Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Best wishes to all as we close 2014

Goodness what a fantastic ride 2014 has been. I am delighted, honoured, humbled and grateful for the overwhelmingly positive support for Out of the Box Biz, opening less than a year ago on 1 January 2014. 

During this time we have built to well over 70 members, generated thousands of dollars of business for our members and provided high quality education for all at our events to bond over, benefit from and share the experience together. In addition I am delighted to have been invited to host the Perth event for Australia's LARGEST Networking event on 18 March 2015, so mark 7:30am in your diaries Perth colleagues and mid morning for east coast colleagues to join us and unite together in business.

I believe Out of the Box Biz is fulfilling a niche in business education and networking of a personalised business community and delighted we are set to build to our fullest capacity (120 exclusive members) and strengths early in 2015.  I have almost set the 2015 calendar of themes and speakers which I have been sharing this process with our current members and plan to share at our January meeting on 21 January themed 'First Impressions'.

Therefore thank you one and all, close family, friends, Out of the Box Biz speakers, members and business colleagues. This is a ride that cannot be achieved alone and I am deeply appreciative of all those in my life that support me to be the best version I can be and succeed to new heights. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 



I look forward to continuing the ride with you in 2015.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Expert Guest Speaker Ron Gibson will return in 2015

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to Ron Gibson's presentation at our end of year event on 3 December, we are in discussion with Ron to return to an Out of the Box Biz event in 2015. However, as this may not happen until the 2nd half of 2015 we would like to share 2 workshops where you can learn more in January 2015:

Stop hoping for referrals. Make them happen. "Endless Referrals" 

Out of the Box Biz acts as agents for Ron Gibson 

Are you struggling to get in front of good prospects? 
Are you doing a brilliant job with your clients but still not getting enough referrals for your business? 
Your next client/customer is right under your nose, but do you have a plan to get introduced? 

Workshop - 2 hours January 20 2015 $150 per person 10:30am -12:30pm 






Stop doing it wrong. Start doing it right. "Profitable Networking" 

Out of the Box Biz acting as agents for Ron Gibson 

Are you attending networking events and not generating any business opportunities? 
Do you spend a small fortune on networking coffees, meals and memberships and have little or no business to show for it? 
Do you need to start networking to build your business but don't know how? 



Workshop - 2 hours January 20 2015 $150 per person 12:30 - 3pm 





Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Proud to present mover and shaker and expert connector Ron Gibson as our keynote speaker

Ron Gibson will present the topic: "PROFITABLE NETWORKING" 

Networking can be a game changer. Done the right way, it can open doors and close deals. Done wrong, it can be a complete waste of time. Introvert, extrovert, novice or ace, everyone can something about networking from Ron Gibson.

If you're attending networking events and not generating business opportunities; 

if you're spending a small fortune on coffees and meals and have little or no business to show for it; 

if you're frustrated that your networking group isn't bringing you the referrals you had hoped for;

if you're coming under pressure from your boss to generate business from your networking efforts and you want to know how;

 if you need to start networking to build your business but don't know how or where to start----Ron's presentation will be good for you! 

Book online

You will learn:
* How to make valuable connections, not just contacts

* Where to network and what to say when you get there

* How to replace fear and uncertainty with fun and confidence to be able to connect with people at any level

* How to capitalise on the connections you have made to ultimately set the appointments you want

* What it takes to turn you networking connections into revenue


Meet Ron Gibson

Ron Gibson is Australia's leading professional expert in business networking. His 200 plus presentations every year distil 20 years of experience and insights gained from building his own successful business exclusively from networking, referrals and a strong word-of-mouth reputation. Find Ron on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/gonetworkingrongibson 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The topic may not be sexy but the results transform you

Thrilled to welcome Linda McMahon as our newest Out of the Box Biz Thinker (member) to our business community. View her profile and check out her free webinar coming up here on our website


Linda McMahon otherwise known as the Time Management and Accountability Chick works with women from high management to start up business owners right through to women running their own multi million dollar business.
Linda has been in business for over 11 years and specialising in Time Management for Women Business Owners for over three years.  She has interviewed over 35 successful Business women and written 6 e-books. 

Linda is also married and is a Mum of two and lives on a hobby farm in the Kiewa Valley, Victoria. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Reach your financial goals by walking alongside those who have before you

We are thrilled to present Paul Counsel at our November monthly meeting presenting the topic 'Know Your Mind… Know Your Business'. The topic and content is not to be missed but in case you weren't sure if it was worth attending then browse through Paul's background to be reassured that you can be in the company of him at this meeting as someone that has reached and exceeded their financial goals. Which enables him to guide you successfully to achieve the same:

Book to attend here

Paul Counsel is a self made multimillionaire who has built four multimillion dollar companies from start up.

He’s an entrepreneur who lives for sharing his knowledge...

For the past 20 years, through various entrepreneur programs,  Paul has been mentoring business owners and emerging entrepreneurs in how to build successful offline and online business from the ground up.

In 2013, LinkedIn described Paul as being in the top 1% of the most endorsed mentors in Australia for Business Strategy.
Paul is a bush kid at heart who grew up locked away in the isolation of the Tasmanian bush witnessing the daily struggles of his two profoundly Deaf, working class parents.
After leaving school at an early age, he followed the labour/pay cycle of “workers” for 25 years, only to end up dead flat broke at the age of 40 and feeling unrewarded for a life of hard work.
At this stage, Paul's debts were greater than his income. He didn't know how to get off the “work/stress, not enough time, not enough money treadmill”. Then one day, he made a life changing decision. He decided to no longer be imprisoned by the lack of money, the lack of time and the lack of freedom.
Like others before him, Paul made a crucial decision. "Never again was I going to be in a position where I felt that I had to beg for a living. I was determined to become wealthy – financially free – and never be dependent on jobs, wages, commissions or economic ups and downs ever again."
Approximately 3.8 years later, through learning the secrets of real estate, shares and business, he achieved his dream of becoming a multimillionaire. Now he teaches people how to achieve similar outcomes.
Paul is the author of five books which include How To Achieve Financial Freedom In Any Economic Climate... Residual Income... The Psychology Of Wealth... The Mechanics of Wealth... and The Essentials Of Wealth.
He’s received a highly prestigious Teaching Fellowship Award from one of Australia’s leading Universities, and holds the distinction of being the first person in Australia to receive a Doctorate in his chosen field of study.

Paul Counsel now mentors people in different parts of the world, runs a hugely successful seminar company, has thousands of graduates of his courses, has made multiple new millionaires, has a buzzing membership organisation and countless people now experiencing the freedom they had always dreamed of.

Book YOUR ticket to attend here

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Lost Art of Face-to-Face Communication with Steve Mills and Bas Zempilas on Radio 6PR breakfast program

I was delighted to have had the opportunity to share some tips about practicing The Lost Art of Face-to-Face Communication in the business and home environments with Steve Mills and Bas Zempilas on 6PR breakfast program live on air this morning. 

Thank you if you tuned in live and are visiting my website. Do mail me fleur@fleurallen.com if you'd like to receive my tips.




If you missed the interview live it is available online

Feel free to share your own experiences of practicing or teaching face-to-face communication skills


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Delighted to present Paul Counsel at our November meeting

Paul Counsel will present the not to be missed topic: 'Know Your Mind… Know Your Business'



Know Your Mind… Know Your Business
Know Your Mind… Exceed Your Business Profits
Know Your Mind… Accelerate Your Dreams
Know Your Mind… Know Your Trajectory For Heightened Success


How an understanding of your mind's 'natural' cognitive preferences allows you to discover your hidden form of genius and whether or not you're in the right business model for your genius type.

Book online today

Why knowing your genius type is so incredibly important to your business success and why authoring from your genius zone allows you to conquer hidden fears you might not be aware of.

Why making the big leap into your Genius Zone allow you to feel more exhilaration… a constant sense of purposeful joy… and more productivity in terms of financial abundance… without feeling that you are expending effort to produce it.

How to get time to fly rather than drag and 'work' not to feel like "work"!

Why an understanding of 'authorship' is the one critical factor that can help you accelerate your business results to the next level.

Why concentrating on one particular area of 'authorship' credits you with the most value from your personal and professional development practices.

Why 'fractured authorship' creates upper limits to the success you're seeking to achieve.

Why working at your upper limit is counterproductive and why it holds profits at a particular level.

Why an understanding of the dominate information gathering and decision making functions at your clients can lead to increased sales and increased prices. This one critical aspect of behavioural economics is the key to developing stronger professional and personal relationships.

How to immerse yourself in the creative fertility of what you're most passionate about so that you produce your greatest personal and professional payoffs along with the highest ratio of abundance and satisfaction to the amount of time you spend on your business.

Why goal setting is so difficult for most people and why a new approach needs to be considered in order to get the best from yourself and others.

Friday, September 12, 2014

We're delighted to Welcome back The Cashflow Queen to present:

The 5 MUST Do’s to : Make and Keep More Money In Your Business.




Book your ticket today here

Tracey will cover :

·         Who you need in your TEAM to guarantee more “FUN” money.
·         What is the BIGGEST FLAW most business make in the area of FINANCE.
·         And WHERE you can go for help!

Book your ticket today here

Tracey Loubser is the ‘Queen of Cash flow! She is an Hons Degree qualified accountant with over a decade and a half’s’ experience working within professional practice (Deloittes), a corporate environment (Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Risk Management) and in the past six years directly with small to medium business owners.

Over the past six years, Tracey has helped many business owners achieve great success in business, from transforming a business from a NET Loss to Net Profit in ONE month, to improving Net Profit in another business by 65% (in just 7 months), as well as achieving a 47% reduction in debt over 12months while still maintaining owner drawings and growing staff commitments.

It is common knowledge that the failure rate in Australian small business is frightening! In fact stats indicate that 87% of these failures are mainly because most business owners have no idea what is going on in their business financially. It is this financial inadequacy that drives Tracey’s vision to make financial literacy accessible to every small business owner in Australia within the next 5 years.

The result of this vision will certainly have a direct impact on small business success and longevity in Australia.

In order to achieve this vision, Tracey works side by side with Accountants and Bookkeepers through her training business; Confident Cashflows Training and Education, and shares “The Proven Profit Boosting System”.

By sharing her Step by Step “How to analyse, measure and track (efficiently) system”, as well as her Templates, Do’s ,Don’ts and the learning’s which can save her students tens of thousands of dollars, as they explore this mostly untapped market, Tracey expects to transform the small business success rate FOREVER, while her students build new profitable and successful business models, and ultimately become more appreciated and valued to the business community!

Tracey also shares the non-content related learning (which you only get from experience!!) through her Coaching program. This covers the most successful ways of Marketing and Selling these programs to clients, Pricing Do’s and Dont’s, and a lot more...so that THIS program (unlike others!!) EARNS more Regular Revenue and Builds “A grade” clients into “Raving Fans!!”

Tracey shares her passion for her craft as a key note speaker to both small business owner groups and the accounting profession. Her presentations are educational, interactive and FUN! She is a strong believer that “If it’s not FUN, I am not doing it”, and this message is clear in her presentations which has been proven to lift the energy of any room and inspire ACTION!

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Please welcome expert guest speaker Jason Paizes

ONTRAPORT AWESOMATION…

Jason Paizes - Director of IT Mooti (Pty) Ltd will be giving a brief introduction to Ontraport - the amazingly popular web automation solution designed for entrepreneurs.

Learn how successful companies are using Ontraport to deliver value to their customers, to improve their profits and to save time.

Items that Jason will be covering include:

  • ·      An overview of what automation is and why you need it
  • ·      What Ontraport does so well that other systems don’t
  • ·      The concept of “Outsourcing to Systems”
  • ·      A real-world example of Ontraport in action


Expect to walk away from this brief talk with an awakening as to what automation is, how this applies to you, and how Ontraport could help you to work smarter, make money and save time.



Jason Paizes
Co-Founder and Director of IT Mooti
With over 15 years experience in software development, information management system implementation and business automation, Jason is regarded as an expert in Business Cloud Computing. He has been involved in the streamlining and automation of businesses all around the world including the UK, Africa, The Former Soviet Union, and Argentina.
Jason has been a business owner since his early 20’s, has been involved in dot com ventures, listed companies and small business.
Personally, what drives Jason is his dream of helping as many people as he can embrace the current wave of technology as a tool to improve their lives.