Category Archives: Business Organisation and Systems
You have probably attended at least a few in your lifetime. Those boring, brain-numbing time-wasting meetings that drone on forever. The meetings where nobody ever seems to get to the point and most people leave wondering why they were even present.
Well, you have to admit that meetings are sometimes a necessary evil. They play an important part in planning, preparing, communicating, influencing and concluding business. So, how can you ensure they creat great results?
Having an effective, productive meeting that leaves you energised and satisfied that you’ve really accomplished your goal is not that difficult. Here are six top tips to get the most out of your meetings.
In business, time equals money and, as an entrepreneur or business owner, you definitely cannot afford to waste either. In recent months I’ve seen several struggling entrepreneurs and business owners wasting time and losing out on business due to poor organisation. The key to curbing unnecessary wastage is simple – Get Organised!
Most small business owners and entrepreneurs are familiar with the situation. You feel you totally overwhelmed with the multiple roles and responsibilities you have in your own business. The more business you do, the more time you have to spend on “stuff” that are not your core business or “stuff” that you are not really good at. The result? You have less time for running and developing the actual business and doing what you are really good at.
Many small business owners feel that they just cannot justify employing dedicated people to focus purely on administrative, logistical or back-office tasks. As a matter of fact, most of us do not want the responsibilities and headaches that are associated with a full-time workforce!
There are a number of ways to deal with these challenges, regardless if you are a start-up, growing or established business. Some of the options include outsourcing, joint-ventures, contracting or virtual assistance.
Have you at any stage of your personal or professional life reached a point where you REALLY wanted to get more done, but felt a little stuck? Have you ever wondered how some people just manage to get more things done and still have time for fun and leisure?
The thing with personal productivity is that it’s usually about taking responsibility and taking action, in spite of inconvenience or objections. Here are a few ideas to increase productivity and unlock time and energy to get the things done that really mater:
Most business owners will agree that having to deal with late- or non-payment is one of the least exciting aspects of being in your own business. Unfortunately for most of us, outstanding payments can happen at any time, with any clients – even those that used to be ideal clients at some stage.
Failure to effectively deal with non-paying clients can potentially lead to the failure of your business as a whole – SO, how can it be prevented and what is the best way to deal with non-paying clients or customers?