Entrepreneurship

Are you a square peg in a round hole? Don't panic, this week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read helps you make your business, and your marketing, fit with your lifestyle and objectives, so you can achieve the best results you can.

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Only you know how much work it's taken to get your business to the point you are at - and how much effort it takes to stand out from the crowd. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read helps you focus on what you want to achieve, and reward yourself for how far you've come.

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Turning a great idea into a viable home or small business is not so easy. Heather Douglas examines some of the stumbling blocks, and how home businesses can be helped to be more successful.

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Persuading people to buy your stuff is about more than just changing their minds. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read has some tips and tools to manage your sales pipeline, help you put some convincing arguments in front of your potential customers, and making sure people believe what you're telling them.

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Building trust with your customer is a crucial part of doing business with them - and it's a two-way street. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read has some tips and tools to help you get off to a good start and keep that relationship strong and loyal.

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Just because your business is small, doesn't mean you couldn't or shouldn't dream big. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read has some tips and tools to help you grow your business while managing the risk and facing the challenges head-on.

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The more clearly we see where we are going, the faster and easier it is to get there - though that's often easier said than done. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read has some tips and tools to help you sort the clutter from the critical, focus on what's important, and track and reach your goals.

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Keeping home and business life separate is one of the first rules we learn when we work for ourselves - but what happens when a personal crisis arises which affects our business? This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read has some tips and tools to help you deal effectively with the personal issue without putting your business at stake or losing your reputation for professionalism.

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Bouncing back from a setback is apparently no longer enough to make you, and your business, truly resilient. Instead, this week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read has some tips and tools to make sure you keep up with fast-paced change so you don't get caught on the back foot.

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With half the first quarter of 2017 - and also half the last quarter of the current financial year - done and dusted, is your year shaping up to be profitable? This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read has some tips to make sure your business is financially rewarding, and some tools to help you stay on track.

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Shooting for the stars
Without an ongoing course of action, we start running aimlessly, followed by walking aimlessly. Phil Astley explains why running a business is like science, and how you can be more sure of reaching your goals.

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2017 is not filled with promise because a new year has evolved. It is filled with promise because we have evolved. Sandy Geyer explains how we learn from past experience to shift our focus - and how that really can make this year different.

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How awesome are your plans for your business in 2017? The summer break is traditionally when Kiwi entrepreneurs think about launching a new initiative, changing tack, refining their systems and processes or taking their business up a notch or two. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read has some tips to help you start putting your ideas into practice.

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Christmas is a time for family and friends, for reflecting on the year that has passed and for winding down. For businesses, it is also a great time to offer a little extra to surprise and excite clients. Creative initiatives during this period can go a long way towards securing loyalty and attracting new business.

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Simon Sinek

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9 Mar 2017 -
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 SIMON SINEK 

Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.

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pumpkin soil
A rags to riches story can all end badly when the golden carriage turns into a pumpkin at midnight. Phil Astley explains how recent big business failures in New Zealand can serve as a warning for your small business.

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Making promises - to yourself and others - and living up to them forms the basis of integrity. But keeping commitments can be a lot harder than making them. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute-read has tips to help make goal-setting realistic and gives you some tools to help you keep your end of the bargain.

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An enterprising new business has taken out the top spot in this year’s The David Awards: heroes in small business. Here's a full list of winners.

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We all define success differently, but no matter what it is to you, it can sometimes seem just out of reach. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute-read has tips and tools to help you reach your goals and puts the spotlight on some award-winners to inspire you.

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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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