Use your business card effectively

POSTED BY admin ON THE October 12th, 2018

When business networking is increasingly digital with LinkedIn and your business’ website a primary way of getting your name out there, the business card is still an integral part of your networking experience. Below are reasons business cards are still relevant and how you should use them. Why are they important? Business cards still have […]

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Competitive business strategies

POSTED BY admin ON THE October 12th, 2018

Competition is part of the business. Getting that edge is make or break regarding getting your business up and running and promoting its future growth. Consider these strategies to implement to come out on top of your business’ rivals: DifferentiateEstablishing your point of difference is vital in business. When executing this strategy, it may not […]

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New Research and Development tax incentive

POSTED BY admin ON THE October 12th, 2018

The Coalition Government will introduce a new tax incentive aiming to unlock further spending on research and development. The research and development (R&D) tax incentive is the government’s response to extensive consultation with businesses. As part of the incentive the government has stated that the rate will be higher, the threshold lower and the definition […]

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Haggle like a pro

POSTED BY admin ON THE October 5th, 2018

When it comes to saving money on anything from home loan interest rates to new appliances for your house, haggling is critical. Master some of the haggling skills below to reap some saving rewards. Timing If your timing is not right many of your haggling skills will be wasted. Make sure you are bargaining when […]

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Making the decision to rebrand

POSTED BY admin ON THE October 5th, 2018

Rebranding can help you survive in a changing industry or open your business up to new profit-making opportunities. Sometimes it may be difficult to make the call, when there are significant costs associated with redefining your brand. Consider the signs below that will point you in the right direction. Your branding is outdatedIf you are […]

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Raising prices without losing customers

POSTED BY admin ON THE October 5th, 2018

Many small businesses may be hesitant to raise their prices out of fear they will lose their original customer base. Increase your rate when it makes sense for your business, your market has changed, or you have realised you are undercharging. Once you have decided to raise your price, consider the following tips that will […]

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Getting on top of your business’ finances

POSTED BY admin ON THE September 27th, 2018

Running a small business is personal. However, it is essential to separate yourself from your business, specifically when it comes to finances. If managing finances is something that does not come naturally to you then following some of the tips below may help you turn a weakness into a strength. Have separate bank accountsThis makes […]

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How to give constructive feedback to staff

POSTED BY admin ON THE September 27th, 2018

Giving feedback to staff is a key to being a successful manager. Although feedback should be viewed as an opportunity to grow, staff may be sensitive you are criticising their work. That is why feedback should be given in accordance with the tips below. Never in publicWhether it is praise or constructive criticism, you should […]

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KiwiSaver statements to show retirement incomes and likely total savings

POSTED BY admin ON THE September 27th, 2018

KiwiSaver annual statements will soon show projected balances at retirement and income figures to help consumers make a better decision about their savings. This initiative intends to provide people with clear, easy-to-understand information about their current savings and how that tracks towards retirement. Statements will show people an estimate of the savings built-up by the […]

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Strategies to put an end to negative office gossip

POSTED BY admin ON THE September 24th, 2018

Negative gossip in the office is something that is harmful both to your business and to the employees. Whether it encourages individuals to seek work in a less toxic environment, slows down productivity, creates friction between team members or morphs into a legal problem with accusations of bullying and harassment, it is something that managers […]

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