Business operations


How do I balance family commitments with running a home-based business?

8:00AM | Tuesday, 20 August 2013 |  Put relationships before resources and information before decision making so that every step builds your confidence.

How should I go about hiring a part-time bookkeeper?

7:00AM | Wednesday, 10 July 2013 |  Finding someone you can trust and rely on to handle your books is not a decision you should make lightly.

How can I encourage my staff not to bring their cars to work?

3:00AM | Thursday, 28 March 2013 |  Actively encouraging environmentally friendly practices among employees is an extremely commendable act for any small business owner.

I’ve found the perfect supplier, but how do I safeguard my business?

3:00AM | Wednesday, 20 March 2013 |  When you find a good supplier, it’s imperative you work to build a solid relationship.

How can I convince key talent to work for me, rather than a larger rival?

4:34PM | Monday, 18 April 2011 |  You need to look at the talent you need in 12 months' time, from an operational perspective?

I’ve got a staff member who is consistently late. Help!

9:50PM | Tuesday, 6 September 2011 |  It is time to have a critical conversation to address her behaviour.

How do I set sales targets for my team?

5:08PM | Friday, 20 May 2011 |  Personal experience is a good place to start when you're thinking about setting sales targets.

Where should I try to open a fast food franchise?

6:27AM | Thursday, 2 June 2011 |  When it comes to the two main types of franchisee locations – high street versus shopping centre – it’s vital to weigh up the pros and cons.

How can I cut down my workload?

12:00AM | Thursday, 22 December 2011 |  There are three essential skills you must work on if you want to have a good night's sleep.

I severely overstocked my business. What should I do?

12:00AM | Friday, 7 December 2012 |  This existing stock that you have not been able to shift needs to be cleared to maximise your shop's profit performance.