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As prominent leaders in the industry, we bring you our latest insights, stories, news and current affairs.

August 1, 2020
An interview with Gwen van Montfort from Female.com.au, discussing life, its challenges and overcoming them.
July 21, 2020
Suzzanne & David Laidlaw share with Channel 10's morning show how they came out the other side of an horrific accident and rebuilt their lives.
July 15, 2020
Reflecting on all the obstacles I’ve faced, there are six key things you should ask yourself to help build your resilience.
July 13, 2020
Kochies Business Builders interview Suzzanne Laidlaw, showing why lack of cash is one of the biggest stressors for business owners.
July 13, 2020
'My Business' share Suzzanne's insights on 'The ABC’s of Successful Business Planning' through a pandemic.
July 13, 2020
Suzzanne is interviewed by 9Honey to talk about the worst day of her life, that turned out to be one of the best.
July 9, 2020
Honoured to be a guest on ABC's Early Mornings with Barry Nicholls to discuss my newly launched book 'What's Your Plan?'.
July 9, 2020
In this guest post with B&T Magazine, I argue that examining your competitors might be just as important for post COVID-19 success as examining your own.
May 1, 2020
Suzzanne discusses with 'Inspire Sport' how exercise plays a huge part in maintaining mental strength as well as physical health.
May 1, 2019
Are your team fully engaged? Do they love what they do? If you want to take your business to the next level and create an ignited culture for greater business success, read 'Building an ignited culture for greater business success'.
February 4, 2019
If you're juggling the working parent routine, here are our top tips to help you manage the chaos.
January 7, 2019
In my most recent article published in <a href="https://insidesmallbusiness.com.au/">Inside Small Business</a> I discuss the foundations of a healthy and successful.
December 5, 2018
As we approach another Christmas, stress starts to increase and it becomes more pressing to tie up loose ends and manage the cashflow through the festive period. Here's 5 business tips by Inside Small Business.
October 22, 2018
Suzzanne discusses with James Lush on ABC&nbsp;Radio - What makes a great leader? What are the qualities and characteristics that leaders should embody?
October 10, 2018
The parallels between high performing teams are evident; whether in business or sport, there are certain qualities and traits that set apart individuals and teams that perform well. Suzzanne discusses on Radio ECU.
October 4, 2018
Business owners have an increased risk of disturbed sleep, which can dramatically impact productivity &amp; decision making - Mel Little from 104.1FM interviews Suzzanne Laidlaw on Sleep Awareness.
September 20, 2018
Suzzanne presents for the Business Owners Board sharing insights into goal setting.
September 20, 2018
Suzzanne on Twin Cities FM - Keeping fit and moving your body gives you natural endorphins, physical and mental strength and is great for your bones.
September 13, 2018
Suzzanne had the pleasure of speaking with Alan Pearsall from 3AW radio, about the importance of business planning.
September 5, 2018
The How, When &amp; Why’s of Planning. Suzzanne chats with Annemarie Cross on The Ambitious Entrepreneur Podcast Network
July 18, 2018
Following on from Clare McAlaney’s ’16 Inspirational WA Women’, Suzzanne had an amazing opportunity to be interview by Tracey Vo on ABC radio.
October 2, 2015
Suzzanne makes another appearance on The Couch, episode 542, discussing the importance of customer service.
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?"
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?