Mind Your Business

Useful advice for SME's from the team at Business Success Partners

Helping Customers Online

February 22, 2018
Finding just what you want on a website can be tricky. Even when it’s designed to be as shopper friendly as possible with clear navigation, lots of different ways to search for just the product wanted and a simple checkout process, there are still times when a shopper real...
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When sales are increasing and new opportunities can be sensed, many a business owner’s thoughts turn to expansion. But unplanned expansion can be as detrimental to your business as no growth at all. Fast growth can destabilise a business giving its owners a false sense of ...
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Improve Your Training ROI

February 1, 2018
Training is expensive, and businesses need to ensure they receive the maximum benefit from the training they pay for.  The value of too many training sessions and seminars is lost because of a lack of pre-training and post-training support, or because what is learned du...
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Most smaller businesses grow slowly. They acquire new customers, add more products to their range, and expand into new territories as their resources permit. However, increased competition can mean that this slow rate of growth is inadequate to retain existing share-of-marke...
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How to Land a Business Angel

January 10, 2018
A ‘business angel’ is a private investor who provides capital for a start-up or growing business in exchange for equity in the company. Business angels are the second most common source of capital for small businesses and represent the largest pool of capital worldwide.&...
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Start Early to Beat the Rush

December 14, 2017
Most businesses experience fluctuations in demand and it’s not always easy to predict such things as staffing requirements, quantities of stock, storage space needs and sales. The majority of organisations have quiet times and rush times, and being prepared for the next ru...
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Become a Better Communicator

December 5, 2017
Most of us perform better in one part of the communications process, as either a Speaker or a Listener, but don’t go to the effort to make the most of our communicating abilities by improving the weaker skill. But our communication is likely to be so much better and more e...
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Get Through the Right Doors

November 21, 2017
Get Through the Right Doors Businesses that involve face-to-face meetings with their clients need to keep in mind that they might be knocking on the wrong doors, or that they’re not the only people knocking on the right ones.  Identifying and targeting the key decisi...
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Every organisation with a sales force keeps an eye on the leads it generates - how many does each salesperson get and how many are converted into customers. But as most companies now appreciate, the costs of generating and converting leads need to be carefully managed or the...
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An increasing number of employees work exclusively or part-time from their home – but home is where most accidents happen. Employers still retain some duty of care responsibility for their home-based employees so it becomes an essential part of any at-home work agreement t...
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