Do You Have What It Takes to Become a Real Leader?

Do You Have What It Takes to Become a Real Leader?

Whether you’ve found yourself in a position of leadership or if you’ve always wanted to start your own business, something we need to learn as leaders is how to, well, lead people.   People look to us for knowledge and direction so if we’re unable to provide our staff with a purpose, it can be … Continue reading

When Business Boredom Drains You Of Joy

business boredom

Business boredom will kill your venture long before you lose customers. So how do you get out of the boredom bog? The excitement of starting a business is enough to keep you going in the beginning. It’s tough, but there’s a lot to do, and you’re determined to make it a success. But there can … Continue reading

Ready, Set, Go! How To Stop Your Business Falling At The First Hurdle

ready set go

Ready. Set. Go. Startups are remarkably complex things that a lot of people don’t take seriously. For some, the idea of starting a small business is easy. How hard can it be? You just come up with an idea, get some money, and then everything falls into place. You’ll be surprised at how many people … Continue reading

(Don’t) Curb Your Enthusiasm for Business

don't curb your enthusiasm

(Don’t) Curb Your Enthusiasm! What To Do If You Feel Like Giving Up On Your Business Do you have boundless passion for your business? A lot of entrepreneurs would consider that to be a stupid question, but it’s a valid one. Lots of entrepreneurs find themselves feeling fatigued in one way or another. It can … Continue reading

What Does It Take To Be A Smart Entrepreneur?

smart entrepreneur

What Does It Take To Be A Smart Entrepreneur? That is the question to which every entrepreneur wants the answer. What does it truly take to be a smart business owner? What separates a successful business from an unsuccessful one? Companies rise and fall all the time. The business world is highly fragile, no matter … Continue reading

Is Your Company Fully Protected? Answer These Questions to Find Out

is your company fully protected

The future of your company hinges on the steps you take to protect it today. Sure, growing the business is important. But it’s just as important to make sure that it’s fully protected before you fall into a trap that becomes very costly. Below, you will find out about some of the most important questions … Continue reading

Create A Winning Business In The Race Against Technology

building a website

Having a winning business is the end game when you own your own company. And if you are an employee, then don’t you also want to work for a company that’s on the winning side? There are countless articles out there about why an online presence is important for your winning business. The chances are, … Continue reading

Breaking Down Communication Barriers Between You and Your Customers

communication barriers

Communication barriers are one of the biggest issues facing companies today. There are many common issues that pop up no matter how small or large a business is, and they always lead to one problem: a lack of communication. For instance, perhaps a piece of software you created received a lot of hate due to … Continue reading

Customers Hate These Web Mistakes, You Should Too!

Customers Hate These Web Mistakes, You Should Too!

Welcome to the world of the web where customers expect the best and Google is determined to give them nothing less. What does that mean for you as a business owner? Essentially, if your company site isn’t top notch, then you are going to struggle to get the interest from customers and clients. First, you … Continue reading

Is Your Business Website Boring?

Is Your Business Website Boring?

Is your business website boring? How would you know? You’re a clued up business owner. You know the internet and a vibrant online presence is vital when it comes to running a modern business. So you’ve done it: a check in the box, you’ve got the social media accounts and – of course – you’ve … Continue reading

Building Trust In Your Business

Building Trust In Your Business

Trust is one of your most valuable commodities as a business. If your customers, clients and even your employees trust you, then they will stick with you, and you will have a successful business as a result. Of course, building trust in your company is not always as easy as it sounds. Trust is a … Continue reading

Business Costs: Can You Cut Them?

business costs

Business costs are the one constant when you run a business. So, if one thing is true about the world of business, it is that – for the most part – it revolves around money.   Why do people get involved in business if not to make cash? No-one is looking for a quick cash … Continue reading

A New Plan For Your Brand: Making A Good Second Impression

good second impression

Perhaps your business achieved success in the past but it’s started to falter recently. As the market continuously changes, companies come and go within each industry on a never-ending basis. That’s the way business works. However, it doesn’t have to be the way your business works. The reason that the majority of companies fail to … Continue reading

Crowded Office Communications, Here’s What To Do

crowded office communications

Crowded office communications can affect one of the most important aspects of running a business;  teamwork. Without it, your staff members won’t know how to cooperate and they won’t be on the same page. Your teams and departments need to be working on the same wavelength if you want to run a successful company, but … Continue reading

Take Your Business to the Next Level

Take Your Business to the Next Level

Do you feel that your business has, of late, got itself stuck in a rut? Or do you simply feel that your business is ready to take the next step in its existence? Then you need to be brave enough to take it to the next level.   This may mean doing things you’ve never … Continue reading

Smashing Work With Satisfied Staff

satisfied staff

Satisfied staff is what many businesses rely upon to get work DONE! Employees give a company the power to accomplish much more than it would with just you by yourself. But, employees will cost top dollar. And, it will take some work to make sure that you get the right ones.   Once you’ve gone … Continue reading

Where Your On-line Business Budget Needs to Go

on-line business budget

Do you have an on-line business budget? Monies specifically set aside for your on-line business needs?   One of the most attractive reasons to start a business mainly online is because you will always hear of how cost-effective it is. You don’t have to spend on a big, fancy storefront. Sometimes you don’t even need … Continue reading

How To Make Your Staff Laugh

Make Your Staff Laugh

Have you ever thought about how to make your staff laugh? Or at least happy. The hardest part of being an employer is juggling the mammoth task of keeping your business operational whilst also ensuring the cogs that keep the system running (the people you employ) are running happily themselves.   Unfortunately, you don’t rely … Continue reading

Keep Your Enemies Close: Why Competition Is Good For Business

Keep Your Enemies Close

Keep your enemies close? Really? Well, you have to be better than average to make it in this industry. In fact, you have to be pretty exceptional. Why? Because there are so many rivals on the market that consumers have a lot of choice. If business standards aren’t up to scratch customers will simply choose … Continue reading

Where the Heck is Your Branding? Get It Recognized Now!

your branding

Marketing is essential for any business – as you must surely be aware if you’re on this blog! But a key aspect of memorable marketing is your branding. When you’re developing your brand, you need to think about at least three things. Your branding is about creating a personality and look for your business that … Continue reading