Financial Health


Support For Small Businesses: When To Use An Accountant

For most small business owners there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to complete all the tasks that you need to. And with so many competing demands on your time, it’s important to know when to enlist help to get you through the various stages during the growth of your business. While it’s likely that you will have already engaged an accountant to help with filing your tax returns, did you realise…
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B2B Relationships: No Room For Complacency

There’s been a host of enlightening research recently which has been published on LinkedIn amongst other sources. It sheds a whole new light on B2B customer relationships and what’s important. Now, most of us conduct customer satisfaction surveys on a regular basis and when we get the majority ticking the satisfied box, we generally pat ourselves on the back and move on to the next task.
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5 Skills That Set Top-Performing Salespeople Apart

The best performing salespeople are not afraid to set big goals, because they know they can reach them. Those challenging targets force them to push harder to achieve great results. Do you want to know their secret? These are the 5 skills that set the top-performing salespeople apart from the rest.
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5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Bookkeeping

Being a business owner means doing many jobs to keep your business running smoothly. Yes, there are the tasks you went into business for, to share your products or services with your customers, to develop new programs, and to spread the word about your purpose. But I bet you didn’t expect all the other jobs that came along with it. The invoicing, the bank reconciliations, chasing payments, and reporting.
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The First Step To Being More Organised

Does the thought of organising your life terrify you to your very core? That things are so messy in every area, that organisation is a far off distant dream? Being organised can actually be easier than you think. Let me tell you how. Defeatist Attitude. Overwhelm can be a killer for getting organised. When you walk into your house after a long day at work, or being out with the kids, and there is mess on every surface
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Nice Networking

Curiosity, sincerity and a willingness to share and assist; it’s a healthy attitude when networking and the results can be very rewarding. Whatever you do, don’t just turn up at a networking event and hand out business cards. Your strike rate will be low compared with a good wholesome strategy for helping others as you help yourself.
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New To Investing? What You Need to Know

Bonds, securities, diversification and ROI are all common parlance in the world of investments so if these sound like a foreign language to you then this article is essential reading. While most of us are not going to make a career out of investing, many are interested in earning a bit extra to supplement our retirement plans. And so if you’re thinking about dabbling in the stock market or investing in bonds…
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6 Tips For Negotiating The Best Starting Salary

If you’ve just landed that dream job then congratulations, but did you realise that you have more leverage than perhaps you first thought when negotiating a starting salary? Employers that have just invested a considerable amount of time and effort in selecting you as their top candidate are often willing to go the extra mile when it comes to offering an attractive salary. So how do you make sure that you…
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What To Do When A Client Wants To Leave You The Service Provider

What would you do if your best client told you that your services were no longer required? I will give you a hint, the answer is not instantly panic and sit under your desk bawling your eyes out. If you handle the situation well, then chances are, you can get that amazing client back. Try these three steps to resolve the issue, and to decide if they are really a client you want to work with.
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Top Tips On How To Write A Successful Business Plan

Did you know that over 50 percent of new start-ups fail within the first three years? And did you know that for two-thirds of those businesses the failure was due to poor planning and financial difficulties? Well, if you want your new business to succeed where others have failed then the essential starting point is having an effective business plan. Not only does the plan give you a sense of vision and clarity about…
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