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How the exterior of your office affects brand perception

From our earliest years, we’re told not to judge a book by its cover. However, in the world of business, snap judgements are mainstay. The fact is, if your firm doesn’t look the part, you’ll struggle to attract customers. This is why effective branding is so important, and as well as applying to your marketing material and products or services, this principle extends to your office building. When people arrive at your doorstep, they will either consciously or subconsciously glean a whole range Read more [...]
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Money Saving Suggestions For People Starting A Cleaning Business

If you’re looking to start a new business before the end of 2015, you could do a lot worse than focusing your efforts on the cleaning industry. While it might have changed significantly during the last couple of decades, the service provided by specialist firms is still pretty similar to how it was in the past. The only real difference is that you will need to adopt modern technology to ensure that all your clients are satisfied. Standards are high in the modern world, and you need to build a good Read more [...]
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Being a successful woman entrepreneur – Do you have it in you?

There are innumerable personality assessments and checklists available that can supposedly assist you in determining whether or not you have what it takes to become a successful businesswoman. They can be thought-provoking, fun and also interesting but even if you have failed the “do you have what it takes” tests that you find online, simply ignore the results and have faith in yourself. Most of such online tests will ask you some of the clichéd questions like “are you a great leader?”, Read more [...]
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6 Ways To Improve Your Business Website Right Now

Your website is the central hub of your web presence. It sells your products, explains your services and shows off your skills. More than that, it defines your brand and personality; it tells your story and connects with customers. It is essential that your website operates at its best. With that in mind, take a second today to rethink your site. Is it working as well as it could be? Here are six easy things you can do, right now, to improve your business website. image credit 1. Install a big, Read more [...]
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How To Extend The Life Of Your Company’s Machinery

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As a business owner, you are probably always looking for new ways to save money. However, one area you shouldn’t skimp on is your company’s machinery. To ensure that the products, you produce are of a high quality, it is essential that you invest in the best machinery on the market. After investing in good quality machinery for your company, you will then want to keep it in a good condition by maintaining it properly. If you take the time and make the effort to ensure that your machinery is Read more [...]
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What Should You Do If You Are Injured on Someone Else’s Business Premises?

A major part of running your own business is collaborating with other companies and clients. Sometimes dealing with other people necessitates a visit to their business premises. Unfortunately, there is always a risk when you visit somewhere that you're unfamiliar with. While all the employees will have received safety and health training, you aren't aware of the hazards present. You could end up suffering an accident or injury while visiting someone else at their premises, through no fault of your Read more [...]
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Easy Guide To Areas Of The Law That Could Affect You

When you are trying to understand all the different areas of the law that may affect you in life, there is a lot to take in. It is usually better to speak to a lawyer that has committed his or her work life to a single area of the law where they can truly excel. This specialist often delivers expertise and experience to help you with your specific case. If you are unsure where to start when it comes to picking the right lawyer for you, here are some basic guidelines to give you an idea about each Read more [...]
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Important Things To Consider If You Have Business Vehicles

source Many businesses couldn’t operate without essential vehicles. Delivery trucks are vital for the commerce industry. Company cars are backbone of many modern business. In the construction and manufacturing industry, industrial vehicles are essential. Managing a large fleet of vehicles is not easy for business owners. There is a lot to bear in mind, not least maintenance, insurance and security. Today we’re exploring the intricacies involved in business vehicles. If you’re looking to Read more [...]
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7 Interesting Ways to Get the Best from Your Workforce

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No business can become a success unless its employees are on the top of their game. But every workforce goes through good times and bad times. The key is to maximise the good times and minimise the bad ones. This isn’t easy, but it’s necessary. Being the kind of boss that’s strict and overbearing won’t make your employees more productive, this is a mistake a lot of employers make. Instead, you should look for new ways to get the most out of them. Here are 7 of the best! 1. Give Them Unique Read more [...]
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Succeed in Business by ALWAYS watching the Bottom Line

We all feel the need to listen to the advice of others at times, of course, but it has to be said that there are times when you can get more than a little confused. If you ask a dozen different men and women for guidance, you can sometimes get twelve totally different replies in return. No wonder we find ourselves in turmoil after asking. This scenario applies to the business world as much as it does to any other. It is always hard to become successful in business, of course – if it was easy we Read more [...]
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