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, 6:06 am
4 Ways Employee Development Benefits Your Business
Most organizations hire employees according to the criteria specified by the role they will fill. That just makes good sense.
However, for various reasons, some candidates who tick every recruitment box choose to move on sooner than you expect. What’s more, it doesn’t seem to matter how much you’re paying them.
One factor is repeatedly cited by workers who choose to move to newer pastures. What is that factor? It is a lack of employee development.
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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 9, 2017, 2:43 am
6 Reasons Why You Should Consider Investing in a CMMS
A CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) is a program that automates certain processes within a business. The concept is nothing new, as various systems have been in existence since the 1980’s. However, modern technology has made the software cheaper and more accessible than ever before.
If you run a business and are looking for new ways of streamlining your operation, a CMMS could be a worthwhile investment. Here are 6 reasons you should consider it:
1. Reduces Downtime
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Published: November 8, 2017, 2:01 am
Is There Still a Place for a Phone on Your Office Desk?
Over the years, there have been many technological advances in the field of communications. It’s now common for businesses to rely almost exclusively on social media, email and instant messaging applications to communicate both internally and externally.
Does this mean it’s time to say goodbye to the good old telephone? Not by a long shot. The phone still reigns supreme over other more modern forms of communication.
Evolution of the Phone
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Published: November 8, 2017, 1:45 am
Email Validation: Giving You More Robust and Effective Email Campaigns
Email validation could make the money your business spends for email marketing far more effective.
If your business is like most, you spend huge chunks of your advertising budget to manage the costs of email design, campaign creation, tracking, reporting and analysis.
You do that because you know that email marketing works. With email, you are reaching right into the inboxes of your customers and potential customers. So you know that it’s important to do it right. You want to get your money’s worth, after all.
However, many times your (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
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Published: November 6, 2017, 1:40 am
Get Better Measurement Results from Your Metrology Machine
Metrology is the science of measurements. But if you run a shop that depends on metrology machines for your work, you already know this.
There is no such thing as an all-purpose metrology machine. Every piece of metrology equipment is better suited to a specific task than another. And every shop has its own unique setup of equipment that works best for its processes and components.
From comparative gauges to coordinate measuring machines, touch trigger probes to vision systems, portable arms to laser scanners, there is a metrology machine for just about (Read more...
Published: November 6, 2017, 1:39 am
Sell More with a Marketing Campaign That Includes Direct Mail
Lots of marketers these days have put all of their eggs into the digital basket. However, every good sales director knows that outbound lead generation, including direct mail, means more sales.
Marketers have gone crazy for digital marketing and inbound leads, and they should. Leads generated through digital marketing have a high conversion rate. However, too many marketers ignore established, proven marketing techniques.
For instance, in the digital era, direct mail is too often neglected. According to 360 Leads, a successful direct mail campaign can have anywhere from a 12% (Read more...
Published: November 6, 2017, 1:10 am
How a Coalition of Live-in Care Companies Make a Bigger Impact
In 2012 some of the leading live-in care providers across the UK formed a partnership. Each individual provider was committed to improving the standards of care for elderly people. They wanted to give seniors options to continue to lead as full a life as possible in their later years.
This attitude is something of a small revolution. This is especially true in a country that traditionally considers residential care homes the best places for those people who are too frail to look after themselves. But these committed companies needed (Read more...