The most common trait of successful businesses

Success in business generally doesn't come by accident. There are a few common traits of business leaders that keep a company on the path to a bright future.


For most SME owners, hearing the personal insights of someone from the big end of town is something of a rarity. For Thought Patrol founder Mark Bilton, it’s his life.

Starting as a retail shop assistant before climbing the corporate ladder to become the head of Gloria Jean’s Coffees, and now the owner of a small business, Mark has had an eclectic experience of business at all levels, and has unique insights into the do’s and don’ts of being a leader.

The My Business Podcast crew asked Mark to share his thoughts about:

• The key trait common to the most successful businesses
• His approach to developing a company strategy
• The role he plays as a business mentor
• How he, as a small business owner, is maintaining a sales pipeline

And much more!

Listen to other instalments of the My Business Podcast:
Episode 42: Steve Hughes, Mood Media Australia
Episode 41: Finding a partnership between digital and physical
Episode 40: SumoSalad CEO shares the secret to corporate social responsibility
Episode 39: Evolving innovation to suit your business needs
Episode 38: Lessons from a serial entrepreneur
Episode 37: Juggling product ideas with commercial realities
Episode 36: How exporting is driving growth for ambitious SMEs
Episode 35: Trumped or pumped? SME sentiments revealed
Episode 34: Anytime Fitness Australia founder talks expansion and competitive markets
Episode 33: Are you a leader, a manager or both?
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