With the advent of high-speed internet, more people are able to work from home. Working from home can be ideal for those who have children to look after or simply those who wish to avoid the rush hour traffic, and more and more companies are offering telecommuting as a perk. Working from home can be just as productive as working in an office. However, if you are going to make your home your workstation for more than the odd day, working on a cluttered kitchen tale is not ideal. It pays to ensure Read more [...]Continue Reading
Starting your own business from home is an exciting step. This form of work is one of the fastest growing in the world, with many professionals turning to home-based entrepreneurship as a career solution. It gives you the chance to manage your own business, avoid office politics, and retain control of your finances from the start. If you’re planning to set up shop at home, make sure you have these important steps covered to ensure success.
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Most Americans have at least one pet, which means the majority of your employees probably have a cat or a dog that they leave at home for at least eight hours a day. Have you ever considered allowing your workers to bring their furry friends with them to the office? If so, you are not alone.
In 2015, according to Society of Human Resources Management, 8 percent of American workplaces allowed employees to bring dogs and other small pets into the workplace. In 2013, only 5 percent permitted Read more [...]Continue Reading
Snowed under with emails, a phone that won’t stop ringing and a seemingly endless cycle of looming deadlines. Sound familiar? We all experience work-related stress at some point or another, but excessive amounts can interfere with productivity and have an adverse effect on our mental and physical wellbeing. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to take the pressure off at work - and office design is one of them. Let’s take a look at some of the ways in which the set-up of your work environment can Read more [...]Continue Reading
If you’re working in a small space, it can be easy for it to become disorganised. If you don’t stay on top of your administration or use the right equipment, in no time your office can become piled high with paperwork and cluttered with daily supplies. Not only can a disorderly and overcrowded office slow down productivity, it can also have an impact on overall morale and motivation. Fortunately, however, there are plenty of useful ways to maximise a modestly-sized office space. To help you create Read more [...]Continue Reading
Starting a business and becoming an entrepreneur is a rewarding experience, but there are some start-ups that land on best-of lists for their innovation. Here are five success stories born from the ideas of people oozing the entrepreneurial dream trait.
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In 1999, Tariqu Farid founded Edible Arrangements at a cost of $100,000. In six months, the company boasted $80,000 in sales revenues. With a home office in Wallingford, Connecticut, Read more [...]Continue Reading
Online startups come and go but there are ones that make noise, gain excitement from online users and quickly find their niche. These four up-and-coming online businesses define success and their growth potential is enormous.
Pinterest hit the online scene in March of 2010 and was founded by Ben Silbermann. Sure his "pinning and sharing" idea would be a success, he quit his day job in 2008, and after Pinterest went live, it boasted 3,000 registered users. The idea to "pin" the things Read more [...]Continue Reading