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Have You Ever Wanted To Fire Your Client?

Posted by Kathy Martin on 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00

When you're in business and someone wants to pay you to do a job, you're usually going to take their money and do the job. Yet sometimes walking away from business makes more sense and is more profitable in the long run. Read the full post

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How To Find A Work/Life Balance

Posted by Kathy Martin on 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00

For many business owners time is as precious, and sometimes seems as scarce, as money. Striking a balance between work and personal time can be a constant struggle.Read the full post

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7 Key Things Most Business Owners Need Help With

Posted by Kathy Martin on 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00

Year after year we come across business owners wanting help and advice. They're often looking to improve their business. Sometimes a pressing problem they want to solve. The situation changes from one business owner to another. But the underlying themes often don't.Read the full post

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You Get What You Measure

Posted on 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00

We've just come across this short article in the NZ Business magazine.  It talks about the importance of measuring KPIs, and what makes a good KPI.  "... true high performers desire autonomy and independence to do their job the way they think it should be done, much like entrepreneurs ..." Read the full post

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7 Things That Will Help Your Family Business Succeed

Posted by Kathy Martin on 12 May 2017 00:00:00

Owning a family business can be a rewarding way to establish a legacy and help provide for future generations. But the dynamics of a family-owned operation can prove challenging. It pays to have clear ground rules from the outset and then keep on top of them.Read the full post

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Feel Like Quitting Your Business?

Posted by Kathy Martin on 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00

Small business owners often end up wishing they could quit their business. There are many frustrations that come along with running and owning a business. But they don’t have to get on top of you so much that you’d like to quit. Read the full post

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The Art Of Delegation For Growth

Posted on 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00

We've just come across this short article about how a business owner was forced to delegate due to ill health.  Look what happened to his business ...Read the full post

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Your Brand Is Your Future

Posted on 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00

We came across this one-page article in the latest NZ Business Magazine.  Read the full post

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9 Essentials of a Good Business

Posted by Kathy Martin on 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00

Small businesses often come about almost by default. This is especially so if it's a family business. In the beginning it was you – self employed for the first time. Before you knew it there were others working alongside you.Read the full post

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Why You Should Know Your Competitors

Posted by Kathy Martin on 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00

Most businesses operate in a marketplace where there is competition. Sometimes it’s fierce. If you have to struggle to come out on top it’s understandable you may look at your competitors as rivals. They could take customers and money out of your pocket and put them into their own.Read the full post

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