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.
It’s always hard getting off the starting line if you decide to become a freelancer. After all, unlike guaranteed work with a permanent 9 to 5 type position, it can be challenging to get a steady stream of work coming in to create a more stable income. And as one freelancer in a pool of thousands, it can be hard to compete to secure more work. It can potentially lead you to give up on their freelancing career before you even get started. However, there are some ways you can make a success of your new career. In fact, here are a few top things every freelancer needs to be successful.
Although many people train for years to be in a job they plan on being in for years and years, there’s no shame in going for a career change. People don’t stay the same. People develop and evolve. They get new interests, likes and dislikes, and all kinds of other things change about their life situation. Of course this means that getting a new job makes sense in many instances – you spend a large portion of your time there, so you need to do something that’s right for you at the time. Here are 3 signs you should look for to work out whether it’s time for a career change:
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.
Working from home is becoming more common, and it’s extremely popular because it affords workers more flexibility and enables them to achieve a better work-life balance. However, it isn’t all roses, and many work from home employees, freelancers, and sole traders find that they begin to feel lonely without the contact of colleagues during the working week.
Here are some of the things you can do if you’re a home-worker who’s currently suffering from weekday loneliness:
We live in a world that is continually moving toward a digital platform. Everywhere you go, there are smartphones, iPads, tablets, laptops and different methods of online communication. It’s to a point now, that if a business isn’t online, they’re not going to progress successfully. This isn’t because their business model or idea is a failure, but simply that customers now want the instant service. Customers look for products and services that they can access 24/7 from their smartphones. They don’t want to have to actually go out and find a company to work with, if they can access what they need instantly.
It’s become increasingly clear over the last decade that social media is not some kind of fad or trend that’s going to disappear anytime soon. Instead social media has fundamentally changed a lot of things about the way in which people interact with the world both on and offline. Because of this, there are few businesses out there who still don’t realise that social media is something that they need to adopt when it comes to marketing themselves. However, since it’s still a relatively new medium when compared to other forms of marketing, there are plenty of businesses who don’t seem to understand the full potential of social media as a new and exciting method of interacting with customers. They use it to post updates and adverts about their products sure, but they tend to ignore the thing that makes social media so interesting and valuable: the social aspect. Your ability to communicate directly with customers has the potential to completely change the dynamic between you and them. Here are a few things that you can do to really make the most of this exciting new marketing method.