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Micromanagement demotivates employees and crushes their creativity. The current workforce detests being hounded constantly at work.

All aboard the corporate express, micromanagers please get off!

Wait, hold up! You’re still into micromanaging? Well, that’s just draconian, and dare we say it, regressive! For all its (very) limited benefits, micromanaging your employees is something that should be shunned and confined away to the rubbish bin, post haste. Still have concerns about chucking away this repressive work way of life, well this piece is just for you! So, hang about, as we school you on the evils of micromanagement!

Go on, get ya groove on!

Let people get on with their day in their own way! As a people manager, impinging heavily on your employees’ work structure, or the way in which they achieve their objectives shouldn’t really be your concern. You should only step in if they fail to get the job done. Trust folks to get down and dirty with it, in a way that suits them best! This way, they will definitely respect your work culture and will hang around your office, adding value with each passing year. Micromanagement on the other hand, increasingly leads to inefficiency, inaccuracy and irritability.

Sometimes it is best to allow your team members to go about their job on their own. Scrutinising each step will hinder their progress and stop them from learning new skills.
Sometimes it is best to allow your team members to go about their job on their own. Scrutinising each step will hinder their progress and stop them from learning new skills.

The response to a sense of responsibility!

Quite invariably, less micromanagement allows people to take on more responsibility. This is simply amazing, as it affords them the flexibility in small day-to-day matters, and instils a sense of pride in a job well done. Once this pride and level of trust sets in, people will pay more attention and take more interest in their role, and this can collectively push your enterprise onwards and upwards. Funnily enough, this could completely do away with the “when the cat’s away, the mouse will play” culture at the workplace.

Allowing employees to take up responsibility helps develop leadership skills                                            and accountability for their work.
Allowing employees to take up responsibility helps develop leadership skills and accountability for their work.

Bright ideas, ahoy!

Micromanaging is the very enemy of out of the box thinking! Now, if employees are strictly restricted to doing things a certain way, they are hardly afforded the opportunity to come up with any innovative and better ways of doing things. This inflexibility is initiative infanticide, and cannot be good for the growth of the individual, and more importantly, the enterprise. People in this sort of setup are sure to grow tired of this restrictive regime, and are destined to jump ship as soon as humanly possible.

Business incubators allow startups to develop their teams, provide them with office space and sometimes training required for the business.

Business incubators: Now, take your business from infancy to adulthood!

“A business incubator? Heck, what ever will they think of next?” Well, if we’re being completely honest, that’s just how we reacted when we first came across the concept ourselves. In time however, we are well acquainted with the idea, and are more than handily placed to explain the benefits of this phenomenon. So, get comfortable and get stuck in, as we expound the concept, and tell you how it could help your business get-a going!

What are business incubators?
Well, succinctly put, a business incubator is an organization that seeks to aid the growth, development and success of start-ups and entrepreneurial enterprises. This it enables via a wide array of capabilities, which include, but are not wholly limited to, the provision of office space, networking connections, capital coaching, as well as common services. These do-gooder organizations are typically assisted and instituted by private companies or public institutions. Please be aware, however – not all business incubators are created equally, so do shop around before you settle on one that gets on with your entrepreneurial enterprise or start-up like a house on fire!

Business incubators also make it easy for startups to network with other entrepreneurs and startups. This benefits them in several ways.
Business incubators also make it easy for startups to network with other entrepreneurs and startups. This benefits them in several ways.

Now, there are many benefits associated with boldly going forth with a business incubator, and we’ve put together some of the most important ones that we hope will convince you to readily jump aboard the business incubator juggernaut!

No more moolah meltdown

Let’s face it, more often than not, it’s the money, or the lack of it thereof that prevents you from progressing with your startup or company. Hey, sometimes it even gets you tearing your hair out in sheer frustration. Now, that’s why going with a business incubator could make all the difference in the world!

Money matters often shatter the dreams of budding entrepreneurs. With incubators your financial issues are sorted for the interim and you have enough to prepare a good pitch to attract potential investors.
Money matters often shatter the dreams of budding entrepreneurs. With incubators your financial issues are sorted for the interim and you have enough to prepare a good pitch to attract potential investors.

Business incubators are strategically placed and have an ‘inside line’, so to speak, to a plethora of funding opportunities and capital markets. And now, you could have access to it all! Moreover, business incubators could even prep and school you on how to appear more attractive to funding institutions, and help you seal the deal!

Worry? Who, me? Never again!

Seemingly, with that annoying ‘funding’ monkey off your back, you can now get off your behind and get right to work! Funding worries can incessantly bog you down and even kill your business before it begins to take its baby steps. Now, however, you are rid of all these worries, and can devote all your time and energies towards coming up with ideas, plans and strategies that win! Therefore, with a business incubator in place, you can get ready to unleash yourself on the world!

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Listen up, businesses: It’s time to get digital with your marketing!

In the dog-eat-dog business world of today, no edge or advantage can easily be conceded or surrendered. What’s more, any tool that delivers said edge must never be squandered or hastily discarded. Now given all this, we’ve listed some digital marketing tools below that could take your business ahead of the competition, and keep you there! So, with no less than two shakes of a rabbit’s tail, on to them we go!

MailChimp

Proclaiming themselves ‘world’s leading email marketing platform’, MailChimp has been around for no fewer than 16 years now. It’s no empty boast however, for with MailChimp in your locker, all you email marketing worries are effectively confined to the trash heap! Now, you can create and automate the dissemination of emails to customers for purchase follow ups, and even generate leads and much more with ease! Besides, with an array of testing features, you can always zero in on the most effective templates, schedules and almost everything else. Furthermore, you can hook it up with your e-commerce site to track orders and monitor sales, and even integrate it with Google Analytics to see how you measure up to the competition!

MailChimp is considered one of the best tools for email marketing and remarketing. The tool can be integrated to pull out reports and data as well.
MailChimp is considered one of the best tools for email marketing and remarketing. The tool can be integrated to pull out reports and data as well.

Google Analytics

The swiss army knife of analysis, Google Analytics is a very welcome addition to your toolbox! This free web analytics service provides reports and statistics for you to leverage and use towards better SEO and web marketing. Perfect for small and medium-sized businesses, this tool provides you with insightful and custom reports covering essential metrics (such as conversions) in various formats. Furthermore, you’d be delighted to learn that it seamlessly integrates with other Google products and third party tools as well.

Google Analytics gives you insights such as website visits, bounce rate, page views etc. This helps understand how your website content and design are performing.
Google Analytics gives you insights such as website visits, bounce rate, page views etc. This helps understand how your website content and design are performing.

Hootsuite

Social media management getting on top of you? Well, beat it into submission with Hootsuite fighting your corner! This premier social media management dashboard lets you view, monitor and manage all your social media streams, (including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and more) from one place! Quite wonderfully, Hootsuite also gives you access to charts and analysis. Besides, the tool also lets you magically schedule posts and tweets for later, enabling a simultaneous and all-encompassing campaign across platforms!

Large companies and enterprises are fast catching up with coworking and making the shift. This is allowing broader perspectives, multiple opportunities to network and collaborative projects to flourish.

Why are large companies and enterprises making the coworking plunge!

Coworking spaces are more than just an up and coming fad. Therefore, treating it with the same disdain as the much-touted juice diet or the ice-bucket challenge (#fail), will be indeed at your own peril. More to the point, large companies and corporations have now wakened long enough from their stupor to recognise and acknowledge the inherent benefits of coworking spaces, and have roundly encouraged their employees to feast on the exotic fruits freely made available there. Intrigued by it all? Let’s put you out of your misery!

Welcome to 2017!

Many companies sorely need to be welcomed into the 21st century, and a co-working space can enable exactly this! As such, an introduction to co-working spaces and the start-up and entrepreneurial adrenaline rush that is safely settled in there can provide organisations with fresh ideas on how they can work better, get rid of the red tape, stay flexible, stay relevant and thereby embrace the business world in the present day.

Coworking spaces promote the startup and entrepreneurial culture by allowing members to interact with one another, network and grow.
Coworking spaces promote the startup and entrepreneurial culture by allowing members to interact with one another, network and grow.

Head hunter’s haven

At the last time of checking, coworking spaces around the world were teaming with up and coming thinkers and innovators. So much so, if your company, team or organisation is looking to hire new talent, a co-working space maybe a great place to start!

Coworking spaces makes hiring talent easy for companies. There is a huge pool of freelancers and independent consultants who would be willing to join your company if the opportunity is exciting.
Coworking spaces makes hiring talent easy for companies. There is a huge pool of freelancers and independent consultants who would be willing to join your company if the opportunity is exciting.

Contagious buzz

Large organisations sometimes believe their own hype, and are therefore languorous in their approach, and only belatedly realise that their edge has been blunted. In stark contrast, co-working spaces are a hive of activity, with revolutionary ideas and innovations bouncing off the walls! Now, this energy is extremely contagious and could just as easily be captured and replicated by your own company, providing for a sleek beast, that’s sprightly and thinks on its feet!

When you see other teams and companies brainstorming, you automatically want to do the same and this is what coworking spaces promote. Furthermore, the space allows you to brainstorm and understand the perspective of other companies.
When you see other teams and companies brainstorming, you automatically want to do the same and this is what coworking spaces promote. Furthermore, the space allows you to brainstorm and understand the perspective of other companies.