Archive for May, 2013

Used Office Furniture For Small Businesses

Posted on May 20, 2013 by

Tweet You don’t have to shop high-end catalog sites or be stuck with what local office supply stores are selling when it comes to furnishing your small business.  In fact, you may benefit from the vast selection of used office furniture that is always floating around out there.  There is an enormous surplus of anything […]

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Exports Increase for Low Carbon Companies.

Posted on May 20, 2013 by

Tweet The proportion of small and medium UK companies that are looking to increase their overseas exports has grown since 2011. Research by Carbon Trust has found that 76% of low-carbon businesses are looking to enter or expand their international exports in 2013, compared to just 37% in 2011. Popular export markets include the USA […]

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A guide to Contactless Payment and the Future of Card Transactions

Posted on May 14, 2013 by

Tweet Also known as ‘wave and pay’ or ‘tap and go’, contactless cards are a method of paying for cheap everyday items without having to go through the chip and pin process. Of the 27 billion UK cash transactions every year, around 80 per cent of those are under £10. But, since Barclaycard launched the […]

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How to Value Your Commercial Property

Posted on May 13, 2013 by

Tweet With commercial property becoming one of the best income generating investments, it is important to properly value these properties. Valuing commercial property becomes increasingly difficult especially when the investor needs to keep track of the current price and the future income generating potential of the property. This becomes the most difficult task of valuing […]

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Advice For Businesses In Financial Hardship: How A CVA Can Help You

Posted on May 13, 2013 by

Tweet A CVA (Company Voluntary Arrangement)is a voluntary arrangement to repay debt to creditors via an IP (Insolvency Practitioner) – basically it’s an IVA (Individual Voluntary Arrangement) for companies. It has a lot of similarities with an IVA but there are a few things to keep in mind, but here is a little information that […]

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9 Reasons Your Small Business Should Be Using VoIP

Posted on May 7, 2013 by

Tweet When VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) technology first hit the market, it was obvious that it was going to be a “game changer” just like when the internet first became available to the larger public. What wasn’t as obvious, was how much it would change small businesses and the communications landscapes. Following are the […]

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Are You Handling Non-conformances In The Workplace Correctly?

Posted on May 7, 2013 by

Tweet You may not be entirely familiar with CAPA (Corrective And Preventive Action), but if you are dealing with a team of employees, this is a term that you should know very well. While obviously, it stands to reason that the larger the company, the more of a process it is to handle non-conformances, even […]

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Business Enterprise: 5 Companies That Started Life In A Garden Shed

Posted on May 7, 2013 by

Tweet Every oak starts from a humble acorn, and this is true of business as well. Whether you use your garden shed to hide from your family or for actual gardening, some truly remarkable people have started successful companies in a mere garden shed. Here are just 5 world-renowned businesses with origins that may surprise […]

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3 Ways that your Business can Break in to the Public Sector

Posted on May 7, 2013 by

Tweet There are hundreds of different ways to market a business to the consumer sector, and just as many ways to approach the business to business sector too. One of the quickest and most cost effective way to reach a large international audience is via online marketing, and many businesses have been successful at growing […]

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Business Intelligence Vs. Business Analytics

Posted on May 2, 2013 by

Tweet If you operate a company or business enterprise that requires a large amount of data to be collated and interpreted, then you’ve probably heard of business intelligence software, indeed, you might be an enthusiastic end user of these types of packages, and wonder how you ever managed without it. Business intelligence packages are remarkable […]

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Funding Growth with Existing Assets

Posted on May 1, 2013 by

Tweet Whether you need to replace deteriorating machinery to increase productivity or expand, as a business owner, you have a number of financial options open to you.  The important thing is to understand which is better for your business. Asset finance is good for some situations, but some companies struggle to pay off any finance […]

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7 of the Coolest Offices in the World

Posted on May 1, 2013 by

Tweet Full time jobs aren’t what most of us would call “fun”, unless you’re one of the lucky few who gets to make a living doing something they absolutely love—and trudging into the same boring and uninspiring office everyday does nothing for the morale. Not everyone dreads going to work, though; especially not those who […]

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The Best Summer Marketing Options for Your Business

Posted on May 1, 2013 by

Tweet Marketing is important to the success of any business. If you do not take the time to creatively market your business, it will be difficult for your business to stand out amongst the competition. One way you can creatively market your business is to take advantage of the unique opportunities each season of the […]

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Technology: friend or foe of business travel?

Posted on May 1, 2013 by

Tweet In the current economic climate, many companies are working hard to reduce their expenditure and unfortunately business travel has borne the brunt of cuts. In 2009, American networking company, Cisco Systems, managed to save an impressive $890,000 (approximately £579,385) in travel costs by investing in high-definition video conferencing software as an alternative to face-to-face […]

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