Business Coaching

5 Lessons you will learn in leadership

Leadership is important to the success of any business. Leaders unite the team through common goals and a common vision. They also nurture each individual in the team to help them perform to the best of their abilities, helping the team as a whole. As a small business owner, you are the leader of your…

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How to reward your employees for a great year

Your employees are the bread and butter of your business. If they have worked hard, helping your business grow, then it is time to consider employee rewards. Rewarding your employees will make them feel that their hard work was appreciated, and can act as a great retention strategy, keeping great employees in your business for…

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How To Find A Great Business Mentor

Finding a great mentor can benefit any small business owner immensely. You benefit from first-hand experience, learning from someone who has been in your shoes before. With a mentor, you can learn from past mistakes without having to make them yourself. Mentorship is a relationship built on learning and trust. With a mentor, business owners…

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3 Goals You Should Aim To Achieve This Financial Year

Setting goals and working to achieve them is vital for any business small, medium or large. Having an endpoint to work for helps us motivate ourselves and our employees to continue moving forward and growing. To achieve this growth and to encourage learning, setting up a few short-term goals to work towards over the year…

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How To Turn Your Business From Stress To Success

Starting your own business is an exciting but stressful time. This is a time where you will learn a lot. You may fail and you may succeed, but if you remain persistent, you will eventually set your business up for success. While that is nice to know, it doesn’t help the stress you may be…

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8 Things You Must Know Before Starting Your Business

It is difficult to fully prepare yourself for the twists and turns you will experience starting your own business. No matter the industry there will be unforeseen obstacles that all the business management classes in the world couldn’t properly prepare you for. Fortunately, there is help and advise for those who go looking for it.…

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8 Tips For Buying A Business

Before you purchase a business there are a few factors that you must look at. You should know everything about the business, having run through all the financial data with your bookkeeper and accountant. Here are 8 tips to avoiding common pitfalls when buying a business.

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Do Sales Really Equal Success?

It is often thought by society that the only measure of a successful business is its turnover rate. But that is a dangerous misconception. It leaves us celebrating businesses who, sure, have a high turnover rate, but we ignore weighting their body of work, sustainability, or what the return for the owners and shareholders is.  

 

This misconception leads to many starting businesses looking solely at what their services were charged while working for someone else. They simply try to undercut and take a larger piece of the pie. It sounds nice in theory but is fundamentally flawed. Yes, if you see an opportunity in the market you should take it, but it is important that you create your new business without a pure sales = success mindset.   

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20 Secrets of an Enduring Business

Thousands of companies are launched every day. Out of the thousands, only a few hundred will survive the first year, a few dozen will mark its fifth-year anniversary and a handful will manage to reach its tenth year in business. Some companies will start big and with great promise but will soon peter out of the radar. Many businesses start small, hit a spurt and then explode to oblivion.

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20 Leadership Strategies that Work

People with authority and sitting in high positions are found everywhere, from shops, offices and in big companies. But, so few of them can be called leaders. Here are practices that make one a good leader.

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