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What are the small print things I should look for when signing legal documents?

5:00AM | Wednesday, 15 May 2013 |  One of the things about the fine print is that it is often fixed in stone. So beware.

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.

Start-ups and suppliers

10:28PM | Tuesday, 30 October 2012 |  Many business publications recommend looking for suppliers with established track records. However, for start-ups looking to create ground-breaking products, there are other considerations you must keep in mind. BY REBEKAH CAMPBELL.

When using an overseas supplier, what quality control processes should I use?

4:17PM | Thursday, 21 April 2011 |  For a number of important reasons, the very best way to manage quality control is to work with your suppliers.

How do I find a reliable supplier?

9:51PM | Monday, 3 September 2012 |  The future of your business literally rests in the hands of your suppliers. Here are three steps to finding and keeping a great supplier.

Give some referrals

7:59PM | Wednesday, 13 July 2011 |  As entrepreneurs, we love receiving referrals from suppliers and customers. But are you as gracious in giving them out as you are in receiving them?

How should I set up an arrangement with a supplier?

1:34AM | Thursday, 12 January 2012 |  The main point to remember is that the arrangement should be documented in one central place rather than in many different emails or conversations.

What are the key qualities you look for in a supplier, beyond price?

12:45AM | Wednesday, 14 December 2011 |  Whether it’s our bank, butcher or insurance broker, we need to have a good working relationship. It has to be win/win.

Maintaining your business’ Christmas cheer

12:55PM | Wednesday, 7 December 2011 |  The Christmas season affects different companies in different ways, and it can have a significant impact on your business. BY GREG HAYES.

Winning over reluctant suppliers

9:51PM | Friday, 30 September 2011 |  Start-ups have been known to try every trick in the book to win over sceptical suppliers but when you’re barely out of uni you don’t necessarily have the right skills or experience to draw on let alone a good reputation.
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