7 essential time-savers for any small business

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Introducing systems and processes into a business is essential if you want it to be scalable and be profitable. However, it can be easy to avoid doing this if you are a one-man (or woman!) band, as there’s only you, so what’s the point of creating processes if there’s only you doing the doing? Granted, […]

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How to begin automating your business to ensure successful operation and growth

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So hopefully I’ve convinced you that systems are necessary if you want to take your business to the next level. But where should you start? What areas of your business are best to look at? You could have systems and processes for everything, from how to set the alarm in the office to how to […]

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Why you need systems in your business

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As a small business owner, you’re probably doing quite a lot of the day-to-day doing, right? And some of those tasks are probably operational, such as accounts or admin which are taking you away from actually doing what your business is supposed to be doing? What you need are some systems and processes to help […]

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7 steps to help systemise your business

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Part of having a successful business is making your life easier. It can seem difficult to extricate yourself from the day-to-day running, but there are some smart things that you can do to help put processes in place, systemise your day, and get some much needed time back. Try the following tips, implementing some of […]

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How to manage the outsourcing process

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I’m sure you will have heard many horror stories from people who have outsourced tasks and it’s gone horribly wrong. Freelancers going AWOL, or work submitted which is, well, far from being up to scratch. So how can you ensure that you don’t go through 10 frogs before you find your prince? The key is […]

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How to outsource effectively

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It’s a great goal to reach in your business when you realise that you’re too busy to manage everything yourself, and you need to look at outsourcing some tasks to cope with the workload. The benefits are obvious, not only will it help to ease the pressure, you can also get a team on board […]

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How to scale your business

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It’s one thing to keep your business running; that alone makes you in the minority, as so many businesses fail each year, but how then do you scale your business to reach the goals that you set for yourself when you started? Now there’s no quick secrets to success here, and it’s not something that’s […]

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6 strategies to take your business to the next level

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So you’re running your business, and it’s doing quite well, but perhaps you feel that it could be doing a bit better? Want to take it to the next level but don’t know how? It’s important to have a plan in place to help you grow, and here are some strategies which you can implement […]

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How to work smarter, not harder

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If you asked yourself at the end of the day to rate, out of 10, how productive do you think you were, what would that be? Perhaps 8, 9? Is that based on how busy you were? How much did you actually get done? Were you happy with how much you crossed off your to-do […]

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How to start effectively forecasting within your business

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My last post talked about the importance of forecasting and planning within your business, so hopefully you’ve decided to get some systems and processes in place to help you do that. But, how do you go about it, and how do you know how accurate your forecasting will be? You want to ensure that it’s as […]

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