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Does Your Small Business Offer A Loyalty Program?
30/08/2018
If you think that loyalty or reward programs are only for “big box” stores and supermarket chains, think again. Brand awareness and marketing are crucial for every small business and giving your customers value and earning their loyalty...
How Much Money Can I Get From A Business Loan?
08/08/2018
When it comes to running a small or medium business, time is always of the essence. Whether it’s vendors who need to be paid, paying staff, production costs, or inventory, we know that every day and every cent can make a difference...
Why You Should Attend Conferences As A Small Business Owner
04/07/2018
As a small business owner, when it comes to finding inspiration, keeping on top of the latest trends in your industry, and connecting with potential partners and customers, there´s no better opportunity than at conferences.
Why It´s Important To Pay Your Bills On Time
28/06/2018
If you´re running a small or medium business, chances are you´re familiar with the expression “when it rains, it pours”. Between inventory, production, and marketing costs, equipment hire, and employee salaries, having enough working capital to...
A Day in The Life of an SME Owner
28/05/2018

If you´re running an SME, you probably don’t need anyone to tell you that it’s not quite like working a 9 to 5. The point where most people end a typical work day often marks the halfway point for those running a small business.

The Rule of 7 and The Key Ingredient For Small Businesses
10/05/2018

If you´re running a small business, you´ve more than likely heard of the marketing rule of 7.

 

The rule says that a would-be customer needs to see or hear about your company or product at least seven times before becoming a customer.

 

The theory goes that:

The 80/20 Rule For Small Businesses
24/04/2018

The 80/20 rule, otherwise known as The Pareto principle is an observation and theory that says approximately 80% of the effects or outcomes of a situation come from 20% of the causes.

5 Ways You Can Reduce Costs For Your SME This Year
18/04/2018

No one said running a small business was cheap but even so, with the increasing cost of real estate, running a vehicle, employee salaries, and supply costs, it can be tough to make ends meet.

05/02/2018
If you´re a market vendor or owner of a restaurant, café, or food truck, you´ve, no doubt, seen how mobile devices, gadgets and apps have made running a small business easier than ever.
08/01/2018

In recent years, there has been a lot of buzz around the word “mindfulness”, and for very good reason. At $3.4 trillion, the Global Wellness Market is now three times larger than the worldwide pharmaceutical industry.

 

08/01/2018

In 2013, American research-based, global performance-management consulting company Gallup conducted a 142-country survey which showed that only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged in their work. 

 

08/01/2018

From drones to AI to 3-D printing and mobile apps, every day it seems there are new inventions and solutions which push the limits of what we thought imaginable.

 

08/01/2018

So, a person walks into a bank…

 

It sounds like the start of a riddle, doesn´t it? Well, in today´s day and age, walking into a bank kind of is.

 

To a small business owner, the saying “time is money” is a reality. When running an SME, every minute counts.