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Startup | Setting business goals

Whether you are starting a new business or have spent years running your own business, spending time focusing on business planning and setting business goals can have a huge impact on your success.

In this section you’ll not only find plenty of advice on goal setting, but also tips for achieving your business goals once they have been set.

Excuse buster: Dealing with the word ‘how’

20 Sep 14 | Lynda Bayada

In business, the word ‘how’ can fuel procrastination and inaction. Deal with it correctly though, and the opposite will happen. Read more

Why and how to create your perfect business

12 Sep 14 | Katie McMurray

For the past 17 years I’ve been staying in business, now, after creating a powerful business vision, I’m working toward flourishing in my perfect business. Read more

Kapow! How to set punchy, gutsy goals

02 May 14 | Lynda Bayada

As someone trained in coaching, I’m supposed to love goals. Supposed to. In truth I find them rather one dimensional. Goals need to be punchier! Read more

Podcast: Meet a KPI keynote speaker

03 Feb 14 | Advertorial

At the KPI Brand Acccelerator Confereces, Matthew Michaelwicz presents The Art of the Perfect Pitch. An expert in entrepreneurship, innovation and success psychology, Matthew joined Robert recently to discuss his latest book. Read more

Setting the right goals for success

16 Aug 13 | Bree Vreedenburgh

What goals will get you to where you want to go? It all depends on the destination. Read more

Take a small step for a big change

29 Jan 13 | Robert Gerrish

If you’re contemplating another year in business with even a smidgeon of dread and foreboding, spend five minutes reading this. Read more

Business strategy: Don’t forget to dream

25 Aug 12 | Diann Rodgers-Healey

Micro business owners often get so caught up with reflecting on past highs and lows that they lose sight of the bigger picture. Add a little dreaming to your business strategy to ensure your business continues onward and upward. Read more

Four tips for achieving your business goals

10 Aug 12 | Michelle Kvello

Setting business goals is one thing, but actually achieving them is a whole other story. Use these tips to stay focused on achieving your business goals even when life gets in the way. Read more

Half time! Now regroup, refocus and fire up!

26 Jun 12 | Peter Crocker

Have some water, grab an orange and gather round. As the financial year draws to a close, it’s time for the half-time pep talk. Read more

How to make this year your best year yet

08 Nov 11 | Robert Gerrish

Right now we’re turning our attention to the year ahead and we’ve decided this year will be Flying Solo’s best yet. Here’s what we’re going to do. Read more

Are you setting successful business goals?

26 Oct 11 | Monique Bock

Any great entrepreneur or business owner knows that setting business goals is crucial for businesses to be highly successful. A good way is to set daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly goals. Read more

Keep your eyes on the road

19 Jul 11 | Robert Gerrish

Whoosh! What was that? That was the first half of the year racing past in the outside lane. The faster you’re travelling, the more crucial you stay pointing in the right direction. Here’s how to keep your eyes on the road. Read more

SMART goal setting: Making ‘New Week resolutions’

18 Jan 11 | Peter Crocker

Over the summer, I love imagining grand visions for a glittering year ahead. But when it comes to developing the necessary action plans, I start to nod off. Read more

The secret to successful resolutions

11 Jan 11 | Jayne Tancred

Choosing a New Year’s resolution is easy, but for them to stick you need to ask: did you make a wish or a commitment? Read more

Pursuing and achieving goals

08 Dec 10

Rob McKelvey talks to Robert about closing the gap between setting a goal and actually achieving it. Read more

Seven tips for effective goal setting

11 Jan 10 | Deborah Keep

It’s a great time to set new goals. These tips for effective goal setting are based on neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) to help make your goals more lively, fun, and effective! Read more

Big Picture Thinking – friend or foe?

27 Jul 09 | Sam Leader

Many experts tell you that the best way to achieve a goal is by using big picture thinking - to imagine how life looks and feels once you’ve reached it. Read more

How being organised helps you set goals

12 Feb 09 | Roz Howland

Do you feel too overwhelmed by lack of time, space or energy to set goals? Breaking the process down and being organised at every step will see you setting goals in next to no time. Read more

Targeting key business milestones

11 Jan 09 | Philip Shaw

Success is not about working long hours and weekends, it’s about actively targeting key business milestones in the form of key, or ‘springboard’ events. Here’s how these events can propel your business forward. Read more

Goal setting strategy: Aim high

21 Jan 08 | Robert Gerrish

Several years ago I took a stab at managing a pop band. They were good musicians. I was an okay manager. Together we failed abysmally. I think I know why. We didn't have the correct goal setting strategy. Read more

Crafting a personal mission statement

03 Jan 08 | Peter Morgan

To be successful in our business, we need to have a clear vision of where we are going, as well as how we are going to get there. This can be done by creating a personal mission statement, describing the ultimate purpose for our solo journey. Read more

Business deadlines: Let yourself off the hook

27 Nov 07 | Robert Gerrish

In December, the world of the solo business owner can go somewhat wobbly. Sound familiar? Thought so. Welcome to what I consider the most uncomfortable few weeks of the silly season. I suggest it’s time to let some business deadlines go. Read more

Vision statements: How to create a business vision statement

18 Nov 07 | Peter Morgan

The road to business success can be quite a journey and we need to be clear about where we are going. Learning how to create a business vision statement will greatly increase our chances of success. Read more

How to achieve goals

29 May 07 | Sam Leader

This time last year I took a trip to Borneo, where I climbed south east Asia's largest mountain, Mount Kinabalu. I learned a great deal about how to achieve goals from the experience. Read more

Get out of your comfort zone!

21 Jan 07 | Megan Tough

Comfort zones are insidious. They keep us doing the same old things, the way we’ve always done them. After all, when was the last time you thought about taking your business to new and heady heights, but didn’t actually get any further? Read more

An achievable vision for your solo business

28 Nov 06 | Paul J. Morris

Is your vision for your business acheivable? Only then can it keep you motivated and focused. Here's how a vision that's grounded in reality can be of real use to your solo business. Read more

Setting goals: Turning dreams into reality

31 Oct 06 | Linda Anderson

There is a big difference between dreams and goals. Here's what to consider when it comes to setting goals and turning dreams into reality! Read more

Setting big hairy long and short term business goals

18 May 06 | Megan Tough

In the heady arena of business strategy, consultants find wonderful acronyms for the work they do. Let me introduce one to you. It’s the BHAG – the Big Hairy Audacious Goal! Read on to find out more about setting long and short term business goals. Read more

Self-regulation: Setting and achieving goals

16 Feb 06 | Ellen Jackson

What is it that helps and hurts us when it comes to achieving our goals? Why is it so easy one day and so difficult the next? Here are three factors which play a part in self-regulation and setting and achieving goals. Read more

Goal setting tips for your business

28 Sep 05 | Barb Clews

The secret to effective goal setting is to break your big objectives into manageable chunks. Here's how... Read more

Business vision: the importance of long term goals

19 Jul 05 | Robert Gerrish

In our book Flying Solo - How to go it alone in business, Sam and I talk a great deal about the role and importance of holding a business vision. Having long term goals can help you make decisions every day. Read more

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