Four Easily Avoided Tech Mistakes For Small Business Owners
Small business owners often juggle many balls at once. However, take your eye off one ball for even a short time, and the whole lot comes tumbling down. Similarly, taking your eye off technology could result in very expensive consequences. Avoiding the common mistakes we identify here though is a good starting point. Paying upfront for software Whether it’s due to a lack of experience or lack of expertise
What Does The Future Hold For Businesses?
Trying to predict the future is always an imprecise science. But there are some key business trends emerging that may well impact on your organisation and how you run it. In this article we examine those emerging trends so that you can be well prepared and assess how you might respond. Millennials make way to Generation Z Until very recently all the business media were full of talk about how the…
Natural Disasters: The Cost To The NZ Insurance Industry
Natural disasters: the cost to the NZ insurance industry Figures recently released by the Insurance Council of New Zealand suggest that natural disasters cost the insurance industry $115 million in 2015. In fact, nearly 2,000 claims were made last year as result of floods, storms, cyclones and tornados. Major insurance events last year included the following Whanganui River flooding Damage…
Merchant Cash Advance Or Business Loan? Choosing The Best Option For Your Company
Most small businesses at some point will seek external funding to support growth. Usually that’s achieved through a bank loan. However, merchant cash advances are becoming a popular source of funds. Here we look at the pros and cons of the different funding types so you can make the right choice.What is a merchant cash advance? If you’re unfamiliar with this type of funding then let’s first be clear about what it is.
The Importance Of A Personal Brand & How To Develop One
Whether we like it or not, we all have an online presence. It could be your social media or LinkedIn profiles or work-related information. Maintaining a strong online brand is just as important for you as it is for any company. Here we look at tips on developing a strong personal brand.Google yourself You won’t know exactly what information is available until you Google yourself. What key data is missing and what needs to be taken down?
How To Keep Your Employees Happy
Research tells us happy employees are more loyal and productive and so keeping staff content should be a priority for every business. But what makes them happy? You may be surprised to know that a pay increase isn’t necessarily one of them. Read on to find out how you can keep your workforce happy. Work-life balance Many employees will readily forgo a pay rise in favour of a better work-life balance.
Investment doesn’t have to just be about real estate and stocks. As the number of super-wealthy people increases, the value of passion investments like collector cars has become a more significant part of investment portfolios. Quick takeaways if you’re in a hurry: Investing doesn’t have to be a dry economic pursuit. Instead, making the extra effort to invest in things you’re passionate about
Navigating The FX Market: Don’t Go It Alone
Doing business internationally can be an enormous headache for many reasons, but the most aggravating issue will always be the amount of money that can go up in smoke just by sending and exchanging currency. Fortunately, you have plenty of options to help you tackle these issues and get the most out of your foreign currency transactions. Quick takeaways if you’re in a hurry:
The Top Reasons SMEs Run Out Of Cash
More than half of all new businesses fail in their first year, and making it that far doesn’t mean you’re safe. Small and medium sized businesses don’t have the deep pockets that large enterprises do, which is why even short-term cash flow problems can sink an otherwise successful business.
How To Manage Your Time As A Very Busy Person
“The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more” – Jonas Salk As any entrepreneur can attest, success doesn’t mean your job gets any easier. Whether you’re running your own business, or working in any modern, high-pressure job, you know that advancing in your career is synonymous with expertly managing your time.