Communication

10 Ways You Can Motivate Your Employees

As a small business owner, part of your role is motivating your employees. How you do this though is not clear though, as every team is different and so has different needs. How do you motivate them to get the most out of them every day. Here are 10 ways you can motivate them and keep them working to their best ability. Show Your Confidence The best way to instil confidence … [Read more...]

5 Web-Based Communication Apps and Services to Empower Your Start-Up

Modern times call for modern communications apps and services. With a start-up, business owners need a service that is reliable, secure, and most importantly – affordable. Often, new business owners choose to rely on free or barebones services just to stretch the budget. But they soon discover that to keep their team connected and properly reach out to intended customers, … [Read more...]

Why Effective Workplace Communication Is Critical to Your Business Success

I still remember the day I got my first memo. I was in my second post-college job and although I’d worked since I was 13 years old, holding positions primarily in the restaurant and food industry, I had never, ever been given a memo from an employer as a form of communication. Usually, messages would just be shared from one shift or one person to the next. Sometimes they … [Read more...]

Productivity Pet Peeves: 5 Things that May Be Driving Your Employees Nuts

High productivity can help your company better serve customers and improve profit margins. However, a number of problems can arise that cause worker frustrations and drags on efficiency. Workers are on the front line of getting tasks done, and they can tell you a great deal about the factors that are inhibiting productivity. If you listen to them carefully, they can often … [Read more...]

Running a Business Like a Boss

If you are new to running a business but you want to make maximum impact, you need to start learning how to run a business like a boss as quickly as possible. This can make a big difference to how quickly your business gets off the ground and how successful it will be. As a first-time boss, you have a steep learning curve ahead of you, as you need to get to grips with the … [Read more...]

What to Look for in a Remote Hire

Hiring is always a challenging process, but the pressure increases when you are hiring for a remote position. The virtual office is becoming more popular with every passing year, as businesses realize the dramatic cost benefits of expanding your team remotely. It’s important that business owners recognize the hiring process for remote workers is entirely different from that of … [Read more...]