Networking is when you meet other people and form relationships which are mutually beneficial. These relationships will provide both support and assistance over a period of time to the people involved. Networking links people together who then become talking and walking advertisements for each other and the businesses they represent. So, how do you become more effective at business networking? Building a successful business network is important. Building one before you need one is even...
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It’s important to keep a list of professional contacts who are valuable when you do a career change. The people on this list would be ones who respect your work and value you as a professional. They would want to work with you in the future if the opportunity came up. These are the people with which you need to stay in touch. Regardless of whether you had a not so nice departure from your...
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The perfect work day would be a continuous flow of uninterrupted time where you didn’t have to deal with an illness, a personal crisis, or a problem with a child. But that doesn’t happen in real life. In real life, you get sick, the car breaks down, or the babysitter doesn’t show up. So, how, do you handle these types of issues? So first, if you have a medical appointment, what is the best way...
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If you have a business, then you need to have a visitor’s policy in place. It is for the safety of the guest but also to keep the workspace and your business secure safe as well. If you let strangers just come in and walk throughout your company where and when they want, then it can cause problems. These problems could be exposure to danger, distracting employees who are working or cause an accident. Plus,...
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Personal hygiene can be a major problem at work if another coworker isn’t too particular about being clean. It could be an issue like dirty hair, not showering, bad breath or even wearing clothes to work which are dirty. Having to work beside a person whose personal hygiene habits aren’t too good makes for unhappy unoffending employees also. Even if the issue is the overuse of cologne or perfume where people have trouble breathing around...
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When you hire a new employee, you may be thinking about what paperwork needs to be filled out. Or maybe it’s going over the employee handbook with the new team member and introducing them to the staff. But do you know how to make the new person feel welcome? So to get off to a good start, your new employee needs to feel appreciated and a part of your business’s culture as soon as possible....
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Whether you know it or not, there are rules for business office etiquette. If you aren’t aware of these rules, then you may lose opportunities for advancement because others will believe your unprofessional. So, there are rules about behavior in a cubicle, how to give a proper handshake and lots more. Knowing these rules is important to your career, so a review of them is a good idea. Below are some of the rules and...
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Your business is growing, and you’re going to have to hire more employees to cover the growth. You also know that your business is going to grow even larger in the future. So how do you plan for buying furniture which will be sufficient for the growth now and future growth? How do you handle the growth now if you intend to move later? Below are some ideas which may help with that issue: Handling...
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Have you ever thought about using armless office chairs for you where you work? If you have always sat in a chair with arms, then it might take a little getting used to a chair without arms, but there are advantages to an armless chair. If you think about it, sometimes arms on an office chair do get in the way. For example, when you lean over to throw trash in the garbage can and...
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Having a successful filing system depends upon the type of cabinets and the system which you want to use. Since files and folders contain pertinent information about your business, having easy access to them is important also. So, a filing system which is easy and efficient to use can make all the difference in the world when you have a potential client sitting in the chair in front of you. This means to have the...
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