Month: June 2020

  • Why Running A Business Is A Lot More Complex Than Many People Think

    When you start your own business, you probably have a good idea of what sorts of things will be the most complicated things you’ll have to deal with. Pretty much everyone knows that accounting and bookkeeping are going to come with a lot of complexity, as well as anything else involving finances. The problem is that many business owners don’t realize just how complicated a lot of the other aspects of a business can be. If you go in expecting something to be simple and easy, then that’s just going to set you up for a rude awakening further down the line. The best thing that you can do is to think about things as carefully as possible very early on. That way you notice anything that will take an extra amount of time and effort before it becomes an issue. With that in mind, here are three aspects of your business which might be more complicated than you think. (more…)

  • The Value Of Practical Skills

    The Value Of Practical Skills

    It’s true that many young people in the modern-day seem to cherish the idea of being involved in the arts, or learning about literature, or finding highly theoretical roles in jobs that require deep thinking and introspection. That’s absolutely fantastic. You’ll find nothing here admonishing this, nor in dissuading you from that career and ultimately life path. Without art, we are nothing.

    Yet it’s also unfortunately true that while we all hold ambitions, the roles for certain skillsets can be limited, and end up being highly competitive. In a world after the first wave of an intense Covid-19 lockdown, it’s true that the economic impacts are about to be felt quite harshly, and this means that these facts may be even more true.

    This means that many people are starting to consider picking up more evergreen, practical skills in their motivation to make a living, and to even grow a diverse range of practical abilities. Again, there’s nothing wrong with this either, as some of the happiest work hours of your life can be found in completing satisfying manual or technical labor.

    So, what opportunities should you consider? In this post, we’ll consider a few: (more…)

  • Mitigating The Impact Of A Household Disaster

    Mitigating The Impact Of A Household Disaster

    The fact is that your home is your sanctuary – it’s the place where you and your family feel the most comfortable and relaxed. Your home is your retreat from the world, your safe haven, if you will, which is why it can be so completely and utterly devastating if something bad should happen to it. The sad truth is that your home is not disaster-proof – anything could happen to it at any time, and leave you without a roof over your head. 

    The concept that something could happen to the home that you’ve spent a lot of time, money and effort building is completely devastating. However, what’s important is to consider the fact that there are steps that you can take to ensure that your home – and everything inside it – are protected should a household disaster occur, or steps that you can take to at least mitigate the loss. 

    The question is, of course: how can you mitigate the impact of a household disaster? Read on for everything that you should know! (more…)

  • How You Can Protect Yourself as a Blogger

    How You Can Protect Yourself as a Creator

    Getting started as a creator is an exciting time for anybody. You don’t want to get ahead of yourself, but you are already thinking of your first view and the first time someone shares your content on social media, and other people actually like it. However, while there is a fun side to blogging, there is also a tedious but also vital side to it, and that’s making sure your blog is protected. 

  • 5 Tips to Transition to Remote Working

    5 Tips to Transition to Remote Working

    Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, remote working was becoming more popular than ever. Now, after the impact of the Coronavirus, it’s estimated that anywhere from 25-30% of the workforce will be working from home multiple days each week. 

    Whether you work for a company that is allowing you to work remotely, or you’re starting your own business and need to make the transition easier on yourself, there are things you should do to keep taking positive steps with your career

    Working from home isn’t always as easy as it might sound. It requires a lot of dedication and discipline, and it’s far too easy to get distracted by other everyday things. 

    So, what can you do to transition into a successful work from home experience? Let’s look at a few helpful tips.  (more…)

  • Four Ways To Bring In More Money

    Four Ways To Bring In More Money

    Most people are working hard on paying off debt – whether that’s a mortgage, a student loan or a credit card – and so the idea of figuring out how to earn more money is a must for some. Those who are working toward being debt-free will always be looking for new income streams to get out of debt faster. If you’re facing shortfalls in your budget and you are looking at how to supplement your income, you’re in the right place.  (more…)

  • Is Cold Calling Still Effective?

    Is Cold Calling Still Effective?

    Nobody really likes receiving cold calls. And none of us really like making cold calls. But cold calling has to still be effective, right? If it wasn’t effective, surely no-one would still bother with it, right?

    Digital technology has now opened up new marketing channels and smartphones have made it harder for cold callers to get through to people (decades ago, you couldn’t see what number was ringing you). Because of this new technology, many businesses have begun to dismiss cold-calling as an obsolete strategy. Is this true or is cold calling actually still quite effective? (more…)

  • Revamping Your Business Ready For Relaunch

    Revamping Your Business Ready For Relaunch

    This year has seen many changes when it comes to businesses, we are having to redesign the way in which we work, and whether you have had to close down your business temporarily, or change the way you do things, there are plenty of different options available to us. Luckily with technology and the resources we have available to us, we should be able to make it work, but making use of a quiet period in business, to Re-evaluate, revamp, and redesign the way in which you work, can be one of the best decisions that you make. Keeping up with the competition isn’t going to be enough in the upcoming months and years, so working out how you are going to stand out from the crowd, and what that means for your business is going to be time well spent. Here are some ways in which you can revamp your business ready to re-launch. (more…)

  • What Does Your Business Need To Stay Competitive?

    What Does Your Business Need To Stay Competitive?

    Would you say that your business is currently competitive? If you would, would you also say that there are ways you can improve how competitive you are right now? If the answer is no, then you’re lying to yourself because there is always something you can do to make your business better. In this article, we’re going to be looking at what your business needs to stay competitive, and this is going to be particularly important for those who think that they’re not currently at the level they should be. (more…)

  • Turn Your Backyard Into A Kids' Paradise

    Turn Your Backyard Into A Kids’ Paradise

    Kids can benefit from having an outdoor space that they can play in. When they have somewhere to run around outside, they have a place to exercise and a way to get out of the house. For some families, the backyard is the kids’ domain. You might have a patio or another area where you can sit and grill, but it makes sense to let the kids have the rest of the yard. You can create the perfect place for your children to run around and enjoy themselves by giving your backyard a new look. There’s a lot that you can do to make your backyard a paradise for kids. (more…)

  • Taking Positive Steps With Your Career And How You Can Do It

    Taking Positive Steps With Your Career And How You Can Do It

    When it comes to your career not all of us truly know what we want to do when we are in school. In fact, many of us don’t realize where our skills lie best or where passions are until later in life when we have a bit of life experience. Sometimes you need to make a change in your career, other times you may have been fortunate enough to find passions in the job that you have. But you can always take positive steps with your career to make things better. With that in mind, here are some of the things to think about. (more…)