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Four years plus of Brilliant Business Tips!

Sept 2006 was when we started, a few top articles by a bunch of people willing to put in the hard yards. Four years plus and we are still providing free business tips to those who want to know how to navigate the business minefield!

It was an exciting time when we started especially when I come across people who say “Hey, great business tips…” I love it, even if it’s other peoples info on our site they are talking about.

As I wander from place to place I get various points of inspiration, be it customer service issues, or probation period issues. it’s all great fodder for ideas in my perennial search for more material to pass on things which may be brilliant business tips.

So as you muster the strength to sail through the festive season, I can only hope our blog and forum has been an inspiration to your business efforts.

Seasons Greetings one and all!

December 2010

Bren Ryan – Steve Gray

Carnival of Australia – February 27, 2008

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Welcome to the February 27, 2008 edition of Carnival of Australia.

 Thanks to all the contributors, some great stuff there, enjoy your reading! 

Elias presents The day we said “sorry”! posted at Ramblings of an Australian teacher, saying, “I hope I can still squeeze in the current carnival.” – Yes and No Elias! I think you wanted to be in last fornight’s carnival, but you are welcome in ours 🙂

John Crenshaw presents The Biggest Scam Your Bank Gets Away With Everyday posted at Truthful Lending dot Com, saying, “This little known scam accounts for a huge portion of fees paid to banks every year and is going on right under your nose. The worst part is, it’s completely legal.”

Micellaneous Mum presents Project book – introducing my Illustrator! posted at Miscellaneous Adventures of an Aussie Mum, saying, “The next installment in the series on how I’m going to publish my book this year.”


D Robinson presents Diana Williams and Fernwood Women’s Health Clubs | Australian Women Online posted at Australian Women Online, saying, “This interview with Diana Williams is just one in a series of articles on successful women in business featured on Australian Women Online.”

Kathie Thomas presents Being Ready To Receive posted at, saying, “Helping clients to receive information.”

Leela Cosgrove presents How to Write a Professional Bio posted at Leela Cosgrove.

Leela Cosgrove presents The Seven Step Book Leveraging Program posted at Leela Cosgrove.

Michael Crooks presents Promotional Marketing Articles posted at Crooks Advertising Alliance, saying, “This article explains how salespeople can prevent children from sabotoging a sale.”

Martin Russell presents 5 Keys To Word of Mouth Marketing posted at Word of Mouth Marketing.

Dr. Gavin R. Putland presents Can you stop paying the mortgage and keep the house? posted at /etc/cron.whenever/, saying, “In America, thanks to reselling and repackaging of mortgage loans, the answer is often “Yes” because nobody can prove to whom you owe the money.”


bryce presents Tropfest Tumblings posted at a strangled duck, saying, “Tropfest was a great night with some great movies.”

Suzie Cheel presents There is a Fork In The Road: Which Path Will I Take? posted at The Abundance Highway, saying, “One morning walking on the beach I was fascinated how a tree branch thrown up by the tide was so beautifully positioned on the beach. For me, it was a fabulous image for a fork in the road. I knew then that one day I would find a saying or the words that would be just perfect to go with the picture.”

Michelle Sweeney presents My How Times Have Changes posted at Tonic Gifts.

Current Affairs

Dr. Gavin R. Putland presents Rationalizing stamp duty posted at Putland Uncensored.


Carole Fogarty presents Your Wealth Location for 2008: posted at THE HEALTHY LIVING LOUNGE, saying, “Locate your prosperity and wealth energy for 2008 and then elementally enhance and energetically uplift to bring new opportunities into your life. This is a potent energy that given the right conditions will surprise you.”

jen presents Semantically driven: blogging about blogging, parenting and living in Australia. » True blue posted at Semantically driven, saying, “This is a bit about what I do to save and reuse water.”


Carole Fogarty presents The ultimate guide for a calmer driving experience: posted at THE HEALTHY LIVING LOUNGE, saying, “Ten practical and simple ways to ensure your car is not a metal container full of adult and children stress. Turn the calm dial up in your car now.”

Megan Bayliss presents Alleged sex predator masquerades as parent blogger posted at Imaginif…, saying, “What’s the time Mr Wolf? Time to take care because I have seen the avatar of an alleged child sexual abuser on many of your sites. Posing as a family blogger and all round decent human being is an easy thing to do…particularly when you want something. Be aware of who you are letting in the front door of your virtual home. Child protection is serious business. An investment in it nets returns beyond any current financial investment.”

PlanningQueen presents Ten things we should never say to kids. posted at Planning with Kids, saying, “A reminder to me as a parent about how I can impact my child through what I say to them.”


Lightening presents Zucchini Lovefest posted at Lightening Online, saying, “Need some help using up those zucchini’s. Here’s a recipe or two for you to try.”

Gillian Polack presents Food History at the Royal Canberra Show – #1 posted at Gillian Polack, saying, “There’s a second article on bush foods, too.”


Romeo Vitelli presents Constance Kent posted at Providentia, saying, “Either a tragic victim or a brutal murderer (and maybe even Jack the Ripper). You make the call.”


Duncan Macleod presents The Presets produce My People posted at Duncan’s Music Videos, saying, “Music video for My People, by Sydney electro pop duo The Presets, directed by Kris Moyes, younger brother of Kim Moyes. “I’m here with all of my people, locked up with all of my people. So let me hear you scream if you’re with me””


Raymond presents Airline Credit Cards That Offer Free Miles posted at Money Blue Book.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of australia using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Women In Business…

Let’s talk for a moment about women in business and the ‘aura’ or’stigma’ that surrounds this concept.

Being a women in business, plus an owner of a business that targets women in business, I have found that age old impressions and attitudes still exist. I’ve found that the general thinking of many, (including some women), on the subject of business heirarchy tends to follow this outline:

Men in Business at the top of the pecking order

Women in Business coming in way under them

Mums in Business coming in after these.

Now, tell me, why can’t a mum in business shoot up to the top and sit right there with the Men in business?

How do we even evaluate that this is the correct ‘pecking order’?

Tell me some of your thoughts on women in business and why we always seem to be ‘different’….

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Can thoughts really create your future?

You bet! Can I create a million dollars by sitting on my backside and meditating each day? No way!

With all the hype about The Secret and the Laws of Attraction, there have been many people jumping on the bandwagon to make a quick buck. All of a sudden there are experts in abundance thinking appearing everywhere. I like to consider myself as one of those people except I am not foolish enough to talk about something I have not experienced results with – and I am talking about in the real world, not some massive internet marketing expert.

In 1987 my late brother told me about affirmations “everything you think becomes your reality” he said. I noticed at the time that when I concentrated my thoughts on happy positive things, I was happy and people smiled at me constantly. I have also experienced the Law of Attraction working its magic in the reverse i.e. whenever I have had doubts about myself and worried, I got more of the things I worried about. If you were to sit back and think about this with regards to your own life, I am sure you would find the same thing.

Let me explain how the Law of Attraction really works. Firstly, words alone won’t change things for you but they will help you feel better, if you constantly think happier and more positive thoughts. Feeling happy is what attracts more into your life of what you want. Feeling bad attracts into your life what you don’t want. Put simply if you concentrate on your doubts, insecurities and your problems you will FEEL terrible, hence you will get more of what you don’t want because that is where your thoughts are focused. Like attracts Like.

Try this experiment for just two weeks. Every time you worry about your business or something that you are not happy about, concentrate on something you would like. Erase all doubts and worry from your mind just concentrate on something you would really like. It’s not easy to do this, you have to make a commitment to yourself and believe in yourself. Whenever you start to feel a doubt you have to erase it immediately and think and visualize of what it feels like to be in the place you really want to be.

What happens when you apply these laws of attraction is; that you start to meet the right people, you start to have creative ideas, you are in the right place at the right time and hence you start to grow your business, your career improves or some other great positive change happens.

I have been to the edge of despair and back many times. Firstly with my brother committing suicide, my marriage failing, being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, finding out one of my other brother’s baby isn’t really his and struggling to build my business which was far harder than I had ever anticipated. There were times I just wanted to walk away from it, when I didn’t want to wake up in the morning, but once I really started using the laws of attraction, things changed dramatically.

I will put this to you in a nutshell. What you worry about makes you feel bad, the bad vibrations attract more of what you don’t want. If you are worrying try and change your thoughts to feeling what it would be like to experience your desire. Maybe you are in business and want it to take off. How does it feel when it has taken off? What do you see? Where are you? How many staff do you employ? Who do you meet with? How many customers do you have?

Please do not be fooled into thinking that you will win the lottery or some miracle will just appear. If you really use these laws, things will happen to you and at first you will think it is coincidence, but you will soon learn that the things are happening because of your own positive mental attitude. This is not some New Age waffle either, it is a proven science.

Some tips to help you stay in an abundance way of thinking:

(1) Write out I AM statements. This is very powerful. For example, I am driving my brand new Peugeot 207cc, green in colour with a black leather interior. I feel the sun’s rays on my face as I drive with the top down. I AM feeling exhilarated and happy, feeling and hearing the wind rush by as I drive up the coastal road, on my way for a week-end in the vineyards . Statements like this are descriptive, and you can FEEL what it is like in your vision.
(2) Have a vision board – get a board and stick pictures of all the things you want and look at it whenever you can. Every time you look, make sure you feel like you already have it.
(3) Jump at opportunity. Once you start using these laws opportunities will be given to you all the time – seize and act on them.
(4) You still have to work at it – $1,000,000 isn’t going to magically appear whilst you are sipping cocktails in the hammock.
(5) Read! Every day, read everything you can on these laws. Try this free e-book to start with As A Man Thinketh
(6) Don’t give up! It’s hard going to keep your thoughts on what you want when the chips are down. Don’t stop.

If you would like to learn more about these laws of attraction visit and go to the motivational products page.

How do I know these Laws work? Here is just one example how it has worked for me. How much do you value your health? If you were diagnosed with a debilitating, incurable disease what would you do? Would you say to yourself “Oh woe is me, I am sick, I can’t work any more, I have an incurable disease”. Or would you, like I did, say “Oh, well I will keep really fit and that disease won’t bother me”. Now you can see how powerful the law of attraction is. I chose the first option.

Seasonal Greetings!

To all our loyal supporters a HUGE thankyou! your comments, feedback, forum additions etc have all been truly wonderful. Have a great Christmas and a Brilliant New Year!

From the Free Business Tips team… Bren Ryan and Steve Gray 🙂

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