Category: Business Tips

6 Startup Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

In 2015, the number of women-owned firms increased again. Women now own about 30 percent of U.S. businesses and employ nearly 8 million workers. Businesses owned by women provide one in seven jobs in privately-owned businesses, reports Womenable.com. It’s not uncommon for women to face unique challenges, especially when trying to juggle traditional roles of wife and mother with the demands of starting and running a business. Over the years as a business owner myself, and through training women to run their own etiquette businesses, I have learned a few tips that may help women looking to start a business.

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How to Achieve Your Goals in Business

Just like in every other endeavour of life, goal setting in business keeps you focused, helping you to easily measure milestones and accomplishments. Setting goals helps you get the most out of every moment as it simply implies you setting out to achieve your already laid out plans and projections. These simple steps will point you in the direction of goal achievement, thus helping you to manage your time and resources more efficiently while growing your business and attaining greater success.

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5 Mistakes That Can Sink a Good Boss

Running a successful business means wearing many hats, including the “boss” hat. If you find yourself frustrated with your employees’ performance, see if you’re making one of these five mistakes. If you own a company or manage a department, part of the reason you’ve come this far is because you’re good at what you do. But inspiring the people who work for you to give their best efforts is another skill altogether. It’s hard to complete tasks well and on time if your staff isn’t on the same page with you, or if they don’t share your commitment to success. Are you frustrated by employees who don’t perform as well as expected? It may be time to take a look at your leadership style.

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Building Business Relationships

Developing the right relationships with the right people is critical to growing and expanding your business. This goes beyond merely piling up a pack of business cards after attending a networking event, or merely inviting people to connect with you or like your page on social media platforms. Like any other aspect of your business, it requires critical thinking and strategic planning.

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6 Ways To Be a Better Listener

Listening is not a concept and idea that is unique to everyone. Some people cannot just listen to you when you are talking to them. They simply lose concentration. This is why there are so many complaints about people finding it difficult to understand each other in a relationship because they do not listen. Well, if you are not a good listen, you are in luck! Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency shares tips on how to become a better listen.

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Top 5 Ways to Motivate Your Employees (It’s Easier Than You Think)

Happy workers are productive workers. But how do you motivate a group of employees to work hard and help your business grow? Luckily, motivating your employees doesn’t take a lot of flare or even a lot of resources. In fact, it could require you to just schedule a few minutes on your schedule to say “hi.”

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7 Practical Ways Entrepreneurs Can Delegate

Entrepreneurs are very busy people. Their schedule and to-do- list are choked. This is the more reason why they should delegate because they cannot do everything on their own. If you do not delegate, you will experience entrepreneurial burnout. In line with this, Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency shares effective ways entrepreneurs can delegate.

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Resolving Conflict Situations

To manage conflict effectively you must be a skilled communicator. That includes creating an open communication environment in your unit by encouraging employees to talk about work issues. Listening to employee concerns will foster an open environment. Make sure you really understand what employees are saying by asking questions and focusing on their perception of the problem. To learn more about communication skills.

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