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Personal Success

Are you able to achieve balance in your life? Or does what really matter get pushed to the side a bit too often? How are you coping with stress - and have you every suffered from burnout? How can resilience and a positive mindset alter your results? Are you looking to pass on your business to the next generation? In this Case Studies section, discover real-life examples of successes - and failures - in Personal Success.

Creating Big Dreams

When it comes to his career, Matthew Thomas was destined to be building luxury homes. His father, grandfather and great grandfather were builders and in total there are 11 generations of builders in the family. Matt started his career on-site as a young adult - building homes was all he knew. Despite knowing that the industry would be a challenge, it was something he wanted to explore.

Taking Maternity Leave As A Business Owner

Deb Leonard is the principal lawyer and owner of Leonard & Associates, a general practice law firm that has been in operation since 2008. In 2014, she had to assess her business and internal processes as she prepared for the birth of her first child.

Now preparing for baby number two (and a growing business), Deb shares her experiences of taking maternity leave as a business owner.

Sick With Success

Less than one year after establishing his property investment consultancy, Michael Sloan, was diagnosed with cancer. The strategies he used to sustain a successful business whilst being seriously ill contains lessons for any entrepreneur needing - or wanting - to step away from the day-to-day management of the business.

Right Foot Forward

A 161-year-old Australian footwear maker - Baxter Footwear - shares their experiences to thriving despite the high dollar and almost zero tariff protection. And it has survived the challenges of succession and is being run by the fourth generation of the same family.

Women's Business

Personal tragedy has fuelled one woman’s drive to make her suburban real estate agency the heart and soul of its community.

Soft Touch

When an entrepreneur's daughters took control of his business, fear of failure was a great motivator. But deciding who did what was the hard part.

Recipe For Success

When a small-town family bakery grew into a national food giant, everyone’s roles - from the CEO down - had to change and grow. That was hard.

Growth Busyness

A growing business should have been great news for a Victorian couple who bought a regional provedoring business. But their biggest management issue has been achieving a work-life balance.

Home, Not Alone

To create a survivable work-life balance in her small business, Sue Muller had to be very clear about what she wanted from her life, her career, and her family.

Instinctive Growth

A Melbourne-based fashion designer has achieved rapid growth and a family friendly company structure using a very basic management tool: how it feels to her.

All Quiet On The Family Front

Coping with the needs of employees’ personal and family lives stresses them and their managers. There are solutions.

Making The Family Trade Pay

Many family businesses fail at the second generation. But Hardings Hardware has made itself into an award-winner.

Everybody's Taking Care of Business

If staff are given real responsibilities, they start to feel responsible for the success of the business too.

Performance Counts In Family Businesses Too

Family businesses shouldn't be sheltered workshops for family members. Donelly Group chairman Bruce Donelly explains how to keep up performance standards.

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