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Things to consider before rebranding your business

POSTED BY admin ON THE February 13th, 2020

Rebranding your business can seem like a daunting task, as it can involve a range of arduous tasks such as changing designs, updating clients, retraining staff and changing your marketing strategies. However, rebranding can be an option for many businesses if: Your business is too similar to competitors. Your designs and values are updated. You […]

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Keeping your virtual team on track

POSTED BY admin ON THE February 6th, 2020

Managing a virtual team can offer challenges that you won’t experience in-person teamwork. It can be harder to schedule meetings, show demonstrations and build connections. However, having a virtual team offers convenience, opportunity and freedom for the team members, so here are some tips to help you make it work… Define goals and roles At […]

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Things to consider before hiring an intern

POSTED BY admin ON THE January 22nd, 2020

Hiring an intern can sound like a win-win situation; the intern gets an opportunity to learn and boost their career, you get some extra help generally at a lower wage rate than regular employees. However, it is important to first think about if an intern would be right for your company before you make the […]

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Closing the office for the holidays

POSTED BY admin ON THE January 9th, 2020

As the holiday season approaches, the workplace often gets more relaxed as things wrap up. However, closing the business for the holidays usually isn’t as simple as turning the lights off and heading home for a few weeks. There is often a lot of preparation and work that needs to be done before everyone leaves […]

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Doing market research for your business

POSTED BY admin ON THE December 11th, 2019

Market research is key to developing relevant and effective business strategies as it helps you understand your industry, customers, competitors and market trends. Undertaking both primary and secondary market research can allow you to boost your business’ success if you utilise the information to improve your product/service and marketing strategies. There are a variety of […]

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Pros and cons of hiring an intern 

POSTED BY admin ON THE December 4th, 2019

With so many eager school-leavers looking for employment opportunities, hiring an intern can seem like a good way to offer work experience to someone without the risks of a long-term commitment of a regular employee. However, you should consider whether hiring an intern would be the best move for your business. Here are some pros […]

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What to include in a business partnership agreement

POSTED BY admin ON THE November 27th, 2019

Entering into a business partnership can come with conflicts and misunderstandings between you and your new associate. This is why having a written agreement that clearly outlines your rights and responsibilities is important for maintaining a healthy business relationship between partners. Here are some key areas to include in your partnership agreement: Name of partnership: […]

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How to prevent non-paying clients

POSTED BY admin ON THE November 13th, 2019

Running a business is hard enough without having to chase up payments from your customers. Here are some measures you can take to prevent yourself from having to deal with the profitability imbalance, negative client relation, and legal ordeals that come with chasing up owed debt. Research the customer:Before you enter into an agreement with […]

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Moving your business online 

POSTED BY admin ON THE November 7th, 2019

In order to keep up with the growing demands of digital accessibility and convenience, many businesses decide to partially or completely move their business online. This can help with extending customer reach beyond the geographical boundaries of a physical business, offering customers easy access to your products or services, scaling and growth, and reducing costs […]

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Knowing when to cut a product

POSTED BY admin ON THE October 16th, 2019

Businesses looking to improve their profitability may need to consider cutting under-performing products and services that are unnecessarily draining resources. It might be time to discontinue if a product fits the following scenarios: Low profitability. Stagnant or declining sales volume or market share. Maintaining your market share is too costly. Risk of technological elimination. Poor […]

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