Are you a doer or a ditherer? While a certain amount of thought and planning is needed before action is taken (i.e. look before you leap!), being indecisive and doing nothing can be far more harmful to your business. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute-read has tips and tools to help you think about upcoming changes and take timely action to stay ahead of the game.

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Yes, Google Ads are changing again, and whether you use them to promote your business, or whether you simply rely on organic search results to drive traffic to your site, the upcoming changes will have an impact. Chris Price explains what to expect and what you can do to ensure you still get the click-throughs you want.

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A business partnership is, in many ways, like a marriage. So how do you know if it will work and what can you do to help ensure it's successful? Phil Astley suggests some sensible basics.

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Clive Littin offers 12 easy steps to show your staff, and your customers, you appreciate them

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Buying a franchise can be a shortcut to starting a successful business - but it's not without pitfalls. Kirsten Ferguson has some sound advice for would-be franchisees

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How to break out of the work rut
Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, what comes next is up to us. It's so easy, as seasons change, to drift along, losing sight of what's important - both to us and to our business. Spring is here - and Christmas is in sight. Why not just cruise? Even when you value work / life balance, you really can give more to your business and life by keeping things interesting.

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Business can be challenging, and knowing how to stay on top takes skill and dedication. Janice Davies shares tips from here experience on how to overcome the odds and stay positive.

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Not only are well crafted testimonials good for persuading people to do business with you, they're also effective in building the loyalty of people who provide them.

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We're known as a nation of do-it-yourselfers, and while this great number eight wire can-do attitude certainly has a lot to do with all the small Kiwi businesses which have been spawned, DIY has its downfalls too This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute-read has tips and tools to help make sure that while you might tackle some of the more technical aspects of running your business, you still have the expertise to do it professionally.

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Working collaboratively with others is different from working on your own - and it's often one of the first challenge any business owner faces when trying to grow their business. Increasingly, the challenge is as much about finding the right tool as it is about learning the right behaviour. Phil Astley shares his experience of one tool which he finds invaluable.

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