10+ Tips To Follow When You Are Working Across Time Zone

Popularized in early 2000, working across time zone has become quite a common phenomenon. Startups, SMEs or corporates like the idea of working with teams across different time zone as it is, economic, widens exposure for the business and employees, expands talent pool and makes the business omnipresent. Yet, newcomers find it little tough to […]

Nine to Five – The myth of the working day

Once upon a time people did work from nine to five. It was considered workaday drudgery. How people complained about the punishing hours. A popular song by US country singer Dolly Parton goes: Working nine to five What a way to make a livin’ Barely getting by It’s all takin’ and no givin’ ‘Nine to […]

INVEST IN YOUR EMPLOYEES AND GET A GREAT ROI

There are some organizations that put employee training and development on the back burner. They do not see an immediate benefit and view investing in their employees as more optional than essential. They do not see the expense as worth their while. They would be making a costly mistake. Investing in your employees will actually […]

Delegation through Responsibility. Authority, Accountability

An organization stands on three pillars of strength. Responsibility, Authority, Accountability. Unless you are literally a one-man army, you have to rely on others down the line to deliver results. The best organizational heads know the benefits of delegation. They pick the right person for the job and then resist the temptation to micro-manage. Yes, the CEO can […]

WHY HIRING A CONFERENCE OR MEETING ROOM MAKES GOOD BUSINESS SENSE

Many offices utilize precious office space for meeting and conference rooms only to discover that they don’t require them as much as they thought. Like guest rooms in a home, they are under-utilized but still need to be maintained and cared for. If you identify with this scenario, you may need to make a hard decision: rent […]

IS YOUR BUSINESS LOCATION NEIGHBOURHOOD-FRIENDLY?

Choosing a location for your business generally has three main considerations – proximity to customers, suppliers and employees. Other issues are easy transport and parking facilities,proximity to competitors and affiliated businesses which could impact your business.             Depending on the nature of the business, you need a location with ready access […]

Pitching your idea to investors …. in 30 minutes or less

              You have a great business idea. Very soon it will become clear to you that to turn that idea into concrete reality will mean raising capital. You will need to sell the idea to investors. And usually you get a window of 30 minutes or less to make your pitch. […]

THAT FIRST YEAR AS AN ENTREPENEUR

Remember your first year as an entrepreneur? Or would you rather forget it? That was when you let yourself get wet behind the ears and learnt many lessons, mainly through trial and error. Ouch, some things still hurt!                 Here are some lessons all new entrepreneurs- can benefit from. They […]

Checklist For Business Travellers

You’re a business traveler. You know too well that things don’t always go as planned. To avoid hassles, even last-minute panics, here’s a checklist of things to pack, as collated from frequent travelers. Don’t leave home without them!   Your own MiFi hotspot. It’s a credit card-sized package that give you access to 4G networks. Saves a lot […]

CAN WOMEN HAVE IT ALL?

In the film Erin Brokowich, there is a scene which resonates with most women who juggle careers and family lives – particularly those compelled by circumstances to do so. Julia Roberts’ character Erin, a single mother who had been unemployed and is now trying very hard to keep her job, is driving when she gets […]