Measuring Employee Productivity In The Workplace

Measuring Employee Productivity

The are many problems associated with trying to measure productivity in any business. Each member of staff is a completely different human and no two are the same. Some will excel while others struggle and often amongst the same members of your staff these areas can be interchangeable; Tony might be great on the phone and converting to sales but struggles with the administration which slows down his performance, where Mike might be the exact opposite, his admin skills are fantastic, if only he was good on the phone… In…

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Brands That Have Created The Perfect Working Enviormen!

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Ever since tech moguls such as Google and Apple introduced its revolutionary headquarters to the corporate world, companies have begun to follow suit. The days of tedious floor plans, blank white walls and stuffy suits are long gone. Sure, it still exists in the more conventional fields of finance, accounting and audit. Yet, businesses that are just opening their doors are choosing a different path. Start-up culture has always been renowned for its intrapreneurial spirit, casual attire code, social gatherings and now incredible office designs. Are you about to commence…

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Starting Small: Three Reasons Why Small Businesses Are Important

Starting Small - Starting Small: Three Reasons Why Small Businesses Are Important

One of the more common—yet highly elusive—goals that one can have is to own their own business. There are millions of small businesses out in the world yet many of them fold on a monthly basis. This is actually something that is detrimental for us all. Today, we take a look at three reasons why small businesses are important.   Economic Development Small businesses, no matter how miniscule they may seem, contribute greatly to the economy of any locale. When large businesses open in an area, it always said that…

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Clarifications: Just What ‘Qualifies’ as a Small Business?

Clarifications - Clarifications: Just What ‘Qualifies’ as a Small Business?

When the end goal is to provide ample support for small businesses, it would only make sense to actively arm yourself with a suitable knowledge of what a small business is by definition. We may have already said this before but small businesses are the lifeblood of a lot of communities—even if they do not realize it themselves. We want to take this opportunity to lay down a clear clarification of what small business is.   Why Learn About It? Before you throw your support toward any concept of cause,…

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Beyond Restaurants: Products You Can Obtain from Small Businesses

Beyond Restaurants - Beyond Restaurants: Products You Can Obtain from Small Businesses

There has always been this rallying cry behind large conglomerates about ‘having more’ than local businesses. We’re here to shine a glaring light on how vastly incorrect that belief is. There is always a sort of long-standing animosity between small and large businesses. Not only is the reality of competition often unforgivable but the sense of convenience is often overpowering. There is no denying that most consumers go for what is convenient versus what is locally sustainable. What a lot of consumers fail to realize is that if they just…

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Top Four Ways to Support Independent Businesses in Your Area

Top Four Ways to Support Independent Businesses in Your Area - Top Four Ways to Support Independent Businesses in Your Area

Up to this point, we have been talking about why you should support independent businesses. Today, we take a look at the best ways at how you can actually support them.   4: Peddle Their Information By ‘peddling’ we do not, in any way, mean that you should sell their information. When there is a small business or independent firm you want to support, sharing their information with your network can really do wonders. A whopping 96% of most consumers make their purchase decisions based on recommendations of people that…

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Supporting Your Own: Two Benefits of Shopping Local

Supporting Your Own - Supporting Your Own: Two Benefits of Shopping Local

When choosing where to procure certain items or products, there is always a question that you should ask yourself: is it available through a local business? As consumers, it is critical that we be smart about where our money goes into. After all, it is not like we simply pick up money off of the street or pluck it from a money tree. When you spend your money at a business, you are not only procuring a service for yourself, you are ultimately providing a livelihood for those that run…

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One Entrepreneur to Another: How to Ethically Support Each Other

One Entrepreneur to Another - One Entrepreneur to Another: How to Ethically Support Each Other

Sometimes when the idea of a business is brought up, a sort of wall goes up between two entrepreneurs. With the world works, this is fairly expected. Today, we look at how entrepreneurs can ethically support each other. We place an emphasis on the ‘ethics’ part of it all because in the world of business, it is entirely possible to come across another small business in the area that is in the same sort of field or market as you. This pretty much makes them your competition.   Line up…

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Loan Talk: How to Secure a Business Loan for Your Independent Firm

Loan Talk - Loan Talk: How to Secure a Business Loan for Your Independent Firm

Unless you are independently wealthy, the topic of securing capital for your business can be quite daunting. One thing you can try to do is to secure a business loan for your startup. Banks can always seem so unfriendly when you think about it but they can be the partner that your startup needs. If you are not quite sure how to get approved for a business loan, we’ve come up with a few tips that you can use when you think you are ready for a talk with the…

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Organizational Round-Up: Established Orgs That Support Entrepreneurs

Organizational Round Up - Organizational Round-Up: Established Orgs That Support Entrepreneurs

As much as anyone would like to handle everything by themselves, it is often better to seek help when you need it. Today, we take a look at some established organizations that support entrepreneurs. Such organizations are crucial in the formation of business processes and even building up the entrepreneur’s confidence in their course of action.   APEE This stands for The Association of Private Enterprise Education. They are wholly dedicated to providing information in a more social setting. They provide a pretty safe and conducive space for a think…

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