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The Single Most Important Management Tool to Grow Your Business

The Single Most Important Management Tool to Grow Your Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

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All business owners intent on growing their business, need to understand that growth equals change, and therefore need to determine the state of readiness of their business to accept and embrace the required changes.


Determining where any business is at in respect to coping with planned growth, requires the business to undertake a process of internal discovery, one which needs to be rigorous enough to determine changes which will need to occur and the level of support for such changes.


This excellent article, identifies organisational discovery as the most important management tool required when business growth becomes a strategic imperative, and it discusses how to undertake the process of internal discovery within any organisation.

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Marcus Aldrin Andersson's curator insight, September 19, 2013 10:17 AM

Some insightfull thoughts on managing what is and what could be. 

Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD's comment, September 27, 2013 8:50 AM
Richard: Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD's comment, September 27, 2013 8:51 AM
Daniel: Thanks for sharing your wisdom. As a Change Management Specialist, resistance to change is the number 1 reason businesses fail to thrive or die.
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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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Simply click on the funnel symbol in the tool bar and enter your search term or phrase, or alternatively scroll down the extensive list of key words to find the closest match to your query.

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obati's comment, September 28, 2013 6:49 AM
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The Four Roots of Engagement

The Four Roots of Engagement | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Are you winning the battle to engage all of your employees in the pursuit of your business objectives?


What do you think four of the most critical elements that lead to high levels of employee engagement might be?


Do you have a road map to assist you on the path to improved level of employee engagement?


Do you practice each of the four suggested methods of engagement outlined in this excellent article?


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How to Compete with Larger Businesses

How to Compete with Larger Businesses | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Is your business competing head on with larger businesses?


Do you feel like you are continually beating your head against a brick wall in your efforts to best your larger competitors?


Do you know the four ways that you can effectively compete with and even beat a larger competitor?


Do you think that the four good suggestions in this article will load the odds more in your favour when you compete against a larger business in future?

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Eric Frykman's curator insight, September 23, 1:36 PM

This article has a four point list:

1) Credibility

2) Product

3) Service

4) Price

 

This was not written by anyone in sales, as #4 should be off the table completely. Product is "do you have more bells" and Service is "can you be better than your competition."

 

None of this is useful to a small company competing against a giant.

 

What you really need is to build 

5) VALUE

 

I.e. Why are you here - what pain are you solving? How are YOU my savior? How do you fix all my problems and help me get to sleep at night? 

 

That's how you compete and become a giant-killer. Focus your story around Value, and you'll win every time.

Angela Heath's curator insight, September 24, 2:44 AM
Competing against large businesses can be a challenge. Don't be intimidated. This article has some good suggestions.
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How to Effectively Communicate With Different Brain Types

How to Effectively Communicate With Different Brain Types | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Did you realise that different members of any audience or target group process information differently?


Are you conscious that individuals have differing requirements for the type and level of information they need to have communicated to them to effectively action the information communicated?


Did you know that there is a specific order in which elements of a message must be communicated to a group to ensure you don't loose sections of the group along the way?


Armed with this information do you believe you can become a better business communicator?

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Jill L Nelson's curator insight, September 16, 8:44 PM

excellent article! 

Alfonso Gomez's curator insight, September 24, 10:30 PM

Brain, brain ourbrain. So misunderstood that manydon't know what to wait from their neurons functioning

Pierre Galeon's curator insight, September 26, 10:46 AM

Most definitely! A must read!

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10 Techniques to Unleash Your Creativity

10 Techniques to Unleash Your Creativity | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Don't have a creative bone in your body?


Need to get a bit of creativity happening in your business?


Able to comprehend and process a good infographic?


Can you make this one work for you?

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Malee Van Den Berg's curator insight, September 15, 6:02 PM

Businesses needing a bit of creative inspiration. 10 easy and helpful techniques to unleash creativity all laid out in an easy to digest infographic article. 

Nacho Vega's curator insight, September 24, 2:29 PM

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How to Break The Procrastination Doom Loop

How to Break The Procrastination Doom Loop | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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One of the worst enemies of productivity is procrastination, and any self-employed business owner with tendencies towards procrastination, needs to be particularly mindful of the price that can be paid for procrastination.


Recent studies have found that procrastination happens because people delay action because they feel like they are in the wrong mood to complete a task, and then they assume that their mood will change in the near future and that the work that needs to be done will then get done.


This excellent article, suggest that time is not the issue and emotions are what leads to procrastination, and it offers good suggestions to avoid getting into a never ending procrastination loop.

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Claude Emond's curator insight, September 23, 12:44 PM

A loop I am very aware of ! :)

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How to Build a Successful Business Blog

How to Build a Successful Business Blog | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Building a successful business requires a business owner to practice a range of lead generation activities, and one of the least costly and very effective lead generators if done right, is a business blog.


However, like all marketing activities there are proven methods of achieving desired outcomes, and business owners contemplating a blog for their businesses need guidance if they are to be successful.


This excellent article, outlines the benefits of having a successful business blog, and it provides eight good suggestions that if followed will significantly increase the odds of blogging success.

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Blazenko Drmic's curator insight, August 25, 9:34 AM

“Done well, your blog can become an essential component in your marketing arsenal,” says Satterfield, of Gentle Rain Marketing, Inc.

Ruby Jackson's curator insight, August 25, 11:24 PM

Find out 8 Key Essentials here for effective business blogs.

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9 Things Successful People Won't Do

9 Things Successful People Won't Do | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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All business owners desire to achieve a certain level of success, yet many strive for years, without ever seeing a reasonable level of success comensurate with their investment of time, energy and capital.


Often, success may elude many business owners due to self-sabotage, caused by them doing things that successful business owners don't do.


This excellent article, suggests that there are many things that successful people don't do ever, and it outlines nine things that business owners not seeing success in their businesses need to stop doing in order to be more successful.



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Jim White's curator insight, August 21, 9:35 AM

Add this to your learning curve.

Ulrike Bergmann's curator insight, August 23, 5:40 AM

Der Autor zeigt neun Faktoren, die erfolgreiche Menschen vermeiden, während andere sich immer wieder damit beschäftigen.

Jeremy Barton's curator insight, August 28, 2:59 AM

I like this: things successful people don't do ever

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Assess and Improve Your Business Leadership Skills

Assess and Improve Your Business Leadership Skills | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Business owners all have a dominant leadership style and knowing which style  is being applied in any business, can depending on the nature of the business, indicate how successful that business will be over time.


Business owners need to be aware of their preferred leadership style, and be able to vary this style as necessary, to meet the needs of their business.


This excellent article, identifies the different styles of leadership that can be deployed, and it suggests five ways that business owners can improve their own leadership skills so that they can apply the appropriate leadership style to any given situation.

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Emilia Hart's curator insight, August 16, 10:18 AM

Babies are very sensitive to chemicals as their immune systems are just preliminary to develop. The delicate skin of babies cannot produce sufficient oil to continue moisturized. Normal skin care products might dry their fine skin and composite the problem. The best decision is to apply natural baby care products for babies.

Ruby Jackson's curator insight, August 16, 1:35 PM

Leadership skills is necessary for any any business owners and personnel in management positions. Great leaders are effective because they continue to grow and develop. The learning never stops no matter what position you are in!

Michael John Freestone's curator insight, August 17, 9:55 PM

We offer some of the best, DiSC leadership assessment tools, obtained from our provider, Epic, for the CEO, used by more than 40 million people to improve work productivity, teamwork and communication tools.

What do the letters DiSC mean?

http://www.mjfgroup.biz/leadership-assessment-tools/

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5 Leadership Biases to Avoid

5 Leadership Biases to Avoid | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Every leader has their personal biases, and business owners need to be aware that certain biases can impact negatively on their businesses, and strive to avoid letting these biases affect their decision making.


Whilst there is a natural conflict between the aims of a business seeking to maximise profit and it's customers who seek to acquire products or services at the least cost possible, businesses who review their biases as they affect customers stand to do better than those whose don't.


This excellent article, identifies five leadership biases to be avoided by  business owners, and it suggests two things to do to ensure these biases do not effect their decision making.



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donhornsby's curator insight, August 11, 7:18 AM

(From the article): Don’t talk yourself and your team into continuing a project if it’s not working. Stick to the facts and take action on them, even if that action is simply to move on.


Getting an outside perspective is often the most difficult. Your best friend who reviews your new mobile site is a good sounding board, but she’s biased by believing in you. Your agency can certainly provide insights into what’s wrong with your marketing, but they also want you to sign that new contract. There’s that conflict of interest again.

The best outside perspectives come from outside.



John Leith's curator insight, August 11, 6:33 PM

Leadership

Josep M Agusti Roca's curator insight, August 12, 1:42 AM

5 Leadership Biases to Avoid

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​4 Step Process to Drive Problems Out of Your Business

​4 Step Process to Drive Problems Out of Your Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Every business has problems, and often these problems fester in the background, seemingly denying all attempts to eradicate them.


Resolving problems is more complex than many business owners realise, and successful problem resolution cannot be achieved by taking short cuts, an approach time poor owners usually adopt.


This excellent article,  suggests that successful businesses learn how to clearly identify identify problems and solve them so that they never reappear, and it offers a four step process to help any business to achieve this outcome.

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20 Quick Tips For Better Time Management

20 Quick Tips For Better Time Management | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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A business owners day can disappear in a flash, and if one is not careful, the day can end with very little having been accomplished.


The key to successful time management, is to firstly recognise that one has a problem effectively completing work in the available time, and to then to determine what needs to be done differently to enable more effective time utilisation.


This excellent article, indicates how to tell you need to improve your time management skills, and it offers 20 tips you can immediately action to become a better time manager.

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Jacob M Engel's curator insight, August 5, 12:25 PM

Time management is essential for success!

Tyler Fleck's curator insight, August 5, 3:37 PM

Good for board members, homeowners, and...well...anyone looking to manage their time just a little bit better!

Carol Sherriff's curator insight, August 6, 5:58 AM

Fairly standard time management tips but always worth reminding yourself of them.

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17 Great Networking Tips

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Business owners who make the effort to develop good networking skills, will develop long term quality relationships with fellow business owners, and their businesses will reap the benefits of these relationships for years to come.


Networking is often avoided by many business owners, usually  by those who claim the activity provides a poor return on their time investment or that they are simply too busy and can't make the time available,  yet the real reason is a lack of knowledge of how to successfully network.


This excellent article, suggests that anyone can improve their networking skills, and it offers 17 tips to make the networking experience a far more enjoyable and rewarding endeavour.

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Jeremy Barton's curator insight, July 29, 1:13 AM

The one I like is: 'Don't work the room'

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How to Make Your Business Blog Shine

How to Make Your Business Blog Shine | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Are you fully aware of the benefits of publishing a regular business blog?


Are you keen to either start or resurrect a past attempt at connecting with your customers via the medium of blogging?


Do you understand the basic requirements for establishing and producing regular blogs that support your business objectives?


Will the 10 great tips provided in this article give you the impetus to get moving in the right direction to improve the perception of your brand in your market?

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