Have you taken care of your U.S. tax filing for your business this year? Or do you plan to file for a personal tax refund with the IRS? Well, you are running of time on both counts. That's because the U.S. tax filing deadline is April 17, 2018. If you are not sure what to do, we have a handy guide to share with you. You can use this infographic as a step-by-step guide when you're applying for a tax refund from the IRS.
There are so many different elements involved in running a business. You have to make sure you cover all the areas that matter. If you want your company to succeed, you can’t ignore the things that matter. You need to do what you can to embrace the important aspects of running a company. For instance, you’ve got to understand the vital role that search engine optimization, or SEO, plays in your company's success.
A warehouse that isn't accessible is an inefficient warehouse. And inefficiency leads to lost money. According to research by Intermec, unproductive workflows in small- to medium-sized warehouses lead companies to lose an incredible 3,000 work hours per year. In any business, time is money. If your transport vehicles aren’t accessing your facility with ease, then you’re losing both every day. Here are some foolproof ways to improve your warehouse design so that it is more easily accessible.
How important to you is a productive workday in your business? Nobody can deny that a successful business can be traced back to hardworking and productive employees. It’s also true that nobody can deny that people feel more inclined to work harder when they feel valued and happy. Here we discuss several ways for encouraging productivity by making employees happier and improving their health.
Do you own a gas station, a shopping center, a line of retail shops, or some office spaces or convenience stores? If so, are you thinking it's time to sell your commercial property? Or perhaps you're considering leasing your commercial property to other businesses. In either case, you'll probably want to work with a commercial broker. But aside from that, there are a few real estate selling principles that will streamline a lot of your real estate headaches.
In your business, do you work with children or teens? Perhaps you’re a teacher or an after-school care provider. If so, you are in a unique position to teach kids the life-saving technique of hands-only CPR. Here, you'll find four tips for teaching children and teens hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or hands-only CPR.
Many people have used feng shui techniques to improve the flow of positive energy in their homes. However, it might have never occurred to many to take the same healthful feng shui practices into the workplace. These days, though, business owners are becoming more aware that using positive feng shui practices within their business can help to improve success and prosperity.
Are you looking for ways to raise capital to start or expand your business? One of your options could be investing in penny stocks. Penny stocks are common shares of small private companies that trade at very low prices. Here, we share five recommendations for buying and selling penny stocks, sometimes called small-cap stocks or micro-cap stocks, that can help you to become a better investor.
A good business lawyer is crucial to your startup's success. Every business must address legal issues from the very beginning. For example, a business lawyer can help you to answer questions regarding your business formation, registration, taxes, contracts, investments, and copyrights. Here we discuss some of the ways a business lawyer will help your company.
Sadly, not putting in the work (and time) toward building long-lasting, profitable and life-fulfilling business relationships quickly puts you in the back of customers’ minds. This means your quarterly reports and annual income will gradually plummet. How? Because a business is run by many minds, talents and natural skills. There are a couple of reasons why building relationships is profitable for your business. What's more, there are some steps you can take to make yourself more inviting to potential business partners, not to mention friends.
Italy isn’t only the reserve of holidaymakers looking for sun, culture, and fine cuisine. Additionally, thanks to busy Fiumcino Airport, it’s also a center of trade and business opportunities. As such, it attracts a parade of major international companies to its capital and surrounding cities. Let's get started with a discussion about the business facilities in one of Italy’s most popular airports.
Excel is a fantastic business tool, However, it’s not always easy to figure out how to take advantage of it. Here are five things you can do to run your business more efficiently with Excel.
If you’ve just recently bought into a retail business that’s related to food preparation, you'll need to be sure your business has a properly functioning grease trap on the premises. That's because, as a business owner in the food preparation industry, you now have certain responsibilities regarding waste disposal on your premises. We spoke with Steve Neale of Superior Plumbing Drainage & Gas, a Perth plumbing company with more than a decade of professional plumbing experience. We asked Steve to tell us everything there is to know about grease traps.
The Amazon FBA service has taken a lot of online retailers in the West by storm. FBA, by the way, stands for "fulfillment by Amazon." It refers to a business model whereby you warehouse the products for your online store with Amazon, and they fulfill your orders and even take care of customer service for you. What's more, your Amazon FBA store qualifies for Amazon Prime shipping. This makes your store all that more attractive to customers. You can sell local goods as well as imported products by using the Amazon FBA service. However, if you're importing goods from China, it's a good idea to use a qualified prepping service.
What is the first thing that attracts potential customers at an exhibition? Without a doubt, it’s your exhibition stand. Custom-built stands are especially important in ensuring that you can meet your business goals when you attend a trade exhibition. But for you to make the best use of custom-built stands, there are a number of things you should bear in mind.
For those who own a small business, you are likely always looking for ways to stay competitive in your market. As a result, you might be thinking to include cryptocurrency of some kind in your business. As a matter of fact, that idea is likely quite enticing. The only drawback is that you might feel as if you have come to the party just a little bit late. After all, the news about cryptocurrency has been spreading like wildfire around the world. You might have some fears that the whole thing has already reached a saturation point. That isn’t really the case, however. Read on for some of the reasons why this is so.
One of the most important tasks for any prospective business owner is creating a realistic budget. When you create a budget for your startup, you will identify anticipated income, expected expenses, and various cash needs. A realistic budget is a key component for any startup business plan. It's essential that you have it in place before you begin any of your company's other work. Let's take a look at how you can do this.
In this post, you’ll find a couple of ways you can use today’s increasingly innovative technologies to streamline your business. And it all starts with information technology, or IT. More specifically, it starts with your own company’s IT department. What's more, the tips you'll find here will help you to more effectively help your customers and clients while streamlining your company’s IT department for the years ahead.
You don't need to be a major retailer like Walmart to buy products at wholesale. There are many reasons why all types of companies might need to do business with a wholesaler. Large retailers, non-profit organizations, as well as small work-at-home operations can all benefit from buying goods wholesale. The key to success is simply finding the right wholesaler to get high-quality products at great prices. Here are a few reasons why your company might benefit from buying goods at wholesale.
Are you struggling with out-of-control debt? Do you dread collecting the mail because it will only have bills in it? Or do you ignore calls from unlisted numbers because you think it might be your creditors hounding you again? If you are in this situation, there is no point in putting things off any longer. Every day that you avoid the issue is just going to make the situation worse. Let’s get a handle on your out-of-control debt, shall we?