Features

How can you tell if someone is a ‘good hire’?

- September 15, 2017 3 MIN READ

Dr Amantha Imber, an innovation psychologist, best-selling author, and founder of innovation consultancy, Inventium, has helped many businesses innovate more successfully. She works with the likes of Google, Virgin Airlines and Commonwealth Bank. Here, she shares with Business Builders her personal interviewing processes to help you always get the best hire. According to Dr Amantha, there is… Read more »

Resources

How to deal with a difficult employee

- August 25, 2017 2 MIN READ

Managing difficult staff is one of the biggest challenges you will face as an employer. They can disrupt the working environment which is detrimental to your business. Poor workplace culture guarantees a poorly performing business in the long run. As the business owner, it is your responsibility to produce the right culture and constantly address, refine and… Read more »

Features

These tips will help protect your brand

- April 18, 2017 3 MIN READ

We know that in today’s competitive marketplace just offering a great product or service will no longer cut it. For a business to be successful, a fantastic product must also be paired with a fantastic brand to represent it. When you are just starting out as a small business owner, conceptualising, establishing and implementing measures… Read more »

Features

Why accountability is the key to increased profits

- April 5, 2017 2 MIN READ

If we take business performance and success seriously, we need to know how it’s performing, and not just guess or assume. And that means measuring. But too many small businesses think this means measuring staff. The idea is that when staff are measured, they perform better. And when staff perform better, the business performs better.… Read more »

Resources

The trick to leading your small business well

- March 2, 2017 2 MIN READ

Manoeuvring the difference between a boss and a leader when you are in a small team can be challenging. You still want to be friendly with them but still need them to be protective and respect you as their ‘boss’. Many ineffective bosses are one step away from being a bully. Often they are completely… Read more »

Business Basics

Free government funding for staff training

- March 1, 2017 3 MIN READ

Limited cash-flow is an oft-used excuse for putting off staff development projects in a small business. However, with the help of government funding, this doesn’t have to be the case. Offering training is great way to retain staff. A more productive workforce is also paramount for the bottom line. So, how can your small business benefit from subsidised training… Read more »