We’re All Going on a Working Holiday

Packing your bags and heading overseas is a well-travelled rite of passage for a ton of Aussies. This crowd of people includes kids heading on a short-term backpack trip across Europe, to expats wanting to make their mark on Europe and America. The ones who decided that the time was right to try something totally out of the box say …

The Best Ways to Measure Success Beyond Money

When you’re running a business, it’s easy to only look at your bottom line as the measure of its success. After all, if your business is making a nice pile of profit, you know that all the elements that make that happen are working too, right? While making profit is a good indicator your business is successful, it is not …

How to Make the Most of What You’ve Got in Your Business

Finding a kick-ass accommodation business in a spectacular location is like winning the lottery. My wife and I spent ages looking for the right spot for our business and were very lucky in finding Evans Head. The park did need some care when we started managing it, but the facilities it offered were outstanding. We know how lucky we are, …

42. Andrew Kennedy on Video Production, Keeping up With Technology and Sharing Stories Around a Campfire

If you work in the hospitality industry, you know how beneficial it can be to hear about other people’s success stories. Each Monday, join Adrian Easdown as he has enlightening chats with successful folks in the hospitality industry around Australia. If you’re involved in anyway way with caravanning, running a restaurant or working with any other sort of hospitality-based business, …

How to Ask Guests for Reviews (and Get Them)

Working in the accommodation and tourism industry, I know how important reviews can be to a business. I also know plenty of businesses who are still not maximising every opportunity they can to seek out guest reviews, and leave it up to fate that they will come in on their social media. I like to remove as much chance from …

Business Takeover Success (an Essential Checklist)

Managing your own business is certainly one of the most rewarding things you can do, and when you have it running like a ship on a clear glass ocean it can feel like you have reached the pinnacle.  It’s not uncommon at this point for you to disrupt that calm with expanding your business to include one or maybe even …

39. Adrian Easdown and Ronsley Vaz on the Power of Feedback, Navigating the Sharing Economy and Nightmare Customer Service

If you’re not using feedback as a method of making decisions on the direction your business is heading, you are missing out on a huge resource for making improvements. Each Monday, join Adrian Easdown as he has enlightening chats with successful folks in the hospitality industry around Australia. If you’re involved in anyway way with caravanning, running a restaurant or …

Congratulations You’re a Manager! Now What?

Getting that manager role is a time when you can kick up your heels and really celebrate your achievement. Moving up the ladder in any organisation means you have put the hard work in and spent long hours making sure things work well in the business. Working on advancing your career is a job on its own, so after the …

Don’t get Lost in Comparison-itis

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the old saying goes. But what happens when you look over the fence at the bloke down the road and it fills you with complete dread? Why is he doing so well? Why aren’t I as good as him? WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT?!? It’s bad enough living with your own self-doubts, …

10 Essential Business Policies

Running a business is a rewarding and exciting experience that can make it an absolute pleasure to go to work… when things are going well. When you find yourself in a situation that you would rather not be involved in, like a dispute with a client or a difficult time with a team member, having a business policy to fall …