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...
by PBS Partners | Feb 6, 2020
A great office space is about keeping your people happy, productive and working towards the key goals of your business.
An office is more than a place to put your desks, it is the heart of your business and the space where your people will spend most of their working day. Your office needs to create the right atmosphere for your people and inspire productivity.
A great workspace motivate
by PBS Partners | Mar 17, 2020
If you’re looking to scale your business, you’ll need to spend more time working on it than in it. Finding ways to leverage your time is critical, and outsourcing your least favourite tasks is a great way to do this.
Things you should consider outsourcing in your business:
From your content strategy to your social media accounts, if this is not a strength of yours,
by PBS Partners | Aug 26, 2020
So, what steps can you take to ensure you’re on track with your Personal Budget?
1. Track your spending.
Keep a record of your spend
by PBS accountants | Sep 14, 2020
We are living in uncertain times right now. The situation changes daily with new challenges to overcome. We are all feeling the strain. So what can we do to manage the stress and regain some much needed sense of wellbeing?
Research shows that doing something (no matter how small) is the best way to manage anxiety. There is a lot we can’t control right now but there are also things you can doread more...
by PBS partners | Nov 2, 2020
We all have the same 1,440 minutes each day, but some of us achieve so much more than others. How can we free up time to help lead a better business and ultimately achieve a happier life?
1. Lack of clear goals.
Start by setting clear 12 month goals, then break these down into 90 day goals. Your actions each day should be steps towards achieving those 90 day goals, which wi read more...
by PBS Partners | Dec 22, 2020
Like everyone, business owners are always looking for ways to save time. Every minute spent on admin or fixing mistakes is a minute that could be spent on business-building work.
When time really is money, it’s worth finding ways to reduce those tedious and repetitive tasks – and technology is the answer.
by PBS Partners | Jan 18, 2021
Every business wants a team of inspired, engaged people working hard to achieve shared goals, but getting and keeping employees motivated can be tricky.
Every person is different and what drives one person may not motivate another. For some it may be money, others want recognition, while others find motivation within themselves and just get on and perform.
So in order to help keep all your peopleread more...
by PBS Partners | Feb 1, 2021
When the future looks uncertain, what can you do to prepare and strengthen your business?
Recent times have certainly shown us that the future path of your business can change in an instant – usually, due to influences that are far beyond our own control. The Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing global economic recession have both had a negative economic impact on the business world – so,read more...
by PBS partners | Mar 12, 2021
The Covid pandemic has changed the way we work and ushered in a new era of hybrid working – but is your business ready and able to offer this mix of on-site, off-site and remote working?
When businesses were forced to close down their physical offices and workspaces, this brought technology to the fore. We’ve seen an increased use of remote working, video technologies and cloud-based bread more...
by PBS Partners | Jul 12, 2021
The best clients make being in business all worthwhile. They value your expertise, appreciate your hard work, they’re friendly to work with and they pay their invoices. You’ll always go the extra mile for those clients – they drive your success.
Then there are the clients who aren’t quite as enjoyable to work with. The ones who want everything in a hurry, at a rock-bottom pread more...