Trying your best to get it all done in eight hours but constantly find yourself pressed for time? As a small business owner, your time is precious and you need to prioritize your tasks so as to meet deadlines and grow your business. It is vital to saving time to accomplish tasks rapidly and successfully. Try these four key ideas to save time at the office.
When starting a new business venture it is important to determine not just your employees’ salaries, but also your own. After all, when you work for someone else, it is pretty easy; you earn the salary they determine for the work you do for them. However as your own boss, you need to earn enough that you can cover your personal bills but also have sufficient funds to input into your business and deal with any emergencies. Deciding how much income you should take versus what you need for the business can be a challenge. Although there are no hard and fast rules, certain guidelines can help. Here's how to figure out how to compensate yourself for your work.Read More >
As a small business you need to constantly have access to new customers so as to grow. With a physical location it will not be possible to reach out to as many clients as you could by having an online presence. If there is only one way for potential customers to buy your products, you run the risk of losing the large percentage of shoppers who prefer or only have access to your products online. For many people, distance, traffic or a busy schedule might preclude them from visiting your store. If your small business sets up an ecommerce store, customers can shop from wherever they want, even when your physical store is closed. Setting up an eCommerce store will permit you to expand your customer base across the globe, reaching clients far beyond your physical location, this will correlate in an increase in your profits.Read More >
You spend all hours of the day working and stressing over your business, but this can cause you to lose focus and your performance can slip. Here's how overworking yourself can be more negative than positive.
If you don't have great brand recognition, your customers might confuse you with your competitors. Here's how to set yourself apart.Read More >
Customer service is the key to keeping customers and spreading positive word of mouth. Running a successful small business can be difficult at times. You often have to compete with large household-name companies that have a lot of funding so they may offer a wider selection of goods and/or services, more numerous locations, and lower prices. So why is it then that customers keep coming back to small businesses? In many cases, it is due to the excellent, personalized service. Here are some tips to ensure you maintain the best customer service.Read More >
It's very easy to schedule a conference call or simply communicate online, but the face-to-face meeting is still the best way to get things done in business. According to a study by the Harvard Business Review face-to-face meetings are the most effective for negotiating important contracts, interviewing senior staff for key positions and understanding and listening to important customers. Why is this?Read More >