How To Celebrate Small Victories In Your Small Business

Some business owners tend to look at victory celebrations as excess costs that are unnecessary. They believe that closing deals and moving the business forward is the employee’s job and that their standard salary should be enough.

 

How to celebrate small victories

How to celebrate small victories

 

Usually, the wins (whether big or small) that propel your business forward are hard won. They take time, effort, and extreme dedication on behalf of your entire team. Success is a result of your team’s efforts, and you have to celebrate those efforts if you want to foster positive morale going forward.

 

Remember to give people constant reinforcement. Here are a few ways how:

 

  1. Make sure to thank them. Employees seek guidance from management for ways to behave and if their efforts are constantly overlooked, they become less invested in their work and the company.  You can give as many rewards and perks to your employees as you want, but a genuine “Thank You” can go a long way and will gain you a more profound entrenched respect from your team.
  2. Informal and formal recognition is key. Recognize your team’s wins at the beginning of meetings so that they will know that their efforts are valued. Likewise, it is a great practice to acknowledge the victories of members who work virtually so they feel like they are part of the team as well.
  3. Go out for dinner and drinks after work. This may sound a bit simple but this is foolproof. Whether you just concluded a year long project or had a very tiring week full of tight deadlines, don’t just give a quick pat on the back and leave everyone to be on their way. Create a spirit of camaraderie by getting together as a team to celebrate a job well done. Too hard to get everyone together after work? Have lunch catered in the workplace, instead.
  4. Hold an annual awards ceremony. To celebrate the success of the individuals that make your company what it is, you could have an annual awards ceremony. But don’t worry, this doesn’t have to be as grandiose as it sounds. Awards ceremonies can be very simple and everyone can get involved in deciding which awards should be voted for. The awards should include the small wins that have lead up to the overall success of the team. Create certificates out of coloured card, order pizza to the office—the options are endless. Involve your team in the planning and you’re sure to have a great time.
  5. Revamp performance bonuses. Businesses are beginning to put bonus-granting in the hands of the employees themselves. The result is a reward system that cater to a more personal level which makes a huge difference to the team’s job satisfaction.


Every win counts, no matter how big or small, and wins should be celebrated. So keep the energy and momentum alive with these tips to recognize and applaud your team’s success. Remember, it is always important to be absolutely clear about what you are celebrating and why, so that your employees know what to do in order to follow in the footsteps of their success in the future.

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Why It Always Pays To Celebrate Your Business’s Small Victories

Small victories are what it takes to drive your business to success. Sure we’d all love to have that big, life-changing victory, but, it’s that small win that help us get there.

 

Celebrate small victories

Celebrate small victories


But it’s not just understanding the importance of small victories; it’s celebrating them that’s equally important.

Here are some reasons why you should be celebrating your business’s small victories:

  1. Celebrations provide positive reinforcement. Just because you fall short of a goal doesn’t mean your employees didn’t work hard–and accomplish other triumphs in the process.
  2. Celebrations allow business owners to reinforce work-life balance. You must keep in mind that your team is looking to you for cues that it’s fine to take breaks from crucial assignments. There’s a reason some of the most successful companies firmly implement their employee vacation policies, with others paying their employees while away.
  3. Celebrations lighten the strenuous entrepreneurial journey. Business owners too often struggle to allow themselves to take a break. Unwinding from the exhausting everyday burnout gives entrepreneurs a fresh perspective and an inspiration to move forward.
  4. Celebration gives motivation to keep going. At any given moment, you may identify plenty of areas where you feel like your business is falling short. When you give your attention to — and celebrate — the little victories, though, you’re essentially reminding yourself that your business is on right path and that lifts everyone’s spirits and gives you the boost you need to keep going.
  5. Celebrations build confidence. If you allow your attention to be consumed with obstacle after obstacle that your business encounters, it’s very easy to feel defeated and powerless. When the little victories are celebrated, you make another deposit in your “confidence bank” that says “We can do this!” How important is confidence? Confidence is so important because you may have all of the ability in the world to perform well, but if you don’t believe you have that ability, then you won’t perform up to that ability. Celebrate every little victory you can so your confidence bank has the “funds” needed to meet the challenges that your company encounters every day.

The good news? Not all celebrations need to be super planned-out. These simple celebrations, can sometimes be the best ones. You can also ask your team what they want to do and have them help. Ideally, your celebrations are born from your team.

So there’s your mission this month: Be on the lookout for the little victories.

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At Our Place Melbourne we are passionate about doing everything we can to make your event outrageously successful. Despite only launching in March 2017 we have made a big impact with our high value offering, our dedication to community, and our commitment to offering a uniquely personalised event hosting service for all of our clients and their guests. Stay tuned for our next big announcement. It’s always just around the corner. And please, don’t hesitate to contact us here, or in Facebook. Or email us on info@ourplacemelbourne.com We are only a message away.

 

 

15 Tips For A Great Business Event – Part #3

  1. Make promotions. Develop a strategy to market to customers when they are at the event. You can use business cards and leaflets, discount coupons or gift checks, or door prizes and contests. Be sure to gather the attendees’ contact details by letting them write their email addresses on a form or put calling cards in a fishbowl for a raffle to win a freebie.

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    Tips for a Great Business Event

  2. Be positive. On the day of the event, be prepared, but also be ready to accept that you probably haven’t planned for every eventuality. If something goes wrong, your reaction to the situation is what matters most. If you stay composed, positive, maintain your sense of humor and make the attendees feel welcome and happy they came, these little stuff-ups won’t matter that much. Write it off to experience, and know you’ll do better next event.
  3. Ask for feedback and ideas. While it is fresh in people’s memories, produce a short survey. Keep it brief to ask for feedback and ideas to improve your next event. Ask them to rate the event so you can learn for your next one. There really isn’t such a thing as bad feedback. It either reinforces what is already good or it helps you make things even better. At worst it’s just redundant to your offering and you can ignore that.
  4. Follow up. Do not forget that the post-event is as important as the planning and the event itself. Follow up with customers who attended the event. Thank them on your networks and your email list for attending. Assess how well your event achieved your goals. Developing your own metrics and tracking them will help make sure your event’s success.
  5. Write a blog about the event. Blog about the event. You can have half of this written before the event occurs, because it will recap the purpose and perhaps the time and place details of the event. Then you can finish it off with thanking people and highlighting contributions they have made. Plus you can quickly throw in some of your personal favourite moments and most outstanding ‘success moments’.

 

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At Our Place Melbourne we are passionate about doing everything we can to make your event outrageously successful. Despite only launching in March 2017 we have made a big impact with our high value offering, our dedication to community, and our commitment to offering a uniquely personalised event hosting service for all of our clients and their guests. Stay tuned for our next big announcement. It’s always just around the corner. And please, don’t hesitate to contact us here, or in Facebook. Or email us on info@ourplacemelbourne.com We are only a message away.

15 Tips For A Great Business Event – Part #2

  1. Set a realistic event budget.
    As you envision your event, you may find the costs are piling up to a sum beyond your intended budget. That’s when it’s time to either scale back your plan or find a way to bring in the additional money you need. Depending on the type of event, you might consider seeking a sponsor for the event, selling tickets in advance or partnering with a complementary business to share the costs.

    Tips for a Great Business Event

  2. Select tools based on your objectives and channels.
    Use social media tools to listen and respond to your audience and to tie in with your key event metrics. By metrics I mean whatever tools, systems or markers you use to gauge the effectiveness of your event… the ways you decide if you’ve achieved your desired outcomes. Make sure to use your social media channels to your advantage. You could offer invitees a deal for sharing your event with their friends and the more tangible results which they achieve for you. You can also get people with social media influence to promote your event in a number of ways, from commenting on your posts to overtly promoting your event.  The more tangible results which influencers can achieve for you, then the more substantial you can make the incentive which you offer them.
  3. Create a marketing plan.
    Allot enough time to get the word out. Your marketing strategies could include email blast, direct mail, and radio, print, online and cable advertising all depending on the type of event you’re planning. Cover as many bases as you can cope with and which suit the style of your event, but don’t waste time effort and money in reaching out to a market which you know isn’t interested in your offer. For example you aren’t going to want to distribute printed flyers to schools or retirees if your event is marketed at people in business and you won’t write ad copy aimed at retailers if you’re event is for service providers. Again, make a plan and give it time to work. Last minute ad campaigns can undermine your market’s trust in you, because they can see you as unprepared and disorganised, but having a ‘Last Chance Ticket Sale’ element of your marketing plan won’t have the same detrimental impact if people have seen you promoting your event over the preceding weeks or months.
  4. Inform the media.
    Local media are critical to building awareness of your event. Send local reporters and bloggers an invitation to cover the event and send them a post-event press release afterward. The exposure can help spread the word about your business to those who weren’t able to attend your event. Making use of small local media outlets can be very effective. They might not have a large audience, but they often have a high impact on those who do consume their output.
  5. Create buzz.
    Again, use social media to your advantage. Get your target audience excited about the event by teasing the event in advance and post pictures of your preparations. Keep the social media momentum high during the event by assigning an staff do a Facebook Live video, tweet and post pictures from the event as it’s going on. Encourage attendees to tag themselves, sign into the location and tag you into posts they make during the event.

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At Our Place Melbourne we are passionate about doing everything we can to make your event outrageously successful. Despite only launching in March 2017 we have made a big impact with our high value offering, our dedication to community, and our commitment to offering a uniquely personalised event hosting service for all of our clients and their guests. Stay tuned for our next big announcement. It’s always just around the corner. And please, don’t hesitate to contact us here, or in Facebook. Or email us on info@ourplacemelbourne.com We are only a message away.

 

 

15 Tips For A Great Business Event – Part #1

From the outside, a successful business event looks like a whole bunch of fun that was a breeze to pull together . If your business event was a big hit with your guests, they will never know the blood sweat and tears you have poured into getting it just right. There is a lot more to this magic act than meets the eye. If you are going to be able to consistently use events to build your business, you need to be able to guarantee that each event is bigger and better than ever before. We have put together a set of tips that will have you creating a high impact event every time. Here are the first five bases you must cover to hit the ball right outta the park every time:

 

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Tips for a great business event

  1. Identify your objectives.
    What do you plan to achieve with your event? Do you want to draw the attention of local media, create awareness of your business, build a mailing list of potential customers or promote a product? Set goals first, then decide the type of event that will best accomplish them.
  2. Figure out the scope of the event.
    Level the event’s scope to the extent of your experience. Will you have cocktails, entertainment, workshops or speakers? If you’ve never done an event before, don’t start by trying to host a 3-day business conference for a large audience in a hotel ballroom. A half-day discussion group at your office will achieve many of the same goals.
  3. Select a date and time for your event.
    Timing is critical to the success of your event. Take into account key dates, such as holidays or annual events in the community, and other competing events, or better yet, choose a theme to highlight your event. Also consider how much time attendees will need in order to plan ahead to attend, and how much time you will need to prepare for the event.
  4. Plan roles, responsibilities, policies and processes for the event and event communications.
    Brief and train people who will be in charge of the event. Whether it’s you or a key staff, you need at least one person to take ownership and manage all the details, then others to help with the rest of the minor tasks. Making sure responsibilities are precise and clear ensures you don’t end up without chairs at your workshop or glasses at your wine tasting.
  5. Think it through.
    Discuss your vision with your team and mentally go over every step of the event. Visualize it happening, and picture everything you will need—from tables and speakers to cutlery and clipboards. Also evaluate how much manpower you will need at the event itself, what could possibly go wrong and the contingencies you will need to have to handle those mistakes.

With these considerations squared away you are up and running. Your event is in your calendar, your team is on track, and the stage is set. Over the next couple of weeks we will take a look at the importance of Budgeting, Marketing, Media, Hype and Event Promo. It is never as straightforward as it seems, but with a well structured plan to follow, you will have tongues wagging about your event weeks before you launch. With just a little bit of hard work and a whole bunch of enthusiastic passion you will have event registrations rolling in before you know it.

 

#ourplacemelbourne #ourplaceisyourplace #melbournemeetingrooms #meetingrooms #eventorganisers #boutiqueeventspace #melbournevenue #morethanjustavenue #melbourneevents #businessbuildingevents

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At Our Place Melbourne we are passionate about doing everything we can to make your event outrageously successful. Despite only launching in March 2017 we have made a big impact with our high value offering, our dedication to community, and our commitment to offering a uniquely personalised event hosting service for all of our clients and their guests. Stay tuned for our next big announcement. It’s always just around the corner. And please, don’t hesitate to contact us here, or in Facebook. Or email us on info@ourplacemelbourne.com We are only a message away.