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Do you repeat, Repeat, REPEAT yourself?

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Do you find that you or your team are constantly repeating simple tasks? Setting structures up in your business can seem like a boring and pointless task. However, without the right structures in your business, you’ll gain more time, make more profit and offer consistency to your clients! If you want to work faster, smarter and consistently, you need the right systems and structures in place. Systems and structures Business structure is the way the different pieces of your company ...

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Are you doing the job you hired yourself to do?

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We’re all under no illusions when we start our own businesses. We know that, unless we have a financial buffer set aside ready to invest in ourselves, initially we’ll be doing all of the different tasks ourselves. We also know that we started business to enable us to do a specific ‘thing’… so how much of THAT are you doing now?

Live up to your own job description

What job did you hire yourself for?

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Are you working IN or ON your business?

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Running your own business can be rewarding, inspiring and exciting – it can also be hard work, frustrating and have you hiding under your duvet! When you first start out, it’s natural for you to do every task on your own however, as your business grows… you need to stop working IN and start working ON your business.

Is there any real difference…?

The short answer is yes! One will keep you and your business stuck, limited by your working hours and ...

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You are not alone

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Working from home can be tough, especially for a solo-preneur or small business owner. Not only do you have to juggle the demands of both your work and home life, you also have the emotional and mindset elements to contend with too – not to mention the actual business of… well, running a business!

Being alone doesn’t mean doing everything yourself

alone workingYou may be ...

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What can I outsource?

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If you’ve been in business for a while, you’ll have probably reached the stage where you’re ready to outsource some of your work. You know you can no longer do it all alone and, if you want your business to move up a step, you’re going to need some help.

Outsourcing is a great way to get the help you need, without having to hire a new in-house employee. But what exactly can you outsource?

Here are the first five things you ...

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7 Steps to hiring your dream team

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When you first start out in business you know you’re responsible for how successful your business will become. You also know you are responsible only for you and your actions – and that one directly relates to the other.

Over time, you work harder and for longer hours, frantically multitasking your way through each day, until you reach the realisation that you can no longer do this on your own… it’s time to look into hiring some help.

Recruitment can be a ...

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The need for clarity when requesting help – Guest post by Helena Holrick

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Have you ever asked for something and then realised that because you asked for it in a certain way, you didn’t end up getting what you were after? It’s disappointing, frustrating and can leave you shy of asking again, which is a HUGE mistake.

Asking for help is a KEY component of moving forward, on a project, in a relationship, in life for that matter.

But, asking for help can be a ‘big’ thing for many of us. It can make us ...

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Hatching new plans

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With Easter fast approaching, it’s traditionally the time for rebirth and renewal. Whether you decide on your business goals in the January New Year, or start your new year plans to match the fiscal New Year in April, Easter is the ideal opportunity to take a look at how your business year is going so far.

The goals you’ve already set

hatching new plans for 2015

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Take a fresh look at business growth

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We all want to experience enhanced business growth. We work hard to make our businesses the success and, whether you want to achieve an increase in your regular income or get yourself out of trading time for money… it’s time to take a fresh look at business growth.

There are only three ways you can increase sales and help your business to grow:

  1. Repeat business
  2. Increase minimum order value
  3. Get more customers

Unfortunately, the vast majority of businesses will focus on number three. They spend ...

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Has your business sprung forward as much as you’d like?

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Everything is fresh and new at the beginning of the year. We set New Year resolutions and plan our year ahead. But now we’re 3 months in… has your business sprung forward as much as you’d like or are you feeling disappointed?

Review the year so far

business reviewWe’re nearly through the first quarter of 2015. How does that make you feel? Are you feeling ...

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