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Do You Have A Trusted Team of Advisors?

Posted by Kathy Martin on 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00

Being a business owner can be a lonely job. You may have people around you, such as managers, employees etc. But at the end of the day the buck stops with you. You have to make the decisions. You're the one who is accountable for the effect of those decisions. Read the full post

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How To Create A Winning Strategy For Your Business

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

Research shows that 90% of the strategies we develop fail due to poor implementation. A part of that 90% fail rate is due to no implementation at all. This assumes your business even has a genuine strategy. Read the full post

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How To Get A Better Deal With Your Bank

Posted by Kathy Martin on 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00

Are you hoping your bank is giving you the best deal it can but you're not sure? You might worry if you rock the boat they might ask for more information than you want to give them. Or you can’t afford the time to find out.Read the full post

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Are We Ready For The Money Squeeze?

Posted on 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00

In the NZ Business Magazine, October 2017 issue, Ashley Balls writes a short and to-the-point article.   He states "the era of 'free money' is almost over, and it may be quite painful for the SME sector and the general public".Read the full post

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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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7 Ways To Get Your Invoices Paid Faster

Posted by Kathy Martin on 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00

If your business is like most, you don’t get paid upfront in cash. Relying on issuing invoices to your customers means it’s vital to speed up the time it takes to get paid. This is a key issue in managing your cash flow. 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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5 Ways To Manage Change In Your Family Business

Posted by Kathy Martin on 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00

Family owned and operated businesses are the backbone of the New Zealand economy.  Some of these businesses are among the most successful in the country. Read the full post

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