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3 Money Mistakes That Keep Your Business Broke

3 Money Mistakes That Keep Your Business Broke

Poor money management and money mistakes have been the cause of more business failures than any other single issue. And it’s no wonder. We aren’t born knowing how to manage money. Most of us aren’t taught how to handle it either. We figure it out along the way, through much trial and error. Those same mindset issues and bad habits that wreak havoc in our personal finances can plague our...

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Set Your Foundation With A Business Plan

Set Your Foundation With A Business Plan

This is one of my favorite quotes, especially when it comes to business planning as it highlights the exact issue that comes with a lack of planning. Bottom line - if you fail to plan, it doesn’t matter how much effort, time, blood, sweat and tears you put into your business, it will not move forward. Writing your business plan is the single most effective way to plan out where you want to go...

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How To Build Your Team For Growth And Success

How To Build Your Team For Growth And Success

You really can’t do it all alone. No small business becomes a big business with a single person at the wheel. It takes a team of experts to scale your growth and success and for that, you need to build your team. The problem is, building that team brings its own stress. How can you know who to trust? Where will you find the time to train? What if you can’t afford to outsource? These and other...

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5 Small Business Time Management Hacks

5 Small Business Time Management Hacks

It’s inevitable. As a small business owner, you will wear many, many hats. Marketing Manager, Bookkeeper, Content Developer, Coach, Technical Support Staff, the list goes on. How can you effectively manage your time when you are wearing so many hats? Read on for 5 Time Management Hacks.

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4 Automated Systems to Scale Your Business

4 Automated Systems to Scale Your Business

There comes a time in every entrepreneurial venture where you realize you simply cannot do it all yourself. Sure, when you’re just getting started you really are the “chief, cook and bottle washer.” But as your business grows, it becomes painfully obvious that trying to do everything is only going to lead to: Frustration (when critical tasks don’t get done and deadlines are missed)Burn out (when...

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CRM – The most important tool in your arsenal

CRM – The most important tool in your arsenal

CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management. A CRM system is then, the computerised system or application you use to manage all of your customer information. In its basic form, it's a database of customer names, addresses and contact information, however CRM software has become a hot commodity over the years and now many companies use a CRM system at the center of their customer and...

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How much is your time worth?

How much is your time worth?

Just pause for a second and really think about that. I'm asking how much money is your time worth to you? The question is not asking how much you get paid, or what your hourly rates are. I'm asking for a monetary value, how much is your time worth, per hour. It's likely that you don't know, so let's figure it out.  I want you to dream a little. Perhaps you've just started your business, or...

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