There comes a time for every small business when either new standard operating procedures need to be introduced or specific issues within the team need to be addressed. Although some information on company guidelines and expectations can be passed to your staff through memos, one of the best ways to ensure that your team is completely on the same page is to facilitate internal workshops.
We live in the 21st century, also known as the digital age, where technology is an integral part of everyday life. In order to compete in today’s market, business owners must embrace that reality. For some small business owners, the prevalence and rapid rise of technology in today’s society may seem a little scary.
If you are the owner of a small business, you probably don’t need me to tell you that owning a business is not an easy job. Because small businesses typically have a staff of less than ten people, the owner is often forced to wear a number of different hats. For many business owners, this can prove to be very difficult
Because the world of business is constantly changing, it is imperative for small businesses to be flexible enough to roll with the changes. Policies and standard operating procedures that worked for your small business a few years ago may no longer be applicable in today’s tech-based workforce.
Time and time again we hear stories of how yet another big corporation has run a mom and pop shop out of business. It actually seems to be a trend these days. Maybe this even hits close to home for you, as your business has experienced the threat of a large competitor. As much as you may wish it wasn’t so, competition is always going to be a factor in how well your small business performs, but thankfully, size doesn’t always have to be the deciding factor in who comes out on top. It’s all about the strategy.
Do you ever wish someone would give you a cheat sheet of focus areas for your small business? Well, look no further! In this article we are going to outline five areas to help you maximize the efficiency and profitability of your small business. Let’s get started!