Posts Tagged‘business’

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…

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…

Texas’ unlikely economic success story: Austin takes the lead

The economy hasn’t been the best in Texas recently – with global oil prices being stubbornly low over the past few years, growth has been anemic, making for tough times. That economic contagion did not spread to Austin, though, as its economy has grown at a healthy rate so far in 2017. With a diversified economy that draws its strength from sectors such as government, education, culture, and tech, the city has been insulated from troubles experienced in places dependent on the oil industry. While Al Hartman has been disappointed in how this year has unfolded in his home city…

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…

How Can Blogging Help Your Small Business?

With technology steadily advancing ahead, it is vital for small businesses to develop and retain strong web presence. While having a website, which is highly optimised, is needed for comprehensive branding and online marketing plan, cutthroat character of the large-scale economy demands that businesses go further. Hence, one of the most effective ways to spread awareness about your brand, while providing your potential customers with appropriate and constructive content, is consistent blogging. Blogging comes in as a productive yet cost effective way for small businesses to drive good amount of traffic to their site. It works towards progressing inbound marketing…

Customer retention and acquisition made simple

Marketing managers, consultants and assistants will be among the first to tell you that the pursuit of customer retention and growth is at the fore of most of their jobs. If not dealing with the sales or design department, they’ll have to deal with themselves and each other – and all the customers that come part and parcel with that. It’s a tricky business, but someone has to do it – but thankfully help is well and truly at hand. Hard print Be it across sign boards, posters, magazine advertising or newspaper spreads, hard print is proving an increasingly difficult…

Essential Advice for Travellers: Making Money on the Move

Travelling is brilliant for opening the mind. From learning about new cultures to ‘finding yourself’, travelling can have a number of great advantages. However, visiting exotic and picturesque cities and jet setting around the globe comes at a cost and, no matter how much you save, it can be easy to run out of money. As such, it’s vital that you’re flexible enough to make money as you move around on your travels. From working odd jobs to freelancing or thinking on your feet, there are a number of ways that you can make money on the move. This post…

Modern E-Commerce Features Are An Essential Part Of Your Business Website

Opening up your own business is a worthy goal. It’s an achievement that is easier to reach than ever before, thanks to some very important innovations in the digital world. One of the most significant of these inventions has been the development of modern e-commerce software. Thanks to this amazing new software, you can now sell your goods directly to the public using nothing more than your official company website. This means that your reach has been expanded from merely local to truly international. The potential that is here to has to expand your profits should be self-evident. Visibility And…

10 Best Forex Strategies

When it comes to Forex strategies, there are those that you can buy and those that are free online. Generally, the free ones have not been tested and their reliability cannot be guaranteed. While it is important to find a tried and tested Forex strategy, it is also important to find one that is suitable for you. Some strategies perform better in certain markets than others, so it is important to do your homework. Here we will look at ten of the best Forex strategies. The Bladerunner Trade – This is an EMA crossover strategy that is a trending strategy.…