It’s a fallacy that the business with the greatest amount of resources always outperforms the business with fewer resources. While it helps to have resources on hand, it’s not necessary. What’s important is that you leverage the resources you do have. In other words, you need to learn to focus on doing more with less. In most cases, learning to maximize business resources sparks greater innovation. It will help you find new opportunities that you otherwise wouldn’t have stumbled upon.
When it comes to running your team smoothly, it’s important to simplify teamwork as much as possible. This is true whether your business is all online and your team’s remotely located across the world, or you’re a brick-and-mortar store with everyone based in one office. Luckily, there are some great apps out there that make the task of simplifying teamwork way less of a chore. So if you want to learn about how you can make your teamwork more efficient, here are some great apps.
There’s no reason business travel shouldn’t be fun. If traveling for work is unavoidable, why not do everything in your power to ensure that you actually look forward to it, rather than dread it? You might never learn to love unexpected flight delays, traffic in unfamiliar cities, or long security lines, but at least you’ll enjoy the ride.
For many professionals in the modern age, maintaining steady productivity levels can be something of a challenge. Mundane repetitive tasks, endless distractions, a lack of sleep, and generally less than optimal physical health can all contribute to days of underachievement. So what can we do to start taking back control of our days and increase our flagging productivity? Thankfully, there are tips which we can all benefit from.
When people hear the phrase “grow your business,” they often think that physical expansion is an essential part of that growth. It’s true that expanding into larger office spaces or opening additional locations may be essential at some point in your business’s growth. However, those things aren’t necessary at every stage. In fact, you may be looking for ways to grow your business without having to put a huge down payment on a new office space. If that’s the case, here are 3 suggestions for doing just that.
When you’re running an online business, there are a few mistakes you must avoid, whether you’re a rookie or an expert. However, the subject of this article is a mistake that many online entrepreneurs make, even if they’ve been around a while. And what is that mistake? It is a failure to follow up with customers who placed an item in the cart but didn’t complete the purchase.
Many people think that education ends as soon as they’ve graduated from school. However, nothing could be further from the truth. If you want to stay ahead of the curve in our mercilessly competitive world, you need to continuously seek new knowledge and refine your craft. As it so happens, modern technology offers plenty of opportunities for expanding your horizons. That’s one of the many reasons why online learning has become so popular. Read on for more.
Almost every successful joint effort throughout history has been spearheaded by the actions of a leader. It stands to reason that if you expect your company to be successful, it is essential that you develop your business leadership skills.
Have you ever imagined yourself having a full-time freelancing career? Or maybe you are looking for a little extra cash on the side. No matter what your reason is, being a freelancer has its rewards. However, it also has some serious challenges. The thing with freelancing, though, is it will only reward you based on the amount of effort you put in. To help you get started with your freelancing, we’ve come up with a few tips on how to be successful as a freelancer.
Internet safety is more important now than ever. And if you want to keep your business running smoothly, you’ll take note of recent discoveries about major website vulnerabilities. And what are these website vulnerabilities? They are serious flaws in some of the world’s most popular software, including Intel and Google Chrome. Dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” these flaws could potentially be extremely damaging. That’s because, by exploiting them hackers can steal data and sensitive information from both individuals and businesses. In this article we look into these website vulnerabilities so that you can take steps to reduce your risks.
Americans are increasingly working from home. More sophisticated communications technology and greater acceptance from mainstream workplaces make this possible. Last year, more than 43 percent of American professionals reported spending at least some time working from home. That number is expected to rise continuously over the next several years. If you’re currently in a traditional work environment, or if you’re working from home only part of the time, this could be the year you fully transition to remote work. If it is, you have a critical opportunity on your hands. You could move, and now is the perfect time to do it.
When you start a new business, you’re often tasked with doing a majority of the work yourself. Therefore, sorting through your options for various pieces of software is likely low on your list of priorities. However, there are many types of software that can make things easier for you. What’s more, they will also be beneficial to your business. This is true not only in your company’s starting phase, but as it continues to grow. Here are 3 pieces of software to consider.
Productivity precedes profit. Thus, every business manager needs to improve productivity and keep their employees productive. Some create lavish break rooms equipped with game consoles, snacks, and cold drinks. Others resort to scrutinizing behavior and applying constant pressure. However, there are cheaper and friendlier ways to improve your employees’ day-to-day productivity. Chief among these is time tracking. In this post, you’ll learn how you can track employees’ time without insulting them. At the same time, we discuss ways of motivating your workers to achieve greater efficiency.
Just as important as choosing great employees is the ability to lure them into the fold. And, once employed, small business owners must then find a way to keep their best employees at the company for as long as possible. This is not an easy task. Other companies will likely try to poach star employees away. What’s more, salary and benefits occasionally might not be enough. That’s why small business owners are always looking for different perks to ensure that their staff is the best it can possibly be.
The onboarding process is equal parts paperwork and making a good first impression. In addition, plenty of policy-reading and some training exercises are thrown in for good measure. To make the most of a new co-worker’s first days, you need to maximize the parts that benefit the office and minimize the time used to sign and date. Bringing the office into the 21st century helps, in no small part because it updates office culture and emphasizes the fun side of the workplace.
If you expect to run a successful business, you probably can’t do it alone. Employees who love the company and want to work hard for its greater good are not only desirable, they’re essential. The question for you is: Are you building strong, healthy relationships with your employees? Or is it more likely they regard you as just someone they report to?
There are many costs to being an entrepreneur, and some of them are hidden costs. The SBA estimates the average cost of starting a business to be around $30,000. No matter what type of business you start, you’ll need to invest hours in its creation and development. These costs alone are enough to intimidate prospective entrepreneurs from ever following through on their ideas. However, they don’t paint the entire picture of entrepreneurship. There are also hidden costs to being the founder and director of your own enterprise. You’ll need to be prepared for them as well.
Customer service is tough. However, every business owner knows that excellent customer service is essential to their business success. And customer service that’s delivered with a smile can work wonders. What’s more, smiling will make your life richer and healthier. This will in turn make you more likable to bosses, co-workers and clients. All of this will be extremely beneficial to your career, whether you’re a business owner trying to get a foothold or an employee just starting out in customer service.
The only way a small business can be successful is by maximizing productivity. The problem with that is that as your small business grows, you will have to hire on more employees to lighten the workload. And the more employees you have to manage, the harder it will be to keep track of productivity levels. Here are just some of the most common small business productivity mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.