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Steps in resolving conflict in the workplace

Conflicts are inevitable. As with any relationship, professional relationships within the office setting could turn sour at any moment. Be it pride, jealousy, issues on professionalism, or petty moods and ill tempers, conflicts, though human in nature, can have serious implications in the overall growth and productivity within the work environment.

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SMEs and Big Data Analytics

The information age has commodified data in such a way that businesses use it every chance they get to edge out their competition. As the digital web sprawls over and make connections between every single thing, collecting data about consumers, as well as their profiles and behaviour, has never been easier.

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Building a strong relationship with your bank

Small business owners often have this somehow vilified perception of banks. Seeing banks as purely logical institutions that bet and back on sure things, entrepreneurs are often frustrated when coming to terms with a bank to help fund their growing business.

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5 Types of Business Risks

Ask any management consultant and they will probably tell you that no business is truly safe from risk. The issue then is not risk itself, but how you manage risks to prevent them from becoming problematic.

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How to Align Your Sales and Marketing Teams

When your Sales and Marketing teams are not properly aligned, you know you’ve got a communication problem in your company.

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How to choose a great accountant when you’ve outgrown your old one

Almost every ambitious business owner will reach a point where they feel they’ve outgrown the capabilities of their accountant. Time for a change. But accountants just crunch numbers, right? Spreadsheets, financials, tax returns, BAS …all that stuff. There are plenty of them out there and they all seem pretty much the same. How hard can it be to find a new one?

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How To Manage Your Online Business Reputation

Every industry has the potential for unwanted PR problems. So if things do go pear shaped, you need to know how to cope not only the issue itself but also with the possible damage to your hard-earned reputation.

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7 Tips For Efficient Business Operations

Fact: Every business owner wants their company to have effective, efficient systems. Efficiency is all about making the most out of all your resources (which includes time, money and human resources, among other things). Whatever market or industry your business thrives in, efficiency means unleashing your company’s full potential. For small and medium-sized enterprises, however, it goes beyond reaching objectives and becomes a matter of survival.

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Forecasting Your Finances, Predicting Your Cash Flow

Small business owners should use every tool or resource available to them in mapping out what they want to do with their business and how they intend to get there.

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8 Characteristics Your Key Employees Should Have

There comes a point in any business where downsizing and laying off employees just needs to be done. Whether it’s to purge incompetence, upgrade your organisation, shift the focus to other aspects of your business, or a last-ditch option to stay afloat, letting people go never gets easier.

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