I thought in the run up to the Easter break you might like something more about organising yourself as much as your own business. Personal Kan Ban is a simple way of breaking your workload into manageable tasks that you can carry out and get stuff done. The video talks you through how to organise your workload as a process. This helps to ensure you are always on top of your workload.
How many ways can you make money from a cow? Yep, a cow! The video this week talks you through this as a process. You can then use the same process for your own business. It also highlights how to organise your business so you continuously evolve it to meet the changing needs of the market.
Over the last 25 years, I have seen and heard negotiations are about getting the best deal for you. This usually means the best price for you and at the lowest costs to you. Yet, this is not the case. Negotiations are about organising win/ win situations where you and the other party are BOTH better off.
This is a talk Clive Rich gave at the BBC - He is an expert negotiator and a qualified barrister. He goes into some depth on what the basic principles of negotiations are?
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In this day and age using the internet to access clients is a normal experience. The problem tends to be how do you go about using the internet for this? Paid Per Click is one common way to do this. So, what is Paid Per Click? What's the point? The video this week talks you through this form of online advertising.
Building a business is tough. You have to build a client base. Then you need internal capacity to fulfill their needs. What hurts the most is when you have delivered everything to your customer and they are late in paying you! This means you have to find time and energy in chasing them up for the outstanding amount and run the rest of the business at the same time. What's more is that these are your clients - so if you overstep the mark you may loose their future business. So what can you do? The video talks you through some simple steps that can help. Click here for the Video.
Organising the cash side of the business is one of the most demanding for most entrepreneurs and small businesses. We are so tied up with looking for new business and managing the daily concerns of the business that we usually forget to organise the cash side of the business. Poor cash management is one of the biggest causes why businesses fail. So, how can organise a simple cash flow for your business. Please remember this is NOT what accountants do for you - it is what you need to do yourself for your own business. The video this week talks you through a basic Cash Flow. Click here for the Video.
Direct Mail is commonly seen as an out of date marketing medium. The video this week talks you through how you still use direct mail? It highlights how to combine it with your digital marketing campaigns to increase your conversions. Click here for the Video.
The video this week is from HP. Their expert highlights a standard process most of our businesses go through. The video highlights how HP organise their internal processes for selecting their suppliers. The process they highlight should make a good check list even for a startup. So when you look to update your website or look for new staff try it and see if it helps.
A common concern when organising sales is when to follow up with the company you have approached and how often to follow up with them without coming across as too pushy. The video this week highlights 5 tips. Click here for the video.