the numbers in their business. And, in spite of the great advances in financial information, particularly via technology, over the past 25 years, I can say with a high degree of confidence that business owners haven’t kept pace in terms of their financial skill set.

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Edition 426 – Planting Seeds

The landlord is playing hard-ball on a lease renewal. They want a substantial increase in the rent the business is paying, as well as a contribution to capital improvements to the property. The landlord’s agent, acting as their proxy, is doing the negotiations, if that’s what you call them, and is happy to play “bad cop”.

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Edition 424 – Time For a Change

Our eldest son, Callum, is a big unit. The man mountain wasn’t always a large chap. A debilitating knee injury playing AFL ten years ago, which involved a full knee reconstruction, was when the weight started to pile on. His recovery from the operation was drawn out, exacerbated by a re-entry to hospital to treat a golden staph infection he contracted in the first round of proceedings.

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