Ways to retain staff
Whether it’s at the highest corporate level, or for the most apparently menial job, it’s important to find ways to retain staff. In a competitive marketplace, though, every business owner faces challenges in this respect.
It doesn’t matter how many employees your company has – whether it’s two or two thousand, you’re faced with the same worries about staff retention. Ways [...]
Common business problems – and how to address them
However great your product, team and customer service, there are ALWAYS going to be challenges. Many of the common business problems have a tendency to disguise themselves as something else, making it difficult to see where you might be going wrong.
Failure to understand your market is one of the most common business problems, but often disguises itself as innovation. If [...]
How to structure your work day
Running a business is a balancing act. On the one hand you’re trying to forge your own path, but there’s also pressure to adhere to certain pre-existing routines. If you’re unsure of how to structure your work day, it’s time to take a fresh look at your day.
Wake up at a similar time each day, whatever time that is for [...]
How to adapt to business changes – don’t be left behind!
It’s as true in the business world as it is in the animal kingdom… change is inevitable, and only those who evolve can survive. The question of how to adapt to business changes seems complex, but a few simple rules can really help here.
Every business has to undergo transitions of one kind or another. We live in an environment of [...]
How to stay motivated as a business owner
Business is about moving forward – if you’re only treading water, you’ll soon find yourself way behind everybody else. Sometimes, though, it seems that this is easier said than done, so we’ve devised some great tips on how to stay motivated as a business owner.
By its very nature, your role as a business owner makes you a leader, even if [...]
Win a tasty business consultation with Agenda
Business life is tough, and we’re all glad of some support and guidance when it’s available – especially when it’s free!
Today’s challenging marketplaces mean it’s more important than ever to keep your business on track. In the whirlwind of decision-making, networking and simply getting the job done, it can be difficult to know where to turn for advice.
That’s why Agenda’s [...]
How to create a harmonious workplace
The idea of a happy workplace doesn’t have to be pie-in-the-sky, but in far too many cases, small issues can create big problems. Taking action in advance, and having strategies in place to address issues, can help you create a harmonious workplace.
The most important step is to create and maintain a culture of openness in your organisation. If the members [...]
How to generate new sales leads
Every business owner wants to create new sales leads, and there are proven ways to do this. However, there are also pitfalls in this area of business, particularly for small businesses, so let’s look at how getting new sales leads can be a regular part of your work.
The most effective way to generate new sales leads is the most obvious [...]
Business consultancy from Agenda – keeping businesses healthy inside and out
Some people don’t think they need business consultancy services from Agenda – they know their business best, and they’re not having someone else tell them how to run things. I think differently…
One of the key obstacles I encounter in my role as a business consultant is an over-protectiveness on the part of business owners. Deep down, they know that external [...]
Office management for small businesses
Running a small business is fraught with challenges, but the day-to-day processes of simply being in an office space play second fiddle to the main tasks of earning money, don’t they? Actually, no, and in this post I’d like to explore why office management for small businesses makes a huge difference to your chances of success.
Working in an office of [...]