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3 Examples of Fixed Cost Errors Made By Rookies

Amanda MacLean

More lessons from the demise of Miss Chu Popular Vietnamese tuckshop business, MissChu, was placed into voluntary administration late in 2014. KordaMentha Restructuring, the appointed administrator, is reported to have attributed the distress, in part, to the lack of controls over fixed costs in the business. What lessons can we draw for our own small [...]

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Get Rid of Your Bookkeeping Headaches Once and For All

Amanda Fisher

Too many businesses owners spend hours every week doing the bookkeeping, often in the evenings or weekends taking precious time away from their loved ones.  Hand in hand with this is often poor cashflow and stress about how they will pay the rent, wages and bills. The great news is that it doesn’t have to [...]

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We ALL Have the Potential to be a Leader

Alison Vidotto

For many of us, when we think of leadership it’s the mega successful corporate boss, billionaire or guru who comes to mind. But leadership doesn’t work that way, it’s alive and well in all walks of life. The biggest thing I have learned about leadership is that it has nothing to do with the industry [...]

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Self Awareness in Business: It’s Not Navel Gazing, It’s Necessary

Dana Burrows

So many in the business world operate with limited self awareness. We’ve all seen it: people who scorch the office with the fire of their reactions, not registering the patterns of their own behaviour nor how it can affect others. Perhaps we’ve been the fire-starter as well as the fire-fighter through our careers. As an [...]

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Are you making these HR Mistakes?

Natasha Hawker

There are a number of common and costly mistakes that employers make - but they can easily be prevented. Are you making any of these mistakes? There is a tonne of legislation pertaining to employers and their employees and you need to understand what you may be liable for. Many clients that we meet are not [...]

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Beginners Guide to Writing SEO-friendly Blog Posts

Belinda Weaver

A blog is a must have element of a modern online marketing strategy. A blog lets you share your expertise in a way that helps your target audience make decisions (hopefully in your favour). If you’re taking the time to create awesome content, can you afford NOT to make that content SEO-friendly? If search engine optimisation [...]

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Could Meeting Face-to-Face Be Your Business Secret Weapon?

Vivienne Kane

Have you ever communicated with someone by email or phone for months, or even years, and then finally met them? One of you probably said something like ”It’s lovely to finally meet, and put a face to the name”. Why do we think that? Why does it feel different (and usually better) to be eyeball [...]

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How to Plan a Year's Worth of Content for a Stress-free 2015

Dominique Antarakis

So it's already February and your resolution to 'create more content' is looking a little wobbly. Don't panic. Here are my 5 tips for creating - and sticking to - a stress-free editorial calendar that will help you achieve your goals for 2015. 1. Take a look at the big picture Before you start drilling [...]

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The Real Secret to Business Success (Hint: It’s not what you might think)

Dana Burrows

I had a business epiphany about a year ago. I was consulting on a particularly challenging assignment, working on changing the culture within a major construction company. This business had the best of the best in its workforce, was spending oodles of money on marketing and consultants (like me), and had the capability to deliver [...]

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Systems in Leadership

Alison Vidotto

Many business owners groan when I mention the word ‘systems’. It’s amazing how many small businesses don’t have systems in place. They fly by the seat of their pants, managing their business in an ad hoc or even a crisis management fashion. Not having systems in place can be a large contributor to the feeling [...]

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