Dealing with the Year-End Rush

business-year-end-strategyAs the end of the year approaches, you might find yourself swamped with requests and orders from clients which must be completed by December or sooner. This time of year can be rushed and a little chaotic for some businesses, but with careful planning and organisation you can stay ahead of the game – here are some effective strategies for dealing with the year-end rush. Continue reading

Setting Goals for Your Business

goals-for-businessSetting and achieving goals is often what makes the difference between success and failure in business, but which goals are the most important?

Many entrepreneurs are faced with a choice between different goals – increasing sales, approaching investors for financing, and developing new products and services that will lead to growth and profitability in the future. All of these goals are important, and by ensuring that you meet them successfully you’ll put your business on the right track. Here are some of the most important goals any business owner should achieve: Continue reading

5 Apps That Will Make You More Productive

apps-for-productivitySmartphones and tablets have become extremely popular in recent years, with larger screens and enough processing power to replace laptops as business tools. If you’re new to the tablet craze, you may have noticed the thousands of Apps (software written for mobile devices) that are available for iPad and Android tablets. Here are five apps which will make running your business easier and more efficient: Continue reading

The Importance of a Business Budget

business-budgetDo you know how much revenue your business takes in and how much your expenses come to in an average month? If you’re like many entrepreneurs, you may think you are too busy with the actual running of the business to worry about figures like these, but you could be missing out on a powerful management tool. In this article we introduce the concept of a business budget and explain how you can start to set one up. Continue reading

How to Write an Industry-Specific CV

industry-specific-cvIn our previous article we focused on the basic information and layout that you can use when you create a CV. Now let’s take a look at the different styles of CV that are most suitable for professionals in different industries. Whether you are an engineer, a technician, a business analyst, or any other type of professional, the type of work you do and your level of experience may call for a slightly different CV. Continue reading

A Well-Written CV – Why You Need One

writing-a-cvYour CV is your calling card, and it’s the first impression of you that a prospective employer will have. If you send a CV that is messy, out of date, or inaccurate in any way, you could be compromising your chances of being considered for the job. On the other hand, a well-written CV will make a good impression on the business you would like to work for, paving the way for a job interview. Continue reading