Creativity is very important in any organization. It leads to innovation. For any organization to grow, it is important that it innovates. This can be achieved through employees' creativity and other stakeholders’ inputs. It is important to hold team meetings outside the normal working environment. During meetings, important notes should be clearly demonstrated for team members to see and discuss. You may use a wall painted in dry erase wall paint for demonstration purposes. Here, we are going to discuss 5 tools that can help enhance creativity in team meetings. This can greatly help your organization improve on operations. Consequently, productivity will be enhanced. These are the tools: Ensure brainstorming sessions are effective Well, if you create an environment where all … [Read more...] about 5 Tools to help enhance creativity in team meetings
If you’ve ever sat at a restaurant table and thought that you could cook a better dish than what you’ve just received, you might have been daydreaming about opening a restaurant. After all, don’t they say that if your work is your hobby, then you’ll never be bored? So, quite naturally, for someone who enjoys cooking and who is used to receive the compliments of their friends and relatives, owning a restaurant can seem like a natural progression. It’s the kind of things people say as praise when they’ve enjoyed the food: “Why don’t you open a restaurant?” And finally, after hearing the comment for so long, you’ve decided that maybe, owning your restaurant could be a valuable and enjoyable business life. After all, everybody likes your cooking, so it can’t be much harder to prepare delicious … [Read more...] about Love Cooking? Why Not Open Your Restaurant?
Not too long ago, starting up a business entailed a whole different scenario to what you can expect today. You’d choose a product to specialise in, open up a small store, see how things went and expand if there was high customer demand. But now, there’s a whole lot more competition out there. Why? Well, setting up a business is (in theory) a much easier affair thanks to the web. It seems like almost anyone can set up a store with a few clicks of their mouse. But to succeed in online business is pretty difficult. The majority of online businesses fail within their first year, and there are very few that make profits for more than five years. So, how do you get your online business up and running on the best foot possible? Here are a few things that you really need to consider in … [Read more...] about Getting Your Online Business Off the Ground
If you are trying to use social media to market your business, but find that it doesn’t seem to be working for you, it is quite possible that there are some mistakes that you are making without realising. Most companies are not using social media effectively as part of their overall marketing strategy, but if you can unlock the secrets, you could easily find that you give yourself the advantage ahead of your competitors. Here, we will discuss a few of the most common social media marketing mistakes and how you can avoid falling into these traps yourself. Believing it Doesn’t Work If you believe social media doesn’t work, you have already lost the battle before you have even gotten started. Many business owners think that social media is something that is only used by young people or … [Read more...] about Social Media Marketing Mistakes and How To Avoid Them
Every year, hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs embark on a quest to launch their own startup business. Yet every year, hundred of thousands of these startups fail. In fact, it is estimated that 90 percent of startups fail. Making sure you’re not in this 90 percent often has little to do with your product or service itself. Instead, it often has a lot to do with how you market your business as a whole. A big piece of successful marketing involves making your business look professional, as this helps you establish trust with consumers. But how do you do this when you’re just starting out? Read on to learn five ways to make your startup look more professional. 1. Set up an Awesome Website No matter what industry you’re in, a responsive, well-designed website is key to making … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Make Your Startup Look Professional
In years gone by, recruiting new employees was a pretty straightforward process and one that involved very little by way of checks. However, things have changed radically over the years and these days employers have to be stringent about carrying out the right checks when it comes to taking on new employees. For job roles in certain high responsibility positions, carrying out the necessary checks is vital as otherwise it could pose a risk to the individual or to other people such as other staff members, customers, and clients. This is why you now have to ensure that you are thorough when it comes to looking into the background of a potential employer. This could include anything from a sex offender search through to a credit history search. Simple solutions to carrying out … [Read more...] about How to Check on the Background of Job Applicants