How often do you think about setting personal development goals? In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to lose track of the goals we have for our personal, professional, and family lives. We “wear many hats” and often find ourselves just getting by, feeling adrift in the world, and ignoring what we really want to achieve.
When managing a business, it’s not only the staff and employees you have to deal with. There are other areas such as IT, document management and others that you need to consider. Below are general outlines that can be used in the specific areas that need to be managed. Business owners can apply these to make management easier.
Any successful leader knows that at the core of any plan of growth lies the need for exceptional business communication skills. Everything that happens around you is the result of some negotiation. Any plan of action, any campaign, any decision – you are negotiating at every step of the way. You want the other person to agree and work with you – whether this is your co-worker, team member, boss, top management or a person outside your business.
If you want to work for yourself, there are various ways of doing so. Once you have decided on a business idea, the next step is to decide how you want to set up your business. This will partly depend on the type of work you are going to do. For example, if you are working freelance for other companies you might look at different options than if you are setting up a business working only for yourself.
Business Development and being able to generate new sales and revenues is the lifeblood of many small businesses. Has an economic downturn or major change in your industry slowed down or impeded your efforts lately?
The Business Development Strategy is used to underpin your main Business Plan and essentially it sets out a standard approach for developing new opportunities, either from within existing accounts or by proactively targeting brand new potential accounts and then working to close them.
The human-headed Lamassu of the city of Khorsabad (Dur-Sharrukin), the capital of the Assyrian Empire. The Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
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A false dichotomy? This point of view by Patrick Spenner says that simplicity in decision-making is what customers want most, but he also equates engagement with information overload. Do you agree with this author’s implication that engagement and simplicity are mutually exclusive? Via Forbes
BBC collects information about when the world’s non-renewable resources will dry out. The problems will be felt a long time before they runs out because of the “peak”-effect which will influence markets and people’s behavior.
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