Virtual Assistants. If you haven’t already noticed, they’re becoming a ‘thing’. Still don’t know what they do, or how they might be able to help your business? I can guarantee that the benefits far outweigh the pitfalls as long as you are savvy about how you go abo...
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New Zealand is a little country making a huge difference in business around the world. According to the 2016 World Bank Doing Business survey, we're the second easiest country in the world (behind Singapore) to do business in AND the easiest place in the world to s...
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When I thought about launching Strictly Savvy back in 2012, I had heard a thousand reasons not to start my own business - it's too risky, it'll be too much hard work, it's more secure to be employed, and business partners are a bad idea.Strictly Savvy was born anyway because...
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I was thinking recently about the launch of our Savvy Business Administration Course and the number of 'yes' and 'no' calls I had to make to get the course to its opening day 10 weeks ago. Had I not said 'yes' when this opportunity presented itself, I would have missed out o...
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Whilst I am very proud of Strictly Savvy and the immeasurable labour put into creating and maintaining a successful business, it is still a fledgling in the eyes of the business world. I approached some key business owners across the country and asked them what they believe ...
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Five years ago, I started out in my own business. I knew what I wanted to achieve but struggled with the how. Many lessons are learned, and much wisdom is gained through the actual experience of running and growing a small business. I asked entrepreneurs and b...
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A few years ago, I went to a RISE conference and listened to Anna Stretton speak about ‘RAW’, a programme she created where she took women recently released from prison under her wing.The programme comprised taking the women to a house, away from their hometowns. Once th...
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Recently, I celebrated a birthday - not a milestone or a significant age by any means other than I've been around for another 365 days, and have added this past year of insight, connections, and learning curves to my repertoire - that leads me to think about what I would hav...
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Here's Jo's first keynote speech at the Wellington Business Network lunch on the success of Strictly Savvy and how she got to where she is today....
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Last year my Business Development Manager and I attended a full day workshop in Auckland run by an international business coach. The content was fresh and tech-savvy - just the way we like it. One of the key takeaways was something that we would not realise the full impact ...
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