Category Archive: General Business

The Pros & Cons of Renting or Buying an Office Space

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One of the things that a business owner should consider is whether to buy or rent an office space. It is one of the first and major decisions you need to make in order to start your own business. While it is important to know if leasing or purchasing an office space will be advantageous to your business, it is still best if you get an advice from the experts. Simply look for a reliable and experienced financial planner or commercial real estate professional to guide you and simplify the whole process Read more [...]
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Family Business Growth Means Expanding Your Business Horizons Globally

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Expanding a business globally is no easy task. But, if you can pull it off, it can help you survive the challenges of today’s tough economy. Here’s why some businesses decide to “level up” their brand.   What Is Globalization?   Globalization is the process of moving outside of domestic markets and embracing foreign ones. It doesn’t necessarily mean that a company abandons the domestic market. Rather, the business expands into overseas trade.   It’s Read more [...]
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How effective office design can help to keep stress under control

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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 [...]
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6 Essential Questions You Must Ask A Personal Injury Lawyer

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If you have been severely injured in an accident, you want to be assured that you will be have the best chance of getting compensation. A good accident lawyer could be the difference between an excellent result and going home with nothing. Here are some essential questions for personal injury lawyers that you must ask - and they should be happy to respond. Are You Qualified To Take The Case? Find out how long the lawyer has been practicing, and where they got their qualifications from. Look into Read more [...]
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Killer Ideas For Improving Your Business Website In 2015

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Credit If you want to make a real difference to your online success this year, it is vital that you look towards improving your website. There are a million and one ways you can tip the scales of balance in your favour, and we’re going to mention some of the most obvious ones this morning. At the end of the day, your website should accurately represent your business. However, it’s also important that you don’t over complicate things. Web users don’t like to work hard to find the information Read more [...]
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How to Design an Effective Outdoor Banner

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Summer is coming and it’s time to turn your attention outside. As the weather gets warmer your business is more visible outdoors. Perhaps you exhibit at trade shows, or you take part in summer events. Even if you do not go anywhere, people still have more opportunity during the summer to notice your business from the outside. Take advantage of this extra visibility by building outdoor banners into your marketing strategy. Outdoor banners can be impactful and striking, but only if they make use Read more [...]
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Get the Most from Your Next Trade Show

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Trade shows and conventions are great ways to connect with potential clients and to network with colleagues who can share best practices with you for marketing your company. You’ll be making an investment in time, money, and effort, so it only stands to reason that you want to get the most from your trade show experience. You will want to begin planning well in advance of the show so that you won’t forget any of the things that make your booth inviting and attractive to guests who stop by to Read more [...]
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How the exterior of your office affects brand perception

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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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Being a successful woman entrepreneur – Do you have it in you?

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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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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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