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September 2009


RAGS TO RICHES STORY

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Bio of Mike O’Hagan – Mini Movers

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Sponsored by the Maryborough Chamber of Commerce Qld

www.maryboroughchamberqld.com.au

For the first 10 years of Mikes work life he worked for 35 different employers. In his words “I’m a product of the many really bad, and the few good, employers I worked for”.

This background helped to influence Mike to “do it differently” in business.

His business career started with buying and selling goods as a second-hand dealer. 8 years later the entrepreneur in Mike surfaced when he launched a short distance furniture removal business. This evolved into MiniMovers. MiniMovers is today an innovative market leader, growing from an initial investment of $200 and a Ute,

www.youbeautute.com www.minimokes.com www.www-trader.com

to an annual turnover exceeding $30 million with over 450 employees. Today, Mike Chairs the Board of Directors with an experienced CEO running the Business.

Mike has recently been on various Government committees including a Small Business Advisory Panel to the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia. He is currently a Commissioner on the Australian Fair Pay Commission, charged with the responsibility of setting the minimum pay for workers in Australia. He is also on the Board of Directors, of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) and the National Board of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

To keep “on the edge” he is also attending the EO/MIT Entrepreneurs Masters Program in Boston USA. He is a sought after key note speaker who shares a variety of business and thought provoking views over a range of topics. He can answer the questions while keeping you interested, inspired and empowered.

“My education at the very best school (of hard knocks) guarantees I’ll challenge many commonly held beliefs”.

Mike is a true entrepreneur and a business innovator, and you’ll find that his down-to-earth style is both compelling and contagious.

WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

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Posted by Henry Sapiecha 28th Sept

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RAGS TO RICHES STORY

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Bio of Mike O’Hagan – Mini Movers

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Sponsored by the Maryborough Chamber of Commerce Qld

www.maryboroughchamberqld.com.au

For the first 10 years of Mikes work life he worked for 35 different employers. In his words “I’m a product of the many really bad, and the few good, employers I worked for”.

This background helped to influence Mike to “do it differently” in business.

His business career started with buying and selling goods as a second-hand dealer. 8 years later the entrepreneur in Mike surfaced when he launched a short distance furniture removal business. This evolved into MiniMovers. MiniMovers is today an innovative market leader, growing from an initial investment of $200 and a Ute,

www.youbeautute.com www.minimokes.com www.www-trader.com

to an annual turnover exceeding $30 million with over 450 employees. Today, Mike Chairs the Board of Directors with an experienced CEO running the Business.

Mike has recently been on various Government committees including a Small Business Advisory Panel to the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia. He is currently a Commissioner on the Australian Fair Pay Commission, charged with the responsibility of setting the minimum pay for workers in Australia. He is also on the Board of Directors, of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) and the National Board of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

To keep “on the edge” he is also attending the EO/MIT Entrepreneurs Masters Program in Boston USA. He is a sought after key note speaker who shares a variety of business and thought provoking views over a range of topics. He can answer the questions while keeping you interested, inspired and empowered.

“My education at the very best school (of hard knocks) guarantees I’ll challenge many commonly held beliefs”.

Mike is a true entrepreneur and a business innovator, and you’ll find that his down-to-earth style is both compelling and contagious.

WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

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Posted by Henry Sapiecha 28th Sept

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The property market rebounded in the past year with house sales up by almost third across the nation, a leading analyst says.

The number of houses sold across Australia was 130,000 in the June quarter, up 32 per cent from the corresponding period in 2008, RP Data said on Thursday.

RP Data national research director Tim Lawless said Perth had the greatest growth in sales of all capital cities in the past year.

Sales in the June quarter last year were nearly 70 per cent below the five-year average.

“The future is looking brighter for Perth with the resources sector once again picking up and a modest degree of capital growth returning to the market,” Mr Lawless said.

Sydney, Australia‘s largest city had the second biggest rise with sales up 38 per cent on a year before. Sales of houses in Brisbane were up 35 per cent, Hobart sales were 34 per cent higher, Darwin had an increase of 32 per cent and Melbourne was up 30 per cent, RP Data said.

Adelaide sales were subdued, up nine per cent. However, house sales in 2008 were significantly below the 2001 to 2003 period during the property boom.

The real estate market hit a trough in sales during the September quarter in 2008 before stimuli from the Reserve Bank of Australia and the federal government arrested the slide.

“Because of historically low interest rates, a first home buyer stimulus package and improving economic figures, buyers have been given renewed confidence in market conditions,” RP Data said.

Mr Lawless said home sales were likely to increase during the September quarter before declining during the holiday season.

“Sales volumes are likely to stabilise around historical averages during the first half of 2010 as interest rate rises dampen demand and the level of government stimulus winds down,” he said.

Supplied by AAP


Sourced and published by Henry Sapiecha

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WOW…!-GOLD IS GOOD-BUY NOW

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SILVER IS ALSO A GREAT OPTION

It’s advisable  to get some gold. Perhaps you’re probably wondering if it’s too late and that’s really what I’m talking about. Longer term, government counterfeiting is set to destroy paper currencies so I think it’s dangerous to not at least have some gold set aside  even at the current price.

But if you’re worried you’re missing out, you might want to consider gold’s little brother: silver…

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Over the years, there’s been a ratio of gold to silver of 50.

That’s to say, if you divide the price of gold by the price of silver, you should get 50.

More than that, and silver is undervalued and vice versa.

Gold is about $1000 an ounce and silver about $16, so that makes the ratio 62, meaning silver is cheap in relation to gold.

This could well be the next commodity China wants to accumulate (and send the price soaring). Unlike gold, silver isn’t just a precious metal; it’s used in many industrial applications.

Even better, China is encouraging its citizens to buy silver (as it’s cheaper for them than gold) to defend against Washington’s counterfeiting.

The trouble with silver is that it’s quite impractical to store it

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It would take 62 silver coins to equal just one gold coin currently. Another way to is play it through a silver fund like SLV and/or a silver royalty company like Silver Wheaton (SLW).

But all this is assuming Dow Theory works as it’s supposed to and this psychological rally continues regardless of all the ugly fundamentals.

We’re at an important crossroad in any case and money will be made and lost. Now is definitely not the time to be asleep at the wheel.

ADVICE–BUY GOLD & SILVER NOW

Published by Henry Sapiecha 15th Sept 2009

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HOW CONVINCING ARE YOU WITH YOUR MESSAGE?

1705_feature_largegroup WORD ART ADVICE

Apparently, certain words that end with “ly” can be sneakily used in your copy to slowly and hypnotically influence your readers.

Obviously, these words easily slip into their minds
under their radar and you can clearly see how these
words work powerfully as persuasion weapons.

Quite evidently, I’ve already led by example in using
words like these already earlier…

* obviously * clearly * Slowly * apparently *
certainly * easily * powerfully * evidently * Insantly

Spot them?

AN HYPNOTIC EFFECT ON THE SUBCONCIOUS

Then next time you write copy, try sprinkling your
copy with a liberal dose of words that end with “ly”.

I think you might easily wind up amazed at how much
more ‘hypnotic’ your copy instantly becomes.
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Hope you found this quick tip useful.

Sourced and published by Henry Sapiecha 8th Sept 2009

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