Tips from the Top®

It can be lonely at the top – unless you’re helping others reach it, too. Tips from the Top is not just from those on the top – but for them. Gain advice from fellow business owners on topics ranging from management and strategy to leadership and more with the perspective, insight and ideas to drive your business to the next level. Reaching the top is easy compared to staying on top. Climb the ladder of success and stay there with Tips from the Top. If you would like to receive Tips on an ongoing basis CLICK HERE


Have You Ever Considered Using Agency Or Temporary Staff

Having spent 15 years running a labour-hire company, I have learnt a thing or two about temporary employees and how to use them successfully in your business.

The best time to think about using temporary workers and selecting the best agency to provide them, is actually when you don’t need them. Every business owner has times when they struggle with staffing levels. This may be for many different reasons, and to name a few:

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The BANT Method

Qualifying an opportunity, use the BANT method:
• Budget, is it defined, approved?
• Authority, does the person you are speaking with have the authority to make a decision, if not, what is the process?
• Need, do they have a need that makes good business sense, will there be an ROI?
• Timing, do they have a defined timeline to start and finish the project. Is there a team in place to work on this project?

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Mail in the CV/Resume

Ask applicants to MAIL their application letter and CV to you. This ensures that applicants really WANT the role and have done as you requested. It also avoids the huge number of overseas applicants that email CV's for every job—whether their skills fit or not!

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Quick Tips

Can You Answer This One Question?

To find your story, answer this question: In one sentence, what gives you joy about what you do?

By : Denise O’Malley, You Define Wellness!

All About Trust

Trust is the foundation of everything you do: employees, customers, everything. Tie business goals to personal goals to fuel your motivation.

By : Chad Williams, Rockhaven

Evaluating Software

I found a way to have the software we’ve had developed over several years evaluated by an independent party. They gave the code an A+. Now I feel even more confident in our solution and in our developers.

By : Melissa Baker, Xebee Records

What’s Stopping You?

Is your analytical mind keeping you from growing faster than you otherwise would?

By : Chip Roepke, ContactPC

Mergers and Acquisitions

When purchasing or merging with another business, do not underestimate the value of keeping the original phone numbers for the company you are acquiring. Customers will keep those numbers around for a long time and call it when they have a need. You want to be answering that phone.
For example, a TAB Board Member is still receiving orders from a company he purchased 7 years ago—even though the number is no longer advertised.

By : TAB Winnipeg Board 401
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