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Confidence Plays a Major Role in Not Only Your Daily Life - Your Business Also..........

I have read a lot of books on how to build a successful business.  I have read an extensive range of "How To" books for a range of different entrepreneurs.  Believe it or not, every single book I have read has at least one chapter about confidence   and how it is the key to success.

 Confidence plays a major role in everyone's lives, it is said that people with high levels of confidence expect and experience greater success.  How you think and feel about yourselves has an enormous impact on how you perform in your business as well.

If you find yourself asking, "Why is confidence the key to success for my business?"  Well, I like to say that confidence is defined to a few key points:

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Festive Season

With Christmas and the school holidays fast approaching, many businesses around Australia will either be be flat out, or very quiet period with little sales. We look at how to manage your business’ seasonal fluctuations and how to manage your cash flow during these ups and downs.
 
WHAT ARE SEASONAL BUSINESSES ? 
Seasonal businesses are determined by a number of triggers, such as Christmas, school holidays, summer and winter, and the end of the financial year.  During these periods some business will be busy and some quite

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU'RE BUSY ?

Christmas is a really busy time for most businesses.  Retail and tourism are booming, builders and painters are completing renovations in the lead up to Christmas, mechanics are getting cars ready for summer holidays.
To make the most of the festive season, it’s important to be prepared, so consider the following:

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The Big Day Off - Are You Feeling the Pressure?

ARE YOU FEELING THE PRESSURE?

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Many Small Business owners feel trapped and unable to get out of the treadmill or complete what they need to get done.   This overwhelming feeling with back to back meetings, customer demands, staff conflict, endless emails all add to the constant pressure.


 This constant pressure then creates a circus or round about for procrastination, disarray, stress and flow on to family conflict.  There is also the depletion of energy focus and motivation.

Getting back on track to gain energy, rewards making progress, being creative and improving your productivity of yourself and your staff is all in your lap.
 
As an employee we have sick days, stress leave and annually allocated holidays, as business owners there is no allocated switch off button. 

The Big Day Off is encouraging all business owners to take a day off to relax, renew and revive to thrive.

 

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The 4P's of Marketing

Marketing is a major player in gaining prospect attention, building product or service demand and winning customers.  Image result for end of financial year 2015
 
For the average small business owner, they operate on a “no-frills” budget and often find a wide variety of excuses for neglecting their marketing, I often get comments  that it is just something that they cannot afford.  Although it is true that marketing is an expense that can be reduced or cut, but this then leads to the question “without marketing, how do you propose to gain those much needed customers which will equal sales?”
 
The old saying you have to spend money to make money. If you do not effectively market your company, brand, image and products or services, you won’t be in business for long.

Think Outside the Box - Innovation

ARE YOU an innovative Business Person?  If you answered NO to this question then you are wrong - Everyone can be innovative. Incorporating innovation into your business can help you save time and money, and give you the competitive advantage to grow and adapt your business in the marketplace.  Image result for end of financial year 2015

What is innovation?

Innovation generally refers to changing or creating more effective processes, products and ideas, which in turn can increase the likelihood of a business succeeding. Businesses that innovate and create have a more efficient work process and have better productivity and performance.

For businesses, this could mean implementing new ideas, creating dynamic products or improving your existing services. Innovation can be a catalyst for the growth and success of your business, and help you adapt and grow in the marketplace.

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