October 2010

Clean up your desk

10:16AM | Thursday, 28 October 2010 | By The Taskmaster A clean desk sends an important signal to your staff, to any customers who come into your workplace, and to board members or investors who pop in.

Sweeten your sales

10:20PM | Wednesday, 27 October 2010 | By The Taskmaster What can you do to sweeter your deal to customers?

Have a health check

10:49AM | Tuesday, 26 October 2010 | By The Taskmaster You should monitor your stress levels via a regular health check.

Start thinking about your exit

10:57PM | Monday, 25 October 2010 | By The Taskmaster It’s your responsibility as a business builder to think about exiting – for your staff, your shareholders, your lenders and most of all, yourself.

Hold a staff meeting

10:52PM | Friday, 22 October 2010 | By Amelie Mills Bringing everybody together for a staff meeting allows you all to focus on the same thing at the same time.

Understand your OHS obligations

10:58PM | Thursday, 21 October 2010 | By The Taskmaster It’s imperative to get on top your OHS responsibilities and understand your obligations.

Create a career development program for your star employee

10:51PM | Wednesday, 20 October 2010 | By The Taskmaster They are coming, and they want to take away your best employee: Poachers. So how can you keep your star employees happy?

Find some angel investors

10:51PM | Tuesday, 19 October 2010 | By The Taskmaster Even if you don’t really need an angel investment, it’s a great idea to figure out who the prominent angels are in your sector.

Draw up an employee complaints handling policy

10:57PM | Monday, 18 October 2010 | By The Taskmaster The recent controversy over David Jones’ sexual harassment claim should have rammed home to business owners of all sizes the importance of having a complaints handling policy for your staff.

Collect your customer data properly

10:10PM | Friday, 15 October 2010 | By The Taskmaster Implement a robust method of collecting information about your customers.