The 5 Commandments of a Successful Exhibition

Exhibitions are one of the best ways to get up close and personal with potential customers and people who may be interested in what your business has to offer. However, many businesses come away from exhibitions disappointed because they did not get the results they hoped for. Below are five commandments you should follow, so that the next event you attend is a roaring success. Continue reading “The 5 Commandments of a Successful Exhibition”

Building a First-Class Support Team with Local Service Providers

Running a small business places great demands on you, demands that you may find difficult to meet unless you have a first-class support network in place. All businesses rely on third-party service providers to a certain extent but new start-ups, with limited financial resources to spend on recruitment and salaries, rely on outside service providers to a much greater degree than global multinationals who can afford to hire their own full-time specialists. If you want to make it through your first year in business and beyond, you will need to have a team of local service providers on whom you can rely completely. How you find and build long-term relationships with such businesses in your part of the country is the topic we are going to discuss in detail in this article. Continue reading “Building a First-Class Support Team with Local Service Providers”

7 Fundamental Rules for the Perfect Pack and Move

Packing up your possessions and relocating to a new home is something that most people will go through in their lifetime. This experience can bring on a variety of emotions, from excitement to heartbreak. The feeling that we can all relate too is the grief of packing your whole life into a few boxes and into the back of a truck. Continue reading “7 Fundamental Rules for the Perfect Pack and Move”

5 Reasons Why a Working Capital Loan Can Be a Good Choice For Your Business

Being at the head of a small business is a big responsibility. You are in charge of your own livelihood as well as those of your staff. When others depend on you for their paycheques, sound finances are crucial. The financial challenges facing small business in today’s economy are often the biggest difficulty facing any owner. One must carefully keep track of daily expenses, payroll costs, and other outflowing cash. Meanwhile, it is critical to continue maintaining a focus on developing your business. Creating independent revenue streams is your goal. That’s certainly easier said than done. Looking for ways to slash your operating expenses doesn’t always create sufficient savings. Rather than worrying about digging your business into a hole and closing due to a lack of operating funds, think about the benefits that come from securing a private working capital loan. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why a Working Capital Loan Can Be a Good Choice For Your Business”

YOUR LAST WILL & TESTAMENT: WHAT CAN GO WRONG WITHOUT ONE?

“PUT YOUR LIFES’ WORK IN THE BEST OF HANDS”

One of the greatest writers of all times Charles Dickens wrote one of his best pieces ‘Bleak House’ around the drama of a last will and testament.

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Why More and More Companies Are Choosing to Phone a Friend

As the demand for instant and constant streams of communication has grown over time, businesses have had to adapt to this ever increasing volume of calls, texts and voicemails.  Often, this can be too much for the in-house secretary, desk attendant or assistant.  Especially with larger companies, it is almost impossible to maintain a small group of dedicated customer service representatives without the workload becoming overwhelming.  This is why, in recent years, communication services have begun to pop up and offer a multitude of outside services to aid larger companies in dealing with the volume of customer relations that they have to monitor on a daily basis.  These businesses often assist secretaries and personal assistants in handling one mode of communication so that they are more open to handling other aspects of client communication and involvement.  Continue reading “Why More and More Companies Are Choosing to Phone a Friend”

A Different Approach to Financing Your Business Operations

When most people think of financing their business operations, be it a start-up venture or an expansion to an existing business, the very first source of funding that pops into mind is the bank. Turning to the banks isn’t a bad initiative at all, especially when you think about it from the point of view of the banks in terms of their approach to lending money for business owners. If a bank agrees to lend you money, what they’re essentially saying to you is that they truly believe that your business is going to be successful enough for them to get their money back with interest, as per the terms and conditions of the loan. As you may know by now, banks just don’t take risks with the money they lend out, which can often work out rather negatively for those business ideas which don’t fit into the traditional mould of what a traditional business is perceived to be. Continue reading “A Different Approach to Financing Your Business Operations”

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