Tag Archives: Business

Invest in Ingenuity

November 21, 2013

Ingenuity, creativity and innovation stem from our innate desire to create something new, something better. Discovering and offering the newer and the better is the lifeblood of small businesses. As managers, owners and leaders it is crucial that we encourage and support creativity and innovation in the workplace. Consider the services, leaders and products you …
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Negotiating Like a Pro

November 14, 2013

For some people, negotiating comes as second nature. The rest of us need to carefully study and learn negotiation strategies to be sure we don’t end up on the losing end of business deals. The art of skillful negotiation is an asset to any business. Start with the basics. Whenever negotiating make sure you are …
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Effective Delegation

October 10, 2013

Delegating (giving someone authority to act and react to situations without referring back to you) is an important management tool. But many small business owners prefer to take on almost everything and find it difficult to divvy up tasks to staff members for fear of losing control. Embracing effective delegation techniques will not only keep …
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Getting Paid on Time

October 3, 2013

If we don’t get paid, we go out of business. So with more debtors delaying payment in these tough times, taking action to collect money should be a top priority for small companies. Few small businesses can afford to turn customers away, but you didn’t start your business to provide a free credit service to …
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Drive Your Business, Don’t Let it Drive You

June 13, 2013

Every business owner should take time to reflect and the question that often comes to mind is “What have I really accomplished this year?” Chances are that when you first set up your business you did it with a personal goal in mind such as spending more time with the family, having a higher level …
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If At First Your (Business) Idea Fails – Try, Try Again

January 4, 2011

So, you’ve had a great idea. Sitting over a well-earned drink after work watching the world go by, it came to you. It was so good you had to scribble it down on the drinks coaster, or maybe a paper napkin.  In bed that night, foot twitching and mind whirring with ideas, you can hardly …
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