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 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 [...]
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 [...]
Business development for SMEs in Lancashire
Agenda was founded with the intention of aiding business development for SMEs, and over the years we’ve seen companies in all kinds of industries go from strength to strength through forward planning, smart decision making, and good old fashioned hard work.
And while the advice and support we offer is always unique to every client, there are some principles which are [...]
Ways to make a business more efficient
The search for ways to make a business more efficient has been baffling business owners, panicking employees and helping authors write countless how-to guides, for years. Now, it’s time to clear away all the extraneous fluff (that’s tip number one!) and show you how it’s done.
Firstly, remain focused. This is one of the best ways to make a business more [...]
How to handle business growth
Prosperous development and growth are targets for every business owner, but the expansion of a company can feel like things are running away with you. It’s important that you know how to handle business growth effectively.
So, the sales are coming in, production is going smoothly, and the top line is looking healthy. Great. But if a huge order comes in [...]
Ways to handle conflict in business
Business life is fraught with many difficulties. No matter what you do, your views will always conflict with someone else’s, whether it’s an internal workplace dispute, or a clash with a client. There’s no way to avoid it, so learning ways to handle conflict in business is a key skill.
The first step is probably the most important of all the [...]
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?) [...]