With Christmas well on the way, we now enter the most expensive period of the year, where we spend an excess of £24 billion as a country as part of our Christmas spending habits. With so much money to be spent on presents, food and decorations, it is understandable that it could cause an intense stretch on your purse strings as you try and make your finances last until your next payday. With that in mind, here are a number of ways to get you through a financially tight period of time.
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When it comes to your business, your clients are the key growth and success. While you can offer a great value service or product, without a strong client base, your business will struggle. But how do you go about increasing your number of customers? Here are five ways to attract more clients while also improving your business.
Grow Your Online Presence
While it's important to build an online persona for your business, there's a lot more to growing your business in the digital world than regular Read more [...]
All small business owners face challenges that threaten business continuity on a regular basis and it is no exaggeration to suggest that hiring a scalable, talented and proactive workforce is key to mitigating these ongoing risks and issues. Cost savings, scalability and expertise are factors that can enable an enterprise to flourish and target growth and there are numerous reasons why flexible workers are the best resource for SMEs to achieve these goals.
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Whether you’re in the process of starting your own business, or your existing business is growing steadily, you might be wondering what services are available for you to utilise to ensure your business operates as smoothly as possible. Here a five key areas to consider investing in that could help your business grow.
1. Seek advice from a business lawyer
A business lawyer can give you the knowledge and expertise that you need to get started. You may not need to keep a lawyer on your books regularly, Read more [...]
It can be daunting, heading into the world of business as a small business. It can be an even harder climb for women. The glass ceiling certainly exists, but it can be more unconscious than you think. People will take new entrants less seriously almost unconsciously. So you need to be able to quickly and effectively demonstrate that: yes, you are here to do business and you are serious about it. Here are three of the key strategies you need to employ to that effect.
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Maintaining a clutter-free working environment is a high priority for the majority of businesses; especially for improving productivity and staff morale, but are you really taking advantage of all available space?
Recent statistics indicate the majority of office buildings operate with a desk occupancy rate of just 45% and a meeting room occupancy rate of 60%, meaning you could be wasting more space than you thought. With this in mind, here are tips on how to transform the empty areas in your office: Read more [...]
Internet marketing is now an inseparable part of every company’s marketing efforts. There are so many potential customers to reach online. There are also better ways to measure the impact of online marketing tactics, since everything is quantifiable.
In recent years, a lot of online marketers and brands have made the switch to videos and video content. YouTube is definitely the platform to be on if you want to reach as many potential customers as you can. There are a few things to keep in mind Read more [...]
Many people growing up wanting to be a lawyer, perhaps it is the thrill of convincing people that you are right or the idea of proving people innocent when they have been accused of something. In reality becoming a lawyer is incredibly hard and those like Jonathan Bunge who have achieved it and gone on to great success like he has as one of the best lawyers in the whole of Chicago, have achieved such success through hard work and dedication. Before passing the bar and going on to be a lawyer however, Read more [...]
The pure size of China means that any effects on its economy are there for all to experience. However, the size of it can also mean that plenty of misconceptions can be formed - many of which don't have an ounce of truth.
The importance of this for the US investor should not be understated. You only have to take a look at a business like Bardwil Industries, run by the respected George Bardwil, to see how important China is for imports and helping his business evolve. The fact that this has been Read more [...]
First of all, let's excuse the awful food pun in the title of our article. However, joking aside, few would disagree that restaurants have become the core industry of a lot of private equity investors.
One only has to take a look at some of the biggest PE-firms around to see this in action. Marc J Leder and his Sun Capital firm now own countless restaurant chains, with Strada being one of the most popular. In fact, history seems to dictate that as soon as a private equity firm dabbles in this industry, Read more [...]