Whether you’re just starting out in the world of work, hoping to move up in your job or are thinking of changing careers completely- securing yourself a job is never easy. The job market is fierce and for every vacancy, there can be hundreds of candidates applying.
Starting your new business and getting it off the ground can take a lot of time, a lot of effort and sometimes a fair amount of capital before you start to see results. The key is to invest your time and money wisely so here are a few ideas about growing your small business.
Receiving a job offer can be a huge weight off your shoulders. It might have taken a few months and hundreds of applications to get to this point, but you’ve finally done it – you’ve finally bagged your dream job!
There’s nothing worse for an ambitious professional to realize that the path you’ve chosen isn’t going to take you anywhere. You know the feeling, being stuck in the same role for too long and wondering if you’re wasting your skills or if you’ll be able to move towards a more exciting career.
You work hard, and you expect to be paid a fair amount for your troubles, but I’m sure little more in the form of a pay rise wouldn’t go amiss. Of course, getting that pay rise can be a tricky task, especially if you find it tough to talk about money with your supervisor, or ask for what you are truly worth.
It does not matter what type of business you run, one of your main aims will be to reduce your expenses as much as possible so you can operate efficiently and maximise profits. But it is hard to know where to reduce expenses. After all, you do not want to impact the quality of your products and services.
Success may be subjective, but if you want to do well in your chosen field, there are always going to be set skills that will help you. No matter what career path you’re on, you’ll find that there are ten set skills that will help you to succeed. All ten are outlined in the below infographic, but we’re going to break down three that could be really useful for you.
If you’re passionate about your job and career, you’ll already have planned to keep working in your chosen field for the foreseeable future. However, you’ll want to ensure that your work continues to fulfil and challenge you so that boredom and under motivation don’t become an issue.
As a business owner, you’re going to have to take a lot of risks, which is going to lead to one or two mistakes. As everyone knows, mistakes provide the perfect opportunity to learn, improve, and grow, but when it comes to your small business, particularly when money is involved, mistakes can be deadly.
Image is everything in business and if you aren’t conveying the right one, it can harm your chances of success. The way that you present yourself to customers and business partners alike has a huge impact on your sales. A lot of smaller businesses, in particular, struggle with image because customers are put off by the fact that they’re small sometimes.