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Put the ‘Champers’ on Ice, and Get Ready to Reap the Rewards of Your Work

Business Exit Strategy: Get Ready to Reap the Rewards of Your Work

When it comes to the final phase of the entrepreneurial process – selling, transferring or retirement – it may sound like a swift ‘thank you and goodbye’, but in fact there’s a lot more work to do before you can jet off for sunshine and sangria. Phases one to six of the entrepreneurial process will […]

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Why Your Business Should Be Your ‘Mastermind’ Chosen Specialist Subject

Why Your Business Should Be Your ‘Mastermind’ Chosen Specialist Subject

Once you’ve successfully launched your business, you can enter phase four of the entrepreneurial process – operating and monitoring. During the start-up phase you should have identified and addressed any areas of immediate concern, and you now need to monitor your operations for any ongoing issues that affect the overall running – and profitability – […]

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Planning to Succeed with Your New Business Venture

Planning to Succeed with Your New Business Venture

After completing phase one of the entrepreneurial process (investigation and research) and deciding you want to move ahead with your idea, you now need to move into the crucial second phase – planning. When a project goes wrong, plenty of critics often come out of the woodwork, proclaiming their own version of “If you fail […]

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Taking Your First Steps on the Entrepreneurial Stage

Taking Your First Steps on the Entrepreneurial Stage

The seven stages of entrepreneurship are a bit like Shakespeare’s celebrated ‘Seven Ages of Man’ from the play As You Like It – but in a world where you get to select the exit strategy of your choice. While Shakespeare’s text claims all the world is a stage and the men and women merely players, […]

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How to Give Great Customer Service in the Social Media Age

How to Give Great Customer Service in the Social Media Age

When you think of customer service, perhaps you think of a desk in a shop with a smiling lady, ready to greet and alleviate any issues people have had shopping there. If that is the first thought to come to your mind, then you need to get with the times, because many businesses are putting […]

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How You Can Sound Like an Expert – Without Being One

How You Can Sound Like an Expert – Without Being One

Authority is central to success; people need to perceive you as a credible influencer and expert source of information if they are to trust your judgement, rely upon your services, and ultimately place you in a position of responsibility. So, you need to know what you’re talking about. But what if you don’t? Becoming an […]

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3 Funding Options Every Entrepreneur Needs to Consider

3 Small Business Funding Options Every Entrepreneur Needs to Consider

Alternative finance is becoming increasingly popular with the development of innovative crowd funding platforms as well as the wealth of entrepreneurs developing new ways to help finance startup businesses. These new platforms have been a response to banks declining business loans or credit card borrowing to over a quarter of small to medium sized businesses. […]

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5 Crucial Habits of a Successful Business Owner

5 Crucial Habits of a Successful Business Owner

Everybody has everyday habits, some good and some bad. As a business owner you need to streamline and optimise those habits to become a success. Here are five you need to embrace to keep you on top of your game:   1. Accessible Language Making sure your key message is accessible to everyone is imperative. […]

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You Can Use Negative Reviews to Boost Your Business

You Can Use Negative Reviews to Boost Your Business

An estimated 88% of consumers place as much stock in online reviews as they do in personal recommendations. It’s no surprise that a negative one can produce a sinking feeling, but the best businesses know how to turn the worst situations to their advantage. A negative online review is the lemon life gave you; here’s […]

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