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Covid’s Effects on Small Business & 5 Tips for Combating the Top Issues.

It’s no secret that Covid has affected the economy around the world. However, small businesses and their owners have taken the hardest of hits. As a small business owner, it takes drive, resolve, and industry savvy to maintain your business in the first place - add a global pandemic, and things beco.....
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The importance of a Vision, Mission and Culture statement .

Vision, mission and company culture often get mentioned in the same breath, however they are in fact three concepts that are quite different. Vision and mission statements often get mixed up and interchanged unintentionally, so let’s clear up the differences between the two first. A vision statement.....
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Self-reliance and running a successful business.

The paradox of self-reliance What is self-reliance? My perspective on it is that, first and foremost, self-reliance is about learning to take responsibility for our own value judgments. Ultimately this is what gives us independence from other people. It is quite a paradox because self-reliance is of.....
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What does Business Coaching/Mentoring cover?.

This is a question I get asked all the time. My first answer is everything you need to take your business to the next level, whatever that means to you. Failing to plan, or planning to fail? That’s a great starting point right there. What does the ‘next level’ mean to you? That’s something we deal .....
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Tips for buying a competitor business.

For an SME business owner, the offer to purchase a competitor business can seem irresistible. While acquiring a competitor can increase your market share and accelerate your growth, it is essential that the purchase is handled in the correct way to ensure the decision does not stunt your future grow.....
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COVID-19 Your Business and You.

Here we are. While it’s a challenging time for everyone, it’s also essential to take steps now to make a plan. This period of crisis isn’t going to last forever. All will be back to normal eventually–we need to bridge this period of relative uncertainty. Mindset and Opportunity You need to take car.....
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Key Characteristics Of An Effective Team.

Having a happy and effective team are the signs of being a Great Leader! If you’re unhappy with your team, it may have something to do with your leadership skills.Your team is your biggest investment and this needs to be communicated with them effectively. They need to have complete trust and faith .....
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What Makes a Great Leader.

Is there such a thing as ‘a born leader’ or is great leadership learned? Why do some businesses perform poorly while others productive? In almost all cases the team is a direct reflection of its leadership. What is a good leader? What are the characteristics of a strong and effective leader in busin.....
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Understanding Financial Goals For A Business.

Often times when business owners set financial goals, they focus on their turnover rather than profit. People often talk about their turnover, but as I always say, turnover is vanity, profit is reality. You see, a big turnover means very little if you have nothing to show for it at the end of the da.....
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What Is Leadership Coaching In Business.

Leadership is one of the most misunderstood topics in business. Is there such a thing as ‘a born leader’ or is great leadership learned? Why do some businesses have dysfunctional, destructive, acrimonious, and poor performing teams on one end of the spectrum whereas other teams are tight, harmoniou.....
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Mark Vischschoonmaker

I’m Mark Vischschoonmaker

An insightful, reliable and unflappable Sydney business coach.

I’m an award-winning, global top-10 business coach and mentor who specialises in helping business owners gain more structure, profits and sanity in their business life.

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