Business owners have a lot of things to worry about: deadlines, client happiness, profits and losses. There are enough things throughout the day to keep even the most diligent owners and managers occupied. Worrying about your relationship with suppliers should not be one of them. Suppliers are the lifeblood of any business, providing all the materials needed for your business to operate effectively and efficiently. Here are a few tips on finding the right suppliers and maintaining a lasting, profitable relationship with them: CLICK TITLE TO READ MORE
Did you know that over four thousand people are killed in work place accidents every year and over three million more are injured? The European Commission has launched a new plan called the Strategic Framework on Health and Safety. The aim of this plan is to create safer workplaces for everyone in the Euro zone. Regardless of the industry, all workers have a right to work in a place where their health and safety are a top priority. If you own a business, it is important to protect employees from accidents, injuries, and work-related illnesses. Workplace safety is the responsibility of everyone. Here are some tips that can enhance the safety of your workplace...
I found it interesting to read in a Forbes article that most people see learning and development opportunities as more important to them than attractive salaries, job security and even the job being interesting. So it is vital that time, effort and ultimately money, are spent in the most appropriate on training for your employees.
Starting a moving company can be a smart and lucrative endeavor for any entrepreneur who is willing to put in the work. An average family moves once every five to seven years, ensuring that this service will never become obsolete, and meaning that there is money to be made in the moving business. But many aspiring business owners make the mistake of underestimating what it takes to have a successful moving company. It takes more than just a few strong backs and a big truck, but hey you have start somewhere. Whether you want to be a successful local moving company like, Moving Service Beaverton or a national interstate moving company like United Van Lines, you will have to start out small just like them. CLICK TITLE TO READ MORE
With more and more smokers turning to Vaping instead of Smoking, it is becoming increasingly more important that companies, along with their policies on smoking in the workplace, also have policies regarding vaping in the workplace. The e-cigarette craze has very divided opinions as to what should and should not be allowed.
It’s safe to say that owning a small business is, in fact, a big responsibility. More often than not, small business owners are the sole driving force behind their operations’ day to day running. Or – if they’re lucky – they’re leading a small and dedicated team. This means time is precious – there are long days and longer nights, pouring everything and anything into the business. So any opportunity to increase productivity is welcomed with open arms. Enter technology, where the shortcut to boosting your company’s’ output could be hidden right in your pocket! Smart phone apps designed to streamline, delegate, organise and save time are increasingly popular with small business owners. Read on for the top five apps that will change your small business in a big way – appy’ reading!
This is a wonderful article sent to us by Colour Graphics whereby they explain a lot about the power of color. I used to have a clothing store so I know first hand how important color is. Women and men both were always drawn to certain colors - and often those colors would change season to season. So if you are in business, or thinking about being in business, it's a good idea to learn a touch about color and set up your company and promotional materials just right! CLICK TITLE TO READ MORE
With a new-store opening cost between $1,000,000 to $2,000,000, Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena Franchise is not for the faint of heart. Still, Franchisee Chris Bouma from Grand Rapids, Michigan is happy with his franchise choice and tells us, “It takes an incredible amount of time and quite a bit of business savvy. You will work harder than you ever have, but it is also exciting and rewarding at the same time. Be prepared to answer about a thousand questions every day. You’re the boss and you need to be able to make decisions quickly and move on.”
I have learned one of the most important things about starting a new business is to just get going. You can personally get so tied up in the planning stage that it can be paralyzing. Not to mention that everyone you tell your business idea to will undoubtedly have a negative comment to make. It’s not that they don’t believe in you. Rather, it is the fear inside of them that they project onto you; in an attempt to spare you from the failure they fear themselves.
Many people want to start their own business and most think they need thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars to do so. While that is true for many types of business, it is also possible, with a bit on ingenuity and elbow grease, to start a business for $100 or less. Check out these great ideas: