Published: May 27, 2016, 4:11 pm
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There are few ways to be effective in business without the necessary qualifications, especially nowadays. Only a few decades ago, the idea of a self-starter was a mainstay in the field of entrepreneurialism, with the likes of Alan Sugar moving from the rank of wheeler and dealer to high-flying CEO thanks to a few fantastic business decisions.
Now he’s on television and situated in the CEO equivalent of an ivory tower, unaware that success stories like himself are few and far between in today’s climate.
The millennial generation (also known as Generation Y) are (Read more...
Published: May 24, 2016, 4:47 am
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Ease of transactions is one way for businesses to acquire a reputation for being smart and forward thinking, and the technology behind digital transactions means that businesses now have another way to make their systems more efficient.
The technology behind digital transactions is cloud technology, the use of large groups of servers – or networks – as well as aspects of virtualization to manage process-heavy operations. Traditionally, transaction management has involved an often burdensome combination of people, documents, and data, with the result that transactions become bogged down in inefficiency and delays. Digital transaction (Read more...
Published: May 20, 2016, 10:14 pm
Of the five million people listed as self-employed by the UK, more than 60% are based at home, according to the Office for National Statistics. Dubbed “homepreneurs”, almost 30% of these upstarts are first-timers in the small business world which means many are feeling their way through what can be a relatively tricky operating period.
As a fledging entrepreneur, you often don’t know what dangers lurk around the corner simply because you’ve never peered around the corner before. Fortunately, there are millions of people who have crept around the proverbial corner and strolled down the boulevard of (Read more...
Published: May 16, 2016, 7:45 pm
Operating an online store presents an excellent opportunity for a source of passive income, but many people don’t know where to start. Just a few easy steps can get you off the ground and turning a profit. Read on to find out just how to break into online sales and gain financial freedom.
1. Choose an Awesome Product
There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding what to sell. Personal interest plays a small role — it’s more fun to sell things you are passionate about — but it’s also important to consider the quality of a (Read more...
Published: May 9, 2016, 7:21 pm
Get the Most Out of Your Speaker Investment
In a perfect world, you would have an unlimited budget to hire top keynote speakers for all your meetings and conventions. Since it’s not, here are some proven suggestions that have been successfully incorporated by many companies and associations. Adopt them into your meeting planning process, and become a hero for getting the most for your meeting dollar.
One seasoned association Executive Director had six days of speaking and seminar slots to fill. As part of their overall convention, instead of assigning each slot to a different speaker, she suggested to the (Read more...
Published: May 5, 2016, 6:55 pm
Businesses and the ways in which they are conducted are constantly changing. Business is evolving to adapt to the nuances of the decade or the generation. This is how organizations remain relevant as the consumer base they cater to chases different trends.
There are, however, some principles that simply never go out of style. These strategies are relevant to organizations across time as well as industry. Business consultants such as Corporate Business Solutions know the importance of adhering to such important approaches. Here are some of the basic business principles that you should follow:
Information is Power
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Published: April 28, 2016, 8:58 pm
Online apparel retailers face two hurdles that are traditionally considered tough to overcome. For one, almost 20% of UK consumers are reluctant to shop online for products like clothing, shoes or jewellery, because they cannot try the items on. Secondly, apparel has a much higher return rate than products like electronics, books or beauty products, because customers will almost always return items that don’t look or feel how they expected them to.
The solution to both problems may lie in online customer reviews – but only if e-commerce stores understand how to capitalise on consumer feedback.
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Published: April 25, 2016, 4:57 pm
If you are looking for a commercial cleaning company that can provide you the service level you want at a fair price, you are often spoilt for choice.
When evaluating the services on offer and researching the company, you can view online at www.Atkinsinc.com for more information, and as an example of the sort of professional business that can help you with your cleaning and maintenance tasks.
The benefits of hiring a professional
There are a number of viable reasons why hiring a professional cleaning and maintenance company would be beneficial for your business.
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Published: April 21, 2016, 12:09 am
Starting a business can be an incredibly exciting and creative process, and there is nothing better than watching your dreams become a reality. However, there are a few things that you should make certain are in order before your business gets into full swing. Ensuring that you have covered all aspects of health and safety is a key part of owning and running a business, and will enable you to avoid many potential problems later on.
Where do I stand in relation to the law?
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (also referred to as HASAW or HSW) (Read more...
Published: April 20, 2016, 4:15 am
Tech startup conferences attract startups from all walks of life. Big and small, new and old, east and west coast, VC funded, or still on the lookout for funding. If you’re anyone or anything on the tech scene, it is essential to put in the time and show up at the conference. While showing up is half the battle, it is also not enough. There are certain rules and protocols which may seem like common sense to some, but all too often are neglected by startups in all stages of the business.
Relax and Loosen Up- Presenting in person is (Read more...