The invention of the Internet brought many positive changes for small businesses. One of the positives that the Internet brought about was that it opened doors for small businesses to grow their teams with talent across the globe. Many companies now have remote team members working to help improve their bottom line. However, you must have a plan to ensure that your remote team model is successful. Below are a few practices to have in place to help your virtual team work in a collaborative manner.
Your calendar is the lifeline of your day, and how you schedule your day can have a tremendous impact on the outcome of your productivity. With that said, utilizing the features in your calendar can go a long way in helping you use it efficiently, and efficiency equals results. Below are some features to pay attention to when setting up your Outlook calendar.
Many people operating their business know that at some point they will need to delegate in order to grow the company outside of just themselves. However, many don’t know where to start or they do delegate but don’t have success at doing it. Delegating, when not done properly, can hurt you instead of help you. Below are some ways that you can ensure that delegating does what it’s intended to do, and that is to help you grow your company.
Working from home is something that many people would like to do; it has been presented as a way to create a good work/life balance. However, many are surprised to find that it’s not as easy to work from home as it’s often presented. Here’s one thing that you can do to help you get off to a great start if you’re new to the world of telecommuting.
Today I’m reminded of an old client who passed away a couple of years ago. He was my client for 12 years, and I learned a lot from him. He would call me a couple of times per day. I have to admit that this annoyed me initially, but over time, I came to look forward to the calls. We would discuss his plans for the day, review his calendar, and he would check-in to see if I had anything to discuss with him.
We all want to make ourselves stand out in our industry. Clients now have the Internet at their tips and have an array of other businesses to choose from, so you will need to go the extra mile to make your company stand out among the others in your field. One way to stand out in a crowd is to take the time to do little things that make a big impression. Below are some ways that you can look good in the eyes of your clients and potential clients.
You don’t want to create more work for your clients as you onboard them. Your goal should be to have the process go as smoothly and as easily as possible. A great way to ensure that this happens is to automate your onboarding. Below are some ways that you can do this.
Delegating is the key to scaling a company. You can’t do everything on your own if you want to grow your business. However, if you’ve never delegated, you may find it to be challenging. Delegating is an art. There are steps to follow to ensure that you’re doing it effectively so that you receive the desired outcome for the task or project. Below are some tips to help you master the art of delegating.
Email plays an essential role in the life of a business owner. There is good in email – it’s how we communicate with clients, potential clients, colleagues and our team. It also has its bad side – it can even become addictive; it can derail our productivity, and it can become time-consuming and overwhelming.
Taking control of your email can have a significant impact on your time and productivity. One way to help take control of your inbox is to use filtering. Filtering is when you set up rules for what happens to each email as it comes into your inbox. The rule that you create determines what folder that specific email goes into. Below are the benefits that you can achieve through filtering your email.
I was speaking recently with another fellow business owner. We were talking about delegating. She commented that she had everything under control in her business – that she could handle everything on her own and didn’t need any help. She said this as if she were proud of this fact.