Business Online Journal
By: Laurie Bennett
Published: December 20, 2016, 1:59 am
Electricians: Spend More Time Making Money and Less Time Trying to Find Work   “I’m making 4 times what I used to make as a self employed electrician,” – Damian Leahy You heard right. FCF Fire and Electrical helps good electricians build great businesses. Their award-winning Franchising System is helping electricians achieve their goals of increased revenue for less work time. How? By specializing in the Fire Safety industry. This provides regular ongoing income streams from fire safety maintenance as opposed to living from contract to contract as an electrician. History of FCF Fire & Electrical Back in 2008 (Read more...)

By: Laurie Bennett
Published: December 20, 2016, 12:15 am
Four Major Tips to Running a Business  Owning and running a business obviously isn’t a walk in the park. Not all your business ideas – no matter how sure you are of them – will do well in the marketplace. You need to regularly keep your processes in check to keep your business afloat and successful, especially when there are competitors with more experience and resources than you. Whether you manage a big or small business, you should always have plans A – Z for when things go awry. Many entrepreneurs have failed in keeping up with demands despite having (Read more...)

By: Joshua Lombardo-Bottema
Published: December 16, 2016, 7:00 pm
The market is changing.  As technology advances, work demands increasingly follow us into our personal lives. According to a study by, Americans on average are adding approximately two hours to each workday with 65 percent of respondents saying that their employers expect them to be available outside of work hours through phone or email. Smartphones have us constantly connected. The sandwich generation is splitting their time between raising children and caring for aging parents while the economy makes it necessary for many households to have two incomes. According to Brigid Schulte, author of New York Times best-selling (Read more...)

By: Ben Lee
Published: December 16, 2016, 5:00 pm
If you’re an agency or a freelancer – and that should be at least 34 percent of you, statistically – most of your clients probably ask you to submit a proposal before they engage with you. You may have even responded to a few requests for proposals, or RFPs, over the years, as these make up 35 percent of the sources freelancers use to find new work. You know all too well that creating proposals means investing hours of time and energy into a client you don’t know for a project you don’t fully understand, all without any guarantee of (Read more...)

By: Laurie Bennett
Published: December 16, 2016, 3:21 am
Overhead Cranes Safety Regulations for Modern Industry Workers The modern industry sectors such as construction, mining, manufacturing, and shipping have made the use of overhead cranes popular. Cranes are used in moving massive and heavy materials from one place to another with ease. The capacity of cranes varies, from 2 to 500 tons or even more, and they are available in different types. EOT cranes, single girder overhead cranes, Gantry cranes, and Jib cranes are some of the most common types making rounds in the modern industry. Today, such heavy-weight cranes have become indispensable, and they increase the productivity of (Read more...)

By: Jennifer Xue
Published: December 16, 2016, 12:00 am
Nirmal Gyanwali, the founder of a Sydney-based web design agency Nirmal Web Studio, shared with us on how being Nepalese influences his business philosophy. While it may sound more spiritual than business-sounding, it makes much sense. Interestingly, this philosophy is universal and quite a simple concept. It is common knowledge that most people prefer dealing with honest and ethical businesses. Customers favor kind and attentive service providers with overall positive attitude. Moreover, stakeholders appreciate businesses with clear vision and mission. In a nutshell, Nepalese culture focuses on humility and doing good to others or —in business— stakeholders. The ultimate (Read more...)

By: Sam Davtyan
Published: December 13, 2016, 9:32 pm
Love it or consider it a waste of time, social media has become a big part of how the best companies attract the best employees. Companies spend a significant amount of time building their brands and developing their online personas so that they can attract the best candidates for their open positions. Recruiting new employees through social media is like many other recruiting efforts. It must be done with caution, and employers should remember that it is a two-way street. They may want to screen candidates’ Facebook profiles, but they should remember that candidates will also be looking the (Read more...)

By: Ross Simmonds
Published: December 13, 2016, 4:41 pm
Twitter can be an extremely powerful sales tool for freelancers, particularly if they work in design or copywriting. It can help generate leads, establish a personal brand, build credibility, nurture relationships and close deals. It also provides freelancers with a direct path to purchase-ready consumers and industry leaders. I've been using Twitter for many years and have built relationships all over the world that have paid dividends. However, many freelancers using Twitter aren’t generating the results they want, and probably because they are spending too much time on activities that don’t provide a lot of value. It's so easy to (Read more...)

By: George Beall
Published: December 9, 2016, 8:16 pm
Crowdfunding has exploded as an opportunity for companies to raise money before ever putting together a product or having to worry about manufacturing costs. This also works as a way to engage with customers, presell units, and gain press/marketing exposure all with relatively little resources upfront. Recently, four college freshman launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their new product, What started as an idea while they were still in high school became an overnight sensation. They didn’t have degrees in business or engineering, nor did they have enormous funding behind them. These are the five steps they followed (Read more...)