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Stop “Selling” to Your Family and Friends. Start Sharing Instead.


Selling is generally exchanging something for money while another definition attached to it is persuading someone to do or agree with you. So we’re all essentially selling in one way or another. But why do people dislike being sold? Perhaps that’s because there’s one more meaning, or a rather dishonourable attached to selling; cheating or deceiving. Think about the last time…

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5 Misconceptions About Running Your Own Business


Since I embarked on my entrepreneurial journey in 2011, I’ve started and managed over 10 different businesses. It may sound impressive and glamourous but I can bet people who have experienced similar journey would think otherwise, particularly in the early phases of the journey. I call them the misconceptions that non-business owners have about running our own business. I had…

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7 Effective Ways to Generate Positive Word-of-Mouth


Do you just walk into the store and make your first purchase of any products or services? You most likely will if it doesn’t cost you significantly or if it’s consumable goods. But if you’re purchasing, say a car or electronic gadgets, chances are you’ll ask someone else for opinions. You could also go online and read reviews of the…

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5 Rules I Have in My Business


It has been a little over 7 years since I left employment to start my own business. There were a lot of trials and errors along the way. I’ve lost money and time starting something then having it shut down a few months, some a few weeks later. It just didn’t work out because I didn’t know what I wanted.…

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10 Coffee Shop Etiquette to Follow in the Mobile Age


As mobile workers who prefer to work in a café rather than the office, we’ve done our fair share of café hopping. So, we came across a few “funny” characters and behaviours that we wish to highlight here. Nope, we’re not here to judge. We broke a few “rules” here ourselves when you get too comfortable in the places you…

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A Guide to Selling at Weekend Bazaars


If you’re a small business with products to sell, the best way to reach the audience to showcase your products is through weekend bazaars. Weekend bazaars are usually organized in neighbourhood malls, commercial buildings and even shopping malls.  You’re reaching out to the same crowds as the retail stores in the areas but without the commitment to all the time…

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