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03-Sep-2020 YBM

Covid-19, September 2020 – What are the changes to JobKeeper and other stimulus, and what you can do to help your business navigate a way through.

The Federal Government stimulus is changing at the end of this month. Find out what’s changing and what you can do to help your business adjust Continue reading

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03-Sep-2020 Practiceplus

Latest product news – September 2020

Worldwide updates from Xero Continue reading

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01-Sep-2020 Practiceplus

Starting a Business That People Need

Here’s how to determine what problems you can solve to make your new business a success. Continue reading

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31-Aug-2020 Practiceplus

Tuning into customer emotional cues during the pandemic

What new or even old strategies do you use now to help your business thrive during the pandemic? Continue reading

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26-Aug-2020 Practiceplus

Data that tells a human story – Xero Small Business Insights June Data Release

Some of the key findings from June are as follows Continue reading

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25-Aug-2020 Practiceplus

Government confirms JobKeeper 2.0 turnover tweak

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced that eligibility for JobKeeper 2.0 will now be based on single quarters, in light of the stage 4 restrictions facing Melbourne. Continue reading

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11-Aug-2020 Practiceplus

3 Ways Customer Relationships Will Change Forever In Light Of COVID-19

Customer-centricity has never been more critical for brands Continue reading

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04-Aug-2020 Practiceplus

Being a Rainmaker During COVID-19

Refocus your efforts on being a great rainmaker and build your base, not just in customers, but also your talent, your product, marketing and sales, finance, legal and human resources. Continue reading

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30-Jul-2020 YBM

Tax time made easier with YBM

Find out how we can help you maximise your tax return and gain expert guidance through our new processing channels. For further information and assistance in completing your tax return. Please contact us today. Orange02 6362 1533Email us27 Sale St(PO … Continue reading

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29-Jul-2020 Practiceplus

Starting a Business That People Need

Here’s how to determine what problems you can solve to make your new business a success Continue reading

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27-Jul-2020 Practiceplus

#BehindSmallBusiness – Inspiring stories from business owners and Xero partners

Needing some inspirational motivation for your Monday? Continue reading

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23-Jul-2020 Practiceplus

Why building a customer database is good for business

There are a range of different strategies to collect customer information. Continue reading

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23-Jul-2020 YBM

Jobkeeper 2.0. What changes after 28 September.

The Federal Government have extended Jobkeeper into 2021, but with tighter access and reduced rates. Continue reading

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20-Jul-2020 Practiceplus

Cash flow forecasting guide: Make more informed business decisions

To generate a clear view of your business’ cash flow, first you need to make sure you’re capturing the right data in Xero. Continue reading

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20-Jul-2020 YBM

Farm subsidies and drought assistance. What support is still available for eligible farming businesses.

A number of changes and some important deadlines, but there is still support available for eligible farming businesses… Continue reading

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13-Jul-2020 Practiceplus

7 Financial Lessons the Crisis Will Teach Us

And how we can use those lessons to be smarter moving forward. Continue reading

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09-Jul-2020 Practiceplus

4 Ways Solopreneurs Can Strengthen Their Businesses

Even if you work alone, the brand-enhancing ideas of others can help push you forward. Continue reading

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08-Jul-2020 YBM

Tax tips when you’re working from home.

The ATO’s new Shortcut Method has been designed to help people working from home claim quickly and easily during the COVID-19 outbreak. Continue reading

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17-Jun-2020 YBM

Could ‘covid-recovery’ be as simple as a cash flow budget?

A cash flow budget is a very important place to start your Covid-19 recovery. Continue reading

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08-Jun-2020 Practiceplus

7 Tips for Making the Most of Remote Work in 2020

To help, we’ve put together seven of the best tips and tricks to running a modern workplace that encourages employee participation and dials the perks of remote work up to 11. Continue reading

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04-Jun-2020 Practiceplus

Is Planning Important for Your Business?

Here’s why you should keep planning as a cornerstone of your business processes Continue reading

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04-Jun-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus – up to $25,000 grants for home builders and renovators.

‘HomeBuilder’, the government’s COVID-19 stimulus for the construction industry, opens today! Continue reading

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02-Jun-2020 Practiceplus

Should you outsource to experts?

Not sure if outsourcing business tasks is worth your while? Here are some benefits of outsourcing your work Continue reading

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25-May-2020 Practiceplus

Rate of COVID-19 job losses slows

The rate of job losses as a result of the economic downturn has slowed down, with the number of Australians out of work suppressed to under a million, according to new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Continue reading

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21-May-2020 Practiceplus

7 Tips for Making the Most of Remote Work in 2020

The modern workforce is increasingly remote, and that’s significantly changing the way teams and leadership interact, solve problems, and get the day’s work done. Trying to run remote work as a traditional office will not only introduce a wide range … Continue reading

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20-May-2020 YBM

Support our team and set us a challenge!

Our dedicated team are keen for you a set them a challenge to help raise money for MS. As many of our friends and clients are well aware, we love clocking up the kilometres for a good cause! So, this … Continue reading

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14-May-2020 Practiceplus

Why a pandemic is a good time to test new ideas

All businesses experience risk. Government restrictions can be a risk. An economic downturn can be a risk. A slowdown in freight movement can be a risk. Kyla Kirkpatrick, founder and CEO of Emperor Champagne, speaks about innovating during a pandemic Continue reading

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11-May-2020 Practiceplus

Turning on the taps: JobKeeper hotlines, Australian loans, government aid and cash flow

The government is providing critical financial support for eligible businesses and their employees through the JobKeeper stimulus package. Continue reading

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04-May-2020 Practiceplus

Guide to detecting scam emails

When you receive an email, and it seems suspicious, take the time to look into its different elements. Continue reading

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28-Apr-2020 Practiceplus

Guide to creating a business plan

These two steps are the foundation of your business plan. Without them, it will be challenging to create one. But why should you bother with a business plan? Continue reading

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24-Apr-2020 Practiceplus

Do you need an Accountant for your startup?

Working with an accountant during the early stages of your start-up ensures you have the right foundations for your business. Continue reading

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22-Apr-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus – JobKeeper Nitty Gritty

Further clarification on the $130 billion helping hand for businesses and their employees Continue reading

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16-Apr-2020 Practiceplus

3 Ways You Can Empower Your Remote Employees

Companies that offer remote work, but don’t have tools or processes in place, may suffer from communication gaps. Continue reading

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15-Apr-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus – How to claim your JobKeeper payment

A simple guide for businesses that explains how and when to claim. Continue reading

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14-Apr-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus – Working from home

An explanation of what you can claim from the tax office while working from home. Continue reading

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09-Apr-2020 Practiceplus

Six steps to build an effective business continuity plan

A business continuity plan (BCP) is a comprehensive plan with contingencies for business processes, assets, human resources, and business partners in case of an emergency. Continue reading

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03-Apr-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus – NSW government grants for battling businesses

Grants of up to $10,000 to provide fast relief for NSW small businesses battling the effects of COVID-19 Continue reading

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03-Apr-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Changes to SMSFs

As part of the response to COVID-19, the ATO has announced some potential relief for a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) that rents a commercial property to a related party’s business. Continue reading

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31-Mar-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus Package – JobKeeper payments

A $130 billion helping hand for businesses and their employees Continue reading

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28-Mar-2020 Practiceplus

Fundraise your business & own majority shares? Yes you can

I do remain my own boss. And this is worth taking the challenge! Continue reading

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25-Mar-2020 Practiceplus

7 steps to manage Payroll Year End with Xero

First things first, grab a cup of tea. Continue reading

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24-Mar-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Full details of economic response

A complete overview of the Federal Governments support package. Continue reading

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24-Mar-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Social Security & JobSeeker Payments

The JobSeeker Payment has been expanded to include sole traders, the self-employed, casual workers and contract workers who meet the income tests as a result of the economic downturn due to the coronavirus. Continue reading

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24-Mar-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Collaboration with banks to boost working capital

Businesses getting bank loans to tide them over and boost their working capital will now have 50% guaranteed by the government and a repayment holiday of 6 months. Continue reading

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24-Mar-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Instant asset write off

Its official! The instant asset write-off for this financial year is now $150,000 and the eligibility has been expanded. Continue reading

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24-Mar-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus Package – ATO assistance offering

For taxpayers having financial difficulties as a result of the economic downturn caused by Coronavirus, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will provide support. This includes more time to pay their tax debt and payment plans that may have zero or low interest. Continue reading

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23-Mar-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Superannuation

As part of the new Economic stimulus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, announced on 22 March 2020, early access to superannuation may be available to those affected by COVID-19. Continue reading

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23-Mar-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Cash stimulus for employers

Phase two of the Federal Government stimulus package includes measures to boost cashflow for employers to help retain staff and keep operating. This applies to businesses and Not-for-profit entities. Continue reading

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23-Mar-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Apprentice and Trainee Subsidy

YBM have put together a simple explanation of who can claim, what you can claim and how. Continue reading

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21-Mar-2020 YBM

Making the top 1%! Why making the AFR’s Top 100 Accounting Firms in Australia is a big deal.

YBM’s inclusion into the Australian Financial Review (AFR) Top 100 Accounting Firms 2019 confirms YBM’s position as one of the top regional accounting firms in Australia.

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20-Mar-2020 Practiceplus

Manage clients with staff? 6 tips to save time and reduce errors when doing payroll

Don’t worry, the tips are here! Continue reading

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19-Mar-2020 YBM

How to stay connected to a remote workforce

More and more workplaces are switching to remote working. The key to success in this way of working is staying connected to your employees. Continue reading

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19-Mar-2020 Practiceplus

‘Not interested in dragging disputes out’: ATO expands small business review pilot

The ATO has stopped short of making its small business independent review service a permanent feature as it expands and extends the pilot program until the end of the year. Continue reading

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18-Mar-2020 YBM

YBM Approach to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

As we continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we wanted to update our clients, friends and the community. Continue reading

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17-Mar-2020 Practiceplus

What makes a great leader?

There will be times when circumstance will test your integrity and honesty. Never waver. Stick to your values and keep pushing on. Continue reading

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13-Mar-2020 YBM

Coronavirus Government Economic Response

A $17 billion package has been announced in response to the expected downturn in the Australian economy as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.

This support package delivers good news for 3.5 million businesses and around 6.5 million lower income Australians. Continue reading

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12-Mar-2020 YBM

Today’s a great day to plan how to grow your business!

Now is the time to plan your business strategies for the rest of this year and next. How YBM can help you with that. Continue reading

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04-Mar-2020 Practiceplus

Xero global release update: February 2020

Check out the latest updates for small businesses and advisors, plus a peek at what’s coming soon! Continue reading

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02-Mar-2020 Practiceplus

Tips for business financial accounting management

Rеgulаr busіnеss dеаls wіth ехреnsеs, rеvеnuеs, рrоfіts, аnd lоssеs. Continue reading

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28-Feb-2020 YBM

Coronavirus now infecting stockmarkets

With the increasing spread of Coronavirus, markets are getting very nervous about the disruptive impact this virus will have on the world economy. Continue reading

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24-Feb-2020 Kirsten

What bushfire relief is available for businesses and communities?

Some welcome news to the communities affected by the recent bushfires as the state and federal governments announce a suite of initiatives to immediately help those affected. Continue reading

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20-Feb-2020 Practiceplus

4 ways to get your small business running

Are you ready to become a happy and successful small business owner? Continue reading

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19-Feb-2020 Practiceplus

Small business tips to empower entrepreneurs and lead them to a better future

Join weekend bazaars, meet-ups, and forums. Continue reading

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18-Feb-2020 Practiceplus

How to make your early stage business run more efficiently

Here are some tips on the technology that will have an immediate effect on your business. Continue reading

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17-Feb-2020 Kirsten

Sisters are doing it for themselves

How a dream for a gathering of awe-inspiring business owners and change-makers became a very successful reality. Continue reading

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15-Feb-2020 Practiceplus

9 ways to refresh your company’s image without spending a fortune

The good news: You don’t have to burn a ton of cash during your redesign and rebranding. Continue reading

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14-Feb-2020 Practiceplus

How successful people go from 6 to 7 figures

To find financial success, you need to invest in your support system. Continue reading

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12-Feb-2020 Practiceplus

The 3 biggest factors that maximize your business’s valuation

Why the right people, assets and revenue predictions will matter most to investors Continue reading

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11-Feb-2020 Practiceplus

Why and how you should invest in marketing for your small business

Marketing is crucial for the growth of any company, and if used well, the sky is, no doubt, the limit. Continue reading

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21-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

6 funding options for start-ups

There are many ways to get funding for your business. Continue reading

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21-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

How can Entrepreneurs be more confident at work

Self-confidence is your biggest weapon and tool when it comes to entrepreneurship or a startup. Wear it proudly! Continue reading

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21-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

How to get (useful) customer feedback in 4 steps

Once you have your feedback organized, you’ll have a goldmine of ideas for improving every facet of your products and customer experience. Continue reading

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21-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

Is AI going to benefit HR in future?

If you know what type of positions to advertise for you’ll empower your company to become more effective in the long run. Continue reading

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21-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

What makes an accountant a trusted advisor?

Something to consider: Business owners who meet with their accountants monthly tend to view them as their most trusted advisors, consulting with them for business advice more often than family, friends, and even their lawyers. Continue reading

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19-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

The complete, 12-step guide to starting a business

Everything you need to know about how to start a business. Continue reading

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19-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

3 important leadership lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

King was a visionary. He was a man who had a dream bigger than the times in which he lived. Continue reading

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19-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

How accountants can contribute to sustainability

A look into how and what sustainable businesses look like Continue reading

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14-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

5 quick tips for improving productivity at work in 2020

Emails. Phone calls. Meetings. Continue reading

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14-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

How to make your early stage business run more efficiently

Inefficient processes exist at nearly every company, regardless of size or turnover. Continue reading

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14-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

If you’re struggling with strategy, focus on the three market disciplines

There are situations in which you value the best-of-the-best. Continue reading

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17-Dec-2019 Practiceplus

Creating the ideal workplace environment

By investing in enterprise management systems and intelligent apps, buildings can become more than just a workplace Continue reading

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14-Dec-2019 Practiceplus

10 ways to prepare your business for 2020

2020 holds numerous victories for your business. Continue reading

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14-Dec-2019 Practiceplus

7 mental and physical steps for a successful job interview

Tips and tricks for your interview Continue reading

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11-Dec-2019 Practiceplus

8 tips on taking care of yourself during this busy season

Pick a thing from your personal to-do list and accomplish it, it helps a lot. Continue reading

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08-Dec-2019 Practiceplus

11 tips for planning the best Christmas work party

Every good party needs some core elements to be a success Continue reading

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08-Dec-2019 Practiceplus

Is the idea of “brand” constant or evolving?

I have some of my own ideas about this, but I polled some of my smart friends and they came through for me with some great perspectives. Let’s get into this fascinating debate. Continue reading

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07-Dec-2019 Practiceplus

How to enhance employee productivity

Staying diligent, no matter what includes taking time to implement these small measures. Continue reading

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07-Dec-2019 Practiceplus

The importance of mindfulness and self-care in the workplace

The insights from these discussions will help our teams manage workplace stress, better support one another, and encourage individuals to prioritize their own personal wellbeing Continue reading

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23-Nov-2019 Practiceplus

Want to retire early? Do this one thing.

Don’t start with too much money. (Yes, really.) Continue reading

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19-Nov-2019 Practiceplus

The economics of becoming a keynote speaker

Before any talk, I know my material cold. I don’t read from slides. I don’t talk from notes or a script. Continue reading

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16-Nov-2019 Practiceplus

How to get out of the comparison trap

It’s time to stop worrying about what other businesses are up to. Continue reading

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16-Nov-2019 Practiceplus

How to avoid being part of 90% of failed companies

Being cautious and disciplined with your finances can be the difference between maintaining your project so that you can eventually succeed and be completely bankrupt. Continue reading

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09-Nov-2019 Practiceplus

Hiring remote workers? Here’s what to consider first.

The most important personality traits to look for in remote employees are self-motivation and discipline. Continue reading

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09-Nov-2019 Practiceplus

Three steps to creating a sustainably-minded business

When it comes to making sure your business is doing better for the sake of the planet, it can all feel a little overwhelming. Continue reading

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09-Nov-2019 Practiceplus

Why your Company’s tech transformation starts with the backend

This faster delivery of internal IT systems would also give us more credibility and currency. Continue reading

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06-Nov-2019 Practiceplus

6 tips for designing the best company logo

Do you know how to design a functional, well-fitting logo? Continue reading

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29-Oct-2019 Practiceplus

How the best Entrepreneurs tackle complicated situations

Taking the route of entrepreneurship means signing up to become a problem-solver. Inevitably, every company has its fair share of challenges. At first, these challenges present themselves as mountains; complicated and overwhelming. Yet, entrepreneurs are supposed to channel their minds … Continue reading

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23-Oct-2019 Practiceplus

6 steps to grow your small business with cold email

Your subject line is crucial if you want your emails to be opened & read by your prospects. Continue reading

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23-Oct-2019 Practiceplus

Everything you need to know about finances for your startup

You’re just starting out, which means you need money. And quickly. Trust me, as a former small business owner, I get it. Continue reading