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My Appearance on Perth’s The Shine Show with Salome Schillack

Nov 28, 2016

THE SHINE SHOW – facebook.com/shineandsucceed Episode 22: Start Getting Bigger Results in Your Business by Changing Your Mindset with Claire Whitelaw-Brown Click to pay the Facebook Live video.

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Why To Be a Great Accountant Means Being a Great Relationship Builder

Sep 23, 2016

With the strong competition out there in the market place coupled with the relentless progress of technology, building strong relationships with others has never been more important for accountants as it is right now. The days where partners can afford to employ young graduate accountants that don’t meet a client for up to five years whilst…

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How To Future Proof Your Accounting Practice

Aug 10, 2016

There’s good news and bad news for accounting practices all over the world right now. Although there is a 97.5% probability (source PwC) that traditional accounting services such as tax preparation, bookkeeping and even audit will be automated in the not too distant future, last year USA Today’s Gallop Poll found that accountants are considered…

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5 Common Limiting Beliefs That Are Stopping Female Entrepreneurs From Succeeding Today

Jun 6, 2016

Whether we like it or not the thing that is really keeping us from reach our full potential as female entrepreneurs is not what’s happening externally to us, husband, kids, websites, products, funding.. – it’s actually US! WE are what’s holding us back by buying into our own limiting beliefs. So what is a limiting…

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Are you Letting Profit Leak From Your Business?

May 30, 2016

It’s often believed by business owners that to make more profit you have to find more customers. Well actually that’s not always the case. In many circumstances there is plenty of profit to be found from your existing clients simply by shifting your focus from adding more customers, to recovering the profit leaking out your business right now.…

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5 Habits To Change to Dramatically Improve Your Business Results

May 19, 2016

 “We are what we repeatedly do; excellence then is not an act but a habit” – Aristotle  All small business owners want their ideas to become a success, yet so many of them go out of business in the first two years. There can of course be unforeseen catastrophic events like a major lawsuit, sudden…

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Cutting costs can make your business less profitable

Apr 29, 2016

When a business hits hard times, many small business owners will focus on cutting costs to turn their fortunes around and maintain their profits. Not all costs are made equally though and cutting some costs can ultimately lead to making less profit instead of more. During my years as an accountant I saw this pattern…

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A Different Business Result Requires Different Thinking

Apr 20, 2016

As small business owners we start our business with a picture of how we want our business and life to be. Once you’ve been in business for a while and have got some results, it’s not unusual to hit a bit of a plateau that you feel like you are stuck on and struggling to get…

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10 Warning Signs Your Business Needs A Change In Strategy

Apr 5, 2016

When you decided to follow your dream and start your own business, if you are like most entrepreneurs you will have been looking forward to flexible working on your terms, more quality time with your family, holidays in abundance and a lot more money to live the lifestyle you wanted. The reality is though for…

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What To Do If You’re Earning Less Than Your Employees

Mar 25, 2016

When you go into business you have hopes and dreams about the increase in money you will earn and the freedom it will give you. For many small business owners they find once they take on staff, running a business doesn’t quite live up to their dream. They even find themselves paying their staff more…

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How Successful People Make Decisions

Jan 29, 2016

As entrepreneurs we have to make literally hundreds of decisions every week, but do you find making them a breeze or do you find yourself paralysed with worry that you will do the wrong thing? Find out what Napoleon Hill discovered about how successful people make their decisions. “Accurate analysis of over 25,000 men and…

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Myths Busted: What It Takes To Be Successful

Jan 28, 2016

There are plenty of myths out there about what it takes to be successful.  I want to bust a few with you today to enable you to move forward, achieve your goals and have a spectacular 2016. One myth that I often hear is that you need to be naturally talented or have a high…

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5 Biggest Challenges Female Entrepreneurs Must Overcome

Dec 16, 2015

Entrepreneurship isn’t easy for anyone. The highs and lows are relentless and the path you walk is certainly no gentle stroll. Whilst there are more women launching into the world of entrepreneurship, there is still a long way to go until their success is equal to that of their male counter parts. Whilst this is…

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Is your business getting results… or did your dog eat your homework?

Nov 25, 2015

Do you remember a time when you were at school and you hadn’t done your homework? Did you own up and tell your teacher, ‘I didn’t do it because I decided to go down to the park with my friends’ or did you come up with a story? ‘My dog ate my homework’ An excuse…

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7 Ways Your Business Can Outshine The Competition

Nov 18, 2015

It doesn’t matter what industry you are in, there will always be competition. It many industries these days there are indeed going to be lots of other players vying for your customers attention and trying to take your market share.   Many businesses decide that the best solution is to compete with their competitors on…

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Why Successful People Do Not Always Feel Successful

Nov 11, 2015

I was chatting to a business owner I know very well a little while ago. By many peoples standards, including my own, he owns a very successful business that turns over in excess of $50m a year.   I was curious to know when he had realised that he had achieved success in business, but…

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Why you should collaborate instead of compete

Nov 9, 2015

Hi Claire Whitelaw Brown here from CWB Business Growth Strategies. As per one Stephen Coveys book, The 7 Habits of Highly effective people, a habit that all successful people do is to Synergize with others. Imagine there are two people, one has a tin of beans and the other has a tin opener. Both are…

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5 Reasons a Narrow Niche Broadens Your Opportunities

Nov 3, 2015

Have you ever like me, walked into a restaurant looked at the menu and gulped when you realised there are fifty plus dishes on it from ranging from Italian to Mexican to Thai cuisine? My alarm bells start to flash like crazy and I think, how can they be good at all these things? One…

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Delegate Not Abdicate

Nov 2, 2015

Delegate not abdicate! Hey everyone, Claire Whitelaw Brown here from CWB Business Growth Strategies. Most business owners get to the point where they can no longer manage all the work in their business on their own and it becomes time either outsource or get someone in to help out. This can be exciting and scary.…

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Five Steps To Make Your Big Idea Happen

Oct 29, 2015

So you have any idea, it might be a big lofty, audacious idea that makes your heart flutter a little at the thought and you have no clue how to get it started.   It can seem very overwhelming when you are stood at the bottom of the mountain looking up. The top can seem…

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What are lag and lead measures?

Oct 27, 2015

I wanted to talk briefly about the difference between lag and lead measures and how you can use them to grow your business. Before I became a business consultant I spent 20 years working for business owners to help them build profitable businesses.  I am a charted management accountant and ex-CFO and so spent a large…

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What Higher Purpose Does Your Business Serve?

Oct 23, 2015

“Any business that exists solely to make money is not worth doing. Businesses must serve a higher societal purpose to truly excel.” – Mukesh Ambani   The people that just chase money rarely make it in business, it’s the entrepreneurs that want to make a positive impact and provide the largest value that get paid…

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5 Reasons Women Should Support Each Other In Business

Oct 15, 2015

Like many other women in business I have been on the receiving end of a scathing bitchy comment or two by a fellow businesswomen and yes I’m not afraid to say it hurts!   I think it hurts that little bit more because it’s said by a women in business that should be able to…

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How to Execute your Idea and Start Winning

Oct 13, 2015

Great ideas really are a dime a dozen in business. Everybody has them but yet there are still so few that actually make it to market. Making an idea a success is all in the execution. Great entrepreneurs don’t just conceive awesome ideas they make them happen.   Here’s a few ways to make sure…

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Why You Need To Fall In Love With Your Numbers

Oct 13, 2015

Yesterday I was chatting to a business owner who had been in business for a number of years, employs 5 people and confessed to me that they still didn’t really understand their accounts.   This business owner is by no means unique, I hear this so often amongst small business owners. But the fact is…

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Why You Need To Be The Queen Of Your Culture

Oct 13, 2015

Company culture is something that only big organisations need to concern them selves with, true or false? False   To set your business up for success, it’s important to create a high performing culture right from the start (even if that’s just you right now!)   Your company culture is made up of the shared…

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Top 5 Beliefs for Success

Oct 13, 2015

I’m always super curious about how incredibly successful entrepreneurs think, what they believe to be true and how they turn that into action.   I love reading about the success stories of others and wondering how did they do that? I’m a big fan of Evan Carmichael’s YouTube channel and love watching the ‘Top 10…

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Pick Battles Wisely To Win More

Oct 13, 2015

You might mistakenly believe that there is nothing to learn about business from ‘The Art of War’ by Sun Tzu, oh but there is!   Take the concept of ‘Avoid What is Strong and Attack What is Weak’. Might sounds a bit aggressive but think about it like this:   If you choose to go…

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The Pitfall of Failing to Meet Your Clients Expectations

Oct 12, 2015

Miss-Matched Expectations   I read a Tony Robins article last weekend about relationships and he talked about how the expectations both partners have of each other are very subjective; in fact simply just an opinion. If left unchecked these mis-matched expectations can lead to bickering over the smallest things like how the towels are folded…

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But Why Do You Do What You Do?

Oct 12, 2015

Why Does Your Why Matter? When I first start working with most business owners, I hear a lot of, ‘What should I do….’ and ‘How do I…..’ So few can clearly articulate the Why’s behind their business. Why? Why am I in business? Why does it matter to me? Why do my clients care about…

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3 Ways to Rock at Networking

Oct 8, 2015

I set a challenge this morning about networking in the 30 Day Business Challenge that I’m running. It brought all kinds of memories flooding back to me about an old fear I use to have around networking whilst I was transitioned from the world of accounting to becoming a business owner. How I Got it…

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3 Things Worth Letting Go Of For 2015

Dec 23, 2014

As we come to the end of the year, many people will find themselves looking back and reflecting on the year gone by. We think about how quickly it went by, the trials and tribulations, the joy we experienced and how grateful we are that we have got to the end of it in one…

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Work Your Standards Baby!

Nov 21, 2014

What is a standard and why are they so important to success in our businesses AND our day-to-day lives? Time to reveal the hidden super powers that having great standards hold. We have all had that disgruntled feeling when something is not going as well as we hoped in our business. Sometimes it is just…

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Do you know what it takes to build a successful career?

Nov 10, 2014

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to climb the career ladder to the top of their profession whilst others seem to get stuck on a rung and cannot seem to move off? For some, career success seems ever allusive whilst for others it can appear to almost fall in their lap. “Unless you…

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We help to accelerate the growth of businesses and individuals who are in the pursuit of exceptional results.

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We help accountants and their teams to find, retain and service quality business clients to increase profit.
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