Business plan

Is your business very busy getting a lot of stuff done - but not sure where it's heading? This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read helps look more strategically at your business and give it some direction.

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SEO for 2017
Ashley Bryan

Now that 2016 is over and 2017 is here, it’s a great time to look back at the previous year for SEO lessons that can be applied this year to help improve our SEO strategies.

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When you are in the throes of running your business on a daily basis, it can be hard to take a long-term perspective - but it's important to have these plans in place and work towards them. Have you considered your exit strategy?

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Heather Douglas

I recently agreed to be interviewed by Kiwi Mum Janine Ogg, co-host of the Get It Done Mum podcast. Janine has kindly invited me to share this with the Bizbuzz community.

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Being a business owner can be a solitary job. You’re the one who has to make the decisions and who is accountable for the effect of those decisions. At the end of the day, the buck stops with you. This kind of responsibility can leave you feeling lonely, tired and harrassed - and often scared and confused as well.

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Most people perform better when they are heading toward a goal. But it is important to understand that the goals must motivate. If your goals leave you feeling inadequate, stressed out, or over-worked, then you will lack the motivation to complete them.

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Risk-taking is an important part of being a small or home business owner - but how do you know when the risk is worthwhile or when you are being too hot-headed? Bill Treasurer has some sound advice.

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Question
The sign on your door, the poster in your window and the message on your vehicle all create an impression of your business in the eyes of your customers and prospects. If they are not accurate, in good condition or do not meet some of the criteria for a good sign, then you could be doing your business a disservice.

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freeimages.com/Luis Cuellar
The humble home or small business is a significant part of New Zealand's economy - and one that has enormous potential for growth. But how do we harness this potential to benefit the individual as well as the country as a whole?

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If you're already working as much time as possible in your business and are finding it hard to up the revenue, Tom Poland suggests three strategies which will help get you to the next level.

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Missing puzzle piece
People write lots about growing businesses. Years ago I concluded that few business owners want growth. Growth involves change, and change is not comfortable. So what, exactly, are they after?

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Bad Business Date
Why is it that we have a clear set of criteria for who we want to date but often forget to do the same for choosing clients to work with. Particularly when we spend so much time at work! Craig Dewe explains the importance of getting clear on your ideal client and the benefits of selecting them.

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Earth
Many businesses looking to grow will at some point consider expanding into international markets. Whatever your situation, and particularly in times of global recession, it's essential that you do your homework thoroughly before making any decision to export.

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Ups and downs can be stressful
A business which has very high and very low seasons is a lot more risky than one which does not have so much fluctuation in income and expenses. Here are some tips to help ensure survival.

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Piggybank
Getting, and keeping, the cash flowing in your business can be difficult - but there are some tricks to making it happen. Lisa Minenni has some practical advice for startups and existing businesses alike.

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Succession planning is an essential part of growing your business, if you plan to exit it at some point. No matter whether it's a small family business or a bigger enterprise, Sharn Rayner offers some food for thought.

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tips for a thriving, valuable business
Whether you're actively grooming your business for sale in the near future, or just building value so you can cash it up one day, Malcolm Billington highlights ten things which you should be doing to make for an easier and more profitable exit.

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The usual advice is to use any spare money to pay off debt first, but Alan Clarke says there is a good case for putting some aside for a rainy day.

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The Ultimate Goal Setting Workshop

Date of event: 

23 Jul 2015 - 11:00am to 25 Jul 2015 - 2:00pm

Venue: 

Mount Mauganui - accomodation included

Day One

We will each make our own way there but plan to meet at the resort by 1030am on the 21st. We will kick off at 11am and the course will run in my apartment, which is lovely and HUGE!

We will make the introductions and get comfy with each other, understand the format, the workbooks, the content and the TOYS.

Free or paid: 

Region: 

Compass
If early January is a quiet time in your business it’s a great time to review the year that’s been and to plan for the coming year. Tracy Stockman has some tips.

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