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If you’re an employer, particularly with a startup or small business, you may need your employees to travel, but the expenses associated with these trips can quickly come with of your biggest costs. According to a post on YoungUpstarts.com travel is usually a company’s third largest expense, behind only rent and salaries. It can be tough for employers because trying to cut costs on employees’ travel expenses can lead to some unhappy people, particularly if they’re used to maxing out their travel budget on every trip, but for most businesses, it’s essential that they keep these costs down. So what…

The world of business today is driven by time and pushed by competition. As such, in order for companies to remain in business, they have to make sure that they are able to collaborate, and particularly with some of the world’s latest technological advancements. These help businesses in their communication and operations. However, there are hundreds of different business collaboration solutions out there, including Cameo Global, so which one should you go for? Below are a number of things you should expect. Three Forms of Business Interaction Business collaboration solutions look at three very specific types of interactions across the…

About to begin work as a car salesperson at a dealership near you? If you want to be as successful as Robert Bassam has been over his career, there are several fundamentals of customer service that you need to learn about. In this post, we will delve into the basics… 1) Cut it out with the pressure tactics One of the biggest stereotypes surrounding car salespeople has to do with their use of high pressure sales tactics. Know that this is just a caricature that the media and entertainment industry uses to grab our attention, as they are well aware…

Are you interested in acquiring a business? If so, you need the advice of experts on how to do it safely and successfully. Yes, an acquisition can grow your company’s bottom line fast, but if not well planned and thought through, it can also cause unwanted disruptions to your core business. You need to be cautious though, because experts caution that acquiring an existing business is rarely straight forward and often filled with risk. Here are steps to make sure you are making the right decision. Seek out the advice of experts Acquiring a business is part art and part…

As startup expert John Bradberry Charlotte NC  could tell you, in the fast-paced and competitive world of tech startups, teams of very clever people are working into the wee hours of the morning trying to find the perfect solution to a common problem.  If you have come up with the same idea, it will all come down to who manages to get it patented first.  A patent is the only way to protect your rights to your idea, both to develop it and to bring it to the market.  If you aren’t sure if this is something that applies to…

When it comes to your personal reputation, you may oftentimes find yourself wandering what is being said about you by those you know and those you do not. Now, stop for a moment and think about how not only your personal reputation, but also your professional reputation could be taking a hit. Yes, that professional reputation that you’ve used to hopefully create a successful career up to this point and time. What if it has some skeletons in the closet that you in fact were not even aware about? In today’s digital age, it is not entirely uncommon for individuals…

The order-to-cash process is the lifeblood of any enterprise. When it is firing on all cylinders, companies can fulfill more orders, build goodwill with customers, and focus efforts on innovative and ambitious new projects. When it is inefficient or ineffective, however, the order-to-cash process can be a huge drain on capital and a major obstacle to growth. The greatest challenge for most enterprises is that the order-to-cash process is so complex and spread across so much of the company that making meaningful improvements is hard to plan and even harder to execute. More than one company has found that its…

If you are an HR manager in Britain, we don’t blame you for being confused on where salary demands will go in 2017. With the ongoing Brexit drama and the gyrations in the pound adding uncertainty into the mix, it seems to be anyone’s guess what will happen with the economy. There isn’t anything we can do about the unknowns, but there is some solid data that will help those in human resources management to navigate salary negotiations in the months ahead. Below, we have pulled it together into an infographic that will communicate the key points that can be…

The winds of private equity can shift quickly, as can just about everything in business, and it’s an important area to keep your eye on. Many investors and private equity experts were trying to predict how 2017 would shape up at the end of 2016, on the tail end of the election of Donald Trump. During 2016 there were some declines in dealmaking activity, which most people chalk up to the uncertainty that comes with a presidential election year, particularly one that’s as unusual in many ways as 2016 was. With that being said, 2017 is now in full swing…