Year: 2009

Global Consultant is Entrepreneur of the Year in WA

Kalamunda company John Stanley Associates has been awarded Western Australia State Winner in Small Business Champions for Educational Services and its founder, John Stanley, has been awarded Western Australian Entrepreneur of the Year 2009. The small family business is better known in the UK, USA, Canada and Europe for its retail and retail tourism consultancy …

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Keep your Shirt On

Travelling around the world you always pick up at least one new idea in any town. I was in Geraldton in mid West Australia in March working with a group of retailers. They are just opening their first Farmers Market in Geraldton. I discovered the T-shirt shown in the photograph whilst in town. A group …

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Tipster marketing

For those of you who were involved with the Tipster marketing workshop, Jurek mentioned Pride and Passion a tipster web page that has been developed by the tourist board in Scotland. www.prideandpassion.net This is the link to the web page, it promotes local tourist attractions in Scotland.

The Garden Channel

Over the last few months I have been talking in conferences about retailers using YouTube to develop their own training programmes for customers and staff. Many have put this in the too hard basket. This week The Gardening Channel was launched, a how to TV channel for gardeners. This is an excellent tool and shows …

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Texas A& M

Dr Charlie Hall is the present chairholder of the Ellison Chair in International Floriculture at Texas A & M University in the USA. He has a brilliant blog on marketing trends in the industry that everyone should be aware of. On February 15th he produced an excellent article on ‘Marketing During a Recession’. Under his …

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Beyond Organix

I recently attended the West Australian Nuffield scholar report backs from scholars who had travelled the world looking for new ideas in the agricultural sector. One presenter introduced the audience to Beyond Organix, www.beyondorganix.com. This webpage is worth checking out as it takes the discussion on organic food to the next level. What made me …

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Choose Wisely

I was speaking at a conference recently in the Australian capital, Canberra, and the organisers put me into the Crown Plaza. At first it was like many hotels around the world, until I went to breakfast. On the table was a promotion to inform guests that we were stopping in the first hotel in Australia …

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