Welcome to 2013!

Dusting off the keyboard today and convincing my computer that today is indeed the first day back at work for 2013! Q3 & Q4 of 2012 seemed to rush past me at light speed.  It is fantastic to be busy and I’ve been honored to work with some great clients – both old and new…

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Sydney Business Month

The NSW Government has axed the successful September Small Business Month that annually attracted over 20,000 business owners to workshops where they learn how to grow their business and connect with each other. Sydney Business month has been set up, including 40 workshops with leading speakers in September to maintain this important initiative. They’re all…

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Stay-at-home Researcher – What I can’t live without

Are you a Stay At Home Researcher?  As I made my coffee this morning, I pondered the things that were really necessary for me to get through my day.  I thought I’d jot them down. 1. A really good alarm clock Coz their ain’t no boss wondering where you are if you don’t show up…

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How’s that end of financial year rush treating you?

In Australia, we’re heading to the end of financial year (June 30).  For us Aussie Market Researchers, this period is often one of the most hectic of the year – clients suddenly realise they have budget to spend that they may lose if it isn’t spent, deadlines speed up and with it, all those pesky…

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Could you travel without your laptop?

A couple of weeks ago I travelled to Melbourne over night for  focus groups.  I would normally bring my laptop with me on these types of trips – I am my only staff member, and work needs to be done when I’m not in the office.  What made this trip special was I decided to…

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Today I will write a blog post

Each morning, as I slowly wake up and get my wits about me again I think, “Today, yes today is the day I’ll write that blog post”. But then, a phone call comes in – ‘urgent work, we need this done yesterday’ or the email ‘can you send me this’ or something else and life…

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