Successful law firms such as the SOCAL Law Network don’t have to worry too much about marketing as the majority of their new clients come via referrals. For new and less well-established law firms, it’s a different story. Continue reading “Marketing Tips for Law Firms”
Data fuels the modern business world and that’s as true for sustainability as it is for any other aspect of an organisation, whether it be transactional data used by the finance department or customer data used by the marketing or sales department. With the advent of increasingly sophisticated tracking, monitoring and sensory devices connected to the Internet of Things, organisations of all sizes are now producing huge volumes of data relating to their core operations on a daily basis. Continue reading “The Importance of Data in Corporate Social Responsibility Policy”
Environments are pretty fickle things. One moment, everything can be operating well, and in the next moment, one employee walking in with a negative attitude, one difficult customer, or one power outage later can have an entire company up in arms. In any ecosystem, one species in the chain has an effect on the whole system and this can ultimately lead to the downfall of a company, if things aren’t attended to and if attitudes and work ethics aren’t cultivated to created a positive work environment. If you’re looking for ways to create a positive work environment in 2017, there are 3 ways you can do that: Continue reading “3 Ways to Create A Positive Work Environment in 2017”
An old business adage says that if you’re not growing, then you’re dying. As the world and the market around you evolve, your company must make constant changes to continue on a growth trajectory lest you quickly find yourself becoming obsolete. Entrepreneurs and business leaders tend to be risk-takers who embrace change, but employees are likely to resist it. There’s a lot you can do to help your employees accept change with more enthusiasm. Continue reading “Ways to achieve employee buy-in while implementing changes”
American businesses, both small and large, face a lot of challenges, especially in their infancy. Arguably, one of the biggest challenges that they face is tax regulations. Often times, these regulatory obstacles can be a silent killer that cripples an otherwise growing business to the point of no return. In other cases, it presents an on-going mission to find ways to dodge regulations and pay less taxes to ultimately improve profits. Continue reading “5 Reasons Tax Regulations Challenge American Businesses”
The pace of this present day is leaving many casualties in its wake. The pressures of day to day life in this hectic existence drive more and more people to seek some form of refuge. To some it is escapism, to others it is a coping mechanism. Either way, their refuge from reality is found in some mind altering substance or experience. Continue reading “The Growing Business Of Recovery”
While equity and infrastructure are both important for the operations of your business or start-up, the real assets to maintain should always be your employees. Giving employees enough room to grow and pushing them to be better are the two things every business must do in order to continue to grow exponentially. Continue reading “How to Grow Your Employees as Assets”
In the UK, some 7 million of the workforce are classified as disabled. This means a person with a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ effect on their ability to do normal daily activities. As an employer, you have an important responsibility to ensure all staff are carrying out their job to the best of their ability and some disabled employees need additional provisions if they are to perform their best. This can be anything from custom keypads to support furniture. Continue reading “Arranging travel for disabled staff”
Whether you’ve been running your own business for years, have multiple businesses behind you, or are just starting out, being an entrepreneur often calls for you to draw on a lot of knowledge and experience in all kinds of different things. Even if you already have an educational background in business, or another area applicable to your niche, continuing to study and learn is vital to keeping yourself ahead. Continue reading “Why Studying Business is a Good Idea Whatever Stage You Are at as an Entrepreneur”
Funding is a hurdle perpetually resident on the road to starting a new business. While many successful entrepreneurs in the UK resorted to venture capitals from start-up investors and some others to helps and loans from friends and family, there is a small group that utilised only the little funds they had and still managed to achieve success where more privileged entrepreneurs were failing. Continue reading “Four UK entrepreneurs who bootstrapped their way to success Without Venture Capital”
There are broad and generalized tips in terms of marketing that appeal to broad and generalized groups of intended audiences. But when you have products that you want to advertise toward niche audiences, is there anything you should change about your presentation? Continue reading “Business And Marketing Toward Niche Groups”
CEOs, the powerful leaders in business who make tough decisions for the good of their company, they are the richest men in the World and some of the most important and the line between success and failure for many of the World’s CEOs is incredibly thin. What is it though that defines success and failure in the role of a Chief Executive Officer? Continue reading “The Differences Between Success and Failure as a CEO”
Estate planning is one of the most mandatory conditions for people worth more than $150,000 and those that own children and property for a number of reasons. Estate planning allows you to manage your property even when incapacitated or after death, a necessary precaution for a number of reasons. Unplanned estates are a major source of quarrels and unrest in families ending up in unending legal quest in the name of owning part of the property for those left behind. Continue reading “Planning Ahead of Time with Estate Planning Lawyers”
All humans are trying to run away from the failures. At first, kids try to hide an “F” received at school, then we feel ashamed because of a bad test score, and, when a person grows up, he continues avoiding mistakes and failures at work. No one wants to be associated with failure. But who said that failures and mistakes are not able to lead us to success?! A student who lacks the time and therefore cannot complete the assigned dissertation may just give up on this idea without even trying doing something and as a result will not graduate. On the other hand, if a student devotes some time to come up with a solution to this problem, and, for example, asks for help at some custom essay writing service, it gives him or her chance to succeed. It means that fear and inactivity can harm more than taking a risk. Continue reading “Reasons Your Employees Shouldn’t Fear Making Mistakes”
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”
If you’re the CEO or entrepreneur of a business start-up, there will be a million and one things you have to consider and think about; lucky you. It’s a very stressful time in your life when you start a business, as for the first few years there is a lot of uncertainty and guess work. As well as the trillion other things that are going to be on your mind and making you lose sleep, you also need to be considering the legal side of your business. If you have a new business you should really get yourself a lawyer and here’s why. Continue reading “Got a Business? Get a Lawyer”
Anybody who has started a business knows very well how much work goes into it. If you’re the one who has taken the corporation or business from vision to execution and established it into a prosperous entity that is seeing growth year to year, there is a natural fear that comes when you know that you’re going to have to eventually step down from leadership and pass the mantle on to somebody else. Continue reading “Tips For Keeping Your Business Growing Even After You’ve Stepped Down”
Funding gaps, dodgy marketing campaigns and ever-increasing budgets – there are probably lots of concerns interrupting your well-earned beauty sleep as your business launch draws closer. But there’s one question you need to be asking yourself: is my startup eco-friendly?
Besides doing your bit for the planet, all evidence shows that sustainability is profitable. The traditional view is that being environmentally friendly requires big expenditure for little financial return. Recent results indicate otherwise, with DuPont, for example, reporting savings of $2.2bn per year thanks to energy efficient measures. Continue reading “8 green practises for building an eco-friendly business”
Picking the right life insurance plan is key to protecting not just your financial interests but also your family’s future in your absence.
If you really think about it, everything about life is uncertain. You cannot predict if you will find the love of your life. You do not know if you will ever have a high-paying job. You cannot say if you will always be happy or healthy, or that your parents will still be around to play with their grandchildren. There are very few factors in your life that you can actually control. After all, when was the last time you accurately predicted that something good or bad was about to happen? Better yet, when was the last time you were able to avert an unfortunate event in the nick of time?
The fear that you will abruptly cease to be in the lives of your loved ones is a very real one. Apart from grappling with the emotional trauma of losing you, your family may also suffer the pangs of financial suffering. This vision can keep you awake at night, and wreak havoc with your mental peace. Continue reading “Life insurance plans are made keeping you and your family in mind”
If, as a manager or team leader in Toronto, you haven’t considered business communication skills training for your team, you may be missing out on an opportunity to improve your department’s performance. Adult learning experts can help your team master meeting, presentation, and writing skills at the office, or a combination of the three. There are dozens of workshops available in Toronto, including courses that focus on writing and managing email, conducting and organizing meetings, and delivering persuasive presentations to clients, executives, or colleagues. Below are some of the benefits your organization will enjoy by improving its communication weaknesses. Continue reading “Better Office Communication Increases 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.
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”
There’s every chance that you’re reading this because you are looking for a new way to help to improve the worker’s compensation and health care costs that are happening in your business right now. That’s great! Improving the overall productivity and outcome of your business should be a key part of the overall growth and development of your company. After all, when your workers are more productive, they will create a better product with greater quality overall. Don’t believe us? Take a look further. After all, you might not be aware of how office ergonomics can improve your workplace overall – but you’re about to learn just how ergonomics can impact on your company. Let’s take a look now: Continue reading “How Office Ergonomics Can Impact Employee Well Being”
Employees with great presentation skills are coveted assets across industries. They project confidence, inspire trust, and represent their organizations in the best possible light. However, people are not born with these talents. Some employees with academic or extracurricular backgrounds in public speaking, business competition, or performance may seem like “naturals,” but every individual is capable of effective public speaking for business with the right training. Continue reading “Presentation Skills Your Office Needs to Learn”
There are a lot of things you need in order to have a successful business. While many of these things can be learned in business school or with another type of formal education, there is one thing that is pivotal to a business’s success that can’t be taught—creativity.
Without creativity, businesses would never be able to improve upon their current way of functioning, create new and exciting products, streamline processes, and so many other things that contribute to having a productive and successful business. But if you’re still not convinced that you should begin nurturing a creative culture within your company, here are three more ways having a focus on creativity can help your business succeed. Continue reading “How Nurturing Creativity Can Help Your Business Succeed”
One of the riddles that keeps business managers on their toes is the fact that there are state and federal regulations when it comes to various aspects of employee practices. And while most of these are built on good intentions, there are still things that need to be accepted and/or wiggled around during the course of operations.
Two of these specifically are regulations about minimum wage, and about overtime rules. So within those categories, there are techniques you have to use to maintain your professional bottom line. The categories below will each talk about how these topics are related. Continue reading “Minimum Wages and Overtime Changes: What It Means For Business Management”
More and more of the world’s enterprises are conducting themselves exclusively online. With that said, millions more remain brick and mortar bound. Choosing where in the world to place your business is contingent on several factors. This post breaks them down, ranging from which country to which building: Continue reading “Questions to Ask When Deciding Where to Start Your Business”
It is commonly known that time is money. When you waste time, you’re wasting money because you have to pay for all of the other things that are being used in that slot. This includes employees, energy, rent for any space or equipment you’re using, and a host of other expenses. If your business is not running inefficiently, it just might cause your business to go under.
If you’re in a spot where you’re looking for ways to run your business more efficiently so that you can save not only time, but money and valuable resources as well, here are some things that you can do: Continue reading “Surefire Ways to Make Your Business Run More Efficiently”
With a large number of companies all offering much the same types of benefits to their employees, it’s no wonder that many business managers are searching for new and exciting incentives in order to attract new applications to their company. Rather than simply providing the generally expected benefits such as health benefits and childcare, many companies are offering exclusive benefits that are rarely found anywhere else. If you run a company and want to do something different for your employees, here are some interesting ideas that you might want to consider running with. Continue reading “Creative Benefit Ideas to Offer Your Employees”
Serviced Offices have always been a hot commodity in Hong Kong. The rising density of businesses combined with an ever-decreasing amount of space has made for a huge demand for offices. Even during the global financial crisis of 2008 and 2009, investors and businesses were paying top dollar for space. Hong Kong is consistently ranked amongst one of the most desirable places to have an office. As a result, renting a serviced office space in Hong Kong is one of the biggest challenges faced by small to medium sized enterprises and start-ups that are just itching to join the bustling market of Hong Kong. Traditional office space is pretty much off the cards for most SMEs and startups which is why a serviced office provides all of the benefits of a permanent office without the overheads and capital costs for getting everything set up. Yes, a serviced office offers the best bits of renting a full service office with all the benefits of a flexible tenancy period and a prestige address for your business. Continue reading “5 Business Benefits of Using Serviced Offices in Hong Kong”