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We All Hate The Boring Side Of Business

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There’s always going to be a boring side of business. There’s always going to be something boring about everything. It’s about knowing how to get through the boring side, and making sure that you don’t slack on some of the things that might be important. The main enjoyment that people get from business is the money that they can make, and the enjoyment of the challenge that it brings. It tends to be the paperwork and the issues that running a business brings that induces stress and hate! Considering you’re going to spend most of your time dealing with issues that involve this, here are some great ways to get through them.

Record Management

Everything you do you will pretty much have to record. From the money that’s coming in, to the products or services being produced, to the products that are ready to give to the customers. There’s just so many things to follow, and documenting it wrong can throw the whole system out of order. If you’ve been in business for a while now, then you’ll know how long the process is, and how much time it can take up. As your team grows, you might find it useful to hire someone to have the role! To make it easier for you, and to try and reduce the time it takes, you need to use an effective piece of software such as Excel spreadsheets. It allows you to view stats from the records in different forms such as a chart table or pie chart, and allows you to effectively manage and plan for future sales etc. The better, more organised records that you keep, the better you’re going to be able to manage your business.

Legal Issues

Legal issues might not be a day to day task like sorting out records are, but when they come around they are definitely not something to be liked. They can be some of the most stressful times, and the issues it can bring to your company both financially, and it can just be so damaging to your reputation. Avoiding legal issues can be hard. Some companies just do it on purpose with things like tax evasion and hiring illegal immigrants. Others do it without even knowing they are breaking any rules, which can make the whole situation just so difficult to deal with. The best thing you can do is hire a legal advisor to help you with all the major decisions you’re going to make, such as things to do with hiring employees and marketing campaigns.

Contract Management

You’ll have to create contracts as you go along. If you don’t, things can just get out of hand really quickly. Timings and payments might not get kept to if it’s to do with the customer side of things, and if it’s to do with employees, rules and regulations might not be followed as they won’t realise they even exist! Just like with legal issues, be sure to always have someone script the contract for you, so that if anything does go wrong, you know you’re going to be covered.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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