Category Archive: General Business

Kickstarting the Economy

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When the economy is struggling, unemployment is rising and the housing market has all but ground to a halt, you can be forgiven for feeling powerless as a consumer. However, it is individuals who keep the economy flowing, by spending and borrowing, saving and lending, and keeping money moving from place to place so that it can be spent again. Each time money moves around, there's the potential for a portion of it to be claimed by the government as tax–and while that's not something most people Read more [...]
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Trade Show Success: 5 Promotional Items Your Company Needs

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At a trade show, businesses want to stand out to the thousands of people who pass by an exhibit table or cubicle space. It is to any business's advantage to use promotional products to attract clients who happen to be walking by a trade show table. There are certain promotional products that tend to excite customers, and here are some of the top products that a business can use to further interest clients. 1. Logo Pens Pens are an affordable and great giveaway at trade shows too. For the business Read more [...]
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5 Start-Up Success Stories

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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. Edible Arrangements Image via Flickr by Edible Arrangements  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 [...]
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Go for quality every time

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Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish between the real thing and an imitation. They say you get what you pay for and although everyone in recent years has focused on expenditure and cost savings there are some economies that simply are not worth it. When it comes to reaching out to your clients and customers, past, present and potentially future, you must do it right. Presentation Presentation is very important. Whether we are talking about how you show your range of products on your website, Read more [...]
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Top Insights to Facilitate Selection of Proper Personal Protective Equipment for Chemical Industry

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Employees will inevitably be exposed to hazards in the event that the organization’s engineering and administrative controls are not viable or efficacious in bringing down the exposures to acceptable standards. Properly selected Personal protective equipment (PPE) will shield the employees against the entire gamut of risks that can fatally injure them. Why handling chemicals is fraught with risks? Numerous chemicals can inflict adverse effects on the uncovered skin which may range from contact Read more [...]
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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Conference

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You've escaped the office for a few days. Fantastic! However, you're not on vacation. You're attending a conference. Just as a well-planned leisure trip provides you with a refreshed mind and a recharged feeling, you can come away from your conference with the same positive experience. Here are five tips to help you squeeze as much as you can from this time away from the daily grind. Make Sure People Know Your Name Conferences demand a certain etiquette. For example, you really ought to wear a Read more [...]
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Smart Strategies to Get Rid of the Card Debt

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The best way to use a credit card and still keep on enjoying all the benefits offered by the service provider is to keep paying all the dues of the card on monthly basis. This way one can keep oneself debt free, have a great credit rating which ultimately turns into getting lower interest rates but still accumulating all the reward points along with free miles to enjoy free travel anywhere across the world and also keep getting free goodies against the accumulated reward points. Something not Read more [...]
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5 Business Communication Tools that Will Give Your Startup the Edge

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Pûpûkâhi i holomua is an old Hawaiian proverb that roughly translates to "Unite to move forward." In other words, all individuals of a team, whether it's a canoe or a start-up, must work in sync in order to achieve their goals. New technologies and breakthroughs in business communications can give your start-up the infrastructure it needs for success. VoIP Provides a Fresh Alternative to Traditional Phone Service Image via Flickr by FinleyGC360 Short for "voice over Internet Protocol," VoIP Read more [...]
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Points to consider before investing 

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When it comes to investments, merely following the herd doesn’t work as a single kind of investment might not benefit different persons. Investment depends on our individual financial conditions, our own circumstances and our ability to determine the best that works for us. Some education and exposure to the global market certainly helps.  A certain amount of market experience and flexibility is expected from an investor and following guidelines regarding investments can assist a person better Read more [...]
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A Backpackers Guide to Asia

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Going on a backpacking tour of Asia can represent a great way to see one of the world’s most diverse continents; whether heading into the depths of the Chinese countryside, exploring the variety of Southeast Asia, or visiting Japan, it’s possible to backpack at a relatively low cost. Make sure, though, that you get travel insurance, from a specialist like directasia, before you go to Asia, and avoid some common mistakes associated with a long trip through the continent. Visiting China A Read more [...]
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