Waste

March 8, 2017
Processes either add value, or add waste to the production of an item or service. Waste elimination is one of the most effective ways to increase profitability in a business. To eliminate waste it is important to fully understand exactly what waste is and where it can be ...
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There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam studies how busy people spend their lives, and she's discovered that many of us drastically overestimate our commitments each week, while underestimating the t...
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Why are we so busy?

October 18, 2016
Extract from the Economist Why do people feel so rushed? Part of this is a perception problem....
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A bottle of wine or food given to a client or supplier as a goodwill gesture to be enjoyed in their own time, is no longer 100% tax deductible but 50% deductible. Check out what else is 50% and 100% in the PDF attached here:...
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Holiday season is quickly coming upon us. Halloween, Guy Fawkes, Thanksgiving (if you're from the Northern Hemisphere), Christmas and then News Years are just a mere 12 weeks away. Even though your customers may not be thinking that far ahead, it's time we do. Here are s...
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Referrals often happen when they happen and, while you can't always control when one friend asks another for a referral, you can influence how often your referral sources think about referring your business. Referrals are important in business growth.You should look to build...
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Before you step out and start asking for referrals it's important to stop and know exactly what kind of referrals you are looking for. Our friends at Mindshop have some helpful steps about how to make this happen. Step 1 - Create a profile of your best client This step...
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A good bookkeeper and accountants are invaluable assets to your business, but how do you choose which one you really need. Clinton Sanford discusses the differences between the two....
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Have you ever felt like you were out of place? That where you are, isn't where you're supposed to be? John C. Maxwell, leadership guru for over 20+ years, has a few key pointers about what you need to ask yourself before moving on. ...
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Holiday pay has been in the news recently, and we know the Labour Inspectors from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment will be checking that employers have been recording and paying entitlements correctly. Imagine this. You're sipping a wine under the hot ...
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