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Does Your Small Business Offer A Loyalty Program?
30/08/2018

If you think that loyalty or reward programs are only for “big box” stores and supermarket chains, think again. Brand awareness and marketing are crucial for every small business and giving your customers value and earning their loyalty is the best investment for your business.

How Much Money Can I Get From A Business Loan?
08/08/2018
When it comes to running a small or medium business, time is always of the essence. Whether it’s vendors who need to be paid, paying staff, production costs, or inventory, we know that every day and every cent can make a difference...
Why You Should Attend Conferences As A Small Business Owner
04/07/2018
As a small business owner, when it comes to finding inspiration, keeping on top of the latest trends in your industry, and connecting with potential partners and customers, there´s no better opportunity than at conferences.
How To Grow A Sustainable Business As An Entrepreneur
28/06/2018
As an entrepreneur, if you’re running a small or medium business, the issue of working capital is likely something you’ve come up against. After all, we all know working capital is vital to every business. Just as vital to your company is growth.
A Day in The Life of an SME Owner
28/05/2018

If you´re running an SME, you probably don’t need anyone to tell you that it’s not quite like working a 9 to 5. The point where most people end a typical work day often marks the halfway point for those running a small business.

The Rule of 7 and The Key Ingredient For Small Businesses
10/05/2018

If you´re running a small business, you´ve more than likely heard of the marketing rule of 7.

 

The rule says that a would-be customer needs to see or hear about your company or product at least seven times before becoming a customer.

 

The theory goes that:

The 80/20 Rule For Small Businesses
24/04/2018

The 80/20 rule, otherwise known as The Pareto principle is an observation and theory that says approximately 80% of the effects or outcomes of a situation come from 20% of the causes.

5 Ways You Can Reduce Costs For Your SME This Year
18/04/2018
No one said running a small business was cheap but even so, with the increasing cost of real estate, running a vehicle, employee salaries, and supply costs, it can be tough to make ends meet. With a New Year comes an opportunity to review your business operation and explore ways you can reduce costs.  With this in mind, here are five ways you can save money running your SME this year:
01/12/2017

In 2013, American research-based, global performance-management consulting company Gallup conducted a 142-country survey which showed that only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged in their work. 

 

30/11/2017

If you think that loyalty or reward programs are only for “big box” stores and supermarket chains, think again. Brand awareness and marketing are crucial for every small business and giving your customers value and earning their loyalty is the best investment for your business.

 

30/11/2017

In recent years, there has been a lot of buzz around the word “mindfulness”, and for very good reason. At $3.4 trillion, the Global Wellness Market is now three times larger than the worldwide pharmaceutical industry.

 

30/11/2017

If you´re running a small or medium business, chances are you´re familiar with the expression “when it rains, it pours”.

 

30/11/2017

So, a person walks into a bank…

It sounds like the start of a riddle, doesn´t it? Well, in today´s day and age, walking into a bank kind of is.

To a small business owner, the saying “time is money” is a reality. When running an SME, every minute counts.