Selling Yourself
Mar28

Selling Yourself

    Marketing holds a lot of unknowns; in a family full of small business owners, I know the stress of uncertainty and the fear of wasted dollars. When it comes to marketing, and by marketing I’m talking everything from branding to advertising, it’s difficult to know what to spend – and it’s easy to go overboard. If tech companies are anything to go by, according to the Market Measures Survey, conducted by tech...

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Avoiding the Snowball Effect
Mar28

Avoiding the Snowball Effect

    Ideally, you have a business where the team is doing well – people are motivated, they work cohesively, punctuality and reliability is not a problem, and you have confidence they enjoy their jobs. All your staff respect the business and the management team, and are aligned with the company’s values. There are no performance improvement plans in place and you haven’t had to pull someone aside to discuss misconduct....

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The Daily Habits of Millionaires

What if I told you that success wasn’t a stroke of luck, it was a habit? ‘Rich habits’ is a term coined by author Thomas Corley, who spent five years researching the daily habits of 177 self-made millionaires and penned his findings in his books Change Your Habits, Change Your Life and Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals. “There is a cause and effect associated with habits,” he writes. “Habits are the cause of...

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8 Ways to Boost Your Productivity
Mar28

8 Ways to Boost Your Productivity

    Here are some tips to help you make the most out of your time in the office or wherever you call ‘work’. 1. Allocated time Breaking up your day into time slots helps you define a purpose for each portion and therefore pushes you to complete the task at hand. 2. Take short breaks Break down work into blocks, usually by 25 minutes at a time, with each being separated by small breaks. The idea is to avoid a burnout from...

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Calling All Angels
Mar28

Calling All Angels

    New Zealand is brimming with fresh-faced entrepreneurs and interesting start ups, more people need to back them says WNT Ventures’ investment manager, Jon Sandbrook. The entrepreneurial society in New Zealand is thriving, and many entrepreneurs and start ups just need a little bit extra to see them succeed and that’s where you can help. There are a number of ways individuals can get involved in funding start-ups – from...

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Are You Prepared for a Market Crash?

It’s been 10 years since the 2007/8 global financial crisis, something many consider the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Many people, businesses and countries are still trying to recover, or have barely just recovered. Then in March this year, Bill Gates said it was “a certainty” that we will face another GFC in the future. How protected is your livelihood, your personal and business assets, this time around?...

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