Category Archives: Strategy

3 Ways To Increase Your Chances of Getting A Raise

In the business world, it’s common for people to feel like their loyalty and work for a company should be adequately compensated. However, feeling like you should get a raise and actually securing that raise are two very different things. In our culture, talking about money can be very taboo, even in a professional setting. Knowing this, most people want to come to the table well prepared for a positive exchange between this boss. So to help make this more likely, here are three ways to increase your chances of getting a raise. Continue reading 3 Ways To Increase Your Chances of Getting A Raise

5 Cost Cutting Ideas for Small Businesses

There are two ways to increase the revenue for your small business: increase sales or reduce expenses. Increasing sales is always challenging as it needs heaps of marketing budget. This is one reason why most small businesses prefer cutting cost whenever they want to increase revenue quickly. According to McKinsey Quarterly survey, 79% of businesses have cut costs in response to economic crisis. Continue reading 5 Cost Cutting Ideas for Small Businesses

Process Mapping Basics for Small Business Enterprises

When you think about business process mapping, the general impression is that it’s only applicable to large organisations. On the contrary, small business enterprises can benefit greatly from business process mapping concepts. The trick is to keep it simple and focus on the difficult details later on. This article aims to help you get through the hard part, how to get started. Continue reading Process Mapping Basics for Small Business Enterprises

How to Start a Home-Based Medical Billing and Coding Business

If you are thinking about starting a home-based business, one career you might want to explore is Medical Billing and Coding. While you will need to study to be certified in this career, the length of an online program is short in duration and codes are standardized so that you can draw clients from literally anywhere in the country. In other words, you are not limited to your own city or state.

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Why Your Employees Should Be Your First

Employee retention matters for several good reasons and is an important topic you should pay more attention to if you want to get ahead. It’s an aspect of business many owners forget about and fail to address, only for them to later regret letting their staff fall through the cracks when they either drift to their competitors. Continue reading Why Your Employees Should Be Your First

How to Maintain Good Relations with Remote Workers

Many businesses will rely on office workers to keep the daily running of their company smooth. Yet they will also need the help of their remote working team to get important tasks done each day. When you have remote workers making up your workforce, you need to ensure they feel valued and important within the business. This can be a difficult task when they live far away, often in other countries. Nevertheless, there are some key ways you can maintain good relations with your remote workers, which will see some immeasurable benefits to your business.

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High Street Retail Outlets: What Makes a Successful Shop in This Day and Age?

In today’s digital age, no industry has been hit quite as hard as the high street retail outlets. With online shopping being all the rage, it’s not difficult to see why more and more people are opting to use the Internet instead of going to their favourite stores. From clothing and accessories to electronic equipment, almost everything can be purchased via the World Wide Web with very little effort. Continue reading High Street Retail Outlets: What Makes a Successful Shop in This Day and Age?

10 Tips for Bootstrapping Your Business

You’ve no doubt read the post-mortems on many a failed startup. Bootstrapping a company in this economy can be brutal, and staying in business is just as challenging: even startups with billions on hand can fail.

How can you keep from becoming a statistic? Luck and economic circumstances will always play a part in the fortune of any business — but there are steps you can take to make the most of what you have. Continue reading 10 Tips for Bootstrapping Your Business

How to successfully apply for online job opportunities

You can carry out a lot of activities easily via the internet, and applying for an employment position is not an exception. Although this may seem like a convenient way to pursue your career goals, it may just not be the best idea. With little chances of actually getting considered for a job position, some people have discredited online job applications. Others have found the secret to applying for online jobs and are having a track record with getting employment online. Are there certain things that the latter know that the former do not? These are some quick tips on applying and getting online jobs.

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How to Manage Your Business Operations While You’re Away

We are human beings, we all need a vacation from our everyday chores, business, family, everything! Owning a business is like owning a child. It becomes impossible to leave it alone and go on a vacation or holiday. But everyone needs a physical and mental break so that when they come back after relaxing they have a new perspective to see life and full of energy to face the coming up challenges. Continue reading How to Manage Your Business Operations While You’re Away

Professionalism is a Must: 5 Things Entrepreneurs Must Do to Make a Good Impression

As an entrepreneur running a startup, making a good impression definitely plays an important role in facilitating the growth of the business. At the heart of this, professionalism forms the core attribute that a business must exhibit. Failure to properly convey this attribute in its service delivery almost certainly ruins its chances of surviving in the brutally competitive business world.
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3 Ways To Help Employees With Special Needs or Circumstances

As a business owner, it’s important that you follow all the rules and laws relating to proper hiring and employment practices. However, if you want to have a reputation as a company that truly takes care of their employees and become a dream employer for potential new hires, you should aim to go above and beyond when it comes to accommodating those with injuries, special needs, or unique circumstances. So to help you do this, here are three things you can do that will help your company better serve those who have special circumstances or additional needs. Continue reading 3 Ways To Help Employees With Special Needs or Circumstances

Keep Your Team Motivated With Friendly Competition

How motivated is your team? If you’re not sure, take a quick look around the office. Do people look bored and totally checked out? Does your team look unhappy around the office while they work?

Productivity levels are another key indicator of motivation. If productivity has been dropping or stalled off completely it’s a sign that employees aren’t very motivated to work.  Continue reading Keep Your Team Motivated With Friendly Competition

Hacks to help you get ahead in business

Everyone dreams of being successful and making it in the business world. You may even think that you could make it on the next season of the Apprentice; however, the reality could be slightly (or vastly!) different. Remember, if you want to get ahead in business then you won’t only be able to rely on your acute business acumen and mathematical skills, you will also need sound communications skills, a good ear and the ability to spot new trends before your competitors do. So, you feel like you are stuck in your current position and need a boost to help you get ahead, then these essential hacks will make sure that you can take the next step on your business career ladder.

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How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

‘I’ll try again next year,’ and other phrases characterize most of our attitudes towards New Year’s resolutions. By February, most of us are back to our previous year’s habits with a tinge of guilt that slowly fades as the year progresses. If you’re among said demographic, it’s not entirely your fault; we are creatures of habit, making change very hard. Continue reading How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

How to Protect Your Business and Ensure Growth

It matters not whether youre managing a startup, a medium-sized business or a business thats hitting the peaks in your market, there are always measures that can be taken to ensure steady growth is not destabilized in the rough seas of the business world. Many problems are pitfalls that businesses stumble awkwardly over are foreseeable and preventable, but they just require that bit more time and capital to prevent against. In this article, youll find some of the most important areas of your business to protect so that they are robust enough to endure when times get tough.
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How To Get Your Small Business Started

Getting your small company off the ground is an exciting time for any developer or founding business member, as there are plans to be made and you have a head full of ideas in how you’re going to make your venture happen and succeed. This is a nerve-wracking time since your small business might feel like an extension of yourself, and you have to share it with an audience. Starting your business can also be a time of worry and apprehension for the future, as you’ve invested your time, effort and money into getting it to where it currently is. However, with some guidance, you should be able to get your small business started and on its way to becoming successful and profitable.

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