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Work On – Not In – Your Business

Work On – Not In – Your Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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The majority of small and not so small business owners, find themselves buried every day in the day to day challenges of business survival, and rarely make time to look at the bigger picture and position their business for the future.


It is far from unusual for a harried business owner to understand the need to make the time to work on their business, but when time is made for this purpose, to then realise that they don't really know how to proceed or how much time to devote to this key task.


This excellent article, suggests that a business owner needs to allocate at least a day a week to effectively work on their business, and it provides a list of 10 things a business owner should be doing when working on their business.

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Flavio Troia's curator insight, May 14, 2013 7:53 AM

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Yu Ji's curator insight, May 15, 2013 5:16 AM

Lots business are thing about work in their business.However, it is far more important to carry it out from the whole perspective, which means 'work on the business'. Also, the reason why it is so important for every business owner to spend time working ON their business is ''If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business''.

This excellent article, suggests that a business owner needs to allocate at least a day a week to effectively work on their business, and it provides a list of 10 things a business owner should be doing when working on their business.

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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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How to Detox your Business

How to Detox your Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Is your business a picture of health, firing on all cylinders, and full of happy employees serving even happier customers?


Is the culture of your business one that screams out professionalism and competence?


Are your expenses lean, your profit margins high, and the business model sustainable?


If not, do you think that based on the information provided in this excellent article, it is time for a business detox in your business?

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Caroline.van Til's curator insight, January 13, 7:35 AM

what a cool concept - detox your business! i love it!

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15 Ways to Grow Your Business

15 Ways to Grow Your Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

Via Laurent J.V. Dubois, TechinBiz
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Do you want your business to grow over the coming 12 months?


How many methods do you currently know, that you can implement in the coming year, to achieve strong business growth?


Which of these growth levers, are you planning to pull this year, so that your business ends the year in a better position than now?


How many of the 15 ideas outlined in this excellent article, do you think you could implement, to assist you to successfully grow your business?

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Juvelyn Reyes's curator insight, January 5, 8:56 PM

These are ways on how to grow your business this year. You can also visit http://cloudstaff.com/company to find other ways to improve your business this 2015.

Caroline.van Til's curator insight, January 6, 8:08 AM

Whilst there are some simple tips in this article - I would suggest that they are absolutely fundamental and primary for any business.


Are you ticking the box on these items?


These are the sorts of points we cover as part of our business coaching service.


Visit our website at www.ideasworthpursuing.com to learn more.


Tia Ribary's curator insight, January 9, 12:32 PM

Absolutely a must read article filled with truly great and "simple" ways to grow your business. Practical advice with clear action steps.. If you read only one article, read this one!

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10 Reasons Why Your Business Needs External Advisors

10 Reasons Why Your Business Needs External Advisors | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Are you looking to improve your business outcomes over the next twelve months?


Have you previously shied away from engaging the services of external business advisors to assist you to improve the performance of your business?


Are you fully aware of all the benefits that an external business advisor can bring to the table, and the impacts that these advisors can have on your business? 


Are you open to at least considering the 10 benefits of engaging external business advisors, that I have outlined, in this short article?

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9 Creative Ways to Add a Customer Loyalty Program to Your Business

9 Creative Ways to Add a Customer Loyalty Program to Your Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

Via Kamal Bennani
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Do you value your customers enough to care about them and reward them for their ongoing support of your business?


Is customer loyalty something you take for granted or something you know you have to work hard at in order to retain?


How much additional business do you thing your business would gain by improving the loyalty of your customer base?


Would you take the actions, as outlined in this excellent article which offers nine relatively easy ways to increase customer loyalty, if you are convinced that improving customer loyalty wil increase your business revenue?

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Darcy Bevelacqua's curator insight, December 30, 2014 7:06 PM

Simple ideas for using a loyalty program- gamification to make it fun, collecting email addresses, offering discounts and check in specials and making your customers the center of your business. 

John Norman's curator insight, January 9, 8:18 PM

Even a millionaire like something for nothing. Its human nature.

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Top 10 Continuity Backups Everyone Needs

Top 10 Continuity Backups Everyone Needs | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

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Are you a fly by the seat of your pants type that always takes the chance that bad things happen to everyone other than yourself?


In the off chance that serious disruption happens to your business or in your personal life, how quickly would you be able to get back on your feet, if you lost access to key resources or data?


Has it been a long time since you reviewed what you need to effectively have in place to prevent long delays in recovering from any form of loss of information, data, documents or loss of access to resources you may need to survive personally or in business?

 

Will you take just a few minutes now, to read this excellent article, and make a note of the things you really should do to give yourself a basic level of protection against all sorts of calamities?

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Why Female Managers Drive Greater Employee Engagement

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Does your business need to lift the engagement level of its employees?


Do your male managers outnumber your female managers by a significant margin?


Are you aware of research findings that show that the gender of managers effects employee engagement levels in an organisation?


Will you take one minute to read this excellent article, to discover an easy way to increase engagement levels in your business, and drive more profit to your bottom line?

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HR Bearing's curator insight, December 6, 2014 5:26 AM

The roller bearings may be able to provide some benefits over the ball bearings when they are using them in industrial uses. Because roller bearings with the reduced friction, it could give the company a big savings on their electricity bill.

Disera Doss's curator insight, December 6, 2014 9:40 AM

I have to admit that this is very true. I have worked for both male and female managers and my male manager was rarely seen by the employees. All of the interaction was via phone or email and in my opinion that sort of management technique can make you appear unapproachable.

Stuart Goode's curator insight, January 13, 4:07 AM

So why are the female managers still in the minority?

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77 Business Improvement Ideas

77 Business Improvement Ideas | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Does your business need to improve its performance to stay competitiive and provide you with better returns?


Do you have a plan in place that enables your business to continually improve its overall performance?


Do you struggle with generating ideas on how you can improve your business?


Would a list of 77 ways to progressively take action to improve your business, as detailed in this excellent article, motivate you to put a business improvement plan in place and action it?



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Ian Berry's curator insight, December 3, 2014 7:00 PM

There's some good ideas here. However in my view the simplest one is missing. Ask your employees what's worth celebrating about their roles and what could be better. Then help them to create a 90 day execution plan to keep doing what's worth celebrating and changing what could be better to something worth celebrating.

Oliver Durrer's curator insight, December 4, 2014 3:46 PM

Continuous improvement is the way. Here we go for 77 ideas to improve your business.

Venkadesh Narayanan's curator insight, January 17, 3:38 AM

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7 Communication Skills Every Entrepreneur Must Master

7 Communication Skills Every Entrepreneur Must Master | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Do you aspire to being a great entrepreneur or even just a more successful business owner?


Did you realise that unless you master a set of key communication skills your level of success will be constrained?


Would being better informed, in regard to the most important communication skills for an entrepreneur to master, motivate you to take action to improve your communications skills?


How many of the  seven key communication skills, as outlined in this excellent article, do you still need to master to help you become a great entrepreneur?

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Renee Wills's curator insight, December 3, 2014 10:39 AM

Necessary skills for success in business no matter what your role is 

Richard Lock's curator insight, December 4, 2014 3:46 AM

Starting with listening a great, and generally the list is good. What is missing for me is asking better questions. Its a core communication skill that helps to build stronger relationships. Learn how here 

https://www.udemy.com/build-better-relationships/?couponCode=ABQBBR10

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20 Ways to Improve Employee Performance

20 Ways to Improve Employee Performance | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Are your employees engaged to the level that you want to see for the sake of the future of your business?


Would your business benefit from even a small increase in the performance of each of your employees?


Have you run out of ideas for increasing employee engagement levels and improving the performance of some or all of your employees?


Could you implement to good effect, some of the means outlined in this excellent short article, and see the required results?

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Jeremy Barton's curator insight, November 27, 2014 2:07 AM

Some useful tips here that will make a difference.

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5 Tips for More Effective Brainstorming

5 Tips for More Effective Brainstorming | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Still looking for business improvement ideas in the same places you have always looked?


Are you struggling to come up with new ideas to help your business grow?


Are you using the same brainstorming methodology you have used since you started your business?


Are you open to trying any of the five tips (tip 5 is an interesting one that not many use) to more effective brainstorming, that you may not be using, and which are outlined in this good article ?

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BSN's curator insight, November 25, 2014 6:01 AM

5 Tips for More Effective Brainstorming.

#businessideas #brainstorming

Pierre-André Fontaine's curator insight, November 25, 2014 5:44 PM

ajouter votre aperçu ...

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10 Simple Data Security Tips

10 Simple Data Security Tips | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Are you clueless when it comes to working out how to protect all of the data flowing in and out of your business?


Are your employees fully security conscious and do they understand the business risks of not properly following data security policies?


Are you aware that it is more dangerous to keep your data onsite rather than in the cloud?


Would you be prepared to assess 10 simple data security tips for small businesses, as outlined in this excellent article, and then implement those that will help your business to do a better job of data protection?

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