Rick Mapperson

Rick Mapperson

Rick Mapperson

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Rick Mapperson is the founder and managing director of Rick Mapperson and Associates ( http://sydneyinsurancebroker.com.au/), a personal insurance brokerage. Rick has been insuring people, particularly small business owners, for twenty years. Rick combines his skills as a licensed Financial Planner and his understanding as the co-founder of an Australian charity focused on families, to understand the best interests of his clients. You can follow Rick on twitter @RickMapperson

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The risk of being too nice in business

Having good relationships with your clients is critical to overall business success, making it important that everyone you’re directly associated with sees you as a ‘people person.’ Despite this, being too nice can lead to low productivity and smaller profits.

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The risk of putting your head in the sand

Have you ever buried your head in the sand in an attempt to ignore a problem or evade an angry client? We’ve all tried it. But does it ever work?

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The risk of not getting a second opinion

It’s vital small business owners find ways to get a helpful second opinion, Rick Mapperson blogs.

“One of the greatest lessons I have learned in the 20 years of running my own business is to never hesitate to get a second opinion. Just because we may be experts in our chosen field of business, it does not mean that we are competent or have expertise across all aspects of our business.”

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The risk of getting into a price war

Rick Mapperson blogs about the danger of entering into a price war with your competitors.

“As a general rule, the only person who ends up winning in a price war is the consumer. Competing on price or reducing your prices, even if spending is down, is not always the answer.”

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The risk of not looking after yourself

Rick Mapperson blogs about finding out the hard way it’s vital you take good care of yourself.

“Have you found that if you are working long hours trying to get through a large task, that if you put it aside until you have had a good sleep, that you can complete the task in half the time?”

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