People Tips


Managing your people can be a tricky business. The right people can take your business forward and the wrong people can take you backwards. The 4 key components you need to be aware of with your people are HIRING, PERFORMANCE, MANAGING and TRAINING. When you get these 4 things right, you will find your people are on the same page as you and business will get a little easier.

HIRING the right people for where your business is at now. The right people with the right skill and the right attitude to help you go up a few a levels.

PERFORMANCE of your people is critical whether they are full-time, part-time, casual or contractors. Your job is to be very clear on what you expect and then hold people accountable to that level of performance. You will get exactly what you tolerate.

MANAGING people and their expectations is critical. When everything is going well managing seems so easy, it’s when things are not going so well that true management is revealed. Having a good handle on this can make or break you.

TRAINING is very important if you want your people doing things the way you have in mind. There is an old saying “what if I train them and they leave … what if you don’t train them and they stay”. In this day and age, people do not stay with you forever, so it is best they are trained your way while they are with you.

To run a successful small business you’ll need to learn how to effectively manage your people and get the most out of them.  By doing this your people become more efficient, which will save you time and frustration and usually will increase your profitability as well.

Check out the tips below on how you can improve the people side of your business


  • How to Stop Getting the Same Questions from Your Staff

      Are you often getting interrupted with questions from your staff? Are they often asking the same thing over and over again? These questions can cause interruptions in your day and also stops your staff from getting on and doing the job that they need to do. Often the root…

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  • How to Motivate Your Staff and Get More Out of Them

        Do you ever feel that your staff are not performing at the level you would like? Would you like your staff to be more motivated, productive and treat your business as their own? Here are four keys that can help you motivate your staff and get more out…

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  • Setting Clear Standards in Your Business

      It is important that you set clear standards in your business and communicate them to everyone involved. As a business owner, you would already have some expectations in your head of how you want things to be. But the question is – have you ever taken the time to…

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  • Get Someone Better Than You To Move Your Business Forward

      If no one can do it as good as you, how then will you be able to focus on the other aspects of your business requiring more of your attention? There may be many reasons why we think that way sometimes. However, we’ve shortlisted them to three key reasons:…

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  • When Is It The Right Time To Hire Your Next Employee For Your Business?

      Have you ever felt like you needed to hire another employee for your business, but are unsure if you are able to financially sustain that commitment?  Here are some simple things to consider when you are making a decision on when to hire your next employee: 1) Work out how many extra sales it will take to cover the…

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  • How To Effectively Conduct Staff Performance Reviews

      Are you frustrated that your staff members are not performing as well as they should? If so, when was the last time you actually conducted performance reviews of your staff? It is essential as a small business owner that you review your staff performance regularly and effectively to maintain…

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  • Why You Should Stop Blaming People When Things Go Wrong In Your Business

      Have you encountered the same problems over and over again in your business? There could potentially be something wrong with your systems (or the lack of). Sometimes, when a problem comes up in a business, the first reaction can be to blame the person. And when we do this,…

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  • How To Get Your Employees Off To A Flying Start

      Are you about to hire someone for your business or perhaps you have hired someone recently? Often for many small businesses, a lot of effort goes to hiring the right employees but not enough effort goes into what happens once they have actually started their job. So what are…

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  • 4 Tips To Hire The Best Employees For Your Small Business

      Hiring employees can be a big decision as a business owner. If you hire the right person, they are going to be a great asset for your business and help you move your business forward. However, if you hire the wrong person, it is going to cost you a…

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