3 MINUTE READ In this article, guest blogger Angela Smith, an experienced trade business owner, educator and coach, and co-founder of Lifestyle Tradie, outlines the five steps you need to take to make a lasting impression on would-be customers.
2 MINUTE READ Marketing is key to both winning new customers and retaining existing customers (because it encourages them to rely on your services, over and over again). Still, many trade business owners make one critical marketing mistake. In this article, guest blogger Angela Smith, an experienced trade business owner, educator and coach, provides practical and proven marketing advice that you can easily implement in your trade business.
3 MINUTE READ When hiring new staff, a lot of thought can go into considering whether the person is going to be a good cultural fit. Ideally, you’ll seek out team players who are going to represent your company in the most positive way.
3 MINUTE READ For many of us, the principal source of conflict in our lives is the people we work with. Conflict often arises due to difficulties between workers and supervisors, unions and management, competing departments, and the difficult behaviour of co-workers.
2 MINUTE READ A far cry from the days of entering data into spreadsheets, today’s business accounting software platforms can help business stakeholders report on financial and operational information with just a few mouse clicks.
2 MINUTE READ It’s coming close to that time again – EOFY. For many, the term brings up memories of sleepless nights, or tearing hair out while trying to find an unlabelled payment to reconcile the bank account.
2 MINUTE READ Respect is something you should earn from your team and it should not be expected or demanded. Being a respected leader necessarily requires you to be mindful of how you interact with your team and peers.
2 MINUTE READ Finding good employees can be really tedious. It involves time and money spent in advertising for a new role, sifting through applicants, and then spending time in a relatively short interview to gauge whether or not the person will fit well into your company.
4 MINUTE READ Every day around the world, an untold number of new small businesses throw themselves into the competitive entrepreneurial world. Business owners spend hours refining business plans and safeguarding against risks, and yet many will not make it past the first year of trading.
3 MINUTE READ Material theft is a never-ending concern for all businesses. Managing this threat in a growing business is especially difficult, given that the more employees you have, the more chance of material being stolen. Fortunately, the concept of the ’Theft Triangle’ can help identify and mitigate the risk of material theft.