You might have heard the adage that says, spend money more if you want to earn more. It is good that you are managing your business with savings that you have accumulated so far, however, have you thought about taking a loan for your business? As a growing business, don’t you think, you should go with a loan to further boost its growth. Continue reading “Good to Great of Loan for your Business Activity”
Starting a business can be expensive, especially if you need bespoke equipment to get the show on the road. Computers are not so expensive these days, but if you want to invest in some top-of-the-range Apple Macs to power your graphic design agency or you need lasers for a beauty salon, the costs will soon begin to bust your budget. The good news is that there are several ways you can save money and maintain a positive cash flow for your startup. Continue reading “How to Minimize the Cost of Purchasing Business Technology”
Opening a restaurant is tough. There is so much to do and so little time to do it.
You need to hire a wait staff and cooking staff, you need to rent commercial space, you need to order food, obtain the proper licenses, pass health inspections, and so much more. Continue reading “6 Challenges You Will Face as a Restaurant Owner and How to Overcome Them”
Making sure that all aspects of your business are connected is a fantastic way to save both time and money. The last thing that you want is to find out that two areas of your business are wasting their efforts by carrying out the same duties. It can also be disastrous if different aspects of your business are running without a unified strategy. While one part of your team might be heading in a certain direction, the rest of your team might be moving in another. This level of chaos will make it almost impossible for you to inspire confidence in your potential clients. Continue reading “3 ways to ensure all aspects of your business are connected”
As Australia’s $222 billion retail industry enters the fight of its life against e-commerce giant Amazon, the advice from industry experts is clear: know your enemy, lift your game or risk going out of business. Since April, when Amazon confirmed its plans to open an Australian distribution centre in 2018, the retail industry has been in a state of flux. Expert commentary has wavered between catastrophic predictions and share price downgrades, to reassurance and soothing tones. Continue reading “How Australian retail can ward off the Amazon effect”
Setting up your new business is a rewarding, exciting, if not stressful time of your life. You’re about to launch something that could completely revolutionize your life, and you’re finally able to work for yourself rather than for someone else’s company. Getting started is probably one of the hardest parts of being a business owner. You’ve got to try to work two jobs at once – unless you can take a break from a full-time salary. You’ve got to create a business plan that can withstand intense scrutiny. You’ve got to find ways to attract customers. You need to plug any skill gaps and work out whether you need contractors or in-house employees. Continue reading “Business Funding Routes You Probably Haven’t Considered Yet”
Money talks, and if you’re a business owner, it’s got an especially loud voice. As Forbes notes, eight of ten businesses fail and, for the vast majority of those, the reason is that they simply run out of money. So, how do you avoid falling down a financial black hole? Here are some steps to take to ensure that you stay on top of your money, rather than letting it get the better of you: Continue reading “What steps should you be taking to keep your finances in check?”
The most important role for any small business owner is managing cash flow. Let’s face it, without bucks there would be no buck rogers, so keeping your eye on the cash coming through your business is a necessary function if you want to survive. However, there are times when you need some extra cash. Maybe it is because you are growing too fast, or maybe you need to buy new equipment. Either way, a little extra cash every now and then can come in handy. Here are five hacks to help get you the money you need for your small business. Continue reading “5 Hacks to Get Money for Your Small Business”
Creating systems is a really important way to enable growth within a business. Many people firstly think of improving leadership, skills and finance for growth and overlook building an organised and systematic approach to running the business. Continue reading “Enabling business growth through systems”
Having a poor credit report can affect you in a multitude of different ways. Not only does a poor credit score limit you from borrowing more money in the future, it can also get in the way of finding great jobs, as many employers – especially those working with finances – will run a credit score on job applicants beforehand. Continue reading “How to Improve Your Credit Score Before Starting Your Business”
Have you been dreaming about opening your own business? A lot of small business owners can get wrapped up in the wonderful idea of owning their own business, without properly preparing themselves and their company for the rocky road ahead. Since many small business owners aren’t taking the proper steps to ensure success, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently found that, “about half of all new establishments survive five years or more and about one-third survive 10 years or more. As one would expect, the probability of survival increases with a firm’s age.” Continue reading “Tips for Keeping Your Small Business Running for 5+ Years”
It takes time to build a successful business. In the beginning, you may begin as a sole trader, but as the business grows, there will come a point when you think about incorporating or forming an LLC. You don’t have to do this, but there are many good reasons to take this step, and if not now, then at some point in the future. Continue reading “Top 5 Reasons to Incorporate”
Your first year in business will be both one of your most exciting and stressful times of your life. Fortunately, things can go much more smoothly if you know how to brand your company correctly.
Here are some general guidelines to follow (and some common mistakes to avoid). Continue reading “Branding Do’s and Don’ts for New Business Owners”
As a small business, reducing your bottom line to let your profits flow is by far the most important thing. You can be making $10,000 in sales every week, but if your business costs $8,000 to maintain, it will be hard to sustain your business for long. Continue reading “7 Ways to Save Money As a Small Business You Probably Didn’t Know”
Did you know that 43% of today’s cyber-attacks target small businesses? Small businesses don’t have the resources to apply maximum security measures, which makes them targets for a wide range of online attacks. To make things even worse, only a small number of small businesses have the ability to mitigate cyber security risks effectively. Continue reading “Protect Your Small Business from Cyber Attacks”
Many startups are gradually gaining prominence in this digital era, due to the innovative offerings and innovative business plans they are enabling. In this article we highlight some of the most innovative ones we found which started recently. Continue reading “10 Most Promising Start Ups to Follow in 2017”
Entrepreneurs launching their new business ventures face a challenging road ahead. There are many different aspects to cover that are essential to the success of the venture. Though there is much to be said for independent research, face to face communication has its benefits. Continue reading “5 Things To Remember When Starting A Business”
Entrepreneurs just beginning their journey in the world of small business all face the same conflict sooner or later; what moves should be made to grow the business? When a company is quickly outgrowing its original intentions, it is important to understand what a growing business can do to continue their hard-fought success. Continue reading “Smart Moves to Grow your Small Business”
A successful marketing campaign is crucial to the success of any small business. When a company’s marketing is lacking, it is typically true that their sales are also suffering. Too often, small businesses do not have the ability to spend a fortune on their marketing efforts.
Cheap and efficient is definitely the way to maximize the resources of a small business. Take a moment to look over this short compilation of a few inexpensive marketing methods available to small business owners. Continue reading “Ways To Boost Your Small Business Marketing Campaign”
You’ve come up with an idea for a business you want to launch. It could be something small that you’ll do on your own, out of your living room, or it could be something big that you’ll need employees and a rental space for. No matter the size or the idea, you’re going to want to get it on social media. Continue reading “How Social Media Plays Into The Launching Of Your Business”
As a student who plans on eventually starting a business, there are a number of different avenues that you can take. The one thing to be aware of is that you’ll most likely be starting with lots of great ideas, but absolutely no experience. That’s where you’re going to have to make sure that you wedge your potential upward. Continue reading “Tips For Moving Into Business While Still a Student”
It’s a few months into the new year and your business may still be suffering that holiday and winter lull, but now is the perfect time to start making some changes. You want to boost your business now so that when things pick up they pick up big. Continue reading “How To Make 2017 A Successful Year For Your Small Business”
Managing a senior living facility is not exactly like managing a business. While there are some similarities, and some things that you can learn from running a business, there are a few things that are entirely unique to senior living centers. If you’re the manager of one of these centers, or you are about to be, then it is important that you know as much as you can in order to give your residents the best experience possible. Below are a few tips to help get you started, and hopefully make your senior living facility the best it can be. Continue reading “5 Tips For Managing A Senior Living Facility”
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”
Ask any business owner, big or small, what the biggest challenge is when running a company, and they will tell you it is managing finances. What makes it so difficult? Many people feel that a company will only function successfully once it has acquired clients. While this is partly true, what is equally important to a company’s success is how well it can manage, and strike a balance between the funds that come in and go out. Continue reading “How to manage your working capital requirements”
Being held in the breathtakingly beautiful campus of CEG, Anna University, Enantra is a colossal fest with six mega events and will be South India’s Biggest Entrepreneurship fest. The humongous footfall of over 600+ participating colleges and 800+ corporates will witness a phenomenal program that won’t fail to impart every bit of knowledge required by the vying groups of student entrepreneurs, developers, marketing gurus and any like-minded individual. This might well be a start-up’s tipping point. Continue reading “Enantra – The Fest for Entrepreneurs”
One of the most important aspects of making a new business successful is building momentum after the launch. How can you keep people interested and ensure that your company gains popularity rather than fizzles away after a few weeks? The answer to that question will largely depend on the niche you’re operating in, but there are some steps that can be taken to benefit any business universally. Most methods of building momentum involve innovative advertising, third-party funding, and conducting outreach before the launch, as the preliminary and early stages are typically paramount when it comes to picking up steam. Continue reading “5 Tips for Building Momentum as a Startup”
Starting a nonprofit organization is a commendable move. However, there are quite a few considerations you have to make in order to ensure you are getting started off on the right foot and that you have everything you need for a solid organization. Here are four major things you have to get in order before your business officially starts business.
Expanding your business to new markets can be tricky due to the risks involved. Mortgage loans come to the rescue. Read on to know more.
A new market, in simple language, can be defined as the selling of your existing product or service to a new demographic for a new purpose. A business becomes successful only when it starts to penetrate new markets. This is what made Facebook a global brand and this is the reason why people are equally crazy about Apple products in India as they are in the United States. Continue reading “Looking to Explore New Markets? Keep These Things in Mind”
A dwindling return on your worker’s productivity can be disheartening for management. Finding ways to motivate your employees to try harder and be more productive is difficult, and promotions aren’t available to offer every day. Continue reading “Engaging in Ergonomics | 5 Pro-Productivity Tips to Revamp Your Workplace”