Why It’s Never Been Easier To Start A Business

Business
One of the biggest reasons why people fail to act on their great business ideas is they think that it’s simply too challenging. While it’s true that any kind of business model requires an initial investment, a well-thought out plan, and some degree of marketing to take wing, many people think of these things as much more daunting than they actually are. It’s easier than ever to start a business these days. Here’s how… It’s Easier to Get Started It doesn’t matter if you’re planning to open a local boutique with an online branch, or a completely digital venture, modern resources have meant that any company can build itself up easily, and then iterate easily. With the rapid pace of business in the early stages, you’ll need the flexibility that…
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Getting Your Business Rebranding Right the First Time

Business
With more and more businesses popping up every week since the world recovered from the financial meltdown of 2007, your business may well have felt the heat a little bit. Yes, a bit of healthy competition is great for business, but not competition is getting tougher and tougher and started to push you further down the pecking order. It is one of the major reasons why a healthy chunk of business' attempt to rebrand themselves. If this is something you are considering, and there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t, then we have come up with some tips and bits of advice to help you get it right first time. Understand Where You Are You can’t improve or rebrand without knowing your current strengths and weaknesses. You need to…
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How “Red Tape” Actually Keeps Things Together

Business
Since time immemorial, people have been mocking the changes humanity makes. Sometimes it’s no doubt justified too, as humanity picks up bad habits that prove hard to shake off. We hear a lot about regulations, for example - the “red tape” that is “killing business” - and people long for simpler times. Before these regulations, the thinking goes, business was more straightforward. And more straightforward means “better”, doesn’t it? To hear a lot of these criticisms, you’d think there was someone sat on a throne with a wand, shooting down opportunity and individuality. “They’re having fun, that can’t be allowed!” *ZAP!* “Their boss is charismatic and plays by his own rules! End this madness NOW!”. It’s pretty obvious, though, that if regulations exist, there must be reasons for them. After…
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Creating A Buzz With Your Next Business Pitch

Business
It’s always a challenge for entrepreneurs to speak in front of potential clients. After all, nerves can easily get the better off you when you start talking. And as the potential client hears many pitches every week, it’s easy for them to zone out when you are talking. So you need to make sure you wow them with the time you have to speak about your business. That way, they will remember your company and work might be on its way to you. Therefore, here are some ways to create a buzz with your next business pitch. Work on the presentation of the pitch If you just stand there and talk about your business for 20 minutes, it can leave the potential client zoning out. After all, it’s easy for…
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Need Money? Get What You’re Owed

Banking and Finance
Work hard and you’ll get paid accordingly. Right? That’s supposed to be how things work, after all. Unfortunately, a lot of people are getting ripped off without them even realizing it. Employers, the government, banks - there are several parties out there that may be, in one way or another, holding onto cash that is rightfully yours. Thankfully, there are pretty consistent ways of both finding out if you’re owed anything and actually getting that money in your pocket. We’re going to take a quick look at the most common causes of an individual not getting the money that is rightfully theirs, and what they can do to ensure the money goes where it belongs. Unclaimed assets You’d be surprised how many assets are out there going completely unclaimed despite…
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Being A Doctor Isn’t The Only Way To Work In Healthcare

Banking and Finance
A job in the healthcare industry is attractive because it gives you the opportunity to help people and make some good money while you’re doing it. Being a doctor or a nurse involves a lot of education and it’s a very stressful job. Not everybody is cut out for it but that doesn’t mean you can’t necessarily be a part of the healthcare industry. Every job role has an important part to play and there are plenty of administrative positions that you could look into. Here are some of the best ones available. Healthcare Manager Being a healthcare manager is a brilliant job for somebody that wants to have a big input into patient care without being a doctor or nurse. You’ll need to enrol on an accredited mba program…
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2017’s Tech Trends That Could Change The Face Of Your Business

Business
Technology is constantly changing and improving our lives. Now that we are halfway through 2017, we’re at a good point to step back and take a closer look at this year’s breakout tech trends and see how they are changing the face of businesses. Here are some of the top trends that are very much apparent in 2017. You never know, one of these could become crucial to your business over the next few months. The Internet Of Things The Internet of Things has been on most tech experts’ lips for the past few years now. But what is it exactly? It’s the theory that every device and item can be connected to the Internet, and then all of these online devices can be linked together. So, for example, homeowners…
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A Constructive Guide To Investing In Technology (Actually Investing!)

Banking and Finance
Okay, before we give you a quick guide to investing in tech it is pretty important to understand that this doesn’t mean we’re going to teach you what to look out for when buying your next tablet. That isn’t what this is about. Nor are we going to tell you what tech you should be buying to give your startup company the best chance of thriving and not just surviving, which is another example of how the term ‘investing in tech’  is so often confused. What we are going to give you is a guide on how to literally invest in technology, or to spell it out a little bit more, give you advice on how to invest your hard-earned cash in the technology sector. Yeah, it’s a finance blog.…
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The Five Things To Bear In Mind When Investing In A Property

Banking and Finance
There are so many benefits to buying a property for the purposes of renting it out. It is a second income, you own a chunk of valuable real estate if you build it up right, and if you pick the right property, the money can keep coming in. But before you think about quitting your job and picking a random house to renovate, you will need to bear a few things in mind… The Location The neighborhood will have its impacts on two things. The types of tenant you will attract, and how often you will have tenants vacate. If you pick a property in a neighborhood near to a college, you will have a tenant pool comprising primarily of students who will vacate during the summer months, potentially leaving…
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DIY Your Way To Huge Savings On Car Maintenance

Banking and Finance
You don’t have to be an expert in auto mechanics to look after your car yourself. The simple truth is that the more maintenance you can do on your car yourself, the better. Not only will it save you money in fuel efficiency and depreciation, but it will also cost less when it comes to having your annual service. With this in mind, here are some savvy tips on how to approach DIY car maintenance and save a lot of money over the lifetime of your vehicle. Read the manual First thing’s first, read your owner’s manual from front to back. It’s certainly not ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,’ of course, but despite the lack of fun, it is packed full of interesting, valuable information about your car. It will…
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