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As a manager, there are many challenges you will face in your business. Some of these will not be a lot of fun. Some may even be very stressful and demanding on a personal level. Here are a few resources and advice to help guide you through difficult real-life situations. Firing an employee This can be one of the worst things you will have to do as a manager. Some companies even hire in specialist termination companies to handle this uncomfortable process. However, it is vital that you know how to fire an employee in a firm,...

Back when senior executives of large corporations only had to focus on earnings growth and people stayed in their jobs, it could be argued that business leadership was simpler.  Today, factors like evolving technology and labor mobility have created an environment that keeps companies on their feet and changing. In this environment, it has become increasingly important for organizations to be able to incorporate new practices that will enhance their business activity.  Having a clear vision that defines the new paths chosen...

News travels fast but big brands travel even faster. Famous faces, iconic logos, and company catchphrases seem to crop up in every corner of the globe. This might leave you wondering, how on earth did they get there? If you think back to 2015, you might recall a documentary staring the not-so-unknown ex-England football star David Beckham. This show, The Unknown, followed Britain’s beloved Becks as he travelled around the world to see how his fame had spread (oh, and ‘find himself’ of course). Thanks to the global adoration...

Selling a vehicle is a different process than any other purchase. Almost always, it takes a long-term strategy of developing a deal, figuring out what vehicle will work best for a customer’s budget and needs, offering incentives and upgrades, sorting out financing and insurance, and more. As a manager of a dealership, you know that your sales team has developed and perfected their methods that work wonderfully in the showroom, but how confident are you that the same strategies can be applied to your website? The Latest E-Commerce...

No matter if you’re a customer or client, you are constantly wanting more from businesses who are providing you a product or service. This means that it’s crucial for organisations try to go above and beyond in a bit to ensure their customer’s experience is the highest it can be. You must look after your customers if you want to be successful, no matter what industry you are in. In this article, compiled by VW Transporter suppliers, Lookers, we explore which services are offered by industries to make sure clients and customers...

October is the perfect month to settle down with a warm blanket, a cup of tea, and a good horror story. Business owners may not believe in traditional ghosts and goblins, but chilling list of business mistakes is more than enough to make your hair stand on end! Voluntary liquidation experts Business Rescue Expert reveal all… A digital disaster As one of the most well-known camera brands in the world, Kodak has seen it’s fair share of success after more than a century of trading.  Back in the 1970’s, the photography...

Where it once required a ship to travel for several months to deliver goods from one landmass to another, that is no longer the case because as many financial experts state, the world is becoming a global marketplace as time and distance shrink for traders. The term globalization has been tagged onto the ease of trading between countries, financial institutions, and marketplaces. With the change in international trading, the interactions increase between people in diverse areas of different countries. Travel This can include...

Properly managing a business is all about assessing your risks and liabilities and then taking steps to avoid those pitfalls in your everyday operations. Essentially, you’re identifying every possible way that your company could fail and then setting up safeguards to protect against such negative outcomes. By planning for the best but preparing for the worst, you can ensure that your company doesn’t fall victim to one of the leading causes of failure which lead to the majority of startups winding up within their first five years...

As of 2019, the fastest-growing population demographic is actually the over-65s. Moreover, by the middle of the century, the number of those aged 80 years or older is predicted to treble from 143 million in 2019 to 426 million in 2050. Add to that fewer couples deciding to have children, this in turn results in a significant population shift — and therefore considerable changes in shopping trends consequently. Such a global aging population indicates that businesses need to adapt in order to keep up with the inevitable increasing...

An office which is too small is never ideal, but there comes a point when it’s a real problem for businesses. This is when it’s not only difficult from a functional point of view, but cramped spaces can also affect your level of motivation and capacity to solve problems or be creative. Whether you are working from home by yourself or are managing a team of people in one office, as your business expands it is likely that you are going to need more space. Maximize the Space You Have It’s very possible that you may be able...