Month: October 2016

  • Appearance matters: the importance of making the right first impression

    Appearance matters in business: the importance of making the right first impression

    One of the most important things you can do to ensure that your business is successful is making a good first impression. Not only is it important to make a good first impression when meeting and talking to clients. But also when meeting with other business owners and potential new team members. The good news is that making a good first impression isn’t difficult to do. (more…)

  • Going PRO: start hiring + collaborating with these people

    Going PRO: start hiring + collaborating with these people

    For what they do, training wheels are a useful thing. Before a kid can ride a bike on their own, the training wheels mean they won’t fall off. But eventually, they will be unnecessary and will restrict where the bike can go, so they need to come off. Judging that moment is tricky. The child may need to go cautiously and will have some early errors, but as they pick up confidence, they’ll move faster and more freely.

    As in learning to ride a bike, so in business. Early on, you’ll need a lot of help to iron out the areas of weakness. But as time goes on, you need to be able to throw off the shackles. By calling in consultants to help you with the things you cannot do, you may get through some tricky early moments. But the more you can do in-house, the more freedom you’ll have. Not only that, the more money you’ll save.  (more…)

  • The Cote d'Azur travel guide: a summer paradise

    The Cote d’Azur travel guide: a summer paradise

    The Cote d’Azur is probably the most fashionable place on Earth. It’s home to some of France’s most beautiful cities, including Nice. I still remember my first time to the Cote d’Azur, it was beautiful, the weather was perfect and I felt so happy. And it plays host to some of the best cultural events on the calendar, like the Cannes Film Festival. But what about the discerning traveller? What can they hope to get out of a trip to France’s southern coast? Let’s find out. (more…)

  • Protect your employees by improving the safety of your workplace

    Protect your employees by improving the safety of your workplace

    As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to provide your employees with a safe working environment. It doesn’t matter if you have two employees or two hundred, health and safety should always be a top priority. Without it, your employees could be at risk of serious injury or even death. There’s no denying following health and safety protocols can be time-consuming and sometimes dull. It can be easy to overlook them and let things slide when you’re focussed on other business related tasks. But making an effort to complete them to a high standard can protect both your employees and your business. So if you think your business could do better when it comes to health and safety, follow these expert tips. (more…)

  • The Key Elements to Every Successful Business

    The Key Elements to Every Successful Business

    Do you have a great idea for a new business? Unfortunately, ideas alone won’t get you anywhere. There is a lot more work involved to take that idea from your head and into the business arena if you want any success at all. Today we’re taking a quick look at some of the key elements in every successful business model. Read on and make sure your idea gets the foundation it deserves. (more…)

  • Extra Cash NOW! 4 ways I use(d) to make extra money

    Extra Cash NOW! 4 ways I use(d) to make extra money

    These days it can be hard to make ends meet. Sometimes it can be a struggle to come up with rent on time, let alone have enough to treat yourself on the side. It can often feel as though you’re working with no reward at all. It’s no surprise when your money goes in on pay day morning and is gone again by that afternoon. How can we conquer this problem? After all, that’s no way to live. I’ve already mentioned how to make money quickly, but today we’re going to look at potentially on-going ways to earn yourself a little extra. Whether you’re saving for a holiday or just want enough for a nice meal out, there’s sure to be something to suit you.

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  • Planning a wilderness trip: what does it take to have an incredible time?

    Planning a wilderness trip: what does it take to have an incredible time?

    A lot of travelers dream of taking a wilderness trip at some point in their lives. Even travelers who aren’t big nature lovers, like the idea of getting out there and seeing some of the world’s most incredible sights. It’s one of my favorite things to do, to explore and live. Yellowstone National Park, the Inca Trail in Peru, Everest Base Camp in Nepal – to name a few popular places. The world has some incredible sights that unless you’re willing to be a little adventurous, aren’t accessible. (more…)

  • How to take every opportunity to hook your audience with online marketing

    How to take every opportunity to hook your audience with online marketing

    Visibility is a crucial ingredient to any kind of successful marketing strategy. Yet getting that visibility online can seem almost impossible at times. If you’ve got no buzz around your business, any marketing efforts you put out there will be falling on deaf ears. So a business has to rely on every opportunity to generate that buzz they can. In this article, we’ll be looking at a few methods that could soon see your business getting the kind of attention it deserves. (more…)