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Contractor or employee? The pros and cons of hiring the right kind of worker to grow your small business

It is a dilemma that faces every small business at one point or another – whether to hire more full or part time employees or to expand via a network of contractors. Both approaches have their pros and cons, and it is a welcome problem to have – it shows that your business is beginning…
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5 avoidable mistakes small businesses always make

Running a small business can be hugely rewarding – but it can also be a potential minefield for many. Here, we thought we’d take a look at just some of the most common mistakes made by fledgling businesses – and what can be done to avoid them. Not learning to delegate What is the most…
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The art of making meetings work for small businesses

Imagine a technical failure that took most – or even all – of your business’s operations out of action for an hour. Think of the disruption it would cause to the normal daily processes of your company, and the productivity of your teams, if they weren’t able to email, or call, or get on with…
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What small companies can learn from big ones

Sometimes, it can feel like the world of big business is obsessed with the small. We fall in love with the story of individual entrepreneurs, building their tiny companies from scratch, driven only by a powerful vision and a great idea that they believe can one day transform the market. There is something pure, and…
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Why delivering value has to be your key priority

Entrepreneurs and small businesses must create strategies to add value for customers. Delivering value is the most important tactic for small businesses to attract customers and, most importantly, to keep them coming back. Delivering consistent value to customers is the number one priority for all businesses. If you work hard to get them through the…
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The art of managing small teams

‘Small is beautiful’. ‘Bigger is better’. We’re not going to get into the relative merits of small vs large teams here – we’re firm believers that there is a team size out there for every task. Some challenges demand the kind of creativity, agility and flexibility that small teams excel at – while other jobs…
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Creating a productive culture within your business

We live in a world in which productivity is big business. From to-do list apps to productivity gurus, from bestselling books and processes, to TED talks and conferences – they’re all dedicated to the ongoing challenge of how we can get more and more out of our daily lives. But what does it all mean…
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Managing growth for small businesses

Growth is a curious thing. Clearly, it’s what most of us want for our businesses – more clients or customers, new markets, and the opportunity that expansion gives us to provide bigger, fresher and more innovative products and services, to more people – and hopefully for more money. Growth, then is a natural part of…
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The three key technologies that will transform your small business

These are exciting and revolutionary times for small business owners. It’s hard to think of another era where so many different areas of technology have advanced so quickly, and in so many diverse ways that are invaluable to smaller entrepreneurs. Today, it is possible for the owner of a small business to have access to…
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