How to set up a drone business

August 17th, 2017

Recently I read a post on how to start a drone business. In particular – a drone photography business.  But many of the same small business principles apply.  EG, the importance of finding your niche and focusing on it.  Become an expert in your field.  This also makes it obvious to all that you do […]

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2018 Farm tour of Ireland, Wales, England & Scotland – F.A.Q.

August 12th, 2017

Have you ever dreamt of a relaxing trip around Britain’s iconic rural landscapes – off the beaten track as well as to famous locations? En route enjoying great food and interesting conversations with locals involved in agriculture, as well as other farmers on the tour? Visiting some ag-related and cultural highlights? Then I have the […]

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Business operating hours – dates away & events attended

August 11th, 2017

This is a one-person show – so you receive personal service.  But as there’s no staff here, when I’m away, the office is closed. How to contact me when away: I’m often in remote areas with no mobile phone reception for 1-200km or more; and little or no wi-fi access. There’s suggestions on how best […]

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Drone F.A.Q. – Farming & Photography

August 10th, 2017

I’m asked a lot of questions about drones and drone photography. Here’s a few answers to F.A.Q: What is the difference between a ‘drone’, ‘RPA’ & ‘UAV’? None! ‘Drone’ is the commonly used name for pilotless aircraft. R.P.A.(s) stands for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (system). U.A.V. stands for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Different names – all referring […]

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Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smart Watch

June 14th, 2017

I love useful technology and I’m always on the lookout for anything new that will help me do a better job.  Until about 10 years ago it really didn’t matter too much what camera gear you used; a good photographer could turn heads with results from basic gear.  What has changed?  The vast array of […]

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Basic business principles – tips for online startups

June 14th, 2017

Having encountered an increasing number of startups operating more wildly than the most casual of chook raffles, it would seem basic business principles aren’t as commonsense as I’d presumed. Just had another businessperson ring my landline, leave a message and say ‘ring me back on this number’ without leaving their phone number. The same business […]

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Global agricultural networking

December 2nd, 2016

Twitter plus Google Translate offers amazing opportunities for global networking.  It’s fabulous for business reasons – spreading ideas and innovation around the planet in seconds and creating a fantastic rural travel network for in-person encounters.  Online networking is especially beneficial for rural and remote residents, being less likely to network in person at events and […]

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New Australian outback greeting cards

October 4th, 2016

New outback greeting cards are now available! Because I am finally able to produce smaller quantities of a larger variety of designs, what is available will change more regularly.  So images of these new cards will not be added to the online ordering system (this keeps admin costs down, and thus the cards remain very […]

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Latest news – workshops, webinars & dinner speaking engagement

September 17th, 2016

Unique rural travel tips workshops during October 2016: As well as presenting ‘Making photography work for you’ workshops, I’m thrilled to bits to be presenting a new workshop I’ve called “Ag travel around the planet – without costing the earth” at this year’s QRRRWN Conference in Roma (Queensland) and the NSW Rural Women’s Network conference […]

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Rural travel around the British Isles – 2018

August 19th, 2016

You’re invited to embark upon a once-in-a-lifetime fantastic journey around rural Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland, in the company of a great group of fellow travellers, from 17 July to 13 August 2018.  We’ll be attending one of Britain’s best agricultural events, visiting interesting farms and meeting a variety of  locals involved in agriculture (farmers, […]

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