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 [...]
Why staff training is important
The right mix of people is essential, but it doesn’t stop there. Developing your team through training enables you to get the best out of your employees – let’s look at why staff training is important for every business.
Of course, the most obvious benefit of staff training is that it enables your employees to do their jobs more effectively – [...]
Improve your business’ personality, a bit at a time
When you’re working to improve your business, your focus is usually on the big things. Big decisions, big contracts, big hopes, big pressures, and often some big leaps of faith. It can be easy to think that these are the only things that matter, but the small things often make a massive difference in the long term.
Of course, the little [...]
Working efficiently doesn’t mean working more
Every business owner wants to make more money, and in order to do this, they need to make more of the time available to them. Actually getting this to happen, though, is a different matter.
It’s tempting to assume that to get more done, you just have to do more. Sounds logical, doesn’t it? But in many (dare we say most?) [...]
Improving team performance
For many businesses, a little planning and a few straightforward processes and the solution to improving team performance. So if you want to get your people to achieve more, and feel better about doing so, it could be simpler than you think.
Even the most finely-honed, icy-cool team has room for improvement. It doesn’t matter whether it’s composed of cogs and [...]