Month: November 2019

  • Making Your Solo Business Feel More Professional

    Making Your Solo Business Feel More Professional

    If you run a business by yourself, some days it can feel like you’re bunking off. With nobody to watch over you and only you to set your workload and deadlines, you can start to feel detached from traditional ways of working and feel a little lost.

    By making your business more professional, you can soon help your business to feel like the real deal. Want to make your solo business feel more professional? Take a look at some of the ways you can make it happen. (more…)

  • Getting Creative With Brand Placement

    Getting Creative With Brand Placement

    We all know that one of the most important things about branding is that you need to place it well. Good placement of a brand means that more people are going to see it, and that for the most part they will be the right people. It will therefore have much more of the effect that it is supposed to have, and you will find that it actually takes much less work overall to make it effective. The more creative that you are with regards to your brand placement, the more likely it is that it will be effective, so let’s take a look at some of the more creative ways you can place your brand. (more…)

  • Getting It Right: Paying Your Staff Their Dues

    Getting It Right: Paying Your Staff Their Dues

    If there is a surefire way to lose staff, it is by not paying them what they deserve and what they have earned. Incorrect pay, or the unprofessional handling of this basic and fundamental employee right, will cause your staff to fear for their job security. It could cause severe financial implications for anyone if they are short paid, overtaxed, or get their money later than the agreed time. Many people have direct debits set up to cover rent or mortgage payments along with all of their household bills. Having their paycheck not go into their account when it is due to could cost them considerably if payments bounce and are rejected. 

    Nobody wants to work for a company that cannot get these simple things right. And, if your business is not paying attention to this basic administration function, then it will cost you considerably. Staff retention should be a massive area of concern. When you hire a new recruit, you will want them to stay with your company for a considerable amount of time. It costs you money to recruit them in the first place, and then by the time you invest time into training and developing them; to lose them over something as simple as getting their pay right is a costly mistake.  (more…)

  • 3 Tips For Starting Your Own Tutoring Business

    Tutoring is a huge industry right now, and if you’re looking for a new business venture, it could be a good route to go down. The job market is more competitive than ever and that means there is more pressure on kids to perform well at school, so tutoring businesses are doing very well right now.

    It’s a fairly easy business to get started and the overheads are relatively low, but you can charge a good hourly rate for tutoring sessions, which means that you stand to make a good profit in a relatively short space of time. If the idea of starting a tutoring business appeals to you, here are a few things that you need to think about. And if you’re interested in everything about starting a business, have a look at my Ultimate Guide To Business.

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  • Asking For Help: The Inner Confidence

    Asking For Help: The Inner Confidence

    We are in an age of self-improvement. While we are told that we need to improve our self-confidence and have numerous techniques at our disposal there is one sufficient to all that so many of us feel that we cannot do, for fear of looking weak. Asking for help is one of those things that we may feel to be a sign of weakness, or that we are betraying our ability somewhat. But when we avoid asking for help, we are doing ourselves a disservice. So, why should we ask for help? And what can we do to ensure that we build this skill up? (more…)

  • Here’s how You Could Become a Better Version of Yourself'

    Here’s how You Could Become a Better Version of Yourself

    If you believe that you are not reaching your true potential, then you will know how frustrating this can be. You might feel like you are just not able to achieve as much as you’d like, and this is having an impact on your personal life and your career too. There are ways for you to work around this however, especially if you make yourself aware of your own behaviour. (more…)

  • 4 Ways For Medical Businesses To Improve Cash Flow

    4 Ways For Medical Businesses To Improve Cash Flow

    When you are running a medical practice, it is easy to forget that it’s a business. It’s not the same as other businesses because you are providing care to your patients and that is your main priority. But you can only continue to provide that care if you are a functioning business that is making a profit. If you don’t treat your medical practice as a business, you will not last very long. One of the biggest problems that medical practices have is cash flow. Patients can’t always afford to pay their bills right away and you have a lot of expensive overheads to deal with, and that means that cash flow can be a big issue. If you don’t manage it properly, you will quickly run out of money and the business will fold. But there are some simple ways that you can manage your money more effectively. These are the best ways for medical practices to avoid cash flow issues.  (more…)

  • How to Run Your Business On The Go

    How to Run Your Business On The Go

    Running a business is ideal if you have an entrepreneurial spirit and a lot of energy. There are so many things you can do when you have self-motivation and if you understand what it takes to keep your finances afloat. 

    But when you are moving from job to job and always on the go, how can you continue to run your business? 

    If it takes strength of character to set up a business, it takes serious organizational skills to run it on the go! You need to make sure that you have the right equipment to do your job well and a few simple techniques will certainly help you manage your time.  (more…)

  • Working Your Business Around Your Baby - Yes, It's Possible

    Working Your Business Around Your Baby – Yes, It’s Possible

    Looking after a baby and a business at the same time might sound impossible to you right now, but there are many people out there who are doing it as we speak. In fact, people who can manage it will tell you that it is both exhausting and rewarding – you need to be organised, and there’s a lot of planning involved! If you don’t want to let your business stop you from having a baby, read on to figure out how you can make them work together.  (more…)

  • Easy Ways To Reduce Stress As You Run Your Business

    Easy Ways To Reduce Stress As You Run Your Business

    Running your business while you’re bogged down by stress is no fun at all. Feeling stressed as you go about your day to day business processes can have many negative effects on both your team and your business as a whole. Your attitude could slow the momentum of others. It could also lead you to make strange business decisions that don’t work or pay off in the long run. Stress actually stops us from thinking clearly, so it’s the worst thing for a business owner to have to deal with along with everything else. Below, we’ll take a look at easy ways to reduce stress as you run your business:  (more…)

  • How Do You Deal With A Boss Who’s Mistreating You?

    It’s a pretty inevitable fact of life that, at one point or another, most of us will come up against jobs that we really don’t like. Maybe the work is boring, maybe it’s a transitional job before you move onto a career you really want, or maybe you just don’t get along with your colleagues. These are all things that most of us can put up with to an extent. However, there’s one thing that has the potential to make your life utterly miserable and ruin even the best jobs. That is an employer who seems determined to make your life as difficult as possible. Whether they’re harassing you, trying to force you to work long hours, or taking advantage of their position, and an employer who’s willing to mistreat you is something that you should never be expected to put up with. With that in mind, here are some ways to deal with a boss who’s treating you unfairly. (more…)

  • 8 Things To Do To Improve Your Mental And Physical Well Being

    If you feel your mental and physical wellbeing taking a hit, then you should do something about it before you feel too far gone. If just one of them seems to be suffering, then it likely won’t be long until they both are. The mental and physical go hand in hand, so keeping them both on top form is a must. Below, you’ll find 8 things you can do to improve your mental and physical well being. Read on to get started… (more…)