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Does Your Small Business Have Financial Stability?

How stable would you say your small business is these days? If things could be better, are you prepared to take the steps needed to get things turned around? Of most notice would be your financial stability. In the event your business is not as stable as it should be, where best to begin to try and turn things around? Remember, not having financial stability can be a precursor to going out of business. So, how best to regain stability with your business finances? Have You Considered Looking into a Loan? One option many looking for more financial stability will…

Is Your Business a Model of Success?

Whether you have been in the business world for many years or you are one of the new kids on the block, you want success. That said you want to do everything within your power to have a successful business for years to come. So, how would you rate your business model? Are There Areas of Improvement Necessary? In looking at your business model, do you see room for improvement? For example, how are you doing with finances? If things have been challenging as of late, is there a reason or reasons behind this? You may have found that money…

Training Your Business Representatives Before Letting Them Run Exhibition Stands

Joining trade shows and related events is an excellent way to boost the popularity of your company. It is your chance to be close to your target audience. They won’t see you only as a business by name. They can interact with people working for your company. It is also their opportunity to ask questions if they need to know more about your business. Trade shows usually have areas set up for businesses where they can send representatives to speak with people passing in the area. If you have exhibition stands, use them during this event since not everyone will…

Business Energy Prices In the UK

The price of business energy per unit is a lot like domestic prices. The difference is that businesses pay a VAT of 20% while domestic customers pay a lower rate of 5%. Wholesale market effect The wholesale price of energy changes every week and sometimes daily. If your company can purchase energy from a generating company, you can expect a rate of 5p or 6p/kWh. However, most small businesses purchase energy via retail organisations. As a fundamental principle, retail prices are twice the wholesale prices. Rates for SMEs vary from 13.2p to 16.7p with VAT for unit prices per kWh.…

How to Make The Most From Social Media For Your Business

Everyone always talks about just how important social media can be for your business, but few people elaborate on exactly what you can use the various social media channels for. We all know that there are millions of people using social media every day, but other than being followed and liked, what is that your business can use social media for, in order to bring you more success? I have spent a great deal of team working with small businesses, in the hope of bringing them more profit and as part of that, we use social media for a number…

How To Turn Inspiration Into Reality

The word inspiration is often thrown about too easily and many people who say they are ‘inspired’ by someone, are usually only inspired in the short term, before continuing their lives as before. Personally there are many people who have genuinely inspired me over the years, people like Pedro Martin Terra Group CEO, his career has inspired me personally as I seek a career in real estate law. What inspires me about Pedro is the way in which he went from law practice to real estate devilment with seamless ease, and the plaudits he has received ever since. I have…

Business Development Case Study – Fruitful Office

With operations spanning five countries across Europe, Fruitful Office co-founder Vasco de Castro knows a thing or two about business development and expansion. In business for eleven years now, de Castro knows that the secret to long-term success in such a competitive market all comes down to offering a high quality product and service. The Fruitful Ethos Not only does de Castro focus on producing a high quality product, but maintains that it is the consistency of this quality that is the key to success. When companies are small and starting out, it can be easy to ensure consistent quality…

Great Leadership Skills You Can Learn in College

Leadership skills can help you in many different ways throughout your life and the acquisition of the majority of these skills will start when you are in college. Regardless of whether you are looking to become a top CEO, a great parent or another cog in the wheel, being a great leader can help you to get a better job, a higher position and become a great educator to your children or to others. There are some leadership skills which are built into us from birth and there are many others which we will acquire down the years. College in…

Understanding BI Analytics and the Growing Need for it in Today’s Global Commerce

Do you know what business intelligence, or BI is? Even experts like Abhishek Gattani find it difficult to properly define it. This is because it is now so widespread and so important. BI is a process, rather than a single thing, and it is designed to benefit any and all types of businesses. Gathering BI Usually, businesses gather BI by studying the habits of their customers and identifying changing needs. They may also study the strengths and weaknesses of their sales teams and customer service teams, and compare this to those of the competition. Actionable BI is vital to help…