There may have been a time when business owners were feeling iffy about cloud storage. Its intangibility reeked of instability and a lack of security. Plus, what is that saying about keeping your head out of the clouds?
But times have changed, attitudes have evolved and these days cloud storage is providing the most secure and affordable data storage method for small businesses. Read More
A strong, healthy business strategy is necessary to build a successful business, but what makes a business strategy vital?
One of the most effective ways of analysing the health of your business strategy is to utilise the SWOT matrix. Read More
The business environment is constantly evolving. So there is a need to constantly change in order to thrive.
But that's not to say there is a constant need to keep overturning the apple cart. Adopt simple strategies that will help keep your business on track and prevent inertia. Read More
The term ‘open-book management’ was coined in 1993 by John Case, of Inc. Magazine.
The idea behind the strategy was that companies would perform better when employees viewed themselves as partners in the business, rather than the hired help. Read More
Electronic commerce, more commonly known as ecommerce, refers to the online interaction between consumer and business. It is the simple buying and selling of services or products - the bricks and mortar of any business. Read More
Start off the New Year with a clear vision of what you would like to accomplish over the next 12 months. Ensure it has specific tangible goals.
Formulate a plan on how to achieve it. Read More
Our decisions shape our lives, our business, and our past, present and future. Being a confident decision maker may seem challenging at times but essentially it is one of the most important ingredients in the recipe for a successful business. Read More
The sales cycle, the process from initial customer contact to final settlement of the account, has a deep impact on the success of your small business. Read More
It might be part of your marketing strategy to offer free services, discounts and other ploys that are aimed at building a customer base.
These strategies are often time consuming and with little tangible profit. Read More
As a business coach I often point out that in many small businesses the Policies and Procedures (PP) manual functions as the strategic link between the business' vision and its day-to-day activities.
This document will construct and define roles and responsibilities while allowing operations to proceed at their smoothest. Read More