Administration

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Some useful guidelines on the minimum requirements for setting up your home office, and have it operate efficiently.

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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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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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If you are making your business a little bit better every day, you are well on your way to making it great. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute-read has tips and tools to help you find focus and encouragement to achieve your goals.

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Knowing your vulnerabilities and constantly tweaking your business to strengthen your weaknesses builds resilience. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read has tips and tools to help you manage the weak spots in your business.

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When your business is well organised, you will be less stressed, more efficient and much more productive. Angella Gilbert covers off ten things you really should have under control.

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How much time are you forgetting to bill? How many clients do you work for, for less than your hourly rate? Why are you working so many hours yet seem to have less revenue to show for it than you expect? Tracey D'Aviero shows you how to keep track of your time to make sure you're accounting for all of it.

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A tidy desk, so they say, is the sign of a tidy mind. And it's often not just the desk, but the whole office, that needs a tidy-up. The task can seem daunting, but to farm-girl Robyn Pearce, a bit of old-fashioned rural wisdom can equally well be applied to the job at hand.

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If you want to take time off over the holiday season, you need to start planning for it now. We've got some tips that will help you have a great break - and a business to come back to in the New Year

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There is a limit to the amount of time you have available, and what you do with it affects your bottom line. Sue Hirst suggests you use it wisely, and she shows you how.

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Cloud computing is taking off for small and home businesses.
Cloud computing really is a viable alternative for small and home businesses these days, says Sue Hirst. She explains how you could be making the most of it.

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If your client wants a proposal, but has not outlined the requirements of a project in a Request for Proposal, how do you go about winning their business - and at the same time not end up out of pocket before the job is yours? In the final part of his three-part series on writing proposals, Andy Williamson outlines some valuable guidelines.

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Dealing with your own financial affairs can be a daunting prospect and often business owners don't so much choose where they will go as end up with a particular bank by default. Stuart Wills suggests some things you might take into consideration when choosing where to keep your hard-earned money.

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Email is an important part of business communication, but if you are being ruled by your inbox, it might be time to make some changes. Robyn Pearce suggests some strategies.

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Compliance, legal issues, and good business management are about making sure all the small details are taken care of. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read has tips and tools to help avoid potentially serious pitfalls in this area.

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The time to make sure you don't run into problems with employees not behaving the way you want them to, is before the trouble starts. Michael Smyth explains what you need in place to make managing employee behaviour much easier and more effective.

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With all the hype around "being on the Cloud", what do you need to do to take advantage of the opportunities it offers? Tor Cunningham steps you through some of the main considerations.

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Find out what you can do to keep the bookkeeping side of your business running smoothly - even if you are smart enough to get an expert to take care of it for you.

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Have you listed your ad and found yourself swamped by applicants? Do you want some insider's tips on how to manage the process professionally and effectively?

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Sure, writing an ad for staff seems simple - but are you aware of what you legally can and cannot state in an ad? Here we give you some tips to help you stay safe!

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