(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...
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.[1] 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:
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If you run a business, there is no doubt that you should have a website that lists your services and, if you sell goods, has a space for customers to buy your products online. A great website can not only bring in extra revenue, it can also attract new customers easily. But if you have one, you need to make sure that your brick-and-mortar store is successful as well.
In any small business, one major budget concern is always operating costs. While operating costs include rent, salaries, utilities, etc., but today, a significant portion can come from using technological based systems. There is so much to consider when starting a small business, it is important to consider what the best solutions are for your company.
Are you looking to start a digital business? If so, you are going to need to make sure you systems are operating 24/7. And if for some reason they should stop, you need to make sure you have a good electrical contractor to get things back up immediately.
Hopefully, if you have launched a new business, you are planning to host a launch event to get your brand name out there. It’s a great way to meet new customers and to celebrate the start of your new enterprise. However, getting one of these events right does take a little planning. It will be fun but there can also be a lot involved so you will need to stay organized. Keep in mind that you will not only be planning your event, but promoting it too. You will want to make a list to ensure you have not forgotten anything.
The advent of the internet has fundamentally changed the way we do business. No longer confined to the limits of your local area, it’s now easier than ever for businesses to connect with customers from all over the world whether they’re a multi-national conglomerate or a startup based at home. With such power, comes a little responsibility, though, at least if you want to be successful. If you want to fully understand the different markets around the world, staying on top of the latest news regarding their currency is essential.
Gifts
Christmas is a time when we show our appreciation to family and friends by exchanging gifts that are personal and meaningful. So, why shouldn’t this be the case with your customers and employees too? As the festivities approach it can be difficult to find the time to start organizing something for everyone within your business but this could help to further your business’s success the following year.
Getting customers into your store is one of the biggest challenges you may face as a retailer. If you make sure you get enough people into your store in the first place, you can obviously make more sales. But what can you do to increase foot traffic? There are many tricks and tips that you can take advantage of to get more people into your store AND put them in the mood to buy. Here are a few to get you started so that you can give your foot traffic and revenue a serious boost.