3 Quick Tips On How Entrepreneurs Create A Great Business Pitch

A startup owner needs the funds to get the business of the ground, grow it and market it to prospective clients.

Few entrepreneurs have the capital required to grow a startup, and they need investors to finance their endeavours. Learn More

Can Snapchat Help Your Marketing Strategy?

Another day – another social media platform is making headlines.

This fun app allows users to post short photos videos, called stories, and share them with others, with the content being deleted after 24 hours. Learn More

How To Make Your Business Thrive On YouTube

Everyone has heard of YouTube; it is likely that you have perused adorable cat videos or sang your heart out to Adele’s latest hit.

However, did you know that YouTube can be a powerful tool in growing your business? Learn More

Are You Conducting International Business Effectively?

Today, the majority of businesses are doing work on a global scale.

Even if your offices are in the UK, it is likely that your products are available online; therefore, clients from around the world can purchase them. Learn More

How To Deal With These Two Types Of Difficult Employee

In a perfect world, all employees would fit into one mould – a worker that listens, follows directions, shows initiative, and cares about their work.

Unfortunately, most leaders can attest that these perfect employees do not exist. Instead, there are all types of staff members, some easier to manage, and others not so much. Learn More

How To Train Staff In Customer Service

CoachCustomer service is imperative for establishing and maintaining a loyal customer base. In organisations where employees interact with clients directly, managers need to train staff to provide excellent customer service. Learn More

Do You Know How You Lead Your Team?

businessman standing on the rooftop of a 3d skyscraperIf you have recently been promoted to a management position, or simply want to reflect on your managerial methods, you should figure out what leadership style you possess. Learn More

4 Tips for Preparing for an Appraisal

shake handsA while back I wrote to about the best ways of preparing for an appraisal. Today I’d like to expand on that by adding a few additional items that will help the appraisal process to run a bit smoother.
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Sorting through Resumes

The tasking of interviewing potential new employees is a daunting process all by itself, but sometimes we forget about the process that comes before it – sorting through resumes.

Now let me clarify one point first. The online world is wonderful when it comes to making job postings public. Whereas we were once limited to word of mouth and print advertisements, online job boards give us the opportunity to extend our reach to areas we may not have been able to make contact in before. Learn More

Asking Great Interview Questions

As a manager, I’ve always found the interview process both fascinating and nerve-wracking. It’s fascinating because I get to meet and speak to dozens of incredible people – some great for the job and others not – but all from different walks of life. It’s nerve-wracking because I have to constantly stay on my toes, thinking of interview questions that will help me to almost force a person to show his or her true colors.

In my experience, I’ve found that interview questions serve three main purposes. They tell you whether or not the individual in question has the skills needed to join the workforce; they tell you whether or not a person is able to function well under pressure; and they give you a general idea of whether or not the person will be a good fit, personality wise, with your team. Learn More