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Is it time to restructure your small business?

in Growing by Nigel Bowen
(11 Ratings)

A restructure is an activity most commonly associated with major corporations, however, small businesses face exactly the same economic imperatives and have just as much need to periodically shake things up to stay competitive ...

How to plan for an early retirement

in Lifestyle by Neha Kale
(6 Ratings)

For many entrepreneurs on the small business treadmill, early retirement can feel out of reach. Considering your future while running your enterprise is key to transforming your dreams into an achievable reality. If you want to retire in your 50s, it's essential that you take action now ...

Does your business need bigger premises?

in Growing by Adeline Teoh
(3 Ratings)

As your business grows, you need to consider how to use the resources you have: do you stretch them or do you upgrade? One decision not to be taken lightly is whether to move into bigger premises. Here are some considerations to make before you move ...

Five ways to keep work-related stress in check

in Lifestyle by Nick Petrovic
(9 Ratings)

Stress is not only an inevitable part of business, it's also an important and beneficial one. Stress lets us know that a challenge is ahead, gets us moving and boosts our productivity. That being said, when work-related stress reaches a level that begins to interfere with normal functioning, it's time to step back and take action ...

Is SEO dead (at least as we know it)?

in Marketing by Jonathan Crossfield
(7 Ratings)

For years, people have predicted the supposedly imminent demise of one of the most essential digital marketing techniques. Every time there's an update to Google's algorithm or a new digital marketing trend comes along, there are a flood of articles and blog posts announcing the death of SEO.1 ...

Nine ways to capitalise on business profit

in Growing by Nigel Bowen
(1 Rating)

You've been reviewing your company's financial performance and discovered there's more money coming in than going out. Here are a few suggestions on how to capitalise on that business profit ...

How to protect your company from fraud

in Managing by Nigel Bowen
(2 Ratings)

While it's difficult to source local figures, the global statistics on fraud should be alarming enough to motivate you to protect your company. A worldwide PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) study in 2009 found that one third of the 3,037 companies surveyed had been the victim of an economic crime in the last 12 months alone. A more recent global study carried out by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in the US found companies with less than 100 employees suffered the greatest percentage of frauds (accounting for more than 30 per cent of the victim organisations) and experienced a median loss of US$155,000 ...

LinkedIn strategies for small business

in Marketing by Jonathan Crossfield
(1 Rating)

Originally designed as a way for jobseekers and employers to find each other through networking, LinkedIn has rapidly evolved into a powerful hub for businesses and professionals of every stripe. How can a small business benefit? What are the best LinkedIn strategies? ...

Get inside the mind of online shoppers

in Growing by Jonathan Crossfield
(1 Rating)

Online shoppers aren't that different to offline shoppers, really. The same broad behaviours apply, whether buying from a website or a high-street store. So while it's tempting to think only in terms of total traffic, repeat visits and shopping cart conversions, E-commerce is about more than numbers on a spreadsheet. Data is important, but the insights from that data are far more valuable ...

Four ways to streamline invoicing

in Money by Nigel Bowen
(2 Ratings)

All business owners can benefit from streamlining their invoicing system. A streamlined invoicing system will provide greater peace of mind for business owners, clearing their schedules to provide the time required to focus on more meaningful tasks ...

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How many hours do you work on your business each week?

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Poll Results

How many hours do you work on your business each week?

20-30: 18%
30-40: 18%
40-50: 23%
50-60: 41%