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Ten Questions to Find Your Passions

One of the keys to success in life is the ability to find your passions. It is almost impossible to achieve financial success without clearly identifying your goals in life, and your goals are determined by your passions. The simplest method I have found for finding your passions is one developed by Janet and Chris […]

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How to Avoid the Biggest Mistakes in Business – Mistake No. 2

Annual financial statements or accounts prepared once a year many months after your Balance Date are only really useful for working out your tax bills, yet for the majority of business owners this is the only financial information they see. Related Posts How to Avoid the Biggest Mistakes in Business 6 years ago Mistake No. […]

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How to Avoid the Biggest Mistakes in Business

Mistake No. 1 – Not Knowing Your True Break-Even Point. In my 30 years in the world of owner-managed businesses I see one huge mistake time and time again. This is: Not Knowing Your True Break-Point. Your true break-even point: Related Posts “Making Money is Killing Your Business” is named Business Book of the Year […]

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A Different Perception Can Change Your Reality

if our perception of ourselves is negative, our result will not be positive. If our perception of our ability, our future, and our sales potential is positive we can enable a new positive improved outcome. World renowned kiwi brain scientist Dr Kerry Spackman illustrates this in his ground breaking book The Winners Bible in reference […]

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Why exhibit at a trade show?

With so many cheap marketing options available these days, it’s all too easy to forget the value of traditional, face-to-face methods. However, research shows that such practices are far from dead and can be highly effective when deployed in the right w Related Posts Navigating A Trade Show Floor: The Ins and Outs of a […]

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Christchurch Homeowners Told To Keep Homes Healthy

Standards for rental properties in New Zealand have risen over the years and it has meant Landlords have needed to provide a healthy home for their tenants. & This includes ensuring the property is insulated, ventilated and heated. Many Christchurch properties on the market in recent months have failed to meet the needs of owner-occupiers […]

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Are you Afraid of Investing?

There are only three things you can do with your money; you can spend it, save it or invest it. While everyone spends money, only a few manage to save and even fewer invest, other than through KiwiSaver. Related Posts Get Rid of Dumb Debt 6 years ago The most common financial mistake people make […]

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Are you and your employee headed in the same direction?

Career development is about identifying what the current strategic goals for your business are and then working with your staff to ensure that they have the right knowledge, skills and abilities to achieve these goals. Related Posts Job analysis and hiring the right people for your business 6 years ago When undertaking job analysis, you […]

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Avoid having your data held hostage

“Disaster recovery plan” should be words you’re pretty familiar with saying. Many business owners don’t realize just how much trust they’re putting into the hands of a few members of their business’ IT staff. Related Posts You’re almost certainly a hostage of your own business and don’t know it 9 years ago If you don’t […]

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Why the Time is Right to Start A Home Based Business

When it comes to a home based business, you must consider the right timing before moving forward. With today’s precarious economy and more households than ever needing two incomes to make ends meet, now is the perfect time to start a home business. Related Posts Using Customer Loyalty Cards for Home Business Owners 6 years […]

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Building Business Relationships on Twitter

It was back in 2009 that I was introduced to Twitter along with blogging, Linkedin, Facebook and others as a tool that a business should be using. Related Posts My 5 Golden Rules for Twitter that attracted over 15,000 Followers in less than 12 months 8 years ago Here are my 5 rules that helped […]

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Do You Really Know the Goal?

Okay, so how did you do last year, did you achieve your goals? When I ask people this question I notice often they wander off and change the subject. Then they talk about their “resolutions” for 2013 and avoid talking about last year. I wonder why? Related Posts Celebrating Success 6 years ago So, what […]

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Job analysis and hiring the right people for your business

When undertaking job analysis, you need to identify the job tasks and activities required to perform the role successfully, as well as taking into account the resources (financial equipment etc.) and outcomes of the combined job functions i.e. the products and services. Related Posts Why Do an Exit Interview? 6 years ago Employees leave organisations […]

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9 fundamental elements of a real business

Business owners who have “grown into” their business over time can often overlook some very important steps. They have been so busy building their business and working in their business, the basic business principals are sometimes never addressed. Related Posts Do you have balance across the Seven Elements of a Business? 7 years ago Business […]

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