Tweak Your Biz » Management

An over-the-top busy schedule reflected on your smart phone is what greets you in the morning. Unrealistic deadlines send you on your way to lunch. Scope changes and budget cuts make for an appetizing dinner. The challenge of strategizing a game plan with proper management tools rock you to sleep. You are not a regular person. You’re a project manager. And below are ten reasons why you are also a superhero. # 1. You command authority A project manager like you, no matter what age, does not…

This post originally appeared on the Sage Ireland blog, Sage Ireland are official sponsors of Tweak Your Biz. Many businesses large and small are looking for the help of social media consultants. As the industry is unregulated anyone can be a social media ‘expert’ so how does a business owner tell who is good and who is not so good, especially if they don’t know much about social media themselves. There really is no such thing as a social media expert just people that do social media…

Fear is an emotional reaction to a recognized danger, be it known or unknown. It always causes stress, sometimes panic and even paralysis afterwards. In a nutshell, it is considered as a negative effect. So why would anybody say that fear is good? There are actual instances wherein the feeling of fear invokes a more powerful and more positive mental response. For instance, the fear of the unknown may push a person to do exhaustive research on the subject to obtain the ins and outs of…

What does it mean to “get the right people on the bus”? According to business consultant, author, and lecturer Jim Collins, it is all part of the “First Who, Then What” concept based on company growth and sustainability. Essentially, the concept is about first getting the right people in your business, and then figuring out what exactly their jobs will entail. One of the more difficult tasks in building a business is hiring the right people. It’s not that the process in itself is…

Although it might not be the most pleasant thing to talk about, there may come a time where redundancy at your firm becomes necessary, and although they’ll never be a nice thing to be involved with, there’s no need for the process to be gruelling. It’s also important to remember that redundancies become necessary for all sorts of reasons, not just as a result of business failure; changes in the way the industry operates or an organisational restructure are two other factors that can…

Do you need a website? Online presence is essential for big companies and huge organizations. But is it necessary for a small business or a startup? This question has led to debates ever since the availability of the Internet. An online business needs online presence; that’s pretty obvious. If you are an online retailer or an online service, you need to have a website. It is your primary tool of business. It is the channel via which you conduct your business. Does your business need a…

June 10, 2013 was a big announcement day for Apple at its Worldwide Developers Conference.  Frankly, it was a strange spectacle to me.  There was Apple announcing upgrades; not new exciting technologies to dazzle the industry!  For iTunes, it was at last an announcement of iTunes Radio, designed to try to compete with the likes of well-established streaming music and radio services like Spotify and Pandora, each of which were launched several years ago. In regard to the operating system…

This post originally appeared on the Sage Ireland blog, Sage Ireland are official sponsors of Tweak Your Biz. You can’t take a holiday from social media, it is an always on job. For those using social media to market a business with a global audience, there is even more pressure to have round the clock activity on your social media channels. So what do you do when you need to take some time out, how do you manage your social media channels when that well deserved holiday comes up. Here…

This post originally appeared on the Sage Ireland blog, Sage Ireland are official sponsors of Tweak Your Biz. Are you a Hands On Soloist that that loves the skill and craft of what your business provides or are youThe Manager/CEO type, a great mentor and leader that delegates important tasks to employees, or perhaps you are The Classic Entrepreneur that thrives on the adrenaline of a start-up environment. What type of business owner are you? Take our two minute quiz and find out. If…

Job descriptions are a powerful planning, control and management tool for both the organisation and the individual employee. A job description sets the context before starting any new role. It sets out in detail your role as a team member and gives a point of focus so that you can make a unique contribution to the overall success of an organisation. The requirement for ‘focus’ is ultra-important for the startup business promoter. So a job description should be high on the list of…