Sydney versus Melbourne: Australia’s epic rivalry

Living in London, I’m aware of how a country’s capital city can draw all talent and resources to it like a magnet. The UK capital’s sheer size attracts wealth, in turn accelerating its growth further. 

Which is why I was fascinated to discover that Australia’s largest city – which isn’t even its capital – was only marginally bigger than its nearest rival. Unsurprisingly, Sydney and Melbourne share an intense economic rivalry, which I examine in this  article for BusinessesForSale.com

881km apart, the two cities are actually comparatively close to one another in the context of an ‘island-continent’ spanning 4,000km from its western coast to its eastern seaboard. There’s very little between the two great metropolises, with one or the other marginally ahead on a range of measures relating to culture, sport, infrastructure, commerce and living standards.

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Go into business with a plan for selling in mind

I did this podcast interview with Australian business broker Michael O’Connell at the tail end of 2011.

Concentrating on the business-sales process from the seller’s point of view, I quizzed him on planning your exit, business valuation and how to forge a constructive broker-seller relationship.

The Q&A format works well online: visually, with the bold questions alternating with the answers, it’s easy for the eyes to process, and it’s the easiest interview format to digest for the reader.