It might be hard to believe, but 2017 is nearing an end. With the New Year coming fast, there’s an opportunity for your business to end the year strong – and kick off 2018 even stronger.
With new business ideas, concepts, and companies popping up every day, chances are you’re operating in a crowded market, no matter what business you’re in. When a market is crowded with competition, it can be challenging to stand out, reach your target audience, and convert that audience into customers.
The modern office is a fast-paced place, and as a result, stress levels of employees are rocketing. Newsweek reports that anxiety and depression are at an all-time high among Americans. This is carrying over into the workplace, and staying productive can seem like an impossible feat.
Knowing this, it might surprise you to learn one of the most important things you can do to maximize your productivity: you need to take more breaks.
Giving feedback might sound simple, but it’s actually one of the most difficult parts of a manager’s day. Employees are under a lot of pressure to perform well, and even the most carefully worded suggestion can sound like a sharp attack. The good news is there are 3 easy ways you can minimize the stress of constructive criticism, for you and your team.
As we’ve said before, you don’t have to go at business alone. You can bring in help in the form of employees, virtual receptionists, even a full-on partner. Here’s the thing about partnerships though— a lot of times they don’t work out, and they can end poorly, which will make things more difficult in the long run.