Why Documenting Your Start-Up’s Progress-Records is Important

It’s been extensively taught as part of the engineering curriculums in many higher education learning institutions, that businesses, companies, start-ups and other ventures should have their progress documented with as much detail as possible. If you are indeed operating a start-up, keeping records of all your progress is just about as important as getting the core work done. Continue reading “Why Documenting Your Start-Up’s Progress-Records is Important”

Why Buying Local Matters

Have you ever noticed how communities and neighbourhoods tend to define themselves or get defined by how “prosperous” their residents collectively appear to be? It may not be all too obvious at first thought, but if you know exactly what to look out for, you’ll catch it in even the subtlest of communications. Continue reading “Why Buying Local Matters”

Basic Technical Skills Every Business Owner Should Have

Most business owners start out running their entire business all by themselves, which is a period in your life that can make for some exciting but very demanding times. The first few minutes of the day could have you clearing up your desk and dusting up here and there, but by the end of the day you might find yourself having played a range of different roles in your business, from being your own personal assistant to acting as an entire marketing team and emailing prospects, or even pushing sales yourself. Continue reading “Basic Technical Skills Every Business Owner Should Have”

Storing Petrol Onsite: What you need to know

There’s many reasons why you might want to store petrol onsite for business and commercial purposes. However, you cannot simply go out and invest in petrol and then hold it any old place on your premises. There’s a number of rules and regulations you need to follow for safe holding of this fuel to ensure that you and your employees are protected and indeed to make sure your stored petrol is kept in top condition for use. Continue reading “Storing Petrol Onsite: What you need to know”

Take Advantage of Tax Season to Save Your Business Money

As a small business owner, you likely dread the end of the year. Why? Well now is the time to begin generating financial reports so that you can be prepared for tax season. With all the local and federal laws pertaining to taxes for small business owners, it can often be enough to make you scream. Be that as it may, there are opportunities for businesses to take advantage of the tax season and look for ways to save money instead of forking it over to the government. Continue reading “Take Advantage of Tax Season to Save Your Business Money”

Gift ideas for business owners

Anyone who starts up and runs a small business or buys one is going to be working extremely hard to make his or her business a success. It involves long hours, lots of brainstorming, fulfilling contracts and much of the time very exhausting. Continue reading “Gift ideas for business owners”

Be a Better Entrepreneur by Shopping Smarter

In navigating a complex business world, it’s good to have a guide.  Not in a traditional sense, like a sherpa, or someone to tell you the answer to every question, but a reliable source of information (person, website, etc.) to help put you on the right path or clear up murky decision-making waters.  Because businesses don’t operate in a vacuum, not mine, and assuredly not yours.  You need to be aware of the economic climate, yes; interest rates, corporate tax rates in your state, other payroll expenses and deductions, and many many more.  But you also need to be aware of the market that you serve, and to do that means understanding people. Continue reading “Be a Better Entrepreneur by Shopping Smarter”

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