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Archive for January, 2014

The best thing about being involved in business in 2014 is that there are so many exciting and innovative ways to connect with your customer base and built real brand loyalty. Social media is an amazing tool for getting your name known, creating brand awareness and being able to connect with the wishes and concerns of your clients in real time. Choose Your Platform Before you start frantically tweeting or  [ Read More ]

How to Re-Energize Your Business

If your business has been adversely affected by the tough economic climate, it may be time to consider some creative solutions. Re-energizing your business doesn’t have to be a daunting task and there are plenty of common sense changes that you can make quickly and efficiently. To survive in today’s market; businesses need to be flexible and willing to innovate, in order to make the most of new opportunities when  [ Read More ]

There is a great British tradition of making-do and eccentricity. We may also all have heard expressions such as something being a kitchen business, indicating that workspace in a home is at a premium and the kitchen is about the nearest thing you have to a workshop or an office. However, there comes a time when operating from home on a shoestring just isn’t any longer feasible and you are  [ Read More ]

Bitcoin was the warm investment of 2013. Is this wise to believe that the stateless cash will still be the hot investment in 2053? That is what the bitcoin cognoscenti could have you think. Second Market, finance establishes, runs the Bitcoin Investment Trust, which makes straight investments in the virtual cash for accredited financial institutions and investors. Recently, this started working out arrangements by individual retirement account investment stands so that people  [ Read More ]

Increasing productivity in an office environment has a significant impact on the success of a business. The more motivated and productive your staff are, the greater you profits will ultimately be. Start banning inefficient practices and encouraging productivity today to see your company become more successful in 2014. Office Atmosphere A leader or manager should never underestimate the impact of the working environment on office productivity. If your office has  [ Read More ]

When considering health and safety hazards in an industrial environment, it’s important to think about what the hazards are, who they will affect and what you can do to manage risk in the most meaningful and practical way. The safety of staff and customers is paramount in establishing a profitable and sustainable business. Machinery Working around machinery can be potentially hazardous as staff and others risk serious injury if they  [ Read More ]

Marketing your small business correctly is an essential part of 21st century business life. Despite this, hiring a branding expert can be inefficient, expensive and isn’t necessarily cost effective. As a result of this, you have to think about ways that you can successfully market your business from within. One way that you can do just this is to think about how you can use your signage to advertise and  [ Read More ]

A new year can mean a fresh start for a company, so now that 2014 is here, you could consider taking strides to improve your business’s efficiency.  Greater efficiency will result in higher profit margins, and although you might think that efficiency requires streamlining, it doesn’t necessarily mean throwing out creativity or imagination.  Here are a few ways to help make 2014 your company’s most efficient yet. Measuring Your Pipeline  [ Read More ]

Short terms loans: Friend or Foe?

By now most of us have heard of, if not made use of short term loans.  Sometimes referred to as payday loans, they can be extremely useful if used in the right way.  But if you read some of the articles in the media you may be concerned, confused and in a state of consternation.  So the question is:   can you consider these short term temporary loans good or bad?   [ Read More ]

For the majority of people and for the majority of time, financial transactions and situations will go ahead smoothly and without a hitch. However, there are times when something goes wrong and for those times, the Financial Services Ombudsman (FSO) (http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk) are the people to talk to. The Financial Ombudsman Service was set up in 2001 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_Ombudsman_Service ) by the government as part of the  Financial Services and Markets Act  [ Read More ]

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