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September 7, 2021
If you're looking for some direction when it comes to hiring strong candidates to join your team, here are my top tips.
August 3, 2021
Suzzanne Laidlaw Business Coaching was the winner of the 2021 ‘Inspiring Leader’ award at the recent Stirling Small Business Awards.
July 30, 2021
Seven years ago, Brad Sugars, founder of ActionCOACH Global, said something that shook me. He said, “All good business coaches ensure that their clients have a solid business plan for success.”
July 1, 2021
Recognising the strengths and weaknesses of your business is essential when creating your business plan; so you can work towards success from day one.
June 1, 2021
As Leonard Bernstein notoriously said “To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.” Suzzanne shares how to make the most of your time.
Do You Want to Become an Innovator in Your Field?
Do you have trouble sharing your thoughts in a way that others understand?
An Organised Business Is A Productive Business
Are you a lone ranger? A perfectionist? Someone who thinks that the only way to get something done right is to do it yourself?
What Does It Take To Achieve Success?
It’s common knowledge that marketing is a method for attracting new customers to your business, product, or service. However, many entrepreneurs fail to realize that a successful marketing process involves countless strategies for researching, promoting, selling, and distribution.
So you’ve got a business, a loving and supportive family, a roof over your head and food on the table. You’re grateful for what you have, so why don’t things ever feel in place?
In these uncertain times, it's important to remain proactive, motivated and strategic.
Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic (or Relevant), and Time-based? Having goals based around the above acronym will help you to get really clear on what it is that you wish to achieve, and how you are going to achieve them.
Are your organisational values visible through your team?
Have you ever thought about what sets your business apart from other competitors in your field?
As part of the Business Planning process, one of the questions I often ask people is, “What is your Exit Date?”
As someone who works with business owners a lot, one of the things I often get asked about is,"What's the difference between a Vision Statement and a Mission Statement?"
What can you do to proactively start off the new financial year strong?
Suzzanne Laidlaw, WA Master Licensee for Engage & Grow, is a prestigious industry expert for WA Leaders, providing valuable education and mentoring to the local business community.
I have always aimed to inspire others through my personal and sporting achievements.
I was recently invited to participate in an online Q&A style forum, through Ask Me Anything, whereby the public had the opportunity to ask me any question in my area of expertise.
These are some of the things that have helped me to live my best life, and overcome obstacles in my way.
What a privilege it was to spend another year at our Global Conference, soaking up the knowledge of some very inspirational people in our organisation & beyond.
WA is leading the way for the highest number of personal bankruptcies in the country and whilst the WA economy is starting to bounce back, it’s still the worst performing in the country. 
When any owner launches their business, they have a big dream. They want to sell a product or service which they are passionate about and to make enough to live a lifestyle they have always wanted.
A lot of business owners would answer that question by saying “of course I’m building a business!”
It is vital that a company has a USP, to ensure you never have to compete on price, your USP is the one thing that is truly different about you and your business.
Most small businesses in Perth are losing thousands of dollars in potential profit by waiting until the end of the financial year to prepare their tax return, Business Coach, Suzzanne Laidlaw says.
No matter what field you’re in, the principles of coaching remain the same.
In his book, "What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School," Mark McCormak made an interesting discovery about the 1979 graduating MBA class.
Have you ever worked in a business where one customer is viewed as the most important and precious to the company, who everyone treats with kid's gloves?
Accept – you will never be able to do everything you want… because there is just too much to do.
Once you have done the hard work of finding the right person to fill a position in your workplace, how do ensure they stay engaged and don't leave as soon as the first opportunity comes along?
Here's 10 quick tips to improve your small business.
Here are Suzzanne's Top 10 tips to start being a better leader today.
Just like an athlete, they always need the support of a coach. Here, Suzzanne explains.
Everybody perceives success differently, so don't compare your version of success with anyone else's.
Have you ever wondered how many of your fans are actually paying attention to your posts?
My dream is to help any local Perth business owners, whether they are a small or large organisation. Here are my top 3 tips!
The 10 by 10 marketing plan is exploring ten different avenues of advertising and marketing.
It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day of running a business and lose your edge. What is your motivational level?
Delegating tasks not only benefits you, but it also teaches those around you helpful skills that can help them grow and develop.
Business knowledge before you start a business is critical.
Are you waiting for success … or working towards your success?
Building a relationship with your customers is a lot more beneficial for their company than they may think.
Making sure your employees have immaculate customer relation skills, it is the most invaluable and underrated training yourself and your employees can do.
Are you running your business, or is your business running you?
The more time that passes is not aligned with how much money you make…But it can be.
Coming into the new year unprepared can set you back in many different ways.
Having a coach is not about having your work done for you, but about learning how to do the work you have been forever putting off and avoiding.
To be successful in business, you need commitment. That includes education, doing the work and seeing it through.
Don’t forget the advantages of learning from experts in your field, never be too shy to ask for help or too proud to accept it.
Be creative with ways to walk while you work.
As a mentor, and, after seeing clients with this problem time and time again, I understand your situation and I want to help.
With social media having an obvious impact on today’s society, it's crucial to recognise the importance of maintaining an online profile.
As a business coach, I have picked up a few tips, here is my advice for today which will boost your cash flow.
Feedback is extremely important for your employees, as you may be feeling frustrated at times with them, they may have no idea what they are doing wrong.
Do you know where your profit comes from?
What is your company vision? How can you get to a destination if you don’t know what it looks like when you get there?
Do you stride into work each morning with a spring in your step and a sense of excitement about the day ahead?
Ever wondered what a business coach does?
I believe that there are a few key areas that set apart those that succeed in business, and those that don’t.
What can you do to make a difference in this lifetime?
Ms Laidlaw, a business reformer, coach and productivity expert, lists her top 5 tips for business owners to start the new financial year with their best feet forward.
Do you want to do things with your life or business but don't have the cash to do it?
Do you ever have moral dilemmas or moral decisions to make?
Our business purpose is about connecting our emotions and our heart, with what we do.
You need to get really clear on what success looks like. If you can’t see what success looks like, it will be so much harder to achieve it.
The importance of having a vision of your business is so undervalued. It is an absolutely vital part of the success of your business and holding your team and clients together.
As a business coach, I'm often asked “Why do I need a plan? What will I gain?" Here, I answer why.
Have you heard the statistics that 80% of small businesses go under in the first 5 years?
Too many business owners are willing to start a business and just ‘wing it’. You cannot wing a business!
With any venture you will take, it is going to be much more successful if you have planned it, correct? There is no exception to owning a business.
Your business is an extension of who you are and for mot, what you love. Just like a kid, a business needs taking care of and lots of time and energy to help it grow to its full potential.
If you’re in business, you have most likely received a disgruntled customer complaining about your product or service. Here's how to deal with it.
If you want to improve productivity and performance in the workplace, it is vital that your staff need to be motivated to achieve and reach their goals.
How do you tell a true entrepreneur apart from the rest? I have found there are certain characteristics that most entrepreneurs possess.
In today’s business environment, development is critical to boost your long term profitability. For any industry to grow, planning, effort, time, and money are all essential.