To most people, the idea of running even one business seems like a source of stress, but for some plucky entrepreneurs, one isn’t enough – several have at least two active companies under their belts. Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, for example, runs both Twitter and another firm – a payments company called Square. And he’s not the only one: plenty of businesspeople have fingers in more than one pie, and it’s definitely possible to do. Just how do they manage it, and what’s their secret? Read more [...]
If you are thinking of beginning to trade on the financial markets, then the two major players that most people start with are forex or stocks. For the newcomer to trading though, it may be unclear as to which is the best. Many investors now are choosing the forex market for the many advantages that it has over trading on the stock market.
Forex v stocks – what is the difference?
Before we look at why forex is often the better market to trade on, it is worth clarifying the difference Read more [...]
We all know that sinking feeling when a business case or procurement request comes across our desk – after the first thought of ‘how much is this going to cost me’ quickly comes the second thought process; ‘how on Earth are we going to find this?’
This is where the internet can be your key ally. Why waste time with proposals, pitch meetings and endless PowerPoint presentations when you can streamline the entire process from start to, well, the start of your project.
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Starting a business requires more than brainstorming and generating tons of ideas. What matters is the execution steps, because when you merely have ideas and no real action, things can't be realized.
In other words, great ideas need a step-by-step execution to make things happen.
Thus, if you have a dream to start an online store from scratch, congratulate yourself, because there is no better time than now. First things first, however, you'd need to turn a "dream" into goals.
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If you are looking to enter the business world as part of your career, then you are likely to be a fairly ambitious person. Whether you have plans to become a middle manager and lead a team of your own or have grander ambitions such as becoming a company director, you have many options available in terms of making your mark on the business universe. With this in mind, here are some top tips for working your way to the top in the dog-eat-dog world of business
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The word bankruptcy has been associated with a kind of evil that nobody should be talking about. We usually think of a person who has lived a life of extreme extravagance on a very average income and that is why he or she is in a position to be filing for bankruptcy.
Reasons to File for Bankruptcy
However, this is simply not the case most of the time. A state of bankruptcy is simply defined as owing more than you can pay, so you ask the government to step in and help you with your position.
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Lots more businesses today are opting to outsource several key components of their business operations and processes, and one of the most frequently outsourced components is packaging. Contract packaging services can be your invaluable partner for the proper packaging of your products, helping you reduce costs in the long term as well as enhancing your product and brand’s image and your company’s credibility. If you are still debating whether or not to outsource to a contract packaging service, Read more [...]
Productivity and efficiency are two very important things for small companies. Since they have a limited amount of resources, they always want to improve these two factors. Large companies can always allocate resources to handle big workloads, but this is impossible for small organizations.
When you’re working with a limited budget there is no room for errors and efficiency needs to be at a maximum if you want to get ahead.
Today we will present four approaches small IT companies take to Read more [...]
Before 1950, checks were a very expensive commodity and only a few select banking customers were offered them. In those days, banks were used to keep savings and payments were made using cash only. However, as business activity started to increase, these businesses have had to increase their productivity and offer more competitive rates. The result is that they came to understand that printing business checks for banking made a lot of financial sense.
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Young lawyers often dream of breaking free and going solo. Working for a large firm has its benefits, but it’s easy to get disillusioned with the process if you’re doing all the work and getting little of the credit. Going solo is one option, but it isn’t something for the light hearted. You need to be head strong and confident in your ability. At a networking event recently, I spoke to three lawyers who told me all about the mistakes they wish they could have avoided along the way.
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