There are many reasons why people start a business. One common reason is the desire for freedom. That is freedom in time, freedom in finances, and freedom of the mind. Being able to spend your time to do what you want when you want is often a goal for many of us. Your business is…

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New Year, New Me. A phrase as old as time itself, uttered by millions in the hope of achieving any number of goals by giving themselves a fresh start in the new calendar year. It can be used to wash away any troubles from the previous year, to continue to build on the discovered joys…

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Congratulations, you’ve decided to spread your wings and venture out into the freelancing world. You’ve spent years honing your craft while working for other people, and now it’s time for you to be your own boss and build something for yourself. While this is all very exciting, you may quickly realise that the practical matters…

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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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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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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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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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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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