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5 questions to ask yourself before you grow your business

Thursday 20 October, 2016 | By: Elizabeth Gillam | Tags: business resilience, finance, management, HR

One reason that people go into small business is to build themselves an empire. Once you get bitten by the small business bug it can be contagious and the world is your oyster it seems.  Oh, but the number of times I have seen people jump at opportunities to grow but ultimately end up costing them everything they own.   They risked it all and lost.  Read more.

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3 effective ways to train your staff in a technology driven world

Thursday 20 October, 2016 | By: Justin Murray | Tags: training, HR, management, technology

One of my first jobs was in the deli section in a supermarket. I still remember how excited I was to walk in on that first day to be handed a little paper hat that would eventually become the source of many jokes from my mates for years to come. My first few days were typical for many entering a new business; classroom ‘training’, forms to fill out and a middle aged woman telling me how lucky I was to be a part of the company.   Read more.

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The Top 6 Business-friendly Apps for Small Business Owners

Wednesday 28 September, 2016 | By: Colin Fruk | Tags: apps, digital, productivity, time management

Since their inception, mobile applications or, ‘apps’ as they’re known have dominated the conversation about technology in relation to nearly every aspect of our lives - from gaming and music, to travel and fashion. Now, we’re seeing entrepreneurs and small business owners becoming increasingly reliant on these savvy tools to help their business grow and improve workplace coordination and productivity. But with such a huge array of resources available, how do you know which apps are going to prove most useful for your business? Read more.

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Community… Seems to Be a Buzz Word These Days

Thursday 15 September, 2016 | By: Michael Griffiths | Tags: leadership, management

If you are still relying on your database and sending newsletters every week, fortnight or month then you are missing out and have been left behind with the times. People today understand email marketing better than ever before. They don’t want useless information that they don’t have time to read, clogging up their inbox. Read more.

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What You Do First and What You Do Last, Can Make or Break Your Business

Thursday 1 September, 2016 | By: Graham McGregor | Tags: HR, management, staff performance

As a professional speaker, I have been taught that there are two critical parts to a speech. These are the beginning and the end. Any audience will usually remember best what comes first in a speech and what comes last in a speech. For this reason, all speakers know to plan these two parts of the presentation very carefully. Read more.