Whatever you think of the food, there’s one thing that must be said in favour of McDonalds – their business systems are second to none. The Big Mac of business systems It doesn’t matter where you are in the world,
While you might be excited about systemising your business (and with good reason!), your staff may not share your enthusiasm. If you think about it, you can understand their position. First of all, they may fear for their very jobs.
How often should you be having meetings? We are frequently asked this question, and while one size doesn’t fit all, we strongly recommend that you have a 15-minute meeting every day. Yes, every day! It need not be the entire
CASE STUDY – A simple questionnaire was all it took for an HR company to significantly improve their productivity. Customer We carried out a Productivity Health Check for an HR company which was responsible for onboarding new employees on behalf of
The average small business owner will log into about five different business systems every day, for managing their regular tasks. How many do you use? In this blog post I will share some of my favourite small business apps
CASE STUDY: How one property manager discovered the ultimate growth formula. Customer Wendy Clarke owns and runs The Rent Guarantee Company in Harlow. They work with letting agents, landlords and councils, offering a wide range of fully managed and self-contained
In a recent blog post, I talked about how many business owners discover that they only use 20% of their software and tools to do 80% of the work. But why is it that we end up with tools
I often meet proud business owners who have built their businesses on a shoestring. They started small, and then grew gradually into a more stable, established presence in their market. But as much as I love hearing stories of
The dangers of using off-the-shelf tools We all want to become more productive. And for many of us, this means adopting off-the-shelf tools to help us work smarter and faster. This could be software, workflow applications, collaboration systems and databases.
“How busy are you?” This is a question you probably get asked from time to time. People ask this to gauge whether business is good, if there’s time for a chat, or what your stress levels are like. Most of us tend to do a quick check-in