Empower Operational Employees to Innovate

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

The Benefits of Innovation Training for Operational Employees. Why is it that organizations don’t invest in training operational employees? Don’t this large group of employees deserve a Brown Bag Innovation Training?

Announcing NextView Operator Guilds

View from Seed

We’re calling them NextView Operator Guilds. . The concept our Guilds is simple: We want to bring together small groups of Product and Go-to-Market experts to lend their time to support our portfolio company founders and key operators.

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A Startup Guide To Streamlining Your Operation

The Startup Magazine

Streamlining operations helps reduce stress while also allowing you to build a business that will have everything that it needs to succeed. Alternatively, if you have employees or partners to work with then delegating certain tasks can be helpful.

4 Ways To Improve Your Business Operations


If you run a small business or large company, there are several ways that you can improve your operations. Here are some of the best ways to improve your business operations. This can save you money by limiting the number of permanent employees that you’ll need to hire.

How You Can Streamline Your Business Operations

Women Entrepreneurs Can

So it’s worthwhile learning how to streamline your operations. Most entrepreneurs know that they need to hire staff at one point or another, but it’s not as if the job is done as soon as the employee has been onboarded. Focus on Your Core Operations.

How IoT-Enabled Tracking Systems Improve Business Operations


Businesses that don’t evolve to adapt to new operational challenges will be left behind in today’s fast-paced world. A growing number of business owners and fleet managers are transitioning to GPS-based vehicle tracking systems to help overcome their operational challenges.

Ways To Increase Employee Experience


The staff are the driving force of the operation so no business can succeed without an excellent team in place. You might not be able to match the wages that the top talent can command elsewhere but you could entice prospective employees in other ways. Engage With Employees.

3 Ways for Businesses to Improve Their Shipping Operations

Women Entrepreneurs Can

That’s why it’s so important that you find ways to improve your shipping operation and make it more efficient. Orders are processed but it takes a long time for the employees in the warehouse to get that order and set the wheels in motion.

4 Factors to Consider Before Moving Your Operations Abroad

The Startup Magazine

There are many reasons why moving your business operations – a part of it or the entire company – to another country. You can check whether the workforce is skilled and properly trained by doing surveys and checking existing operations of other companies directly.

How to Help Your Employees Get More Work Done

The Startup Magazine

If you’re running a business, you probably already know that there’s nothing more important to you than your employees. Without them, you simply won’t be able to operate and your business would shut down. Invest in employee training.

3 Ways Startups Are Using AI To Improve Daily Operations


Here are three ways startups are already using AI to improve their daily operations. AI is expected to transform the customer service experience by allowing companies to optimize call center operations and deliver service customized to customer preferences.

Global Payroll Companies Save Corporations Money On Operations


When a company has started its operations in multiple countries of the world, there are several challenges it has to face. Getting a reputable global payroll company is the only way to ensure that your employees are happy and that there are no additional expenses.

Should you outsource your financial operations?

Version One Ventures

This week everyone has been talking about Zirtual – the on-demand virtual assistant company that collapsed on Sunday night, suddenly laying off more than 400 employees (the company now is going to be acquired by Startups.co). The post Should you outsource your financial operations?

Managing The Operations Of Your Startup


Your success or failure will not rely upon the historical data and industry statistics, but from how well you manage daily operations. Here are five tips for assuming better command over your startup operations: Consolidate and Negotiate. by Cameron Johnson.

How Great, Operationally-Focused CFO’s Can Transform Your Business

Both Sides of the Table

One area I’ve had much discussion with the companies in which I’ve invested in is bringing on board an operationally focused CFO. And it turns out that employee reviews matter. Didn’t have employees sign non-solicitation agreements? Have an employee trying to push you to do a 1099 vs. a W2 … is that good or bad? Most founders hate it which is why they’re founders and not great employees.

Get More Done With These Time And Employee Management Solutions

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at three solutions to improve business operations and spend it wisely. Grow Operations productivity productivity tips workplace productivityTime is, arguably, our most valuable asset.

These 5 Things Are Killing Employee Productivity


While there are plenty of things you may be doing right in your business, you may be failing your employees in some areas. Not giving your employees a voice. Your employees need to feel that they offer a lot of value over a program or some data sets.

The Difference Between Employee Leasing and PEO Companies

The Startup Magazine

There’s a common misconception that an employee leasing services and PEO company are exactly the same, but that’s simply not true. Use this guide to learn all of the differences between employee leasing services and PEO companies, so you know exactly what to look for. Employee Leasing.

A Guide to Crafting Your LLC Operating Agreement

Up and Running

An operating agreement is the document that sets the rules for your LLC. In this article, we’ll talk about how to create your own LLC operating agreement, what you should include, and where you’ll need to keep it when you’ve made one. Should I have an operating agreement for my LLC?

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Improve Employee Productivity Using The Following Strategies


The performance of an organization heavily relies on the performance of the employees in a particular enterprise. It is for this reason that the operational management level exists: to see to it that the staff make their contribution towards achieving the goals of the organization.

The ROI Of Investing In Your Employees


Investing in employees can be a very beneficial and all-around positive experience for everyone involved. Here we will go over how to determine the likely ROI of investing in employees: Investing in Employees: Details. by Kevin Faber, founder of Silver Summit Capital.

5 Ways To Boost Employee Engagement Through Technology


Why keep employees engaged? By understanding employee engagement , you can enhance productivity, improve retention in demanding fields and deliver higher quality products and services. Unengaged employees also tend to fail as corporate culture representatives and brand ambassadors.

How An iPad POS Can Streamline Your Business Operations


Previous incarnations were clumsy, difficult to operate, not very effective and limited in both functionality and features. One of the biggest time wasters for a manager (and to the overall efficiency of a restaurant) is having to take the time to train employees on POS systems.

5 Company Initiatives That Reduce Employee Burnout


Employee burnout is on the rise thanks to our digital lives — it’s easy to answer an email at 9p.m. Bonus: Employees will love them too, boosting their loyality to the company. To provide employees with more autonomy, start allowing employees to work from home one day a week.

Why It’s So Important To Cross-Train Your Employees


Too many companies focus exclusively on training employees for their primary role. As a result, their company ends up with silos , and employees struggle or find it impossible to take on someone else’s role. . What if your star employee decided to leave for another opportunity?

How To Keep Good Employees Happy And Reap The Business Benefits


The better a business owner and upper management treat good employees, the more committed and engaged they will be to perform at a consistently high level and do their part to help make the business successful. If you get it right with your employees, they’ll get it right with the customer.

Suggestions For Efficient Small Business Operations

The Startup Magazine

When building a startup’s operations, some things may seem inconsequential, but they can be the difference between your business making it past the five year mark, or sinking beneath the bankruptcy seas. A good employee working environment will engender greater productivity.

How Gamification in the Workplace Impacts Employee Productivity

The Startup Magazine

When employees are happy, their productivity is usually high. Employees who enjoy what they do are likely going to perform well in their duties as well as stay longer in the company. Therefore, the employer should invest in ways that will enhance the joy of employees in the workplace.

Four Factors To Motivate Your Employees Daily


While a healthy paycheck contributes to employee satisfaction, money won’t keep the best employees if other more important aspects of their employment are not met. These conditions can make employees more productive, healthier, and happier in the workplace.

How Online Training Can Help Even Seasoned Employees


Employee training is usually associated with new hires. However, even the most seasoned employees can benefit from training. Many companies are seeing the value of training veteran employees and for good reasons. Move Seasoned Employees Up Career Ladder.

The Change Checklist – How To Boost Employee Productivity Through Software


Employee productivity should always be a top priority for business owners. Short of standing over your employees and demanding that they remain on-task, it can be difficult to get employees to get excited about their work. Better Communication With Employees.

How To Teach Workplace Safety To Your Employees

YFS Magazine

Best in class companies are concerned with the safety, health, and welfare of their employees. Grow Operations OSHA workforce development workplace safetyWorkplace safety is the keystone of business success.

6 Ways For Startups To Reduce Operating Costs


Here are a few ways for startups to reduce operating costs so they can function more efficiently, and make every dollar count: 1. The cost to physically operate a business can turn into a major financial burden for startups. Hire Freelancers and Contract Employees.

Social Trends Podcast: A Vision For A Business Operating System


She recently shared Zoho’s vision for a business operating system, no less. Listen to to the show here: Social Trends Podcast : A Vision For a Business Operation System. Meera : This mainly comes from our vision around building a business operating system.

Understanding Employment Law And Employee Rights


Employees have rights. You also want to ensure that no one on your executive team intentionally or accidentally discriminates against an employee or otherwise oversteps their boundaries by behaving inappropriately. You cannot discriminate against an employee on the basis of gender.

Top Tips and Tools for Increasing Workplace Productivity and Employee Output

The Startup Magazine

The organization is vital when it comes to workplace optimization and employee output. There are several different ways to improve your workplace productivity and employee output. To maximize your cybersecurity, remember to: Brief your employees on the matter.

4 Operational Features Every Online Business Should Work To Improve Upon


Regardless of the industry a company operates in, there are certain practices and processes that need to be optimised in order to facilitate ideal business outcomes. Should you hire any employees to help with the workload, or should you focus on training your existing workforce?

7 Ways To Empower Your Employees To Cut Costs

YFS Magazine

Finance Grow business expenses business finance cost saving tips money operational costsFor entrepreneurs, reducing cost is about more than saving pocket change. It is essential to survival. Here's how to get started.

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How Outsourcing Delivery Improves Employee Productivity


No matter if you’re a small business or a Fortune 500 company, workflow management and employee productivity top the list of things to improve. But for those who understand how to cultivate productive employees, outsourcing remains a key factor in improving workflow management.

3 Inefficient Operations To Clean Up In Preparation For A 2014 Boom


As your startup grows, so does the need for mid-tier managers between employees and senior management. Operations can very quickly get stretched or divided, and if a senior manager leaves, there’s no one left to fill the void. by Tim Edwards , CEO of NSR.

From Entrepreneur To Boss: Hiring Your First Employees

The Startup Magazine

Around 62 percent of small businesses have no staff while 28 percent employ 1-5 employees. For those business owners, a common issue behind their refusal to hire employees, in the beginning, is the difficulty many of them face is finding the right fit for their organization.

Business Expenses: A study into employee breaks

The Startup Magazine

Business Expenses: A study into employee breaks. It’s important to continuously monitor any business expenses to ensure that operations run as smoothly as possible — but are you aware of how much employee breaks are costing? Employees aren’t entitled to cigarette breaks either.

Affordable Employee Gift Ideas for Small Business Owners

The Startup Magazine

Apart from the occasional real-life Scrooge, small business owners are happy to show gratitude to their employees. Fortunately, there are several great employee gift ideas for small business owners on a tight budget.