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5 mistakes to avoid when running a business

A common business cliché you’ll often hear is “fail fast and fail often” – the idea being that you’ll learn a lesson and bounce back stronger each time. Whether or not that’s good advice depends on who you’re talking to. However, there are a few avoidable blunders that you’re best not to make regardless. Here are five entirely avoidable small business mistakes you’re best to steer clear of: Failing to build a credit history As your business grows, there’s a…

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We’d love to see these business myths go the way of the Dodo

For as many business practices there are that make sense to follow (such as pay your taxes) there seem to be just as many business myths that don’t make much sense. If you run your own business or plan to start one, feel free to ignore the following myths that seem to pop up endlessly like those pesky whack-a-moles.   1. You need to work smarter, not harder. For the past decade or more, productivity gurus everywhere have been promoting…

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Here’s how to grow your business if you want to take it to the next level

So business is booming and you’re not content to just maintain the status quo…. you want to grow your business into something bigger. Well, strap in because you’re in for an exciting ride that will expand your skills, test your mettle and ideally put your business on the trajectory toward bigger success. Here are some tips that any small business, sole trader or freelancer can use to grow their business, regardless of industry. Decide how you want to grow There…

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Your business credit score: what it is and why you should care

By this point, you’re probably aware that you have a personal credit score – you know, that number that tells lenders how good of a borrower you’d be? But did you know your business can have a score of its own?  That’s right. If you’re the director of a company registered with the New Zealand Companies Office (NZCO), lenders can use your company’s business credit score to determine if it is creditworthy. Doesn’t matter if you’re a scrappy startup, small…

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What You Need To Know About: Having a side hustle

The internet is chock full of stories about people who’ve set up a side hustle that’s eventually turned into their full-time job. And if you’re stuck in an office, or in a job you don’t totally love, you too might have been considering a side hustle as a path to something better. Here’s what you need to know. You can totally do this Most adults started their working lives juggling two jobs at high school or at university. Having a…

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