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Choosing the best loan

Posted on Sep 20, 2017 by admin

Getting a good loan can save you thousands of dollars in fees and interest, so it is important to shop around for the best deal. There are many considerations when choosing a loan. After you have decided on the amount you need to borrow, the features you need and the time frame to pay it back you should consider the following: Interest rates The interest rate is most likely the first thing you will want to know when searching for a loan. You will need to decide on whether you prefer a variable or fixed rate. If you decide on […]

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How to effectively reach your goals

Posted on Sep 20, 2017 by admin

Goal setting is critical for small business success. Achieving your goals helps to strengthen and grow your business and develop your skills as a business owner. Here are three tips to help you effectively reach your business goals: Identify bad habits Bad habits get in the way of progress, so it is important to be aware of the bad habits that halter you from achieving your goals. Many bad habits are unconscious patterns; once you realise what they are, you are one step closer towards achieving your goals. For example, if your goal is to grow your customer base by […]

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Digital marketing flaws to avoid

Posted on Sep 20, 2017 by admin

One of the best ways to market your brand in today’s business climate is digitally. However, without understanding the online environment, you can lose business. Consider the following flaws to avoid: Not setting goals Failing to set goals can leave your marketing strategy without any real drive or direction. Setting goals are necessary, not only for appreciating the direction in which your marketing strategy is headed but also for understanding if you and your team are meeting the marketing goals that have been set out. Without clear goals in place, evaluating success in your marketing plan will be virtually impossible […]

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Practices for mastering a successful business

Posted on Sep 14, 2017 by admin

Anyone can own a business, but not everyone will be successful. There are skills and mindsets that can be applied by all business owners, irrespective of the industry in which they work to help bring them success. Consider the following: Prioritise your health Starting and running a business will take up a sizeable portion of your time and your resources, which in the long run can result in your health taking a back seat. The reality is, you can’t be successful long-term and enjoy this success if you don’t look after your well-being. There are areas you will have to […]

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Turning negative customer feedback around

Posted on Sep 14, 2017 by admin

In a perfect world, every customer your business works with will be pleased with how the transaction went and will want to return to you for future business. In reality, this isn’t always the case. It is human nature that people make mistakes and there will always be circumstances outside of your control that can lead to a customer not feeling they received what they paid for. Consider the following tips for handling negative customer feedback. Be responsive When people feel they have received poor or inadequate service, they can be quick to complain, which they are entitled to do. […]

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KiwiSaver provider backs compulsory super

Posted on Sep 14, 2017 by admin

New Zealand’s biggest KiwiSaver provider ANZ is backing compulsory super after new research finds that just 53 per cent of New Zealanders who earn less than $50,000 are members of KiwiSaver. Although the research found that 80 per cent of those surveyed who earned more than $100,000 were KiwiSaver members, many were not regularly contributing to the scheme. Since KiwiSaver was launched 10 years ago, 2.7 million people had joined, however, 375,000 working-age people have not enrolled in the scheme. ANZ is proposing that KiwiSaver is made compulsory. If it is not made compulsory, ANZ is suggesting all adult non-members […]

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Making the most of your tax refund

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 by admin

Getting your tax refund back is exciting, but as tempting as it is to splurge, consider other ways you can put that money to good use. Consider the following options: Add to an emergency fund If you don’t already have an emergency fund then now is the time to start one. An emergency fund acts as a financial backup in the case of an emergency, i.e., losing your job, higher than anticipated car expenses, medical costs, home maintenance costs and so on. Building an emergency fund with enough money to cover at least three months worth of expenses is a […]

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Making your business attractive online

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 by admin

Having a successful business requires evaluation of all aspects of the business. One of the major parts of your business that needs attention is your online profile. Your business’ online image is just as important as the business’ physical appearance. Customers make judgments about the quality of your products and services by the way your present yourself on digital platforms such as your website, blog and social media. If you are looking for ways to boost your business’ image online, consider the following tips: Website Your website serves as a large marketing tool – it can be the reason why […]

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Strategies to effectively serve your customers

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 by admin

Customer service should be a key priority of any business. To attract new customers and to keep current customers coming back, there are certain strategies you can employ. Consider the following: Always be available It’s important that customers feel like a priority, like when they need help or assistance that they will get it, without having to wait prolonged or unexplained time frames. Set ground rules for dealing with clients; such as: Return calls before the end of the business day If a message is left after 4 pm, return by mid morning the following day If you need to […]

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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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