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First Impressions Count!

Posted: April 19, 2017 at 4:48 pm   /   Articles

You only have one chance to make a good first impression. Here are a few tips to help you to make a good first impression with new clients, contacts and during business meetings. Focus Being known as a ‘natural’ at interpersonal communication is not just a gift that a select few enjoy. We can all […]

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Better Management

6 Simple Tips To Becoming A More Effective Manager

Posted: April 17, 2017 at 11:45 am   /   Articles

In the current economic environment, businesses are demanding more and more of their managers. Here are some tips to help you to become a more effective manager.   1. Delegate The best managers are those that step back and let their team do their job without standing over the shoulders. You can’t do everything yourself. […]

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Authority Versus Leadership

Posted: December 8, 2015 at 3:39 pm   /   article, Articles

A great manager is one who is a true leader. They tend not to be authoritarian in their approach. An individual in authority makes use of power in order to get people on side or to undertake an activity with him or her. Such a person has the backing of whatever laws or rules are there and therefore they […]

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Meeting The Expectations Of Todays Workforce

Posted: February 2, 2015 at 4:44 pm   /   Articles

The current economic environment continues to challenge businesses. As such, having the right team in place is key to the success of any business. As firms focus on recruiting the best talent they are no longer seeking employees that can merely get a job done. While traditional recruitment strategies may have focused on finding a […]

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Business Continuity Planning

Posted: December 3, 2014 at 4:04 pm   /   Articles

Planning for the worst case scenario. Most business owners and managers are generally too concerned with how things are going today, to worry about how the business would function in the event of disaster tomorrow. Although the day-to-day operation of the firm is undoubtedly important, businesses must also focus their attention on how to manage […]

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Employee Retention Strategies.

Posted: December 1, 2014 at 10:46 am   /   Articles

  Good staff are the lifeblood of any business and in today’s challenging economic times, businesses need to hold on to talented employees. With increasing pressure to reduce costs, implement salary cuts and reduce other costs such as staff benefits and incentives, your staff may decide to have a look around for other opportunities. The […]

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Motivating Your Team.

Posted: November 28, 2014 at 2:05 pm   /   Articles

Learning how to manage a team effectively is one of the most difficult skills any manager has to develop. Keeping your team motivated, enthused and focused on the firm’s goals is critical to the success of your business, but how do you do that exactly? Here are a few tips to help you motivate your […]

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Using Social Network Sites To Generate New Business

Posted: November 26, 2014 at 10:50 am   /   Articles

We have got used to hearing about Facebook, My Space and Twitter but how do you use social networking sites to help your business? Here are some of the ways that you can use these sites to market your company: Research Your Market. Read the forums and listen. Through participation in these communities, companies can […]

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Posted: November 24, 2014 at 3:14 pm   /   Articles

Holiday arrangements made, ready to go – or is it that easy? It’s countdown to the holiday season and we are looking forward to the Christmas break, where we can relax and forget about all our worries. Holidays however can present a major headache for those running their own business, The holiday cheer can be […]

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Saving Money In Your Business

Posted: November 19, 2014 at 9:47 am   /   Articles

All businesses are dedicated to saving money wherever possible these days. The economic downturn has brought with it a new focus on cost saving. Here are a few ideas which you can implement in your business in order to save money. Use Less Paper A lot of initiatives used by businesses to go green can […]

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