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Should I steer clear of mixing family with business?

5:00AM | Tuesday, 20 May 2014 |  There are numerous cases where families work together and build very successful companies. Where it goes wrong is if agreements aren’t documented and communication is not open.

How can I get myself some office space to hold meetings, without paying out for premises full-time?

3:00AM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 |  This is a common problem for many small businesses. A popular and logical solution is to lease serviced office accommodation.

How do I get the best suppliers for my new online venture?

1:00AM | Tuesday, 21 January 2014 |  There are no shortcuts to finding good suppliers – do the research, build the relationships and always have a back-up.

Should I put the ‘hard sell’ on my clients?

10:00AM | Tuesday, 1 October 2013 |  You need to use your emotional intelligence to know how assertive you need to be.

How can I avoid becoming isolated in my home-based business?

7:00AM | Tuesday, 30 July 2013 |  Spend time building networks with key customers, potential customers and other business people to overcome isolation.

How do you stay motivated during the early phase of a business?

7:00AM | Tuesday, 23 July 2013 |  The most important thing to do is remain positive. Being negative when faced with an obstacle is like taking the easy way out.

I want to break into a monopolised market. What should I do?

5:00AM | Tuesday, 14 May 2013 |  Be prepared for the big guys to come after you if you are successful, so ensure that whatever you offer will be sustainable with competition.

How can I encourage my staff not to bring their cars to work?

3:00AM | Thursday, 28 March 2013 |  Actively encouraging environmentally friendly practices among employees is an extremely commendable act for any small business owner.

Is it possible to grow a regional business without regularly jumping aboard a plane?

3:00AM | Friday, 22 March 2013 |  We have such huge distances to travel in Australia but the good news now is that we can now travel digitally.

I’ve found the perfect supplier, but how do I safeguard my business?

3:00AM | Wednesday, 20 March 2013 |  When you find a good supplier, it’s imperative you work to build a solid relationship.
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