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Business tips for the end of the year

The end of the year tends to be a bit chaotic for business owners, but it’s actually a good time to get some extra housekeeping done for your business. Read on for some tips to help you finish the year neatly and feel prepared to face the new year. Review your goals and KPIs A…
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Achieving your goals with the rocks, pebbles and sand mindset

Have you ever found yourself struggling to achieve your goals because you just don’t have enough time to commit to them? Chances are, you’re doing things back to front. Rocks, Pebbles and Sand is a simple, yet crucial, planning concept depicting that we’ll achieve more if we set our annual goals (or ‘rocks’) first, then…
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5 signs you need to start outsourcing tasks

When you start a small business, it’s usually only you or a couple of you behind the whole operation. You wear many hats, from CEO to clean-up crew. In fact you actually wear ten hats but thats for another blog and as you pour your heart and soul into your business and it begins to grow,…
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The value of cashflow forecasting for your business

Projecting your cashflow pipeline forwards is vital. To be able to navigate the future path of your cashflow, you need to start forecasting – so you can map out your financial position over the coming months and can take the appropriate action to safeguard your cash position. Plus, when you have access to detailed forecasts…
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3 Tips for Working Smarter and Gaining Personal Time

You’ve probably heard the maxim that it’s better to work smarter than harder. Working smarter means allocating your time, energy and money so vital tasks get done more efficiently, freeing up your personal time. Too many business owners think they must keep working harder—taking on more responsibilities and working longer hours—to be successful. It makes…
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Efficient business systems really pay off

Too many businesses fall over because the owner has not established efficient business systems. This typically happens because the business owner is so caught up in the day-to day running of the business that the fundamentals of good business management get forgotten. Often too it must be said that the owner simply doesn’t like bookkeeping…
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Have you achieved your goal for the business?

Founding, managing and growing a business is a BIG commitment. For most business owners, it will take years to build a customer following, turn a profit and create a truly scalable business. It’s a journey that can sometimes be pressurised, stressful and risky. – But when your plan really does come together, there is the…
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D to the Power of 4 – Four Steps to Better Time Management

Time management skills are increasingly important in a world where people seem to rush headlong from one crisis to another. Add in the effect of social media and addictive computer games that can be accessed from anywhere at any time and it’s no wonder that some people struggle to fit everything into their days. So…
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The importance of documenting processes and systems

Do you know everything that important about your business ? Would it surprise you to know that this is not ideal ? Many entrepreneurs and business owners operate with their business processes and systems in their heads. They know what they need to do each day and the way they want to get things done.…
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10 more quick growth tips for small business owners

Every business can benefit from a few tips and theres plenty that can be done such as growing your business through collaboration, expansion, improved marketing and some of the following quick tips. How about these as a few examples: 1. Improve your customer service Businesses with good customer service retain consumers and attract new business…
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