We go to the gym to strengthen our bodies. As we stretch our muscles to their max, they tear, stretch, and heal. This makes them even stronger than they were before. Moreover, without this essential exercise, muscles will stay stagnant or even atrophy from lack of use. Similarly, you can work on your business to make your startup stronger.
A big company doesn’t have to be an inflexible dinosaur. Nor does it have to be slow to adapt to a rapidly changing world. On the contrary, it can restore many of the lean business practices and nimble abilities it enjoyed when it was a smaller business.
Nearly 3.5 billion people watched the World Cup games this year. In terms of revenue, one of the biggest winners, of course, was FIFA. That organization came in with a $6.5 billion win in projected revenue for the 2015-2018 cycle. The soccer club Manchester United raked in $4.1 billion. There were other big winners, too, including television broadcasters. But did your small business win or lose as a result of this year’s World Cup games?
An office isn’t just an office; think of it more as a sacred space for unleashing your creative genius. When your work space is correct, inspiration comes easily and productivity soars. Here’s some advice for creating the perfect spot to do your best work.
Is your off-the-shelf software holding back your company’s growth? Many enterprises don’t even realize this until the problem has gotten out of hand. In most cases, it all stems from the reluctance to invest money upfront for custom software. But if you want to fuel the growth of your business, it’s time to rethink your approach. Now is the time to determine whether you should finally abandon the off-the-shelf tool you’ve been using.
If you want to have a successful business, you need to make sure that office productivity remains high. One of the best ways to do this is to eliminate tedium as much as you can. Of course, it’s not always possible to avoid those factors that diminish employees’ motivation. Even if you would like to, you cannot afford to allow your business to go down the wrong path. Nonetheless, there are some simple things you can do to make your employees happier and boost productivity at the same time.
LinkedIn is the most business-friendly social media platform out there, full stop. If you’re not investing in your company’s LinkedIn presence, you’re essentially leaving money on the table. A lively, attractive LinkedIn company page is just one facet of a holistic LinkedIn marketing plan. But it’s a pretty important one. Here’s how to shape up your “meh” company page and achieve a degree of engagement that you never imagined possible.
Smartphones are getting better and better at taking photographs. However, if you want the pictures you take with your smartphone to really stand out, you owe it to yourself to check out InPixio Photo Clip. Whether you’re taking pictures for business marketing purposes or for personal use, nearly every photograph you take could use a little touch up. That’s where InPixio Photo Clip comes to the rescue. A simple app that works well on both Mac and PC, this software can make your pictures look a whole lot better. What’s more, it is simple and easy to use.
Your business is doing well. It’s doing so well, in fact, that you have decided you need help. Maybe what you need, in fact, is a virtual assistant. Hiring a virtual assistant could free you to spend more time on your business. You might find that you enjoy the flexibility of having help available when you need it, without having to support a full-time salary when business is slow.
Sometimes you wonder if your small business would benefit from having its own web application. You know that every day, more and more people search first on their phones for whatever they want to buy. And you think that maybe an app for your business could bring more of that market share your way. However, all you can see are the many obstacles between you and having an app of your own. The cost and the hassle, just for starters. But there are solutions. And in this post, we tell you what those solutions are. So read on if you want to be able to tell your customers, “There’s an app for that!”
The theoretical rule of thumb for office hours until recently was “nine to five with an hour for lunch.” Unfortunately, in practice, this guideline was flexible only in that it led to more extended office hours and fewer lunch breaks. This in turn led to increased commuting times for employees and leave days not taken, accumulating year on year.
Education is a fundamental part of the growth and development of every human being. What’s more, while this is a cliché, it’s no less true: Knowledge is power. And these days, you can acquire a good education by taking advantage of online learning. No longer must you attend lectures in person. For example, with online learning you can easily educate yourself about just about any topic you might desire. You might want to learn more about marketing your business, for instance. You can do that with online learning. Here, we review some of the advantages and disadvantages of online learning.
When it comes to small business HR software, payroll management software is among the most crucial. In a world full of software options and technology threats, keeping your payroll software updated can seem like a drag. But it’s crucial to keep updating your software and opting for the most efficient option.
In this post, we will identify the top five challenges for both small and large businesses when it comes to running payroll. Then we will walk through some tactics to mitigate or even eliminate the stress.
Outsourcing customer service makes sense for small as well as large businesses. Such a strategy can go a long way in helping you save time and money. However, it’s essential to choose the outsourcing right agency. Only in this way will you be able to count on superb personalized customer care around the clock, every day of the week. This is important, as you know, because your customers are the backbone of your business. They determine its success or failure. Therefore, you should always invest in providing great customer service.
Are you planning to open a business in 2018 or buy an existing one? If so, you’re going to need a support team. In other words, you’ll want to surround yourself with the best people possible. So start thinking now about the people you need on board to help you grow your business quickly. Identify people who can help you avoid mistakes and generate as much profit as possible. Read on for suggestions about essential members of your support team. Find out more about who you should be searching for.
Are you a mobile entrepreneur? In other words, does the business you own require you to spend a lot of time in your car? Perhaps you spend your days zipping around town, providing service to clients or attending one meeting after another. Or maybe you’re a traveling photographer or journalist, or you have a mobile retail store. Regardless of the nature of your mobile business, we thought you might appreciate the following tips we’ve picked up from other mobile entrepreneurs.
When you own a business, you need to make certain investments so that your business can be as successful as possible. That’s because investing in the right tools can make running your business easier. With the right tools, for instance, you can ensure that you’re tracking everything properly. However, when they’re first starting out as a business owner, many people don’t know which tools are worth investing in and which they should avoid. Here are five smart choices.
A warehouse that isn’t accessible is an inefficient warehouse. And inefficiency leads to lost money. According to research by Intermec, unproductive workflows in small- to medium-sized warehouses lead companies to lose an incredible 3,000 work hours per year. In any business, time is money. If your transport vehicles aren’t accessing your facility with ease, then you’re losing both every day. Here are some foolproof ways to improve your warehouse design so that it is more easily accessible.
How important to you is a productive workday in your business? Nobody can deny that a successful business can be traced back to hardworking and productive employees. It’s also true that nobody can deny that people feel more inclined to work harder when they feel valued and happy. Here we discuss several ways for encouraging productivity by making employees happier and improving their health.