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Key ways to create a positive workplace that employees never want to leave

At SMART Business Solutions our people are our business so holding onto our employees for the long term is critical to the success of our business. Recruiting and onboarding new employees is a costly and time-consuming process for any business which is why you ideally want to hold onto great staff when you find them.

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The Business Owner's Checklist

Being your own boss can be rewarding, but it’s also incredibly challenging. That’s why it’s important to future-proof your hard work by taking steps today that will prepare your business for tomorrow

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As business owners we tend to wear 10 hats in our business- how can you reduce those hats?

These are the 10 hats – aka departments – in EVERY business. These are as follows along with a brief description of the accompanying role:

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Track Your Business to Success - 4 key areas for measuring success

This article follows on from last week’s blog which dealt with Key Performance Indicators – why they are vital and how to implement them, to in a sense, take the pulse of your organisation and so determine where adjustments must be made, and wins leveraged to ensure lasting results.

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Track Your Business to Success -KPIs

What gets measured gets managed. What does this quote mean to you? Have you ever worked tirelessly on a campaign without realising the desired result? And when it’s over, you’re still unsure regarding its impact on your profit margin? Or whether it was it worth your investment in terms of the time-frustration-stress input?

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Beyond Price Wars to Profit

In the face of increasing competition, it can be tempting to think that the only way to maintain your organisation’s market share and win new customers is by lowering your prices.  However, such a strategy is rarely effective in the long-term. Instead, it can end up undermining your business, so it’s wise to use it cautiously.

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