5 Tips to Help You Manage Remote Employees Effectively

Managing employees situated in different locations around the globe isn’t easy. Hiring remote workers has a number of challenges. Reviewing their work and providing timely feedback is can be difficult since you can’t physically monitor them.

Busy remote worker

But most businesses (especially startups and small companies) find hiring remote employees to be very beneficial. Here are some of the benefits:

  • You can hire top talent regardless of the location
  • Remote workers are often more productive than office workers.
  • You’ll save plenty of office expenses

If your company has multiple remote workers, it will be a challenge to keep all of them coordinated and productive.…

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Mirai: Now with TOR

Botnets, a collection of Internet-connected devices compromised by malware and under the control of a botnet “herder”, pose a significant threat to the cybersecurity of both the owners of the devices and the rest of the Internet at large.

Mirai botnet MUD

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The security impacts of botnets for the Internet arise from the fact that they are designed to be used to amplify the botnet herder’s ability to perform large-scale cyberattacks. A common example of this is a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, where many devices work together to overwhelm and take down an organization’s website. As botnets grow larger and easier to create, organizations increasingly need to deploy robust DDoS protection solutions to help protect their Internet presence.…

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6 Reasons Your Business Needs the Help of a Staffing Firm

One of the most critical parts of running a business is hiring the right people. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for permanent employees or part-time, per-project workers, you’ll always need the most competent people to get the job done. This is one of the primary purposes of an HR department: finding the best human resources that will help your organisation achieve its goals.

Staffing firm

However, there are also plenty of reasons you should consider getting the help of a staffing solutions firm to hire talent. In fact, it may even be the best course of action you can take. Below, we identify just a few of the myriad ways a professional staffing firm can benefit your business.…

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5 Ways to Improve your Skills as a Business Leader

If you are a business manager or leader, it is important to stay ahead of the game in your niche. It can be all too easy to become stuck in a set way of thinking and carrying out business processes, yet being flexible and adaptable to change is essential if a business is to thrive in a changing market.

Business leadership skills

Here are some quick tips to sharpen and improve your skills as a business leader.

1. An Open Mind

Being open-minded means that, as a business leader, you are available to new opportunities and ways of doing things. Even if some of your business processes are already successful, it doesn’t mean they can’t be improved upon.…

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How to Start a Cleaning Services Business

There is a growing number of Australian establishments that require the services of professional cleaning companies. This has become one of the fastest-growing service-related sectors in the Australian market. Starting your very own cleaning service business can be tricky if you do not know where to start.

Commercial cleaning service business

Here is how you can have your very own commercial cleaning company.

Know Your Target Clientele

The first thing you would want to establish is the type of clients that you wish to serve. There are cleaning services that cater to commercial establishments like offices, malls, and the like. There are also companies that focus more on medical and healthcare cleaning.…

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What Are the Costs of Big Data?

Big Data has taken over the mainstream headlines for the last decade or so, and continues to be one of the most featured technologies in the headlines today.

Cost analysis of big data

Forget the attention-catching headlines and talk of a new dot com collapse for businesses that don’t adopt Big Data for a while. Think of the other implications of adopting Big Data for your business. Surely, a massive undertaking such as a whole network of servers dedicated to crunching your data isn’t going to be cheap, right?

Like most questions related to technology, it’s not very simple to answer that question. After all, both enterprises and SMEs have gotten onto the Big Data train, and if the researchers are to be believed, the ramifications are going to be massive.…

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5 Key Skills Every Business Owner Should Have

No matter what sort of field your business is in, there are all sorts of key skills that can help keep your company a success. As a business owner, it’s only natural that you will want to do everything in your power to ensure your brand stays on top, so having the right skills and experience behind you can make all the difference.

Business owner working hard

With that in mind, here are 5 key skills that you should know about.

Communication Skills

If you can’t communicate effectively in business, the chances are you won’t get very far. It’s likely that you will come into contact with all sorts of people on a daily basis, such as customers and clients, so knowing how to address and engage with others is crucial.…

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Understanding Franchise Territories: Here’s What You Need to Know

Buying a franchise means launching a business that has the framework of a bigger company around it. You can expect tons of support from your franchisor, but what about competition? As a prospective franchise owner, it’s critical that you know everything you can about territories and how they can make or effectively break your franchise.

Subway shop franchise

In this article, written by SMBCEO on behalf of F45 Training, we’ll discuss the meat and bones of what you need to know about franchise territories before you get started.

Franchise Territories, Defined

First of all, what defines a territory? A territory was once considered a geographic area, and while this is much of the case today, a territory can also be determined by demographics.…

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Is It Worth Getting Labour Hire Workers for Your Construction Project?

Construction is a fast-moving industry in New Zealand, and it is one of the sectors that are most closely linked with the country’s growth.

New Zealand architecture and landscape

If you are currently heading a construction project, then , for the most part, you are on the receiving end of good news: About a quarter of New Zealand’s employment growth in 2020 will be in your sector, and construction opportunities will be rife in the wake of a strong population growth and continuing post-earthquake reconstruction efforts in the Canterbury Region, particularly in Christchurch and Kaikoura.

The question is, is your current labour model suited to your project’s individual needs?…

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5 Tips for Small Business Events & Meetings on A Budget

Small business events and meetings can be great opportunities to expand your network, draw potential customers, and generally promote your name. Let’s look at 5 tips for doing an event or meeting without breaking the bank.

Business networking event and meeting

1. Meeting Management Services Software is Your Friend

If you’re trying to plan events and meetings, you would do well to invest in some good meeting management services software. There are a lot of things to get right with a meeting or an event, and it’s a good idea to be strategic about it—and that’s precisely what meeting management services software can help you with.…

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