Free Workshops

Not charging enough. Hosting free workshop can be a way to expose potential clients to your message and your services. It can be your “free taste” so to speak. However, by making it completely free, you also devalue your services. Be very careful in how much you give away. You may be telling your potential clients that what you have to offer is not valuable enough to pay for.

Hosting a completely free workshop also tends to attract more of a general audience, rather than your ideal clients. In addition, you will also see more tire kickers. You will always have people who may be interested in learning what you have to say, but have no intention of ever doing business with you. Or if they do end up business with you, they may not be your ideal client and you may spend more time on them than they are worth. If you want to attract more of your ideal client, the people you want to work with, be selective.

Your no-show rate for free workshops is also higher. When you don’t charge, your audience has no “skin in the game” and it is easier for them to cancel and not show up. If they have paid for the privilege of hearing your valuable content, they will think twice before they won’t show up. After all, they want to make sure they get their money’s worth. The result of this is that you will spend too much money on materials, hand outs and refreshments. You may even spend too much on your venue, if you are renting a larger room than you end up needing.

Business Simulation Games

1. Realistic experiences

Most of the activities proposed for strengthening team bonds are at a kinder garden level and way too simple. Participants may get bored very soon. Business simulation games are complex and involve scenarios and simulations found in the real world. The knowledge and experience gained in the corporate life can be experimented at these games. The employees will get a deeper understanding of the work they do and the purpose of their work.

2. Increases collaboration

Business games increase collaboration between the team members. For finding solutions for complex issues, a single individual needs to collaborate his ideas and opinions with others. This is because the simulation is not limited to a single function or department. Each player can utilize his or her strength and accordingly help the team win. Team spirit and cooperation is fostered with the help of such activities.

3. Effective learning

Companies are looking for ways where the employees can relax as well as gain insightful knowledge.Business simulation programs make way for effective learning as the employee gains the insight on how a company functions on a holistic level. These games make a good tool for corporate training. No wonder many companies are signing up for such simulations as they are worth the time and money spent.

Home Businesses

Losing your job is one of the most stressful situations you can find yourself in. With fewer and fewer jobs available in the UK, finding a job that matches your skills and abilities can be tough. Consequently, it is no surprise that more and more people are joining the estimated four million self-employed in the UK and setting up their own companies.

Whatever your skill – whether you are a management consultant, IT specialist, craftsman or solicitor – setting up your own business can have huge advantages. Of course, one of the main benefits of going it alone is that you can work from home.

A 2007 survey from Ceridian – a leading global human resources company – found that there were significant benefits to working from home. As well as higher productivity and more motivation, home workers have lower stress levels and a better work/life balance. This is mainly due to the fact that home workers can decide on their working hours. Working from home also cuts out your commute to the office and reduces the cost of overheads to your company.

Once you have decided to set up your business from home, the most important decision you will make is where to house your business. To some degree, that will depend on what your business is. If you are a master craftsman, you will need a very different working environment to a self-employed accountant or architect!

Many people elect to set up their business in their study or spare room. However, there are disadvantages to this. You are likely to be taking up valuable floor space in your home which could be better used for other purposes. Additionally, the distractions of children and the television are likely to regularly interrupt your work.

So, why not consider setting up your business in a garden office?

Garden workshops and log cabins have come a long way in recent years. They are no longer a dusty, dirty old shed at the bottom of your garden. Nowadays, garden workshops and log cabins are like having an extra room in your house – with light, heat and internet access – but with the privacy and peace not often afforded by a spare room or corner of the lounge.

So, whatever your business, having a dedicated, separate ‘room’ in which to carry it out could be perfect. Whether you are turning a hobby into a viable business or you need a fully functioning office, a log cabin is the perfect solution. Affordable, versatile and practical, it is easy to find the right sized garden workshop for your business.

Log cabins are one of the most popular types of workshop currently available. A main advantage of this type of workshop is that you do not require planning consent as they are not considered ‘permanent structures’. There are also many other types of garden workshop available in the UK.

Why are they great?

Different size options
Insulation Flexible plans
Internal Rooms Double
Glazed Great for Storage
Look Beautiful
Can be delivered and erected in a day
Start your new business in just one week

Work out what space you have available in your garden and, more importantly, how much room you will need to set up your business. Remember to make sure you allow for additional space for when your business is successful and needs to expand. Consider also whether you need large windows for light and that there is enough headroom.

Setting up your own business if you have lost your job can be both profitable and fulfilling. With in excess of a million people likely to lose their jobs as a result of the Government spending cuts, more and more people will be considering going it alone. And, if you are planning to work from home, a garden workshop could be your perfect home office.

Innovative Conference With Communication

One of the things that is important to understand is that creativity and artistic ability can be applied to any task or communication. When you apply these concepts to every day work activities, it allows you to gain the attention of those who matter most. This can be clients, employees, or supervisors. In an innovative conference with communication workshops you will learn how to apply these concepts to your everyday work communications, whether they are in person, via phone, or via email and correspondence.

In this type of innovative conference, you will learn new ways to communicate and work through workshops that are creative and artistic. These workshops and displays may include psychodramas, story and narrative techniques, improvisational theater, and creative arts based therapies. These unique tools will give you a unique perspective on how you can communicate with others in the business world to get your point across effectively and get more work done in the long run.

Many different walks of life can enjoy this conference and take away important skills. Managers, leaders, change consultants, professionals, group facilitators, community builders and coaches can all benefit from this type of innovative conference and the communication workshops provided there. You can also benefit from this innovative conference if you are looking for new ways to work creatively in the areas of business, community or government. If you are looking for new ways to bring meaningful connection that will improve business relationships and bring work to fruition, these communication workshops are also for you.

As a part of the innovative conference, some communication workshops will be offered before the conference actually begins. These workshops will provide you with a wealth of information. One of the workshops will teach you how to use story telling in communications within the organization. Another workshop will explore how music and lyrics can be harnessed in communications in the workplace. Yet another workshop will focus on flourishing as a consultant, and will give you a unique insight to this field from experts with years of experience. Finally, there will be a workshop that explores what it means to be on the edge and experience change within an organization or industry, and how creativity can help you cope with these conditions in the workplace.