Cutting costs
Understanding costing is vital if you want your business to grow. Sue Hirst says many small and home business owners are working hard without seeing the results, and she has some tips to help you make your business more profitable.

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Shooting for the stars
Without an ongoing course of action, we start running aimlessly, followed by walking aimlessly. Phil Astley explains why running a business is like science, and how you can be more sure of reaching your goals.

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Ashley Bryan

As a business grows, quite a number of changes have to be made to position it strategically in the marketplace. And because most of us aren’t as receptive to change as we think we are, this can cause quite a bit of a problem. That’s because when not managed properly, change will result in disgruntled employees, low employee morale and reduced productivity.

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2017 is not filled with promise because a new year has evolved. It is filled with promise because we have evolved. Sandy Geyer explains how we learn from past experience to shift our focus - and how that really can make this year different.

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What makes one business more successful than another?
This week, I saw three business owners. Two just wanted to see me because they needed new ideas on what to do next. One hired me on the spot. What are the differences between these three businesses?

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Tension is a normal part of negotiation. After all, you want something, and your negotiating partner wants something else. However, when both sides are tightly wound, reaching agreement can be difficult, if not impossible. Karyn Buxton explains why, and how, humour can diffuse the situation and help you come up with a solution that works.

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Process chart
Until you sell something, all your marketing efforts have done is create awareness for your product or service and generate leads. Now you need to be able to back that up by actually selling your products and services!

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How awesome are your plans for your business in 2017? The summer break is traditionally when Kiwi entrepreneurs think about launching a new initiative, changing tack, refining their systems and processes or taking their business up a notch or two. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read has some tips to help you start putting your ideas into practice.

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Play takes many forms, says Eileen McDargh. The trick is to find one that resonates with you and helps you release stress and engage your brain in a different type of thinking

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Too often decisions on accounting systems are made from a position of ignorance. These days most suppliers allow you to use their systems for a trial period. The period is usually too short by itself - but you can enter transactions for several months - so DO. NEVER assume anything.

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