Office space is an important facet to consider when you're setting up a new business or if you've got an established business. Maybe you're looking to change a business around and become one of those fancy hipsters that have people work from home. Whatever the case is, sizing up the amount of floor space that you need for your office can be a difficult task, and it's definitely a discussion that you need to have with your IT company. The reason being there's nearly no reason nowadays with the infrastructure that we have got, even though it's terrible in Australia, it's still good enough to allow for your workers to work from home, and in a flexible environment. This gives you the best of both worlds.
Planning for a Disaster
After being in business for a while you hear some crazy stories. I've been lucky to be involved in a couple of them, and some of them are bad for business and I'm going to be talking today about how they could have been avoided. One of my favourites is this potential client that called me up and they were still in the process of using our services.
How Late Invoice Payment Impacts Small Businesses
How does the late payment of invoices impact small businesses? Now we've all been there. You've been in business for a while and someone starts paying invoices late. Everything's all good to start off with, and then they start paying things late. What's worse is if you'd have to go out and buy a product to allow for it to be sold. Whatever you're doing, maybe you're modifying something and then on selling and you've had to fork all that money out for the product.
The Effects of a Poor Hire
So, we all make mistakes. What we're going to be talking about today is maybe something a bit more important than just dialling the wrong number, and that is hiring the wrong person. If you've experienced the effects of a poor hire, you know what I'm talking about. It's a terrible feeling. You grab them on, you already go through all the interviewing process, you've gone through Seek, you've got 200 resumes that you've looked through. You're resumed out. You could write a book on reading resumes, and no one would read it because it's boring! But you've got there. You've gone through the process of hiring and interviewing, and you've got the person in front of you, or hired remotely, depending on how your business is set up. And you've decided that they are the best person. Then they just don't seem to work the way they interviewed. They're obviously really good at selling themselves, but shithouse at performing and bringing things to the table.
What Motivates a Business Owner?
This is a special episode. Joshua Lewis of Dorks Delivered and Scott Aurisch of NRG Boost Fitness talk about taking the plunge in business in the fitness industry.