Published: June 16, 2017, 5:15 am
Tips to Protect Your Business from Litigation
A lawsuit can destroy a company’s credibility and even result in bankruptcy if it is serious enough or expensive enough to fight. As such, it makes sense to protect your business from litigation as much as you possibly can. Here are a few things you can do to keep your business on the right side of the law.
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1. Perform Background Checks on All Employees
While you have control over the way you conduct yourself, it is not possible for you (Read more...
Published: June 14, 2017, 12:06 am
How Being Active on Social Media Boosts Customer Appeal
Imagine a place where you could market your brand without having to use a thick advertising budget. Now, imagine this place gives you the possibility to interact directly with your own customers and most of the world’s internet users.
You don’t actually have to imagine it, since most likely you already have such a place. The modern internet has brought us the wonderful gift of social media, a tool you can use at your pleasure with very few barriers.
SEO was the big thing back in the day, but social media (Read more...
Published: June 14, 2017, 12:03 am
Microsoft Surface Hub: The Story so Far
The Microsoft Surface Hub has come a long way from its launch in early 2016 to where it is now. Since that time, it has become a staple in the visual communications industry.
A large touchscreen device, the Surface Hub is mounted either on a wall or on a roller stand. Its primary uses are collaboration and video conferencing. Offering capabilities such as save-and-recall whiteboarding, it also allows for integration with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Early last year Microsoft began changing how it offers Surface Hub, targeting new customers who normally wouldn’t have access (Read more...
Published: June 13, 2017, 11:53 pm
Building Your Brand: What Every Entrepreneur Should Know
When you’re starting your own company, the internal aspects of running your business are naturally your highest priority.
However, don’t allow yourself to get so caught up in the never-ending cycle of daily tasks that you neglect to create your company’s most powerful tools—establishing your company’s image and building your brand.
But if you have no experience in creating and running a successful brand, how can you know what’s important, what’s necessary and what could be damaging?
Here we will go through all the stages of building your brand, from defining your (Read more...
Published: June 13, 2017, 2:28 am
How to Succeed with an Online Business
The internet opened wide the doors of success for many an aspiring entrepreneur with an online business. Only a couple of decades ago, a person needed to invest in a building and substantial inventory before they could even consider opening a business of their own.
But now, all anyone needs to get started now are a computer, a smartphone, and a reliable internet connection.
However, just as in the old days, certain intangible assets make all the difference between those who succeed and those who fall by the wayside. I’m talking now about savvy (Read more...
Published: June 12, 2017, 2:10 am
Equipment You Need to Help Your Hospitality Business Succeed
Opening a hospitality business involves plenty of perspiration. With the right tools, though, you’ll be able to lessen the load on you and your staff by creating a more efficient business. Therefore, choosing the right type of hardware and appliances can make all the difference.
Modern appliances and fixtures offer considerable energy and space savings through innovative design. Additionally, advanced point-of-sale systems (POS) for restaurants and bars combine front-of-house and back-of-house duties together in a single database, helping to serve the customer better through greater staff efficiency.
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Published: June 12, 2017, 2:04 am
Enlist Your Employees as Foot Soldiers in Your War Against Cyber Crime
Cyber crime continues to be an enormous threat to businesses. The latest figures from Financial Fraud Action UK show that during 2016 online attacks compromised data as well as caused lost data, financial loss and damage to reputations. We hear about the devastating consequences of cyber crime nearly every time we turn on the television or listen to radio. All around us are reminders of the growing need for companies to take better preventative action against cyber crime.
The Fight Against Fraud
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Published: June 12, 2017, 1:59 am
How to Improve Your Finances with Free Credit Reports and Free Credit Scores
Your credit score and credit report can affect your business in profound ways. A low score, late payments, or errors on your credit report could mean that you pay higher interest rates—if you can get approved for credit in the first place. However, with free credit reports and free credit scores, you can better manage your finances. But first, there are some things you need to know and understand.
What Are Credit Reports and Who Uses Them?
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Published: June 12, 2017, 1:52 am
Be Your Own Boss by Becoming a Franchise Owner
You’ve finally decided it’s time to be your own boss. You’ve savored your dream for quite a while, and now you’ve had it up to here with working for someone else. It’s time.
You’ve been scrimping and saving for a while, too, and you have some money set aside that you can use to kick your new business off.
But Where Do You Go from Here?
You could start your very own business, you think, and build it from the ground up. That is, you could (Read more...
Published: June 12, 2017, 1:48 am
3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Loan for Debt Consolidation
If you have made the mistake of using your personal credit to fund your startup, you might be in over your head. In that case, there’s hope—a personal loan for debt consolidation.
The beauty of a personal loan for debt consolidation that is it’s an awesome way to eliminate high-interest credit cards and other high-interest loans by consolidating them all into one low-cost loan. When you choose the right loan, you’ll pay a fixed rate and monthly installments to one lender, not 5, 10, or more.
The type of (Read more...