Month: January 2017

  • The hidden dangers in the office that could be making you or your team sick

    The hidden dangers in the office that could be making you or your team sick

    As an employer, when you think about the health and safety of your team, you might think about the more blatant examples of risk. You might think about the dangers of slipping and falling. Or the issues of fire and electrics risks within the workplace. And these are all dangers you should definitely be considering. But you should also be thinking about the dangers that might lurk under the surface. The hidden dangers that could be making people sick without you realizing. (more…)

  • Be seen in slow business months

    Be seen in slow business months

    When it comes to being seen, and thus improving your revenues, most businesses tend to work to whatever their budget will allow. But this shouldn’t be the case because there are always ways to improve your visibility, and sometimes all it just takes is looking at you are doing currently but from a slightly different angle. As such, we have come up with a few little business tricks that will help you get the most out of your budget and, possibly, your current methods too. (more…)

  • 5 Unique bars in Melbourne you have to visit

    5 Unique bars in Melbourne you have to visit

    So, as you might know, I’m currently in Melbourne, Australia. It’s is definitely one of my favorite cities ever, there’s so much to do and to discover.. it never ends. I come across so many REALLY AWESOME and UNIQUE bars, that it’s definitely time for an update…
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  • You can be your own save-iour and save your money like a pro

    Save-iour and save your money like a pro

    Saving money has to be one of the most unnatural things any of us have down since we flew abroad (flying is pretty unnatural as far as we are concerned).

    In fact, we met someone last week who had gone as far as hypnotism to trick himself in his search to become better at saving money, which is pretty extreme.

    Luckily for you, there are some less intense and far-fetched ways of improving your self-discipline that will ensure you aren’t always struggling at the end of the month, and aren’t always so broke-broke. So, smile, save your money and read on.  (more…)

  • Do you need to be a tech expert to run an online business

    Do you need to be a tech expert to run an online business?

    So perhaps you have an amazing idea. Maybe you have a revolutionary product or service that you want to sell, but you aren’t sure on how to do it. You could take general IT courses, you could ask a friend, or you could just wing it and start up your business with no computer knowledge at all. Or perhaps you have a bit of knowledge about using computers, but you’re not sure on what exact skills you need to start up a business.

    Either way, you shouldn’t worry so much.The short answer is that no matter how inexperienced you are, you can run an online business. As long as you know how to browse Facebook and respond to messages, you have sufficient knowledge to run a business. Here’s why. (more…)

  • The best tips for boosting productivity

    The best tips for boosting productivity

    All business owners should want to boost productivity as much as possible. That is how you raise your profit margins and sell as many products or services as possible. At the end of the day, you got involved in the business world to line your pockets. So, it makes sense to keep your eyes peeled for the best solutions. The tips on this page should help to point you in the right direction. Just remember there are lots of other techniques you could use based on the inner workings of your operation. As you will discover, sometimes the best ways to increase productivity relate to reducing downtime.

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  • Business tasks you should definitely outsource right now

    Business tasks you should definitely outsource right now

    Most small business owners will have heard about how so many large companies outsource their work. However, they seem to think that the process is expensive, and so they don’t follow suit. That simply isn’t the case. You could save a small fortune by letting specialists handle time-consuming tasks. Today, we’re going to draw your attention towards just some of things you might consider outsourcing this year. You’re probably planning your budget right now, and so there has never been a better time to research the subject. With a bit of luck, your firm will become more efficient if you take our advice. (more…)

  • Are you ready for these harsh truths about your business

    Are you ready for these harsh truths about your business?

     

    If there’s one mistake that even the most experienced businesses tend to make, it’s refusing to listen to criticism. Far too often business owners shut out anyone who might try to tell them something that they don’t want to here. There’s a degree to which this is kind of understandable. After all, no one wants to hear that something they’ve poured blood, sweat, and tears into isn’t working. But the issue with this is that, unless you’re willing to pay attention to what you’re doing wrong, you’re never going to be able to improve. By hiding your head in the sand and only listening to people who tell you exactly what you want to hear, you’re just going to end up making the same mistakes over and over until they start to put your business in serious jeopardy. To make sure that doesn’t happen, it’s time to face up to some harsh truths about you and your business.  (more…)

  • The guide to organising an incredible event

    The guide to organising an incredible event

    Whether you’re trying to raise money for a charity or organisation, meet with customers and shareholders, or simply put on one heck of a party, there are few better ways to do it that with an absolutely killer event. In the business world, when a lot of people think of an event they think of rooms filled with people in suits being bored out of their minds, pretending to care about powerpoint presentations.

    Now, that’s not to say that an event where information is communicated carefully and intelligently isn’t extremely important, but if you want your event to really engage people, then you need to give it something a little bit more special. Whatever the reason behind it is, your event is an opportunity to excite, delight and keep your organisation in the forefront of people’s minds well after it’s ended. To do that you need to turn it into something remarkable and unique. It needs to be the kind of thing that attendees have never seen before. To help make sure that it really is a showstopper, here is some simple advice to help you put on the best possible event. (more…)

  • keeping your business cool when moving it abroad

    Beat the heat: keeping your business cool when moving it abroad

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    Working in the blazing sun is, for a lot of people, a dream; to some it’s even a life goal, and moving your own business there is even more mouth-watering a prospect. The idea of waking up every day and not being met by a rush of cold air wishing you a good morning, whilst still feeling safe in the knowledge that you still have the built-in financial security that comes with being a business owner, are just a few things that makes British migration to Spain, for instance, such a tantalising prospect for a large amount of the business owner population. In 2014, the officially registered population of British nationals in Spain was 300,286: that’s a lot of people going in search of a hot summer and mild-winter Mediterranean climate, and there are probably even double that amount back in Blighty right now who would like to join them. But for all those who would there are precautions that have to be taken when moving your business to such a climate, and not necessarily things that necessarily strike as being important. 

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  • Technology that your business needs to survive

    Technology that your business needs to survive

    Sometimes you have to start at the beginning. One of the most important lessons that every business owner goes through is learning about technology. It sounds silly now because technology is a blanket term for almost anything electronic. Computers count as technology, your car count as technology and even the internet could count. As a result, when people mention technology in their blogs and articles, it can be somewhat hard to follow what exactly they mean.

    Even if you’ve read a dozen different articles, there is no doubt that you’ve picked up some useful information among all the useless junk. However, this article will be different. In this post, we’re going to talk about the bare basics of technology that your business needs to survive. (more…)

  • This is how you guarantee your business new clients every month

    This is how you guarantee your business new clients every month

    In such a competitive climate, we have to do everything in our power to force our companies to stand out from the crowd. Whatever industry you’re in,  you know how difficult it can be to push your brand to the forefront. And great company branding isn’t enough anymore – a cool slogan, a snazzy logo, and a sharp website aren’t sufficient to push a potential customer to choose you above your competitors. Sales aren’t about persuading, convincing, or winning – that’s how customers leave unsatisfied with the service they received – it’s got to be all about making your company accessible, and building client trust from the moment they lay eyes on you.  Here’s how it’s done. (more…)