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12 Nov

Being a small business owner is a lonely business

  • Posted by tonyw
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Sometimes you need to make important decisions. Decisions that must be made by you alone without debate or redress to others. Decisions that can affect the amount, type and nature of work your business does. And this can easily impact the lives of the people who work for you or with you – not to
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13 Oct

Are you sure you’re getting the best from your business?

  • Posted by vividano
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In the flurry of day-to-day priorities it’s easy to lose track or become complacent. Without plans or targets in place to set off alarm bells, you may never know if you’re missing the grade. Result: This can foster an undermining false sense of security accompanied by a gut feeling that things could have been done
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20 Aug

Are your customers satisfied?

  • Posted by vividano
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  • business, marketing
It’s one of those questions that are difficult to answer. But it is a seriously important one for most businesses. It is a plain fact that it costs much, much more to gain a new customer than it does to keep a current one. So, why would a business be prepared to risk losing customers
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23 Jun

Why am I constantly faced with late payment of invoices?

  • Posted by vividano
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One of the biggest problems owners of small businesses have to cope with is late payment of invoices. Why is it that terms agreed, supposedly, in advance of supply are not met or simply ignored? And it’s not just the bigger customers that take longer to settle payment, although they are usually the main culprits.
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21 Apr

Need the path to profit be so hard?

  • Posted by vividano
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Any successful business owner will tell you that the key indicator of the health of a business is its profit trend. Sales trend, customer retention, leadership etc are all priorities of course – but of secondary importance. Profit is the component which keeps a business free to make its own choices. Where and when to
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24 Feb

Business growth shouldn’t be this tough!

  • Posted by vividano
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It’s true. Never have times been so tough for owners of small businesses. But as the saying goes, “when the times get tough the tough get going”. Or rather thinking and then acting. Business growth must be a primary objective, especially in hard times. Whatever line of business we as individual business owners and managers
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20 Jan

Business Planning – How was 2013 for you?

  • Posted by vividano
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 So, was 2012 a good year for your business? It’s possible your fiscal doesn’t run to the calendar year, but you will probably have the moving annual total at your fingertips. And if you don’t, well you should!  ‘The numbers’ will always tell you the position (up, down, the same), but underneath them, it’s likely
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