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Managing your 9-5 job with your entrepreneurial ambitions

Posted on Aug 30, 2017 by admin

You may have entrepreneurial ambitions but leaving your 9-5 job to chase this dream may be unfathomable for you; in this case, you will need to juggle the two. There are strategies you can adopt to make this juggle one that does not see you burning out or not giving enough time and passion to your side hustle. Consider the following: Set SMART goalsTo effectively manage your 9-5 job with your entrepreneurial ambitions, organisation is essential. Knowing what you want to achieve, by when and how is important. One of the greatest tools to track this to use SMART goals. […]

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How to sharpen your focus for optimal performance

Posted on Aug 30, 2017 by admin

Focus requires control. Control of distractions, thoughts and, most importantly, your time. Consider the following tips to improve your focus and concentration in your workday: Tune out distractions Identify your biggest distractions and plan to minimise or eliminate them while you are working on a task. This may include closing your emails, hiding your phone and putting it on silent or even telling your coworkers not to disturb you during certain times during the day unless it is urgent. If you work in a noisy environment, consider using noise-cancelling headphones and listening to relaxing music while you work away. Practise […]

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Guide to backdated holiday pay

Posted on Aug 30, 2017 by admin

The Inland Revenue Department of New Zealand has released a tax guide providing information on appropriate procedures concerning backdated holiday pay. Recent investigations found that a number of employers have mispaid/underpaid their employees’ holiday pay. As a result of these findings, a Commissioner’s Statement has been released, providing taxpayers with appropriate guidance on the correct way to access remedial payment for unpaid holiday entitlements. According to the Statement, from 18 August 2017, backdated remedial payment of holiday pay will be treated as extra pay and will be taxed at the current tax rates. Deductions from the remedial payment, such as […]

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Quick financial tips to make your money go further

Posted on Aug 23, 2017 by admin

There are no steadfast rules for saving money. Everyone’s financial situation is different; people earn different amounts, need to save different amounts and have varying expenses. Luckily, the following tips can apply to anyone. Budget Planning ways to cut your expenses and save money is important if you want to save but at the same time, it’s important not to over-restrict yourself otherwise you’ll burn yourself out. Be realistic in your budget, if you earn $500 a week, it’s probably unrealistic to say you will save $450 a week. Start with a budget that’s achievable and work your way up. […]

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Launching a successful business with very little resources

Posted on Aug 23, 2017 by admin

Creating a business that is successful is achievable, even with little or limited resources. Analyse the strategies below which are essential if you wish to create a strong and influential business. Develop upon your passion To be successful, you will need to live and breathe your business. If your business is based on something that you aren’t passionate about, you will find it much more of a chore and a lot more strenuous to stay passionate and put in the hours you need to be successful. Embrace the hustle You don’t need to be a genius to appreciate that starting […]

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Leading change

Posted on Aug 23, 2017 by admin

All businesses, at one stage or another, will have to go through significant change. Change is necessary for growth but accepting the need for change can be difficult for some. Change can arise in various ways, i.e., struggling to find quality employees, a demand to change direction, targeting a new target market and so on. Whether it is an internal or external force driving the change; it is important to lead change confidently. Here are three ways to lead change with ease: Articulate a clear vision A strong strategic vision acts as a blueprint for leading change and can provide […]

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