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Businesses Going Eco-Friendly

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Initially, businesses that wanted This not only reduces a business’s footprint, but it also boosts other green businesses. By sourcing goods and services from green businesses, you can help foster a community-wide culture of green practices. You can ensure that the cleaning products and chemicals used by your business are non-toxic and that all your office supplies are either reusable or recyclable. Using renewable energy Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy are more easily accessible to businesses now thanks to new technologies in the sector. Businesses can take advantage of these sources of energy in different ways, depending on their size or capability.

Businesses should make the most use of natural light because it reduces the amount of electricity used to light up their buildings, while at the same time providing nicer work environments which foster productivity. Getting employees involved Businesses can involve employees in their green initiatives by creating “sustainability teams” and encouraging people who are passionate about the environment to join and help raise awareness among their colleagues

They can hire environmental consulting firms which specialize in carrying out environmental assessment and determining the best courses of action that need to be taken to reduce the business’s footprint



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New tax rules that may impact your small business

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If you own or operate a small business, you should always look out for new laws, regulations or tax requirements that may have a direct impact on businesses in your industry. It's an important part of keeping your businesses finances in good shape. The following rules have either come into effect in the recent past or will be instigated in the near future, and they are likely to affect most small businesses in Australia. CGT concessions have been tightened The government has always offered small businesses tax incentives to help them grow and employ more The following rules have either come into effect in the recent past or will be instigated in the near future, and they are likely to affect most small businesses in Australia.

These levies are meant to encourage businesses to prioritize local workers when they are hiring. Greater compliance for cleaners and courier services Taxable payment reporting systems have been used to enhance tax compliance in a number of industries so far, and starting on 1 July 2018, they will be used to do the same for contract cleaning services and courier services



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Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Explore Networking Opportunities in Your Local Community

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Networking, by definition, is the art of building and maintaining beneficial relationships for professional purposes. To effectively maximize the benefits of networking, you need to be more proactive and open to sharing your knowledge, experience, as well as contacts with other people. Not many people realize this, but each and every person has a large network of contacts. You just need to know where to find it. There are so many networking opportunities; from conferences, to business events, to social groupings, and even online social platforms. You can never miss an opportunity to network! Networking events in your local community will provide you with a laid back atmosphere to interact with people in your locality, and help you grow your business with potential opportunities.

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How Does Choosing Contracted Cleaners Prove To Be Profitable For A Company?

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Office cleaning businesses don't just take care of a business's housekeeping demands expertly, but also make certain that the very best quality of cleaning and sanitizing is supplied to the company for affordable prices. The following reasons should make evident how outsourcing to a commercial cleaning company can be practical for an organization. 1. Value For Money: Contracting out the sanitizing tasks of an organization can be quite economical.. To start with, one can save the cost of having the office premises hygienically cleaned in a lot less time with the aid Value For Money: Contracting out the sanitizing tasks of an organization can be quite economical.

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What is a Business Coach – How Do they Make a Difference?

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It is lonely and difficult at the top. People rely on you for leadership and guidance and for employment itself. You hold the fate of many people in your hands. Business coaching could be the answer to not only guarantee your success but to ensure the very survival of your enterprise. Consulting a business coach will prove to be a worthwhile investment with benefits that will pay dividends far into the future. The role of a Business Coach is to guide business owners with support, accountability and encouragement. Business coaching helps owners of enterprises with management, sales and marketing, plus they will have pearls of wisdom to share in the fields of human resources and team building.

In the same way that a sports coach will push you to optimum performance and provide support and encouragement, while guiding you to success, a coach will be able to help you through your particular challenges and advise you on how to operate a small business successfully

Coaching can contribute to professional and personal growth. A business coach will also be able to ensure that the goals you set for your employees are specific, relevant, measurable, achievable and realistic while taking into consideration the abilities of your employees. When your staff are well trained your job becomes easier, when you can completely rely on your managers to do the job of managing effectively you will be able to make better use of your own time



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Becoming a Better Leader – a Good Business Decision

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It is developed over time and influenced by a number of things including leadership, management, people hired and the Leadership has great influence on workplace culture because it sets and defines all the other factors. Great leadership will lead to effective management practices and policies at all levels. It also develops and defines clear goals and missions which lead to effective polices and the recruitment of the right people. Great company culture contributes to business success by attracting top talent, facilitating engagement and retention of employees, and better performance across the board.   2. Communication Facilitating effective communication is not just about creating working channels.

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Outsourcing – Offshore and Onshore

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Outsourcing is an idea that has revolutionised the way entrepreneurs plan, structure and run an enterprise, and it’s increasing popularity can be attributed to its capacity to help entrepreneurs scale and deploy a business idea faster and operate more efficiently. Embracing the idea of outsourcing, entrepreneurs can focus on developing solutions and expertise in core competencies where they add real value to their market, either naturally through their access to unique or scarce resources, or intelligently though their ingenuity. They can then outsource the more mundane and tedious tasks that, although critical to the day to day operations of their business, aren’t the primary reason for their existence.

Businesses that need this kind of service can check out this recent article about how to choose the right cleaning company for your business. Offshore outsourcing, sometimes referred to as offshoring, is outsourcing tasks that can be done by someone overseas in a country where the cost of living is lower than in the country in which the host company operates



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“People don’t Leave Jobs. They Abandon Managers.”

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But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to organisational benefits, because engaged and skilled employees not only make your work-force better employees, they contribute to the innovation and evolution of your organisation, which is what really drives the growth of businesses in modern economies, and can only be achieved over time, by successfully training and developing your best people and training them as your leaders and managers, in essence offering them a career and not just a job. In fact, in “Leading the Way: Three Truths from the Top Companies for Leaders (John Wiley & Sons, 2004), authors Marc Effron and Robert Gandossy show that companies that excel at developing leaders tend to achieve higher long-term profitability, and one of the main reasons for this is because these businesses retain and inspire their best people to grow in their roles, fueling the innovation that helps growing businesses leapfrog their competitors in today’s fast moving, highly competitive economy.

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Is Tradition Your Fall-Back Position?

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Business is unpredictable. You can try to make it predictable (good luck!) or you can ride the waves of possibilities. What is it that you have been trying diligently to make work, that just isn’t working? Forcing outcomes doesn't work anymore. Traditional ways of operating a business are the fall-back position that is becoming less and less effective. If we are on a frontier of new ways of working and doing business, where does the savvy business owner start? Question everything! A business coaching client recently asked for mentoring in creating her services mix and expressing it in the world. She is different.

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The Breakthrough Moment

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The breakthrough moment... is that moment when you come up against everything that IS possible... and you either choose it (even if it is REALLY uncomfortable) or you back away, hiding amongst the excuses that have kept you from going beyond it in the past. How many times have you almost got there, only to stop yourself?  Is it time to stop it... or do you love stopping you? Are any of these scenarios familiar to you? “I know I can do this, but before I do, I just need to.....(insert big thing that is your current ‘unsolvable obstacle’ here).....” “I would love to do this, but I’m just going to.....

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