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 Insurance Refresh

This month, I recommend a refresh of your insurance policies to make sure you are getting the best value for money and that you have adequate coverage. I write this blog post with a big smile on my face and a clear message that I am no financial advisor—this is intended as a prompt for you to take a […]

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Get Organised this Christmas

5 Tips to remove the stress of Christmas When October 1st clicks around, Christmas Eve is 85 days away. This gives you plenty of time to get organised and make this Christmas the best ever for your business. For small business owners, Christmas delivers a mixed blessing. It can be the busiest time of year for those in retail and hospitality and for others it can be the quietest. I […]

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Intro ~ 6 Keys to Small Business Control

Keys to Small Business Control ~ Introduction

  Believing you are in control reduces stress. Being in control of your business means… More money Things get done Less stress Being out of control looks like this… Making no money Working long hours Stressed out at work and at home Relationships not working at work or at home Physically unhealthy Mentally not in […]

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Small Business Control Key 2 ~ Control the money

Profit = less stress / more choice / a win win for you and your community Take control.  Create a viable business model.  Once you know your numbers make successful decisions based on data not emotion.  Once the basics are in place you will be in control and remain in control. How YOU take control. […]

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Small Business Control Key 4 ~ Seal the deal

Be in control of winning business. Listening is key to being in control of closing a sale. It is not about you, it is all about the customers and what they want and need. The sales process can be fun as well as effective. How YOU take control; Listen Deal with objections Close the sale […]

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Small Business Control Key 5 ~ Make it happen

Operations is how you deliver your product/service once your customer says ‘yes’ in the sales process. Be in control of consistently delivering a quality product/service. Meeting your customers’ expectations is key to being in control. If what you say you will do in the sales process, and what you actually do is the same (or […]

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