Monday, May 7, 2012

4 Management Tips For Australian Startups

Australia has been found to be the second most startup-friendly country in the world, right next to New Zealand. Now, Australian entrepreneurs have more reason to go start their own business. To help relatively newcomers in the businessworld get a handle on how to manage their employees and generate sales leads for profit, here are a few tips for their startups:
  1. Startups and small businesses all face the same problems - no matter where they are, whether the startup is located in Australia or in South Africa, all startups face the same challenges: how to find the best people to work for them, which lead generation marketing campaigns to implement, where to get initial funding and perhaps even where to set up shop.
  2. Consult a mentor - because of the above, it is always a good idea to find a mentor. One who has gone through and survived the startup stage of his business. These people can help startups decide whether outsourcing processes to an offshore telemarketing company is a good idea, and how to prepare for their first successful appointments.
  3. Gather ideas from other employees - when lead generation campaign ideas seem to become increasingly redundant, startup owners should try to ask the help of their employees. They will never know when they have an innovator on board unless they ask.
  4. Breakdowns are followed by breakthroughs - when things seem like they can’t get any worse than they already are (which, of course, they can and will), startup owners should remember that pressure helps bring about spectacular breakthroughs. The loss of a high-performing salesman might just push a sales and marketing team to formulate a revolutionary marketing plan that will attract hot sales leads like flies to honey.

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