Enter now to win free books, gadgets, software, tech and event tickets every single month.

This Year’s Business Focus

At the start of every year, we often take a look at what we did over the past year, and then we look at how we can achieve more throughout the year ahead. The time for reflection is certainly over, so what should you be focusing on to move forward in 2019?

Health and safety

There is only one place to begin, and this is with health and safety. With increasing fines and stringent rules regarding health and safety, no business can afford to let their attention slide. Non-compliance could result in disaster for your business. Companies have often had to close after health and safety breaches. From having an asbestos survey on any new sites to ensuring all of your employees receive the correct training, there are lots of things you can do to stay on top of this.

Travel management

Corporate travel is growing in importance nowadays and this is a trend that will never alter. Businesses are expanding and becoming more global. Because of this, a lot of companies are seeing the value in using the services that are offered by travel management companies. These companies help you to organize your trips more efficiently and take advantage of the best deals. Nevertheless, there is often a lot more to their service than meets the eye. Keeping that in mind, let’s take a look at three of the best features you can benefit from if you elect to use a high-quality travel management company…

  1. Carbon Calculator – Some of the best travel management companies nowadays take steps to help you to lower your carbon footprint. There is no denying how important this is, especially in the current day and age, when so much emphasis is placed on protecting the planet. A carbon calculator will enable you to determine the quantity of carbon dioxide you are responsible for if you conduct your business travel through a specific method and route. The company will then offer suggestions of routes to take that are more environmentally friendly.
  2. Exclusive Deals – The best travel management companies have links with airlines, accommodation providers, car rental companies and so on and so forth. Because of this, they are able to offer you deals you will not find anywhere else. This allows you to save a considerable amount of money, which is indeed one of the main motives for using a travel manager in the first place.
  3. 24/7 Support – Last but not least, quality travel managers will also provide you with 24/7 support. A helpline will be available for you to call at any time or any day. This is extremely beneficial. After all, if you are situated in a different time zone you will find it very difficult to call during UK business hours. Moreover, who can predict at what hour a problem is going to arise? A 24/7 support line gives you the help and peace of mind you require.

Website improvements

Online shopping is booming. People have fallen in love with the internet. They love the convenience of it all. From buying groceries to purchasing the latest electronic gadget; everything is possible. But what does this mean for your company? Well, it is quite simple. It means that there is a monumental amount of your success riding on this facet of your company.

Your eCommerce website needs to be firing on all fronts. It needs to look fantastic, it needs to perform well, it must have a great design, branding must be incorporated, navigation has to be easy, and usability needs to be of optimum level. If you can achieve all of this then your eCommerce website is going to rake the profits in for your company. Every year, businesses need to look for ways to improve their website so that they can fall in line with the recent trends and continue to attract large numbers of consumers.

All things considered, these are the three main elements of your business that you should be focusing on this year. If you do so, you are bound to notice that you move your business forward throughout the year, running more efficiently and achieving more.

About the author, Mark

Mark Asquith is a serial entrepreneur who has built globally successful design, marketing, software and digital businesses since he quit his real job in 2005.

A passionate podcaster, global keynote speaker and helpful bloke, Mark is the co-founder of Podcast Websites and the creator of Excellence Expected. He has a terribly embarrassing beard.

Subscribe to free content upgrades