Assertiveness is Key for a Successful Sales Representative

Picture in your mind a highly effective sales candidate; it could be one presently working with you at your company who is finding consistent success, or one you imagine could fill an open position. Chances are that assertiveness is among their top qualities.

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A good amount of assertiveness implies a secure sense of self while in the role or position; the candidate recognizes which prospects to give energy to, has an understanding of urgency on a call, but also knows when to pull back and when to give potential clients some breathing room.

To know when and how to put just the right amount of pressure also requires employees to have a highly developed sense of awareness.…

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3 Ways to Maintain a Respectable Safety Record (plus 5 Issues to Address)

Safety in manufacturing should not be perfunctorily performed just to comply with government regulations; it should be taken seriously, but because the absence of safety exposes employees to serious workplace accidents. Human suffering and loss arise if there is an injury or death in the workplace. It affects everyone—the worker’s family and friends, his or her community, and fellow coworkers and the company’s reputation.

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Fortunately, all it takes are a few simple measures to maintain a company’s respectable safety record, while addressing several issues in the process.

3 ways to keep workers safe

Here are three ways to keep your employees safe and keep your safety record at the highest level.…

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What Makes a Good Manager

Being a good manager is essential in order to create a positive work environment. When you are supportive of your staff by giving them the leadership that they need in order to thrive then you are not only giving them a more positive experience as employees, but you are also giving your customers a better experience.

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A strong manager is essential to the well-being of a business. Without a strong leader, there is no direction or plan for the execution of moving up as a company. In order to be a strong manager, you should make sure that you know what the qualities of some of the best managers are.…

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How to Build a High-Performing Remote Team to Scale Your Business

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The future of work is remote.

Back in 2014, Stanford University professor Nicholas Bloom declared in Harvard Business Review: To raise productivity, let your employees work from home”.

Earlier this year, Diane Mulcahy wondered aloud in the same publication: “Will the gig economy make the office obsolete?

Pontification aside, most trends indicate the increasingly remote nature of knowledge work. According to NY Times, nearly 43% of employed Americans spent some time working remotely in 2016, a number that’s surely to rise.

The benefits of remote work certainly sound promising – access to a global talent pool, low office costs, and flexibility.…

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Your Ecommerce Store HQ: Your Home, Rented Space or Virtual Office?

There are plenty of advantages and disadvantages to running your ecommerce business from home, but an argument can definitely be made for having a separate business address to display on your websites.

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A proper business address legitimizes your online operations, while comfortably insulating your personal life and family from the business itself. Not to mention, you don’t want angry customers showing up at your house when the postman drops and destroys the bright blue widgets they ordered from you!

A virtual office also offers benefits that both working from home or renting a full-time brick-and-mortar office do not. While the final choice will definitely come down to your own preferences, and the type of online store you run, you’ll find the advantages offered by each down below to help decide which option is right for you and your business.…

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How an Effective Uniform can Benefit Your Business

Perhaps you’re an established business who is thinking about implementing a uniform policy, or you’re a new business still deciding whether a uniform will be best for you when you start taking on staff.

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Whatever your situation is, there are many business uniform suppliers available, such as Simon Jersey, that you can browse first to get information and make a decision. This blog looks to give you some information on the benefits of an effective uniform on your business.

Utmost professionalism

A standard uniform for staff can look great. It can help reinforce a sense of pride and professionalism in your business from staff.…

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How Companies Can Make Life Easier for Maintenance Employees (and the Company)

Until just a few years ago, large companies looking to improve workflow, cut costs, and streamline processes had to achieve this through months of complex evaluations and costly custom made software. Maintenance processes often topped the list for this sort of organization, as maintenance is a notoriously costly but necessary part of so many businesses, small and large.

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Construction Worker Planning Constractor Developer Concept

Today, it may still seem costly to reorganize and improve maintenance processes, but failing to jump on this bandwagon now could and probably will end up costing businesses even more.

Going Mobile

For existing businesses, especially those in manufacturing or with large or multiple facilities to look after, moving into this new tech age might seem like a nightmare.…

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CEOs: Here’s How to Run Your Business Virtually

The stigma behind running a business entirely in a virtual environment has now mostly disappeared, with so many large tech startups over the last ten years showing just how easily it can be done. Running a virtual business is certainly different from a brick-and-mortar model. However, with all the resources now available, anyone can do it.

CEO running her business virtually

Running a virtual business can offer significant benefits over a traditional offline setup:

  • Freedom: No worries about having to stay in the same place for too long. A virtual business can offer you the freedom to work from anywhere at anytime.
  • Minimal investment: No offices to rent or furniture to buy (when going the virtual office route.)
  • Labor costs are cheaper: If you use virtual assistants to run your business, there are no recruiting costs, health benefits, vacation time, or sick pay to shell out.
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Three Comprehensive Tools Across Three Categories For Entrepreneurs

The famous philosopher Thomas Carlyle once said, “Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing; with tools he is all.” In today’s modern, connected world, tools are more than just inanimate objects we build with, but those we use digitally to improve businesses and connect people around the world.

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As entrepreneurs, tools are vital to long-term success. With the right instruments, you can take your business further, get things done quicker, and save money on costly resources. The following tools across three categories — search engine optimization, customer service, and content marketing — help your business do just that.…

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Tips on Getting Your Employees to Follow Safety Measures

Do you own your own small business? Is it challenging to get everyone to follow the rules at all times when it comes to staying safe? And is it even more challenging to enforce these safety measures? Preventing workplace injuries should be one of your top priorities.

Worker safety

Workplace injuries account for the majority of injuries on the job and employees missing work dates throughout the work year. This can cost you thousands of dollars and lost time and wages for your employees. Finding ways to help everyone stick to the rules and guidelines is important.

Here are just a few examples of different ways that you can help motivate your workers.…

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