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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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Artificial Intelligence: What You Need To Know

If you think artificial intelligence (AI) is some futuristic concept more likely to be seen in a Hollywood sci-fi movie than your average Kiwi business, then it’s time to think again. AI, or the computer science of creating intelligent machines that mimic human capabilities, is increasingly having an impact on the workplace. And it’s not just the big corporates either that are using the technology. The truth is that all businesses need to be looking at ways to apply AI in their operations if they want to stay in the game. And so, in this article we look at how AI is changing the face of business.
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Which Is The Right Structure For Your Business?

When you’re starting out, the structure of your business is unlikely to be top of your list of priorities. You’re more likely to be focusing on finances, marketing and product development. But the business structure you select has important implications as it affects your tax, liabilities, growth and investment opportunities whether you’re self-employed or a company. And so, in this article we provide an overview of the three main structures.
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4 Steps You Can Take Now To Improve Staff Productivity

Improving the productivity of employees is a goal of all businesses, but how do you go about achieving it in your workplace? In this article, we share some easily implemented, practical ways that you can improve staff productivity today.
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Energy instability puts pressure on Australian SMEs

Small businesses and homeowners all over Australia have been faced with rapidly increasing energy costs over the last several years. The increase has been so drastic that the country went from being one of the lowest-cost energy markets a decade ago to compete with Germany and Denmark for the most expensive power bills in the world today.
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