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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 →

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Image Source If you’re finding it hard to get to grips with modern business tech, take solace in the fact that you’re not alone. 95% of businesses find modern business technological advancements complex and confusing. Staying up to date with the latest tech is vital for any company that wants to keep a hold on the market. New technology is constantly making things faster and more cost-efficient for businesses. Things are only going to get worse in the future for those businesses that refuse embrace the digital age.  If you’ve been a technophobe up until now or are simply getting tired keeping up, here areRead More →

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Passing on your gift unto others is one of the greatest feelings and motivations to success you can ever accomplish and feel. You may be experienced in the world of business, and especially setting up and running an independent business. Seeing businesses that have asked for your help transform into something quite special, is what it’s all about. Mentors have been around for centuries and centuries in countless different forms. They are the mist that drifts through society, correcting mistakes before they happen, and putting people on the right path to success. From generation to generation, skills and experience need to be passed down, soRead More →

There’s no doubt that any business that wants to survive in the modern age has to embrace digital technology. Sure, there was a time when that kind of tech was only ever used by huge companies or niche, specialist organizations. But as the internet and the technology surrounding it became a fixture in just about everyone’s day to day life, businesses had to embrace it or risk getting left behind. This can often be tough for less tech savvy business owners. Whether you’re someone whose business predates these developments, and you don’t understand why you need them, or you’re something of a technophobe with noRead More →

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Business expenses can be good news in some respects. After all, they can be tax-deductible, and finding enough costs and expenses in your business can help you significantly reduce your tax bill. However, you still need to keep a limit on your expenses. If they get out of control, then you could run into some serious cash flow problems. Plus, they will only reduce the overall value of your company. So, whenever possible, it is important that you try and keep your business expenses down to a minimum. Not sure how you can reign in all your spending? Read on for some super handy tips!Read More →

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Being a manager – whatever industry you’re in – is never easy. It feels like it should be. You’re pretty much at the top of the tree; only the boss is in charge of you. You have freedom to create a working environment that lines up with your own vision. There’s no one breathing down your neck and as far as decisions go, your word is law. Sure, those are nice – but management is also stressful, exhausting, and complicated. You have to juggle the human needs of your staff with the productivity needs of the company. You have to be nice, but not tooRead More →

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Every new business has the same idea: introduce technology to lower the cost. Then, the company budget will be bigger and the firm will have more money to spend on expansion. After all, the right software will reduce the startup costs, right? For the most part, this statement is true, but there are times when it doesn’t work. And, that is a big deal, especially if you are struggling to keep the finances in the black. Thankfully, there are ways to tell when technology is pulling its weight and you can find them underneath. The Labour Bill Is Lower You might not know this, butRead More →

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If you’ve just set up your company, then it’s a no-brainer that you should be leasing your office space. However, if you’ve overcome the initial teething problems and can show year on year growth, then you should be looking at building your own office space, a headquarters for your company. This isn’t the obvious answer; indeed, there’s a big debate as to whether owning, building, or leasing is the best option. However, for the ambitious company, there’s only one answer. It Shows Ambition The world’s biggest companies have offices all over the world, but they always own their base. Upping sticks and moving away fromRead More →

If you’re fed up of being stuck in a job that doesn’t fulfill you, and you’re not afraid of a lot of hard work and dedication; it might be time to start thinking if you have the talent to set up your own business. If you have a creative passion or skills in a particular area; think about whether you could make an impact on the competitive marketplace and begin running a company. It’s worth remembering that although you won’t be working the usual 9-5 for someone else; you will be working for yourself 24/7, especially in the crucial first year of business. The followingRead More →