Empower Your StaffWritten by Arthur Cooper
Empower Your staff by Arthur Cooper (c) Copyright 2005 http://www.arthurcooper.com/
If you are a manager you should be managing. You should not be doing jobs of your staff. You should be operating at a level above – directing work, receiving results, interfacing with your boss, etc.. Too many managers find themselves at coalface when they should be directing operations from surface. To avoid this you must empower your staff. Give them space they need to operate on their own initiative and trust them to do a good job. The majority of people will do a good job if given power, responsibility, and recognition.
When you delegate a responsibility make sure that you do it fully. Don’t do it in words only. Don’t say to someone ‘you are responsible for this’ and then try to control every little step along way. Give him job and then let him get on with it.
Someone who is checked and watched closely at every moment soon learns that he is not trusted. He learns that he is not relied on to do a good job when left to himself. Eventually he adopts attitude of ‘why bother’. Why bother to be careful when someone else is again and again going over every little thing that he does?
How To Choose The Right Accounting Software For Your Business?Written by Brandon Hall
With any good luck and a good amount of hard work, you're having same problem many business owners today are facing. Your business is growing rapidly and you're having problems controlling your finances. Time and time again, that Microsoft Excel spreadsheet you've been using just isn't getting job done for you.
So, you’ve decided that you’re ready to take next step, and buy a full-featured accounting software program. Many options are available to choose from, but I believe best solutions to be Quicken Premier Home and Business by Intuit, QuickBooks Pro also by Intuit, and Peachtree Accounting by Sage. In order to decide on right package for you, you need define type of business that you operate.
With rise of self-employment (businesses with one or more owners but no paid employees) a need has arisen to manage business and personal finances on one platform. Intuit has released Quicken 2005 Premier Home and Business to fill this need. This software is perfect for small business owner who receives income from investments, real estate, and/or internet marketing. Also, Quicken 2005 Premier Home and Business is well priced at only $89.95.
For more typical brick-and-mortar business owners, you will usually need a more robust solution like QuickBooks Pro or Peachtree Accounting for functions like payroll reporting and check producing. Each piece of software has its advantages, but don't forget that QuickBooks has been standard in business accounting software for many years now. As for features and basic operations, both applications will provide you same functionality and convenience for your business.