Business Mentors Blog
Transitioning from employee to employer can be a difficult and stressful time. Aside from stepping up in the ranks of responsibility, the buddy-to-boss scenario can throw unexpected staff dynamics in amongst the challenges of learning a new job.
In several countries, the impact of coronavirus is considered epidemic but the likelihood of reaching pandemic status meaning “all of the people” is appearing very likely.
Working hard to get something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion. Finding that balance is not always easy but after a health crisis and a dawning that the corporate world wasn’t for her, Julie Raine is now living - and working - her dream job.
When it comes to incentivising people to go to work, paradoxically the latest trend seems to be giving them time away from work. Perpetual Guardian made headlines in 2018 by adopting a four-day working week, and more recently Vodafone introduced ‘Summer Hours’, giving staff early exits on Fridays.
It would have been easy for Amit Jiwani to have taken the negative feedback he received about his discount voucher business idea and not gone ahead with his plan.
Machines taking over the world might sound like a line from a B-Grade sci-fi movie but, like it or not, they are. Computers and the Internet have been around for decades and are an integral part of every sustainable business. Customers can now compare and access products and services globally, with all the benefits of consumer feedback, competitive pricing and convenience of same-day/next day delivery. The digital world is where your customers are. ...
Alice Brown has been a clinical nurse all her working life. As an intensive care nurse on and off for 10 years, she saw more than her share of trauma, eventually taking a break from the “horrific-ness” after a couple of incidents left her on the verge of burnout.
As humans, we invest a considerable amount of physical, financial and emotional collateral into our business. If any of these three personal investments are not properly maintained, then the other two will be negatively impacted.
As the Christmas and New Year period approaches, New Zealanders are thinking of kicking back and relaxing for a few well-deserved weeks of rest and recreation. While this may be good for some, it is a challenging time for many small business people.