A lot of business owners focus on ways to receive payments. Having as many ways as possible for customers and clients to pay is important. Offering more payment methods can often lead to more profits and allows you to cater to all your clients. But don’t forget that you also need to consider how to make payments.
There are many situations where you need to send out payments. Paying for your building upkeep and utility costs is an obvious one. You’ll also need to be able to give quick and efficient refunds when the situation calls for it. You may also have external... Read More
The sad fact of business is that most startups will fail after two years of opening up their doors. There are a lot of different factors that can cause a business to fail. Inefficiency, poor planning and the ability to deal with growth are some of them. Others, however, fail because of their inability to spot those glaring threats facing their business. Legal threats, financial threats and the threats of crime. Those forces, external and internal, that you need to protect yourself from. Here, we’ll look at some of the deadliest of threats and what to do about them.
The... Read More
Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. Usually, it all blows over after the weekend, and life can return to normal. But sometimes one bad day can roll into another and another until you feel like every day at work is unpleasant. We spend more hours a week with our colleagues than we do with our family during waking hours. If this part of your life has become unbearable, it’s time to deal with it.
Take a breather if you can. If you’re owed some time off, make your excuses and take some leave as quickly as possible. If you’re not eligible for paid leave you can still take some time... Read More
Have you ever been on a TV set? By which I don't mean "have you ever stood or sat on your TV?". That would be absurd and dangerous for an adult, and in the era of flat screens, nearly impossible anyway. No, have you ever been in the place where a TV show is filmed? If you have, the one thing you'll notice is that it looks a lot less impressive in person than it does on TV. The magic happens later.
Business marketing can be a lot like that. If you're an end user you may picture the place where a product is made, or designed, and think of a sparkling environment. Brilliant people dash... Read More
As a small business owner, it is likely that you look at the bigger companies in your business with a little envy. They have the big budgets and infinite resources that you can only dream of, after all. And when it comes to marketing, they have the ability to make a much bigger noise than you. So, how can you possibly compete online against the major players? We’re going to explore some of your options today, so read on and let’s start leveling the playing field.
Perfect your website
The first step you need to take is to improve your site. Far too many small business... Read More
When running a business, you’ll always want to improve how well it runs. Part of this is hiring and training the best employees. Excellent marketing and promotion also make a difference. But did you know making some simple changes to your workplace can boost productivity?
There are many studies out there showing how your work environment can have an impact on employee productivity. Here are a few things that can boost workplace productivity you may not have known about.
The furniture in your office can have a significant impact on workplace... Read More
Renewable energy has almost become a buzzword. And that’s a shame, because the actual practice of it is becoming more important than ever.
One of the most common subjects found in such discussions is solar power. It’s becoming easier than ever to introduce solar power to our buildings.
When people think about introducing solar power to their home, they often imagine a pretty big task. They think that the entire electricity system is going to have to be changed. Well, while it’s not as complex a process as it sounds, it does require a lot of work. But you don’t have... Read More
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