This post is written for the HMRC but it is equally applicable for the IRS in the U.S. Recently I had a call from an IRS fraudster telling me I owed $5,000 but he could settle it immediately if I paid him $2,500. I called the IRS directly and they said they NEVER call to collect funds. Read this article and do beware of the scammers out there.
Here is a great article for Millennials everywhere. It discusses how millennials have had it easier than previous generations and explains why. It also has 9 Financial Tips Millennials need to be aware of.
Blue ocean ideas are prolific and there are more just waiting to be discovered. But finding them is often like a trying to find a specific shell on a huge beach. Commercially compelling blue ocean ideas are surrounded by cool but unprofitable ideas, red ocean ideas and some truly awful ones. There are six methods that can be used to sift viable blue ocean ideas from the random tangle of possibilities. Business owners should be prepared to begin with the end in mind when building-out business strategies.
Here is a nice guest post that discusses the technology a start up or existing free lance company can use to really grow their business. Gone are the days when you need to spend a ton of dough to open a business. Today, you can begin your personal training or dog walking business over night - with very little cash. Read on...
Those who think that business writing and creative writing are the same thing, are sorely mistaken. There is a clear difference between business writing (attempting to make an audience aware of and potentially purchase your product), and writing creatively (for the benefit of someone’s imagination or enjoyment). While there are pieces of creative writing that may mimic business styles, rarely will you see an example of business writing that imitates creative styles so it’s important to know the differences. Perhaps a more drastic comparison cannot be made than one between business writing and creative writing.
Social media has been great for businesses—but it can also be a scary place. Nowadays, all it takes is one angry customer to quickly share their displeasure across the social networks to put a hurt on your business. The idea of a customer complaint going viral and spreading around the web is the stuff of nightmares for many businesses. But smart businesses know that they still can control the situation by practicing good reputation management. So how do you go about doing this for your business?
This is a guest post from Mason Bruce. He started his culinary adventure a couple of years ago and he tells us, “Despite the hard work and long hours, I am so glad I took the leap into opening my own restaurant.” Here are Mason’s tips for you to help you get your own restaurant business started.
A field that has been progressing for quite some time is laser engraving. In fact, manufacturers of laser machines have seen increased interest and year over year sales growth in their machines and say the industry continues to grow at a rapid pace. What Is Laser Engraving? Laser engraving is cutting and/or etching into different product types including rubber, wood, metal, glass and mirror. Different engraving types require different types of equipment so it is important to do a bit of homework before you rush out and buy a machine. With the sophisticated engraving equipment offered for sale today, your business is only limited by your imagination.
For those of you looking to begin investing in the stock market, here is an interesting article. Should you take the leap, you should know there are a few things to consider before you begin investing. The following article offers some tips and tricks to help you get started on the right foot:
Business contracts are a very important part of doing any kind of business. It is critical that you make sure your contracts are done correctly by a professional, that they are signed and legally binding and that you are fully aware of the obligations and implications of the agreement you are entering into. Here are a number of reasons why you need a good lawyer on your side when you are entering into a contract: