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Get Set For 2020

Run a marathon? Eat your greens? See more of your friends? Whatever your personal New Year’s Resolutions for 2020, the chances are you may have already slipped up – 80% of us ...

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How entrepreneurs and owners can recharge this holiday

We recently offered some solutions on how owner-managers can manage stress because running a business is a tough business.

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‘Yea, nah, humbug’ – the benefits of the staff Christmas party

It’s time to rethink attitudes towards the staff Christmas party. Rather than seeing it as a daunting necessity, owners and senior management can turn it into a valuable ...

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Better learning and training for small to medium-sized enterprises

Congratulations. You’re in year five of operating. You have a team of around 15-50+ employees, but you’re now in a position where merely adding staff to your workforce is ‘no ...

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Why a lack of training is hurting your business

Did you know it costs firms a minimum of 50-60% of an employee’s annual salary just to replace them? And that’s just the conservative estimate – Deloitte believes the true ...

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What can owner-managers do to manage stress?

Being an owner-manager can be an isolating business. The stress and worry of running the business, making smart decisions that will affect colleagues and family, and much more, ...

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Networking: The lost art of business?

Remember old-school networking? Meeting people, shaking hands and sharing business cards and entrepreneurial stories and building up long-lasting relationships?

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Why Learning Soft Skills is the Key To Success

Now more than ever, employers and employees are looking for perfect symmetry between hard and soft skills.

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How to Manage Fast and Accelerated Growth

The majority of discussions around SME business disruption are generally in the negative – ‘we had a disappointing month of sales’, ‘Bob has unexpectedly resigned’, and so on. ...

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Time to get more efficient. Advice for Owner-Managers

Approximately 40% of an entrepreneur’s time is spent on non-revenue-related activities, according to Miguel McKelvey, chief creative officer at WeWork – a US-based commercial ...

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