Tweak Your Biz » Management

Whether you are a small businesses owner or someone who wants to up in the corporate ladder it is important to stay current. You can always try and follow the standard set of steps that have been deemed useful so far. But in order to make leaps instead of baby steps, new, more aggressive and somewhat unconventional strategies need to become a part of your everyday business improvement plan. First of all, it is important to understand that there are no one-fits-all rules guaranteed to help you…

We’ve all heard the phrase, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is exactly what makes understanding risk management so essential to the success of any business. The ability to identify and analyze risk, including potential losses for a company, is the first step in planning to either mitigate or transfer risk so that a business is not as exposed to loss and can continue to grow. Without proper attention and resources devoted to risk management, a business…

Employee productivity is just another fancy term for trying to get people to complete your work on time. However, it is not as simple as it sounds. You are running a small or large company and you need your employees to generate a certain level of output to keep the profits flowing. So the question is how are you going to do it without sounding like a broken record of “self-help” Boosting employee productivity is no rocket science, however, there is an art of getting the best out of your…

Many leaders, who are facing leadership for the first time and have varying amounts of experience, all share the same fear: they are scared that their team, colleagues and acquaintances will find out that they are a fraud. But this fear can be avoided by transitioning from a ‘doer’ to a leader with vision, although it is a hard transition to make – depending on where you worked before, what position you were in, and the amount of responsibility you had then, bit it’s a transition work…

Small and large businesses alike are beginning to notice crowdfunding – the fundraising strategy that has evolved from a niche approach to one of the most pervasive opportunities in the industry – and it’s important that entrepreneurs everywhere do the same. Whether you’re launching a new product, trying to fund a new idea, or looking to raise money for a particular entrepreneurial endeavor, crowdfunding may be the answer to your financial shortcomings. However, if you’re going to…

Starting a new business is quite an undertaking, from putting down the foundations to learning whatever you can about the entrepreneurial game. It has its risk and rewards, which is why a lot of people are afraid of it but also look up to it. In this day and age when startups seem to pop up everywhere, it seems like there’s an entrepreneurial boom going on at an unprecedented rate. With technology and the Internet having made a lot of processes much easier and more accessible, it seems…

A new manager has quite a few challenges in front of them. If they aren’t careful they can start there managerial position out in the wrong way. It can be difficult to provide a checklist of the things that a person should watch out for as every business runs differently. While offices are different, there are certain things that a new manager has to watch out for and the following are just a few things to monitor to make sure your first few months as a manager go smoothly. Time Theft With…

Many people nowadays believe that by simply reading a book of quotes from Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, or Bill Gates they’ll master the world of technology or business. With a myriad of publications and products that promise success overnight, young and novice entrepreneurs are often misled that success in business is something that can be easily learnt. Are they in for a huge disappointment, or a whirl of success? Succeeding in business is usually the result of a good idea, hard work, right…

Where do you look when you have an open job position? If you’re like many employers, you start with active job boards online or by posting the position in your storefront window. Is that enough? Are you certain you’re getting the best pool of candidates from these efforts? Many employers didn’t think so, which is why more of them are using social recruiting. What Is Social Recruiting? Social recruiting involves using social platforms to source and attract talent. For example, if your…

One of my favorite books of all time is The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. It’s a powerful look into how habits impact our lives and our businesses. It highlights how the right habits can improve our businesses – and the wrong habits can lead to disaster. We all know resolutions just don’t work. Instead, it’s time to tweak our business day and create lasting productive habits. Some may be more difficult to implement than others. But if…