Four Ways to Maximize your Family Business’ Efficiency

Today is an exciting time in business, and it’s easier than ever to get out there and offer your products and services. However, since the advent of the internet, there’s also more competition now than there ever was before. Not only do you have to keep up with local competitors, but you also have to […]

Brand Building: Five Ideas to Kick Start Your Small Business

When you are first starting out with your own small business, you need to develop a brand so customers are able to know who you are and what you stand for. A brand is much more than a logo. The promise your business makes, the way you present your brand visually, and your company’s focus on customers help to define your brand and what you represent. Take time to work on these details when you are starting out so you can better communicate what you offer to your clients or customers. This process can take some time, but it allows you to be more competitive in your industry.

Raising finance for your start-up business

Raising money for a start-up or a small business can be hard. Banks and other traditional sources of finance can be very difficult for untested entrepreneurs to tap. Small businesses then, need financing avenues to turn to that are not as risk-averse as traditional ones. Fortunately, the modern business funding landscape offers a few innovative […]

Balancing Business and Family Life

If you’re trying to juggle your own business and family responsibilities as well, you know the meaning of having lots of balls in the air. There’s everything from business tasks to chaperoning, emails to grocery shopping, and running your company to wiping runny noses. Sometimes, though, business demands start to take over, and it can […]

How Respect At Home Leads To Respect In The Office

Morale in the workplace is a major problem for some corporations, but less of an issue for others. What do positive environs have that is missing elsewhere? Can strong morale positively affect finance? Perhaps it is the respect employees have for each other and which the employer has for his/her staff which makes the greatest difference. […]

5 Unlikely Profitable Businesses Down Under

Aspiring entrepreneurs might find it interesting to know that the most profitable industries for small businesses down under at the moment include app development for smart phones, Internet dating and decorating and painting. A new report has revealed which businesses have the biggest profit margins , or their earnings as a ratio of their revenue, […]

Professional vs. Casual: How to Dress in the Office

Dressing appropriately is just as important during the third year on the job as when attending your first interview. Wearing sensible attire is especially important at corporate functions and dress-down days. Use these tips when you have a question of dress code at work. Ask First It’s really that simple, unfortunately, many miss the boat […]

Get The Overtime You Are Entitled To

Employees are entitled to benefits for working hard and putting in more hours than the employer requires them to work in a normal working week. Sometimes deadlines, excessive work loads and the need to prioritize will result in employees staying late or starting early to ensure they meet their deadlines and fulfill their role as […]