Your business had a beginning, which means it might always have a potential end. For many owners, unfortunately, that involves running out of money or otherwise going under.
Even if your business is a steady and thriving success, at some point you ought to determine what the “end point” might be, as well as how you’re going to get there. Companies generally don’t last forever, and those that do eventually have to change hands.
Not only will you need to plan for the future of your firm, you’ll need to plan for your own future as well—and the further you plan ahead, the better. Here are some areas of consideration.
If you are still using punch cards to track your employee time and attendance, then you are missing out on the benefits of using the current timesheet software. If you are already using technology to manage employee timesheets, it is possible your system might not be working as well as you had expected.
The main difference is that your mission statement explains what your business is doing now while your vision statement will make a plan for where your going in the future and how you will get there. Of course there is more to it than that. In this article we will break it down for you with the differences, when you need them and where to get help.
Today, an increased number of software development companies are using outsourced service providers. These development companies are getting more involved with their distant work partners and hope to remain in control of their overseas development. Developers and their clients want to know more about the outsource companies policies, staff and also ensure they are getting the best value for their investment. If you are looking to use outsourcing for your company’s projects, here are 10 tips for making remote work transparent so all parties are happy.
Keywords are defined as, “the phrases that explain the content of a page and the queries, inserted by users, into the search engines.” As such, webmasters in support of the inquiry must correctly optimize that particular page. For example, if you are looking for info regarding cars, the key phrase “cars” should be inserted. Makes sense, Right? This article is full of tips to help you navigate your way through google search terms and get some help if you need it.
I know…I know. Tarot cards for your business sounds crazy. But Charmaine Frapp tells us that Tarot cards are insightful and can provide a wealth of information about the future. Here is an article that we hope will inspire and illuminate your mind…
Every business owner knows that cash flow is the life blood of any company. Here is a great article to show you how to make sure you have adequate cash flow all year and never bleed out.
Choosing an investment bank can be a hard decision. The services of PierCap Partners aim to give clients peace of mind in knowing they possess all the insights they need to make completely informed decisions that will meet their goals. We are aware how critical it is for you personally and professionally to make the right strategic decisions. We are here to offer you a mix of Wall Street and Main Street solutions powered by our expertise and experience so that you don’t have to go it alone.
When dealing with the purchase of any property or business there are so many different things that can go wrong, that it is common sense to ensure you are protecting your investment properly. However tempting it may be to try and lower your budget, attempting to complete the purchase or sale of a business property without a lawyer is fraught with danger. Read this article to show you the right way to invest.
Marketing is a powerful tool which can make or break your business prospects. It is essential that marketing techniques are well thought out and constructed, so that you have a strategy that will reach your customers. Here I would like to discuss mixed media marketing, using a combination of offline and online techniques to market your business.
Britain’s decision to leave the EU is historic, and investment analysts, hedge fund managers and accountants in London are all wondering if the major banks will go or stay. Opinions are sharply divided on the issue, so here’s a look at both sides – provided by Lloyd Wells – a freelance writer working with a range of […]
(Infographic) The Life Cycle of Dollar Bills All currency is part of an intricate cycle that involves federal agencies, banks, consumers, and us, businesses. Bills can pass hands an astonishing 55 times each year and travel across country before being taken out of circulation. However, depending on the type of currency, the time it spends […]
Millennials make up around a quarter of the population of the UK – ‘millennial’ it is the name given to the generation born roughly from the early 1980s to around the year 2000. This is a generation that were exposed to a changing digital world as they were growing up but were unlucky enough to have a global recession occur at the point that many of them were about to join the workforce. For this reason, some millennials have found it more difficult than other generations to succeed. But this is a generation with a lot to offer and they shouldn’t ever be written off. Here are six great ways to get more from your millennial staff.
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?