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School reunions – just don’t ask too much!

I have recently attended my 30th year anniversary of my Year 10 High School year with an awesome bunch of people, many whom I still consider great friends to this day. This in itself makes us a unique group I think, as all too often people lose track of their childhood friends, but many of

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What’s the ‘real cost’ of networking?

Networking is a critical element to your business and the marketing mix. Done correctly, networking can open up your exposure to an enormous potential of new clients, referral partners and strategic alliances within the industry. Done incorrectly, networking can be an enormous cost to your business and one which quickly creeps up without you even

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Can or Should You Be Friends With Your Clients?

  It’s one of those perplexing questions you may often ask yourself – Can you be friends with your clients? Firstly what does this actually mean? What does it mean to be a friend?  According to the Oxford Dictionary it is “a person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive

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Is Punctuality (and Respect) Dead In Business?

Some recent observations and events have caused me to ask a few questions about time and punctuality. Is it a reality of our busy lives today that we just cannot be on time? I understand that we all fill our calendars to the maximum available minute and cram as much in as possible within a

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Are you a tart?

That got your attention I’m sure, but I don’t mean it in the way your dirty mind is thinking, so if you thought this was going to be a seedy post full of sexual innuendo, then you’d better leave now (sorry). What I mean by the question, is are you a social media tart, specifically

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Business Coaching- what’s all the fuss about?

I recently put together the following article for Don Grgic from the Business Boost Centre for his blog-site ‘A Passion for Small Business”. It is not meant to be a ‘come and buy business coaching’ article, but more an information piece on what to look out for if you may be considering exploring the process.

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Networking ROI- do you measure it?

If you are in business, you most probably attend networking events (or you should). These come in all forms and types from structured formal membership based groups, to casual meet ups, events, workshops etc. The scope and availability of these is vast and can sometimes get a bit distracting to the business owner, as you

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