Taking on employees is a huge responsibility and a major step for any small business owner. You become responsible for the wellbeing of others within your jurisdiction and it is extremely important that you uphold all of your workers’ rights at all times. It’s the least that you can do, bearing in mind that these individuals are the people who will be generating profit for you. So, to help you along the way and ensure that you are carrying out your role as an employer correctly, here are a couple of areas for you to focus on for now!
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A lot of people hate networking because social situations and conversing with new people makes them feel nervous. This is only natural but there is a lot more than networking than this. This is especially the case in the digital age, whereby online networking is so prominent. With that in mind, read on for some useful networking tips, especially if you work in insurance.
What is it about selling that just seems hard? Without generalizing, men tend to be the more confident sex. They just do. They statistically seem to sell more with ease. Note, that may not be more in general, but it sure does seem like a piece of cake to them. Whereas women naturally are more intimidated. They don’t want to intrude on someone’s day or feel as if they are taking advantage of someone. So trying to sell as a female can sometimes feel hard. Yet, when you’re somebody that really wants to be able to start their own business and have fun with it, you really don’t have to worry so much about getting stuck with sales. Instead, you want to know that you can make the sales you need to find success with the business. And here’s how you’re going to do it.
Leaving the corporate world to do your own thing isn’t. In fact, it’s downright terrifying when you think about it. As such, you deserve a pat on the back. You’ve ditched the day job and pursued your dreams. You are now a hero of the working world, and there’s no mistaking it. Everyone wishes they had the guts to do what you’ve done. You may have even inspired a few colleagues to do the same.
It’s great to have a robust online presence. It’s fantastic to have a website that gleams with digital beauty while also having smooth UX that not only makes for a pleasant user experience but subtly influences user behaviour. It’s amazing if you post regular content that establishes you as a leading mind in your field and someone worthy of your customers’ trust and support. It’s amazing if you have sophisticated chatbots and well-trained frontline staff to deal with queries in an effective manner. However, despite all the affectations of the digital realm, there will always be times when you need to make an impression right here in (if you’ll forgive the term) meatspace.
You’re ready to take your business to the next step and you think you’ve identified the expansion that will help you get there, whether it’s opening a new location, offering new products and services, or targeting a new market. That’s not all you need to scale successfully, however. Here, we’re going to look at the importance of planning in advance and where you need to make sure you have the right preparations in place to ensure you’re ready for that growth.
When setting up a home business, you need a home office, there are no exceptions to that rule. You need an organised, separate space from the rest of the home that both allows you to focus while facilitating a much more efficient workspace. Here, we’re going to look at four of the most crucial elements you have to incorporate in there.
Some people just hate marketing. Like, really hate it. Maybe you’re one of them, but alas, there just doesn’t seem to be a way of enjoying success as an entrepreneur or small business owner without devoting at least a substantial amount of your time and energy to running marketing campaigns.
Maybe the real question shouldn’t be “how can I do less marketing”, but “why do I hate marketing, and how can I fix that?”
Have you been thinking about setting up a stand for your company at the next local trade show? Believe me, it will really be worth it. It’s a fantastic networking opportunity as all of the professionals from your local business scene will be there – there’ll certainly be lots of new people to brush shoulders with! And that’s fantastic for your brands’ exposure as more people will be aware of you. You might even find that some of those new connections want to sign up as clients.
In times of economic hardship… or in times of career frustration and stagnation we’ve become accustomed to turn to a relatively new solution, but one that thousands around the world swear by… The humble side hustle. In the digital age, where the gig economy presents us with a wealth of potential opportunities, it seems as though we have access to more money-making opportunities than ever before, from starting an ecommerce business to monetizing your social media.
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