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Business Review: Networking

Networking is often associated with the corporate world and tends to conjure up an image of high-flyers in business suits trying to move up the ranks and rub shoulders with other influential members of the industry. However, networking is an area that should be used by anyone with a business, including the self-employed small business owner. 

If you’ve already been networking this past year then this post might give you a few ideas of other areas that you could look into, but for those who have never considered networking a part of their business strategy, here is where to start. 

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The Art Of Discounting

In some ways, discounting is a pricing concept but really, it’s a marketing concept too. When thinking about using discounts, consider how this discount compares to other promotional marketing strategies that you could implement, for example; promoting products and services on your blog and social media accounts or offering a free gift with purchases over a certain price bracket. 

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Social media in 2018

2018 is a momentous year in most respects, including the use of social media to capture just about everything that is vitally important and completely irrelevant. As a sales and marketing channel for small businesses, social media presents a great opportunity to make small seem BIG. And to piggyback news and events in ways that were not possible before it came along.

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Business Review: Business Plans

With a new year comes the need to refresh and renew and what better place to start than with a business plan. A good business plan is the cornerstone of every small business. It reminds you of your goals and intentions throughout the year and keeps you on track to achieve them. The key to keeping your business plan relevant is to review it often and reconsider your strategy to suit it. After all, you may find that while you were building your business your market or customers have changed. Here are four things to consider when reviewing your business plan: 

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