Given the quarterly consumer inflation figure of 6.9% released last week, one of the implications is that we should all be raising our prices by 7% as a minimum…just to stand still. While using the CPI % is a crude instrument to measure changes in our business input costs such as labour, raw material, overheads
It’s estimated that every day we are exposed to between 4,000 to 10,000 advertisements; this includes print, radio and TV ads, brand labels, online ads and the many other ways we see company logos and promotions. You need to think about this when you strategically plan your markting. You’re probably thinking that is a crazy
Want to know what ultra-successful people have in common? They read a lot. In fact, the average CEO reads 60 books a year. Why? Because they know that the key to success is constant learning. Business owners and professionals need to be continually open to new ideas and ways of thinking to drive growth and
Are you guilty of making New Year Resolutions? Well we want you to STOP and throw your resolutions out the window! Why? Because research shows time and time again the vast majority of New Year resolutions fail. In fact, 80 percent of people have failed their resolutions by February (!) and only around 4 percent
While it is necessary to grow your online professional networks though the likes of LinkedIn, this should never replace face-to-face business networking. Networking is an essential part of building relationships, opening yourself up to new ideas or ways of thinking, seeking opportunities and raising your profile. In fact, it is the personal connections you make
What is coworking and is it something you should be considering if you’re a small business or freelancer? Coworking delivers a working environment as a service. It goes beyond the shared office concept where businesses reside in one location, share reception or communal areas and furnish their own area. Coworking provides all the amenities for
Let’s face it, when it comes to hiring new staff for your small or medium business it can be a little daunting. If you make the wrong choice it can have major ramifications for your business and your back pocket. It’s important that you focus on attracting the right talent for your business. Hiring right
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