From the outside looking in, it looks as though all of the major companies use the industry secrets to succeed. The secret club consisting of the major organizations competing in a particular industry all have...
The following is a guest post by Tim Eyre. 5 Elements of an Effective Business Plan That Will Leave Them Begging for More At one time standard protocol called for a lengthy, very detailed business plan that...
With the holiday season right around the corner, many small business owners are planning for the busiest time of the year, and it’s the perfect time to appreciate your current customers while gaining new ones....
The following is by Brenden Sherratt of In The Shark Tank. Shark Tank has begun casting for its second season. If you have a business, which needs funding by the sharks, please e-mail [email protected] You’ll need...

Tonight on Shark Tank

The following is by Brenden Sherratt of In The Shark Tank. On this weeks episode of Shark Tank: Nicole Jones "The Shoe Professa" and her business Pillars of Slippers, her business offers fashionable shoes at a reasonable...
The following is a guest post from the Blog Content Guild. If you live in the U.S., you’ve probably noticed that cupcake shops and frozen yogurt shops have been doing increasingly well in the past few...
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.
The following is a guest post. They say a picture is worth a thousand words but in the hands of the right photographer, it could just leave you speechless. In the modern age of multi-media, photographs and...
Reducing the amount of electricity your office consumes is a very practical idea. Not only does cutting costs make great sense for your business, but it’s also beneficial for the environment and showcases your company’s...
Laura Hamrick, the creator on the OnTray, a clip-on shopping cart tray, took a few moments recently to speak with our special correspondent Lisa Di Clemente. Laura, tell us about the creative process...
Starting a business during a recession is possible. People will still buy and other businesses still need services. However, this is not the easiest and you will need to take a number of steps to...

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A practicing doctor in northwest New Jersey was also searching for the next great appeal letter, marketing piece, patient letter, recall letter, office form or policy and could never find exactly what he was looking...
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 following is a guest post by Veronica Fielding. As the unemployment rate rises, people are turning to social networking sites to make important business connections. Many recruiters post vacancies and search for passive candidates on...

Tonight on Shark Tank

The following is by Brenden Sherratt of In The Shark Tank. This weeks episode of Shark Tank will feature 4 very different businesses. Jill Quillin will pitch her business LipStix remix which is the at-home system...
Before you decide to launch into international markets, it is important to make sure you have fully identified both the external and internal factors that could affect or influence your competitive strategy and the export...
Don't be fooled. Running a small business is a massive financial risk. Even if you've researched the market well and have a quality product or service, turning a profit is never as easy as you...
It’s a bold claim, but it’s one which many people are making. Like it or not, driverless cars are here. A recent BBC article touched on the ethics of this when Google announced they had...
Following last year’s hype surrounding Google’s Glasses prototype, 2014 is shaping up to be the year of wearable technology. Wearable tech allows consumers to connect to almost all aspects of life from social interaction to...
The tourism industry in the UK is never far away from the news with current affairs having such a huge impact on our local touristic businesses. Great news for touristic businesses are the major sporting...