The chief changemaker of Purple Pyjamas. She loves small business, big business and everything in between. She helps people solve problems through supporting them through change. She is an advocate for balance which is why yoga, walking, belly to belly conversation, good food and wine are non-negotiable parts of her life.

Zoom Gloom

On this day 12 months ago began a story that has touched the world. The first case of COVID-19. COVID-19 is one of the few events in our lifetime that have impacted on the entire world. In so many ways we are so very lucky to be living on this Island called Australia. For me,…

Plan for a rainy day in your business

Plan A B & C for your Business in COVID-19

More Government Help With Governments (Local, State and Federal) offering more to help small business navigate the ever-changing beast that is COVID-19 now is the ideal time to plan for a range of different future scenarios. If you feel unsure and anxious about the future now could be the time to plan for the remainder…

Eat That Frog

First Eat The Frog

Mark Twain once said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that it is probably the worse thing that is going to happen to you all day long. In these uncertain times, with unpredictable timetables and…

"Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end." John Lennon

This is not business as usual

Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” John Lennon Business is tough at the moment. Governments have imposed restrictions, shut down establishments and limited the opportunities for many businesses to interact with customers in-person. The flow-on impacts have been and will be exponential. The worst might be yet to…

Don't throw the baby out with the bath water

Do you have Luddites in your customer mix?

The balance between traditional and non-traditional media for small business operators. Not every customer is the same. My mother does not use social media. She is not one of those grandmas’ who wants to connect with her grandkids through socials or Skype or messenger. You will get a text or a phone call (and she…