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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...

Starting your own business can be a scary time, you have a million things to think about and many challenges ahead. One of those challenges is how you are going to fund your new venture. It may be that you are the one who is asked to help back a new business. It could be a friend or a business partner, but whoever it is, how can you help them? What things can you do to support their new idea and make it a success? Your Partnership The first thing you need to evaluate your relationship with your potential new partner. If this business...

Businesses everywhere are trying to cut their employee turnover rates, mainly because they want to cut the expenses incurred during the hiring and formation process. Also, employees that are less established tend to be less productive. Employee engagement is the word on everybody’s lips these days, but not all business owners understand its importance. And those who do often have trouble getting concrete results. In this article, we’re going to give you a few tips on how to improve employee engagement in no time. Instill a Sense of...

No business is going to be successful without an increasing base of customers that will buy into their products and services. As a business owner or someone who is trying to grow a company, you know this to be true. However, you might be a bit stumped as to how you can do that this year and beyond. Well, we’re here to help! Below, you’re going to find some of the top ways that you can increase your customer base. These methods are not going to take much effort from your side, but will seriously help you with bringing more customers...

There’s no denying that a productive workforce is one of the main focuses for business owners. Although finding ways to achieve optimised productivity is not always easy. Knowing how to go about ensuring your staff is motivated, productive and focused takes time, so read below for our tips on how to achieve a happy and fully functioning workforce. Create the Right Environment First you need to make sure that your business is creating the best environment for your staff. Productive employees are happy in their work environment, feel...

Image Source Rebranding your business can be a risky route to go down, but at the same time, it could be completely necessary or, better yet, a huge success that sees’s you quadruple your revenue. Cough. Subway. Cough. The campaign is now only known as Jared’s campaign. Anyway, the only way to ensure your rebrand is going to be a total success, like the Top 10 according to http://www.businessinsider.com, is to make sure that you plan your attack as thoroughly as possible. You will want to create yourself a walkthrough guide that leaves...

The outside world has a direct impact on the business world. It impacts it every single day. It makes it harder. It makes it easier. It changes it. If you are a business owner then you should take heed of just how much the world outside of business is shaping the world within it. If you don’t, you are putting your business at risk of failure. You should be aware just how much the world of education impacts the world of business. The two worlds are intrinsically linked. Although one is about learning to do things, and the other is about...