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How to accurately forecast sales

Start-ups are at a disadvantage when it comes to their first sales forecast because, clearly, they don’t have any historical data to base it on. But there are still ways to create an accurate sales forecast, and it’s important to...

How to succeed at succession planning

A succession plan is something every business owner needs to prepare for the inevitable – the day you’ll transfer assets and control of your business to a family member, business partner, employee, or outside buyer. Many business owners put off...

Break even calculator

Knowing your break even point (when you start making money) is essential for any business. Use the Break even calculator to work it out for your business. Download the Break even calculator

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How to increase your profit margins

Profit margins are fundamental to business success and growth. How you choose to increase your margins so your business can achieve sustainable development is up to you – but taking small steps on a regular basis will help keep your...

Creating a promotional plan

The ideal promotion plan is one that results in clear steps you can put into action immediately. This means concentrating on just the practical, promotional aspects that will lead to results. The good news is that you can do it...

Your export road map

For first-time exporters, finding success in overseas markets can be an avenue towards securing long-term, sustainable growth. But thorough preparation is vital to managing the business risks involved. Building a well-researched plan Deciding to export should be part of your...

Advertising that Works

Advertising should be viewed as an investment that should generate a return, rather than a fixed cost. Many businesses spend money on the same kind of advertising each month without knowing what is working and what isn’t. Effective advertising builds...

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