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  • Many factors play a role in the success or failure of a small business, but how can these factors be assessed across business types and how do we identify which […]

    Key Small Business Success Factors

    Many factors play a role in the success or failure of a small business, but how can these factors be assessed across business types and how do we identify which […]

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  • Does your company have a competitive advantage? A competitive advantage is the edge one company has over another. It is the reason someone will purchase what you have to offer […]

    Factors of Competitive Advantage

    Does your company have a competitive advantage? A competitive advantage is the edge one company has over another. It is the reason someone will purchase what you have to offer […]

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  • The Theory of Constraints (TOC) is an operational management approach developed by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt and introduced in 1984. It was designed around the idea that complex systems are […]

    The Theory of Constraints

    The Theory of Constraints (TOC) is an operational management approach developed by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt and introduced in 1984. It was designed around the idea that complex systems are […]

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  • Small home based business opportunities are very attractive for many reasons; being your own boss, setting your own hours, and earning more than you would working for an employer. These […]

    Small Home Based Business Opportunities

    Small home based business opportunities are very attractive for many reasons; being your own boss, setting your own hours, and earning more than you would working for an employer. These […]

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  • For the past year I have been trying to wrap my brain around the paradoxical relationship between effectiveness and efficiency in small businesses. I have understood that one can be […]

    The Up Side to Inefficiency

    For the past year I have been trying to wrap my brain around the paradoxical relationship between effectiveness and efficiency in small businesses. I have understood that one can be […]

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  • Have you ever wondered why one company thrives while another fizzles? It is a question that I come back to on a continual basis. The more I process the factors […]

    Island Economics

    Have you ever wondered why one company thrives while another fizzles? It is a question that I come back to on a continual basis. The more I process the factors […]

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  • Meet Etsy: an online marketplace where at home entrepreneurs and small retail stores can market homemade items to a market searching for ways to support local, small businesses. The e-commerce […]

    How to Start a Business on Etsy

    Meet Etsy: an online marketplace where at home entrepreneurs and small retail stores can market homemade items to a market searching for ways to support local, small businesses. The e-commerce […]

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  • When you first start a business all of your attention will be focussed squarely on getting done what needs doing in order to get your business off the ground. You […]

    4 Steps From Solo-Preneur To Manager

    When you first start a business all of your attention will be focussed squarely on getting done what needs doing in order to get your business off the ground. You […]

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  • You’re attending an event. Someone asks, “What do you do?” How do you answer? Maybe you say, “I own a restaurant.” Or, “I’m a manager at Acme Industries.” Or, “I’m […]

    Why You Shouldn’t Limit Yourself To Only One Career

    You’re attending an event. Someone asks, “What do you do?” How do you answer? Maybe you say, “I own a restaurant.” Or, “I’m a manager at Acme Industries.” Or, “I’m […]

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  • Small and home-based businesses need to operate as efficiently as possible and following a growth strategy is a significant part of that equation. Knowing how and when to grow is […]

    Growth Strategy, When to Step Up Capacity.

    Small and home-based businesses need to operate as efficiently as possible and following a growth strategy is a significant part of that equation. Knowing how and when to grow is […]

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