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Using training effectively

Whether you are aiming for increased sales, more efficient production, better use of IT or simply a reliable team that can solve its own problems, training is often the best solution. Training can turn an employee from mediocre to good, and make a good person excellent.

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Increasing profitability

Building long-term profitability allows you to grow your business and the personal rewards you get from it. Creating and increasing profitability depends on doing many little things better than the competition.

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Go green and benefit your business

Every business can benefit from minimising its environmental impact. Complying with environmental laws and doing your bit to help the planet also delivers direct business benefits.

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Leadership

Whether you are the managing director or a shift leader, the way you lead is the single biggest success factor for everyone you work with. Aim to make the most of your strengths and develop key skills such as communication, delegation and effective decision-making.

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Incentive pay

Incentive pay can be a good way to recognise and encourage employees, motivating them to work better for your business. A badly thought-out scheme, on the other hand, can be divisive and demoralising.

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Everyday workplace policies

Managing people takes time and resources. You can save yourself a lot of time and effort by having clear policies on many everyday issues.

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Intranets

An intranet provides a private website that can usually only by accessed by people within your business. It can provide better access to information, help to co-ordinate people and resources, improve customer service and reduce your costs.

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Motivating employees

Most employees spend less than half their time at work being genuinely productive. For the business owner, this is frustrating and expensive.

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Effective board meetings

Successful companies use board meetings to create and improve key business strategies. A similar approach can benefit smaller businesses and strategy meetings in general.

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Your money and your business

As the owner-manager of a small or medium enterprise, your own financial affairs are likely to be closely entwined with the way you run your business.

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Choose and use accountants and lawyers

Good advisers can make a huge difference to a business. From the start, they can ensure that a new business is set up the right way, with effective financial systems, the right contracts and an understanding of the key legal issues.

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