Mind Your Business

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

Meetings are a part of business, whether it’s meetings with your team members, with your business associates, or with community groups. Here are some ways that you can make your next meeting a success as well as a pleasant experience for all those who attend. Provide suffi...
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An organisation’s pricing policy can make a significant contribution to its success. Charging the right amount for goods and services means setting a price that makes them competitive within their market and at the same time allows them to generate sufficient revenue to co...
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Many events can put a business out of business and it’s the responsibility of owners and managers to anticipate and plan for such events as far as possible.   You’ve probably insured your business for the most obvious risks – storms, fires and theft for examp...
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Customers are only Human

March 20, 2018
As businesses of all sizes increase their uptake of technology and use equipment to save money and take over functions previously provided by people, they’re also running the risk of alienating their customers. Extensive ‘telephone trees’ intended to direct callers int...
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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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