There are two distinct types of business owners, those who strive to build a business large enough to support or team and those who never want to manage a team ever. Like EVER.
Sometimes it is down to a traumatic past management experience or other times it’s the belief that no one will be able to do it as well as you.
Can you relate … Read More
Losing valued staff can be a business owners worst nightmare. Here are some tips to help you retain your top talent Read More
Often amazing staff are promoted to management roles with no training or previous experience.
Assuming that an individual who is great at achieving their individual targets, will be equally efficient when leading a team, is risky, Read Gils story and see if your managers need some support and training before its too late. Read More
My client Greg was feeling totally overwhelmed with running his business; ensuring the quality of his products, managing his staff, keeping his clients happy, keeping up with the invoicing, admin, marketing and all the other essential things.
So when I sat down with him to make a plan to lighten his load, so that he could scale his business I thought he’d need a hiring plan, then he told me there were four office based staff as well as his manufacturing team!
Learn how to maximise your team, with effective management Read More
It is really hard effectively recruit, set objectives and monitor success without having an up to date job description as a foundation document. Also when dealing with under-performing staff it is important that their job descriptions are correct, as you could be disciplining then for under-performing a task that they morphed into with no training or support. Read More
If you need some help to grow and sale your business, without the cost or commitment of an additional work-space; read on for some things to think about. Read More
Diversity is the key to building your business. People who come from the same background may have the same outlooks, you need to embrace diversity in your team to be able to engage with your ideal clients and to keep ahead of the competition. Read More
As small business owners we don’t focus so much on the culture internally but the brand externally, especially as initially we don’t have a team, but if we consider the environment we wish to cultivate before we begin adding to our teams, it will influence the way to recruit, who we recruit and how we communicate. Read More
You need to have a plan of action for on the job training and documentation to support it, e.g. process maps (although you can get your trainee to do that to check that they really get the process). Read More
Coaching is definitely more time consuming than telling, but it can be really freeing for you. Read More
It’s important to know where you want your businesses to be in the next year to three years, so that you can put a plan in place to be prepared for the increased clients and the changing landscape. Read More
Does your team know what is expected of them? And how their work relates to the success of your business? Read More
You invest so much time and money on recruiting excellent staff for your team. How do you ensure they have an awesome on-boarding experience, so that they feel engaged and motivated from the start ... Read More
Engaging your current team is the key to retaining your top talent. If you can make them feel appreciated, rewarded and developed the battle is one. Our first blog in this series gets you started ... Read More
Are you assessing the progress of your business and reviewing what is working? find out why this is vital to your success ... Read More
Find out why having someone to support and direct you as you build your business or develop your career is vital to accelotate your progress ... Read More
The best way to engage you employees is very similar to how you engage with your customers, we explain why and the benefits ... Read More
There are some positives when a resignation letter hits your desk or inbox! Learn why you should embrace resignations ... Read More
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Need to find more time in your day? Here are some tips to help you optimise your time ... Read More