Posts Tagged 'business'

Do you have a pot of Gold in your Business?

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Are you on track to achieve your goals for 2017? Have you stopped and taken a moment to see where you are? Often small business owners are way too busy working ‘IN’ their business to work ‘ON’ their business.  Have you taken a moment to review how they are doing?

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Employ or Outsource – what’s best for you?

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One of the main issues that stops small businesses from growing is the confusion around how best to grow your team! The big question is how should you work with the person? Should you employ someone? or outsource the work?  

Every circumstance is different, there is no right or wrong answer. It depends on your plans for the business. Being ...

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Six crucial actions to take before you advertise your vacancy

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You are looking to hire a new team member. The first action many businesses take is to write an advert and put it on LinkedIn or out on a job board and hope that their perfect team member applies? Then wonder after a few months why it’s not working out! They may be doing a great job but there is a niggle that something is wrong – or they are not meeting your expectations at all, you may even be ...

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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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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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Is your business attractive to employees?

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Any employer who employs team members will know; it takes a lot of work and effort to attract the RIGHT employee. You spend time ensuring your job spec is up to scratch, the job description is accurate AND appealing and THEN there’s time spent shortlisting and interviewing etc. The last thing you want is to lose that employee you’ve spent so long attracting… because your business just wasn’t attractive to its employees.

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The secret to moving your business forward in 2015

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When it comes to the end of the year, we all get busy making plans. Whether you believe in New Year resolutions or not, it’s always around this time of year that we tend to spend time making plans and goals for our year ahead.

We spend so much time planning, it’s really disheartening to think that over 50% of these resolutions will have been forgotten by the middle of January… so how can YOU make sure you stick to your ...

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How to get the most out of your team

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Your team help make your business the success it is. They help you reach further and do more in an average day than you’d ever hope to achieve on your own. Your team ARE your business… so how can you get the most out of them?

Be clear on your expectations

focus on teamWhen it comes to effective team ...

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Your Business Versus You – who’s REALLY running who?

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When we first start out in business we naturally do everything ourselves. We take on all tasks with an “I can do” attitude – partly because we want to learn – but also out of necessity. Over time though, we can get so set in this routine… it can be difficult to break free.

We take on more and more clients as our business gets busier. We’ve learnt lots of new things and we’ve started earning more, but we also end ...

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