Getting your business operations to run smoothly can be a substantial challenge. While your overall vision might be comprehensive, the devil is always in the details. When it comes to operationalizing your business, strategy can only get you so far. You need experience and "know-how" to get it running smoothly and predictably at the grassroots level. So what kind of things can you do to make your operations more reliable and predictable? Check out these little tricks. Learn To Delegate As a business leader, you know a lot about your enterprise's needs, but you don't know everything. No CEO or executive does. Nor should you expect yourself to. Delegation is the best strategy for decentralizing your business, gaining more operational control. Things in the real world don't … [Read more...] about Little Tricks You Can Use To Make Your Business Operations Run More Smoothly
You are an excellent electrician. Solid work and good customer service are a matter of course for you and you are passionate about what you do. You have managed to establish your company on the market for over two, three, or even five years. If you have been in business for more than seven years, you are even more successful than 40 percent of all company start-ups. The problem: Good service, experience, and passion alone will not help you to further increase your sales. So what should you do to make sure you are dispatching field service technicians all day every day? Marketing For Electricians - Why Is It Necessary? Electricians, electronics, and electrical engineers prepare us for the world of tomorrow. As the link between energy suppliers, technology manufacturers, and consumers, the … [Read more...] about Field Connect – Why Electricians Needs to Go Digital
You’re an ambitious entrepreneur. You have a small business… but you also have big dreams. And you don’t expect your small business to remain small forever. Indeed, you have your sights set on nothing short of global domination in your chosen sector. And while your ambition is certainly laudable, there’s a good argument to be made for keeping a small business small. Small businesses generally have fewer overheads, less prospective cash flow trouble, the potential for less stressful working days and the propensity to build happy, rewarding relationships with your clientele. As grand as your ambitions may be, there’s absolutely no shame in choosing to be the best small business that you can be rather than courting risk by chasing growth. Still, if you’re certain that taking your … [Read more...] about Is Business Growth a Blessing or a Curse?
Let’s face it, we all want to be financially stable, and the sooner we can do it the better. After all, it is never too early to get your finances in order for the future – you will thank yourself later! You may have picked up bad spending habits or have accrued debt, but once you acknowledge it you can get it sorted. As long as you are aware of the issues you can commit to putting them right and rectify old habits to stop them from happening again. Here are five simple ways to put yourself in the best financial position for the future… Set a budget for yourself and stick to it - The first bit to getting your finances on track is always the hardest, so start by putting together a spreadsheet of all your finances. This should include the amounts you have in any accounts, any debts you … [Read more...] about Five Ways To Put Yourself In The Best Financial Position For The Future
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