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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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Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities

The landlord and tenant relationship is primarily a legal one. There are various pieces of legislation concerning landlords and tenants but the main one is the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. If you are considering investing in a rental property then you will need to be familiar with the requirements of the legislation. In this article we summarise the key rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants…
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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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How To Find A Skilled Tradie

When it comes to finding a skilled tradesperson it seems as though everyone has their own horror story. From poor quality workmanship or taking too long to complete a job to unforeseen additional costs, we’ve all had bad experiences. So how do you go about finding an honest, dependable professional to get that job done? Well, here are some tips to help guide your selection.
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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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The Essential Guide To Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home may be a very exciting time, but it’s also one of the most important, let alone expensive, decisions you will make. So what things do you need to take into consideration when making your choice? Carry on reading to discover our essential guide to buying your first home.
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The 5 Keys to Forming Any Habit

We all struggle with our habits — sticking to them, staying motivated, getting started, dealing with disruptions, it can become a big struggle. And yet, to change our habits is to change our lives. If we can’t make habit changes, we will be stuck in our current way of doing things, which might not be so helpful. If you want to lose weight, beat procrastination, write a book, get fit, live mindfully … you have to develop habits.
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