At some point, most business owners need to develop a hiring process that helps them find, evaluate, and train new employees. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs do know how to do this. Even businesses with dozens of workers may be able to improve their hiring systems to save time and money, and to find more qualified applicants. […]
With the ever increasing importance of technology in the workplace, downtime caused from I.T. disasters have a significant impact on your productivity as well as your company’s finances. In 2011, a survey from CA Technologies found that there was a combined $26.5bn loss in revenue on an annual basis. These businesses stated that, on average, […]
Employee happiness matters. Research from the University of Warwick shows happiness at work makes people more productive – about 12% more productive, at that. Google has invested more into employee support, and employee satisfaction has risen by 37%. The bottom line is, people perform better when they are happier.
If you’re self-employed and run your own business, you already know just how much that self-employment tax can hurt. Self-employed people typically pay higher Social Security and Medicare taxes than those who are employees of a company, as they must pay their share as well as their employer’s share. One way to reduce your SE […]
There is no denying that a company’s greatest asset is its employees. Having the right person in the right position – and in today’s global economy, the right place – is a major key to success. However, employee relocation can be a pricy and complicated endeavor the company needs to be well prepared for. Here […]
Is my data safe on the Cloud? It is an often asked question but not one that has a straightforward answer. Being online to advertise your services, communicate with your customers and to compete in markets that are becoming more and more competitive and saturated is a must for any business. In the modern day, […]
An ergonomic office is beneficial for employees, we all know that. It improves their health and well-being, keeps them safe from injury, and makes them happier overall. But businesses exist to make a profit and, on the surface, it seems like retrofitting offices with ergonomics is an expensive undertaking that would reduce profitability, right?
Planning a corporate or professional event depends on several factors, but there is one that is the key to success. The location of a meeting, conference or retreat is vital because it must be suitable for the type of event being held. There are several things to look for when choosing the proper venue.
At the present time, finding the right individual to do a particular or specific job is very important to the success of any business or venture. For this reason, multinational; companies and other business organization spent a huge amount of money as well as time. On the other hand, the moment when a new employee […]
So you have decided to buy a business? But you have no idea how to start and what to do? The one thing, would say it in just one word that you need to pay attention when buying a business is PREPARATION. This will help you to stand apart as a successful business buyer from […]
No matter the field or industry, many professionals will say they have a goal of becoming a top-level executive. Those at the top get paid more and hold positions of authority. There are a number of advantages to being an upper-level executive. Such positions also come with additional stress and responsibilities. You may be wondering […]
Credit cards provide several advantages that include the ability to conveniently make urgent purchases and avoid carrying cash around with you. They protect you from fraud and provide the opportunity to receive worthwhile rewards when you buy certain items. While enjoying the advantages of owning a credit card, you also need to handle it responsibly.
Did you know that the typical small business has an average lifespan of 4 years (ABS 2013)? There are a multitude of reasons why small businesses go out of business but generally there are two key issues – lack of access to capital (investment funds, loans or revenue from sales) and inability to manage costs […]
Popular wisdom holds that young, aspiring entrepreneurs needn’t bother to earn an MBA. It takes time and money to earn a Master of Business Administration, and most middle-management types can get their companies to pay their tuition at some point during their careers. If you want to start a business, on the other hand, you […]
Management skills are just as essential for small business owners as they are for corporate employees. They’re what help a small business owner successfully delegate the right tasks to the right employees, and they’re ultimately what make a successful small business grow and thrive. But too many entrepreneurs don’t know what they’re doing when it […]
There was a time, not so long ago, when leadership coaching was only for struggling businesses. But times have changed, and now leadership coaching is recognized as a way to help even high-performing businesses grow faster. Leadership coaching can help you get some perspective from an unbiased third party, help you vent emotionally, and give […]