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Brand by Accident
by Chris Wadsworth
The Fount

Every business has a brand whether it is planned or not. So what does this mean for those businesses that leave it to chance? ...
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7 Leadership Lessons From the Great Antarctic Explorer - Sir Ernest Shackleton - Part 1
by Jo Fife
Grow Your Business

Sir Ernest Shackleton has been called "the greatest leader that ever came on Gods Earth, bar none" for saving the lives of 27 men stranded with him on an Antarctic ice floe for almost two years. The leadership skills Sir Ernest Shackleton displayed to keep these men alive can be applied to any modern day business ...
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2014 the Year of the Horse
by Keith Kerr
Loan Market

Horse is a hero in China because important battles were won due to the power and strength of the Horse. So why donít we take on those strengths as we approach a financial year ahead where the interest rate environment is set for a change after many years of a low interest rates and coming out of a global recession ...
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Your Accounting System and the Cloud
by Ann Cooper-Smith
StreetSMART Accountants Ltd

We are already into 2014 and 31 March is not far away. So it is timely to consider whether your current accounting system is working optimally for your business ...
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Business Growth Ė The Power of FIVE
by Sarah Lochead-MacMillan
Business Turbo Boost

In life there are lots of mystical numbers. The Chinese have a few, 8 being good for money I believe. My grandmother always liked number 7 and several believe number 11 is powerful. Being number one in your chosen field/career/industry is clearly recognised ...
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Trauma Insurance Ė Are Your Children Covered?
by Colleen La Touche
Solutions Financial Services

It was recently highlighted to me, through a claims experience, the importance of educating mums and dads about the value and relevance of considering trauma cover for their children when assessing their own risk insurance needs ...
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Getting Your Run On
by Sally Feinerman
Fitness Fix

Itís not uncommon for a new health craze to appear on the scene, but the latest trend in fitness could be beneficial to not only your own health, but to that of your community ...

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How Marketing Your Business Is Like Running a Cafe
by Renata Mathewson
Maple Marketing

I was sitting in a cafe the other day enjoying great food and excellent service when something occurred to me Ė marketing a business is very much like running a cafe. Begin by breaking it down into these easy-to-understand components ...
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Future Proofing Your Organisational Footprint
by Sarah Haydon
Dial a CFO

Where do you begin when you need to combine four operational facilities: your national head office and data centre, your Northern region distribution centre and two large sales offices? ...
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