Some of my friends seem to think that because I’m a modern woman I’m free to work every waking hour, without any commitments to my family or around the home.
Boosting sales is the golden egg when it comes to running your own business. It’s not easy and for many small business owners it doesn’t come particularly naturally, but if you can find some time to focus in on some specific sales-boosting activities, it’s going to pay off.
Can you imagine a world where absolutely everything gets done? Where your business deadlines are met every time, and your staff are not only productive, but happy? It’s not as far fetched as it might seem. There are lots of things you can likely do to make your business more productive, and below, we’re going […]
When running a small business the issue of recycling and waste management is bound to come up at some point. From photocopier paper to kitchen wastage, you may be keen to do your environmental bit but can be concerned about the costs that will inevitably be involved.
Making your customers feel welcome should always be one of your first business priorities. If your customers don’t feel welcome when they come to your store then you can’t expect them to be loyal to your brand, and this can cause you major problems in the future.
Toxic people are an unavoidable part of reality and we have no choice but to deal with it. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to subject yourself to their poison. More importantly, you most certainly mustn’t subject your business to them. Listen to Harvard researchers who determined that toxic employees bring your bottom line […]
You’re an aspiring entrepreneur, with products and services you know could take the world by storm, if given the chance. You’re always on the lookout for new ideas, or new investors, or new opportunities to collaborate, to make sure your name gets out there.
Whether you’ve interviewed a hundred times or you’re a relative newbie to the world of hiring, making the right recruitment choice can seem like a minefield. Hire the wrong candidate and you’ve landed yourself with an employee who might well end up wasting money as well as time as you seek to terminate the contract.
Taking on government contracts is a great way for businesses to get regular income because the government is always investing a lot of money in the economy. Government contracts tend to go to larger companies so a lot of small businesses don’t even consider it, but if you go about it in the right way, […]
The things to look for when hiring employees for a startup are a bit different compared to when you are hiring for a long-established company. Startup failure statistics are discouraging and a large part of those businesses fell through exactly because they didn’t have the right team (CBInsights). Now, I’ve made this topic far more […]