Cash flow issues are the number one reason why businesses fail. How can your SME keep on top of the finances so you don’t run out of accessible cash?
Flexible and remote working had to come into play during the pandemic. After two years of upheaval, it seems that a return to the old work structures is unlikely. With internal teams, freelancers and clients working from a variety of locations, the need for secure document storage and sharing is essential for successful projects.
What are your business development goals for this financial year and how are you planning to achieve them?
Undertake a business development audit of where you are right now.
In these times of flux, it’s more important than ever to make new members of the team feel welcomed. Especially if they will be working remotely or at least not in the usual busy office environment of olden days!
A Staff Handbook can be a great way to make people feel part of the team and to share essential knowledge. Not only the policies but the company vision and spirit.
Everyone has limited capacity (yes, even you). Do you regularly feel that there is not enough time to get everything done?
Are you ready to face the capacity challenge?
When Covid-19 hit and the country, indeed most of the world went into lockdown, businesses were stunned. Who could have predicted such a situation?
With a comprehensive risk plan we’re in the best position to respond because knowing the options will mean you can react faster to turn things around.
Whether you set goals as new years resolutions, planned your
objectives with the new school year last September or have a more relaxed view
of things, now might be a good time to review your goals.
Covid-19 will have an effect on all of us and will inevitably
mean we have to change our plans in life as well as in our businesses.
Say no: It’s time to take back control of your workload. You have your own priorities and don’t have time to do what everybody else wants you to.
Collaboration is working with others to achieve your goals. It means that we can expand, think bigger and achieve more.
As small business owners, we are often encouraged to niche and specialise but that can make it hard to take work of a wider scope. Collaborating, therefore, can mean being more agile, taking on bigger projects, reaching a wider audience and involving experts that specialise in different aspects of a job.
Our time is precious and none of us have time to waste it in meetings that don’t achieve anything. So how do you make your meetings count? How do you keep on track and achieve the outcome you want?
I realised that I regularly spend many hours a day sat at my computer, often for several hours at a time and I know it’s not good for me. I have tension in my neck and shoulders and live in fear of developing a profile like the hunchback of Notre Dame. So, I have (ahem) taken a stand.
Ding dong… “Hello luv, can you take a parcel for number 12?” When you are a home worker you’re there to take in deliveries for half the street. Especially in December!
You probably have a never-ending list of things you feel you need to do. I know at times it feels that my To Do list gets longer and longer not shorter. So, how can we tackle the To Do list?
There are things we would all like to defer and sometimes the strict regime of do it, delegate it, or ditch it just doesn’t cut it! But procrastination can mean always having something from that to-do list hanging over us.
Time is money and so we strive for efficiency: we want to do the best job to accomplish success with the least amount of time and effort. The key to being efficient is knowing what you want to achieve.