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How to best approach your Sales Target

Is Your Sales Target Based On A Tangible Sales and Marketing Plan? How does your sales plan look? Are there clearly defined targets, quantified prospects and clear marketing initiatives in place to reach them? Last month we wrote about establishing budgets for your...

Optimise your Business Planning

How to write a business budget that will drive your business plan, optimise expenditure and increase profit. Development and compiling of a business budget are the most important business processes undertaken by managers - yet a significant number of businesses are...

How do I measure if my website is working or not?

Google Analytics is key to understanding your website visitors Did you know that often people visit a website up to a dozen times before they interact with the owner of the site? And that you can actually check each individual person’s visitation history? It’s really...

What is a Proper Reference Check?

It’s amazing the number of times we are contacted by a prospective client to exit a new employee (not found by us) only to find that the references were not checked or were checked but it was “just a quick check”. After working in recruitment and HR for years that...

How to give constructive criticism in 9 easy steps

Let’s admit it, giving constructive criticism can be a tricky thing to implement. Many business owners find it’s a case of “damned if you do and damned if you don’t”: if you do it wrong, you risk demotivating and alienating the staff member, which affects productivity...

Your HR checklist for 2016: reach your goals

WOW - it's November already so I thought I would find out what you have planned. When I say the words 'business planning' some of you may cringe, some of you may tell yourselves that there is plenty of time - no rush you'll say! Hey it's too early to think about...

Traffic Light Analysis

One of the hardest parts of setting up your own business is bringing others in and sharing the load and responsibilities with them. The Traffic Light Analysis tool is a smart, simple and most importantly effective way to do this. It allows you to sort what functions...

HR Training at Half Price

Although January is often the time for business planning and setting goals, it’s just as important to keep the momentum going throughout the year. But we all know that this is easier said than done when things get busy! Fortunately, the New Year of NZTE funding starts...

Performance reviews turbo charge staff productivity

How to turbo charge staff productivity and motivation with performance reviews Have you ever driven a car with an innocent-looking button near the gear shift, labelled ‘Sport’ – or maybe just an ‘S’? Out of curiosity, you pressed the button… and whoosh! The throttle’s...