If your business is still brand new then it can be hard to settle into the industry. You’re probably an entrepreneur with raw passion and determination to succeed in the business world, and you’ve likely hired a small team of equally as determined individuals to help make that a reality. Of course, you’re swimming in a sea of like-minded businesses; standing out requires not just intelligence and passion but a willingness to break the rules and push past what your competitors are doing. Here are some tips on making your small business even more productive and successful than it may or may not already be.
All business owners need to work hard to ensure that their employees are safe at all times. Today, I’m going to highlight four golden rules you’ll need to consider. Failure to take health and safety seriously in the workplace could have drastic consequences for your business. One example of this is that injured workers can make a compensation claim of some kind. Depending on where you live this can involve court cases, investigations and / or fines. That would mean you’d have to find the money for expensive legal fees if you have to go to court or end up having to pay fines. You might also have to take your focus away from the growth of your company. So, it’s sensible to try to avoid them as much as possible by using some (or all) of the advice below.
Book Title: Back Pocket Coach: 33 Effective Communication Strategies for Work & Life
Authors: Diane Brennan and Alexandra Ross
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 104 pages
Genre: Communication, Self-help
Publisher: New View Press
Release date: January 2017
Tour dates: June 5 to 16, 2017
Content Rating: G
Have you ever been in a situation that was emotionally charged and the stakes were high? And it was difficult to find the right words? Back Pocket Coach provides 33 power-packed communication strategies to support you in creating satisfying conversations that result in good outcomes for you and others. These just-in-time strategies will help you move through conversations masterfully –whether you’re engaging with one person or a team of people.
Dealing with surprises is a part of life. Sometimes they are fun and a demonstration of how much those around you care about you, like a party. Other times, they can be rather tragic and stressful.
Some surprises, especially in business, can be just inconvenient though. To keep your business running all the time takes a lot of patience, hard work, and dedication, and that is when things are going your way. If something goes awry, you have to be prepared and be willing to respond dynamically to the problem. This sort of versatility is what allows businesses to weather the storms of the often tumultuous world of business.
In this post, we’re going to talk about something that tends to go unnoticed by a lot of small or new business owners. As the title suggests, the topic is speed. Specifically, why is it so important in business?
For starters, speed refers to how quickly your business does things. It refers to the speed with which you reply to customer service queries, carry out services, ship out products, and so on. A lot of people believe that speed doesn’t matter that much and that as long as you produce things of a high quality – that’s all that matters.
The recruitment process isn’t quick, it isn’t cheap, and it isn’t simple. When we hire an employee, we have certain expectations and hopes that they will turn out to be a high-performing, engaged employee. We want them to be productive and surpass expectations but, unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, your employees let you down and you need to consider letting them go.
Dismissing staff is a task nobody looks forward to, but if you have tried all you can to manage your employee’s underperformance, it might be time to sever ties. Failing to do so will ultimately hurt your company’s bottom line and affect the reputation of your business.
If you’re uncertain as to whether or not your employee’s performance is below standard, take time to consider the red flags below.
As with any other thing, there are pros and cons to being the boss. While a lot of people think it is a glamorous position, more people are aware of how much stress such position can bring to an individual. This may be accurate in a different perspective, yet a recent study from Stanford University researchers has proved that there is actually less stress on leaders on higher positions than their subordinates. Come to think of it: the senior manager actually faces more stress than the CEO.