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2016 Review and a Beeline for 2017!

As we swarm over the finishing line of 2016 we’re ready for a rest and a glass of bubbles! But equally this Christmas break is a great time to let the dust settle, look back on some fantastic moments and clear your head ready to set out your goals for 2017. For Jane and I, […]

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Countdown to Christmas

  Forget the 12 days of Christmas, as a small business owner the countdown to Christmas needs to start much earlier.  Being organised, prepared and informed will ensure a smooth run up and give you the headspace to maximise the many sales opportunities that the season brings.   Over the next few weeks, we’ll be […]


All I want for Christmas…

In the immortal words of Mariah Carey, we hear many a small business owner dream about what life could be like if they could just get back on top of things. The problem is, as our wonderful little businesses grow and the demands of daily life show no signs of slowing, many of us never […]

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Business Countdown to Christmas

Forget the 12 days of Christmas, as a small business owner the countdown to Christmas needs to start much earlier. Being organised, prepared and informed will ensure a smooth run up and give you the headspace to maximise the many sales opportunities that the season brings. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you […]


The Minefield of Corporate Gifting

Type ‘corporate gifts’ in to Google and you’ll see some real rubbish come up. And that speaks volumes. If your gift is generic and you’ve put little or no thought or personalisation into your choice of present at this time of year, it could back-fire, big time. Christmas does offer the perfect time of year […]

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Tis the Season! 5 Tips to Prepare Your Christmas Marketing Campaign

It may only be October…but now is the time to start planning and delivering your Christmas marketing campaign. During seasonal periods we’re much more open to sale messages, so it’s a great opportunity to convert your potential customers to actual customers. However, it can be difficult to cut through the noise of Christmas as consumers […]


Do’s and Don’ts for a successful Xmas do

  I know, I know, it’s only October and already everyone’s talking Christmas! But rather than being bah humbug about it all, you really need to invest the time and care into your planning. IT IS a big deal to your staff and, handled correctly, goes a long way to motivate and create a real […]

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