STEPHAN

Businesses benefit from past experiences, learning from others, working with others and seeking further knowledge to succeed. Having continual experiences is also a worthwhile exercise to see what others are doing and to also aid development of your own business. No one can ever learn to much in terms of good practice and ways of working to achieve a good working environment.

It is quote common for new entrepreneurs to pursue their goals while working with others, undertaking contract work or even obtaining temporary/part-time employment (often a better alternative to loans). As well as aiding to keep afloat or to provide funding for the business, places of work are a good way to;

- find out what practices are in place that works 
- see good practice in place that can be adapted to your business 
- keep up to date with your relevant field(s) 
- gain further knowledge

A vital area of business is to develop 'good practice' as this has an overall effect on the business as a whole. The working environment is a major area of business as it acts as the driving force behind the functionality of any business. Most business owners would have experienced good and bad examples when working for and therefore can identify which practices are effective and its effects. Experiencing both sides can help businesses to carve out their own practices to suit, by applying what they think is 'good' or adopting a style that they have experienced which has had a positive and or influential effect.

People are a major source for any business as without them it would not exist, function or develop. It is therefore important to implement practices that reflect the needs of the people that add value, show consideration and ensure that views and experiences are taken into account. The business needs to project and maintain an image that both considers its business workers and partners and its clients and or customers.

Any business can elevate their reputation by ensuring that they have and adhere to good practice as this could provide widespread recognition which is valuable for business. Good practice provides benefits such as growth, stability and a recognised position within the chosen market(s).

There are many aspects to business but the need to become established is a long- term goal of every business, therefore ensuring that good practice is a usual practice needs to be communicated clearly, regularly updated and reviewed to ensure the practices are meeting the needs of the business and its clients.