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Alan Manly

Alan Manly is the CEO of Universal Business School Sydney (UBSS) and author of The Unlikely Entrepreneur. As Chief Executive Officer he is responsible for the corporate planning and governance of the group which is includes a Independent Higher Education Institute, Universal Business School Sydney, (UBSS) which offers Business Degree, an Accounting Degree and a Masters of Business Administration. Alan is a published author, company director and entrepreneur with over thirty years of experience in the technology and education industries. Alan has twenty years of experience as a Company Director with private, public and NFP companies. He has been active in representing the education industry and is a former Board member of two education industry peak bodies.

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A simple plan

A successful business plan is a document that clearly articulates the business concept, route to market, USPs, operation...

Can entrepreneurialism be taught?

Entrepreneurialism is, at its heart, acceptance of the famed quote attributed to Sir Frances Beacon back in 1597, "knowl...

Essential ways to ensure your business idea is profitable

It is essential that businesses address that the idea behind the business in the first place is a profitable one that ma...
family support

Why family support is crucial to business success

One cannot underestimate the important role your family plays in the success of your business especially if it is just s...
guide for small businesses

The four-step guide to starting a successful business

Few people enjoy writing a business plan but it’s a great "sobriety test" for entrepreneurs with new ideas and a must if...

Seven key traits of successful entrepreneurs

To be a successful entrepreneur, one must have a special combination of traits to successfully navigate the ups and down...

Five ways to stay motivated as you build your own business

The success of any start-up relies on how it fares during its first six months or so which is considered to be the most ...

How to get the most out of a networking event

The goal is to be at a networking function that has a room full of potential clients.

Why taking a risk is key to entrepreneurial success

The entrepreneur embraces risk in every facet of their life and it is what drives them to perform.

The #1 mistake start-ups make

Entrepreneurs are prone to accept, and some suggest enjoy, the lack of safety engendered by taking risks that would be n...