If you are thinking about starting your own business, there is no doubt that there are exciting times ahead. However, there are also going to be plenty of surprises and life lessons along the way. Below, we take a look at some of the things that most entrepreneurs wish they knew before they opened their first business.Continue reading
One of the most important factors to keep in mind when growing your company is networking. Networking is your ticket to climb up the business ladder so that you can achieve greatness in a shorter amount of time, but you’ll need to prepare yourself before you take on the challenges of networking as a business leader.
To help make things easier for you, here are some essential advice that you’ll need as a startup to make networking a breeze.Continue reading
It might sound counter-intuitive but you’ve got to stop thinking about profit if you want your business to be successful. You’ve got to focus on people. It isn’t money, computers, statistics, or even shiny products that keep the wheel turning in the business world.
It’s people. Whether you’re talking about the customers who keep your company alive by spending money or the employees behind the scenes who keep it alive by producing the goods and services, no business could survive without people.Continue reading
It’s hard to find a career that can make you completely happy in this day and age. It’s almost impossible to be 100 percent happy in a job because human wants are insatiable. One minute you are completely sold on your job and are ever willing to share this with friends and family.
In fact, you want them to work with you on some aspects!
And the next minute, you are battling with a bit of stress and could get frustrated, intimidated or lose focus. That’s what life and career bring to the table. I even ranted on the love-hate relationship of a 9-5.
The classic 9 to 5 job spent sitting behind a desk in a drab office can be mentally draining for some people and I totally respect that because I’ve seen both sides of the coin. It’s probably not the kind of job you imagined if that is the role in which you find yourself.Continue reading
Are you involved in the manufacturing industry? Perhaps you are running your own manufacturing company, or maybe you are eager to get one started. Maybe, you have a brilliant idea for something that you want to create and produce that you think could be a huge hit on the market.
It’s fair to say that to keep costs low and make sure things stay in order, as an entrepreneur or small business owner, you may need to take on the role of manufacturer, and that means you do need to be aware of the challenges that you could face on this side of the business industry.Continue reading
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I don’t understand the whole concept of the 9-5 life too. I’m like, who the hell thought this was worth it? How did they come to accept this?
Whoever the ‘they’ is or are.
How was this even the drill and how does it continue to be?
Don’t ever think I’ve got it all figured out. For Christ’s sake, I’m a millennial and I figure the whole ‘misconception’ applies to me too. Millennials can’t sit still. Millennials are impatient. Millennials this. Millennials that.Continue reading
When we think big business, we need to think on an international scale. If you’re supplying business to a single city, country or even continent, then you’re thinking too small.
If you really want to attract some big names to work together with you, then you need to think about what makes businesses operate and what’s in demand for every company, not just a certain industry.Continue reading
Your office space is what many of the potential clients or colleagues that enter it will judge your whole business/ work style on. It is one of the aspects of your job/ business that will make them decide to enter into business with you, or avoid you entirely.
Simply, your office space can either help your business, or it can hinder it. As I’ve stated previously, your work space can determine how your co-workers treat you as well. To ensure that it is very much the former, make sure to read on.Continue reading
This is a tough thing to think about for a lot of business owners. You don’t really know what you business doesn’t need until it happens. There’s so many other things to think about in terms of what it does need, that you can sometimes forget to look at the bigger picture.
But like with anything in life, preparation is key. You need to be constantly evolving to stay ahead. Something that once used to work for your business might not do now you’re a bigger business. So, before you start thinking about what you do need, take 5 minutes to have a read through this to see what you don’t need.Continue reading