Starting a small online business is perhaps one of the easiest ways to start out as an entrepreneur, as you can often achieve your goals with fewer resources and less start-up capital than is possible when stating a more traditional business. However, you will almost certainly still need some cash to get things going. If you think you have a great online start-up idea, and now it’s just a matter of finding the cash to set things in motion, here is a guide to some of the ways you may be able to raise start-up capital: Savings If you have any significant savings, you might beRead More →

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Pretty much everyone can relate to the frustration that often comes from working a typical nine to five job, especially if you’re not doing something that you find especially exciting. However, for a lot of people, that has simply been the only option when it comes to earning a decent living. After all, giving the choice between getting up early to work a boring job and not being able to afford a roof over your head, it’s hardly a difficult decision. That being said, over the last decade or so the options for careers outside of that typical mode have expanded hugely thanks to oneRead More →

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Becoming a small business owner is a hectic project to take on. There are so many different things that you need to consider before even attempting to make your first sale. Commercial property, overheads, branding, advertising, visual merchandising, web design, the list goes on. It’s not surprising then, that health and safety tends to slip from many business people’s minds. But as the old saying goes: safety first. Safety surrounding every part of your business should always be priority to ensure the good health and wellbeing of you, your employees, your customers and the general members of the public. Here are a few things toRead More →

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If there’s one thing your business probably couldn’t survive without, it’s technology. Just imagine trying to run a company in 2017 without computers, scanners, printers and hard drives – it would essentially be impossible. Since the dawn of the technological age, advancements in the business world have been rapid, and any business whose tech department is not up to scratch will, inevitably, fall behind. But this doesn’t just mean to say that you need to constantly be updating your IT department with the latest computer models, or replacing your Wifi provider every six months. You also need to focus on taking good care of yourRead More →