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.
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When I was in my late twenty’s, I had a horrible experience buying into a popular franchise concept. I am a lover of all things business and have been self-employed most of my adult life. After my sour franchise experience, I have investigated hundreds of franchises trying to find just the right thing. At this point I consider myself a franchise investigation pro. Here are the questions you need to know to ask in order to properly vet a franchise.