Many companies take their staff on team-building retreats or engage in other activities. These activities are designed to bring staff closer together and create a cohesive environment. Business leaders should know that teams don’t just happen. They require work to become a functioning unit. Here are a few reasons team why building activities should play a central role in your business.Continue reading “5 Reasons why Team Building Activities are Important”
Have you made the decision that it’s time to have a professional security system installed in your office? Perhaps you have been the unfortunate victim of a theft, or maybe you’ve just become more aware of the stats and the fact that your business is at risk of a break-in. Then again, maybe you’re just interested in creating a safer and more secure environment for your employees and customers.Continue reading “What to Look for When Shopping for a Security System for Your Office”
Organising any event or activity can be resource intensive, between chasing up attendees to arranging for a large group of people to move between locations or break for lunch, there’s always something to be checked, caught up on and maintained to ensure your corporate event goes off without a hitch.
Business meetings can often be a drag; someone is droning on about growth and profit, there’s an accountant snoozing in the background, and someone always has a cell phone that goes off in the middle of the presentation.Continue reading “How To Have Better Business Meetings”
Success lies in learning and moving on from mistakes and problems smarter. But as we can all attest: getting over a slump is as hard as waking up when your work is no longer satisfying. Incidentally, hitting a slump is responsible for “not feeling like it anymore,” sounds familiar, right? It happens to the best of us. We go through moments when we lose our mojo. We no longer feel fired up. Our performance slows down, and we become inefficient and ineffective. It is natural, our comfort and safe zones turn into painful ruts, and even that secure job may become boring.Continue reading “Winning Over Slumps and Getting Back on Track”
As a business or brand in a competitive market, what can you do to set yourself apart from your competitors and make consumers choose you every time?; be it for a first time purchase or for repeated purchases. Every successful business recognises the importance of healthy, long-lasting customer relationships, of not only converting prospects to customers but turning those customers into strong advocates.
In a market where famous brands rule, a start-up can have quite the difficult time attracting the attention of the average citizen. While it is a challenge, it is not impossible- all large brands started somewhere. It is also worthy to acknowledge that the small business will not have an extravagant marketing and advertising budget. There are however plenty of free- or inexpensive- ways to have people paying attention to your brand.
Work management skills are a unique beast. Every situation is going to be a little bit different, and it is up to low-level, mid-level, and high-level managers to figure out how to organize all of the personalities in their organizations into a high-functioning machine.Continue reading “4 Ways That People Manage Themselves Or Their Employees At Work”
Cutting down on cost is imperative for businesses big and small. A business needs to be profitable. You do need to spend money to be able to earn money. Unless you cut down cost your profit margins will remain low. Without compromising the quality of your work or product, you can cut down on costs.
Remote work is gaining popularity as more people around the world continue to launch their own businesses. As a result, several studies have been conducted to learn more about its effectiveness. According to a State of Workplace Productivity Report, 65% of surveyed full-time employees believed remote work would allow them to be more productive. Another study published by ConnectSolutions found that remote workers worked more efficiently and were 52% less likely to request time off. Furthermore, they were happier, healthier, and less stressed than office-based employees.
Looking after your staff involves more than just taking care of the practical elements such as pay, tax, facilities, and equipment. To have a happy workforce, you need to consider the mental wellbeing of your staff, and that means making a conscious effort to ensure the working environment gives them what they need in terms of stimulation, responsibility, enjoyment, and a pleasant atmosphere. It might sound like a lot of extra work that you could do without as a small business owner. However, investing in your staff is essential if you wish to succeed with your business. Continue reading “Creating a Happy Working Environment”
Take advantage of promotional gifts as a marketing strategy. It must be recognised, as customers we love promotional gifts. Recently in the supermarket, I bought a pack of 2 deodorants simply because they came with a wireless speaker that is waterproof (ideal for listening to music in the shower). Continue reading “5 Marketing Tips for Promotional Gifts”