BUSINESS TIP OF THE MONTH


November 2007


Webinars and Webcasts for Your Business

A webinar is a type of web conference, that tends to be mostly one-way, from the speaker to the audience with limited audience interaction, such as in a Webcast, which is transmission of information in one direction only, like watching a concert on the internet. A webinar however, can be very collaborative, and include polling and question & answer sessions to allow full participation between the audience and the presenter.

To find out more about this topic, and to answer any other questions you may have about keeping up with technology, contact us at info@gadish.com or call us at 877-Gadish-1.


October 2007


Web Conferencing for Your Business

Web conferencing is used to conduct live meetings or presentations over the Internet. In a web conference, each participant sits at their own computer, and is connected to other participants via the internet. This can be either a downloaded application on each of the attendees computers or a web-based application where the attendees will simply enter a "URL" or website meeting address to enter the live meeting or conference.

To find out more about this topic, and to answer any other questions you may have about keeping up with technology, contact us at info@gadish.com or call us at 877-Gadish-1.


September 2007


Keeping up with Technology

Technology continuously changes and you as a business owner or manager need to make sure your business remains competitive. Consider assigning someone to (1) evaluate your current technology and its utilization. This can be achieved by interviewing your employees that work with the technology, observing how people interact with the technology, reviewing documentation, etc. (2) Evaluate what new technologies exist for your industry. You can start by speaking with your existing technology vendors, and then continue beyond.

To find out more about this topic, and to answer any other questions you may have about keeping up with technology, contact us at info@gadish.com or call us at 877-Gadish-1.


August 2007


The Advantage of Ignorance

It is often very simple things that an outsider can do which can have a major impact in a company. This is because people are generally much too close to the issues and also because they assume things from their past experience that they incorrectly think are similar in the present situation. An outsider can wonder and question these things that a practicing manager in that organization may miss.

Much of this is about asking the right questions. Sometimes it is better to ask questions not from knowledge or experience, but from ignorance. Ignorance is a very important component for helping others to solve any problem in any industry.

You must frequently approach problems with your ignorance; not what you think you know from past experience. You can also call us to complement you with an additional perspective.


July 2007


New Emplyee Orientation & More

When hiring employees, make sure to settle them comfortably into their new position. Introduce them to their team or department. If the company is small, introduce them to everyone. If the company is larger, introduce them to key people in each department. The new employee should gain an understanding of what the department does, what their role will be, and how they will interact with different people in the organization.

Explain the rules and regulations, and provide the new employee with a company handbook. If you have documented procedures of the work they will do, provide those for them to read. Assign a mentor to the new employee so that they can approach the mentor to ask any questions they have over the coming weeks and months. Provide the new employee with training as required.

Make sure they have a desk, a computer, pen and paper ready for their arrival. Make them welcome. Make them feel they are at home. Remember - first impressions count.

To find out more about this topic, and to answer any other questions you may have about meetings, contact us at info@gadish.com or call us at 877-Gadish-1.


June 2007


Meetings can be good for your business.

Meetings are an opportunity to coordinate, brainstorm ideas, identify and resolve problems, review progress and plan future activities.

As a small business owner with a few employees, you should meet one-on-one with your employees periodically, but also try to meet with all of your employees together once a week. If you have a larger company, the managers of each of your departments should meet with their employees weekly. You should then meet with your company’s managers for a weekly meeting as well.

Many company owners avoid meetings, stating they can find no time. Meetings are actually a way for the business owner to gain more free time. Meetings are an opportunity to coordinate, brainstorm ideas, identify and resolve problems, review progress and plan future activities.

To find out more about how to run meetings, how to make meetings productive, what the agendas for your meetings should be, and to answer any other questions you may have about meetings, contact us at info@gadish.com or call us at 877-Gadish-1.

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May 2007


Public Relations (PR) for Your Business

Public Relations (PR) is a way for you to reach large audiences as inexpensively as possible. PR includes the creation and distribution of information by newspapers, magazines, television and radio.

The media do not charge for publishing these articles, but consider them valuable for their readers.  Therefore, PR has the power to reach millions of people for very little money, generating many valuable sales leads, increasing awareness of your company, its products or services, controlling the image of your organization, and increasing its credibility.

Contact us to help you with planning and implementing your PR strategy.


April 2007


Plan Your Business

It is never too late to start planning different aspects of your business. If you have not planned thus far, you should consider starting with small steps. If you have done some planning, consider creating an ongoing planning process. A formal, ongoing planning process for your business may be important since technology in general and the internet in particular are transforming the way organizations operate. As the market changes, the competition changes, consumer behavior changes, and new competitors, products and services find their way into the market. These forces are likely to affect your business down the road. Therefore, once you start planning, make sure you never stop.


March 2007


Invest in your most important resource - Invest in your employees!

Invest the time and resources to find the best people possible.  Do not settle.  Do not say, "this is the best I can get for this amount".

Find those people you can work with.  It is likely you will know more than they do.  Train them.  Mentor them.  Have them attend classes.

Keep investing in your team.  They will respect you for it, and work harder for you.


February 2007


Focus on your market segment(s).

Get to know the target market segment(s) you are after. Direct your marketing efforts to these market segments.

Are your clients other businesses (B2B), consumers (B2C) or government (B2G)?

For example, if your focus is B2C – Are you targeting those in certain geographic area(s)? Which areas?  Certain age range? Certain ethnic group? Certain level of income?

Define which parameters are important for you, document them, and focus all your future efforts on them.



January 2007


Get another perspective.

You are the entrepreneur that built a successful business. No one knows your business like you do.  

You need a different perspective.  Consider having someone with corporate experience look at your business and convey to you what could be done to make a great business, even greater. 

This could be the best investment in your business you could make.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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