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Issue #35 February 2018

Issue #35 February 2018

Hello 2018! I read an article recently by Craig James from Commsec, who identified the following as issues expected to influence the Australian economy over 2018: US president Donald Trump....
Issue #34 December 2017

Issue #34 December 2017

Balfour Consulting would like to wish all our clients, associates, friends and colleagues a most enjoyable Christmas and a very rewarding 2018 The Basics of Community Engagement Community...
Issue #33 July 2017

Issue #33 July 2017

Managing Change Around 500 BC Heraclitus said, “The only constant in life is change.” Over 2500 years later, change is happening at breakneck speed and yet change is often the hardest thing to...
Issue #32 October 2016

Issue #32 October 2016

Colin Balfour - back on the team Having taken a two-year sabbatical with the Campervan & Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA), working on a range of projects, I am now back with Mary at Balfour...
Issue #31 January 2014

Issue #31 January 2014

We would like to wish all our clients and friends a very happy, successful and profitable 2014  Balfour Consulting P/L has shifted office Balfour Consulting is no longer operating from our...
Issue #30 August 2013

Issue #30 August 2013

Grant and Award Submissions - how to achieve 95% success! At Balfour Consulting, we have a proven track record in preparing successful grant and award submissions, with an outstanding success rate...
Issue #29 April 2013

Issue #29 April 2013

NBN - fiction and fact I am completely over the level of debate around what is probably one of the most significant infrastructure projects this country will undertake in the 21st century, the...
Issue #28 March 2013

Issue #28 March 2013

Community Consultation- a short course in stuffing things up! It is not that hard to stuff up your community consultation or engagement.  The best way is to hold a public meeting where...
Issue #27 February 2013

Issue #27 February 2013

Business plans - a total waste of time? According to a colleague who owns and operates his own consulting business, business plans are “a total waste of time”. As his business has...
Issue #26 - January 2013

Issue #26 - January 2013

Balfour Consulting would like to wish our clients and friends a successful, prosperous and happy New Year. May 2013 be a winner for you! 2013 - Some sensible and some outrageous predictions!...
Issue #25 - September 2012

Issue #25 - September 2012

 It’s not just the media – its communications While a formal business plan is the most effective way to guide your overall strategic management process and communicate this process with...
Issue #24 - August 2012

Issue #24 - August 2012

A Brief Guide to Market Research When undertaking market or social research, we are often asked the question "how can you evaluate the opinions of the entire city when you only interviewed a small...
Issue #23 June 2012

Issue #23 June 2012

Writing Successful Tenders or Submissions Our associate Senior Consultant, Chris Chappell, has spent plenty of time putting together grant submissions or tender documents, and is happy to share...
Issue #22 May 2012

Issue #22 May 2012

Branding Places People living in Australia's regional towns and cities do not always appreciate that those living in our capital cities and elsewhere in the world may not think their hometown is...
Issue #19 March 2012

Issue #19 March 2012

Telling people how it is They say there’s no business like show business.  But when managers have to show their assessment of an employee’s performance via a formal performance appraisal...
Issue #18 January 2012

Issue #18 January 2012

Branding - More than a Logo It seems the words "brand" and "branding" are becoming somewhat overused these days. This is  particularly the case when people talk about "branding" a business,...
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