Monthly Archives: July 2014

Essential Technology for Start-Ups


No matter what kind of business you plan to set up or what type of product you intend to sell, technology is bound to play a role. The vitality of today’s business world is only possible because of the technology that is available to us. Making sure you have the right elements in place from the beginning is essential to ... Read More »

4 Business Loan Alternatives for Your Company

Business loans are typical solutions to different problems. A business line of credit can be used to expand production, meet payroll or gain discounts for bulk purchases. Term loans allow you to buy equipment, company vehicles or refinance existing debt. However, many entrepreneurs do not qualify for financing. There are several reasons for this, which include: l  Industry (Bars, Restaurants, ... Read More »

Need Startup Capital? Try the Syndicate!

Capital is crucial to the success of any business. In many instances, capital is the first tangible roadblock the would-be entrepreneur must overcome. Some choose bootstrapping; others borrow on their credit cards, and an intrepid few seek out angel investors and vulture (I mean venture) capitalists. Fewer still, are sought out by VC’s and angel investors. Many entrepreneurs are reluctant ... Read More »

How to Stay Productive when Travelling for Business

If you are in a job that requires a lot of travel then there’s often the temptation to treat that travel time as downtime. However, even when you’re away from the office or on some kind of transport, it’s possible to stay productive. The right tools If you arm yourself with the right tools then it’s going to be much ... Read More »

Customer Service Tips for new Businesses

Starting a new business can be daunting enough without having to worry about whether or not your customer service is up to scratch. It’s important that you have a customer service plan in place before you customers even need your support. This means that when the first issue arises, you’re able to deal with it swiftly and efficiently. Schedule time ... Read More »

Ideal Customer Profiling – Why It’s Essential to Small Business Success

Ask many small business owners who their target audience is and they will say ‘everyone’.What this often means is that they really don’t know. Defining your audience is an important thing to do in order to grow your business – and one of the most effective ways to do this is to create an Ideal Customer Profile. Creating Your Ideal ... Read More »