How to Know When you Need an ERP System

Enterprise resource planning, better known as ERP, is a software system that is crucial to the success of a business. The purpose of using an ERP system is to efficiently combine the core processes that are necessary to running a company. These processes may include supply chain, procurement, manufacturing, finance, and human resources, among others. At a rudimentary level, ERP systems use new technology to bring these processes together in real time.

Businessmen using ERP system

ERP systems comprise various separate applications that share a database and communicate with each other. These systems not only ensure that your business runs at peak efficiency, but they also prevent the formation of department information silos.…

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The Importance of Developing a Successful Company Culture

The words “company culture” have become somewhat of a buzz-phrase over the past few years. What does it really mean, and why is it so important to develop a successful company culture? “Company culture’ is basically the shared values and beliefs that the organization’s leaders/owners develop and message to employees using various methods.

Benefits of positive corporate culture

Your culture should represent what the company stands for. Not just on an esoteric level, but also how decisions and various motivating factors allow the company to progress.

A Thriving Corporate Culture Helps Your Business’s Future

Developing a thriving company culture can have many benefits for your business and its future.…

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How to Find Skilled Workers During a Labor Shortage

The key to getting any job done properly is to have workers that are skilled, experienced and if necessary qualified. Unfortunately while a low unemployment rate is generally good for the economy this can make it very difficult to find an appropriate skilled worker for your needs.

How to attract skilled labor during labor shortage.

Fortunately, it is possible. You simply need to follow these tips to find the right skilled worker.

Use An Agency

The most obvious approach is to use a reputable agency such as Brix Projects. They will have skilled unemployed workers and skilled workers that are currently employed but are keeping their options open.…

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How to Ensure That Your Business Remains Organized

Owning a small business and running it on your own can be a difficult thing to do. Besides doing the work that you do best, you also have to take care of your finances, sales planning, marketing, etc.

When customers come pouring in, it’s easy to lose track of everything you have to do. And once you begin falling out of sync with all of your responsibilities, it can be very difficult to get back on your feet and recover. After all, your small business is only as organized as you are!

Organize your business

With that in mind, here are some useful tips to help you ensure that your business remains organized.…

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4 Problems with Using Free Screen Sharing Software for Business

Companies must use a variety of software programs in order to conduct daily business. From project management systems to timekeeping, these software enable businesses to meet the needs of daily tasks. However, one type of software that many companies neglect to use is screen sharing software.

Advantages of paid screen sharing software

With easy to use screen sharing software, you give employees the ability to share their screen with others, allowing for easy collaboration, editing, and troubleshooting. This software is beneficial for program managers and IT team members.

As with any type of software, screen sharing programs can be expensive. But, you will find many free and open source options, and free is the best price tag, right?…

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Moving with the Times: 6 Reasons Why You Should Digitalize Your Business Model

You can’t sit down and assume that your business is going to grow like wildfire if you haven’t adopted a digital business model. To be frank with you, it is a waste of time to continue hoping that your business will grow some day without a digital business model.

Digital business model

If you have been listening to what’s going on in the world recently, you’ve already heard about digital marketing, digital landscape, and digital workforce. But have you thought why those phrases have the most searches online?

Below are 6 reasons why you should digitalize your business model:

1. Mobile is Ubiquitous

The number of people using mobile phones across the world has grown and is likely to increase in the future.…

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How to Improve your Business’ Credit Score

While business confidence levels in the UK have remained relatively high in recent times, it appears as though the looming spectre of Brexit is finally beginning to take its toll. Most tellingly, the ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor showed that sentiment declined sharply at the beginning of the fourth quarter, falling to -12.3 in October. To put this into perspective, it’s the lowest level since April 2009, when the country was managing the fall-out from the great recession.

business credit score

While entrepreneurs may be growing increasingly concerned as Brexit approaches, however, it’s important that they take practical steps to safeguard their ventures. One of the most important measures is to improve (or at least consolidate) your credit score, so following are some simple steps to help you achieve this goal.…

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Green Focus: 4 Tips to Make Your Business Eco-Friendly

Corporate social responsibility is a big deal, and not just for the large multinationals. For SMEs and startups, an eco-friendly focus brings financial benefits, and garners a positive reputation in the marketplace. Consumers are increasingly conscious of a supplier’s green credentials, and will be more likely to choose a company that has policies of protecting natural resources. Going green also creates ensures long term jobs for employees, while preventing unnecessary environmental damage.

Go Green

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Here are some ways to give your business a green focus in a way that will leave your customers with no doubt that you are serious about championing sustainability.…

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Supporting Employees through Financial Difficulties

While many of us still think that people who are working can’t really get into financial difficulties, it’s no longer the case. Employed people are just as likely as the unemployed to be struggling with personal debt, especially as wage rises aren’t keeping up with inflation now.

Facing financial trouble

The average amount of personal debt in the UK is £30,000 and in the US it’s $140,000. While for some this may be manageable, for others it’s an all-consuming nightmare than affects their home and work life.

Employers have a duty of care to employees here

You may, as an employer, believe that it’s not your problem if an employee is struggling in this way, but it is, at least partly.…

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Diversity In The Workplace And Its Effect On Well-Being

It is safe to say that whether recruiters are convinced by the argument for equality or not, there is a tangible effect a diverse workforce has on the well-being of the workplace in general and the individuals it comprises. In fact, in purely business terms, research from McKinsey have found that diverse businesses deliver 35% better results than non-diverse business.

workplace diversity

A diverse working environment promotes acceptance, respect and teamwork, despite differences in race, age, gender, native language, political beliefs, religion, sexual orientation or communication styles among employees.

Effort is required to get it right.

It takes a deliberate effort to achieve a diverse workforce, given the landscape of the workforce and the availability of labour.…

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