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What I Learnt By Firing Myself

Posted on 15 May 2018 00:00:00

Here's a great article from this month's New Zealand Business Magazine.  Find out what worked and what didn't when this business owner stepped back from the day-to-day aspects of running his business.Read the full post

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Bridging the Knowledge - Doing Gap

Posted by Kathy Martin on 11 Apr 2018 00:00:00

We were just looking through some of our older blog posts and came across this one from a few years ago.  In our opinion it's something that should be reviewed and addressed on a regular basis.  So here it is again.Read the full post

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Why You Need A Growth Mindset

Posted on 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00

We found this interest article in the March 2018 issue of NZBusiness Magazine.  It talks about the essential differences between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.  It also explains very clearly why having a growth mindset is important for your business.Read the full post

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5 Ways To Build Brilliant Customer Relationships

Posted on 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00

In today’s world exceptional customer relationships are more important than ever. This means you not only need to build these relationships - you need to keep them. Read the full post

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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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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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