Posts Tagged“business”

When expanding a business beyond the original founders and business partners, hiring becomes a time consuming process. But are you taking it seriously enough? Who you hire will permanently impact the trajectory of your organization, for better or worse. 4 Tips for Making the Right Hires “Your job is to create relationships. Customers buy you, not just the services you’re selling,” says Kim Lewis, who was named the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce. “If you have the right people, you will have the technology. Surround yourself with the best people you can afford in…

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…

If you are new to business or about to enter the world, then you are going to need to be on your guard at all times from the possibility of absolute failure. Whilst this may sound dramatic, and potentially unnecessary, it is unfortunately the reality of the times in which we live. Whilst there are more businesses being created than ever before, there is also a higher percentage of new businesses collapsing than ever before and if you want to give yourself a higher chance of success then you need to learn the lessons from those who were forced to…

At the moment, when you need to travel for business, the most popular option available tends to be business class commercial flights. Small businesses have been using this type of transportation for years, but that could soon change thanks to a rise in small, private airlines. Now, private jet charters are quickly gaining in popularity for the business traveller and it isn’t hard to see why. While once reserved only for the wealthy, the cost of hiring a private jet has plummeted in recent years. So, what are the benefits of opting for private jet charters over business class? The…

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It’s true that email is a timeless way to connect with employees and team members. However, things are changing, and more and more companies are turning to video conferencing to collaborate. This movement has been met with rousing success, and it’s shaping the way employees are interacting with one another. The use of high quality video conferencing brings a multitude of benefits to your workplace. Here are some of the most noteworthy. Reduced Travel Costs For companies that work with employees or entities over long distances, video conferencing is a life saver. Businesses spend an average of $950 per trip…

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably wondering if it is a good idea to postpone having your babies until later in life. More and more women, like you, in today’s times, step out of college around the age of 25. They’re armed with an impressive bunch of degrees and qualifications, ready to take on the professional sphere. While expert doctors do recommend strongly that you have your babies before you turn 30, it is understandable that this is precisely the time when you find that you have to choose between having kids and professional success. Statistics Show that More…

In our ever-changing economic times, there are many risks for business or property owners, one of which is insolvency. In Q1 of 2017, an estimated 3,967 companies entered insolvency and there were 24,531 individual insolvencies. In this post, we aim to briefly explain what the risk of insolvency is and the options you can take when dealing with insolvency. What is Insolvency? First of all, we need to define what the legal term of insolvency means. It describes the situation where a debtor is unable to pay their debts and the two main types are: Cash Flow – when a…