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Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. ~ Ferris Buller ~

Is it time for a break?

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Are you too busy to take a break? Would you like a few days off? This can be a difficult decision when you run a small business. After all, there is always something to be done. Are you be able to completely switch off and stop working? Do you still feel the need to check voicemail, emails and post messages on social media?

I reflect on my decision to take a few days off over Easter and I am glad for the break. It has been great to recharge and spend time with my family. Here are a few tips to help ensure you can make the most of some time off from work. Read More

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Good habits

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Successful people are simply those with success habits. – Brian Tracy

Most of life is habitual. You do many of the same things you did yesterday and the day before. Unfortunately, not all habits we have are good. There are plenty of distractions to lead us off in another direction. Habits, good or bad are what make you so even the smallest effort can make a change. However change is hard work and there are no shortcuts to achieving it. Why do you want to change it? What would happen if you didn’t make a change?  What’s in it for you if you do? Weigh up these questions and then you make the choice. It is no longer an automatic action because every time you perform the action, you know you will be making a choice. Read More

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6 reasons why your business should blog

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What does blogging provide to small business?

Your time might be limited, but there are several reasons why putting aside a little makes a lot of sense. Blog software such as WordPress, Typepad and Blogger is easy to use. Blogging is a low-cost method for web presence. For small businesses with small marketing budgets and little or no understanding of how to create a website and coding such as html, blogging is an inexpensive way to maintain an up-to-date presence on the Internet. Read More

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Spring clean your business

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A New Year gives an opportunity to reflect on lessons learned over the year that has past. I am always excited by the fresh start that comes with returning to work in January. It provides an opportunity to spring clean my ideas, goals and processes. As I paused over the New Year break, I made a note of some resolutions to help stay on track and focus on success in 2014. Read More