Why Utilizing Employee Scheduling Software is So Important

Why Utilizing Employee Scheduling Software is So Important

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The art of scheduling used to be so much simpler - the boss would hand-write out the schedule every week on lined paper, stick a tack in the top, and post it in the breakroom. If they were fancy, they might type it out on the typewriter, laminate it and post it in front of the time clock. Either way, it was a simpler time. Requests for time off, whether for vacation, bereavement or something else, had to be submitted in writing far in advance. Oftentimes, you had to take the time to carefully analyze the schedule to look for things like overtime, early or late clock-ins, overlapping schedules and other conflicts, which would then need to be dealt with quickly. Most times, discrepancies in schedules were ironed out face…
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Big Moves You Need To Make As A Small Business

Big Moves You Need To Make As A Small Business

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As a small business, you probably feel like there are some things that you will not need to address until you become a larger and more stable entity. Well, unfortunately, some things do not depend on the size of your business. There are some things that you should make sure you do that can really help your development. In this post, we are going to be suggesting a few moves you should be looking at if you are fed up of being the small business on the block. If there is one thing that every business has in common, it’s the need to grow year over year. While this can often pose a challenge for smaller businesses, there are a few things that can help. Big Moves You Need To…
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Customer And Client-Oriented Business Processes That You Need To Automate

Customer And Client-Oriented Business Processes That You Need To Automate

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Implementing a business strategy that works is all about focusing on the bigger picture. When you start to break it down into its finite components it can tend to lose something. When you start to see what the end product is, you then work backward to see what aspects of the business need changing in order to fulfill that final image. When we start to look at the business processes, one of the most important things that we should implement is automation. At the same time, we need to remember that the customer is always right. But what can we do to combine both aspects, that integrate automation, pleases the customer, and gives us the results we need? Customer And Client-Oriented Business Processes That You Need To Automate Social Media…
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The Highs and Lows of Leading A Team Remotely

The Highs and Lows of Leading A Team Remotely

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It’s safe to say that your business is always going to need some time and attention. But will you always know what you need? Not always. Let’s consider three of the biggest needs for a business - you know, aside from more sales... First things first, maybe you need to come up with a marketing plan? If you know that you don’t really have any direction right now, then it could be that you need to sit down and work out what marketing activity you can do and when. This may help you to propel your business in the right direction. Hiring a professional to help you figure this out could save you a considerable amount of time and money. wink wink Or perhaps, it could be that you know…
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Staying Safe Online – 3 Internet Safety Tips to Be More Secure

Staying Safe Online – 3 Internet Safety Tips to Be More Secure

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You’ve probably been hearing about Internet safety and security tips for years, and most people know the basics: don’t give out your password to anyone, choose reputable places to make purchases online, etc. But, it’s when we all think we know the safety rules that it becomes easier to slip up. Sometimes, all it takes is a little reminder or refresher course to make sure you’re truly staying safe online. With that in mind, let’s go over three tips you can use to make sure you’re secure when you’re browsing the web. Staying Safe Online - 3 Internet Safety Tips to Be More Secure 1. Use a Secure Connection Whether you’re home, using your computer as you travel for work, or you’re browsing on your mobile device, security is your…
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Developing A Business Strategy To Help Your Small Company Steadily Grow

Developing A Business Strategy To Help Your Small Company Steadily Grow

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Growing a business is a challenge, and that’s an understatement. You can’t always throw money at your company and expect change to happen, and that isn’t always an option for small companies with limited funds, anyway. Obviously, investment is important, but it needs to be well-planned. You need a meticulous and well-considered business strategy if you want your small company to expand. The following pieces of advice should help you to start developing a business strategy to help your small company steadily grow. Developing A Business Strategy To Help Your Small Company Steadily Grow Invest in your physical growth. You should start by investing in your physical growth. If you want your small company to steadily grow, then you have to make an effort to turn it into a bigger…
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3 Tips for Getting More Fulfillment Out Of Your Business

3 Tips for Getting More Fulfillment Out Of Your Business

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Running your own business can be an incredibly fulfilling and enriching experience. Not to mention the fact that it can, if all goes well, secure your financial future in a pretty significant way. Of course, being an entrepreneur isn’t an effortless or straightforward thing. Plenty of setback and failure is inevitably going to be involved in the course of pursuing and achieving your professional dreams. For many entrepreneurs, one of the biggest obstacles that arises is that they end up losing passion and enthusiasm for the project they are working on (and have been investing so much time in). They subsequently yearn for something that feels more “fulfilling” again. Here are a few tips for getting more fulfillment out of your business, so that you can keep feeling on top…
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Page Loading… Why Is Your Business Website Running So Slow?

Page Loading… Why Is Your Business Website Running So Slow?

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If you have set up a business website, you might find page load speed to be the icing on the cake. Your website can help you communicate with your customers better, highlight your products, and be a one-stop-shop. But when your business website is running really slow, or there are problems, this could very easily turn off new customers. This means that your marketing efforts will be in vain, because your slow website can negatively impact your conversions. And nobody want this to happen! So let's talk about a few troubleshooting tips as to why your website speed could be so slow. Page Loading... Why Is Your Business Website Running So Slow?   Complex File Formats While broadband has done a lot to eradicate this, you still have to remember…
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