One of the most common pieces of advice given to people in relationships is that communication is key. This advice is most often applied to romantic relationships, but it can also be applied to business relationships. As a small business, you have a specific message about who you are and what you have to offer that you need to communicate with your current and potential customers, so it’s important that you understand all of the channels that are available to help you communicate your message effectively.
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.
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.
Every Monday morning, when the alarm signals the arrival of yet another work week, many employees roll out of bed with a sense of dread. Whether their dread is due to interpersonal issues with co-workers, the repetition of mundane tasks, or the amount of workload waiting to be done, this is not an ideal way to start the week.