Advertising is a massive industry with multiple mediums for your message to be heard or lost in translation. It might sound like a no-brainer, but before you start planning your advertising, you must consider what you are trying to achieve from your investment. Your ultimate objective likely is to build sales, but other things to consider are increasing market presence and building your brand.
Here are some steps to find and hire staff that support your business growth, whether in the office or the field.
Step 1: Define the job and necessary qualifications
The first step in finding the right talent is accurately defining the job description and qualifications. Is this a new position you're hiring for? Are there gaps in employee skills that need to be met? Is this a position that requires specific knowledge and experience?
Remember also that the job salary should match the role and the qualifications. You can't expect to hire someone with ten years of experience by only offering an entry-level wage.
This is a great thing, but it also means that payroll becomes more complicated. As such an essential aspect of your business, payroll must run smoothly. Getting paid is, after all, the primary reason that most people come to work.
Many entrepreneurs believe hard work and determination are all it takes to build and sustain a successful business. But when you consider the pressures of running a company, it seems wise to add effective stress management to the list. Left unchecked, stress can erode your passion and undermine performance – not to mention a severe toll on your health.
Small construction company owners like you already have a time-consuming and challenging job running your business. If you're working on weekdays, you usually need the weekend to catch up on paperwork, pay bills, and manage any tasks you didn't get to during the week.
But this weekend is Christmas, and with it comes time to relax, focus on family and friends and take stock of what is essential in life. Phone calls from employees dealing with a minor crisis will pull your focus from your family, or your Christmas dinner will be taken over by business talk. Like the merry bells of Christmas, your cell phone will constantly chime with the sounds of urgent text messages and emails that must be dealt with. Clients will need your attention.
So, if you've been waiting for a sign or permission to pause, this post could be the one you're waiting for. It's easy to let the construction company take over your personal life, but as a small business owner, it's vital that you get some time away from work.
Topics: Construction Cash Flow, Outsourced Accounting For Contractors, Construction Bookkeeping And Accounting, Do What You Do Best And Outsource The Rest, Contractor Tips, contractor delegation, Switching Off During The Holidays
When you start a small business, it's usually only you behind the whole operation. You wear many hats, from CEO to clean-up crew. As you pour your heart and soul into your business and it begins to grow, the amount of work involved grows.
Because a small business focuses on survival, you pay much attention to the bottom line. This makes much sense, but it also leads to being seriously overworked.
These days, contractors are under increased pressure to cut their prices to get enough work. And that means they need to reduce costs. New technologies and approaches in cloud computing for construction accounting give forward-thinking contractors a fantastic ability to get more for less -but in most cases, contractors' heads are still stuck in 1990, thinking they have to do everything themselves.
Topics: Strategic Outsourced Bookkeeping Services, Construction Company, Outsourced labor, outsource bookkeeping, Outsourced bookkeeping, outsourced construction accounting and bookkeeping, Do What You Do Best And Outsource The Rest
I Have Been A Successful Contractor In Training Since I Was Eight Years Old
What is that old saying? “It Is Always Greener On The Other Side Of The Road”(author unknown)
It is always easier to look in hindsight and think “I should have done this” or “I could have done that”
All the advice from others about what you should of, could of, did do didn’t do is easy for the person who did not actually make any of the decisions. Some people excel at “Advising Not Actually Doing.”
You can’t change yesterday; only do a review and think about What Can I Do Today? And How Can I have a better tomorrow? Tiny changes can make a big difference. You can FIX SOMETHING and do nothing is a decision. (Sometimes taking a pause is the right decision to make)
The answer is Think, Plan, Do Something (Make a Plan, Work the Plan) or (Be, Do, Have)