Today I want to talk to you a little about how successful men and women in business can use their power for good and help out some of the new and younger entrepreneurs and business people that are coming through the ranks. To explain this fully I want to talk about my experience with the wonderful Arnon Dror. Arnon has lead a glittering career in business and management, gaining the title of VP in finance and operations for global giant Xerox and someone who through his hard work and high level professionalism, Read more [...]
My small business in Coconut Creek, Florida was never a hugely profitable one but it always ticked over and made me a small profit which was enough for me. In terms of marketing I used to hand out flyers and would place the odd advert in the local magazine, but I never really thought that it would bear much fruit. A chance meeting last year with a fellow business owner here in Coconut Creek made me think twice about marketing and she told me about the success she had had with a company called Etargetmedia. Read more [...]
We all have different ideas of what success looks like, to some it may be riches, others it may be fame and to some it may simply be a happy and fulfilling life. Whatever your idea of success is it makes sense to learn from someone who has already found theirs, and then try to learn from how they have gone about it. My good friend Eric Wetlaufer is someone who certainly has found great success both with his his company Fidelity and in his private life and he is surrounded by a beautiful family full Read more [...]
I have been in business with my partner Jason Proch for over 5 years now and we are slowly but surely seeing some signs of success. As any business owner will know, the first few years can be very difficult and one must look after every penny in the company. Unfortunately for myself and my partner, those first few years required a lot of traveling between America and the UK, which as you can imagine meant lots of flights from our base New York. In order to keep these costs to a minimum we had to Read more [...]
When your business hires staff how much of a background check do you carrying out the people that you are planning to recruit? In my experience the large number of companies would say ‘not very much’ when asked this question but the truth is that the failure to check people can cause a huge amount of issues. It isn’t important what the position is that you are hiring for, the very fact that you will be putting someone inside your business without first vetting them is a foolish act and here Read more [...]
Does your business make New Year’s Resolutions? If not then this could be the best time to implement them for the coming year. This is a strategy that I was discussing with the business mastermind Michael Giuffrida, a man who’s brains I picked just recently. Our lives may have moved in different ways but Mike actually grew up not too far from me in Connecticut, myself in Southington and he in Hartford. As it happens we went to school together but I guess we moved in different circles. Our love Read more [...]
There is no doubt that effective financial management is essential for business. If you are an entrepreneur running a new start-up or more established SME, then you need to make it a priority. Keeping on top of your business accounts will ensure that you don’t run out of cash, know the financial health of your business, and hit any necessary reporting deadlines that are legally required.
But what if you are new to handling business accounts or need a few tips on handling yours more Read more [...]
More and more businesses these days are using APIs to keep ahead of their competitors. API refers to “Application Programming Interface,” which is a specialized piece of computer code that enables 2 different databases or programs to communicate with each other and share operations. The REST API feature of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), for example, stands for Representational State Transfer, which usually uses http requests to get, put, post, or delete data.
API integration is crucial Read more [...]
Creating a strong and engaged workforce is vital for any business to succeed. This can be an issue in the UK though with employee engagement and retention being low. Recent studies have shown that only one in three UK workers report being happy or fully engaged in their work. Of course, this presents a big challenge for any business owners or team leaders.
Just how do you create a workforce that is strong, happy and there to stay?
Build with your workforce in mind
There are a few very effective Read more [...]
If you’re interested in entering the world of property, then you’re making a shrewd move. The value of the UK’s property sector is high, and it’s estimated that the housing sector alone in Britain is valued at over £7tn. From high-rise developments in urban centres and student cities to out-of-town housing estates and booming commercial lets, there are a whole host of opportunities for a budding real estate developer.
However, it’s not always a smooth road, and simply finding Read more [...]