A business can be made or broken by the people that work in it. In the vast majority of cases, your employees are the first people your customers are going to be dealing with directly, so it stands to reason that you want them to give off the absolute best first impression possible. You can have the best, most original product at a reasonable price, but if your customers are immediately put off when they go to deal with your employees you’re not going to get very far at all.
Operating in the small business area is not always easy! Owning a business is a challenging career and not one that everyone’s cut out for. You’re faced with juggling multiple tasks at once, making big decisions and ensuring your company succeeds. It’s no wonder you often feel overwhelmed and stressed out.
Starting a new business is an adventure that most don’t have the guts to do. It takes a lot of grit to push a business idea through to completion and then onto profit and you need to have a strong stomach to cope with the pitfalls of dealing in business.
Welcome to Season 1, Episode 6 of the Leadership Execution Podcast and thank you, everyone, for listening. In this episode, I’d like to share some thoughts on what makes me (you, us) special. I believe everyone is a special person and has a specific role and mission to life. These are some ideas on how to define that and what can we do to become more effective! Please, join the discussion!
Good record keeping is an essential part of running and owning a business. It can make it easier to manage money, check staff records, contain information on salaries or dividends, as well as enable you to keep track of all of your business expenses. Not to mention that it is a legal requirement to keep records for your business.
“The only thing I know is that I know nothing.” These words are a wonderful reminder that we are always learning and that we should always be striving to learn. The same principle should be applied to the way you run your business because there are always going to be areas you can improve on and things you can do a little differently; it is just matter of knowing this and being proactive off the back of it.
Freelancing has become a huge trend in the recent years, especially for people who value their freedom and don’t want to commit to strict working hours in an office. In the US alone, there are more than 53 million freelancers, which is about 35% of the total national workforce. However, any freelancer can tell you that it took quite some time until they’ve managed to get on their feet and build a significant client base.
Social media today, has become a major part of the marketing strategy of every company. The benefits are great even though a lot of businesses today do not seem to realize it, yet. But the market becomes more demanding and social media are today a part of that market. This is the reason, you should develop the appropriate marketing strategy for your firm and implement it using the right tools.
There will come a stage in the lifetime of most businesses when the owner will want to expand and take things to the next level.