Trust is an important aspect of the employee-employer relationship. They need to have confidence in your leadership skills and the direction in which you’re taking the company. You need to have confidence that they’re working to the best of their ability and always have the company’s best interests at heart. Sadly, not every person always makes for a model employee. Whether meaning to or not, sometimes staff can end up hurting your business more than they help. Below, we take a look at a few employee issues you should be looking out for – and what you can do about them.

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One of the biggest ways an employee can hurt your business is by working unproductively. People often don’t mean to lack productivity: they just do. It’s usually a result of lack of work engagement, career stagnation, or just because they know they can get away with. If you’re noticing that some of your long-term employees are letting their standards slip, take action. Try to make them happier at work (happiness=more productive), and keep their working day varied.

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You need to make sure that when you are running your company, you keep it as small and efficient as possible. You don’t want to over complicate the situation with various different parts of your business model. If you do this, then your costs are going to grow out of control, and you will struggle to keep your company profitable as you continue to shift your presences on the market. There are various ways to trim the fat in your business model, and you definitely want to consider these possibilities.

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Home offices come in many shapes and sizes, and you’d be surprised to learn the variety of professionals who actually choose to work from home. We’re talking creatives, medical practices, auto mechanics, and any entrepreneur you can think of – they’re all hidden away in your neighborhood, nestled up in the comfort of their own home.

Although the occupations vary, their problems are usually the same; balancing work and life, finding moments of peace, and achieving clarity even though their surroundings are chaotic.

 

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Here is how you can ramp up your home office and make every day as productive as possible, no matter if you’re trying to tidy up your kid’s toys from the bathroom before the next patient arrives – or if you’re stuck in a creative rut.

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Your home business might be doing well, but maybe it could be doing even better if you started selling your services online. If, so far, you’ve been relying on clients you know and word of mouth, taking things to the next level is essential. You don’t want your business endeavor to stagnate or fall behind. So, here’s what you need to know if you want to make sure that your business goes further in the online world.

 

Why Should Your Home Business be Online?

First of all, let’s think about why your business should be online in the first place. The best reason is Google. These days, when people want to use professional services, their first port of call is the world’s most popular search engine. If you don’t even have a website listing your services, you are going to miss out on custom. It really is as simple as that. There might be some people who rely on recommendations from friends and colleagues. But that’s not the case for most people.

You will be severely restricting the future chances of your business if you don’t embrace everything the online realm has to offer. That’s not a very good business model; I’m sure you’ve agree. So, you really do need to make sure that you’re present online if you want your business to achieve more.

 

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When you’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur, you can often find yourself rushing when it comes to choosing a business idea and getting it underway. However, if you want to avoid business failure, it’s important that you’re able to make the right choices for your business and your future success. So, you have a lot of decisions to think over. One of the first you should be faced with is the type of market you will work within. It’s easy to assume that you’re going to go for a business to consumer set up. However, you may find that going for business to business could be able to offer you a successful start.

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You might believe you’re skilled enough at writing, web designing, or translation to have a successful freelance career, but that doesn’t mean you should immediately quit your day job and wait for the money to come flooding in. It takes time to build a good reputation, which is the biggest thing you need to have if you expect to make a decent living as a freelancer. By all means, take any opportunity to demonstrate the quality of your work, but perhaps you should try these methods before you quit your job to become a full-time freelancer.

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Elon Musk isn’t one for taking a conservative fiscal route. Despite the fact that both his businesses, Tesla and SpaceX have been around for more than 10 years now, both are still heavily in debt and financed from outside. Given the demand for electric vehicles and satellite launches, many people are still at a loss as to why, but Musk is sticking to his guns, pursuing a course of high growth and high debt, despite what the pundits might think.

 

Musk’s strategy hasn’t always been easy. Back in late 2008, both his companies hit crisis point. He desperately needed an injection of cash, or the whole thing would have gone under. At the 11th hour, just before the Christmas break, Musk got the money he needed, and his business survived, even thrived.

 

There’s are a bunch of reasons Musk doesn’t like bootstrapping. Here’s why.

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