Posts Tagged“business”

(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…

According to Pew Research Data between 2000 and 2015, the denial rates among different demographics have decreased, but the groups with the highest denial rates in 2015 have not changed since 2000. Back then, 44.6% of African-Americans were denied home mortgages, 31.4% of Hispanics were denied, and 22.3% of Caucasians were denied. Fast-forward 15 years, and the numbers are more encouraging, but equally disturbing. By 2015, 27.4% of African-American mortgage applications were denied, 19.2% of Hispanic mortgage applications were denied, and 10.9% of Caucasian applications were denied. The metric used to evaluate the change in Asian denials was only activated…

Make no mistake; the ever-growing army of small businesses in the UK continue to serve as a dominant economic engine.  There were 5.4 million businesses in the private sector at the beginning of 2015, for example, and this represents an incredible increase of 1.9 million since the turn of the century. Many of these ventures compete in similar sectors, and this means that there is an intense level of competition where even small differences can prove significant.  For product-oriented businesses, improving the delivery service that they offer represents an excellent way of increasing their market share. Here are three steps that can help…

With the increased growth of online distribution both business to business and for customers buying products online, there is a massive strain on courier services to deliver your goods efficiently and cheaply. You also want the piece of mind that your small business is getting the best price for distribution and that you are keeping your customers happy. Business Courier Service Whether you are sending parcels or boxes, you need a courier service that understands your shipping needs and can ship your package anytime to anywhere. Inxpress is an online delivery service that has built partnerships with world-class business couriers…

If you work in a lab and new equipment is needed, you may feel a bit overwhelmed with all the decisions that you have to make. It is vital that the equipment is of the highest quality so that your results are accurate, and you remain competitive with other labs. You must make sure, therefore, that your equipment makes you more efficient. Today, laboratory equipment suppliers have developed a number of products that incorporate new technological advances in more standard devices. So how do you know which ones to buy? Important Tips to Consider Before you buy your equipment, you…

If you’re ready to begin a new business venture, you’re probably concerned with startup costs. Many grand plans go awry because the costs of establishing a business are extortionary. Business management consultants routinely advise clients to keep costs as low as possible during the infancy stages of a new venture. The reason for this is clear: you need to preserve all of your resources for nurturing, developing, and growing your business. For this reason, it’s imperative to keep things under control. During the startup phase of operations, money is limited to the capital provided by the founders, angel investors, or…

The more options you, the better it is – they say. Truth is, making the right choice is more difficult when you have an abundance of options. The challenge remains the same when it comes to finding trusted and reliable lawyers like Prime Lawyers, who will demonstrate commitment and take responsibility, ethically, while presenting your case before the Court. With every passing year more and more people are pouring in the field of legal practicing and not all of them are equally skilled or follow the ethical ways while dealing with clients. This is why it is a matter of…

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…