I can’t stress enough how important a good manager is for a business and if yours is failing, then your chances of success are slim to none. Of course, there might be other reasons for a team to be unproductive, but while analyzing their work you should assess the manager as well. Look out for […]
Being a boss is hard, and being a woman and a boss is even harder. And you’ll discover another dimension to this challenge if you transition into this position after spending years as an employee (either by opening your own business or getting a promotion to a management position). If you are going through this […]
Unfortunately, there always has been and always will be 24 hours in each day. You cannot change time, but you can control whether you make the most of every minute or waste an entire week. In a working environment, saving time is something that many businesses aim for, yet it can be difficult to turn […]
As a small business, getting things off the ground can be incredibly hard work. There are so many things to do, things to consider and things to pay for. You’re not always skilled or knowledgeable in the tasks you have to do to make your business a success.
It is always good practice for business owners to think about their marketing ideas and strategy and whether they are as effective as they could be. Maybe your messages do not seem to be having the same impact that they have in the past, or perhaps the business has remained at a plateau for a […]
Giving Christmas bonuses to your employees is a great way to boost morale, loyalty, and productivity. But you should also know that this isn’t an easy thing to do as you can’t just get this money out of nowhere. That’s why you should start planning for Christmas bonuses when you set up the budget for […]
Running a small real estate business might be very profitable, but it’s also extremely hard. I’ve been dealing with real estate agents for many years and I’m honestly not surprised that 87% of them fail. But I’m still saying that it’s the kind of business that you should try running if you want to set […]
You have an idea, and at some point in your life you act on it. This can often mean making huge changes to your working life that includes leaving a stable job and starting up on your own. It is exciting, it is overwhelming, but it is yours and you are proud of it. You […]
By now you know that you should look beyond the resume when hiring a person. One of the directions you can explore to understand your candidates better is personality tests. Please note, I’m not saying that they are a perfect way to learn about the person. But they can be helpful, so you shouldn’t miss […]
The outsource conundrum is one that so many of you will be dancing with at the minute. It’s the process of trying to figure out what is going to be good for your business to outsource, and what you should probably stick to keeping in house.