How to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Marketing

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Would you like to improve the effectiveness of your marketing? You see, when most people work on their marketing they focus on the strategy. i.e. How they’re going to do it. I’m going to run some ads. I’ll drop off some flyers. I’m going to advertise on Facebook or whatever it might be. While this […]

The Secret to Winning More Work

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Many people when they start their business fall into the trap of taking on any type of work. It’s the old ‘no job too big, no job too small’. This leads to taking on whatever job will ‘pay the bills’. The problem with this is not all work is created equal. Sometimes a job ends […]

How to Convert More Quotes Into Jobs

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Would you like to convert more quotes into jobs? If you are not making the sales you want, or you are missing out on opportunities you wish you were getting… then you are going to want to pay attention to this. You see there are some simple things you can do which will help you […]

The Importance of Setting Goals When You Start Your Business

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It is important to set goals when you first start your business. Here’s why… When people first start a business they generally just get started. They go ‘I’m tired working hard for someone else’.  ‘I’m going to go out on my own and reap the benefits of being my own boss’.  The goal becomes all […]

The Difference Between Markup and Margin

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Many people starting a business run into trouble when they fail to understand the difference between markup and margin. Most people will price their jobs based on markup rather than margin.  Yet it is the margin that represents the profit in the job, hence it is the margin that is of most interest to us. […]

How to Keep Your Overheads Low When You Start Your Business

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Keeping your overheads low is super important when you start your business. Because when you start your funds are often limited… plus there can be more money flowing out than flowing in. So how do you keep your overheads low? Start by following these 3 steps: 1) Work out what your overheads are The first […]

3 Bank Accounts to Setup When You Start Your Business

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One area new businesses often get into trouble is managing cashflow. Things starts off fine. You start winning work and the money starts coming in. Then you start spending the money. Until one day you receive a tax bill.  That’s when many businesses realise they have failed to put money aside to pay things like […]

5 Questions to Answer Before Starting Your Business

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Are you thinking of starting your own business? Starting a business is such an exciting time of your life.  You get to be your own boss.  You get to build something you can call your own. Unfortunately, there are some mistakes and pitfalls that can cost you a lot of time and a lot of […]

Are Your Confusing the Urgent With the Important?

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Where are you confusing the urgent with the important in your business? Too many businesses are working so furiously on the urgent and leaving the important until last. They are always working by demand … demand from other people, demand from other things. Now, the drama with this is that when you are chasing after […]

How to Create Your Ideal Business

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Too many small business owners are caught up in the day-to-day running of things.  And often they are just in survival mode. They are keeping their business running. They are paying the bills, but the business is the same year after year after year. In many cases, in one year’s time they are going to […]