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We all know that planning is an important part of business, but can businesses plan for every eventuality? The truth is that no, they can’t, and any business plan that attempts to account for all the possible changes that will happen in the future will be out of date before the ink is dry on… Read more »
Many businesses have a grand vision of their future success. But that vision of success cannot be transformed into a reality without setting goals. This is true for every single business, no matter their size, their resources, or their product offering. Without goals, a business will simply be surviving from month to month, but not… Read more »
In business, profit is the name of the game. But growing profit isn’t all about growing revenue; it is also necessary to carefully monitor your business costs. Growing businesses have growing expenses, that is to be expected, but do not lose sight of your ability to cut costs in order to achieve a great profit… Read more »
“Innovation” is one of those business buzz-words that gets bandied around a lot – but what does innovation truly mean? To be innovative, you must be constantly renewing, changing or creating more effective processes, products or ways of doing things within your business. This could mean changing your business model and adapting to changes in… Read more »
What are your business plans for 2013? A new year provides the opportunity to take stock of your business’ goals and achievements over the last twelve months, and put new processes in place to take your business to the next level in the year to come. Focus on the following areas and you will be… Read more »
What is the most valuable asset in your company? The expensive IT equipment that is kept under lock and key in your office? Your office space itself? Or perhaps you think that the most prized possession of your workplace is the stock that you hold? In fact, there is nothing more valuable to an organisation… Read more »
Do you have a formal strategic plan for your business across the next three years, the next year, or even the next quarter? Strategic planning is essential for the long-term success of any business, particularly in these uncertain economic times. A well crafted plan will stop you from wondering: • Why you aren’t hitting your… Read more »
If you’ve ever worked in a particularly dreary or a particularly impressive looking office space, you will understand the significant impact that an office’s spatial design can have on work motivation. Over the last few decades, we have taken care of our homes to make them look inviting and feel comfortable – but business owners… Read more »
The process of measuring a business’ performance is something that almost every businessperson underestimates. It sounds easy: simply brainstorm the business performance areas and start reporting them. But in reality, the process is much more difficult. This is particularly the case for small businesses where finding the time to work on the business rather than… Read more »
New technologies = New opportunities Any business that is not keeping abreast of the latest movements in the technology world is missing a trick. Netbooks, smartphones and tablet computers are now all essential pieces of business kit that can help to increase productivity and innovation. It’s improving business communications, leading to effective decision making,… Read more »