Staying in Business

10 Uncommon Tips for Starting a Business

Most aspirational or established entrepreneurs will know that there is no shortage of "How To" articles that reiterate the same business tips for starting a business and succeeding as an entrepreneur. This is not one of those articles. This article looks at 10 uncommon business tips that entrepreneurs probably have not come across before.

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Assessing your company's financial position

If you're not so clued up about the accounting and financial side of your business, you may not realise how an in-depth financial analysis can benefit your company. Learn how to get the most out of your financial information.

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Becoming a mentor

If you are a veteran in the SME sector, are running a very successful business or just feel you have something to offer a budding entrepreneur, you may consider becoming a mentor. Let's look at the characteristics of a good business mentor. Use your experience and expertise to help other small business owners

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Business evaluation can lead to business optimisation

There is something to be said for making the time to investigate, evaluate and think about some critical elements impacting on the success of our businesses. These elements include service experience, business premises, staff, and the business image, which are discussed in this article.

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Business Fitness Analysis

The Business Fitness Analysis (BFA) culminating in the Business Fitness Report (BFR), assists the SME owner identify their own high level business needs. The BFA is a questionnaire (created and provided by Sanlam) that requires mainly YES/NO answers and takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete. It does not seek any private or business financial information, and covers financing/finances, business continuity, business management, wealth creation, employee benefits.

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Financial Fitness Analysis

The Financial Fitness Analysis (FFA) culminating in the Financial Fitness Report (FFR), assists the Small to Medium sized Enterprise (SME) business owner to ide
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How to reach your strategic goals

As a manager, entrepreneur, or business owner, you (along with your management team, if you have one) often set strategic goals for your business. While these goals are crucial to your business's success and the vision you have for your business, they are not always achieved successfully if at all. These tips are intended to help you reach those goals more successfully.

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Moving your business to cyberspace

WomanRed.jpgWith the ever-growing world of online communication, at some point or another you may decide to establish a presence on the Internet

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New Year's Resolutions for SMEs

Business owners should make use of the first few weeks of the New Year to reflect on what worked well in the previous year, and what needs to be improved ...
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Small business course

http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/courses/business-administration-management/small-business
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Tips for mastering the art of networking

Here is some good news for business owners who are more comfortable with machines and production processes than with people: successful networking with people
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Where can I find a business mentor?

A mentor can be a valuable guide and sounding board when you are running a small business on your own. If you feel you need the services of a mentor, it's important to find one with a good reputation, the appropriate experience in your industry or problem area, and one you can trust and get along with. So, where do you start looking?

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