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12 Simple Things A Leader Can Do To Build A Phenomenal Team

12 Simple Things A Leader Can Do To Build A Phenomenal Team | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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The success of any business enterprise, is closely related to the quality of the talent it can attract and retain, and business owners need to do all in their power to build a phenomenal team and then keep them happy and successful.


Unfortunately, in the small business world, too many business owners lack the knowledge of what they need to do, to successfully build teams of talented people who will help them drive their businesses to the top of their industry.


This excellent article, suggests business owners need to focus on recruiting the best and then work with them to help them to thrive, and it identifies 12 simple things you can do to build your own dream team.

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Yannick Vachon's curator insight, January 31, 2013 2:07 PM

le scoop vient d'Australie mais l'auteur est John Hall, CEO de Digital Talents Agents, expert en communication digitale.

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SMB owners : throw an eye on this, it copes with your future success!
Sigrid de Kaste's curator insight, February 5, 2013 7:31 AM
It's the leader...leading by example that can do it
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Business Improvement - Intro

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The Business Improvement topic, is an ever growing collection of professionally filtered, quality business improvement advice, curated specifically for the owners and managers of small to medium sized business enterprises in the English speaking world.

 

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Five Tips for Building a Startup Sales Team

Five Tips for Building a Startup Sales Team | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Small business owners wear many hats, and in the early days of a business, one of their key roles is acting as the chief and often only salesperson.


As a business grows, and the demands on the business owner increase, it is necessary to develop a sales team to deliver the numbers needed to get the business beyond the start up stage.


This excellent article, suggests that it is not possible to scale up a business if it depends on the owner(s) to make  the sales required to meet revenue targets, and it offers five tips on how business owners can successfully build a start up sales team.

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Monika D'Agostino's curator insight, July 18, 11:44 AM

CEOs and founders are great at selling their concept to investors, but when it comes to going to market they really need to look at hiring/outsourcing sales. www.getsalescertified.com

Monika D'Agostino's curator insight, July 18, 11:45 AM

CEOs and founders are great at selling their concept to investors, but when it comes to going to market they really need to look at hiring/outsourcing sales. www.getsalescertified.com

Jeremy Barton's curator insight, July 19, 3:55 AM

Some good tips here. Not sure if they are all realistic in a small start up.

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SME Success - 7 Critical Marketing Areas

SME Success - 7 Critical Marketing Areas | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Marketing can be a mystery to many business owners, and often in well meaning efforts to promote their offerings, these business owners make mistakes that actually reduce their chances of success.


In the absence of large marketing budgets and in-house marketing specialists, small business owners need to focus on addressing the critical marketing areas, and the first step is to understand which ones are critical and focus their attention on these areas.


This excellent article, suggests that for a business to run smoother, be less stressful, less time-consuming and excel fasterit must focus on seven critical marketing areas, and it identifies each and provides a way to rate existing competencies.

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Ten Rules for Business Success

Ten Rules for Business Success | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Success in business involves a lot more than simply turning up and going through the motions, and as in most areas of life, there are rules that if followed increase the chances of success.


In rare instances, a new business will break all of the rules and be wildly successful,  however in most cases ignoring the rules for success in business will lead to failure.


This excellent article, identifies from the perspective of a business coach, ten key rules that business owners should follow to ensure that they achieve their business dreams.


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Birgit Plange's curator insight, July 8, 4:15 AM

Brilliant article.......a must for all who want a successfull  business!

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How To Avoid 20 Common Business Mistakes

How To Avoid 20 Common Business Mistakes | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Extensive experience in business, makes all the difference, especially when it comes to avoiding common mistakes made by less experienced business owners that generally stifle their progress.


Unfortunately, many business owners lack the years of experience in business that can reduce business mistakes, and these owners need to find better ways of discovering what to do to avoid making mistakes that can hurt their business.


This excellent article, suggests that self-auditing your business for these 20 common business mistakes is a great start to avoiding pitfalls and positioning solidly for future growth, and it provides a template to assist and then offers ways to avoid the common mistakes.

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Chuck Devers's curator insight, July 2, 8:25 AM

Continually reviewing your business plans is a must for continued firm growth... stop thinking about it and JUST DO IT!

 

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7 Small Business Marketing Tips

7 Small Business Marketing Tips | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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The biggest mistake that small business owners make, when they set out to market their businesses, is to try to emulate the marketing efforts of their big business counterparts.


Given the limitations of their budgets, small business owners need to take a different approach to marketing, one focused on generating immediate sales.


This excellent article explains why small business owners need to approach marketing in a different way to bigger businesses, and it offers seven tips to assist in running successful small business marketing campaigns.

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7 Small Business Marketing Tips

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11 Tips for Calming Your Nerves Before a Big Presentation

11 Tips for Calming Your Nerves Before a Big Presentation | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Public speaking is not everyone's favourite pastime, yet business owners regularly need to make presentations, many of which are important to the overall success of the business.


Due to the stress associated with important presentations, it is not unusual for the presenter to become very nervous, especially as the time for delivery nears.


This excellent article, suggests that successful public speaking is more about managing nerves rather than trying to get rid of them, and it offers 11 tips that business owners can follow to ensure that nerves don't ruin their next important presentation.

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BrianBurnett's curator insight, June 25, 11:35 AM

Preview of some of those tips:

  • 7P's = Proper Preparation & Practice Prevents Piss Poor Performance. (some call it 6 without the ... you know which)
  • Know Your Venue
  • Visualize Success
  • Know Your Audience 
  • Claim the three “audience truths.” One: They believe you’re the expert, so don’t tell them otherwise. Two: They want you to succeed, so they’re on your side. Three: They won’t know when you make a mistake, so don’t announce it
  • Realize you don’t look as nervous as you feel
  • Memorize your opening
  • Get psyched up before you go "on" - See Amy Cuddy  http://on.ted.com/Cuddy 
Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, June 25, 1:36 PM

It's always good to rehearse how to checklist the main elements for your really earned success on the podium...:-)))

Alain Theriault MBA's curator insight, June 25, 1:40 PM

"Pitching" is an art that can make or break your young startup. Those 11 tips are great ways to make sure the messenger will deliver the message the right way. Now...look out for tips on making your message a clear one ;-)

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How To Use Events To Grow Your Business

How To Use Events To Grow Your Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Running an event, is a great way for any business looking to grow, to get exposure, educate its market, expand its influence and generate leads.


Like any marketing endeavour, if it is done properly and for the right reasons, running an event can be a great experience and can deliver wonderful outcomes.


This excellent article, identifies the five most common reasons that businesses put on events, and it then provides tips on how to run events for each of these different objectives.

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Caroline Rampton's curator insight, June 23, 3:35 AM

Up Time is teaming up with Polarity Consulting for a Business Breakfast this Wednesday.  Action packed agenda with a list of key new and existing clients. 

One Marketeer's curator insight, June 26, 1:50 PM

Are you planning any event for your local business? do you think that is just for BIg players?... Have a read!

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6 Tips for Boosting Your Leadership Capacity

6 Tips for Boosting Your Leadership Capacity | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Business owners should always be striving to be better leaders to their business and its employees, and most owners have within them the capacity to be far better leaders, yet few tap into that capacity.


It may not be a conscious decision, but business owners tend to place many barriers in front of themselves, and these barriers act to limit their capacity to become great leaders.


This excellent article, suggests that business owners utilise only a portion of their capacity to lead others, and it offers six tips that if followed should boost anyone's leadership capacity.

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Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, June 18, 9:34 PM

PDGLead

Christel Binnie's curator insight, June 19, 3:22 PM

Really identify with #5:

 

Develop the squeezed middle: Once a business grows and a middle management tier emerges, these are the people who can make or break growth. They are submerged by the instructions from above and the demands from below and unless their skills are developed, the culture is collaborative and the direction clear, they will drown. Identifying the skill and personal development needs of these individuals to help them become future leaders can catapult your capacity to a new level.

Alice Wang's curator insight, June 20, 3:11 AM

There is a breath of autumn in the air.

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Do It Yourself Public Relations

Do It Yourself Public Relations | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Business owners are often short of the funds needed to engage PR specialists, but still need to get the word out to the wider world, that they are open for business and have a product or service that customers need.


Certainly there are traps galore for novices, but with some guidance and a few smart rules to follow, most business owners can make a good fist of promoting their business to the media.


This excellent article, is aimed at the small business owner wanting to have a go at promoting their own business, and it offers good advice on how to proceed without making too many mistakes when doing so.

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James Cracknell's curator insight, June 14, 3:47 AM

An interesting flow of ideas - the DIY approach to PR - but we must first cultivate the news

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12 Shortcuts to Becoming a Better Boss

12 Shortcuts to Becoming a Better Boss | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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You own the business and rightfully regard yourself as the boss, therefore from the day you hire your first employee,  you need to be continually working at becoming a better boss.


Being a boss means many things, yet to employees, their prime consideration is that you are a great boss to work for and be rewarded by for contributing to the success of your business.


This exellent article, suggests that there are shortcuts a business owner can take to learn how to become a better boss, and it outlines 12 of these for starters.

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Progressive training's curator insight, June 11, 10:20 AM

12 Shortcuts to Becoming a Better Boss

Andy Britnell's curator insight, June 12, 7:20 AM

Great post and a great excuse for sharing the lovely cat picture on Scoop.it post :-)

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7 Ways to Handle Constant Interruptions

7 Ways to Handle Constant Interruptions | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Constant interruptions seem to be part and parcel of the daily life of a business owner, but  as every interruption plays havoc with productivity and overall performance, a business owner needs to work to limit the number of interruptions that impact on their day.


Whilst interaction with employees is a necessary part of being a leader, a business owner needs to also complete a daily list of tasks, and to be able to do so he/she must be protective of the time they have available each day.


This excellent article, suggests that constant interruptions are the greatest source of impaired productivity, and it offers seven ways for a business owner to deal with interruptions to their day.

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Mercedes Jahn's curator insight, June 8, 11:52 AM

I can definitely help !

 

Denise Gabbard's curator insight, June 9, 1:33 PM

Interruptions and distractions are an issue for most writers. 

Siegfried Holle's curator insight, June 13, 10:47 AM

Great productivity enhancer

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5 Ways to Hire Smart and Reduce Turnover

5 Ways to Hire Smart and Reduce Turnover | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Staff turnover can be very costly, and it is well known that businesses that can keep their staff, tend to do better than those who are constantly replacing employees.


Retaining employees in the longer term, should be a key objective for all business owners, and the secret to achieving this outcomes starts with the hiring process.


This excellent article, suggests that reducing staff turnover reduces costs and saves valuable time, and it offers five ways to become smarter in the hiring process.

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Develop a Simple Business Plan by Answering Just Six Questions

Develop a Simple Business Plan by Answering Just Six Questions | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Far too many small business owners, operate their businesses without ever preparing a business plan, and this missing link is often the chief reason they do not achieve their desired levels of success.


A business plan is not all that difficult to create, yet many business owners avoid the task, often because they are aware that a well prepared plan can expose gaps of many kinds that cannot always be ignored.


This excellent article, suggests that a business plan clearly identifies how much work lies ahead for a business to succeed in its chosen endeavour and provides a prioritised map of the path to follow, and it offers a six question approach that will provide all the answers needed to help a business owner to prepare a simple business plan.

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