Project management trends you need to implement right now

2017 shaped up to be a year full of business opportunities and trendy management tools to help create a better, more stable and more efficient business. Want to know how the project management field has changed over the past couple of months? Continue reading “Project management trends you need to implement right now”

Adopting Forward Thinking Engineering Systems

One way for an industrial business to take the initiative on helping the environment is to plan for the most efficient and eco-friendly engineering systems. Gas separation and compression are used by a wide range of industries from aviation to electronics to mining. The purpose is often to isolate different elements such as nitrogen and oxygen. Continue reading “Adopting Forward Thinking Engineering Systems”

What B2B Startups Need to Know About Business Continuity

They say all you need is a great idea and the will to develop it. This, unfortunately, is the farthest thing from the truth. A great idea will get you nowhere and, most often, a professional team and months of work invested also don’t do the trick. Continue reading “What B2B Startups Need to Know About Business Continuity”

Advice for Businesses Who Want to Invest in Commercial Property

When times are tough, the commercial property market is likely to suffer. In an economic downturn, real estate suffers heavily. Un-finished developments surrounded by cranes and barbed wire are not an un-common sight. Keeping this in mind, a large number of investors and businesses shy away from investing in commercial properties. However, keen investors can close lucrative deals after weighing all the pros and cons of a commercial property. Continue reading “Advice for Businesses Who Want to Invest in Commercial Property”

Why Green Buildings are Productive Offices

An average employee spends about 40 hours a week in the office. As their job demands increase, they expect more from their employers. This is not about requesting a salary increase or a promotion. Employees demand green and sustainable buildings to their bosses because it makes their day jobs less miserable. Continue reading “Why Green Buildings are Productive Offices”

Scheduled Updates – An Ergonomic Guide to Rethinking Your Office Space

Innovate or perish. Sounds dramatic, doesn’t it?

However, it may not be such a bold statement after all. Innovation is a driving force in cutting edge tech companies, and there’s no reason why all companies, large or small, shouldn’t adopt an attitude of innovation. A big part of being innovative is updating, as you need to always think about how you can change and reform your business for the better. Continue reading “Scheduled Updates – An Ergonomic Guide to Rethinking Your Office Space”

How to Manage Your Commercial Property Portfolio

Making sure your investments are as profitable as possible is always a challenge, and managing a portfolio of commercial properties might be one of the hardest, but the rewards it can bring to the savvy investor are great, so here are some essential things to bear in mind. Continue reading “How to Manage Your Commercial Property Portfolio”

What to Look for in a New Office Space and Where to Find One

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of working in a dull, drab and lifeless office space, you’ll be able to vouch for the fact that it’s not a particularly inspiring place to be. So, if you’re in the market for a new office for your business, you need to make sure it’s somewhere that fosters the right creative environment for your company. Continue reading “What to Look for in a New Office Space and Where to Find One”

Health and Safety Best Practice for Aerial Workers

Health and safety training in the outdoor workplace is essential, especially for those who are working at height. These environments naturally attract greater danger, especially in professions such as tree surgery, where potentially dangerous equipment including chainsaws are in use.

In this article we’ve given a summary of health and safety practices for aerial workers. Continue reading “Health and Safety Best Practice for Aerial Workers”

Property, Budget, Locations: An Evaluation of Bangalore’s Realty Market

Being the fifth largest city of India with a population of 9+ millions, Bangalore is one of the most preferred investment destinations of India. It is also known as Silicon Valley is one of the fastest growing cities of southern India since past few years. Being a major IT hub of India, it is a metropolitan city which is experiencing a robust real estate development. The city has premier educational institutes, hospitals, shopping centres and other infrastructural amenities which makes it one of the qualities. With the growth of IT companies, rapidly increasing number of high net-worth individuals and expanding road network are the major driving factors behind the growing real estate. Continue reading “Property, Budget, Locations: An Evaluation of Bangalore’s Realty Market”

10 Facts you MUST KNOW Before Using Tenement Service

A mining tenement is basically a licence to explore and extract minerals from a piece of land, and the process in rather complex, involving submitting the appropriate forms to the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP). If you are in the mining industry, and thinking of applying for a mining tenement, here are some important points to consider. Continue reading “10 Facts you MUST KNOW Before Using Tenement Service”

3 Critical Considerations for Your New Business Office

The task of setting up a new business office can be confusing and overwhelming.  There are so many things to consider and it’s challenging to determine what needs to be done first.  Combine this huge To Do list with signing a lease for your office space, hiring personnel along as well as purchasing office equipment and you can see why savvy business owners opt for serviced offices. Continue reading “3 Critical Considerations for Your New Business Office”

A composite study of Real Estate Performance – 2016 Results

Kolkata has always been considered the underdog of Indian real estate market but seeing how the city is showing signs of stability even when the Indian real estate market is about to hit the real estate bubble, is slowly bringing Kolkata in the limelight. In the recent times, Kolkata Real Estate has been in the news for all the right reasons – from finding itself on the top in the list of cities with least commercial space vacancy to new infrastructure developments aimed at the growth of Kolkata property market. Continue reading “A composite study of Real Estate Performance – 2016 Results”

How to Raise Your Property Value By Updating the Exterior

When it comes to houses, you can’t overstate the value of a good exterior. A house needs to be attractive from the outside, or it’s going to suffer in the appraisal process. Owning a home is a significant investment, so you want to make sure that your house doesn’t lose value over time as it starts to look older on the outside. Alternatively, if you’re a realtor or broker who is trying to sell a house, then you want to make sure it stays attractive to your clients. Reports are saying that millennials don’t want to invest in properties that require extensive renovation—they want something luxurious that they can move into right away. So if you’re in charge of selling a house on the market, you want to make it look good, and one of the easiest ways to do that is by making sure that it has good siding. Continue reading “How to Raise Your Property Value By Updating the Exterior”

The Importance of Interior Design for Your Business

Running a business is always a challenge in even the best of times. In the modern world, we face increasing pressure from global competitors and economic downturns, which further increases the pressure on our bottom line. As every business owner knows, it is vital to be on top of your game when it comes to ensuring success. Any complacency is soon detected by customers and your competitors who will not hesitate to capitalize on the opportunity, should it ever present itself. Continue reading “The Importance of Interior Design for Your Business”

3 Ways to Boost the Sophistication of Your Business Location

Because many commercial locations don’t have the warmth and sophistication that some businesses want, it can be difficult to know how you can renovate or remodel your space in order to make it into something that exudes class and luxury. Especially if your business is in a more high-end industry, your clients and customers may expect your store to look a certain way. So to help you better achieve this type of look, here are three things you can change about your store to make your business location look more sophisticated.

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The Top Benefits of Getting a Security Guard with an SIA Licence – What You can Expect

Getting the right security guard is not always easy. Choosing the right one will ensure your property or business is safe and well taken care of; choosing the wrong one can either be a waste of time, or worse, could invite bad luck and a great deal of headache. Those wanting to employ the services of a security agency should be strict with their requirements and insist only on the best. But how do you ensure that your security guard is truly qualified? What should you look for? There’s a simple solution. Here are the top benefits of getting a security guard with an SIA licence – what you can expect. Continue reading “The Top Benefits of Getting a Security Guard with an SIA Licence – What You can Expect”

The Importance of Professional Indemnity Insurance for Engineers

As an engineer, you likely already have some form of insurance. However, one type of insurance you may not have considered is professional indemnity cover.

Designed to protect you in the event of a claim being made against your business, this type of insurance can prevent you from losing your company if anything does go wrong. When you look at it like that, you realise exactly how important it can be! So what benefits, besides preventing you from losing your business, does professional indemnity insurance provide? Continue reading “The Importance of Professional Indemnity Insurance for Engineers”

3 Ways to Update Your Office Decor to Boost Productivity

While you may want your business to be a place where people enjoy working, as an employer, you’ve also got to be concerned with the bottom line. If people aren’t working productively, they’re not being effective at their jobs and contributing to the ultimate success of your company. However, productivity and blandness are absolutely not mutually exclusive. In fact, a sterile work environment may actually be detrimental to the productivity of your employees. So to help make your workspace more conducive to productive work hours, here are three ways you can update the decor of your office to boost productivity.

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Ensuring Your Business is Following the Correct Recycling Regulations

These days, there are a lot of rules and regulations in place that businesses have to adhere to. One of the most important regulations, besides health and safety, that you need to follow is recycling.

Due to the threat of global warming, the government is more concerned with lowering carbon emissions and protecting the environment than ever before. Not only that, but some sectors require strict, specialised recycling measures to ensure their waste is eliminated safely and correctly. Is your company following the correct recycling regulations? Find out below… Continue reading “Ensuring Your Business is Following the Correct Recycling Regulations”

How To Transform Your Home Office Into A Creative Hubspot

When people think of designing their home offices, they think about it in a mundane way. Some people just use a spare room with a desk, chair, computer, telephone, and printer. Others make the effort to find the right furniture, lighting, and ventilation.

Yet few people think about creating the right ambiance.  Continue reading “How To Transform Your Home Office Into A Creative Hubspot”

The Business of Building a Home: Things Not to Do

From the moment of birth, life is filled with people telling you what you can and can’t do. As a child, you’re constantly told to not touch things and to stop crying, but you’re also told to smile at visitors, let them hug you, and do things like eat your vegetables. It’s a necessary part of life. In order to learn how to operate on a day to day basis, you have to be told what is socially acceptable and what is not, or else behaviors are left as a free for all based upon the whims of your emotion.

As you get older, the issue of being told what to do and what not to do doesn’t go away. You’re able to say no easier, but it’s still a part of everyday life. When you’re in the business of building a home, you’re going to be told what you can and can’t have a lot and you’re going to be told what you can and cannot do. Here are some of those things you can’t do when building a home on the business aspect of things: Continue reading “The Business of Building a Home: Things Not to Do”

Automation is Streamlining Business

The greatest asset in any business is its people. The knowledge, heart, and skill they bring to the table are irreplaceable. Yet some people feel that our inability to substitute for those human elements is reason not to substitute for other things that a worker can do. This is misguided thinking.

The most obvious example of this is automation. When manufacturing began to create new ways to mechanize tasks on the assembly line, there was a great outcry about the jobs that would be lost. What was missed with that conclusion was that there would still be humans to build and maintain the machines and that there were always plenty of jobs that a human would have to do.

And more importantly, automation allows humans to be used where their strengths are greatest and most irreplaceable. The menial tasks in any workplace that used to require the commitment of many man-hours of labor can now be handled by automated systems that free up human workers for more skilled tasks. Continue reading “Automation is Streamlining Business”

Top 8 tips for creating a safer office

Ask anyone what the most important thing at work is and they might say having a positive work environment. I agree with this completely – with one small caveat. I totally value the importance of having a positive work environment, but would like to drill down a little further into this statement. Bear with me, if you will. Having a positive work environment is impacted by a couple of key things, and one of these is safety. Having a safe work environment makes people feel more secure about their workspace which in turn creates a better feeling in general. If you ever have had the displeasure of working in an environment where safety isn’t a focus, it’s likely you feel as though that management does not care about you and your wellbeing! Not very positive for morale… A safe workspace isn’t something that happens by chance – far from it. You need to take a very systematic approach to finding the best way to keep safe, and remaining focused on fixing any hazards or risks. Continue reading “Top 8 tips for creating a safer office”

Project Management Strategies

Project management is integral for any manager to understand and work on to develop. There are multiple stages which affect the outcome of a project in terms of success or failure, and understanding these nuances are critical for managers. Each stage in the life cycle of a project has its own set of challenges and models for managing them, which is why, project management is increasingly being recognised as a technical area where knowledge transcends for many related disciplines. This is an interesting infographic that provides insights for practitioners and students of project management strategies.

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3 Things to Think About When Offering Your Employees Access to A Company Car

Depending on the type of work your business does and the amount of travel you or your employees must take on, you may be considering getting a company car. While this can be a great choice for some business owners, it could also be a financial and cultural detriment to your company if this venture isn’t taken on with the right amount of forethought and preparation. So to help those business owners contemplating obtaining a company car or cars for employee use, here are three things to think about before making your final decision. Continue reading “3 Things to Think About When Offering Your Employees Access to A Company Car”

3 Tips To Keep Your Business Functioning During Maintenance or Repairs

Although no one wants to have to plan for unexpected maintenance or repairs at their place of business, the reality is that things break, malfunction or need updating even at work. The difference between having maintenance or repairs done at home and having them done at work is that what would just be an inconvenience at home is now costing your company money at work due to lost business. However, there are some things you can do to help minimize the effects maintenance or repairs can have on your business’s functionality. To find out how, here are three tips to keep your business running as close to normally as possible in the midst of maintenance or repairs. Continue reading “3 Tips To Keep Your Business Functioning During Maintenance or Repairs”

The Top Benefits of Getting a Security Guard with an SIA Licence – What You can Expect

Getting the right security guard is not always easy. Choosing the right one will ensure your property or business is safe and well taken care of; choosing the wrong one can either be a waste of time, or worse, could invite bad luck and a great deal of headache. Those wanting to employ the services of a security agency should be strict with their requirements and insist only on the best. But how do you ensure that your security guard is truly qualified? What should you look for? There’s a simple solution. Here are the top benefits of getting a security guard with an SIA licence – what you can expect. Continue reading “The Top Benefits of Getting a Security Guard with an SIA Licence – What You can Expect”

The Importance of Location When Renting Commercial Property

When starting a new business or expanding your start-up company out of your home, it is important you find the best commercial property. There will be a lot of different factors that determine the most ideal property for your business, depending on its size, aims and needs.

The first place many business people will look to find a new commercial property for rent will be online, with places like London & Cambridge Properties offering many options. It is important you think about what you want from the property before browsing and making a decision, with location one of the most important elements. Continue reading “The Importance of Location When Renting Commercial Property”

What to Consider When Investing in Commercial Property

There has been plenty in the news over the past few years about the rising house prices and how buying to rent residential property offers excellent investment opportunities at the moment. While that is true, it’s not the only property that is worth investing in to make a profit.

For both business and individuals, investing in commercial property to rent out to companies offers a number of advantages. You get capital growth and income return from investing in commercial property in the UK, whether purchasing shops, industrial or other retail buildings. There are a few important things to consider before investing however.     Continue reading “What to Consider When Investing in Commercial Property”