Brexit, hiring and what we need to know!

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So the UK voted to LEAVE the UK! All I have to say is wow – I was not expecting that. We have all seen a lot on social media about this and that, I am not going to enter into any debate, what I will share with you today are the areas that we now need to be aware of and keep up-to-date on with respect to our teams and hiring!

Many of us may have noticed a slight slowdown in ...

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Is NOW the RIGHT time to hire?

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Do you have a skilled team, that seem to be working harder but you are not seeing the ROI? Or you are working more and more hours and rather than increasing revenue you are losing clients? If these scenarios are keeping you up at night and you’re desperately looking for ways to grow your business, hiring a new team member may be the answer!

The following tips will help you identify if and what skills would be good to add to ...

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Six crucial actions to take before you advertise your vacancy

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You are looking to hire a new team member. The first action many businesses take is to write an advert and put it on LinkedIn or out on a job board and hope that their perfect team member applies? Then wonder after a few months why it’s not working out! They may be doing a great job but there is a niggle that something is wrong – or they are not meeting your expectations at all, you may even be ...

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If in Doubt Just do it! – Guest post by Jacky Ling

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Getting active in your business

Much is written on the subject of how to create and achieve our goals, and I think we all generally know this stuff and have gone through a variety of goal and vision setting processes and probably more than once. I know I have!

I think we also know in our hearts that this is not enough, if we really want our businesses to thrive and grow then we need to DO much more IGA ( Income ...

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How NOT Celebrating Affects Our Business, Us & Our Teams…

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In business we are often busy with the day to day running of it, when we do take time we often spend in on the planning our next strategy on how to grow the business that we forget to take even a moment to celebrate!

If within our business we don’t celebrate our achievements whether they are large or small, then we could just as easily forget to celebrate our team’s achievements!

How could not celebrating affect us?

Not celebrating our achievements ...

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Do you repeat, Repeat, REPEAT yourself?

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Do you find that you or your team are constantly repeating simple tasks? Setting structures up in your business can seem like a boring and pointless task. However, without the right structures in your business, you’ll gain more time, make more profit and offer consistency to your clients! If you want to work faster, smarter and consistently, you need the right systems and structures in place. Systems and structures Business structure is the way the different pieces of your company ...

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Are you doing the job you hired yourself to do?

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We’re all under no illusions when we start our own businesses. We know that, unless we have a financial buffer set aside ready to invest in ourselves, initially we’ll be doing all of the different tasks ourselves. We also know that we started business to enable us to do a specific ‘thing’… so how much of THAT are you doing now?

Live up to your own job description

What job did you hire yourself for?

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Are you working IN or ON your business?

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Running your own business can be rewarding, inspiring and exciting – it can also be hard work, frustrating and have you hiding under your duvet! When you first start out, it’s natural for you to do every task on your own however, as your business grows… you need to stop working IN and start working ON your business.

Is there any real difference…?

The short answer is yes! One will keep you and your business stuck, limited by your working hours and ...

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You are not alone

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Working from home can be tough, especially for a solo-preneur or small business owner. Not only do you have to juggle the demands of both your work and home life, you also have the emotional and mindset elements to contend with too – not to mention the actual business of… well, running a business!

Being alone doesn’t mean doing everything yourself

alone workingYou may be ...

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What can I outsource?

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If you’ve been in business for a while, you’ll have probably reached the stage where you’re ready to outsource some of your work. You know you can no longer do it all alone and, if you want your business to move up a step, you’re going to need some help.

Outsourcing is a great way to get the help you need, without having to hire a new in-house employee. But what exactly can you outsource?

Here are the first five things you ...

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