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The small business owner’s holiday survival guide

3 December 2018 / By Desley Grant
It’s the end of another calendar year, let’s celebrate our successes! There were moments when it felt shaky, but you persevered. Congratulations to small businesses who’ve made it through. 
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What you need to do before writing a business plan

15 November 2018 / By Desley Grant
While you can articulate your goals, you don't have a complete a plan to get there, particularly around forecasting and reporting. Perhaps you're also in need of better support and information but you're not sure how to get the right help. 
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Why you should be thinking about your exit strategy now

8 November 2018 / By Desley Grant
Planning for the future allows you to communicate your goals and build value into your organisation. But when you're just starting your business, you're not exactly thinking about the end game.
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Quick success tips for start-up business owners

31 October 2018 / By Desley Grant
Success! When you're starting a business, that's all you can think about - the light at the end of the tunnel. But how are you going to get through that tunnel?
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Why is performance measurement important to the success of your business?

30 October 2018 / By Desley Grant
It’s frustrating to know you’re capable of more, but you can’t seem to achieve it. Perhaps the lifestyle you’re working towards is slow to materialise. Whatever your motivation, the overall goal for any business owner is to be successful.
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The quickest way to set your business' goals

20 October 2018 / By Desley Grant
You’ve been trying to determine the path your business should take, but it’s more difficult than you expected.
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Fending for yourself is overrated

11 October 2018 / By Rachel Harris
For a busy small business owner it’s easy to find yourself constantly head down working ‘in’ the business, not ‘on’ the business. There’s never enough time to do everything you need to do. Sound familiar? We get it.
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Law change: Anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism

5 October 2018 / By Inland Revenue
If you provide certain financial services as a part of doing business, you have to safeguard yourself against money laundering and financing terrorism. This might include changing how you ID customers. This law change applies to real estate agents, conveyancers, many lawyers and accountants, and ...
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Avoid the Christmas cash flow valley of death

1 October 2018 / By RightWay
It's hard to believe that Spring is well and truly here and we're sliding quickly into the Christmas period! For a huge number of the businesses I work with it will be a well earned break and a time to congratulate yourselves for a job well done over 2018. But there is some work to do before we ...
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The emotional business owner

5 September 2018 / By Isaac Gommers
Small business owners generally do not spend enough time on reflection. They spend a lot of time on doing the doing, fighting the fires, making the plans, managing the people, keeping the customers happy etc. 
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Xero Expenses – beautifully reimagined

23 July 2018 / By Xero
Expense claims are an administration burden for all businesses. What should be a simple task of reimbursing employees can quickly slide into a paper-filled back-office nightmare.
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The top 10 advantages of having a business coach

5 July 2018 / By Desley Grant
As a small business owner, you hold yourself to high standards. You probably expect yourself to know everything, achieve everything and to do it all alone. But that's often not the case, so it's important to know when you need the support and expertise of others, as well as how to get it.
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5 ways to manage debtors more effectively

2 July 2018 / By Desley Grant
Business success is about more than finding a new customer. A more complete picture looks at your cash flow - because being paid on time and in the right amount is a critical part of your overall business health.
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7 issues that keep businesses from reaching the next level

21 June 2018 / By Desley Grant
Boosting your business to the next level can sometimes feel like mission impossible. Just when you think success is coming your way, it slips between your fingers. Even more frustrating is that all this hard work is starting to seep into your personal life, hurting your ever-important work/life ...
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How can I improve the cash flow of my business?

18 June 2018 / By Desley Grant
Business health is all about your cash flow. If you don’t have a healthy cash flow, you’re not going to be able to run your business smoothly or invest in business growth.
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Ten free tools to simplify business tasks

8 June 2018 / By Desley Grant
When you started your business, you're likely to have had ideals in mind: financial goals, lifestyle goals. You’ve probably noticed that small things often get in the way - and before you know it, your goals can seem pretty distant.
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Five steps to start-up: an outline for new business success

31 May 2018 / By Desley Grant
It’s hard work, starting a business. It takes courage, commitment, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Even with all your passion, it sometimes seems like success is impossible. The truth is, you can’t know or remember everything that’s important.
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Hire the right people to attain business success

25 May 2018 / By Desley Grant
Building a business isn’t a 9 to 5 and sometimes it pushes you to your limits – and further. And ultimately you keep going because it’s so rewarding - after all, you see the success every day in the team, the profits and the influence your business extends.
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How to set SMART business goals and succeed

17 May 2018 / By Desley Grant
Who knew that sticking to business goals could be so tough? Things get in the way and the money stretches thin. Before you know it, things are slipping through the cracks. If you lose sight of the long-term business plan and adopt a reactive, day-to-day approach, you're setting your small business ...
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Are you keeping track of these business performance metrics?

10 May 2018 / By Desley Grant
You shouldn't judge a book by its cover - or a business by the number of customers coming through the door. That's because the health of a business is not always obvious at first glance. There's action behind the scenes, so there's always more to tracking business performance than meets the eye.
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