Category: Business Wisdom

Why culture is critical in business

You can talk growth, vision, business mindset and numbers, but one often underestimated asset of the most successful businesses is culture.
This near unquantifiable X-factor is all about the team ethos. Get it right, you attract great staff and great customers. Get it wrong and your business can be a minefield of poor service, staff personality clashes, and lagging morale.
So, what is culture, why is it critical to business and how do you set yourself up for a positive workplace?

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How to solve problems with planning

From the trivial to the serious, problems arise in business almost every day. They’re part of the reality of managing a business, working with customers and handling staff. But with planning, problems can be anticipated, with strategies in place to remedy any issues that may arise. Here’s how to get ahead of the problem-solving game, with a little pre-planning.

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Working on, not just in, your business

One of the biggest mistakes most business operators make is to get so caught up in the day-to-day operation of an enterprise that they fail to work on, not just in, their business.

So how do you shift the focus? Well it’s about prioritising, keeping the big picture in mind, and knowing when to delegate tasks to other staff members or an external person.

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The most important questions in business

When it comes to business, too often business owners become bogged down in the day-to-day running of things. We get caught up in the operation but fail to look at the big picture of what we hope to achieve and how. Success can be whittled down to a number of factors by answering some pertinent questions. These are the questions a business owner should be asking in order to achieve success.

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