50 years ago, starting and marketing a new business often meant having to try and spread news of the business through word of mouth coupled with newspaper ads. Things have changed in the last few years, however, with the development of the internet and the social media platforms that followed as a result. Today, marketing is both easier and more difficult than ever; where we now have greater access than in the past, but it also means much higher rates of competition.
When starting a new business, it may seem obvious that some countries are better to begin in due to their socio-economic status, such as China, for example. The abundance of people, cheap commodities, and plenty of raw materials makes China, along with India and Brazil, great places to start up.
The truth is, however, that due to the sheer amount of paperwork necessary to get a successful business started within these countries, it may not seem worth it at all. Continue reading “The Top Countries for New Entrepreneurs”
Blogging, particularly when you pair it with the power of social media, is an excellent way to promote your business and its services on the internet. There are countless small business owners out there who have turned their humble enterprises into notable pursuits by adding blogs to their websites – and it’s an easy step for anyone to take, whether you write the blogs yourself or outsource them to a specialized content writer! Continue reading “5 Benefits of Starting a Business Blog”
As global business interests are becoming more important to the success of any company, so is workplace diversity becoming a necessity as opposed to a flag waved by business to show off their commitment to social change. Continue reading “Achieving and Celebrating Workplace Diversity”
One of the biggest failings in modern business practices is the loss of motivation in the workplace. There’s no denying that a pay cheque plays a big factor when it comes to why your employees come to work every day, but money can’t solve everything.
Low productivity often stems from having employees that feel more like they are slaves rather than valued members of the business, and it can put a serious damper on the bottom line. Continue reading “Tips For Keeping Employee Motivation High”
2018 was a tough year for many small business owners, and unfortunately, this trend is one likely to continue in 2019. However, there are ways that you can unlock your organisation’s growth and revenue potential, largely through improving operational and managerial efficiencies. Continue reading “5 Trends for Small Businesses in 2019”
Employee development is one of the most crucial parts of any business, and it’s also the most rewarding. However, for some reason it is often the most overlooked aspect of business and something managers leave till last on their to do list. Continue reading “How To Develop Your Employees”
There are now more than 3 billion people using social media network across the globe, so harnessing the power of these networks simply makes sense for business of all sizes.
If you haven’t yet used social media to promote or network your business, take a look at the many benefits that platforms like Facebook and Instagram have to offer. Continue reading “Why Social Media Is Good For Business”
There’s no denying that the idea of starting a new business can be a daunting one. There are several aspects that need to considered, and there needs to be plenty of planning and patience before anything can come to fruition.
Before this can all begin, however, you will first need to choose an idea for your business. Continue reading “4 Tips For Choosing The Right Business”
Many of us spend most of our days at work, sometimes we spend more time with our co-workers then we do with friends and family. This means that we can find the best of friends at work, but this also means that we may find ourselves arguing and getting into conflicts with our co-workers and we often take this conflict home with us. Continue reading “How to Handle Conflict at Work”