When you run a small business, the equipment, tools, supplies and machines that you use are essential to your success. From the paper that you print on, to the small parts that you use to create your products, to your computers and laptops, these are the tools that you use to get your job done. They determine the quality of the products and services that you can offer. They set the speed that you can work, and they can either make or cost you a lot of money. So, making the right choices is critical.
Is your business losing customers? Are you barely scraping by financially? It’s all too easy to give up when things are going badly. Providing your business was once successful, there’s always potential to turn things back around and build your company back up to its former glory. Even if you think you’ve had enough of your company, reviving it could help to put you in a better position to sell up so that you don’t walk away from your business empty handed. Here are just a few tips for bringing your business back to life.
It’s the world’s worst kept secret… Raising a child today is expensive. What’s more, making money while raising a child can be difficult. Maternity pay is great, but rarely does it afford us enough to raise our children comfortably. Plus, in a workplace where pregnancy and maternity discrimination are still rife, the very prospect of returning to work can be challenging. You may find that your employer doesn’t keep their promises about allowing you to come back to work or only accepts you back on a part time basis. Or they may take you back in a reduced capacity or at a reduced salary. Thus, Mums need a safety net, a means of making a little extra money on the side to insulate themselves and their families from financial risk. You may have heard that a side hustle can help you to do exactly that, but you may worry that you don’t have time while juggling the demands of your career and your newfound parental responsibilities.
The office Christmas party is an important one to consider. As a boss, it’s a time where you can celebrate a year of hard work with your staff, get to know them better, and generally help you cap off a year with celebration. If you’ve had a hard working year, this can provide a very cathartic release. If you’ve had a great year, then live it up!
If you run your own business then you will know more than anyone else how important it is for you to make it as efficient as possible. If you don’t then you will end up running yourself into the ground with not much to show for it. This is something that you will want to avoid as much as possible, so here are some top tips that will help your business to be more efficient.
Whereas you could’ve got away with a home office complete with fax machine, dial up and landline telephone from which to conduct your business in the early noughties, time has marched on to become much more technologically advanced. While we don’t yet have driverless cars, teleportation capabilities or hoverboards, we are required to be more gadget savvy when it comes to running our startups. A successful twenty first century business has to possess certain qualities and traits. Read on to find out what they are.