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Using the Business Model Canvas

Using the Business Model Canvas

When it comes to creating a new business, one question looms larger than all others: “Does this have potential?” The Business Model Canvas is a great starting point. This blog by TDi's Isaac Jeffries describes how to fill out it out. READ MORE

Holiday Reading Recommendations

Holiday Reading Recommendations

The TDi team spend a lot of time reading (or listening) to books and podcasts throughout the year. This year has been out of the ordinary, to say the least, so our reading and watching suggestions for this holiday season are a mix of fun and educational - just to match the mood of the year!Carlo Demaio Carlo is the proud Dad to a 1 year old daughter, so his recommendations reflect the most important role he plays. 'Spot Loves His Dad' - Eric Hill 'The Llama Who Had No Pajama' - Mary Anne Hobberman 'Dark Emu' - Brue Pascoe 'Australia Day' Stan Grant Podcast: 'How I built ... READ MORE

Finding motivation to continue business during COVID-19

Finding motivation to continue business during COVID-19

By Isaac Jeffries & Erin Wallis   As the current economic climate evolves with COVID-19, we have been sharing some perspective from both our own work and the continual conversations and support we’re offering others. Initially, we shared a metaphor about what this first felt like – like our house was burning down and we were setting up camp.  After a few weeks set up at camp, and many conversations by the campfire later, we then shared some perspective on what people were feeling and how they were coping.  Now five months into these altered conditions, we've started to hear ... READ MORE

Customer Empathy Interviewing

Customer Empathy Interviewing

When was the last time you asked your customers what they thought? We use Customer Empathy Interviews to help businesses deeply understand their customers and design competitive products and services. It’s also been one of our top coaching tips for business owners needing to adapt their business model during COVID-19. Our behaviours have changed significantly in a very short amount of time - for example: We might be spending less money on going out for dinner at our favourite restaurant, but have increased our spending on Ubereats or Hellofresh. Understanding things from your customers ... READ MORE

Business During COVID-19: In perspective

Business During COVID-19: In perspective

At TDi, we believe in the significance and power of small business’ and social enterprise’s contribution to life and the economy. It is this belief that drives us to support them now more than ever. READ MORE

Working from Home

Working from Home

It’s one thing to make the choice to work from home, but it’s another to be forced to for reasons beyond your control. Even the seasoned work from homers are feeling the pinch in this time of forced isolation – I am no exception!! Oh, and throw in supervision of remote learning for your children and it’s even more challenging. READ MORE

Doubling your revenue and doubling your profits: a bold but achievable challenge

Doubling your revenue and doubling your profits: a bold but achievable challenge

This week has been full of tough questions, soul searching, tears and laughter. The theme of the week has been “Doubling your revenue and doubling your profits” – a bold challenge, but one that’s achievable. Here are some of the interesting themes and lessons that came up in the accelerator… READ MORE

TDi’s Reading Guide

TDi’s Reading Guide

Annie, CEO – Annie is a perfectly primed systems-challenger, with experience in starting businesses, community leadership, impact-investing, and commercial business. I have many favourite reading resources.  I’m thankful that we live in a time where information and ideas can be so freely shared.  I’ve chosen Reinventing Organisations by Frederic Laloux. I remember when I first read this about 2.5 years ago it awakened and gave language to a stack of idea I’d been playing with.  I remember thinking “this is great, but is it really possible?” TDi has begun its ‘teal journey’ and we ... READ MORE

Growing quickly?  5 tips to maintain your startup’s culture

Growing quickly? 5 tips to maintain your startup’s culture

One of the difficult challenges facing startups as they transcend the boundary from concept to small and medium-sized companies and beyond, is the ability to retain the familial vibe and “can-do” attitude that makes their organisations successful. While change is inevitable, just like product development, sales, and business operations, cultural change can and should be planned by making it part of your business strategy.   1) Your culture is your brand In every interaction you have, whether it be a sales meeting or interviewing potential employees, the values and behaviours ... READ MORE

Creative Ways to Refresh Your Business Model

Creative Ways to Refresh Your Business Model

This blog was written by Isaac Jeffries, an associate of TDi. Designing new business models is exciting – conversations full of optimism and intrigue, especially when you get the gut sense that this idea is a winner… It’s important that we don’t fall in love with our first idea. Yes, it’s a good idea, and there are several aspects that will probably succeed. But an idea being exciting does not mean that it has earned permanence. It’s more likely that this idea contains the DNA of a highly successful model, but it needs to go through some refinement in order to get it out. What ... READ MORE

Five Tips from Ben to Broaden Your Network

Five Tips from Ben to Broaden Your Network

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How to Make Your Organisation Investment Ready

How to Make Your Organisation Investment Ready

When an investor is looking to make an impact investment, they’re looking for a business that will be able to use those funds to scale something of value that already exists in the business. In other words, when taking on investment, it’s best to take something that already works and make it bigger and better. So how do you make your business investment ready?An investor also wants to see that the business is one that is ready to scale. This generally means your organisation will need to have proved there’s a market for it’s value proposition, by demonstrating that your product or service READ MORE

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