Financial Health


Staying Financially Sorted When Baby Comes

Congratulations, you are expecting a beautiful new bundle of joy. It is such an exciting milestone in anyone’s life, but be warned… it is an expensive milestone! Your new arrival will mean that your finances are about the get a big shake up. But don’t panic, with some careful planning, money will not need to be a worry for you when baby comes. Here are the areas we recommend focusing on when considering your baby financials.
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How To Successfully Market Your Small Business

You can have a fantastic idea, but without marketing your business will struggle to get off the ground. You see, good marketing is the driving force behind sales generation. And sales are the life blood of every business. If marketing isn’t really your thing though, then it can be a challenge to get started. Help is at hand in this article as we share some ideas on how to successfully market your small business.
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3 Bad Habits That Keep Success Out Of Reach

Success. Do you look at some people and wonder how they got to be so successful? Surely they have some magic success formula.The thing with success is that it looks different to everyone, so there can’t be a magic formula. Perhaps it is a million dollar fortune, a high powered corporate role, owning multiple properties, or even achieving that work life balance.Did you know that you could be sabotaging your own success?
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Why Flexible Working Can Do More Harm Than Good

‘Oh you work from home, you must have so much time to drink coffee and relax.” How many times have you wanted to kick people in the shins when they make those kinds of comments after finding out you have a home office? The unfortunate reality is that you make time for coffee to keep you awake after working an 18 hour day.
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How To Make Your Business More Innovative

If your business is not evolving, then chances are you are being left behind. And what is the major factor behind business evolution? Innovation. Innovation has become a huge part of business success. While technology has meant that small business can compete on a larger stage, it has also increased the amount of competition out there. To rise above your competitors and truly provide an outstanding service, you need to innovate. But how do you make your business more innovative?
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Succeeding At Selling: Key Attributes Of Successful Salespeople

Being a successful salesperson seems to come naturally to some people. We’ve all had the experience of a good salesperson who so is engaging that they are able to sell a product or service without you being overtly aware that they’re doing so. It’s a real art. But if you want your business to be successful then you’ll need to develop your skills in selling. So, what can we learn from successful salespeople? In this article, we examine the key attributes that successful salespeople have in common.
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Top Five Rules To Keep The Cash Flowing In Your Business

With up to 50 percent of new Kiwi small businesses failing in the first five years, finding ways to keep the cash flowing is critical, especially in those early days.  If all customers paid their bills on time and your business never bought any stock without selling it quickly, then everything would be fine and dandy. Sadly though, it’s never as straightforward as that. Especially if you’re a B2B company, customers can and do take several weeks to clear invoices.
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Challenge Yourself: How To Become More Successful

Staying within our comfort zones is something that we’re all very good at. But will staying comfortable help you in your career? Will it make you more successful in life generally? Yep, the answer is probably not. Sometimes we need to challenge ourselves and step outside our comfort zones to achieve personal and professional growth. Here are three ways you can achieve more success by doing something that challenges you.
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Five Tips For Building A Successful Business

We all know that building a successful business requires hard work, dedication and careful planning. But what else needs to go in the mix? What other factors will help maximise your chances of success? In this article we share five tips on how to build a successful business.
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Three Ways Cyber Crime Is Impacting On B2B Companies

From tablets to smartphones, everyone is connected to the internet, making the whole issue of cybersecurity a hot topic.  A recent report from the global information security advisory firm Herjavec Group shows that the worldwide cost of cyber crime is likely to reach $6 trillion per year by 2021. And the fear of cyber crime is changing the way that consumers behave online, causing a ripple effect that is being felt by B2B companies.
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