In business there are many metrics that you can keep track of. A lot of organizations like to track metrics that simply make them look good and they showcase these to the public to leave a better impression on people…. Continue Reading →
Loyal customers are the bread-and-butter of your business. Loyal customers need less “hard sell” to get them to place repeat orders. They keep coming back and, as long as you keep offering them a good relationship, they are worth hundreds… Continue Reading →
Many companies are so keen to attract new business that they can neglect their existing customers. That’s certainly how I feel (neglected, that is) after banking with the same bank for 20 years and discovering that new customers are getting… Continue Reading →
Being able to accurately forecast your sales figures is vital in any business in order to set and meet targets and identify areas which may need improvement; or, indeed, areas which you can rely upon to bring in big numbers…. Continue Reading →
Being good at sales isn’t just luck and despite what some may think, good sales people aren’t born with a special skill that sets them apart from everyone else. They best sales people are hard workers who have a well-practiced… Continue Reading →
As buyers become more knowledgeable and competition increases, it is vital that sales teams are capable of improving and developing their skills and techniques in order to stay ahead in any industry. The sales processes which worked well 10 or… Continue Reading →
Interested in starting your own home based business? Starting your own business can be both exciting and challenging. For most, it’s an eye opening experience with all of the issues and items that need to be dealt with, generally far… Continue Reading →
Are you still using Salesforce as just a contact manager and tracker instead of wholly a part of the sales process? Salesforce is an immensely powerful customer relationship management ecosystem that can completely revolutionise customer handling across your entire organisation… Continue Reading →
Shareholder value is a nebulous concept. For some investors it simply means increasing the price of shares, but this is a rather short-termist definition as, especially in bubble situations, it is possible for the share-price to be rising but at… Continue Reading →
A common complaint in sales departments across the country is that their CRM has promised more than it has achieved. It’s promised to increase sales, improve customer retention and make it easier to gauge how well each sales team is… Continue Reading →
Project management software is an indispensable solution that saves every business from getting overwhelmed in handling a portfolio of several projects simultaneously. Although there is no substitute for the skills that a project manager can have, simple project management software… Continue Reading →
Small businesses have particular needs when it comes to storage. Self storage provides cheap, secure space that is flexible for businesses to use. Here we look at the benefits of self storage for a small business.
Within the last year, self storage as an industry has near enough exploded with activity. The rise is thought to be because of lots of different factors, the main one being that digital retailers are using cheap self storage commercially because of the huge increase in online consumer sales. Basically everyone wants to buy goods online and online retailers need somewhere flexible and cost effective to keep those goods.
If you have a vision of a successful career; working in a range of industries, companies and even countries. If you dream of working on the most exciting projects and enjoying every minute of it then you probably think you will have to have a good university degree to enable you to do this – even to have the possibility of doing this. But think again – careers are no longer as traditional as they once were – there are opportunities in jobs that didn’t exist a decade ago and even in traditional roles the way we view a career has changed.
Take apprenticeships for example – they used to be viewed as a way to train tradespeople – a slightly less academic choice of career. Yet now we have Higher apprenticeships such as the project management apprenticeships that results in a degree level qualification. Even in more traditional professions such as accountancy and engineering it is necessary to continue to take training courses and develop your skills and expertise throughout your career.
If you have spare time, you have spare capacity to earn. Here we offer examples of jobs you can do from home to boost your income whether you are a stay-at-home parent, supplementing your main income or looking to pay off your student debt, or looking for a rewarding career in later life. Earning a little bit more can help you become more financially independent.
Working from home is the way forward for men and women. If you are at home you have the capacity to boost your income, all you usually need is an internet connection. Why wouldn’t you want to earn extra cash in your PJ’s and get a boost managing the household budget? But the opportunities aren’t just hobbies – they can also develop into rewarding careers.
There are even opportunities in the caring profession that don’t involve working in a large care home or other institution but actually in someone’s home. You can become a Live-in Carer for the increasing numbers of senior people who want to remain in their own homes when they become less able to cope – a massive, perhaps not surprising, majority would prefer this to going into a residential home and giving up the comforts of their own home. There has, therefore, been a surge in need for carers to go into elderly people’s homes to help them with everyday tasks such as bathing and dressing. This can be for a few hours a day or even on a full-time basis when live-in care is an alternative to a residential care home.
There are many countries across the globe that have great opportunities and wonderful locations to start a business. There is always scope for a bigger market and success there. In some countries, the laws of the state will consider your… Continue Reading →
Are you tired of working for someone else, of having to implement someone else’s ideas and getting embroiled in office politics? Are you tired of working a full-time job and still barely being able to make ends meet? Having to rely on borrowing doorstep loans or secured loans when you have an unexpected expense? Have you dreamt of the financial freedom of becoming your own boss but don’t know where to start; haven’t got that “great idea” you think you need?
Believe it or not successful businesses don’t have to be based on a unique idea – they simply have to do what they do very well and better than the competitors. There are literally thousands of options to choose from when starting your own home-based business and it has never been easier to become your own boss so, if not now, when?
In order to be effective, all meetings should have a clear objective stated in advance and a detailed agenda distributed to all attendees prior to the meeting. Whatever type of meeting it is, a sales progress meeting, a project status update meeting or a planning meeting every successful meeting needs at least a stated purpose and a well thought out agenda.
If, for instance, it is a sales meeting and you plan to discuss implementing commitment based selling and possibly sales training courses for your sales team remember that everyone has a finite concentration span and any meeting longer than an hour should be well-justified. Anything expected to be longer than two hours should be cut down to two or more separate meetings at least a day apart in order to be effective.