Published: November 20, 2017, 11:48 pm
4 Things Small Business Owners Should Do to Raise Capital
Only 4 percent of small businesses will last 10 years, according to statistics cited in Inc.com. As any small business owner will tell you, a key reason is that it can be so difficult to raise capital.
There is nothing more frustrating to a small business owner than having to secure capital in order to properly offer their service or product to the market.
This can be especially true when you are convinced that the market will support your business.
Perhaps you need capital to hire more employees, pay (Read more...
Published: November 13, 2017, 11:13 am
These 7 Mobile Design Tips Will Boost Your Sales
As we near 2018, the “mobile first” mantra should seem like old news to savvy marketers. For the first time in history, mobile officially accounts for more than 50% of all web traffic. In the e-commerce realm, mobile’s share is even higher: nearly 60% in Q2 2015, according to Andrew Meola of Business Insider. The figure has assuredly grown since then.
If your retail website isn’t already optimized for mobile traffic, or at least responsive to small-screen viewing, it’s time to get on the stick.
There’s a right way and a (Read more...
Published: November 13, 2017, 6:18 am
3 Brilliant Entrepreneurial Hacks from Brewdog
The rise of craft beer has been a clarion call for a host of hipster breweries over the past few years. But self-styled Scottish punk brand Brewdog must be the pick of the entrepreneurial bunch.
It’s not too long ago that craft beer was far from cool. It was seen as the preserve of isolated middle-aged hobbyists who met once a month to consume tipples that tasted vaguely of fallen leaves mixed with mustard.
So how did craft beer become the best drink on the planet and what strategies did this brand adopt to (Read more...
Published: November 13, 2017, 6:18 am
4 Money-Saving Hacks for Your Small Business
Small businesses have big appetites for cash.
By the time many entrepreneurs blink, their small business has generated yet another expensive bill. Or acquired an unforeseen overhead.
So it’s important to take every opportunity to keep your business streamlined. You want to be sure that cash is converted to profit rather than debt.
These money-saving hacks for your small business should help you avoid some potential pitfalls.
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Published: November 13, 2017, 6:16 am
3 Startup Ideas to Capture Your Customers’ Imaginations
Looking for startup ideas? Start with a passion for your products and services. That is a major motivating factor when you’re starting your own business.
But you need to go further. If you’re not offering customers something original it can be hard to differentiate yourself from the competition.
Sharpening your competitive edge often means developing a different angle that reinvigorates a familiar offering.
If you’re struggling for inspiration, here are 3 startup ideas that can capture your customers’ imaginations.
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Published: November 10, 2017, 12:18 am
Managing Your Expenses as an IT Contractor
In the world of IT contracting you could find yourself on the road for a lot of the week. You’ll be going from job to job and racking up the expenses as you go.
If you’re new to this line of work, keeping up with your expenses can sometimes be overwhelming. As a matter of fact, some expenses might even slip past you. When that happens, you’ll end up paying out of pocket for something you could be claiming back. So it’s important to fully prepare yourself for the expenses you’ll be (Read more...
Published: November 6, 2017, 1:45 am
Cryptocurrency Blockchains: The Key to a Better Gig Economy
Bitcoin emerged as the world’s first decentralized cryptocurrency back in 2009. By internet standards, this concept has largely stood the test of time. It is more popular—and valuable—than ever before.
Cryptocurrencies have had many valuation ups and downs over the years. Nonetheless, they have had a positive effect on the lives of people all over the world. In particular, self-employed online freelancers have benefited.
The Growing Gig Economy
The online labor market for jobseekers has grown exponentially over the past several years. Moreover, observers don’t expect this growth (Read more...
Published: October 30, 2017, 2:52 am
Planning to Launch an E-Commerce Business? Here’s How to Do It Right
Launching an e-commerce business isn’t for the faint of heart. Even if you have the most brilliant idea for a product or service, you still have lots of competition to face and some tough challenges to overcome. What’s more, with all the other e-commerce businesses and entrepreneurs already out there nowadays, it can be downright impossible to stand out and carve a niche for yourself.
However, it’s still possible to launch a successful e-commerce business. You just need to do it right. Here’s what you (Read more...
Published: October 30, 2017, 2:48 am
Top Mistakes That Get CEOs Fired
CEOs have constant oversight by three key stakeholders. These are customers, employees, and the board of directors, who represent investors. If any stakeholder group becomes sufficiently unhappy with a CEO’s performance, it’s likely that the company will remove him or her, often quite publicly.
The company often gives the media one of several reasons when it fires a CEO. Perhaps at the height of a mishandled crisis, the CEO, under pressure, said something they shouldn’t have. They were too lenient with a top executive who had been offensive to employees or the public. The (Read more...
Published: October 25, 2017, 11:14 pm
The Importance of Finding the Right Suppliers for Your New Restaurant
It’s the dream of everyone who has ever whipped up a meal for their family and friends and been told that the meal was a ringing success: starting one’s own restaurant. Many people have this dream. However, they neglect some of the nuts and bolts of the operation. There’s more to running a restaurant than just making meals and seeing the smiling faces of your customers at the end of it.
One of the things that any business has to deal with is finding the right suppliers. In the (Read more...