Published: July 20, 2017, 9:31 am
The Brands Behind the $13 Billion International Zipper Wars
If your business operates anywhere in or near the area of fashion, you might already know about the international zipper wars. For the rest of us, this story about who will keep our pants zipped hits home on a personal level.
Have you ever wondered what the initials on the zipper of your jeans represent?
Chances are you don’t pay much attention to the zipper as long as it keeps your pants zipped. However, for some international brands, that zipper is everything. The zipper business represents billions of dollars. The (Read more...
Published: July 19, 2017, 10:46 am
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Roses and Thorns: Outside-of-the-Box House Decorating Tips
If you’re in the real estate business, house decorating is probably second nature to you. You’re likely quite familiar with what it takes to stage a home for sale. However, the following house decorating tips could help you give any home a special touch, helping it to sell more quickly.
Because what is a house without a decoration? When done right, the way you arrange things can help you create a certain illusion within a room, such as to make it appear bigger or feel more intimate. If you (Read more...
Published: July 14, 2017, 1:23 am
Hiring Great Personnel: How to Get it Right
Hiring personnel is a challenging process. You may have dozens of applications to review, all of which need to be examined in great detail to ensure that they meet minimum standards. From there, you check references, do interviews, and then agonize over which ones to hire.
Complicating this process even further is the prospect that not all candidates are at a consistent level of every qualification. That is, the applicant with the most experience may lack certain credentials, but the one with a long string of certifications may not have a work (Read more...
Published: July 5, 2017, 2:26 am
6 Common Invoicing Mistakes Made by SMBs
Small and medium business owners like you might see invoicing as a tedious, albeit necessary process. Really, you should be excited by invoicing. After all, you are getting paid!
That being said, SMBs and freelancers still make mistakes when it comes to invoices which can often waste time and tie up funds. Luckily, most of these hiccups can be remedied with extra attention to detail.
Below is our list of 6 common invoicing mistakes and what you can do to avoid them!
Improper Timing, Procrastination & Forgetfulness
First things first. It’s important to (Read more...
Published: July 4, 2017, 7:16 am
Choosing the Perfect Location for Your Business
One of the first things you’ll need to do once you have your mind made up about starting a business is to choose the perfect location for your business.
Of course, you will need to get to work with creating a business plan before that. Many people make the mistake of skipping this extremely crucial step, leaving them falling behind on making their dream a reality.
But one of the most important aspects of a business plan is finding a decent location for a business. While you will find a wide array of (Read more...
Published: July 4, 2017, 3:56 am
4 Big Benefits of Social Media for Business
Most of us have business Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts which are separate from our personal ones. It is quite common to see brands sharing news, tweeting about current events and engaging in conversations with their target audiences on social media channels. For some of us this may seem intrusive, but for businesses, this medium is a great platform to engage customers and get exposure to new audiences.
Social media provides great entertainment and often distracts us, but from a professional point of view, it poses some questions too. You might think (Read more...
Published: June 27, 2017, 6:10 am
What Are the Tax Ramifications on UK 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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In the past, companies often held high value residential properties within the company to help avoid hefty Stamp Duty Land (Read more...
Published: June 25, 2017, 2:17 pm
How to Write an MBA Thesis
You decided a while ago that you wanted to give your business the best possible advantages. It’s your baby, after all. You need to stay ahead of the competition and really know what’s up, because you’re bound and determined to make your business a success.
So you set your sights on a master’s degree in business administration, an MBA, and you took a few classes in what you laughingly call your spare time. Then you took a few more. And now look at what you’ve done.
You’ve completed your course work and now it’s (Read more...
Published: June 23, 2017, 6:14 am
Which Cyber Security Process Is Right for Your Business?
Now is the time for your business to be proactive about cyber security.
According to recent statistics, global cyber crime will cost businesses more than $2 trillion annually by 2019. To help put that into perspective, the average cost of just one breach to a major organization is more than $4 million.
While your operation might be smaller than that of a major organization, the threat is just as real for your business. What’s more, nearly half of all data breaches are malicious ones.
So How Does a Business (Read more...
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...