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What are your strengths?

Do you know where your strengths are in your business? Do you know where your weaknesses are? And what about your threats and opportunities? When was the last time you conducted a SWOT analysis to figure all that out? Or have you not completed one? If you haven’t undertaken a SWOT analysis how are you going to identify areas to improve upon? If you haven’t undertaken a SWOT analysis how are you going to know what your strengths are that you can direct your customers to? How will you know… Read more What are your strengths?

Do you know what tools are available to you?

Do you know what tools are available that can make you more efficient in business? I’ve been writing this blog for a number of months now and I have mentioned quite a few tools that might not be obvious to you, but they are all ones that you can implement simply to improve your efficiency. The first is your mission and vision statement.  This is the first tool that I encourage businesses to set for themselves.  Having these in place helps you to be more efficient in your decision making… Read more Do you know what tools are available to you?

Don’t let social media get the better of you!

Social media doesn’t have to be hard!  And believe it or not, you don’t have to use every platform in your business. Starting out in social media can seem overwhelming.  But, it really isn’t as hard as it looks, and there are many ways to make it all easier. Before you get overwhelmed in social media you should stop and consider which platforms are best for you.  I personally use facebook for all of my businesses.  But I don’t use them all in the same way. I also use instagram… Read more Don’t let social media get the better of you!

You don’t need expensive electronic tools

Did you know that you don’t need expensive electronic tools to help you be organised in business? Too often I hear of people jumping onto the need to use this program or that to help them get more organised or efficient. But have you actually considered if it is going to be the right electronic tool for your business?  Have you considered that you might not really need one? Too often with electronic tools you are forced to use the workflow and structure that they are designed with. That workflow… Read more You don’t need expensive electronic tools

Who are your customers?

Do you know who your customers are? If you don’t know who your customers are, or who you want them to be, how can you work with them effectively? Whether you sell a product or provide a service, it is important to know who your customers are, or who you want them to be. Knowing your customer enables you to target the right people in your marketing campaigns. Knowing your customer enables you to tailor the product or service to their needs, or the need that you want to fulfill.… Read more Who are your customers?

Responsibilities

Your business is growing, you’re ready to take the next step up.  You’ve started to hire employees. Do you know who is going to be responsible for what? You already have employees, but you find yourself frustrated because they aren’t all doing what you expect them to do. Do they know who is responsible for what? If you want employees to perform at their best, if you want your business to operate as efficiently as possible, you need to ensure that responsibilities are clearly defined. The easiest way to do… Read more Responsibilities

Are you operating efficiently?

You may think that you’re operating your business efficiently, and that’s awesome if you are!  Below is a simple efficiency checklist so that you can assess if your business truly is operating efficiently and to guide you to areas for improvement. I encourage you to answer yes or no to each of these to see how efficiently you are operating. Efficiency Checklist: Does your company have a documented mission and vision statement? Does your company have a strategic plan in place for at least the next 12 months? Is your company’s strategic… Read more Are you operating efficiently?