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Basics of Business Management


In this fast-paced, complicated world we live in, the business you now manage was at one time founded upon some basic management principles.

The principles grew more complicated, you sold more product, employees were hired, everyone’s role changed; and now you are not sure if job descriptions match employee’s qualifications. And ever since your business became a large, prospering entity, you sit at your desk most of the day wondering if employees are taking care of the things you find most important-even the department meetings leave you hanging when you walk out the door.

You shouldn’t have to wonder anymore. Take back control over what’s going on in your business without being a micro-manager. Managing your business and your employee’s doesn’t have to be complicated and confusing. Simplify your management practices with some helpful tips below.

Take Employee Inventory

Employee Inventory

Inventory your Employees-who they are, what are their main qualifications, what they were originally hired for and what are they doing now. Everyone is unique. Not every person is qualified to do the same job. But when an employee is hired to stand at the counter to greet customers and you find out later their personality doesn’t quite fit what the customer needs or what your company needs, you need to either adjust where the employee will fit into your company or maybe they would be better suited at a different company.

Hiring the perfect employee for a particular job can be a very daunting task; hence why most businesses have a human resource department. They have been trained how to look for valuable qualities in potential employees to help further prosper your business. But not every business has the luxury of a human resource department. This is a great reason to do this employee inventory.

By comparing the original job description to what role the employee is currently fulfilling, you might find some aspects of the job not being met; and these are things which will need to be addressed. Also, by doing an employee inventory, will help discover your employee’s gifts and talents they possess. There are many positive and informative results which can come from doing an employee inventory. This can help you build good working teams and make solid future business decisions.

Trusting an employee is probably the highest qualification on the list. Unfortunately, you are always potentially hiring a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Finding people you can trust and feel comfortable working with is always a concern. This is something which is always on our minds-even outside of work with our friends and family members. If you have employees you know you can trust, you have fought half the battle. Trust will always be an aspect of the employer/employee relationship as long as the person is employed at the company.

The “I like-I don’t Like” List

Good Employees

Now it’s time to do your inventory. Get a piece of paper and pencil or start an electronic spreadsheet. Make two columns. First one is the “I Like…” column. This column will pertain to everything you like so far about your company and how it is run, to the products you sell, to the employees who work for you. Nothing but good and positive items will be in this column.

Next, in the other column, title it, “I don’t like…” This column will list all the things you don’t like about your company right now and how it is run. Nowhere in this list should be any future goals or “I wish” items. Next, after each item put an “M” for me or and “T” for team. This will be your indicator of who will change these items; and be honest! If it is an item in which only you can change personally, do not push blame to the employees and try to assign it in the future to someone else to fix.

You won’t be able to fully complete this list, but you will be able to get a good start on changing your management techniques to accomplish your future goals. From this list you will make your goals and build your “strong teams.”

Build “Strong Teams”

Strong Teams

Sure, every business holds meeting with the heads of their departments. But most of the time department heads are sitting at a desk pushing paperwork and not in the day-to-day trenches with the customers or other employees. When you meet with them, you are not going to get an accurate picture of what is going on in your business. They can only give you hear-say at best.

Try making some diverse teams of employees which do not include department heads. Select by job description instead. If you have different aspects of your business working with customers, select a one or two from each customer service team to give you a more accurate picture of what the customers are saying one-on-one vs. what they write in a customer survey index. You will be surprised at the difference.

Another example, if you have employees who assemble parts for a product, try to include two or three of them in a team who have positive ideas of change – positive ways to make things better. These ideas are not always feasible but encouraging team work, emphasizing a better work environment, and maybe more profitable for you. They are in the day-to-day grind and know what works and what doesn’t. They can usually give you excellent feedback.

If you have a group of employees which have some ability in common, try to group them together into a team. These people will be usually be able to brain storm ideas to repair something broken or a continual unsuccessful process.

Appoint Follow-through


Now that you have created your strong teams, make goals for you and your teams – all the way from small, very minor goals to large, full-impact goals. You and your team leads will be the ones to report back to you and your department heads any positive and or negative progress. Remember, if the goals to be met are very large, break it down to smaller more manageable goals. Not only will you and your teams be encouraged by seeing the goal come to completion but it will be easier to manage and change the smaller goals to fulfill the ultimate objective.

Create a Meeting Template and Meet

So, you know what your employees are capable of, you have built your teams and you listed your objectives and goals. Now it is time to meet with your teams, collaborate your information, ask questions and get answers, and walk out of your meetings with the pertinent information you need to be able to make better business decisions. Create a meeting template which lists your objectives and what you would like to accomplish. This will help all who are involved stay on task and keep focused. Tweak it as necessary to accommodate each team and each objective.

Committee Meeting

What have you accomplished by doing this? You have created a way to resolve issues and meet necessary objectives within the confines of the goal in which you have set.

Reflection Time

Reflection Time

Take time to reflect. Take the day off if necessary to personally look over what has been or has not been accomplished; especially after the completion of a major goal. It’s easier to reflect when you don’t have interruptions. You might even want to have a “post-partum” meeting to look at the positive and negative processes used to accomplish your goal and use these as a guide for your next goal.

It’s never too late to go back to the basics – especially when it comes to managing a successful business.

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Cebu City Tourist Spots and A Good Place to Stay


Cebu City

Cebu is a province in the Philippines’s Central Visayas region. There are more than 150 islands and all of them have a different story. The main place here is the City of Cebu. It is also known as the Queen City of the South and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the entire country. Compared to Manila, City of Cebu is more affordable, less polluted and has a better geographical position. Even better, it isn’t crowded, which made it perfect for tourists. Some spots here must be visited, so we will mention them below.


TOP 12 Cebu Tourist Spots – The Best Tourist Destination in the country (Philippines)

  1. Minor Basilica of the Holy Child

    Minor Basilica of the Holy Child

Minor Basilica of the Holy Child or Basilica del Santo Niño is one of the most important places in the city. It was built in the 16th century when Spanish explorers came to the Philippines. The importance of this basilica is immense. Even the Roman Catholic Church calls it the Mother and Head of all churches in the Philippines.

Each year, thousands of people come from all parts of the world just to see this construction. It was damaged in the earthquake that hit the Philippines in 2013, October, but since then it was completely repaired.

  1. Fuerza de San Pedro
    Fuerza de San Pedro

Fort San Pedro is a beautiful place to visit even if you live in the City of Cebu. All tourists must come here in order to see the glimpses of the history Cebu had. The fort was built by Miguel López de Legazpi in 1565. It has been used for centuries and it is one building that made the entire region better-known and richer. In addition, it is located close to Basilica del Santo Niño.

  1. Taoist Temple
    Taoist Temple

Taoist Table is the most popular tourist attraction of Cebu, so obviously, you will have to spend some time here. The temple is a masterpiece that was constructed back in 1972 entirely by Chinese people living here. Today it is the most important center of Taoism and it is one of the best-known construction in the entire province.

This temple is located in Beverly Hills part of the city. As the name suggests, it is a bit special neighborhood that should be seen as well. Before rushing to visit the temple, make sure you have plenty of energy. There are quite a lot steps to make in order to reach it. On the other hand, this is the best place to start your exploration if you come from parts of the world where these temples don’t exist.

  1. Magellan’s Cross
    Magellan’s Cross

Magellan’s Cross is precise as the name suggests. The cross was placed in the same place where it is known by no other than Ferdinand Magellan. It is important because the cross stands for the first time when Spanish explorers come to the shores of Philippines. Magellan also placed it here as a symbol of newly coming religion to this part of the world. Even if you are coming for the tenth time in the City of Cebu, visiting the cross is highly recommended.

One secret is very interesting. The actual cross is built-in the larger, cross also made from wood. The reason for that is the fact most people were chipping the pieces of the cross, believing that it has miraculous properties. Actually, it doesn’t, but this was the only way to protect the real cross.

  1. Cristobal Colon’s street
    Cristobal Colon’s street

In the center of the Queen City of South you will have an opportunity to enjoy Colon Street. There are a few things you should know first. It is the oldest street in the Philippines and it got the name after Cristobal Colon. Nowadays, the street is a modern part of the city, where you can watch, eat, drink and walk while enjoying the atmosphere of modern Philippines.

This Street is just 5 to 15 mins walk from a new Business Hotel which is really popular. It is known as Southpole Central Hotel a 95 Guest Rooms that is with a fully furnished room with a Free Breakfast buffet and High-Speed Wifi Access to all their Guest. Of Course, When traveling around the world and in search for a place to stay, You must check the benefits that you are going to have just like having a safe and secure location and accommodation

This New Business Hotels Offer’s a broad range of amenities like A Chill-out bar on their TOP floor that will surely entertain you as a guest.

All of you who are planning to go shopping, this is the place to start. Here you can get anything you will need, from any vendor you have heard of. Prices are generally affordable, but they are rated as high compared to rest of the country.

  1. Capitol Building
    Capitol Building

In the city center, the Cebu Provincial Capitol Building occupies the main spot. An interesting fact is that you should visit this building two times; once during the day and the second time during the night. During the day, the building looks professional and formal, so make a few photos of it. At night, it is completely illuminated with red lights, which made it one of a kind.

It is a real pleasure being able to see a building like this. All around it, you have places to rest, walk and enjoy the construction in general. It is said that every single tourist should have the picture of the front end of the building as a souvenir.

  1. Shopping Mall City Cebu
    Shopping Mall City Cebu

One of Cebu Tourist Spots that is extremely beneficial to explore is the main shopping mall of the Cebu. It is actually the 4th largest facility of this kind in the entire Philippines and it is one of the best-known malls in the entire Asia. Exploring the mall will take hours and hours, so make sure you have plenty of time.

This is the place where shopping is done. You will be able to get anything you want, something that is available in the Philippines only and to relax thanks to the IMAX watching a new movie.

  1. Rajah Lapu-Lapu monument (Mactan Shrine)
    Rajah Lapu-Lapu monument (Mactan Shrine)

Rajah Lapu-Lapu was the first hero of this country, who managed to kill Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. The statue is close to the city, but you will have to get a taxi in order to reach it. Why visit this monument? It is a beautiful statue which is 20 meter high! The entire place is superb and ideal for all of the people who want to get in touch with the rich history of the country.

Mactan Shrine is close to a local restaurant where all tourists decide to spend some time, resting after taking dozens of photos of the monument. Addition: Taxi drivers in Cebu are far more polite than those in Manila.

  1. Ayala Center
    Ayala Center

Ayala Center is located in the Business Park. There are several reasons why you should visit this place. First and foremost, it represents a combination of the modern and classic times. There are plenty of coffee houses, restaurants and anything else you will want to enjoy while on your vacation.

Still, the main reason why you should come here is the peace that is always available. You will finally be able to rest and relax in a place that is completely different than all others. Just to add, Ayala Center features some unique and extraordinary buildings and creations, so bring your camera. For weekend parties and nightlife, it is also a recommended place to visit.

  1. IT Park
    IT Park

At the entrance, you will see a large illuminated logo ‘’Cebu IT Park’’. As you may believe, this is the main place where younger people come. The nightlife is amazing and the entire place it focused on providing as much fun as possible. Restaurants, coffee houses and etc. are available at each step.

During a day, the park is used by businessmen and by companies, but as soon sun goes down, it becomes a party place. Don’t forget that this is the most common place where people jog at the evening, so get used to them. If you want to go somewhere else, a casino is 2 minutes away.

  1. Metropolitan Cathedral
    Metropolitan Cathedral

Metropolitan Cathedral is located closely to the Fort San Pedro and it is the next place to visit. The construction began in 1689, but it was completed late in 1909. During the World War II, it was almost destroyed, but the government rebuilt it in 1950.

  1. Cebu Monument
    Cebu Monument

The full name of this spot is the Heritage of Cebu Monument. You may believe that it is an ordinary monument, but it isn’t. In fact, there is no a similar creation anywhere in the world. The monument consists of several, different creations, all built-in to one composition. The artist of this amazing piece of art is Edgardo Castrillo. He began working on it in 1997 and finished the monument in 2000 (December 8th).

The monument is made to reveal the main events that occurred in the history of Cebu. It is possible to see all main events in a single picture. You will need a brochure to understand a few of the events, so get one in a local store.

Never be left behind on what makes Cebu City the queen of south

Don’t forget the that City of Cebu is known as the origin of Otap (dry rosquillos and mangoes). Locals also say that they are the best when it comes to the Lechon! Invest some time into browsing the shops and the streets experimenting with the local food. Both of these treats are extraordinary in the lack of a better word. At the end, we can just say that spending some time here will mean just one thing. It will be the best time of your life.

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