Tweak Your Biz » Management

Did your manager ask you to work in “Sync” off lately? Each organization has a set of goals to achieve and we all realize the fact that it’s not just one task to be performed but in fact there are multiple tasks which are carried out at one single point. If things were so simple in an office, then there wouldn’t be so many hirings. Simplification in work can only be attained when there is a proper way of managing it. Since a business operates at various levels, therefore it is all about…

Effective communication reduces confusion, misunderstanding and dissatisfactions to a large extent. In our society, various businesses and even technologies are dependent on effective communication. Business communication is any form of verbal or non-verbal communication that is used to pass on a message, promote a product or service or exchange information both internally and externally. One must understand the basics of communication and its role in overall growth to operate a business…

Once upon a time, starting a business would have been a huge leap of faith. Thanks to technology, you don’t have to “leap”; you’d just have to take a step forward. But then, why spend any money when you don’t have any? Why take the hard route when there are easier options today? No matter how you cut it, it does take money to make money. Yet, it’s not money you should be after. Also, money is not what you should be spending when you are starting out with entrepreneurship. Spend…

If you’re a business owner first, and a manager second, there may be certain aspects of managing staff that flat out terrify you. You might have zero experience managing other people, but find that doing so is an essential part of running your own business. In honor of Halloween, let’s look at a few of those frightening facts. Which of them can you identify with? #1. You’ve Got to Tell Everyone What To Do Some people live for being bossy. Others, not so much. If the idea of having to…

One of the biggest questions often asked online is how can you create a successful home business. I could give many responses including excellent marketing, quality products and responsive customer service. While many of these elements are important to the success of a home business, these are not the true answers. There is no single formula for creating a successful home business and there will never be a ‘how to guide’ that works for everyone or any industry. Instead there will be advice…

There is an abundance of legislation relating to employment in Ireland. Employers are responsible for ensuring that all Employees receive certain basic minimal employment rights. There is employment law legislation with regards to pre-employment (recruitment and selection), during employment (terms and conditions of employment, working time, pay and benefits, record keeping etc.) and upon termination of employment (notice, dismissal and redundancy). Employers can take a number of steps in order…

I’ve been lucky to have some great bosses over the years (hat-tip to Anita) but I’ve also had some really bad ones. Dealing with difficult or nightmare bosses can be both physically and emotionally draining and unfortunately it can also have a direct impact on your career and your effectiveness. The following are ten types of nightmare bosses (behaviour patterns) that I’ve come across. In my experience, it’s rare that a bad boss fits the exact stereotype but rather will demonstrate his…

In a September 2014 article I wrote for Forbes titled 10 Ways Universities Can Improve Entrepreneurship Education, established entrepreneurs and endowed professors from around the country shared with me some powerful recommendations they had for business schools. They provided feedback and suggestions on how they believe universities can create a more meaningful entrepreneurship program and experience for their students. Unfortunately, I was unable to include all of their recommendations and…

Every business needs more sales in order to run in the market for a longer period of time and that is why every business (regardless of the size) has their marketing budgets that they invest on multiple places in order to attract their targeted audience and ideally convert them into paying customers. Internet marketing (also known as Digital Marketing) became really famous mainly for two reasons. One of the reasons is the less amount of investment needed for this platform and one can expect…

As technology continuously evolves and becomes more accessible, customers have become more informed and more demanding. This means that projects have also become more complex — and team management more difficult. While an astounding 97% of organizations believe project management is critical to business performance and organizational success, only fewer than a third of all projects actually reach completion on time and on budget over the past year. Effective leadership has different faces and…