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Being self-employed is a dream come true for a lot of us. It gives you a chance to run your own business, your way, make money for yourself and work flexible hours that suit you. People work for themselves in a variety of different careers. Some start their own ecommerce or brick and mortar stores; others work for themselves in graphic design and photography, or they carve careers as bloggers or freelance writers. Some people even make successful careers as consultants or tutors. One thing all of these career paths have in common is the risk of dry spells. Whether you’ve been self-employed for years,Read More →

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One of the hardest parts of running a company at the start is learning to factor in the human equation of it all. The right product and the right brand are the basis of a profitable company, but it’s very much the team that’s going to dictate whether or not you can really make a real attempt at it. To that end, managing a team can be truly difficult, but amongst all the other benefits, the right software can simplify the process a great deal. Link to Photo Time is of the essence A lot of businesses work with flexible hours nowadays, and knowing whichRead More →

Photo Credit There is no doubt about it that technology dominates the world of modern business. The companies don’t keep up with current trends are increasingly likely to get left behind the crowd. And with an impatient group of customers likely to move onto one of your competitors if they don’t receive a quick and efficient level of service, it is important that your small business gets things right. In this article, we will be taking a closer look at 10 of the most common tech mistakes that small businesses make. Once you have read through these, you will know what you need to avoidRead More →

When you have just scrambled together your very first startup, it’s certainly tempting to take responsibility for every single task. You’ll wear a lot of hats and improvise to make it work, and it’s all just a part of business life – but sooner or later, most business owners find themselves a bit too deep in. Image link: Pexels You are supposed to be managing the business and make sure everything is taken care of, but that doesn’t mean that your business needs to take care of everything. You will, in fact, find great relief in outsourcing a few of your processes and here isRead More →

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Pexels Businesses need many and vast amounts of interconnected resources to work well. The chief among them all? Capital. However, this solely material asset is nothing without plenty of immaterial but essential resourcing to back it up. You might be wondering about the resource we are talking about. In this instance, it’s wisdom. Wisdom, forethought, sound planning, no matter what term you place on it, the best use of it can turn a business from getting off on shaky ground to developing from a solid firmament. As budding business leaders, we are all aware of which side of this spectrum we’d most like to fallRead More →

Just because you have a small business, it doesn’t mean it’s small fry. In fact, it’s probably one of the most important things in the world to you. Combine that with the fact that most businesses, even the smallest ones rely heavily on IT now, and you start to see the importance of getting all things computers and online, spot on. So with this mind, read on for some epic advice on getting your small business IT to be the best it can be. Do invest in quality hardware, and keep it well maintained   Hardware is the physical stuff of IT. The personal computersRead More →

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You don’t need a degree in finance to know that the current economic situation is tough. Each year companies go bankrupt, which is more often than not due to a lack of finances, or a lack of budgeting. However, the businesses that take their finances seriously from the get-go tend to be the businesses that grow into prosperous and highly profitable brands. The key to building a business that stands the time is understanding how to effectively manage the financial side of things. Part of this is being willing to accept that sometimes you may need a little help; it’s always best to be willingRead More →

Heavy industrial businesses used to be expensive, debt collecting enterprises that were often more trouble than they were worth. Just look at manufacturing as an example. Manufacturing businesses are regularly pushed into serious losses because clients don’t pay their bills on time. Instead, they find themselves constantly trying to manage on less money because the people that buy their products are looking after their company first. This is one of the reasons why so many manufacturing companies have closed over the last few years, and this is certainly not the only industry that has failed to modernize itself. But things are now starting to change,Read More →

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We’ve all heard the stories of robots replacing human employees, and it’s happening at such an alarming rate that you’d be surprised how many people are losing their jobs thanks to these machines. While it’s the perfect solution to invest in if you’re an international company with a lot of money on the line, it’s perhaps not the best idea when you’re a small to medium business. After all, fostering a healthy company culture is often more important than trying to optimise your business, but there will always come a point where the costs of starting up your business can’t be ignored. One of theRead More →

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Flickr Some people love it, some people cannot bear the idea of it, working by yourself can be helpful for some, but a hindrance for others. But when it comes to making a career for yourself, are there some types of careers or businesses that work well for the budding entrepreneur or just people who are looking for a way to work by themselves? Let’s examine the pros and cons and what works well for the wannabe loner. The Pros When you’re on your own, there are no distractions, and if you’re great at managing your workload, you can make a successful career of loneRead More →