3 Steps To Nailing Your Next Pitch

Selling is central to any business. And yet a vast majority of us find ourselves hard-pressed to sell our product or services when put in a room in front of a bunch of prospective investors or employers. Delivering that perfect pitch is no easy task and failures can be devastating, both in terms of morale and your business/employment status. Not everyone is born with the gift of the gab. Though such inborn traits or talents can indeed help, they are not exactly necessary to develop an effective sales pitch.…

Conflict Resolution and Your Business

Conflicts can develop anywhere, but one of the places where they are the most destructive is the workplace. If there are two people in a company continually in conflict, there is virtually no escape. Not only the two people involved but other employees and management have to tolerate a tense atmosphere whenever the two people are in the room. If there is an ongoing dispute or discomfort between two parties at your workplace, it is a good idea to use conflict resolution techniques and hire a professional to hash out problems.…

4 Ways to Make Your New Office Safer

Safety isn’t always at the forefront of an entrepreneur’s mind. It should be. While most people associate office safety with outdoor work, there’s a lot that could go wrong in an office environment as well. As a business owner, you are responsible for the safety and well-being of your employees. While office accidents are rare, it’s worth taking the effort to make your workplace safer. Here are four ways to make your new office safer: Regular Training In an office, safety boils down to staff behaviour.…

What is a Career Pivot and How to Make it

Last year, it was revealed in a report by the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) that almost half of the UK workforce wants to change their job. But even though so many of us want a career change, a high number of us are held back by an uncertainty of what to switch to, or a fear of failure. ‘Career pivoting’ is an option which is seen by many as a viable way to keep their careers interesting, stick to what they know and to change jobs safely all at once.…

7 Offline Marketing Tactics You Haven’t Used Before

If you’re looking for some inspiration to try a new marketing technique, then here are seven offline marketing tactics that you may not have used before. Exhibit at a local show Taking your brand out and about to local shows can help to increase brand awareness and sales for your business. Make sure that your display fits your brand style and focus on one key theme. After all – you may not want to take everything you have to the show!…

How to Choose the Right Franchise

If you’re thinking of buying a franchise, don’t be tempted by what a franchise can do for you. Instead, think of what you like to do. Put passion before profit. Taking time to be introspective is not a waste of time. Unless you have a clear idea about your own likes and dislikes, wants and desires, strengths and weaknesses, you could make an expensive mistake. So, how do you decide? 5 Questions to Ask Imagine you were talking to a franchise broker, mulling that question over.…

5 Sources of Ideas for Creating Content for Your Pet Business Blog

Setting up a blog for your pet business can be a great addition to your online presence and consistently creating quality content is a hugely valuable asset. However, coming up with really interesting blog posts can be incredibly difficult. If you’ve got writer’s block or just don’t know where to start, try these ideas to generate fantastic content for your pet business blog: 1. Imagine your ideal customer Your customers are the target of your blog, so why not start with them?…

Why Keeping Good Employee Records is Vital

It really does not matter what type of company you run, understanding its strengths and weaknesses is vital to success. Gathering relevant data about your business and interrogating it on a regular basis is by far the best way to stay informed about what is really going on in your firm. This applies to all areas of your business, not just your finances. It is not enough to just pull off a profit and loss report every month, and review it.…

3 Ways to Give Your Business a Makeover

Unless you’re a retro fashionista, it’s unlikely that you go around wearing the same styles people wore several decades ago. Fashion is constantly evolving, and not just because humans are prone to changing their minds. Change is an indication of progress, and if you’re still doing all of the same things you were doing years ago, you probably haven’t progressed very far. Companies work the same way. It’s easy to fall into familiar routines, but if you really want to succeed, it’s important to shake things up every now and then.…

How to Market Your Open Source Project or Business

Launching your own open source project is always exciting. You’ve worked on the project for so long and now it’s starting to attract users. Some businesses may be interested in using your open source solution, while home or personal users are beginning to contribute to the project as it grows further. The initial launch of the project is a critical moment. In order for an open source project or business to be known, it needs to have a good marketing strategy.…