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Q&A: The Plans Keep Changing Posted on Jan 11, 2019

My plans change constantly. Doesn’t this make a business plan redundant?

Hi ABDI,

I know I need to do a business plan, but we keep thinking of new things to do each year in our business, and...

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Q&A: Getting Everyone Together To Talk Posted on Dec 19, 2018

We struggle to get everyone together to talk business.

Dear ABDI,

We run a family mixed farming business with 3 main parties: A set of parents looking to retire, and two brothers and...

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Q&A: Meeting With My Beef Processor Posted on Dec 13, 2018

I get one chance to chat to a major customer, and I don’t want to stuff it up.

Dear ABDI,

My major customer is a beef processor. I’m keen to get in the room with them, have a...

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Q&A: Do I Need to Set a Vision? Posted on Dec 11, 2018

I run a small farm – is setting a Vision even relevant to me?

Dear ABDI,

You talk a lot about getting clear on your Vision for the future. I have a lot of trouble with this concept, and...

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Countdown to Christmas – 4 Tips to End the Year Well Posted on Dec 10, 2018

With Christmas approaching fast and the end of the year looming it’s easy to “just write these last few weeks off” and decide to pick things up again in 2019.

But, these last few...

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Q&A: Drought Juggle Posted on Dec 05, 2018

Juggling the drought.

Dear ABDI,

We’ve been trying to grow this business for several years now, which has required a lot of blood sweat and tears. The same as everyone else, we are dealing...

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Christmas, Drought, Family and Plans Posted on Dec 01, 2018

I’d like to share a personal, true story about Christmas, drought, family and plans. 

Traditionally I remind everyone as we head into December about what I call ‘Christmas...

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Q&A: Is It Time For A New Accountant? Posted on Nov 29, 2018

Is it time for us to consider a new accountant?

Dear ABDI,

We’ve been with our current accountant for over 10 years now. While he’s been pretty good, we only see him once a year when...

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Building Business Resilience – Managing working capital in drought conditions Posted on Nov 15, 2018

Drought brings with it many challenges, but one of the most notable is the financial difficulties that are endured during an on-going drought.

Being adequately prepared is an integral step in...

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Do You Feel the Wheels are Falling Off Your Wagon? Posted on Oct 31, 2018

Do you feel like the wheels are starting to fall off your wagon? It’s getting close to the end of the year and I wanted to check in with you. How has 2018 been for you, the...

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Banks and business risk – what’s 1x strategy to manage both? Posted on Oct 27, 2018

The Banking Royal Commission has revealed ‘horror stories’ about banks.

While you may not have been directly impacted, there is no question that the financing sector and lending...

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5 Key Learnings from QRRRWN conference Posted on Sep 19, 2018

Key takeaways from a candid conversation about business building.

Last week we hosted a conversation at the QRRRWN conference in Kingaroy with ABDI Agri-Business Management Program Alumni, Kym...

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