Posts Tagged "successful business"

Can A Business Consultant Help My Organisation?

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Blog

Can A Business Consultant Help My Organisation?

Running a small business can be difficult, and it is often a struggle to see the wood for the trees. You may have a general idea of where you want to go but aren’t quite sure how to get there. That is where a qualified business consultant comes in. A business consultant can help you plan your strategy and enable you to set up benchmarks to measure your ongoing progress. They can offer simple recommendations on pricing or marketing that will improve both your sales and cash flow exponentially. A qualified consultant can even provide advice on competitor analysis or suggest tools to make your business run more efficiently. Here are some reasons why you may consider hiring a business consultant. A business consultant is knowledgeable in a particular field As an entrepreneur, you may be knowledgeable in creating a product, but not in selling. You may be good with the small details but cannot focus on the big picture. Wherever you may be lacking in your skillset, a business consultant can help. Rather than struggle in an area which you know nothing about, a business consultant can jump right in and offer advice. A business consultant can help...

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Today Is A Great Day To Launch Your Business

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Blog

Today Is A Great Day To Launch Your Business

Plans may have been in the woodwork for a while to set up your own business. But it remains that, just a plan! Why? Perhaps you haven’t got the time, you say to yourself. Maybe you feel you are not ready to tackle the uncertainty of being an entrepreneur. Or do you have doubts about the legitimacy of your business plan? If you think long and hard about it, there are tens, if not hundreds, of excuses for not setting up your business today. It is vital you understand there is a huge difference between a real business concern and an excuse. Having a concern is reasonable but using them as excuses to hinder your goals, will ensure that it never gets off the ground. Instead, you need to understand the importance of minimising those worries and opening those doors. More individuals than ever before – of all ages – are saying goodbye to the traditional 9 to 5 jobs and establishing a business. And thanks to technological improvements and increased marketing opportunities, excuses not to do so are becoming less relevant. Fewer start-up costs for modern business owners Opening a business back in the day was a costly exercise. Today...

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7 Ways to Relieve Stress Over the Holiday Season

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in Blog

7 Ways to Relieve Stress Over the Holiday Season

Often the stress of the holiday season and the end of the year workload can build up causing lack of sleep and excessive tension in our bodies. Here are seven ways to help you relieve some of the stress so you can return to work feeling fresh and rejuvenated after your break and even more creative than ever. Spend time alone During the Christmas and New Year period, we spend a lot of time catching up with friends and family to celebrate the holiday festivities and the year ahead. Try to plan for times each day when it is just you, focusing on something that you love to do. A little bit of time can go a long way to relieving stress and increasing happiness. Read a book, go for a walk, nap or prepare yourself a little snack and enjoy the moment. Once you get in the habit of doing this without guilt, you will find it easier to continue with the practice in the future. Exercise to decrease stress levels We all need a bit of exercise to feel healthy and happy. It is great for your self-esteem and self-image and a wonderful mood enhancer. Whether you...

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The New Key To Building A Magnificent Business

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Blog

The New Key To Building A Magnificent Business

If you are like most of us, you are already well aware that there simply aren’t enough hours in each day to do everything. Being able to stay on top of things and get the job done is critical to achieving success in so many areas of our lives. From building a growing, thriving business to having a personal life outside of your work, finding a way to achieve all the tasks and keep your sanity, is a must. Of course, we all know highly successful people that seem to have it all together, all of the time. From media personalities like Oprah Winfrey to government officials like former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, and even business executives such as Richard Branson of Virgin, successful individuals make it seem so easy to stay on top of things. Wouldn’t it be nice if building your business and finding time to spend with your family or friends could be so effortless? It can be. When we look closely at the lives of highly successful people, regardless of the sector or industry that they are in, one of the traits that they seemingly share is that each had, and continues to have, a...

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Conquer Your Bookkeeping In 2016

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Blog

Conquer Your Bookkeeping In 2016

For many of us, the task of bookkeeping is way down the priority list, constantly being put off until we, begrudgingly, have to sit and focus on it. It happens for any number of reasons; there are more important things to do, it’s time-consuming, it’s frustrating, it’s annoying, it’s confusing, and it’s just not much fun at all. As a result, the bookkeeping builds up, and we find ourselves more frustrated, confused, and overwhelmed. Worse, the task is now going to take hours up hours, possibly an entire day or more, to complete. It gets to the point where it becomes urgent, and you become grumpy and not very pleasant to be around. You vow never to let it get this big or bad again. So how do you manage this? First and foremost, you have to make it a priority. No, it’s not fun, yes there are probably more exciting things you could be doing. Think of it this way; that day you’re inevitably going to have to spend doing it, couldn’t that day be spent being more productive and enjoyable? Schedule It Right now, decide that it’s going to be one of this year’s business priorities. Grab your...

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