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  • Health habits linked to low productivity

    Are your employees working as productively as they can do? If not it could be linked to a poor diet according to the results of a study.

     

    The study which was published in the ‘Population Health Management’ October edition showed that unhealthy lifestyle choices ultimately...

  • Do People Prefer To Use Microsoft Outlook Or Traditional Calendars
    Microsoft Outlook has long been a staple of our laptops, notebooks and desktop computers. It sits on our Start menus, waiting for us to finally come and pay it a visit. Most of us won’t ever bother – we prefer to use online software like Hotmail, Yahoo and Gmail. Yet, the email system on...

  • Presentations: Do's and Dont's of Keeping Your Audience Interested

    If you’ve ever had to present something in front of a group, then you probably know just how difficult it can be to keep your audience interested and engaged. Generally, this has little to do with how exciting your topic is. Neither is it an accurate reflection upon your ability as a speaker....

  • Building Financial Acumen and Competence

    Smart business people are able to view the business landscape, figure out a way to make money from a new technique, tip or solution, and then develop a strategy to get the desired results. We call that business acumen.

    We're all capable of that kind of thinking, aren't we? Look below...

  • How Best To Present Your Shop To Customers

    When it comes to running a successful shop, it can be difficult to know where to start. What should be your first priority – stock, marketing or presentation? They’re all vital to the success of a business, but they all require radically different plans of action. It’s easier to answer this...

  • 5 Elements of a Successful Business Website

    A well-done business website is an extremely valuable asset

    A business website gives a business the ability to share valuable information, and a place to begin building an online community. Through the website a business can increase leads, handle customer support, and gain an edge...

  • Trending: Getting Back to the Traditional Office

    For a lot of people, the notion of working from home can seem extremely enticing. Anyone who has ever been unfortunate enough to work in a dry, stuffy office environment knows how taxing it can be, especially during the winter months. 

    There's somewhat of a sea-change happening at the...

  • Kickstarter 101: Tips to Launch a Successful Project & Get Full Funding

    While Kickstarter can be a vital tool for wanna-be entrepreneurs, more than 55 percent of campaigns launched on the crowdfunding site are not successful, PCWorld reports. Of those roughly 60,000 businesses that do not make their funding goal, 40,000 of them don't even reach the 20 percent mark...

  • Tackling Your Business Shipping Costs: 3 Easy Ways

    Most “product heavy” businesses are often caught between rising shipping costs and customer demand for free delivery. You cannot leave your company’s method of transportation to chance. Choose the right mode of shipment, and you’ll cut back on your shipping costs and have happy customers. But...

  • Top Tips To Improving Team Spirit

    It’s not always easy to know whether or not your staff members are truly happy with their work. It’s very important, but it’s not always easy. A lot of people, especially in Britain, feel like their work and their wellbeing have to be two separate things – they go to work in order to...

  • Don't Trust Your Data to Automation

    I recently switched my financial system from a series of individually-managed spreadsheets to the popular financial-tracking service Mint. Lifehacker rated Mint as the "best mobile personal finance tool," and I was eager to offload the responsibility of sorting expenses and income by category...

  • What you need to know about commercial recycling

    Whether you’re looking to invest or get involved in a commercial recycling operation, it’s worth considering some of the general advantages and risks associated with the sector....

  • When Your Business Booms, Prepare for Increased Costs

    Tidal Petroleum Inc. was recently quoted as saying “Global demand will always grow while supply will become more costly to produce.”

    Sure, they were talking about oil, but they might as well have been talking about shoes, books, cupcakes, consultancies, or any type of business product...

  • Why Blogging is Important for Business

    Some people don’t believe that blogging on a company’s website is important. Those people would be wrong. With the boom in social media, it’s more important than ever to keep an updated and professional looking blog on your site.

    From the smallest mom and pop business all the way up...

  • Business Intelligence: Not Just for Big Business

    For many small-business owners, the idea of business intelligence is something best suited to large companies. Your busy trying to keep your operation running – you have no need for a complex, large-scale intelligence platform that requires extensive knowledge to operate and offers information...

  • Who's Managing Your SEO?

    Behind every successful woman is a string of successful search keywords. 

    There are many benefits of taking your business online, but if your blog posts and pages don't have strong SEO,...

  • 4 Steps to the Perfect Company Retreat

    Throwing a fun, effective, and memorable company retreat is very important for a company. A successful company retreat will boost morale, create deep interpersonal bonds, and give employees more of a reason to stay, and stay positive. 

    However, throwing a great company retreat takes a...

  • How to Expand Your Business Outside of the Home

    Launching a home-based business can be a thrilling experience that unlocks limitless potential to choose your destiny; you become the boss, you’re in control of your income, and you’re the one putting everything on the line.

    The entrepreneurial spark grows wildly in those that chase...

  • How to Rock Your Next Appearance at a Bridal Fair

    A bridal fair puts you in a position to reach loads of potential clients at the same time, but you’ll be competing with a slew of other vendors so you need to stand out. In order to lure brides to your booth and get them to express interest in your business, it’s vital to set yourself apart...

  • 3 Steps To Managing Your Business Reputation

    Every business has a reputation to protect. With the world becoming more internet savvy,  consumers can now easily check a business’s reputation.That means businesses need tounderstand how to maintain and repair their online reputations.

    Why? Because a business’s success can depend on...

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