South Africa – How to Protect Your Rights During Retrenchment
Since the 2009 recession, thousands of South Africans have found themselves retrenched by businesses that are struggling to survive in the current economic conditions. Although the recession is considered old news by some, companies continue to retrench people on a regular basis. If you’re concerned that you may be in line for cutbacks in the future, this short guide will assist you in planning for your financial future.Accomplish Your Goals in 2013
With 2012 coming to a close in less than a month, can you look back on your last years goals and say you accomplished all of them? Did you know that only 8% of people achieve their goals for the year.How Much to Pay a Virtual Assistant?
Virtual Assistants Vs In-house Assistants – If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ll understand that a normal in-house assistant in the US or UK will cost about $20 – $60 per hour for 25 hours per week. Offshore Virtual Assistant prices, on the other hand, range from $1 – $20 per hour depending on the level of skill and knowledge you require.Not Just Another Japanese Bistro – How to Stand Out
Opening a Japanese restaurant is a challenging yet rewarding venture. Many entrepreneurs choose this undertaking as Japanese cuisine is a hit to many people. Keep costs down by buying a sushi maker machine rather than hiring a sushi chef. Make your restaurant stand out by following the steps below.Understanding Virtual Assistants
Virtual Assistance and Outsourced Solutions Outsourcing has played an important role to small and medium-business owners in either online or offline based productions. What’s cool about outsourcing is that you don’t have to be a big company to take advantage of its services.Six Savvy New Years Resolutions for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
As early as November 1st there are a cornucopia of distractions to keep us otherwise occupied until January 2nd or 3rd. After emerging from this long, unyielding marathon of pushing for December sales quotas, entertaining, school programs, and gift returns, we spend another 2 or 3 weeks struggling to get up to speed when suddenly, February is staring us in the face! Those 3 months, November thru January, are what I call the critical, ‘final/first’ quarter of the business year. They are critical because these are the months that set the pace of productivity for the following year. Here are six, savvy New Years resolutions to put into practice now for a ROCKEN’ 2013!How Are You Viewed As a Leader?
If you’re a direct seller leading a team, or a solopreneur who’s guiding your clients to successful transformation as well as working with a few virtual or in-person assistants /employees,you have probably asked yourself: “What are the qualities of an effective leader, and do I have them?” These are great questions, and you’ll find many, many resources to help you answer them. Paradoxically, you may turn out to be a BETTER leader if you flip that idea upside down and ask yourself “What do my team members most want from their leader?How Does Your Pricing Feeeeel?
Have you ever struggled with your pricing? What’s too much? What’s too little? What are my competitors charging? Should I go for lots of sales at a low price point or higher price point with fewer clients? Being strategic about pricing is smart and about how much value your product or service delivers.Money Mindset Tips: What to Do When You’re Emotionally Stuck and Struggling In Your Business
I once received an invoice from my former bookkeeper. The amount didn’t seem accurate so I contacted him to inquire about it and was shocked at his reaction. He became defensive and said, “If you don’t trust me then perhaps it’s best that we don’t work together anymore.” I felt instantly angry, upset and hurt. My mind kept saying things like, “This is unfair,” “He shouldn’t treat me this way.” I was surprised at my intense reaction.Zig Ziglar Will Live On Through His Work Teaching Business Success
One of the questions Zig Ziglar answered for me when we met was about being a ‘motivational’ speaker and how do you respond when someone you are discussing this topic with says to you, “Motivational speakers are engaging as it is happening, but then it is all gone when we leave the room.” Zig smiled and told me this story about his response to a corporate booking agent who said something similar to him,”Sometimes people will say motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” A classic Zig Ziglar quote if ever there was one.Organizational Management for Entrepreneurs: The Rule of 7
As long as you run a business with only yourself or a couple of people, organizational management is the last thing you have to worry about. However, things change when you scale up and grow. Understand the Rule Of Seven in order for your company to survive this growth – and not become a victim of your own success!Can You Really Find Hidden Treasure At Storage Unit Auctions?
These days, it’s almost impossible to flip through the channels without seeing a show that has something to do with storage auctions, antiques or pawn shops. Antique & vintage items are exciting and the history behind them is quite interesting & entertaining. Storage Wars & Auction Hunters are the two new storage auction reality shows that premiered almost simultaneously. The storage auction business was rather obscure before these shows came along. Since then, the popularity of these shows has essentially taken an underground business into the limelight.