In our previous blog post about hiring, we looked into how to hire someone successfully. But how do you attract the people in the first place? As someone who started her career in recruitment, I can tell you that it is not easy. You really have to change your perspective when it comes to hiring. In this post, we are going to tell you all about alternative ways to hire. Three of which we have personally used for recruiting members of the Cone Squad. Don’t worry; we are going to tell you exactly which strategies worked!Read More
Finding the ideal candidate for not only the position but that fits in the business is hard.
Here at Cone, it is something that we have put a lot of thought into.
We want to share our top tips for hiring someone new.Read More
Creating a brand story. What does that mean to you?
Creating a brand story is so, so much more than colours and fonts.
However, creating a brand story is not that complex, it is simply telling a story. Painting a picture of your brand, your purpose and your values. It is not really about what you do, more why you do it.
It is all the things that make up your brand.Read More
It is no secret that we love apps. Anything that enhances or makes life easier then we are on it. So every now and then we plan to share the top 5 apps that we are loving. Starting off with these top 5 applications. For the first in the series, we are focussing more so on business apps.Read More
It is no secret that cash flow is paramount to business success.
The cash flow in a business is precisely that, the flow of money. The money that comes in and goes out of a business. If your cash flow is bad, this can result in slow growth and in many cases a failure of a business.
Emails. Emails. Emails. Ever feel like emails are taking over all of your productivity efforts?
We feel you. This is why we wanted to share our top tips on how to manage emails better to save you a headache and to ensure you only deal with the important stuff.
And as we know that you are most likely super busy, we have kept this short and sweet. Are you ready? Here we go.Read More
When you are working in your flow state, you produce your most focused and high-quality work.
But what is flow state and how do you get into it?
Flow state is essentially where you are so focused and working without resistance.
Unfortunately, we can rarely work in flow state all of the time, but there are ways to increase it!
In this post, we are going to share our top 3 ways to get into a flow state.Read More
Ah, planning. We do love to plan.
It helps us take guided action.
It prevents decision fatigue.
And it helps us stay on track.
But how do you plan for a successful week and more so, what does a successful week look like?
There has been a lot of talks recently about how you should be actively learning for an hour every day. This is all well and good but, being an entrepreneur is pretty hectic. Especially when you throw fitness, family and friends into the mix. So we wanted to touch on non-intrusive ways you can get your hour of learning into your day.Read More
We speak so much about creating a work-life blend. But what do you do when a problem arises in your personal life?
While there is no set way to deal with a personal problem, we wanted to give you some guidance and some form of a starting point. Because it is ok not to be ok.Read More
This is a living article being updated for the changes to national minimum wage here in the UK. It covers the rates, the increases and how it will affect you as an employer.Read More
Here at Cone, we are 100% remote workers.
And as it happens, so are a lot of our clients.
In fact, most of our clients do not do all of their work in the office.
So we wanted to share our essentials for taking your office anywhere.Read More
With the news constantly updating us with all the bad that are happening in the world.
Acquaintances are continually complaining about how hard it is to make money. With Facebook offering little to no positivity or inspiration. It is hard to have a positive outlook sometimes when are surrounded by so much negativity.
If we are not careful, it can consume us.
No matter where you are in your life or business, these questions are essential to ask yourself regularly. To ensure you are living your best life. It would be a good idea to spend some time journalling these answers. So grab a hot drink, light a candle and let’s get started!Read More
We have spent a lot of time reading up on how to get the best nights sleep. Through lots of trial and error, we have come up with our essentials for a great nights sleep.
Want to hear them? Well, keep on reading...
When we saw the book, 'You Can Master Meditation', we were instantly attracted to the cover. Which read: 'Change your thinking. Change your life'.
This is something that we, here at Cone, firmly believe in. Whether that is meditation, the law of attraction, or the Kon Mari Method. There is a lot to be said about the power of our thoughts.
Remote working has been growing in popularity since 2012, and many businesses are expected to have at least over half of their workforce working remote by 2020. Which, really is not too far in the future.
As we, here at Cone have remote workers, we wanted to touch on why we have done this and to tackle some of the cons we have heard in the press.
For a lot of people, getting up in the morning can be pretty hard. I mean, we love what we do, but that initial alarm is a killer.
Especially when you have stayed up a little too late watching reruns of Friends or when you are a little too hooked on Black Mirror. Anyway, the point of this post is to share with you 5 ways to make getting up easier.Read More
Bringing a team onboard and watching them help bring your idea to fruition is one of the most rewarding parts of successfully growing a business. No founder can do it all on their own (as much as some would like to think otherwise!). The bolder the idea, the better the team needs to be. Hiring is a substantial commitment, and while the benefits are massive, the process itself diverts resources away from the core task of growing your business. Here are 4 things you should think about before launching head first into the task of bringing on a new hire.Read More
The weekly check-in. Is it a waste of time? Well, we do not think so, no. A weekly check-in is where you put time aside to check in with yourself. It’s so often that we let weeks, months and sometimes years pass us by without stopping to see how we are doing.Read More