November Books to help all Entrepreneurs with Growing their Businesses.

This month we have chosen a selection of books including those to help with marketing and customer services. Jab, jab, jab, right hook by Gary Vaynerchuk New York Times bestselling author and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk provides mash-up of the best elements of Crush It! and The Thank You Economy with a fresh spin
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How to make meetings more effective

Before organising a meeting you need to determine whether the meeting is really necessary. Do you need multiple people to attend, or just a few key players? Streamlining the meeting means it’s more likely to be productive. I’m sure you’ve been at meetings where there are people attending who have no relevance to the end
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So, you want to employ a millennial?

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are the generation who reached adulthood around the turn of the 21st century. The precise year range varies from one source to another, however. Neil Howe and William Strauss, authors of the 1991 book Generations: The History of America’s Future, define the Millennial cohort as consisting of individuals born
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What Rights Do Employees Have During Their Probationary Period?

Guest post from Emma del Torto, Effective HRM Most people are familiar with probationary periods in employment, but there is often some confusion about how they work and the best way to manage employees during the probationary period. Here is a summary of the relevant factors with regard to the probationary period Pre-employment Even before
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Welcome on board!

Onboarding – Is your induction process fit for purpose?

Recruiting that perfect new employee can be costly in terms of time and money, so once you have chosen that perfect candidate it’s imperative you retain them! A new employee’s ‘onboarding’ experience is a major factor when it comes to deciding whether or not to stay with an organisation. In her article Onboarding Is Critical,
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October Books – Financial Health and Credit Ratings

Following our recent posts on credit profiles and ratings, we thought this months book should focus on financial health and credit ratings. We hope our selection will help you in understanding more about your business finances, how to improve them, together with your business credit ratings.   Financial Intelligence, Revised Edition: A Manager’s Guide to
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How creditworthy are your customers? Why would you need to know?

Part 3 of 3 We have written recently about the benefits of knowing your personal and business credit rating and the options in the marketplace for obtaining your credit reports. So we thought we would follow on this week by writing about the benefits of investigating your customers’ credit scores and the options in the
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Obtaining your business credit profile, options available and improving the results.

Part 2 of 3 Last week we discussed the importance of knowing your personal and business profiles. This week we are going to investigate the options available, pros and cons to the different types of reports and services and how to improve your rating. A strong and sound personal and business credit profile is key
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How’s your business credit profile? Strong and sound or on the edge of disaster?

Part 1 of 3 If asked the question “How’s your business credit profile?” would you know the answer? There are many reasons why your business and personal credit profiles are important and could have a significant impact on your business. Examples include looking to deal with a new supplier, move premises or approach a new
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