Tips for Improving Your Leadership Skills

Tips for Improving Your Leadership Skills

Your small business is similar to a ship. To have it move forward quickly as smoothly as possible, it needs an efficient captain. Similarly, if your enterprise has to grow quickly and steadily, you need to be a good business leader. As a leader, you need to make things happen, to set good examples, motivate and guide your employees through … Read more

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Business Spring Cleaning

Business Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is not for your home alone. You have to spring clean your business every year. Business spring cleaning is not about removing the clutter that has accumulated over the past few months. Here we are discussing how to clear away the cobwebs of a recession and revisit the business goals. Now is the best time to start dusting … Read more

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How to Choose Between Career and Family

How to Choose Between Career and Family

I have been away from my hubby and my 3-year-old daughter for almost a week now. We are planning to spend the coming week together, away from the hustle and bustle of work. Hope we can make it this time. Each time I have to get on a plane to fly and meet my clients; my daughter and I cry. … Read more

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7 Ways to Keep Your Best Employees

7 Ways to Keep Your Best Employees

According to a survey conducted by the popular employment portal, Monster.com, reveals that over 80% of all employees are actively engaged in search of other employment. Top performers are seeking greener pastures. There may be a few who are ready to quit to start their own venture. These people are willing to take risks, even during these tough economic times. … Read more

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5 Negotiating tactics you should know

5 Negotiating tactics you should know

If you are planning on doing business with someone again, don’t be too tough in the negotiations. If you’re going to skin a cat, don’t keep it as a house cat. – Marvin S. Levin (American Author) In today’s competitive world, negotiation is one of the skills that everyone, including a small business owner, should possess. A question that is … Read more

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Your Email Signature is All Wrong

Your Email Signature is All Wrong

The world has become a global village thanks to the Internet. Today, writing emails has become a large part of modern business communication. We no longer use snail mail to send and receive letters and other important documents. We’re at a stage where email communication is used to promote your small business. We have started exchanging virtual business cards using … Read more

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You Aren’t a Strong Leader, Time to Fix That

You Aren’t a Strong Leader, Time to Fix That

“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision and relentlessly drive it to completion.” – Jack Welch (former chairman and CEO of General Electric Co.) Leadership styles of small business owners are different from that of the large corporations. The approach for running a small business is different from that of running a large organization. … Read more

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Boost Your Employee Morale

Boost Your Employee Morale

“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.” – Bruce Barton (American Author and Politician) If you want to put in place an effective retention strategy, it is mandatory that you do something to boost your employee’s morale. It is a fact that if the morale is poor … Read more

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Strong Financial Planning a Must for Start-ups

Strong Financial Planning a Must for Start-ups

Financial planning is a must for every individual – be it to run your day-to-day life or your business. When we say business, financial planning should be accorded top priority to weather uncertain times and also to survive times of recession. A proper business plan, a detailed research about your potential investors, having contingency plans in place in the event … Read more

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Data Security, a Growing Concern among SMEs

Data Security, a Growing Concern among SMEs

“Be paranoid about data. You can buy new boxes, rebuild the systems, reinstall software etc., but you cannot rebuild lost data” – Steve Burrows, IT director of Vanilla Group state in a column for Computer Weekly. Any small to medium enterprise that is not willing to invest in data backup is at risk of losing their data. Losing important information … Read more

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