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Take Leave and Recharge

Take-Leave

It's almost Christmas again, and with the ensuing busyness we might forget to properly wind down.

For years I was guilty of not taking proper holidays. I'd always figured that with the business closing for about 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year, then 6 other public holidays during the year, that was enough.

But is it really? And what about not really getting away but being in constant contact with "the office"?

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A Successful Business

Successful_Business

Cash flow or profit? Brand recognition or longevity?

What determines if a business is successful or not has many elements, that of themselves don't make a business successful.

But successful business tend to exhibit 5 characteristics.

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Your Challenge - save $15 a week

Your Challenge - save $15 a week

Sounds pretty easy doesn't it? Just save $15 a week.

If that's true, why aren't more people doing it, and getting the advantage in retirement?

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Stress Change

Stress Change

Lately there's been a fair bit of stress in my life; enough to potentially drag me down and bury me underneath it.

But it's not been of my doing, and this morning listening to a podcast by Barbell Shrugged (who's have thought, huh??) on diet and nutrition, I realised why I've been able to work through it.

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Growing Online

Growing Online

More and more businesses are thriving through clever online marketing.

And many businesses push into this strategy without getting the first things right.

Online marketing is generally a cost-effective way of increasing your exposure and expanding your customer reach.

What do you need to get right first?

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Grow Your Business

Grow Your Business

Building and growing a business doesn't happen overnight - it takes hard work, and a lot of it.

You'll get some things right and some things wrong - but you'll learn a lot from what happens.

There's more than one way to grow a business.  But you need to understand your business and its position to get a better idea of where to focus.

But where do you start.

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Shoot and Reload

Shoot and Reload

I've just finished reading Killing Fairfax (review here).  A very interesting chronicle of the demise of Fairfax; especially so for someone who grew up and got his professional start in print media, with a bit of ink still running in his veins.

And it has some excellent lessons for businesses that face pressures due to change.

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Get Your Day In Line

Get Your Day In Line

Life is busy. Balance is a challenge. Time and attention are valuable and limited.

Often we wonder how some people spread themselves thin but get it done.

Answer – Organisation.  And with technology these days it should be easier than ever.

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