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Paul Rowe

Paul Rowe is chief executive of Razor Business Solutions, which works with business to develop strategies to improve performance, create opportunities, maximise returns and minimise risk.

Perth a city on the move

Walk down many major city streets these days and there seems to be a renewed sense of vibrancy and excitement. This is particularly true of Perth, where once shady, unloved laneways are being brought back to life with fashionable new bars, restaurants and shops springing to life on an almost-weekly basis.

Time the enemy when things go pear shape

According to recent figures, bankruptcies across Australia fell almost 13.7 per cent in the three months to December 2014, to 4,179 from 4,844 for the corresponding period a year earlier.

Don’t let your debtors take you down

Sales are great but cash flow is king! Business owners need to develop strategies so that mantra is turned into practical outcomes.

Make it a December to remember

The year’s most important retail period is almost upon us, so is your business ready to make the most of the opportunity?

How’s your business travelling?

For a host of reason beyond their control, and many for which they bear total responsibility, business owners fail to seek help when they’re in trouble.

Grow your business on strong values

There are five simple steps to help create the right culture for your business.

Urgent need for healthcare reform

Australians need to have a positive discussion on how we are going to meet our future healthcare needs.

Retailers must adapt, or perish

The retailers best placed to benefit from a changing marketplace will be those who proactively shape products, services and experiences for and with consumers.

Christmas is coming, are you ready?

Has your retail business done everything possible to maximise this busy shopping period?

The right KPIs can lift returns

Of all the possible measures of a business’s success, profit remains at the top of the list.

Refresh your business recipe

The health of the hospitality sector is a good barometer of the state of the overall economy.

Building better partnerships

Setting the ground rules, and sticking to them, can make all the difference when embarking on a new business venture.

The taxman cometh

Have you ticked all the boxes ahead of June 30?

Take charge of your business future

Small business owners are used to ‘doing it all’, but sometimes a bit of independent advice can be the difference between success and failure.

Get your staff on the team bus

THE word ‘team’ is used in business all the time - team meetings, team planning and, of course, team building. But is it a catch cry or something that truly adds value to the organisation?

Embrace the chance to review your practices

A BUSINESS cannot move forward without continuously reviewing the past; not to be critical of our mistakes, but to ensure the journey forward continues to improve.

Do your homework before borrowing

THERE has never been a better time to review your current personal lending requirements. Interest rates are on the move downwards, and now is a good opportunity to assess your rate.

How to tackle vast array of loan options

You have decided to expand your business and are concerned about cash flow.

Look for the gems at your next conference

A good conference can be worth its weight in gold.

Take precautions to avoid bankruptcy

THE impact of a bankruptcy can be devastating, not only for the business owner but also others associated with the business – staff lose their jobs and often their entitlements, customers lose deposit

10-step survival guide for business

If your doctor told you you had heart disease or diabetes you would immediately take steps to make yourself stronger and healthier.

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Perth a city on the move

Walk down many major city streets these days and there seems to be a renewed sense of vibrancy and excitement. This is particularly true of Perth, where once shady, unloved laneways are being brought back to life with fashionable new bars, restaurants and shops springing to life on an almost-weekly basis.

Don’t let your debtors take you down

Sales are great but cash flow is king! Business owners need to develop strategies so that mantra is turned into practical outcomes.

Grow your business on strong values

There are five simple steps to help create the right culture for your business.

Urgent need for healthcare reform

Australians need to have a positive discussion on how we are going to meet our future healthcare needs.

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Perth a city on the move

Walk down many major city streets these days and there seems to be a renewed sense of vibrancy and excitement. This is particularly true of Perth, where once shady, unloved laneways are being brought back to life with fashionable new bars, restaurants and shops springing to life on an almost-weekly basis.

Grow your business on strong values

There are five simple steps to help create the right culture for your business.

Don’t let your debtors take you down

Sales are great but cash flow is king! Business owners need to develop strategies so that mantra is turned into practical outcomes.

Time the enemy when things go pear shape

According to recent figures, bankruptcies across Australia fell almost 13.7 per cent in the three months to December 2014, to 4,179 from 4,844 for the corresponding period a year earlier.