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What are the three main pros and cons of buying a franchise?

Is the franchise route the way into business for you? When looking to start up a small business many people look towards the franchise idea as an easy way to get going. Well, it’s true that a franchise can be … Continue reading

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Thinking of moving into a new market or selling a new product? Read this first

If you’re thinking of moving into a new market area or starting up a new product/service line, here are a few tips to help you avoid poor results. Would you buy the product? Is the price, quality and general offering … Continue reading

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Don’t be afraid of increasing your prices

Increase your prices and profits Talking to one of my clients today he said that he had spent the weekend in the office two weeks ago sorting out some pricing stuff.  I was about to reprimand him for working the … Continue reading

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How do I set a price for my service or product?

Getting your pricing right is paramount to success Pricing your product/service properly can be a real nightmare.  Make it too high and no-one buys it; make it too low and you make a loss each time you sell.  Here are … Continue reading

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Do you believe in what you’re selling?

Many people think that the product or service is the most important part of making a sale.  Well, yes, it is important but not the most important thing. The most important part of any sale is your belief in the … Continue reading

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The five minute finance check

Is there a constant struggle in your business to keep the cash flowing?  Do you feel that you’re doing well but you still don’t seem to have the money coming in? Then it may be time to do a quick … Continue reading

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Bulls for sale

On my regular commute I pass a local farm; at the entrance to the farm is a sign “Bulls for sale”. Now, I don’t know about you but I would hardly have thought that a bull was an impulse buy.  … Continue reading

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Using QR Codes to advertise your business

How useful are QR codes for advertising your business? What are these strange digital blocks?  You may have seen then starting to pop up in newspapers, websites adverts and even on TV screens – they’re called QR codes and their … Continue reading

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When there’s a gold rush – sell shovels.

Sometimes we try to over complicate business.  In fundamental terms all it is is finding someone who has a need and then fulfilling that need.  The more variables you can take out of that equation the more likely you are … Continue reading

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When are you going to get out of the engine room and take charge of your business?

Very often when you start a business you’re doing everything – producing the product/delivering the service, sorting out the invoicing, doing the marketing etc etc. You are the engine of the business – if you stop then the business stops … Continue reading

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