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.
Many a startup entrepreneur is also a parent. However, when we talk about business and parenting, it is not easy to keep everyone satisfied. That's because these two areas of life can both be overwhelming and demanding. If you're both a startup entrepreneur and a parent, you might be looking for advice that can help you to balance these responsibilities. We hope this post helps you to simplify your life.
With a little bit of discipline and planning, a career of working remotely as a freelancer can provide you with the chance to see the world. Setting this up will take some time while you get your bearings straight, but the payoff will be well worth it. Here’s how to get it done.
You rarely find something of great quality that’s also cheap. The same principle applies to hiring a workforce. While hiring trained professionals might a little too pricey for you, a good alternative would be hiring people and training them yourself. There are more ways to train personnel, however, than just sending them off to school. Online training is becoming a very popular solution, thanks to the advantages it offers.
Accidents are among the worst things that can happen at your workplace. Things can be even worse if you are running a workplace that is especially dangerous. For example, if the work space you are running is in a warehouse, the likelihood of a workplace injury is higher than if you were running an office. That’s why it’s important to follow some business safety tips. Whenever there's an accident in the workplace, there are indirect and direct costs to your business. Keep reading to educate yourself about these costs.
Neglecting our health on the road to success is like throwing money down the drain and expecting to get rich. It just isn’t going to happen. Forgoing proper diet and sleep in the name of grinding out one more hour is a recipe for disaster, often because doing so makes you crash into a wall a lot sooner. However, there is one way to make sure we’re performing at our prime optimum levels, though, and that is through exercising. Here are 7 ways everyone (especially entrepreneurs) will benefit from regular exercise.
Timesheets can be a manager’s worst nightmare but they don’t have to be. There are ways to make timesheet management more efficient and payroll duties much easier. Here are a few simple rules for efficient office timesheet management and time tracking.
Successful entrepreneurs are not like everyone else. They do things differently than most people and therefore they get different results. While they all have different business interests and ideas, many share similar daily habits. Here we offer just a few of them.
When you decide to become an entrepreneur and run your own business for a living, probably one of the furthest things from your mind is a having a mentor. Understandably, you're excited about starting your new journey, getting to take charge, going out there and doing something on your own. However, while you may have a great idea, there’s a lot of risk involved with trying to build a brand and company if you have little past experience. Here are some of the best reasons to invest in business mentorship as a new entrepreneur.
Making sure your employees are doing what you're paying them to do can be a problem. Of course you hire the very best people you can find. And then you hope they will comply with your company's guidelines. However, you can't watch their every keystroke to ensure their compliance. Or can you? Interested? Read on.
It is no secret that a large business begins with a small one. Automating business processes is the first step to making a small business bigger. If human beings must perform all of a business's processes, business growth can slow or stop altogether. A CRM system (Customer Relationship Management) is a technology designed to help businesses manage their interactions with current and potential customers. A CRM system will help your business to increase sales, optimize marketing activities and improve customer service. It will store all your customer data and the history of your customer interactions. It will also set and enhance business processes and analyze the results, saving resources for further business development. However, many small business owners still doubt their business requires a CRM system.
Whether you’re a small start-up or an experienced business with multiple departments and hundreds of employees, training your workforce isn’t a simple task. Keeping your workforce fully trained and educated in all aspects of their job and industry can often be a time-consuming and costly affair. But with E-learning, it doesn't have to be.
The right employee time-tracking software can help you increase the productivity and profitability of your business. Plus, it’s an excellent way to cut unnecessary expenses. Here are just a few of the benefits of having time-tracking software for your small business.
While you’re working to get your business off the ground, you might need to work for others and build your business in your spare time. If that’s the case for you, you will want to make yourself more valuable to employers. Here, we discuss 3 ways to do that.