Posts belonging to Category business development

Employee or VA?

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Tweet Just a reminder: If you are setting your assistant’s rate or dictating their hours and manner of work completion, they aren’t a VA – they’re a teleworker or home-based employee. One defining feature of a VA is that they are SELF-EMPLOYED. That means – among other things – they: set their rates set their […]

Seth’s Blog: Eight email failures and questions for those that want to do better

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Tweet Some great tips from Seth Godin on how to avoid getting “blow back” when you hammer your email list. Remember Australia has a current Spam Act – and breaches of it can land you in a lot of hot water. These questions could go some way towards thinking before hitting Send. Seth’s Blog: Eight […]

Happy birthday to eSOS!

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Tweet Today – 28 February – marks the birthday of Executive Stress Office Support. We have today been in business 12 years! In a country where something like 86% of small businesses fail in the first 5 years of life, this is a pretty big milestone. This isn’t going to be a ‘back-slapping’ post. Instead […]

Do You Brand Your Car?

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Tweet Do you brand your car with your business name and/or logo? Do you brand your clothing? What about your staff? Are they out advertising your business? If you do then it is imperative that you remember your business is always on show. That means your behaviour and the behaviour of your staff is going […]

Year of the Co-Op – What About Dairy Farmers?

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Tweet Did you know 2012 has been recognised by the UN as the International Year of Cooperatives? And in Australia, 2012 is the Year of the Farmer. Ironic then I guess that 2011 saw the milk price wars perpetuated by Coles and Woolworths that saw $1/L prices highlighting the fact the retailers were using milk […]