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Building Business Relationships on Twitter
It was back in 2009 that I was introduced to Twitter along with blogging, Linkedin, Facebook and others as a tool that a business should be using. I have to say that I was pretty sceptical about the whole thing, after all, ‘people buy from people’ don’t they? Despite that I decided to give it a go as it seemed a pretty straightforward thing to do and there were so many people out there providing their ‘expert tips’ on how to tweet.

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Why the Time is Right to Start A Home Based Business
When it comes to a home based business, you must consider the right timing before moving forward. With today’s precarious economy and more households than ever needing two incomes to make ends meet, now is the perfect time to start a home business. There are many tools available to help you get started, even if you’ve never had part in any business venture before. If you’re worried about getting started with your own home business then consider the facts and options.

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Avoid having your data held hostage
“Disaster recovery plan” should be words you’re pretty familiar with saying. Many business owners don’t realize just how much trust they’re putting into the hands of a few members of their business’ IT staff. All it takes is one individual with the appropriate information and a grudge to completely bring your computer system to its knees for an undetermined amount of time. By taking the appropriate steps now, you can help make sure that even the most experienced IT professional can’t do anything to harm everything you’ve worked so hard to build.

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Are you Afraid of Investing?
There are only three things you can do with your money; you can spend it, save it or invest it. While everyone spends money, only a few manage to save and even fewer invest, other than through KiwiSaver. Of those who save well and manage to accumulate a nest egg, there are a number who leave their funds in a savings account because they are too afraid to invest. In doing so, they are missing out on opportunities to improve their investment returns and increase their wealth. The key reasons why people are too afraid to invest are:

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Why exhibit at a trade show?
With so many cheap marketing options available these days, it’s all too easy to forget the value of traditional, face-to-face methods. However, research shows that such practices are far from dead and can be highly effective when deployed in the right way. So what are the benefits of exhibiting at a trade show and why should your company get involved?

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Ten Questions to Find Your Passions
One of the keys to success in life is the ability to find your passions. It is almost impossible to achieve financial success without clearly identifying your goals in life, and your goals are determined by your passions. The simplest method I have found for finding your passions is one developed by Janet and Chris Attwood (The PassionTest: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose). The first step is to complete each of the ten statements below:

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How to Avoid the Biggest Mistakes in Business – Mistake No. 3
Other than mastering the complexities and tricks of the trade of your own trade or profession, there are really only two key business skills you need to master to get on in business, one being an understanding of finance/financial systems and the other, getting to grips with marketing.

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Are you and your employee headed in the same direction?
Career development is about identifying what the current strategic goals for your business are and then working with your staff to ensure that they have the right knowledge, skills and abilities to achieve these goals. In addition to this, career development is about identifying what the future strategic goals are for the business and then identifying which staff are interested in working towards these future goals and once again ensuring that they have what the necessary skills to achieve them.

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The Pros and Cons of Incorporating
Incorporating your business transforms it into a legal entity separate from you, capable of starting a lawsuit, buying property or even committing crime. Of course, the decision to incorporate depends on your business and your needs and it isn’t right for every business.

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How to Make a Fresh Start
Holidays can very often prompt a desire for life changes ranging from a commitment to changing bad habits to major changes such as a career change, geographic relocation or change in relationship status. No doubt these changes stem from the opportunities holidays give to reflect on life and happiness.

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How to Set Goals and Achieve Them
There is one significant difference between people who succeed in life and those who struggle; their ability to set goals and achieve them. To have what you want in life, you can’t just sit back and expect it to happen.

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