On the 10 October, World Mental Health Day takes center stage. This topic is finally receiving the long overdue recognition it deserves, and it's one which is particularly applicable to the small business community, where loneliness, extreme stress and burning the candle at both ends is endemic. When you're...
I read a terrifying statistic in The Society for Human Resource Management the other day. The average company loses $62 million due to poor communication. This can have a serious effect on struggling small businesses and even drive them into bankruptcy. The good news is that a good communication...
By now, you know that getting goods from manufacturers to consumers is not as easy as it seems. That’s why supply chain professionals have such lucrative careers: They have the monumental task of coordinating everything to ensure that goods are where they are supposed to be at all times. It...
Running a business is always going to be a challenge, whether you're running a tiny startup or a huge corporation. However, it's all too common for a lot of people to forget just how many challenges that there are when it comes to trying to create a truly amazing...
Communication is the cornerstone of all good businesses. It’s important that all of your employees are on the same page when they’re working on projects together and it’s important that you can communicate your expectations to them efficiently. When communication breaks down, efficiency really suffers and your business is...
As a business owner, you try to focus on building your business and turning a healthy profit so that the company can prosper - but have you thought about your managing skills? Being an excellent leader is, of course, about more than just numbers and marketing strategies and your...
Presentation skills are something all of us will need at some point in our lives. From winning over that crucial client, to securing funding for a business start up, to nailing that job interview, giving a killer presentation is a definite requirement. Some people are born with the talent...
The role of “the millennial” is very interesting in the working world. While there are numerous startup companies focused on digital content and output, those that have grown up around computers naturally gravitate towards these, but what happens with the industries that are more antiquated, like the manufacturing industries,...
When it comes to growing your business, one of the most important aspects to being able to grow and scale successfully is by you having a dedicated team. This is not as easy as simply having a few people and getting them to go off to work - it...
In order to have a team that's as one, most modern entrepreneurs have their work cut out for them. Maybe it's because of the numerous working options these days, like remote working, but for others, there are still those age-old concerns when it comes to the internal processes. As...