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Why Your Customers Move to Your Competitor

Why Your Customers Move to Your Competitor

Without a doubt, customer retention is one of the most important things for a business to focus on. The reasons for a company losing customers are multi-faceted and it can be easy in the daily running of a business for it to become an insidious problem. We’ve researched two of the biggest reasons customers end […]

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Effective Business Diary Management

Effective Business Diary Management

Any company will understand the importance of keeping an accurate business diary. It’s a key organisational tool for many businesses and can be the difference between a company that expands and one that does not. Mismanagement of such an integral aspect of your business can lead to all manner of problems later down the line […]

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Top Women: Inspiring Quotes About Business

Top Women: Inspiring Quotes About Business

A few weeks back we brought you some of the best quotes from the greatest guys in business and promised that soon enough, we’d show off the wit and wisdom of the women too. Well, that day is today and we’ve got some seriously great quotes about the trials and tribulations of business to pick […]

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Top Men: Inspiring Quotes About Business

Top Men: Inspiring Quotes About Business

It’s that time of year when we feel like everyone could do with a boost. Summer is being its usual fickle self and the workload is on overdrive. It’s times like these where coffee and cake and casual-dress Fridays just won’t cut it. Yes, that’s right. It’s time for some inspirational quotes from some of […]

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How the Colours You Choose Impact Your Business

How the Colours You Choose Impact Your Business

The colour you choose for your business may not seem like a big deal on the face of it. Everyone perceives colour differently after all, so you might as well just pick one you like. Well, yes and no. Perceptions of colour are to some extent subjective and it’s true that cultural differences can influence […]

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Debate vs Argument

Debate V Argument in the Workplace

Here’s the thing that isn’t said enough: ‘debate’ is not synonymous with ‘argue’. No doubt you will have come across this in the workplace multiple times, an argument that is masquerading as a ‘debate’. The difference? A debate is respectful and aids progress, an argument is about point scoring and often leads nowhere good. The […]

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Best Business Conferences & Events for 2017

Best Business Conferences & Events for 2017

As a small business, it’s important to keep up to date with your industry, not only so you can make informed decisions about the direction of your company, but also so you can make use of all the networking opportunities available to you. The best way to go about this of course is to attend […]

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The Pareto Principle and What It Means For your Business

The Pareto Principle and What It Means For your Business

You may not have heard of the Pareto Principle, but we’re betting you’ve heard of the 80/20 rule? This was a rule originally put forward by Vilfredo Pareto, who during a study into the relationship between population and wealth in Italy, discovered that 80% of Italy’s land was owned by 20% of the population. This […]

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Weird Business Ideas That Worked

Weird Business Ideas That Worked

How many times have you had a weird business idea? And how many times have you come frighteningly close to letting it slip? Say, at a meeting? We’re guessing you held back because a huge part of you realised that your idea was straying quite far from the sunny plains of ‘innovative’, to the rundown […]

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Interview Questions That Will Test a Candidate’s Imagination

Interview Questions That Will Test a Candidate’s Imagination

We know what you’re thinking, why on earth would a candidate’s imagination matter? Unless of course the job opening is for children’s author or film director? Well, imagination, we would argue, is a fundamental part of what makes a good employee full of creative ideas. Think about it, when problems arise and no one apparently […]

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The Top Business Lessons to Be Learnt from Our Favourite Films

The Top Business Lessons to Be Learnt from Our Favourite Films

A great many of us, here at Answer4u, are film nerds and it occurred to us recently that there are quite a few of our favourite films that offer some valuable life lessons for business. Probably not quite what the directors intended when they created their works of art, but still, a bonus for anyone […]

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When Colleagues Clash

When Work Colleagues Clash

Conflict in the workplace can be a nightmare for a business owner, not only do you have the usual day to day challenges to face, but now also a developing conflict amongst team members. Unchecked, this can quickly spiral out of control and not only harm the emotional well-being of your team, but also leave […]

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