While many believe that cold calling is an outdated practice that is no longer effective in today’s business world, they may not have considered just how many of the world’s leading conglomerates still prefer such methodology as a large part of their marketing. As effective as cold calling may be, and if your company does […]
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As an entrepreneur or owner of a small business, your first objective is to keep the company growing and expanding. However, as the business grows, you might find that you need a larger workforce to manage the increasing number and complexity of operations. At the same time, it may not be possible to hire all […]
You’re pretty in control when it comes to your company. You take care of the details large and small, have a staff who you can trust, and know exactly where you want to go in the near future. But hold on a second, because might you be better served by bringing some outside help on […]
One of the biggest dangers when running your own business is that you can fall into the temptation of trying to do everything yourself. Even if you have a team of people working with you, it can be hard to let go when you’re right there in the thick of it. This is pretty understandable […]
In business, an important aspect of getting things right is always going to be the act of improving operations within that business. This is something that all business owners are trying to do much of the time, but it is often much easier said than done to get it just right. The good news is, […]
Virtual assistants are great additions to any business – fact! Anyone that says a virtual assistant is useful or doesn’t help doesn’t understand. Or, they are not willing to comprehend. Their importance isn’t in doubt, but what is in doubt is what tasks to give them. AI isn’t sophisticated enough to take care of every […]
It is simple – small businesses fail. And, they fail more often than they succeed. Starting a successful business isn’t as easy as coming up with a business idea and putting it into action. Sure, that is important, but it won’t save a company from failure. To stop a company from going under, you have […]
Outsourcing can be a great way of saving time if you’re a busy business owner. But if you’re just starting up and you haven’t got the money to outsource, learning some of these skills yourself may be easier. Here are some digital skills for running a self-sufficient business.
It takes a lot of effort to generate money in business, but it’s all too easy to spend it again. From saving money on utilities to outsourcing there’s much that can be done to trim costs and ensure those outgoings don’t swallow up all of the hard-earned cash that you make.
I have already written a post on the importance of using local service providers instead of overseas providers but I would like to provide you with another example.
When you outsource work to a virtual assistant it is important to know what the best projects to outsource are. The main goal of outsourcing is to free up your time,
An editorial published by Professor Ilan Oshri at the Loughborough School of Business has given us a “state of the industry” view of outsourcing.
Outsourcing certain aspects of your work can be the difference between a lean, well-oiled machine of a company and you working 80-hour weeks.
Prior to undertaking an outsourcing exercise the customer should carry out a due diligence regarding the internal systems and services that will be outsourced. In particular, the customer should 1. consider the internal costs (so as to ensure that the new outsourced service is competitive), 2. review all legal, tax and commercial issues including third […]
The end of an outsourcing relationship, when the customer wishes to resume control of the relevant services or transfer them to another supplier highlights the importance of ownership …
When you first set up in business, you find that a lot of your time is spent juggling multiple roles and demands. Whether it’s handling your admin, doing the accounts or making sales calls, this may not be what you went into business for but they are tasks that have got to be done!