Category Archive: General Business

Maintaining A Strong Business Partnership

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When you enter into business with another person as a partner or in a joint leadership role, the quality of your relationship can have a huge impact on the success of your business. Without a positive relationship with the right qualities, things can easily fall apart quickly. When things go wrong in a business partnership, the consequences can be both financially and emotionally disastrous. That’s why it’s important to put real effort into maintaining this delicate partnership. Get legal Read more [...]
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What You Need To Know Before Starting A Home-Based Business

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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. You need the right supplies. If you’re going Read more [...]
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What to Think About Before Relocating Your Business

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Moving a business from one part of the country to another is a big decision, and there are several things that you should take into consideration before you take the plunge and actually move everything over. Here are the main things to think about before relocating with your business. What type of business have you got? If you have a business, which relies mainly on the local people using your products and services, moving away to a different location might not be ideal. If business is going Read more [...]
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What You should Really be Looking for in an Ecommerce Fulfilment Service

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Ecommerce companies and businesses mostly rely on the Internet and the promotional tools the web offers for their business; the electronic means of communication is the major part of the operation. However, managers and entrepreneurs who start a web-based enterprise often overlook an equally important part of the business model: the logistics, the process of ensuring that the products they promise the customers arrive at the right address in good condition, in a timely manner and at reasonable costs. Read more [...]
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Before You Swipe: What You Need to Know About Business Credit Cards

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A business could either be a locally run start-up, or a large company with scores of employees. Either way, any type of business can utilize business credit in some fashion. These cards are a great source of additional capital and are easy to integrate into business transactions. There are different features for every business credit card out there. It’s a huge billion-dollar industry. There are some things you should know before getting a business card.   Determining Factors for a Card Read more [...]
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Packing, Protection and Productivity: Planning Your International Business Travel Trip

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Let’s be honest, business travel is no picnic a lot of the time, especially if you get delayed or some sort of incident disrupts your scheduled arrangements. There are several key steps that you can follow in order to reduce the prospect of something going wrong with your business trip, so here is a look at a few savvy tips that are normally worth following.   Getting through immigration   If you are heading off to an unfamiliar destination on a business trip, it makes Read more [...]
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Four Pointers for the Travelling Entrepreneur

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As an entrepreneur today, there can be a lot of travelling around. Whether you are driving a lot in your own region or flying around the world, there are a few things all traveling entrepreneurs need to keep in mind. Here are four pointers we have to help make your travels easy, enjoyable, and hopefully not too expensive! Find a Good Rewards Program Any entrepreneur that travels regularly needs to have a travel reward credit card and bank account. Which card and bank you go with will Read more [...]
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A Look at the Top Facts on South Africa’s Targets for Foreign Investment

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South Africa is doing well – very well, in fact. Minister Siyabonga Cwele, chair of the International Cooperation, Trade and Security cluster, was pleased to announce that between April 1 and December 31, 2015 (the three first quarters of the financial year), South Africa surpassed its target for foreign investment. And it didn’t just slightly surpass it. Its target was R 45 billion; the actual investments were almost R 20 billion more. Here’s a look at the top facts on South Africa’s targets Read more [...]
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Entrepreneurs and social media

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It may surprise you to discover that there are quite a number of business owners who are more reluctant to embrace social media than you would imagine. As this infographic illustrates, there are a number of reasons why entrepreneurs tend to hesitate when it comes to using all of the tools that are at disposal when you create a presence on sites like Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. Many observers would probably consider that entrepreneurs and social media are almost the epitome of a perfect Read more [...]
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Bringing in contract workers to help a business grow

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Business operations constantly change and whereas the norm was once for new businesses to develop a plan to employ a number of people to start with, today that has changed. Many young businesses simply don't have the initial finance available to take on full time employees from the beginning, and though they may want to in terms of the development of their plans, sometimes it's just not possible. If that's how you are situated there are ways to get the support you need without spending more than Read more [...]
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