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Five marketing lessons everyone can learn from Tough Mudder

I'm officially one Tough Mudder! It was an amazing personal achievement for me, one that has left me with many lessons to apply to both my personal and business lives. But, reflecting on the day in hindsight has me captivated by the brand’s success and the lessons businesses can learn from the worldwide phenomena that is Tough Mudder.

When is it good to be made redundant? When you’re a business owner!

Redundancy is rarely a word you want to hear. However, for business owners, it should be considered a word of great positivity. Being redundant in your business means you are free from dependency; in fact, plain free. Think of all the inane tasks we do because we think we are the only one that can do them “properly”. Yet, most tasks can be delegated; it’s just our ego that often gets in the way of being free of them.

Why is it so hard to start a succession plan? Writer’s block, or just...

Succession Planning for your business is an easy topic to grasp: it’s about putting a plan in place for your business so ultimately, when you sell – be it to family, staff or the market – you will not only maximise your price, but ensure an easy transition process that will increase the marketability to a prospective buyer. Well, that seems like a pretty important document to me, so why do so many of us put off what is akin to an ‘insurance plan’ for our future?

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Strategic Alliances with Simone Novello [FREE INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you heard the often touted claim that the average lifespan of a business is two years? Have you ever wondered why that is? Often, it’s because, in the rush and intensity of starting up, business owners get caught up in day-to-day op-erations and overlook fast growth opportunities, like strategic partnerships. In this FREE INFOGRAPHIC, Simone Novello helps to answer your three most common questions about how to harness the power of... FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS.

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HOW TO RECRUIT THE BEST PEOPLE with Sam Chandler

Plenty of recruitment agencies have tallied the numbers and found that the average dud hire will cost an organisation between $50,000 and $70,000, factoring...

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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