It takes a very specific kind of person to be able to start and run their own business. You have to be disciplined, extremely driven, and willing to take risks that many people would shy away from. However, one thing that a lot of new business owners fail to realise is that there is more to running a business than just calling the shots. You've got to be able to lead the people in your business in the right direction at all times. However, that's not always easy. In fact, it can be one of the most challenging things that many business owners come up against. The dangers of poor leadership Just because you're the owner of a business doesn't mean that you're automatically going to be a great leader. Here are a few issues that can come from a lack of solid leadership in your … [Read more...] about Are You The Leader That Your Business Needs?
In 2015, three years after its inception, Microsoft Office 365 was boasting close to 50 million active users, and instantly became very popular with business owners for a number of reasons. Office 365 is a business management software that was launched in 2012 by Microsoft. It incorporates cloud computing with the traditional Microsoft Office tools, and has become an instant hit in the US. Here are some of the main benefits of Office 365 for small businesses. Guaranteed Service Delivery There is nothing that can put you out of business as quick as frequent interruptions in service delivery. But there are so many things that can go wrong if you’re running an in-house system. It could simply be persistent power blackouts in your office building, or it could be a major issue such as a … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Your Small Business Should Be Using Office 365
Business growth is attributed to the powerful strategy of a growth hacker, or to the efforts of the marketing team. However, there is only so much that the strategic approach can do. Attracting big clients and managing to keep them satisfied and loyal requires more human touch than marketing know-how. It’s about developing the right personal approach with each one of your clients and making it work for them. When it comes to deciding whether this is a task for the sales team or the marketing team, most companies are divided about who is responsible for what. However, in the end, it’s not a matter of which team is responsible for what action. It is about the entire business agreeing as one to go the extra mile for the sake of creating growth and retaining its customers. Every single … [Read more...] about Going The Extra Mile For The Big Sale
Promotional merchandise is often overlooked when it comes to brand awareness and boosting your business’ success. Items such as pens, notebooks, USBs, personalised tote bags and printed T-Shirts may not be something you’ve considered for your business, but you definitely should. The online digital marketing team is no doubt doing an excellent job, but what about the offline, more human part of business branding? In this article we’re going to take a look at a few of the different types of promotional merchandise available and when and where to use or offer them. A personalised T-Shirt will be well received at a networking event, but is it appropriate to hand one to your clients when they come into the office? That’s what we’re here to find out. So let’s delve head first into the wonderful … [Read more...] about How Promotional Merchandise Can Boost Your Business
The home is fast becoming one the best places to start a business. You get the chance to test it out, deliver your services, your brand identity, and your market with minimal costs. Most business owners, however, want their business to grow. If yours is growing, then at some point you have to consider whether your own home is the best place to keep growing it. But how do you know that moving into an office is the right step? Will the company sustain it? Out of all the startups that fail in their first two years, the majority do so because they were unable to scale properly. Some don’t do it when they have the opportunity and stagnate. Others, however, do it way too early. Make sure you’ve identified the evidence you’re ready to scale. Are you seeing enough return on investment to … [Read more...] about Is It Time To Make The Move Out Of The Home Office?
It can take years to find the right job. Some people are lucky enough to walk straight into their dream job almost immediately, but for most of us, it is a trial and error process. Many factors determine whether a job is right for you. In this article, we are going to examine some of them. Different Types of Job There are many different types of job, but in general, jobs can be defined as casual and permanent, career-based jobs. Casual jobs are the kind we take on during college, or when we need to earn some extra money. They could be anything from waiting tables, washing cars, or even dressing up as a giant hamburger and handing out leaflets to attract punters for a new fast-food restaurant on the edge of town. Casual Jobs Casual jobs are a rite of passage. They are a stepping … [Read more...] about Are You in the Right Job?