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Image Source It’s important for all business owners to try to build their reputation for being a great boss. That is how you will attract the best talent to your company and ensure you don’t encourage high staff turnover rates. There are many ways in which you could work towards that goal. However, we’ve listed some of the best and easiest methods on this page. Take a quick read through our suggestions before working out how you can apply them to your firm. If you aren’t doing these things already, you’ll need to start as soon...

On the pages of any business blog, magazine or tutorship manual, the benefits of an entrepreneurial spirit are communicated effectively. In the spirit of motivation and to help you engage with the content these business resources will continually tell you that success is only around the corner as long as you adhere to the principles laid out in whatever guide you’re following at that moment in time. However, this doesn’t give you the full picture. The term ‘entrepreneur’ evokes success, that is true, but also a potential risk....

Mistakes happen in all walks of life. Sometimes, making mistakes doesn’t matter that much as they can easily be fixed. From a business standpoint, mistakes are almost always costly. Especially when they’re made when you’re designing and making a product. Bearing that in mind, here are some of the most common product design mistakes and how to avoid them. Not Having Clearly Defined Goals You should have goals with every product you create. Sometimes, the aim of a product is to look good, and the aesthetic appeal is the top priority....

Image Source As an employer, you need to keep your workforce happy. Don’t assume you can rule over them with an iron fist, berating them every time they make a mistake, and treating them as your personal slaves. When your employees are unhappy, they will be less productive, take more time off work with sickness (real or otherwise), and they may be inclined to take their skills elsewhere. If you want your company to succeed, you need to make coming to work a pleasant place to be. Giving your staff a five-minute break in the morning and...

Precision Printing has proudly serving the print industry since 1966. As a way of commemorating this momentous occasion, their team is sharing their insights into their professions and industry. Here we have a Q&A with Group CEO Gary Peeling. What is your role in the business? A CEO leads the executive team, and in my case that results in a being a “General Practitioner” within the business. If I were to break down my working week it would it would tend to look like this: Marketing / Sales and Business Development 50% Operational...

Do you and the decision makers in your organization consistently make the right decisions on behalf of your business? It’s crucial that every decision made is a good one and the outcome of each decision benefits your company. Below are tips that will ensure that you improve your decision-making skills. Education and Training Data science and data analytics are two areas where business owners and business decision makers have the opportunity to record and access much more reliable, accurate information about their business activities....

Image Source When disaster hits your business, it can take down your company overnight. You will be crippled, you won’t be able to continue to operate on the market, and even if you do recover, it can take months, even years. The truth is that only big businesses can survive disaster scenarios. When Sony was hacked, people thought it would take down the company. However, despite the fact they are in a period of recovery the business has survived. This would not be the case for a small, medium-sized enterprise. A hack could easily be...

As the ball gets rolling on 2017, you may be looking for ways to freshen up how you recognize the efforts your employees are making. Here are some unique and simple ideas for how you can shine a spotlight on your team members. Host Recognition Ceremonies A recognition ceremony doesn’t have to be anything elaborate. It could be as simple as gathering your team together in the break room once a month so you can highlight the accomplishments of a few individuals and of the team as a whole. If you want to go a little further, consider providing...

Being popular within the world of business is likely to be a major concern of anyone within the world of business. Popularity, after all, is what ensures that you can continue to trade as well as possible, and that is why you will often need to ensure that you are as popular as possible. But this is something which can be quite difficult to ascertain; after all, how can you be sure how popular, or not, your own business is? Generally, there are a few different measures you can look to to try and figure it out. Knowing what these are will...

Employing a team for the first time can be daunting. In many ways, it marks a major success for your startup. Being able to afford employees is a goal every entrepreneur holds. But, it also marks a change in your business priorities. It’s not all about you anymore, and that means things need to change. You need to focus on making your workspace the best for your employees. To start, you’ll have to read up on the legal requirements of employment. If you don’t do things by the books, your employees will suffer, and you could stand...