Alice and Richard Gorman are a husband and wife team who combine two very different skill sets and backgrounds to operate their vegetable farming business, Kalfresh Vegetables.
Kalfresh Vegetables has grown from a small family-owned company with five staff into a multi-million dollar produce business that grows, packs and markets fresh vegetables for customers in Queensland, Australia and overseas.
Here, Alice shares her insights and experiences of working alongside her husband in the demanding and sometimes risky business of living and earning on the land.
Honesty, transparency, authenticity, integrity… these aren’t the kind of traits you’d usually associate with a multi-million dollar fashion empire.
But then Spell and the Gypsy Collective’s dramatic rise to success doesn’t exactly follow your usual business model either.
Take two sisters, living in Byron Bay, not much money between them, no formal business training, and no clear plan who evolve their weekend market stall into global fashion and lifestyle brand with a cult-like following.
If there’s one piece of advice given to all entrepreneurs that’s common across industry, skill level and available income, it’s the practice of setting goals. Thousands of articles, books and guides have been written to help show businesses how to set goals, and hours of research have been dedicated to the amazing things that happen when we do. In today’s business world, goal creation is not just expected, it’s demanded. And so businesses oblige.
by Rebecca Plant and Edward Plant
If you’re not role-playing in your place of work right now, you are missing some serious opportunities to perform bigger, better and stronger. Now we don’t mean the kinky kind of stuff that happens in the bedroom, we’re talking about something that will dramatically shift your outcomes if you roll it out.
As a married couple running Lead a Better Business, we work with couples just like us and you, to double your income, double your time off, grow your capacity and make a whole big impact on this world.
The topic of role-playing came up recently when we were dealing with a number of clients who are struggling to communicate, and who have no ability to separate the boardroom from the bedroom.
There are five key things that need to happen to get the roles and responsibilities of husband and wife teams, or partner teams, right in the business.
It’s an assumption of many business owners that if they grow their business to an international level that things will have to change. Most put the reality of this off – the fact that opening branches and extending operations into other countries might require long plane trips and extended jaunts overseas. When the time comes for business to expand, many find they don’t want to uproot their lifestyles to move overseas or to a more central business hub in Australia.
Key insights to improve business momentum through communication
You cannot achieve anything in your business without communicating. As a result, it makes this skill the ability to talk and get your message across, one of the most important traits and skills that you can learn for your business. And not just for your business, this is the one skill that you can use throughout your life especially if you’re working with another person. This could be your husband, wife, partner or someone else who makes the decisions with you. We are going to share with you the tool you need to get your right in order to move yourself ahead.
Hi, we have just come from a presentation to a bunch of health care business people who had flown from the Gold Coast to Sydney, to talk to them about the three things they most need to do in their business that can ensure 10 times their practice and we want to share them with you.
What you can learn about business from Dwayne Martens, Founder of the Amazonia Group
You know the old saying: “You will rise or fall to the level of the people you surround yourself with”
Well at our last Business League Breakfast we had an amazing person, an inspiration and a phenomenal business owner.
So what does this have to do with the above quote. Well in a room of 85-business owners we could see every individual lift. They were excited and motivated to go and do better in their business. Hell I was excited to go and do more in our businesses.
Our guest speaker was the Founder of Amazonia, The Acai Kings of Australia. He put across some amazing lessons that he’d learnt and that we could all learn. At the end of every guest speaker the guests share those nuggets that they have taken and are going to act on. Any one of these is ‘transformational’ and I wanted to share some of them with you today.