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3 easy ways to use more technology in your business


Let's face it. In 2019, if you are not riding the wave of technology, chances are your business is missing out on a world of opportunity. From sales through to operations, technology is simplifying traditional ways of working and improving efficiency. Interestingly it is still not a favourite topic for a lot of female entrepreneurs.   An investment in technology can make all the difference in your business. I am not just talking Facebook and Instagram. Today, ease of use and flexibility for small business are key focus areas for tech providers when building their products. So we have less excuses [...]

3 easy ways to use more technology in your business 2019-06-01T21:50:48+00:00

A guide for business growth


Deciding what is next for your business can be very confusing. A growth model developed by Larry Greiner depicts phases every business must go through as it grows. The age and size of a business are variables that influence the growth rate. Over time new knowledge and resource is acquired, ideas are tried and tested and businesses learn from their mistakes and failures hence enabling their growth. Understanding where your business sits in the model might provide some clarity for the next step on your growth journey. Our adaption of Greiner's model applies five stages of growth and encourages you to [...]

A guide for business growth 2019-05-12T11:46:01+00:00

Smart Business – Ethics


What policies do you have in place to safe guard the safety of your business? Do you have measures in place to check you are operating with high ethical standards? Are you aware of the impact of poor ethics on your business? It sounds like a boring topic until your business gets slammed and profiled as running sub standard ethics. Business leaders in some countries may argue this isn’t a relevant topic for the environment in which they operate but it nonetheless sets a benchmark for the sort of company you run and even limits the extent to which International [...]

Smart Business – Ethics 2019-02-03T20:52:26+00:00

7 Hacks to get prompt payments from customers


Continuous late or delayed payments can very easily bring a start up or small business to its knees. A healthy cashflow allows you make the investments you need to keep your business running so it is very important to have a firm hand on what you are spending on and just as importantly, what is coming in. Customers are key to this as most of your return will come from invoices you have sent out in return for goods and services they have procured from your business. It isn’t uncommon to find customers that wouldn’t bust [...]

7 Hacks to get prompt payments from customers 2019-06-17T21:52:28+00:00

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