Time Is Money: The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Making Yours Work Harder


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Every second matters in business, which is why your company cannot afford to be wasting time at any moment. Pushing your resources to the max will not only ensure greater productivity. But it will encourage greater profits and quicker growth. Consequently, perfecting this aspect of the venture should be top of every owner’s agenda.


Running a business is never easy. Nonetheless, regaining control with the tips below will make the process far smoother. More importantly, it will reduce the likelihood of crashing. If that doesn’t give you the incentive needed to take these suggestions on board, nothing will.


  • Ensure that your staff is always equipped with the very best equipment. The benefits gained from using the right facilities will ensure that business is conducted in the right manner. Moreover, it will help maintain a positive atmosphere throughout the team. Whether it’s POS systems, office software, or factor machinery doesn’t matter. Using systems that enable for quicker processes and greater productivity can only work wonders for the business.
  • Find the right balance between leadership and autonomy. Of course, your staff still needs guidance in business. Having said that, wasting their team with overly long meetings could be counterproductive. Shorter meetings are something that the likes of Apple and Google often implement. Combine this idea with better digital communication through team messaging Apps, and you won’t go far wrong.
  • Try turning your office spaces into paperless environments. This one tech upgrade will remove the need for printing, and can create easier collaborations between colleagues. Moreover, the fact you’ll no longer have to go through the physical filing cabinet to find a misplaced document will save your sanity as well as your time.
  • Avoid the need for going over old work by storing backups. This could mean using a WordPress backup to ensure that your website doesn’t fall victim to the long-term damages of a cyber attack. Alternatively, you might simply want to store copies of agreements, orders, and other documents in the cloud. Let’s face it; being prepared for the worst is a key asset in business, and this is the perfect way to make sure that you are.
  • The customer is the most important person to the business, and you should always aim to satisfy their needs. Nonetheless, any opportunity to reduce the strain of customer care should be grabbed with both hands. Whether it’s using virtual receptionists or adding an FAQ section to the website doesn’t matter. As long as clients get the service they deserve in an effective manner, the method shouldn’t bother you at all.
  • Cut the need for as many business trips by building a suitable space for video conferencing. Whether it’s managing other parts of the business or talking to important clients, this will save time and money. If nothing else, it will allow you to spend more time at home with the people you love. Quite frankly, that improved work-life relationship is probably the greatest reward of all.

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Forget Making A Difference, Let’s Make Money

Be honest, do you actually care about making a difference and changing the world with your career? Or, do you just want to make a lot of money? If it’s the latter, you can forget about careers such as teaching and becoming a doctor to save lives. There are easier ways to make money if you don’t care about putting a mark on this world or giving back.


Learn The Law


Lawyers are by far one of the highest paid professional working groups in the world. But it does depend on how effectively you can argue and how many cases you can win. If you’re a great lawyer, you can actually run your own private practice. When you do this, you will be able to decide how much you charge. If you are a great resource for the courtroom, the potential for making a profit is absolutely endless.


Dentist Trumps Doctor


At least, it does if we’re focusing purely on the pay levels. A recent report revealed that some of the highest paid working professionals in the UK were dentists. They were earning close to half a million every year with their private practices. You can do the same, and the best part is that learning to be a dentist doesn’t mean endless years in training. After four, you’ll be ready to get started.


Money Is Funny


Especially when you’re dealing with it for a living. Who would have guessed that the highest paid professionals actually deal with money every day, all day? Wealth breeds wealth, and if you spend your days sorting out other people’s riches, you’re going to get paid a lot. You can find out more in the following infographic.

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Getting Ahead In The Used Car Business

There are many different business types available to anyone who wants to try their hand, but some are particularly useful for those who want to make some money fast. Used cars is a great example of a business type which you can set up in a matter of days and starting earning before you even know what’s happening. The great thing about this business model is that people are always going to want to buy cars, and with used cars you have the opportunity to have a quicker turnover because you are selling older cars for less money. This means that you can get your business rolling and off to a strong start as soon as you like. However, you will need to know a few things to ensure that it all goes smoothly and to plan. Let’s take a look at some of the essential considerations for making sure this business type works out for you.


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Visit Auctions Regularly


You will need to figure out, most of all, where you are going to get your cars from, and this might be harder than you think. One of the basic things to do in this regard is to keep an eye out on any local newspaper, notice boards or online postings. These will usually be rife with people trying to get rid of old cars. Often, you might be surprised at just how little money people are asking for their old cars. However, another great way to find a lot of cheap cars is by going to local auctions. These are a fantastic opportunity for someone just starting out in this type of business, because they give you a chance to pick up a number of vehicles on one day. At the same time, you can get a feel for what the industry is like at the moment, and you can try to gauge the market prices of various cars. All of this is likely to prove useful in getting your business up and running and drawing customers in.


Get Good At Closing


For success in this type of business, you really do need to learn how to get good at closing your sale. Being a good salesperson is going to be your main skill here, and you need to begin learning what you need to do for that as soon as possible. Fortunately, learning these skills is much easier than you might have thought, with car sales training being relatively easy to get hold of. The more ability you have with your patter, the more cars you will sell, and that will mean a better start to your business on the whole. You might even want to practice these skills before getting going for real with your new business.


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Befriend Some Mechanics
Most of the time, the vehicles you buy will not be in their best state of repair. This is obvious enough; after all, you are trading in used cars. However, you do need to make sure that they are in a good way when you come to resell them. Before long, you are going to be a mechanic’s best customer, so you might as well try to go out of your way to befriend one as well as possible. You might even be able to make a deal with them which benefits both of you – but you can only find out by asking.

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Improve Your Career Prospects By Becoming an Industry Influencer

Whether you are working for a great company or have a fantastic idea for a startup, your chances of success will improve by a huge amount if you can become a respected figure in your industry.


Industry influencers get attention. They have an enormous audience to speak to and are seen as credible, trustworthy, and worthwhile. And if you want to improve your career prospects, becoming one is one of the best things you can do in your spare time.

It can be a tough slog to get noticed for the right reasons, however, so I thought I would explore some of the tactics you should be using. Let’s take a look at some of the ways becoming an industry influencer can help your career – and how to get started making more of an impact.


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Learn how to communicate


If you want to influence people, you have to know how to talk – and listen – to them. Not everyone is a natural communicator, of course, but is a skill you can learn. Take classes to improve your public speaking. Find out how to write in a way that engages people. And most of all, learn how to listen to people’s concerns and create compelling arguments that can help them with their issues.


Create and curate awesome content


If you want to be seen as one of the best in your field, you have to prove it. And one of the best ways of doing this is to provide people with exceptional blog posts, interesting ideas, and original thoughts. Now, you don’t have to come up with all this stuff yourself – it’s a good idea to curate content as well as create it.


Work on online self-promotion


Whether you are working for an employer or running a business, your online persona is essential if you want to be seen as an authority or an influencer. For example, for the real estate industry, you’ll find the likes of Nicolas Livsit on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and every major social channel; always updating their profiles and bringing new ideas to the table. Self-promotion is all part of the influencing game, and it’s something that you will have to embrace if you really want to get your name out there.


Connect with other influencers


Connecting with other industry influencers is part of the game, too. You tend to need an invite to start eating at the top table, so reach out to people in your industry that already have a name for themselves. For example, one of the most influential writers in the tech industry is Martin LaMonica of The Conversation. For online marketing, you might look towards the likes of John Rampton or Ann Handley. Engage with their ideas, comment on their posts, and link to their suggestions within our content. With a little luck and relationship development, there is nothing to stop you from getting quoted by other industry influencers as much as you quote them.


Good luck – and feel free to leave some tips of your own, or let everyone know how you are getting on!

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