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Why you should never offer a discount | Shweta Jhajharia

Not only should you be focusing on value rather than price, but discounting your product also has a much larger impact on your business than you may think.Discounting – it’s a common reaction when sales are taking a dive, but I think it’s a very ill-advised move For example: imagine that your customer is paying £100…

What leadership means to me | Polly Harrar

Here’s the latest in our PRECIOUS Success leadership series. We’re asking a range of entrepreneurs, business owners, experts, and innovators from a range of industries: ‘What Does Leadership Mean to You?’ Polly Harrar, founder of The SHARAN Project replies.   Leadership should not be taken lightly or used for self-gain. For some, leadership comes easily, but for me,  I had to…

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What Does Leadership means to me? Kiechelle Degale  

Leadership conjures up a wide variety of emotions and descriptions mixed in with people’s own values and beliefs. In this world of ever-growing awareness and increased enlightenment we are warming to the idea that Leadership is far more than a set of qualities or a person in a power role, rather it’s an attitude and…

5 ways of drawing monies from owner-managed limited companies | Riz Wasti

If you are the owner of a business, that’s not publicly listed, you’ll want to draw money from your company for your own use. If your business is registered as a limited company, it is a separate entity from you, and there are a number of ways you can draw money from it. It all…

10 reasons you must take time out of your business

Most business owners, directors and senior managers spend all of their working days, and sometimes several hours each day of their personal time, dealing with the hurly-burly of day-to-day business life. Since the start of the recession many business owners have complained that a considerable amount of extra time and effort has had to be…

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4 Essential Elements for Effective Team Meetings | Shweta Jhajharia

Effective leadership is one of the most difficult skills to master. However, it is an essential aspect of a positive, effective and profitable working culture. As a business leader, you’re in a position of high visibility and you set the tone for the rest of the organisation. Your employees look to you for guidance and…

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30 Essential Ideas to Drive Website Sales

These are certainly challenging times for business aren’t they? As a PRECIOUS reader you’ll already understand the value of a good website, but what are you doing to really improve your marketing prospects to online customers? Grab a coffee, take a five-minute break and see if you could implement one of two these ideas into your…

How To Become A Great Leader | Jobeda Ali

Jobeda Ali Leadership is not something that can be taught. It can only be learned by observing people who are already leaders. Even aspirations to be a leader come from observing leaders. I don’t believe there is such a thing as a ‘natural leader’, rather, leadership is an inherited idea, a meme. That’s why people…

What Does Leadership Mean to You? | Ronke Lawal

Leadership is such a powerful concept. It is more than simply a word but a continual process, a series of actions that inspires people to follow and live up to the very best that their chosen leader manifests. Throughout history we see that strong leadership can make or break empires and this is something that…

What Does Leadership Mean To You? | Viv Grant

We often think about leadership in the context of an individual being able to lead and influence others. When we look at politicians, world leaders and the media’s projections of what ‘they’ think it means to be a leader, the image often portrayed, is that of the individual who commands authority and respect from others….