How Strict Should Your Business Be About People Using Office Resources For Personal Purposes?

How Strict Should Your Business Be About People Using Office Resources For Personal Purposes?How Strict Should Your Business Be About People Using Office Resources For Personal Purposes?

Nobody wants to be thought of as ‘the boss from hell’, and it is common for people in some jobs to take a few liberties with the resources given to them for work purposes, such as office equipment, company phones and internet, postal services and stationery. But just when is this a harmless perk of the job that boosts employee morale, and when does it become a waste of your money?

Here we take a look at some of the most common things employees in offices help themselves to, and whether or not it is a problem. Continue reading How Strict Should Your Business Be About People Using Office Resources For Personal Purposes?

How To Organize The Best Office Christmas Party Ever

How To Organize The Best Office Christmas Party EverA great office party is the place where office romances are born and people who normally do nothing but argue over the water cooler form a truce. But in order for an office party to be successful, you need to lay the groundwork correctly. There is little point in sending a memo around two days before the event and expecting anyone to show up, particularly if the event is right before Christmas.

So what do you need to do if you have been tasked with organizing this year’s party? Continue reading How To Organize The Best Office Christmas Party Ever

5 Guidelines To Follow To Get Your Dream Job

5 Guidelines To Follow To Get Your Dream JobGetting a job is the first official step you take into the often dreaded “real world”. We often see ourselves as the greatest person alive, doing efficient work and being indispensible to the company. We also delude ourselves into thinking that we can negotiate with people like Don Corleone, unfortunately we forget that we are not, a) Marlon Brando and b) the head of the Italian Mafia. Thus, we lesser beings have to work real hard in order to get the job we think is our destiny, and grin and bear most of the obstacles on the way.

To make the process easier, here is a list of some guidelines you can use: Continue reading 5 Guidelines To Follow To Get Your Dream Job

Budgeting When In Between Jobs

When you learn that you are shortly to be made unemployed, it can take some time for this to actually sink in. The main thing to bear in mind is that you really need to stay positive, and that is no mean feat. You will also need to look at your lifestyle and try to alter this to counteract your reduction in income. Even if your feel that you will bounce back pretty soon, it is best to prepare yourself financially for the tough times ahead.

This article offers some advice on how to keep your head above water whilst looking for work. Continue reading Budgeting When In Between Jobs

Six Disastrous Notions Every 20-Something Needs To Stop Believing Right Now

Being a 20-something means you’re old enough to not be the stupid teenager but you’re young enough to do awesome things. However, this is also the time when every person worth their Oreos will have a gem of an advice to give you. This leads you to believe things that you should have no business believing or even knowing about in the first place.

Because, they prove to be your VIP ticket to self-destruction and disappointment. Like these six things… Continue reading Six Disastrous Notions Every 20-Something Needs To Stop Believing Right Now

5 Ways To Increase Your Profits And Get Rid Of Unnecessary Work-Related Stress

5 Ways To Increase Your Profits And Get Rid Of Unnecessary Work-Related Stress

It’s hard running a business that doesn’t make much money. You’re always looking over your shoulder wondering when everything is going to catch up with you. When will it all come crashing down? Once you start to feel this way the stress never leaves you. It’s always by your side and there is only one way to get rid of it. You need to do something in order to make more money, but this can be challenging for some people.

If you want your business to survive it’s an obstacle you will need to overcome. Where do you start? How can you start making more money when you’ve been trying so hard for so long? The truth is that you’ve probably not been tackling the right things. Once you can start working on the right things you will see results. You just need to be willing to put in the work and we can look at a few of the ways you can get started.

Tackle one of them at a time then watch the stress disappear. Continue reading 5 Ways To Increase Your Profits And Get Rid Of Unnecessary Work-Related Stress

How to Assemble Your Public Relations Plan

Every business wants to maintain a favorable look with the general public, but that image does not happen automatically. Your customers may be fickle, loving your business one moment and hating it the next, as outside forces shape the opinion of your enterprise. You cannot always control what others say about your business, but you can respond intelligently and shape those sentiments to your favor.

An effective public relations campaign can do that provided that your PR plan is always a sound one. Continue reading How to Assemble Your Public Relations Plan

Top 5 Ways to Market Yourself Online

Top 5 Ways to Market Yourself OnlineThanks to the Internet, we’re living in a golden age of communication. A person in the most remote part of the world still has the capacity to reach an audience of millions. At the same time, the need to stand out from the crowd heightens and marketing becomes more critical than ever.

The amount of ways that you can market yourself online is almost immeasurable. Of course, each method of marketing comes with its own set of pros and cons.

While no method is going to work universally, these are the top five ways that we’ve found for self-marketing. Continue reading Top 5 Ways to Market Yourself Online

3 Crucial Mistakes New Sales Reps Make, and How to Avoid Them

3 Crucial Mistakes New Sales Reps Make, and How to Avoid ThemSales representatives have to deal with a host of issues that those in other fields do not have to deal with. In addition, sales representatives often have to step outside of their comfort zones to land deals. While putting forth considerable effort and not gaining a sale can be incredibly frustrating, the rewards for successful sales can be great.

The most difficult part of working as a sales representative often comes early on in the career, and many new sales representatives make common mistakes, but here are a few tips for avoiding them. Continue reading 3 Crucial Mistakes New Sales Reps Make, and How to Avoid Them