How to Transition your In-Home Small Business to a Commercial Location

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ When you started your in-home small business, you probably had big dreams and plans, and now that your business has taken off it’s time to turn those dreams into reality. Taking your business to the next level is an exciting move, especially for an entrepreneur who has been behind the scenes since day one. It’s time to put on your big girl pants and go out there and rock it! Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan to upgrade your at-home business to a commercial location. Evaluate Your Customers As a small

How long is your hiring process? It should probably be shorter…

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ How long is your hiring process? It should probably be shorter… A staggering 99% of Australian CFOs say it is challenging today to find skilled finance professionals. Yet companies could be letting quality talent slip from their grasp by unnecessarily dragging out the recruitment process. Research by Robert Half reveals a clear disconnect between the length of time companies take to recruit new talent, and how long jobseekers are prepared to wait. For staff-level employees for instance, the recruitment process takes an average of 2.5 months. For management-level staff it takes an average of three months

10 Unique Tips On Motivating Your Employees

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ As a manager, you probably often wonder how you can motivate your employees to perform better. This is not an easy thing to achieve. You have to work hard on understanding what can bring value to your team and what your team wants from you. If you want to be a good leader, there are a few steps you can take to make sure your staff is motivated and happy at their workplace. 1. Set an example Don’t be one of those leaders who just sits around and does absolutely nothing to contribute. It sets a

Reasons for and Benefits of Business Coaching

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Being a successful businessman is not the same thing as being a great writer or a great salesman. The latter two require you to have a single skill that you excel at (creative writing, negotiation etc.) while in order to run a business, you need to possess a set of skills and even that may not be enough. Experience, while relevant in any occupation, plays the greatest role in running a business and nowhere do you get to learn so much from a failure. Nonetheless, it would be false to presume that a business is something

Open Office Layout: How to Do It Right?

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ The days when employees used to sit in their own cubicles cut off from the rest of the world are long behind us. The modern workplace is now focused on a more functional and stimulating design that can boost the employees’ performance and inspire cooperation among teams. Thus, a great number of employers and designers have turned to the open office layout as a perfect solution for the modern office. Of course, there have been some reservations and scepticism regarding this layout, but with the right approach, you can reap all the benefits that it brings. Why

The Ultimate Guide On Boosting Your Learning Habits

One of the best ways to hone your mind will be to get your eating and exercising habits properly aligned. If you eat right and exercise regularly, you’ll be able to flourish with greater success. You want to remove any impediments toward learning you can. This is something much easier to say than to do, but if you’re healthy and in shape, it’s less difficult. Also, you may want to look into tangential means of acquiring your education. Going with ivy-league schools may get you in the “good old boys” club, but they’re not necessarily going to do a better

10 Elements That Will Create Your Promotion Strategy a “Good Thing”

It probably won’t shock you to listen to that not look at enterprise on the market has a promotion strategy. But the concern is: WHY NOT? The real response is the truth that many of us have an intense dislike for the phrase PLAN. It instantly worries and intimidates us. Also, who knows exactly what needs to go in it and how you take it all together? Hard concerns, but I think once you plunge in and recognize your objectives and determine your audience – you are prepared to analyze what is the hardest aspect, the promotion mix. Sometimes we

How can women entrepreneurs balance their personal life and their work life?

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Women entrepreneurs spend most of their time juggling the demands of a successful career and the demands of a personal life. Most women that find themselves in a position of power understand exactly what it means to try and balance a career and a personal life and feel like you are constantly failing. Although most women believe that, achieving the elusive idea of work-life balance, there are examples out there that can actually prove it is possible. Managing a career and a family and being satisfied with both can be a reality. There are certain steps every

3 Tips for Success When the World Goes Crazy

Every so often, my entire world seems to flip itself upside down.  It did that a few years ago, when my dad had to be admitted to the hospital. He is a complex case, and required around the clock care on the best of days, so this was a lesson in creativity, and managing the chaos.  This isn’t the first time I’ve had to deal with this sort of thing, and I’m sure it won’t be the last.  Success when the world goes crazy is important to me. While Dad was in the hospital, and I’m ran back and forth, life didn’t stop, or

5 Tips on How to Become a Leader in College

Some people say that you have to be born a leader because you need certain inherent personal qualities to know how to lead others. In this blog, we will try to prove the opposite because each person can become a leader if he or she follows exact rules and wants to be the pacemaker wholeheartedly. Being a leader has lots of advantages either in everyday life or educational institutions. Knowing how to manage people, delegate responsibilities, motivate, and inspire others is always appreciated in the society. Also, teachers specially treat college leaders, they show even more respect and sometimes can give privileges.