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5 Tips For Happy Staff

Unemployment may be high and getting higher by the day but it’s important you remember your staff are what makes your business, unless you’re running your business by yourself, there is someone out there wearing your name, your branding and it’s important they’re happy if you want them to do the best job possible. This doesn’t mean you have to give everyone a pay rise and start ...

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Becoming A Self-Employed Courier Driver

For many, self-employment is a good way to earn money while keeping flexing hours. The process of setting up your business can be complicated, however, so be sure you have things in order before you set off down the road of couriering. Types of Self-Employment In basic terms, there are two kinds of self-employed couriering. An ‘owner driver’ owns their vehicle privately and puts it to work by of ...

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Minding The Pennies – A Simple Introduction To Accounting

You might be wondering why anyone would need a beginner’s guide to accounting any more when there are excellent accounting software packages available that can take care of the number-crunching and reporting of business accounts with ease. Whilst it’s undeniable that decent accounting software is an invaluable business investment, possessing a basic understanding of the principles of accounting ...

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Tips On Picking The Right Project Manager For Your Business

Picking the right project manager for your business is a very important decision. It can mean the difference between the success of your project or its failure. Hence, it is important that you go forth with this process with the right qualifications in mind for the person you will be choosing. That said, here are a few attributes to look for on your search: Someone who goes the extra mile  Wh ...

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Why Business Consultants Need To Be More Customer Focused

A great deal of how effective a business consulting professional is has to do with how good they are with understanding their client and the needs of their client. You have to understand, after all, what your client is all about and what they are aiming to achieve in order for you to properly analyze situations and come up with the best kind of solution. However, developing a solution also has to ...

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Selling To Horse Lovers Made Easy – Four Places To Bag That Sale

No matter how groundbreaking, life changing, or downright amazing your latest and greatest product is; bagging a sale doesn’t just happen. After the hard graft of making sure your new gizmo appeals to your audience, you then need to take the product to them. How else are they going to snap it up, if they don’t know it exists? In the equestrian industry, we do things a little differently. While o ...

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How To Run A Successful Business

As businesses grow they have to think about new strategies to improve their administration, sales and marketing. They draw up big plans to invest in new sales pitches and buy expensive software but they never stop to think about maintenance. It’s imperative that as you grow you improve your maintenance. When you are improving and maintaining on what you have you are building and improving on your foun ...

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How To Send Foreign Currency Abroad

If you work abroad and you need to send money home, there are many possible ways to do so. Whether you are sending money in a different currency or the local currency at the exchange rate that you have back home, you can take advantage of these money transfer techniques: Postal Money Order – probably the easiest and the most practical way to send money abroad is to use postal money order. You may send ...

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Business Etiquette Tips

Work is a prominent aspect of our lives where we spend an immense amount of time. The people we work with become somewhat of a family to us and even though we may not get along perfectly with everyone, we should have a certain amount of business etiquette and respect for one another. Etiquette in life and in business has evolved over the years and we sometimes need to be reminded of what great business etiq ...

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Preparing For The Worst Case Scenario – Losing Your Job

In the current economic climate and with a precarious job market out there, a lot of people are not feeling very secure in their jobs. All of us are aware at one time or another in our lives that our employer may need to make cutbacks; we just always hope it is not us that has to go. But all of us, no matter what job we do, should prepare for that worst case scenario, particularly if we have a family depend ...

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