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There are not many people who do not want to make some extra money and selling on trade me sale on eBay can provide additional sales and profit. Are you already selling on Trade Me or eBay, but want to improve your sales or are you just wanting to know how to get started?

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Will the festive season provide a refreshing rest from your small or home business, will it be business as usual, or will you suffer a double whammy with a blow to your back pocket following hard on the heels of a stressful juggling act? Relax! A little planning goes a long way ...

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Starting up a business can be hard, and harder still to find sources of finance and cash flow. Every business wants to make a profit, but usually make losses at the start. If the business start-up is structured correctly, it can help turn business losses into a source of cash flow through GST Returns and Income Tax Refunds.

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Sue Aitken has some words of advice to get new home business operators off to a great start, or help existing home businesses achieve greater success

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You've put the hard yards into getting your business where it is today. Now get the recognition you deserve! But hurry, entry for The David Awards closes on 16 August 2013.

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ACC provides a brilliant service to New Zealanders but it still costs businesses a small fortune every year. Do you think you are paying too much in ACC levies? Do you feel like you don’t have any control with your ACC costs? Read on to find out the 4 proven ways to reduce Your ACC levies.

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Avoid major headaches in your new business by getting your bookkeeping basics right. Stephanie from Jada Accounts and Bookkeeping has nine tips for first time business owners (and those who have never quite figured it out).

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We are all intuitive, every one of us – we are born with it. Using our intuition comes naturally to some of us. Just like the muscles we are born with, the more we use them, the stronger and more useful they grow. Each of us has our own unique personal style of accessing and expressing our intuition.

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How much attention do you pay to your brand? Or more importantly, how much attention do your customers and prospects pay to your brand? If you're not getting maximum mileage from your brand, then you may be missing sales opportunities and limiting your growth potential. Even the smallest of companies benefits from having a strong brand.

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Find out what you can do to keep the bookkeeping side of your business running smoothly - even if you are smart enough to get an expert to take care of it for you.

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Regardless of whether you are a small retail business or a large manufacturing company, the Christmas rush is an excellent opportunity to leverage off 'Silly-Season' hype and give your sales a significant boost.

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The finalists in The David Awards 2012: heroes in small business have been named. Congratulations to all of them!

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You start a new business and talk to you bank about finance for this new business. They (of course) seem like the best place to talk to, but Stuart Wills suggests maybe this is a big mistake ...

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How many well-known businesses started off in a bedroom, spare room or garage? Heaps!! And that's one of the reasons home businesses need recognition, assistance and support in the early stages of their growth.

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Have you listed your ad and found yourself swamped by applicants? Do you want some insider's tips on how to manage the process professionally and effectively?

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Are you so busy looking after your customers, your business and everything else that you forget about the most important person in your enterprise? This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read has tips and tools to help keep you sane and savvy.

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Do you make the most of your business card? Used correctly, it can be one of the most effective, low-cost weapons in your marketing arsenal. How does yours rate against these suggestions?

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There's more to running your own business than just doing a good day's work. Self-employment does not actually suit everyone, though for others it offers a great deal more than working for someone else. Even if you've got what it takes, there are times you might get bogged down and feel like you're not going anywhere fast. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read helps you work out if running your own business is right for you, find direction and build a business around your vision.

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Business is all about balancing risk and reward - at that is particularly true when it comes to financing growth. Typically, many New Zealand home and small business owners are risk-averse (and wisely so), but one of the biggest reasons business owners give for their businesses failing to thrive is lack of capital. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read delves into some of the options and offers some advice if you're needing to invest in the business to help get it off the ground or to the next level.

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Do you want to attract more customers, keep your current ones and increase your bottom line? If you answered "yes" to any of those, professional speaker Lydia Ramsey has some surpringly simple yet sure-fire suggestions.

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