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Searching for the Epiphany Moment

Many a would-be startup founder has sat there, chin resting thoughtfully and earnestly on fist, willing that idea to appear in a divine light from high above. However, instead of simply willing that idea to magically manifest itself, sometimes it’s actually better being a little more perspicacious about the workings of the business right in front of you.

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Managing conflict: How MBTI helps me create team harmony

Harmonious team play is pivotal to a team’s success, as any sports coach would tell you. Only the luckiest of us would ever find ourselves in a team where everybody magically gels together. In most cases, clashes among team members are inevitable. Major clashes, which lead to resignations, are also not uncommon.

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Are Business Cards Still a Necessity?

As technology moves ever forward toward instant access to information and communication, “old fashioned” ways of doing business can sometimes be cast aside, whether or not they ought to be. Not everything about the way people did business 30 or 40 years ago is completely out of date.

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Is your Business Creating a Great Impression

Your business creates an impression in the mind of your prospects and customers each and every day. You have ability to ensure that it is appropriate, consistent and positive. How well does your business create the impression with your prospects and customers that you want to portray?

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Will your business survive to the next generation?

In the 30 or so years we’ve been working as specialists alongside family businesses one thing has become clear – only one-third of them will survive the transition to the second generation. And of that one third that gets through to the second generation, only one-third will survive to the third generation. That’s not very good odds.

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How to Set Goals and Achieve Them

There’s one significant difference between people who succeed in life and those who struggle; their ability to set goals and achieve them. To have what you want in life, you can’t just sit back and expect it to happen.

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Why You Need To Be A Sales Manager?

If all you business owners reading this were not doing what you are doing, would you be working as an employee for a different company as a Sales Manager? I would probably hazard a guess and say the vast majority of you would not, in fact the thought of having a job title with the word “sales” in it probably sends a dreaded shiver down your spine.

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The Demise of the Australian Retailer

Walk through any shopping centre and it is hard to miss the “Sale” signs out front of nearly every retail outlet. There is no doubt retailers are doing it tough right now but should this be a surprise to us.

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