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Welcome to the Green Giant blog where we'll be sharing our insights and advice to help your business grow. 
 
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. 
As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a big change for businesses of all sizes. There have been changes to methods of working, with the majority working remotely, and a number of activities that need to be coordinated and mobilised to fit the new way of working. The need to plan properly is key, but it can be a challenge to realign your projects with new ways of doing things. Some workforces might have limited capacity at the moment, and some areas of business will be refocused on other areas, in order to meet an increase in demand in a certain area. So what can be done to help? 
Effective risk management strategies will help you to identify the strengths of a project, as well as the weaknesses, opportunities with it, as well as threats or pressure points. By taking steps to plan for the unexpected, it means that you will be ready to respond as and when they come up. If you want a project to be a success, then you need to define just how you are going to handle any of the potential risks, so that you can spot, mitigate, and avoid any problems as and when you need to. Successful project management is all about being able to see the project as a whole, and knowing and understanding that risk management is something that is vital. The goals of a project and being able to achieve them depends on how well you plan and prepare. 
The continuing pandemic and various lockdowns have changed several important aspects of lives. Today, we build relationships, work, and communicate with our colleagues in a different way compared to just a year ago! All the signs are now pointing to this continuing for the foreseeable future. 
 
With such a sudden switch in communication methods, it was essential to catch up and introduce a different solution to allow team members to think together, discuss, and create new ideas - virtually and safely. 
 
So, communication or team management platforms that had been on the market for 1-2 years before the pandemic saw their subscribers steadily increase this year. Like all choices, it does not come without a drawback or two. However, the benefits of such platforms are endless and worth considering! 
 
 
A rising number of professionals have decided to embrace remote working - at least for some days a week. This incredibly important shift has changed the way we operate, communicate, and build relationships with others both internally and externally. 
 
But, while we are too busy facing the steep learning curve in front of us as we transition towards remote working, cyber-threats might be hiding around the corner. Indeed, a much higher amount of data and information is today sent from one employee to another, often without implementing any security measure. 
 
Whether your employees have made the switch and they are working from home, or they have already returned to the office, training them against cyber threats and ensuring they are ready to respond to a potential attack is essential. 
 
 
 
 
 
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. 
 
 
 
 
As a company grows, the company director needs to devolve a number of their roles and responsibilities. 
 
When the business is bigger, there is more that needs to be done, and if as a company director you tried to carry on doing it all, you would quickly find your daily tasks piling up and end up being unproductive. 
 
When it is your baby, so to speak, it can be hard to relinquish some of what you are doing, as a company expands completely separate teams may be required as the work becomes more varied. 
 
 
 
 
 
At the start of the global pandemic, many organisations were thrown in at the deep end, with a lot of businesses having their workforce suddenly working remotely. Whilst there are some businesses that will have had some experience with this, for many it was unchartered territory. Business owners who now had to accommodate all of their remote working employees brought with it some challenges particularly around communication. 
 
 
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