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Welcome to the Green Giant blog where we'll be sharing our insights and advice to help your business grow. 

Posts tagged “Business Improvement”

 
The world of business is often described as chaotic. This is, quite simply, due to the fact that you never truly know what is around the corner.  
 
With changes coming in thick and fast (sometimes on a daily basis), you have to develop the ability to respond to problems quickly and efficiently. As a result, many business owners often find themselves focused solely on the ‘now’ - dealing with present issues instead of putting plans in place that could allow them a steadier future. 
 
For any business, in any given field, effective communication is always of the utmost importance. 
 
The way you communicate with your prospective customer base is, of course, what the art of marketing is all about. It’s at the heart of your ability to sell the product or service you are offering, while simultaneously doing what you can to establish a long-standing and positive reputation for your company in the industry at large. 
 
Have you ever wondered why sometimes a project that sounded so promising, to begin with just fizzles out to nothing? 
 
Even projects with the potential to revolutionise the way a business runs can lose momentum and eventually linger incomplete. This loss of momentum is pretty common within organisations and can occur even when a project starts with high levels of engagement from all parties. 
 
Your business is going to encounter change. Fact. No matter how well you plan things, your business will undergo changes, for better or for worse. As your business evolves, it will grow, lose people, gain new personalities, expand across new countries, and face hardships along the way. 
The only constant in life is change, so if you run a business or are starting a new one, you need to be prepared for it. 
 
 
 
If you run a small business, you will always be looking to cut costs somewhere. Within the first five years of a small business’ existence, many fail, while the ones who succeed often barely turn a profit. These are hard times for small business owners who struggle to make ends meet. If you know exactly what we’re talking about, then read on to find out how your small changes can add up to a big difference in expenditure. 
 
 
 
I previously wrote an article on my website and LinkedIn entitled ‘Be surprised at what you do‘. This article details what you or your business does in terms of daily processes that are completed without thinking. 
 
Another area that has come up when speaking with many businesses is that a number of assumptions are made about how things are run within their company. 
 
 
 
Do you ever feel like you can’t see the wood for the trees? Does the fate of your business ever feel like it’s been left to the whims of chance? Do you ever feel like, no matter how hard you try to maintain control of your business’ operations, marketing strategy and cash flow, you’re sitting atop a bucking bronco waiting for the inevitable moment when it throws you loose? 
Having a business continuity plan in place is vital for operational success. Should your company be affected by any unforeseen issues, a business continuity plan will enable you to continue functioning without a loss of investment or income. 
When you begin a project within your organisation you want to start it safe in the knowledge that your project will deliver what you expect. Before starting a project, your project manager will set out the key initiatives and projected outcomes along with timescales and budget. It is the responsibility of the team and the project leader to ensure that the project stays on track and delivers the right objectives. 
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