Advice for growing start ups

The economic forecast in the US and in many countries worldwide suggests that 2014 will be the year of the start-up – particular in the tech industry. In developed economies, including America, Britain, Germany and Australia, statistics all show a year-on-year increase in start-ups being registered by entrepreneurs. This means that not only does the present climate provide opportunities for anyone with the ideas, creativity and drive to start up a new and exciting business, but also an increase in the challenge all businesses must face: how to thrive in the face of competition. Continue reading “Advice for growing start ups”

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3 Things to Consider When Starting a Business

Staring your own business can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life, but it can also be the most stressful. Far too many people try their hand at entrepreneurship without first fully understanding the risk they’re about to make. Starting a business is extremely time consuming, and it can also be expensive. There are many factors you first need to consider before taking the plunge. If you are teetering with the idea of being an entrepreneur, here are three things to consider when starting a business. Continue reading “3 Things to Consider When Starting a Business”

The Pinholes That Can Sink The Ship

There’s no shortage of nautical references in business. Staying afloat, keeping above water, bailing out, jumping ship. All of these terms underscore the success-or-failure events and decisions that managers face daily. And most of those are as obvious as the seafaring hazards that captains face. There’s a rocky shoreline ahead and storm clouds on the horizon. Sharks are circling the man overboard. Continue reading “The Pinholes That Can Sink The Ship”

4 Best Careers in Public Health

Whether you’re considering a change in career or looking at your first career, there are many options to choose from. Are you interested in helping others in your community and making a difference in the lives of the people around you? If so, you may want to consider one of these great careers in public health. Continue reading “4 Best Careers in Public Health”

Go Global: Expanding a Small Business into Other Lands

Starting any small business is a major accomplishment, but you may have loftier dreams. Because technology helps the world feel smaller on a business level, it’s possible to expand to other countries when the timing is right. Aside from securing the liquid assets to expand, you must also consider several other factors to reduce costs and ensure success in foreign lands. Continue reading “Go Global: Expanding a Small Business into Other Lands”

Physical Therapy Centers: Worst Marketing Pitfalls

Running a physical therapy center is hard enough, but marketing it properly to improve your client base can be a nightmare. The problem is that most doctors and managers aren’t trained to be marketers, but they take on the task anyway to save money. These are some of the worst pitfalls that most physical therapy centers encounter. Continue reading “Physical Therapy Centers: Worst Marketing Pitfalls”

4 Thriving Small Business Sectors

Do you think you have that entrepreneurial spirit but don’t know where to get started or which industry is for you? It’s important to match your skills and passions with an industry sector that’s thriving (and has solid growth potential). Start by assessing your background for any natural fits: For example, a previous insurance salesperson might have great success as an independent financial planner. What has your background prepped you for? Continue reading “4 Thriving Small Business Sectors”

How to Find the Best Employment Lawyer DC Has to Offer

If you need an employment lawyer, it is likely that you are in a very difficult situation. Since the economic recession, we all know just how much we need to value our jobs. Unfortunately, this has led to many employers having the upper hand, as they know their staff simply cannot make any complaints for fear of losing their job. As unfair as this may be, it does indeed mean that if you have a case to make against your employer, you better be very sure and have the best employment lawyer DC has to offer to back you. So how do you find such a person? Continue reading “How to Find the Best Employment Lawyer DC Has to Offer”

How to Help the Jobless 2014

The title of this post might appear to be a little bizarre on first glance; after all, helping the jobless should theoretically involve the same strategies year-on-year. However, it’s only recently that crowdsourcing initiatives have come to light and while these were once only associated with businesses, they are now proving to be hugely popular in other regards like this. Continue reading “How to Help the Jobless 2014”

The Six Traits of a Successful Small Business Owner

It’s easy to think that anyone with a big idea and a bit of financial backing has what it takes to start up their own business and while it’s certainly a solid foundation upon which to build, there are a number of other factors that are worth considering. This is not to say that there is a default blueprint which applies to every entrepreneur; but it is food for thought nonetheless as to what a budding businessman should perhaps strive to achieve. Continue reading “The Six Traits of a Successful Small Business Owner”

3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Prevent Burnout

Starting up businesses might be your passion, but it can be all too easy to get burnt out on the constant demands of a new company. Entrepreneurs can quickly get sucked into endless work cycles, because after all, there’s always something that has to be done. However, endless work cycles can quickly lead you to burn out, especially if you don’t have contingency plans in place to help alleviate the stress. It is extremely important for entrepreneurs to carve out time for themselves and blow off steam. Take a look at these three ways entrepreneurs can regain control over their lives. Continue reading “3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Prevent Burnout”

Remaining competitive after the Onshore Legislation

The recruitment industry is competitive at the best of times, but now the Onshore Employment Intermediaries Legislation is in place, this could be an opportunity to stand out against the crowd and show off the best of your business. From carrying out due diligence checks on contractors to completing paperwork on time, here’s a guide to staying ahead of the game and remaining competitive, while still complying with the regulations. Continue reading “Remaining competitive after the Onshore Legislation”