by PBS Partners | Dec 10, 2018
Think about a typical day in your office...
Perhaps you chat with colleagues, check email, return phone calls, open a work file, check email again – which leads you to your social media feed… A universe of beeps, rings and pings beckons attention and steals productivity. Distraction is the new normal. The culprit: technology.
Multi-tasking is a misnomer because research shows doing tread more...
by PBS Partners | Jan 7, 2019
There are 1,440 minutes in a day and each of us have the same allocated amount. Some people manage to achieve much more than others. So, how can we free up time to help lead a better business and ultimately a happier life?
1. Lack of clear goals. Planning and setting SMART goals provides clarity. SMART = Specific, Measurable, Attainable or Achievable, and most importread more...
by PBS Partners | Mar 12, 2019
When you’re running a business, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day activity and lose sight of the big picture. Taking stock of the health of your business is important. Knowing where you’re allows for more effective planning, early warning about any issues, and the chance to better chart a course for success.
There are some quick ratios that will help you in o
by PBS Partners | Mar 26, 2019
Your staff are the backbone of your business, and their success is going to help your business succeed. An important, but often-overlooked part of this is holding regular performance reviews.
Rather than being an administrative drag, or something that you or your staff members dread, performance reviews can be a really valuable and constructive process. They can enhance your relationships with emread more...
by PBS Partners | Apr 30, 2019
Sourcing the right funding for your business can be the first step in achieving your growth goals, or the helping hand you need when you’re in a cash flow hole.
Cash is king when it comes to funding your growth plan. But with the funding market now bursting with a huge choice of traditional and alternative finance providers, knowing what type of finance to opt for, and from which provider,read more...
by PBS Partners | May 14, 2019
An engaged employee is a team member who is fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about their work, and who takes positive action to further a company’s reputation and interests and achieve their goals.
More importantly, what does a disengaged team member look like?
The symptoms range from a negative attitude, poor communication, absenteeism, lack of initiative, laziness, lateness, lack of part read more...
by PBS Partners | May 28, 2019
Figuring out how much to charge is a big learning curve for any business owner. The answer to how to approach it will fluctuate as circumstances and markets change. It is important to revisit the question throughout the lifecycle of your business.
There is no magic formula
All businesses are unique, with an individual offering of products and services. Before you set your pricing, It’s imporread more...
by PBS Partners | Jun 13, 2019
Whether it’s a new focus, a new venture or a new year, consciously recognising the process required to change can vastly improve your outcome.
The Five A's of Change breaks it down simply:
First we must be aware of what needs to change. Perhaps we want to work smarter, not harder, so we can have more family time and better financial returns.
We have to accept that
by PBS Partners | Jul 25, 2019
In the online, connected world that we now live in, it’s important for your business to be digital.
Digital technology has revolutionised the options you have available as a small business, with a wealth of cloud-based solutions and apps helping to automate the admin, enhance your productivity, open up your business data and market the company online.
Making the technology work for you
by PBS Partners | Aug 13, 2019
Most business owners know that every member of their team needs a job description, which should include:
When a job description is clearly documented, it’s much easier to monitor and measure performance. However, as loread more...
by PBS Partners | Sep 10, 2019
Small and medium-sized businesses are spending on average 120 hours a year on admin tasks, according to recent research into productivity at UK SMBs.
If your people are spending 120 hours wading through tedious and unproductive admin, that’s bad for the business and for your overall efficiency. Fortunately, technology and software automation can go a long way towards automating the low-leveread more...
by PBS Partners | Dec 17, 2019
Get outside for a walk!
Owning and working in a small business can eat up all your spare time. Exercise or time for yourself is often the first thing that is abandoned to fit in the many other things you have to do in a day. And while many of us finish the year with lofty goals for exercise in the new year, these lofty goals can be hard to achieve.
Is this you?
Here’s an idea… Instearead more...