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Entrepreneurs – Do You Have These 5 Essential Traits?

If you could bottle what makes for a successful entrepreneur you’d be worth a fortune, right? While it’s true that some people just seem to naturally be better at it than others, there are a few characteristics that successful business people have in common. And so developing the following attributes in yourself could see your career moving to the next level. Work reasonable hours: We all have that vision…
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How To Get Back On Track with Your New Year’s Resolutions – Fast!

We all know the scenario well: 1 January and you’re fired up and ready to go with your New Year’s Resolutions. This year you’re going to stick with it no matter what. You won’t be tempted and give in easily. This year you’ll really make a difference. Come 7 January though and chances are you’ve already broken your New Year’s Resolutions at least a half a dozen times, but the resolve is still there and so you persevere.
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Effective PR for owner-operators: cost-effective ideas to showcase your brand

When it comes to PR and marketing activities owner-operators often tend to rely on the expertise and support of head office. Country-wide strategic marketing and PR are obviously very important to the success of local owner-operators. However, there are plenty of things that owner-operators can be doing on a much smaller scale that will impact on a brand and its reputation at the local level. What’s more…
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Auto Pro is giving away a FREE service

Stratford Autopro has continued to strive towards improving our service to you and provide a friendly, yet professional environment. We recently raised our service level by bringing on a new Toyota trained master technician. This is the highest attainment a technician can achieve in the Toyota Motor Corporation world wide. Paul is with us from Auckland and has over forty years experience in the automotive industry.
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Toyota Hilux Taranaki Bike Festival

Toyota Hilux Taranaki Bike Festival hits the region for the first time on the 20th to 25th of March.  5 different cycle challenge day rides around Taranaki from the 20-24th of March, culminating with a 10 hour bike relay at the Taranaki Cycle Park on the 25th, with the goal of raising money for A House For Karen, Life Education Trust & the Taranaki Retreat while at the same time promoting health & wellness in the Taranaki region.
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Strategies To Help You Keep Your Startup Business Afloat

Starting a business is expensive. Not only do you need to hire workers, buy equipment, and rent space, you also need to brand your business, market your products, and often build a website before you can start earning anything at all. This makes for a complicated situation for many young businesses. While these costs seem fixed and monolithic, there are a few things you can do to keep your…
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How Exterior House Cleaning Can Add Thousands To Next Your House Sale

The first thing you do when you want to sell your home is to spend time cleaning and fixing everything you can, to increase the value of your property. Depending on the condition of your home, you may need to paint walls, fix leaky taps and retile the bathroom. All these things are relatively inexpensive to repair and can add thousands of dollars onto your sale price.So what about the exterior of the house? Window washing is a must…
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Ideas For A Beautiful Garden

The beauty of a garden is not defined by lots of greens. We kiwis pride ourselves for our greenery and vegetation but when it comes to our backyards, less is more. Little plants and small hedges grow to resemble bushes and lose their beauty. Then there are those gardens with lots of plants and all around which take over the space. Market Ready have encountered many gardens like these and we know how much work…
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Five Tips For Getting Your Home Market Ready

In the current sellers’ market for real estate, it is crucial to ensure that your house shines out against the other properties that are also vying for attention on the market. To achieve this, it is important to take a few steps to get your house market-ready. Before you put your property on the market, make sure your house is ready and presentable. First off, take a look at your home with fresh eyes and give it a real spring clean.
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How To Reduce Lichen, Moss And Mould Build-Up In Your Home

If you already have moss and mould build up, the best thing to do is get a high-pressure water blaster and spray and scrub the area. This is the most effective way to get rid of moss and mould. If the problem is inside the house, where water blasting is not possible, you can mix water and bleach and scrub the walls and surrounding areas with a soft bristle brush.Lichen, moss and mould occurs…
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