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How to Develop a Strategic Profile for Your Business

How to Develop a Strategic Profile for Your Business

A strategic profile gives your business an internal document to help you remain focused and on track as your business changes and grows over time. As a small business owner, you probably know how hard it is to stand out in today’s cutthroat competition. Every small business owner is working against the clock to accomplish…

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Golden Nuggets: Series 1

Golden Nuggets Series 1

This article marks the first in an ongoing series where we share some of the golden nuggets that we come across regarding being small business owners. Like most businesses, networking is considered very important by the team here at SMEspree. Networking allows us to build relationships, not just with potential customers, but also competitors and…

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How to Conduct a SWOT Analysis for Your Business

How to Conduct a SWOT Analysis for Your Business

Have you ever wondered how to conduct a SWOT analysis for your business? “What is a SWOT analysis?“, some may be asking. A SWOT analysis is a method that you can use to analyse the internal and external environments of your business. We’ve touched on conducting general business analysis before (see Things to Consider When Starting a…

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Things to Consider When Starting a New Business

Things to Consider When Starting a New Business

There are many things to consider when starting a new business. While many articles provide general ‘words of wisdom’, it can be harder to find good practical business advice that outlines what you actually need to think about and consider when starting a new business. Being successful in business requires that you have a firm understanding…

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How to Use Google Alerts to Keep Your Finger on the Pulse

How to Use Google Alerts to Keep Your Finger on the Pulse

As a business owner, it’s your job to make sure that you keep your finger on the pulse. Which pulse in particular? Sure, there are many things you need to keep an eye on. It’s your job to keep track of your sales and cash flow (see The Most Important Thing Your Business Needs), website…

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Simple Guide to New Zealand Business Structure

Simple Guide to New Zealand Business Structure

Important: this simple guide to New Zealand business structure is written with NZ legislation in mind. There will be some similarities and differences from country to country. Please confirm any details regarding business structures with your local government. How you structure your business is very important. Don’t simply rush into registering a company ‘just because’. Each…

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The Most Important Thing Your Business Needs

The Most Important Thing Your Business Needs

What’s the most important thing your business needs? The answer is the same regardless of how big or small your business is. Note that this article is based on our opinion – if you disagree we’d love to hear why in the comments below! Undoubtedly, there are many requirements for running a successful business, and they…

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6 Reasons Why Your Business Should Have a Website

6 Reasons Why Your Business Should Have a Website

Every business is on its own unique journey. If you’re at the stage of thinking about a website but are still on the fence, rest assured there are many reasons why your business should have a website. Think of a website as a tool. Successfully running a business requires using many different tools. A website…

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