Today small businesses often face challenges obtaining name recognition in competitive local marketplaces. These enterprises frequently lack large advertising budgets. They must obtain the best possible return on investment for every ad buy. Carefully selected promotional gifts offer these companies an opportunity to accomplish two important goals. On the one hand, supervisors can let employees know the firm genuinely values their dedicated service. At the same time, by selecting tokens of appreciation wisely, the company also indirectly obtains long-lasting advertising benefits.
As would be expected, your SME is going to need to hire more employees to continue in success. Given recent economic struggles, hiring has become somewhat of a tentative matter. Many a time when recruiting a new member it has costed companies a lot in expense and time, but picking up the right person at the right time will see your company grow much more efficiently.
When asking yourself “When should I hire more employees?”, ensuring you achieve the perfect balance can be a tough nut to crack. You don’t have to just ask yourself that one question, read below and give yourself plenty more to answer to, to help you accurately determine whether picking up a new member of staff is the right choice for you.
You may be passionate about your business vision and ready to stick with your venture until the bitter end… but do the people you work with feel the same way? As an entrepreneur, it can be easy to get wrapped up in your own mission while leaving business partners, employees, and clients behind. And that’s bad news, because the myriad responsibilities of your start-up can’t be weathered alone.
So how do you get others to not only understand your vision, but to go above and beyond to help you achieve it? As it turns out, it’s all about how you communicate it. Here are a few tips for getting others to love your vision as much (well, almost as much) as you do.
It’s an inevitably awkward situation: you’re meeting a client or business partner who you’ve been introduced to before, and they hold out a hand while saying, “I don’t believe we’ve met.”
Beyond just being embarrassing, having someone forget about you can have a negative impact on your career. If you’re an employee who flies under the radar, you may be passed over for promotions and leadership opportunities. It’s even worse if you’re an entrepreneur, because having a client or customer forget about your brand means you’re losing potential business.
So just how do you stick in a person’s mind? There are no Jedi tricks you can use, but there are some simple techniques and habits you can employ to make yourself stand out so your customer, client, or employer will remember you.
Happiness in the workplace really matters: unhappy workers take more sick days, contribute less to group projects, are less productive, and affect the moods of the people around them. There are plenty of reasons why you might be unhappy with your job, but a common factor is not feeling like you get enough respect at work.
Wondering if this is what’s been making you dread going to the office in the morning? Check out the warning signs that may indicate you’re not getting the respect you deserve.
Whether you’re a CEO or a summer intern, your attitude can have a huge impact on your co-workers’ moods, the way that you’re perceived, and even the office’s productivity. In fact, studies have shown that people tend to mimic nonverbal behaviour, so if you come into the office frowning, you’re cuing the people around you to frown as well. Even if you don’t think you’re being outwardly negative, you may still be exhibiting nonverbal behaviors that others will pick up on and adopt, which will put everyone in a worse mood.
Luckily, there is some good news (this is a post on positivity, after all!). Bad moods may be contagious, but good ones can be too. If you’re able to be more outwardly positive at work, you’ll create a better environment for everyone around you. Wondering how you can “train” yourself to be more visibly positive? Try these 5 things.
Wondering why a coworker recently seemed hesitant to come up to you or why you’re not drawing a big crowd at trade shows? You might have plenty of great things to say, but if you’re making body language mistakes, you’ll have trouble gaining an audience in the first place.
Body language is a huge part of putting others at ease and establishing yourself as an authority in your field. That’s obviously important in any industry (and in everyday life) but it’s particularly vital if you work in marketing and have to persuade customers, clients, or coworkers to trust in what you’re selling.
Here are 5 basic tips you can try to make sure that you’re conveying the right message with your body language.