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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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Building A New Home? Key Issues To Consider

Building a new home is an exciting but scary experience. It’s also a considerable investment. But for most of us it’s a one-off that we’ll never get to repeat, and so it’s vital that as well as having no regrets, your new home stands the test of time. In this article we look at some of the important issues you need to consider when planning your new home.
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Three Reasons To Keep Up Your Outdoor Exercise Regime This Winter

If you’re anything like us, then it doesn’t take much to find an excuse not to get outdoors and exercising over the winter. Wasn’t that a drop of rain just then? Think I’ve got a bit a cold coming on, best give it a miss today. Sounds familiar? Somehow the couch and a warming cup of hot chocolate always seems to win over a walk or a run in the cold and wet!
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Selecting The Right Property Manager: Key Questions To Ask

Selecting the right property manager will have a big impact on how well your investment performs. The property manager is effectively your representative and so as well as receiving rent on your behalf, will also find suitable tenants, deal with maintenance, handle disputes and sort out any issues at the end of the tenancy. It’s a big job. Select the right property manager and as well as seeing your investment grow
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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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The Benefits of a Customer Survey

Conducting a customer survey can be a valuable process for a business. It can help you get a better understanding of your customer’s needs and concerns so that you can improve your product or service offerings to fall in line. By taking note of your customer’s satisfaction and responding to any issues, you can improve loyalty and the profitability of your business.
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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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Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder

Do you ever wonder why you feel a bit down when the winter months roll around? The winter blues are quite common, and usually last a couple of weeks. But if your blues are more of an intense longer-lasting feeling, then they could be caused by Seasonal Affective Disorder. Let’s explore more about this disorder, and the treatment available.
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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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