Posts Tagged“business talk”

It’s unfortunate that something so insignificant usually has such a large impact, but first impressions tend to set the tone for future interactions in the business world. Are you confident that you’re getting the art of the first impression right? Helpful Tips for a Positive First Impression Whether you want to or not, you form first impressions about everyone you meet. From a blind date to a random stranger on the subway, you can’t stop yourself from forming opinions about people. “In forming those first impressions, we automatically attend to and parse relevant information about somebody, based on how important…

All businesses need capital to get started and/or grow, and most businesses will need to seek funding or a loan to do it. Your first options are to fund the business yourself, if you have the savings to do it, and to seek venture capital or angel investments from outside investors. If those two options don’t work for you, your next best option is to seek a business loan. How Business Loans Work Business loans work much like personal loans. You’ll receive a sum of money upfront, and you’ll eventually be required to pay that money back, with interest. There…

Few businesses can succeed without a significant injection of capital, and unless you’re already wealthy or lucratively well-funded, you’re going to need business loans and lines of credit to get by. You probably understand that your credit score will have a bearing on whether you’re able to secure these loans, and what terms you’ll get if you’re successful, but you may not realize that there’s a sharp distinction between personal credit and business credit. So what is this distinction, and how should you handle business credit differently? How Personal Credit Works It’s most effective to describe how personal credit works,…

One of the main responsibilities you have as a small business owner is to manage your money as best as possible. That being the case, have you stopped recently to look and see where your business is at with finances? If not, now would be a great time to do so. Unlike larger companies, smaller ones have limits when it comes to resources. As a result, they must make sure they are cognizant of where their money goes at all times. There are several ways businesses can get into trouble with money, ways you should be aware of. Are Customers…

(Image source: www.pixabay.com) There’s one question that you always need to ask yourself when it comes to your business, and that question is: am I being too soft? When assessing your business, you may find yourself looking through the lens of rose coloured glasses. You might be quick to outline the strengths of your enterprise, but how about its weaknesses? You may not be as honest as you need to be. Perhaps your work is too close your heart, and you cannot separate yourself enough from it to allow a clear picture? However, not being able to assess your business…

With business travel becoming a part of everyday life for most companies, it’s becoming increasingly important that employers get it right. With employees having to spend their time in airports, lonely hotel rooms, dealing with jet lag and new destinations for designated periods of time, it’s something that needs to be made as stress free and comfortable as possible in order to keep employees happy. One of the best ways to do this is by using a business travel management system, here’s why: A 24-hour Service Booking your business travel using a business travel management system like the one provided…

For any professional, going freelance is exciting. You get the freedom and flexibility to set your own terms and work your hours. However, these benefits can sometimes pose unique challenges. One of such challenges is the sustainability of finances. A freelancer does not have a fixed income. This means that on some months, there will be more income and on others, there will little. This makes it paramount to include financial planning into the equation if you want to stay afloat as a freelancer. Here are top tips to manage your finances while bringing in more income. Staying Afloat on…

One of the keys to a successful business is knowing when and how to outsource different branches of the company. Outsourcing is a careful art and when balanced in the right way, it can ease the pressure on a business and help it to be more effective and ultimately more profitable. There are dangers when it comes to outsourcing however and you must ensure that you are outsourcing the right areas of your business and ensuring that you will see strong ROI on the outlay. Let’s take a look then at some of the areas which you should be outsourcing…

If you are running your own business then you will know that you are operating in dangerous waters and that there are far more failed businesses than there are successful businesses. It is for this reason that you must be constantly striving to avoid the mistakes of those who have failed before you. The reasons why businesses fails are wide and varied but there are some errors which many businesses have made in the past, which are easy to highlight and easy to stay away from, let’s take a look at some of the most popular reasons, and how you…

Many business owners will spend their time, effort and money on strategizing for success, searching for ways to exploit the market or trying to assess how they can sell more or improve their brand. Whilst the search for success should most certainly occupy the minds of those people in business, much attention should also be placed on the avoidance of failure. So many businesses collapse each year and whilst this does not bode well for many, you can use this to your advantage and learn from those who have made mistakes in the past. The reasons why so many companies…