Monthly Archives: May 2014

Seven Sicknesses of Financial Management

Every business owner understands that cash flow is the lifeblood of his business. It follows that maintaining a healthy business means ensuring that cash flow is not interrupted because, interruption spells the death of the enterprise. Sound financial management is the key to maintain optimum cash flows. However, as businesses grow, customer relations become paramount, supply chains and vendor relations ...

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Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Business

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When starting up my small business I thought I had it all sorted, at least it was in my mind. I had covered the bases that I believed were needed; choosing the right sector and then making sure I had the right levels of insurance for myself and my small amount of employees. However, there were many learning curves along ...

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No Time No Money – Why that Does not Count When Starting a Business!

Innovation is what drives the business world. The business world would not exist without entrepreneurs and innovative minds. Unfortunately, business also stifles innovation because of the demands upon your time. Most people work nine to five, five days a week. This leaves little time for innovation and outside jobs. There are thousands of people in the business world who have ...

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How Do You Know When the Time is Right to Outsource?

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When running a start-up, it can feel like you’re having to be all things all of the time. This is normal, and a necessity in the early days when budgets are tight and you haven’t yet built up a reliable network to tap into. As your business grows, you may want to consider outsourcing. Outsourcing makes a lot of sense. ...

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Small Business Week Edition: A SlideShare Marketing Checklist That Will Help You Get Started

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In honor of Small Business Week, we’ve put together some free resources to help out small business owners. In this post, we talk about SlideShare, a great free tool that some have called, “the YouTube of slideshows.” Let’s get started! Get to know SlideShare. SlideShare is the world’s largest community for sharing presentations. With an average of 60 million unique ...

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4 Building Blocks for a Successful Business

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You’ve got a brilliant idea, lofty goals, and plenty of motivation — now you just need to figure out how to get off the ground and propel your business into a smashing success. Fortunately, millions of entrepreneurs who came before you have tried and thrived — or tried and failed — and you can learn from their experience. So take ...

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Exchanging Currency as a Startup Without Being Fleeced

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Foreign exchange markets can be one of the most mind-boggling arenas to get involved in as a fledgling company, especially when you’re looking for new markets to expand into and opportunities to work with companies overseas. With so many factors to consider, it’s quite possible that your first attempts will end up, at best, falling short of your expectations and ...

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5 Types of Mail Your Business Needs To Be Sending

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To get the most out of your business marketing mail, you should have a well-organised mailing schedule and a range of different types of mail. Ideally, you should be sending mail regularly enough to build and maintain a strong customer relationship but not so often that your customers feel inundated. Let’s take a look at some of the most effective ...

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Important to be an entrepreneur; Degree or Dedication

Today’s Bigwigs, once were losers at taking the academic careers to completion {Added Flavor: Read on to know, FIVE Ps essential in a marketing game} An Entrepreneur is one who knows the technique to draw out profit from the market, while a successful entrepreneur knows well how to rule the market. You’ve been fancying being a czar of the business ...

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Using Automation to Scale Your Business

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As crazy as it sounds, a lot of companies don’t take advantage of the benefits of automation. Through sheer inertia or a lack of information, people often power through certain aspects of their venture that could save both time and money. Not every part of a business should be automated, though. Deciding which areas of your business require automation will ...

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