Self-employment

Has it ever happened that when the summer holidays have disappeared in a hot ball of sun, you catch yourself saying: ‘It can’t be that close to the next holidays already! I’m still catching up with the ‘beginning of year’ backlog!’ Or perhaps you’re one of the truly organised ones, who never feels behind-hand. If so, this article is not for you. We’re going to talk about strategies to cope with that ugly feeling of overload in your daily work.

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Are you a square peg in a round hole? Don't panic, this week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read helps you make your business, and your marketing, fit with your lifestyle and objectives, so you can achieve the best results you can.

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Running a small business, possibly even from home, is not everyone's cup of tea. In fact, for some people it's just the wrong thing to do. If it doesn't suit you, it can be frustrating and even depressing. Here are some things to take into account before taking the plunge.

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Only you know how much work it's taken to get your business to the point you are at - and how much effort it takes to stand out from the crowd. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read helps you focus on what you want to achieve, and reward yourself for how far you've come.

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Building trust with your customer is a crucial part of doing business with them - and it's a two-way street. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read has some tips and tools to help you get off to a good start and keep that relationship strong and loyal.

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Just because your business is small, doesn't mean you couldn't or shouldn't dream big. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read has some tips and tools to help you grow your business while managing the risk and facing the challenges head-on.

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The more clearly we see where we are going, the faster and easier it is to get there - though that's often easier said than done. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read has some tips and tools to help you sort the clutter from the critical, focus on what's important, and track and reach your goals.

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Keeping home and business life separate is one of the first rules we learn when we work for ourselves - but what happens when a personal crisis arises which affects our business? This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read has some tips and tools to help you deal effectively with the personal issue without putting your business at stake or losing your reputation for professionalism.

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Bouncing back from a setback is apparently no longer enough to make you, and your business, truly resilient. Instead, this week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read has some tips and tools to make sure you keep up with fast-paced change so you don't get caught on the back foot.

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If you thought resilience in business was all about bouncing back, Eileen McDargh challenges you to think again. She explains why resilience means more than that, and why it's important for you, and your business, to embrace it if you want to succeed in today's world.

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With half the first quarter of 2017 - and also half the last quarter of the current financial year - done and dusted, is your year shaping up to be profitable? This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read has some tips to make sure your business is financially rewarding, and some tools to help you stay on track.

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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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In a constantly-changing business world, do you find yourself running just to keep up? This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute-read has tips to help you keep a grasp on a variety of aspects of your business so you are not only up with the play, but ahead of the game.

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Can it really be less than six weeks to Christmas?! This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute-read has tips to help you navigate some of the trickier social situations while keeping your business out of a potentially sticky spot and also gives you some tools to help you make it through to the new year in one piece.

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Making promises - to yourself and others - and living up to them forms the basis of integrity. But keeping commitments can be a lot harder than making them. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute-read has tips to help make goal-setting realistic and gives you some tools to help you keep your end of the bargain.

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In agreement
Do people love doing business with you because you keep your word? Or do promises and plans seem to elude you just because you haven't found a way to make agreements stick? Lisa Mininni suggests ways to help you honour your commitments.

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How well do your business goals and your life goals match up? This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute-read has tips to help make sure you know which direction you want to be headed in, and tools to help you get there. Plus, there's a little tale which could make a big difference to how you relate to your customers.

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Are you a doer or a ditherer? While a certain amount of thought and planning is needed before action is taken (i.e. look before you leap!), being indecisive and doing nothing can be far more harmful to your business. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute-read has tips and tools to help you think about upcoming changes and take timely action to stay ahead of the game.

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We all define success differently, but no matter what it is to you, it can sometimes seem just out of reach. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute-read has tips and tools to help you reach your goals and puts the spotlight on some award-winners to inspire you.

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How to break out of the work rut
Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, what comes next is up to us. It's so easy, as seasons change, to drift along, losing sight of what's important - both to us and to our business. Spring is here - and Christmas is in sight. Why not just cruise? Even when you value work / life balance, you really can give more to your business and life by keeping things interesting.

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