One of the most rewarding things you may ever do for yourself and your future is to start a business. It can set you up with a career for life and can help you turn a passion into a money-maker – and all with the help of experts like business mentors and financial planners.
However, according to career coaches, it can be incredibly trying on your mental health during those early days, and you may not know what you’re supposed to do to take care of it. If you need a helping hand to stay on track, the following tips may be worth trying.
Surround Yourself With Experts
You may know all there is to know about your line of work, but that doesn’t mean you know everything about starting a business and running one, nor will you always be familiar with what some practical tips are to take care of your mental health.
If you aren’t an expert in a particular thing, find someone who is. For example, you can reduce your stress levels by aligning yourself with a financial planner who can help with everything from business insurance and succession planning to guarantor protection and business valuations.
If you are going into business transporting freight, you need to think carefully about what kind of transport company you want to have well before you start. There are many to choose from and you’ll need different kinds of trucks for most of them, so it’s wise to decide before you purchase your vehicles.
It’s also a good idea to take into consideration your own abilities, especially if you are going to be one of the drivers. Can you drive a semi-trailer? Do you find driving trucks for long distances enjoyable. Are you physically able to handle specific types of rigs and long hours of driving, or will shorter hours suit you better? You also need to be fit and able to handle lifting parcels and packages, but if the freight is very heavy, it will be on pallets and so most of the lifting will be done by a forklift.
If you don’t want to drive interstate, your business brochures will need to state the areas you will cover. It will also need to mention the kinds of goods you are interested in transporting. You could focus on things such as car parts such as car batteries, electronics, white goods such as washing machines and refrigerators. . Some such goods will only need to go across the city from the industrial area or a wharf to the retail outlets.
If you have ever had to buy a new carpet, couch, or rug for commercial premises, be it for offices, a retail store, or a meeting suite, then you will know that they are not the cheapest items you will ever buy for your business. Even once you have bought them, you then have the costs of couch cleaning, carpet cleaning and maintenance to keep them looking as good as new for as long as possible.
As with anything of value, how well you look after your commercial carpets, couches and rugs will determine whether you see them last for their expected lifespan or, whether they need to be replaced sooner rather than later. One reason why carpets or couches often do not have a long lifespan is simply that the person responsible for them, such as a business owner or office landlord, does not know anything about caring for commercial couches and carpets.
So, by following the tips below, not only will you keep your carpets in great condition for longer, but you will also reduce how much you have to spend repairing, and ultimately replacing, your carpets and rugs over time.
You would want to keep your commercial premises clean, such as first impressions for visitors, creating a better working environment and, most importantly, ensuring that the health and well-being of your staff are not compromised. The specific cleaning tasks that are required may range from staff wiping down their computer keyboard with sterile wipes to you employing commercial cleaners to come in and do a deep clean regularly.
One commercial cleaning task many business owners overlook is cleaning their business premises’ ducts. Specifically, we are discussing the ducting that forms part of the heating and ventilation system. The reason it is overlooked varies, with some business owners genuinely forgetting the ducting is there, fearing it may cost a fortune to have the ducting cleaned, and not knowing why it needs to be cleaned.
Now that you have read this, if you are a business owner who has forgotten about the ducting in your business premises, here is your reminder. For those who think it is expensive, we can tell you it is not, even if professional commercial cleaners clean it. And, if you are unsure why it should be cleaned, here are five reasons it should be added to your list of tasks related to cleaning your commercial premises.
One of the most puzzling behaviours of some business owners, CEOs and managers is that they see everything which requires them to spend money as a cost, and thus a negative when that is not the case. Examples include training for staff, upgrading equipment, and the maintenance of equipment. Given the title of this article, we also include carpet cleaning in that too.
The reason that these attitudes to spending money on certain aspects of their business puzzle us is that many of them will help increase profits in the long run. Yes, they may have to be paid for upfront, but when they result in more customers, and increased revenues in the future, then the return on their investment can only be seen as a positive.
To some reading this, it might seem like spending money on having the carpets in your offices professionally cleaned could not be further from any kind of profit-generating activity, but you would be wrong. Ok, it might not be as exciting as investing in new product research or moving to new, modern, and bigger premises, so to convince you that having your carpets professionally cleaned can increase your bottom line, here are, not one, but four ways in which it can do so.
For the vast majority of businesses, owning the building from which they operate or trade is usually not feasible. The main reason for that is the huge financial obligation necessary to purchase such buildings and the additional costs associated with their operation and maintenance.
This is why commercial leases are a legal document that most business owners will be familiar with, as that they allow them to lease a building or offices from a commercial landlord to trade from. Each landlord may have their own bespoke commercial lease, but the terms and conditions within it must comply with commercial law relating to commercial property leasing.
Each commercial lease will contain several components which form the agreement between the commercial landlord and the business owner leasing the premises. Below are seven that are certain to be included.
Lease Duration: The duration or ‘term’ of the commercial lease will state how long the tenant will rent the property from the landlord. This has importance for both the tenant and the landlord and is thus likely to never be too short not too long a duration. Before signing a business owner needs to consider if the term is congruent with their business’s growth and development.