When you are a leader in a business, you want to do the best by your employees as much as you want to do your best by your business in general. Some people go to work every day and hate the job they have and the boss they have - and you don't want people to feel that way when they come to work for you - right? There is no rule that says you have to be a horrible boss. Just because you are in a position of power doesn't mean that you have to take that [power and make people fear you. Bullying isn't cool, and most people who leave their jobs don't do it because they dislike the work - they do it because they dislike the boss they have. If you can ensure that people are happy and feel respected and appreciated in their role, you’re going to have an extremely loyal workforce who want to … [Read more...] about Eight Ways To Be A Great Boss
When you’ve spent time in one place with your business, it can be hard to then move onto new premises. There are many reasons a business needs to be relocated. For some, it’s because they are in need of more space, for others, it’s a chance to work abroad in a new location where the customers are. It doesn't really matter why you’re moving: the point is, your business needs to be properly relocated so that you don't lose money and you don't lose customers. You have to plan an office move to perfection. Whether you do it yourself or you use a service like Shiply, it’s up to you. You need to do whatever it takes to reduce the cost and the stress of a move, while also avoiding business interruption and loss of revenue. You want this to be a successful relocation, so let’s take a look at … [Read more...] about It’s Time To Move On: Here’s How To Move Your Business
When you first start up your own business, chances are you take on the majority of the work associated with the business yourself. This is understandable. You’re still finding your feet, you probably have a limited budget and you probably have limited time to find helping hands. But as time progresses and your business begins to better establish itself and become more stable, you are going to need to bring in help from others to keep everything up and running. One person can only do so much and specialise in so many areas. Many hands make light work and will ensure each job in your company is completed to the best standard possible. But many small business owners don’t know where to start when it comes to looking for help. The following guide should introduce you to the basics of … [Read more...] about Taking On The Staff You Need
Being a startup might not be a title that you want to hold. A startup is usually viewed by other people as a small business trying to get somewhere in the business world. It's impossible for a startup to have a reputation good enough that people trust it more than the other brands that they already know and love, which is why it's so hard to cross that border. But with the right business idea and the right attitude towards business, you might not have to be a startup for as long as you think, you can transition to a successful small business. Plus, it all depends on what your views are of a big brand. It might be ones people know and love, like Netflix or Apple, but realistically there are so many small, big businesses that people don't truly understand how big the scale of them is because … [Read more...] about Cross The Startup Border!
In the first five years of launching a new business, more of those businesses fail than succeed. There are many reasons for this, with a lack of planning being one of the leading causes of business failure. When a business is starting to show signs of failure, the immediate response is often to start slashing costs, but that can lead to a drop in standards too. The key to breathing new life into your stale business is not to start making immediate changes, but to look for ways to get that jolt of energy back that you may be lacking due to the stress of business management. Here are steps to take that may just transform your potential to still be trading five years from now. A Complete Overhaul If you have realized that there were some serious mistakes made in the early days of your … [Read more...] about How to breathe new life into your stale business
Starting up a side business is an increasingly popular idea for many people, especially since it's now so easy to achieve business goals from home or remotely. If you're planning on starting your own side business, here is a checklist to get you started. Plan Your Hours of Work If you're starting a side business around a full-time job, then you need to best plan how you're going to work your second job without it affecting the first. This may take a large amount of compromises when it comes to your free personal time, so it's a good idea to also speak to your friends and family if it's going to significantly affect how much free time you have. It's also important to understand how you personally best work. Is it going to be more productive for you to work on your side … [Read more...] about A Checklist for Starting Your Own Side Business