Published: June 27, 2017, 6:10 am
What Are the Tax Ramifications on Buy-to-Let Properties?
Wherever in the world you purchase or own buy-to-let properties there are tax consequences, and the UK is no exception.
In the UK, you can avoid tax penalties on buy-to-let properties by complying with the rules of the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED). Property accountants and experts Alexander & Co are here to explain those rules.
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Published: June 27, 2017, 12:09 am
Marketing Tactics to Get Existing Customers to Spend More
If you are a business owner, you already know about marketing tactics.
You also know that marketing in general can be quite a challenge in today’s world. In fact, companies and businesses across the globe use pretty sophisticated techniques. With these tactics they draw consumers to their services and products.
If you want to be successful in today’s world you are going to need a sound marketing strategy. Here we discuss some unique marketing tactics that some of the most successful businesses in the world use. With these strategies they entice their (Read more...
Published: June 25, 2017, 2:26 pm
How to Grow Your Wedding Planner Business with Search Engine Marketing
Search engine marketing is far more effective for small businesses and startups than traditional marketing methods.
Traditionally, wedding and other events planners relied on direct mail to grow their business. Or they placed advertisements in local newspapers or on radio or TV.
Their mainstay, though, was word-of-mouth advertising. Back in the day, if you were an events planner, you would start your business by planning smaller events for your family, friends, and neighbors. Those people would then recommend your business to their friends and acquaintances. Or at least, you hoped (Read more...
Published: June 25, 2017, 2:20 pm
Why Using a Ready-Made e-Commerce Site Is Better Than Building Your Own
There are certainly compelling arguments for building a custom e-commerce site. After all, when you’re finished with building your own site, you’ll have a store that’s configured to your exact requirements.
Your store will have the precise throughput you’ll need to deliver outstanding results for your users. You’ll have an environment in which every aspect of your business is supported. If you do things right, your store will have strong performance and easy integration. You’ll be able to expand your store if and when you need (Read more...
Published: June 22, 2017, 3:55 am
The 5 Steps You Need to Take Before Writing Your Business Plan
If you want to start a business, you need to have a business plan. However, before you even begin the drafting process for your business plan, there are some steps you should take to get your personal finances, logistics, and ideas in order. Without that foundation, writing a business plan will be substantially more difficult, so take the time to organize yourself in advance.
Steps to Take Before Writing a Business Plan
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Published: June 21, 2017, 2:55 am
3 Tips for Having a Successful Business in a Highly Competitive Industry
If you’re a business owner, you probably realize the amount of work it takes to have a successful business. This is especially true if you’re in an industry that has a great deal of competition. For instance, if you provide consulting services to others there are likely to be many other providers in your area.
You should take time to find ways to market your business to aid you in getting and keeping clients. There are various ways you can accomplish this goal, and being aware of how to (Read more...
Published: June 21, 2017, 2:50 am
The Vital Importance of Confidentiality for Startups
Starting a business is not an easy task. Neither is it easy to maintain confidentiality over its most sensitive aspects.
An entrepreneur is an individual who is able to convert an idea into a profit-generating business. It can be tough to do this successfully. One of the chief reasons is that other people can so easily steal and use your ideas—if you are unwise enough to disclose the details heedlessly.
For this reason, you will need to take precautions. It is of vital importance to play your cards close to your vest. Below are (Read more...
Published: June 21, 2017, 2:41 am
Base Your Marketing Choices on Cost-Effective Solutions
Cost-effective marketing solutions can communicate the substance of your business and put you on the road to success.
For example, a focus on content marketing doesn’t have to be a huge expense. But it can give your business a much-needed boost. Just focus on providing quality content and the results are sure to follow.
When you upgrade your online content marketing to maximize SEO (Search Engine Optimization), you can be sure that you’re making the best use of your marketing budget. Such a strategy will give your business the cost-effective, long-reaching advertising it deserves (Read more...
Published: June 19, 2017, 12:36 am
Debt Consolidation Scams: Know the Signs to Avoid Getting Burned
In a perfect world, debt consolidation scams wouldn’t exist. But unfortunately we do not live in a perfect world. So just like any other industry, there are unscrupulous companies out there. These companies try to take advantage of businesses that need their services as well as good, unsuspecting people like you.
Instead of falling prey to these heinous scams, prepare yourself. Know what to look for when you seek help from debt consolidation companies.
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Published: June 19, 2017, 12:34 am
Get Creative: Use Consolidation Solutions to Diminish Business Debt
One of the biggest problems with any debt, but particularly business debt, is the concept of lending at interest. This is great for the lender, but it’s not so great for your business.
Interest can double the cost of a loan relatively quickly. Consider a $10,000 loan at 5% interest compounded monthly. After the first month, the price goes up to $10,500. After the second month, you’re looking at $11,025.
At that rate, the principal will double in less than a year and a half. Now, this (Read more...