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The Outlook for Business in 2017

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What's up, down and trending?

A talk by CEO of Business News on the business environment in 2017 in Western Australia.

- how do you know if you're going in the wrong direction?
- who's doing well? and not so well?
- where are the trends heading?
- how is Business News going?

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The Outlook for Business in 2017

  1. 1. Charlie Gunningham @chazgunningham www.slideshare.net/charliegunningham The Outlook for Business in 2017 ~ what’s up, down & trending
  2. 2. Wrong direction? 1. Admit it! 2. Turn around 3. Trend is your friend
  3. 3. 2016 … • Prince, David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Mohd Ali, Alan Rickman, Gene Wilder, George Michael, Frank Finlay, Terry Wogan, Ronnie Corbett, George Martin, Leonard Cohen, Robert Vaughn, Andrew Sachs, John Glenn, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Rick Parfitt, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds… • Brexit / Trump • The nasty US election campaign • More Senate issues, post Aus election • Poor local economy:+ media getting smashed • Sunday Times, Scoop; retailers, property… all v tough
  4. 4. Share Price of a local media
  5. 5. BN 30 businessnews.com.au/List/bn30
  6. 6. 2016 … 1. It’s over! 2. Normal # celeb deaths 3. US economy grew, market records 4. Colombia FARC peace deal 5. US CO2 emissions lowest since 1991 6. Pandas and Tigers 7. Poverty levels falling, lowest ever 8. We’re still here!
  7. 7. A pessimist complains about the wind. An optimist expects the wind to change. A leader adjusts the sails. ~ John C. Maxwell
  8. 8. “I’m not making light of my situation, but I have unyielding belief I will prevail” ~ Jim Stockdale The Stockdale Paradox
  9. 9. Doing it tough  Mining Services Retail Property/home builds Recruitment Business Services Source: businessnews.com.au
  10. 10. Why? WA population growth stalls + Mining const’n boom ends + Digital disruption + Uncertainty about future = Low confidence Source: businessnews.com.au
  11. 11. Bright spots  ICT + tech, digital Prof. Services Annuity businesses Agribusiness Some miners Source: businessnews.com.au
  12. 12. FMG & Atlas Iron Source: businessnews.com.au BNiQ ASX Charts
  13. 13. Great Potential ? Tourism Education Aqua/Agriculture Mining/Bio/startup tech Source: businessnews.com.au
  14. 14. 2017 + beyond … • Unyielding belief we will prevail, without making light of the situation • Adjust the sails • what can you do in next 12+ months? • what trend can you take advantage of? • who can help you?
  15. 15. Business News’ challenges 1. “News is free”! 2. Find a business model 3. Readership declining 4. Local economy waning 5. Fake news, Trump…
  16. 16. Ouch!
  17. 17. Business News’ answer Quality content + data (business people will pay) + Keep innovating (whatever customer demands) + Keep focused (on & for WA business)
  18. 18. Web traffic to new heights May 2013: 30k Sept 2016: 159k Pre pay wall record: May 2011, 67k Unique Monthly Visitors
  19. 19. Advice to get you through 1. Read, research, learn… 2. Talk, listen + network 3. Listen to customers (NPS) 4. Subscribe to BN and BNiQ!
  20. 20. 3 month free trial 1. BN fortnightly magazine 2. BN online + BNiQ search engine 3. Twice daily business emails
  21. 21. 1. Admit it! 2. Turn around 3. Trend = your friend Lt John Gunningham, Aged 20, Royal Corps of Signals
  22. 22. Charlie Gunningham CEO, Business News @chazgunningham charlie@businessnews.com.au These slides -> www.slideshare.net/charliegunningham The Outlook for Business in 2017 ~ what’s up, down & trending

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