Hi, we're Toni and Stuart Livesey. We've been running our own small businesses since 1998.
These days we run Toni's web design and copywriting business and our own online shops from beautiful Hervey Bay, Queensland.
The business is partially distributed and that means that most of Toni's staff work from their homes ... and are spread all over the world too.
You can find out more about Toni's web design business here
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Category Archives: Small Business Challenges
Well after quite some time away we’re back and this time we plan to stay back. Business has been good while we’ve been away from here and there have been some less-than-good times too. This area where we live and … Continue reading
by Stuart LiveseyÂ It seems hard to believe that it’s almost a week sinceÂ either of usÂ had a chance to post here but it is. So to break the drought here’s a little piece of advice we spotted on the notice … Continue reading
Many people see working from home as the perfect way of developing a small business, earning an income and being able to look after the kids at the same time. The reality isÂ often something quite different. In a recent interview … Continue reading
Do you think your small business is providing a wonderful service but your customers think you suck? by Toni Livesey Some new research came out this week that looks at big business and their perception of the service the provide … Continue reading
That’s an interesting question asked by Seth Godin and one that any small business or home office person should be asking themselves. You can read what he has to say about it here by
Although itâ€™s still early days yet a recent survey in the US has found that more and more US households are beginning to pay their accounts online instead of writing a cheque. Is there some advantage there that you can … Continue reading
I wish I had the recipe for this so that I could share it with you but I don’t, almost overnight and without us realising what was going on it just happened. For several years now Toni’s small business has … Continue reading
How many of us would dare to shut the door on 20% of our business? People would think that we were insane if we did but here is the story of a man who did just that. The man who … Continue reading
A recent survey here in Australia asked 520 people if they worked for an arrogant, incompetent or sexist boss and 82% agreed that they did. Other comments about people in charge were that they: Never gave positive feedback Where critical … Continue reading