This is a guest post by Jessica White.
Being an entrepreneur or launching your own business is a highly exciting and rewarding experience that only a select few of us will ever get to experience. Unfortunately, there is a prevailing belief it seems that in order to run a business you need to wait for an amazing idea to strike. The belief is that you’ll be going about your normal routine, quite like any other day, when suddenly a light bulb will flash and you will suddenly know how to make your millions and change the world. Continue reading
This is a guest post by Peter Johnson.
If you run a business that operates ‘on site’ such as a construction business or a mining company, then you might not spend much time worrying about computers or technology. Generally the assumption is that computers are more of a concern for offices and that they require desks, power sockets and the like to be of much use.
This is an outdated view however, and these days it’s important to realise that all that is changing. Thanks to the process of convergence, our devices are getting constantly smaller and more portable, while also getting more powerful, flexible and productive. These days you can do on a handheld tablet what would once have required a full-blown desktop PC. Continue reading
This is a guest post by Eden Jose.
One of the biggest problems facing businesses is keeping the right balance between keeping their staff happy, and being seen as a soft touch. While as a manager or business owner it is vital that your staff respect you and are productive every day, it is also important that they enjoy working for you and aren’t as likely to be lured away by your competitors. Whether you employ minimum wage workers or top level sales executives, it is still better to keep the staff you have invested in hiring and training than replace them, and attrition is a problem in just about every industry there is. Continue reading
This is a guest post by Carl Smith.
Security comes down to much more than the installation of a few alarms and a few CCTV cameras. Just as important is your policy and the attitudes of your staff, and if you can educate your employees on how to deal with trespassers and have a clear policy for how they should act subsequently, then you’ll find that a lot of security issues are dealt with almost automatically and that there are far fewer ways for trespassers and trouble makers to ‘slip through the net’. Continue reading
This is a guest post by Matt Jackson.
ID cards can seem like a bother at times. After all, you need to have them displayed at all times and there’s the agonizing wait to get a new photo taken. Nobody wants to be the guy who blinks during the picture. Customized ID cards can work wonders for employee management, though. Continue reading
This is a guest post by Samuel Gates.
The way most businesses operate and run their offices on a day to day basis is very old fashioned. While most companies will stick to principles that have historically proven successful, and will have invested a lot of time and effort into things like their office design and their choice of furniture; they unfortunately will also often be stuck in the past and be loath to try new things. Continue reading
Most of us may be unaware that our communication via the Internet is based on light signals rather than electrical signals. Fiber optics is the method by which most information flows around the world. Given the cost of the fiber is only a tiny fraction of the cost of setting up fiber optical communication, it is not surprising that extra fibers are included to cope with unexpected increases in demand. Continue reading
This is a guest post by Brian Prowse.
You’ve seen the commercials on TV. Everyone sitting around the conference table during an office meeting are using tablets instead of paper. The message? The paperless office is here. Trees everywhere celebrate. But is this an accurate vision of the future? Will there ever be a paperless society? Will offices ever be able to make due without a paper trail? Continue reading
This is a guest post by Sheldon Lewis.
What is the biggest thing holding your company back at the moment? Unless you have the greatest employees in the world it is probably the productivity of the entire workforce. Some people like to sit around taking their time when they work. This is OK up until a certain point, but when they start taking advantage of the fact they get paid an hourly wage it can have a big impact on the amount of money you make. Can you imagine how much profit you would make if everyone started working twice as hard? Continue reading
This is a guest post by Keith Shelby.
Do you have a creative and unique idea but are scared of it being used by someone else? Are you looking out for a way to safeguard your idea? Intellectual Property (IP) is your answer. It refers to those ideas that can be counted as “owned” by an individual or company. It represents the property of the mind or intellect. It gives the owner the rights to use their IP in any manner to their discretion. Continue reading