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Business Plans – Do I really need one?

Any business, whether it is just starting out or is considering the next stage in its development, will need a business plan. A business plan serves several important purposes. Perhaps the most obvious is to help raise funding. A business … Continue reading

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2016 – Start as you mean to go on.

2016 – Start as you mean to go on. For a sales and marketing strategy to be effective, whatever the size of the business, it is important to work to a plan. The purpose of a sales plan is to … Continue reading

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Understanding your Customers

With the customer increasingly becoming the driving force in all areas of business, companies must make sure they understand their customers and what they want. Most commentators agree that the principal purchasing factor for customers is ‘best value for the … Continue reading

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Can’t get the staff !

Can’t get the staff? Research has shown that many small and medium-sized businesses are finding they cannot recruit the managers they need. The two most common reasons given are lack of suitable skills and inability to match the remuneration packages … Continue reading

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New Staff Induction

Recruiting new staff takes up precious time and resources, so once you have found the right person for the job make sure you allocate sufficient time and resources to induct them properly. If you do not, you risk losing the … Continue reading

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Meeting Customer Expectations

    Meeting your customers’ expectations In many ways, developments in e-commerce are setting the standards for the rest of the business world to follow. Nowhere is this truer than in the area of customer relations. Advantages Doing business online … Continue reading

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Business Planning and Strategy

Now I know this should be a given, but I still find it amazing to find so many businesses who don’t find the time to investĀ in proper business planning and strategy. Time spent here getting it right, will give a … Continue reading

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