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10 Employee Engagement Ideas That Get Serious Results

10 Employee Engagement Ideas That Get Serious Results | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Business owners generally recognise that truly engaged employees, are a critical component, in the make up of those businesses that become ongoing success stories.

 

The creation of a workplace where the employees are fully engaged, is a challenge that many business owners find hard to overcome, yet the methods of achieving this outcome are not all that mysterious.

 

This excellent article, lists 10 ideas that together constitute a blueprint for improving employee engagement levels, and then it provides an explanation of each of these ideas.

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Jerry Linnins's curator insight, October 7, 2013 10:33 AM

If we are engaged, where is my ring?!!!  

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This topic is an expanding collection of professionally filtered, quality business improvement advice, prepared for the owners and managers of small to medium sized business enterprises in the English speaking world.


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This topic is fully searchable. 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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How to Remain Sane While Running a Business

How to Remain Sane While Running a Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

Being an ambitious entrepreneur and running your own business can be one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences, but it can also be extremely stressful and time consuming.

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All small business owners face the risk of burning out if they are not careful about maintaining some semblance of normality, as they establish, and then attempt to grow their businesses. If you are starting to feel the pressure of being a business owner, and can feel the weight of responsibility for everything starting to get heavier and heavier, then this article may provide you with a guide to how to retain your sanity and keep your business.

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Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, July 6, 11:17 PM

PDGLead

Catherine PB's curator insight, Today, 12:57 AM

Simple wisdom with profound impact.  It's too easy to get sick and tired even when you love your work.  Learn from my experience!

Anita Noon's curator insight, Today, 6:45 AM

Great inforgraphic showing some of the things we try and cram into our busy schedule!

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26 Ways to Succeed With Social Media Marketing

26 Ways to Succeed With Social Media Marketing | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
Do you want to improve your social media marketing? This article offers an A-Z guide from brands doing an excellent job with social media marketing
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Well known brands are having considerable success with social media, and if you follow their lead, there is no reason your business cannot emulate this success. The 26 examples provided in this article provide a great guide to things small business owners can do to improve their social media marketing outcomes. This is an article well worth saving for future reference.

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Mitko Ivanov's curator insight, July 2, 9:20 AM

The A-Z  guide from brands doing an excellent job with social media marketing

Fabrizio Russo's curator insight, July 3, 3:12 AM

serve un po' a tutti ..

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9 Lessons All Startups Need to Heed

9 Lessons All Startups Need to Heed | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

"I can’t tell you how to start your startup, but I will share some pieces of advice which I think could help you along the way to avoid the most common pitfalls of running one."

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Those that work for many years in the field of assisting business owners to establish their businesses and then help them to firstly survive and then thrive, are well placed to see commonality in the errors made by startup founders that stop them from succeeding. A few such consultants willingly share their knowledge in this area and when they do it is worth taking note. You will not go far wrong if you take heed of the advice given here.

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SENAME Interactive's curator insight, June 26, 1:08 AM

Startups is like a roller coaster ride, but these tips help to avoid common pitfalls. 

Michael Ravensbergen's curator insight, June 27, 3:25 PM

Growth is alway a team effort!!

 

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Use 5 Big-Business Growth Strategies to Grow Your Small Business

Use 5 Big-Business Growth Strategies to Grow Your Small Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
Every small business wants to grow into a big one someday. Consider these five key growth strategies.
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The tyranny of not knowing how to effectively grow a business holds back many small business owners from the success they deserve for their entrepreneurial endeavours. It is not as hard as one might think to successfully grow any business, and the tips outlined here, can be used by virtually any small business wanting to grow.

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ERBRAINS MICROSOFT DYNAMICS's curator insight, June 23, 1:21 AM

Thank for the Info

Akbar Danish's curator insight, June 23, 2:42 AM

Which of these 5 business growth strategies work for you?

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50 Unique and Useful Websites for Business Owners

50 Unique and Useful Websites for Business Owners | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
Internet is an amazing source and they offer some useful websites for the users. Here we go with the list of 50 unique and useful websites on the internet useful for everyone.
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Businesses owners are busy people, and often because of the lack of time they have to search the web, they have not discovered the great websites that other businesses are using to make their lives easier. This list contains many great websites that business owners need to be aware of, and where applicable, use the resources available to improve the performance of their business.

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José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, June 18, 9:36 AM

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Jack Alan's curator insight, June 18, 1:24 PM

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Cheryl Engstrom's curator insight, June 18, 4:34 PM

Many of us use these already, but I found some great new ones in this article

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Ten of the Top Social Media Books

Ten of the Top Social Media Books | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Most small business owners are aware of the power of social media marketing and understand that its low cost can assist them to compete with larger businesses that have big marketing budgets. Transferring that awareness and understanding into effective action is now the challenge that small business owners face. The 10 books identified in this good article point the way forward for small business owners. Well worth book-marking for future reference.

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George Schildge's curator insight, June 16, 7:36 AM

What are you reading?

David Bembry's curator insight, June 16, 5:38 PM

Never stop reading up. The internet is a constantly changing landscape. It takes a couple of years to get a firm handle on things so don't despair or let yourself be overwhelmed if you're just starting out. ;)

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7 Steps to Better Time Management Habits

7 Steps to Better Time Management Habits | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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We all fall into bad habits and many of these bad habits cause us to make ineffective use of our allocation of work time. If you know you need to be a more effective time manager, and you are prepared to address your bad habits and adopt new ones for the sake of your personal effectiveness, then this good article is what you need as a starting point for a better future.

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Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, June 9, 12:41 PM

In the book "Quick Fixes for your Productivity" share seven ways to improve time management:

Become aware.Analyse your data.Identify tasks which are not necessary.Identify the tasks which can be automated.Identify the tasks which can be delegated or outsourced.Make gradual changes.Right task, right time.
Jeremy Barton's curator insight, June 11, 9:17 AM

Always useful

Chris Carter's curator insight, June 22, 11:56 PM

Albert Einstein once said, "If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes." That is time management.

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8 Key Benefits of Social Media Marketing for Small Business

8 Key Benefits of Social Media Marketing for Small Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Small business marketing is becoming more and more dependant on effective utilisation of social media platforms, and if you remain sceptical of the value of social media marketing in delivering required marketing outcomes, then you should have a close look at this excellent article and its attached Infographic, and then consider the cost to your business of ignoring the benefits available.

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Norberto Mercado's curator insight, June 17, 11:18 PM

Social Media Marketing is certainly as a search engine. You have to be present on social media to give their brand recognition and have to have authority in your market. These days social media is the spark plug that move relations in all respects by the Internet in the world. Social media is used by users across the globe. No matter the economic level, almost all households in the world have somehow CONNECTION websites with social networks. Social media marketing are similar to cell phones they are here to stay.

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6 Hats Every Business Owner Must Wear

6 Hats Every Business Owner Must Wear | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Owning a business, puts one in a position where a multiplicity of roles needs to be accommodated, until such a time as the business is large enough and profitable enough, to employ qualified professionals in key areas. Often businesses fail because the business owners do not know, or do not understand, the key hats they must continually wear as they grow their businesses. This article identifies each of these key hats and then shares why each is critical to a business wanting to succeed.

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Kathleen Nestor's curator insight, June 1, 11:56 PM

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