Roadway To Success In A Management Role

road to management successBeing the manager of a business is a big responsibility. You should be able to know every detail from business planning to business operation. If you are a successful manager of a business, your fulfillment is the best reward.

To hit the ground running, a manager should always believe in himself. It is normal that sometimes, at some point, you will loss your confidence. But it is your self alone that can build up confidence and keep the business running with all your might. Always remember that the reason why you are holding that position is because you have the potential to manage and operate the business.…

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How to Manage Your Small Business Workload

managing a heavy business workloadHaving a small business is a wonderful opportunity to become a boss of your own company. Regardless of the size of the business, it is a fulfillment for somebody to call the business their own. However, owning your own business is a big responsibility, and thus giving you more workload that you even need to extend beyond your deadlines.

The following are just a few tips on how to manage your workload to avoid cramming and nervous breakdown due to heavy tasks:

Get a personal assistant

Hire somebody who you can trust to help you out with some tasks. There are some little tasks that you may tend to ignore, but if these little tasks keep piling up, it will eat alive.…

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Managing Business In A Creative Way

creative thinking for businessManaging a business can be difficult, heavy and stressful. But, it should not be boring. It is important that you are enjoying what you are doing in business, and that should include the managerial tasks. You should always come up with a business operation and management plan which can be carried out effectively and in the most creative way possible.

Strategies must be implemented to enhance the creativity of managing a business. Creativity is the key to breaking the chain of boredom and unproductive business management. This is even agreed upon by 1,500 chief executives according to the survey conducted by IBM’s Institute for Business Value.…

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Operating and Managing a Small Business

manageing a businessThe success of a small business relies on how the entrepreneurs manage and operate the business. There are a lot of people starting a small business everyday, but because of the lack of knowledge, they end up with an empty pocket. It is critical that one must consider how the business should operate. As a business owner, you should have clear understanding on your business plan and this should include your operational decisions in order to meet your business goals and objectives.

When we say business operation, we are referring to a detailed analysis of how you are going to provide your products and services in the marketplace.…

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How to Build Your Competitive Advantage By Seeing What Does NOT Change

building a competitive business advantage

Have the requirements for leadership changed?

Is it true that “The time of the great leaders like Churchill, JFK, FDR, and Golda Meir, is over because the world is too complex for one individual to know everything”?

Is it true that  “One of the things that people need to master now is… not only to be like Reagan and Martin Luther King who were great speakers, but also to be a great listener”?

In  a recent video my colleague, Thomas Zweifel, argues “yes” to all these questions.   I disagree.

The Dangerous Myth of the “New.”

“Man does not live by bread alone, but also by the catch word.”
–R.…

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Taking Time Out for Leadership

making time for leadershipSmall businesses are never too small or large, to execute the most vital part of business, face -to- face communication.   Having discussed aspects of communication here before, this aspect of communication involves having company meetings, not department meetings, to hear the company news from the owner/operator.

Company news delivered during robust economic times means the company is busy and bustling making money. The owner/operator of a small business is more than willing to speak and conduct in-house company meetings. However, during weak economic times, the company is a little slower and the worrisome aspect(s) begin to form around the business. The majority of owner/operators tend not to take on the in-house meetings, and/or cancel them in an attempt to encourage others to just do the job.…

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Control Expenses – Automate Process Through Workflow Software

Do you find yourself spending time trying to figure out what happened to a customer’s order? Interested in keeping staffing counts stable while growing revenue? Do your auditors want to see the details of how transactions were processed, including approval signatures? We all want to increase efficiency, and are often becoming more customer-driven. Many of us have compliance requirements as well.

Organizations typically rely on a combination of major systems and manual transactions that are done off system. Few have a reliable, quick way of accessing the history of transactions, approval processes and communication between departments that span the various systems.…

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Protecting Your Business from Bankrupt Customers

avoiding bankrupt customers and clientsMany small businesses don’t have the time or resources to adequately monitor their own financial status, no less the ability to screen the finances of their partners, vendors, suppliers or customers. However, if SMB CEOs take away one thing from the current recession – it should be a clear understanding of how important it is to have a transparent view of their customers’ financial situation.

But with so many CEOs plagued with time, money and employee restrictions, how can they effectively implement the strategies to do so? Here are a few tips to help small businesses get started:

1. Evaluate Your Businesses’ Current Financial Standing – You can’t monitor your customer until you monitor your own business.…

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Tips for Managing Remote Worker Programs

managing remote workersSpeed. It is one of the core changes about working. This speed has been written about and studied in many places, but what do we do about the “always on, always connected” and never disconnected situation we now live in? Four tips can help us navigate this remote work environment.

Rob Eleveld at Shiftboard, an online scheduling platform, recently made a comparison between the new workers with the person who volunteers (busy, but able to donate their time) and Carl Lewis, famous Olympian athlete. The point: People are moving faster and need the tools and technologies that let them manage their work lives better.…

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Four Challenges and Solutions to SMB Project Management

management challenges and solutionsSmall to mid-sized businesses have unique challenges when it comes to managing projects. SMB’s often don’t have the processes or systems in place to efficiently support the current size of the organization or its future growth, so projects are critical to future success. At the same time, SMB’s have limited resources and small training budgets which can adversely affect projects. SMB project failure can result in investment dollars and staff time down the drain, not to mention disruption in your organization. Don’t jeopardize your operations and profitability.

What is the best approach? Consider these four challenges and solutions:

1. Lack of full-time resources – Resources in SMB’s often have multiple responsibilities.…

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