Date: 08/03/2016 | By: Liz Painter
The DISC system is used by many businesses and organisations and the benefits of using DISC largely centre on helping people to work more effectively together. [capture_email]To find out more about the benefits of DISC and how the profiling works, listen to Kirsten Cluer’s webinar by Clicking Here! [/capture_email] Your success in life – both professional and personal – is determined, in a very large part, by how well you interact with other people. Your ability to effectively relate, communicate,… Read More
Date: 04/03/2016 | By: lizpaintercommacomma
Dyslexia in the workplace is the subject of scrutiny following a recent case, says BizSmart Select Member Kirsten Cluer of Cluer HR. Starbucks became the subject of media attention recently when one of its employees, Meseret Kumulchew, won her case for disability discrimination. Her claim arose from her employer’s failure to make reasonable adjustments for her dyslexia. She also won a claim for victimisation. Equality Act 2010 Under this act, disability is a physical or mental impairment which has a… Read More
Date: 25/02/2016 | By: Liz Painter
In this blog, BizSmart founder Kevin Brent takes a look at the principles which Stephen R. Covey introduced in his best-selling book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People": Covey's ideas struck a chord with me many years ago, and I want to cover some of these in this blog post. If you'd like to revisit this topic in greater depth, [capture_email]why not click here and listen to Kevin's webinar![/capture_email] Taken together, these leadership habits have the power to transform the… Read More
Date: 23/02/2016 | By: Liz Painter
Paul Rhodes and his team at Green Gorilla Apps (GGA) work with entrepreneurs, companies and tech startups as minimum viable product consultants and software developers. The team’s background in developing web and mobile applications for clients and for GGA, makes Paul the perfect person to talk to about Launching a Minimum Viable Product or MVP.   [capture_email]Click Here to listen to Paul delivering his recent webinar on Launching a Minimum Viable Product, if you'd like to find out more, but we spoke… Read More
Date: 15/02/2016 | By: Liz Painter
Creating remarkable content is something that BizSmart Select Member Philippe Ingels of content marketing agency WAKSTER knows a lot about. Creating content with wow factor is WAKSTER’s modus operandi, so Philippe is uniquely qualified to explain more.   [capture_email] You can also Click Here to listen to Philippe Ingels’s webinar, How to Make People Fall Madly In Love with your Marketing, [/capture_email] Why creating remarkable content is important in successful online marketing There are a number of reasons why creating remarkable content… Read More
Date: 10/02/2016 | By: lizpaintercommacomma
Everyone needs duvet days, and BizSmart Select Member Kirsten Cluer asks if we should be allowing our employees to take them as a matter of course? On these dark, windy and rainy mornings, getting up and out of the house can often be a struggle. Winter blues affect many people, and this can have an impact on sickness absence within your business. An innovative idea, originating from the US, is the introduction of Duvet Days or Pyjama Days. Build It Into… Read More
Date: 02/02/2016 | By: Liz Painter
Grow your business and help it to thrive Creating a marketing plan for your business should be fairly straightforward, yet it’s something that a large proportion of business owners never do. BizSmart Select Member Gill Hutchinson of Aardvark Marketing Consultants suggests there are a number of reasons why we put off writing a marketing plan, including that we think it will be boring, we don’t have time, or we don’t have enough experience and feel we don’t know what we’re… Read More
Date: 27/01/2016 | By: Launa Brooks
You need your whole team on board if you want to achieve business growth     Performance management in a growing business is vitally important. If even one member of the team is holding the business back, then the quicker you address the issues, the quicker you can move forward in your business.   BizSmart Select member Launa Brooks of Launa Brooks Management Development has delivered a webinar on this topic, explaining where to start with performance management and what… Read More
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Date: 19/01/2016 | By: Stuart Avis
Brand design is a critical part of the way your organisation speaks to your potential customers. BizSmart Select Member Stuart Avis of creative communications agency Audacious Creative explains why brand design is so important...   Have you ever considered how people feel when they see your logo? Have you thought about what values you are communicating through the typeface and the colours you use?   As a creative designer, these are two questions that I ask on almost a daily… Read More