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Why You Need Video Conferencing

With video conferencing, having meetings with people from other locations has become easier, more practical and cheaper.

Imagine a company with offices in different locations, and you often need to hold meetings together between the units. The cost to bring all the teams to the same place periodically will scare any manager. With video conferencing, this became less of a concern.

There are different ways of conducting a video conference. Most important, first of all, is to…


Added by Simon Hopes on April 17, 2019 at 9:39am — No Comments

Office Interior Design – Choosing the Right Colour Scheme

Don’t underestimate the power of colour in your office space. Taking the time to consider the colours that make up the different work spaces within your office can have a huge impact on the overall productivity of your space. Read on to find out all you need to know when choosing the right colour scheme for your office.

There is a whole psychology behind colour. Certain colours have the power to elicit different emotions, making it a powerful tool that can influence…


Added by Simon Hopes on April 12, 2019 at 6:20am — No Comments

3 Ways to Get Through Tax Season Like a Pro

Tax season is something that almost everyone dislikes; it can often be time-consuming and even a little confusing.

That being said, however, there are a few different tips and tricks that you can follow to make it as pain-free as possible. While some tips have been proven to be more effective than others, there are a few key ones that can save you from…


Added by Simon Hopes on April 10, 2019 at 6:55am — No Comments

The Key to Boosting Call Center Agent Performance

As competition gets more and more fierce, you have to devise new plans and strategies to stick out and increase sales. You might improve your product or service, work more hours, hire more employees, etc.

Another option is boosting your call center agent performance. This is, of course, easier said than done, so how can you achieve this? It all starts with taking care of your employees, and with that in mind, this is what you should know:

Proper tools and…


Added by Simon Hopes on April 9, 2019 at 7:48am — No Comments

Digital Marketing Tactics to Promote Your Small Business and Get Results

The world of digital marketing is growing and if you have not yet invested in it for your small business, now is as good a time as any. Digital marketing takes many forms; some of the most common techniques are social media marketing and search engine optimization.

If you have already invested time and money into these efforts, good for you! But you might not realize that there is more you could be doing to promote your business. For business owners who want to take…


Added by Simon Hopes on April 6, 2019 at 3:54am — No Comments

What Restaurant Owners Need to Know for Their Business to Succeed

Restaurants need all of the help that they can get in order to succeed. When you are a restaurant owner, you have to know all about the restaurant industry, including all of the restaurant technology trends. This will ensure that you can provide a great experience while staying up-to-date with the competition.

Target Audience

It’s important to know your target…


Added by Simon Hopes on March 29, 2019 at 6:50am — No Comments

5 Stupid Mistakes to Avoid Making When Branding Your Business Online

Branding your business online has a number of benefits that are pushing today’s entrepreneurs onward, motivating them to invest ever more into the efforts that are being put into building a home for themselves online.

Most of today’s conversions, in any given industry and within any and every field, are fueled by what those potential customers and clients find online.

According to statistics, more than…


Added by Simon Hopes on March 15, 2019 at 4:13am — No Comments

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

To protect your intellectual property is to protect your creations like literary pieces, artistic creation, symbols, images, ideas, inventions etc. Everyone who creates new things should learn how to protect their intellectual property (IP). We will briefly look at some of the most important types of protection.

Owners of businesses should especially be aware of the laws governing intellectual property, otherwise, your competitors might unfairly steal your ideas. Therefore it is…


Added by Simon Hopes on February 1, 2019 at 5:23am — No Comments

Quora For Business Marketing – The Main Advantages and Disadvantages

Social media platforms have turned out to be one of the most promising ways to reach out to potential clients on a broad basis. It is not limited to a platform where users can connect and chat with their old friends but a platform for global exposure. The most common social networking websites used for business purpose include Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Quora among many others.…


Added by Simon Hopes on January 30, 2019 at 5:18am — No Comments

When It Is Necessary To Hire An Accountant

There are so many instances where a business would need the services of an accountant. You would need an accountant when planning your business formation, during a loan application, a government audit, and so much more. An accountant can make all these things easy for you. Even though you may have a small business, and think you cannot afford an accountant, when you factor in all the issues they will solve for you, the costs will be well worth it.…


Added by Simon Hopes on January 24, 2019 at 8:31am — No Comments

Why Starting a Retail Business is a Great Idea

Most of the time people underestimate what it entails owning and operating a retail business. Retail is one of the easiest commercial property to invest in since it poses less barriers to entry. It can be quite lucrative and also rewarding with time but at first it can be a slog. First and foremost, you have to know what you are entering into and you have to consider the product or service you want to sell.




Added by Simon Hopes on January 10, 2019 at 12:43am — No Comments

Trends Impacting the Real Estate Business 2018

Over the years, the real estate trade has evolved to be what it is today. The introduction of real estate agencies and legislation on the same has helped improve the sector tremendously. There are various trends emerging currently that have a significant influence in the real estate business. The internet has revolutionized the way real estate matters are handled in recent time. An internet search on warehouse for lease queens, for instance, gives…


Added by Simon Hopes on December 19, 2018 at 9:07am — No Comments

Top Tips to Advance your Warehouse Career

Regardless of whether you work as an order picker for a large national distribution centre, or in a warehouse for a small business that serves a limited geographical area, the key to advancing your career is the same. Employers look for responsible and dependable team players who have an in depth knowledge of the warehouse environment, and are dedicated to upholding the highest standards.…


Added by Simon Hopes on November 29, 2018 at 5:54am — No Comments

How to Hire an IT Support Professional

For many small businesses, managing technology is it the bottom of the list when it comes to spending priorities, with business owners preferring to focus on front-end business.

Neglecting the technological backbone of your company is a perilous approach though, and every year technological issues cost the UK economy somewhere in the region of…


Added by Simon Hopes on November 29, 2018 at 5:49am — No Comments

Advantages of the Business Process Outsourcing

Business process outsourcing is a method where one company provides its work to another company for performing different tasks (process). The parent company provides details of the process and tasks to other company. Other company hires employees for performing such tasks. The parent company provides revenue to the company. The business operations are explained by the company to its clients.…


Added by Simon Hopes on November 25, 2018 at 2:54pm — No Comments

6 Reasons Why You Need a Digital Strategy

The digital media has taken over all the major spheres of our lives. It is predominated businesses across industries and drastically changed how audiences consume information. It is inevitable for companies to stay abreast with all the technological advancements taking place. Internet marketing agency account that how people online consume content nowadays has affected the entire marketing game. Marketers at such firms have adapted to this trend and…


Added by Simon Hopes on November 22, 2018 at 4:17am — No Comments

What Should I Expect From A Security Tech Company?

One thing you’re guaranteed to get from a security tech company is reports. Their software is continuously updating them about everything safety-wise, which is a great thing for the clients, but a pain to read.

One of the defining features of the times we live in the fact that we are so integrated with technology. This makes communication simpler, it makes certain areas of life more efficient and certainly adds comfort to our lives, but it has a downside.

Almost every piece of…


Added by Simon Hopes on November 22, 2018 at 3:52am — No Comments

Retail Secrets: 8 Crucial Elements of a Store Design That’ll Attract More Customers

It’s no big secret that a great retail design can do wonders for every facet of your store. If done right, it can spruce up foot traffic, increase sales, and eventually improve overall store revenues. But the bigger question is: how can you design a retail store that’ll pull in customers from left, center and right?

Here are 8 amazing tips that’ll help you take your retail store design to the next level.

  1. Keep Displays within Customer’s Eye…

Added by Simon Hopes on November 19, 2018 at 8:51am — No Comments

GDPR and Small Businesses

General Data Protection Regulation affects most organisations that collect, handle, and process data collected inside of the EU. Any organisation which has more than 250 employees, including businesses, governments, and public agencies, is expected to be GDPR compliant. These larger organisations often have the resources available to them to ensure that their practices are in line with the regulations. One of the many requirements an organisation must fulfil to be GDPR compliant is the…


Added by Simon Hopes on October 12, 2018 at 4:08am — No Comments

Is Investing in Little Caesars Pizza Franchise Good for Your Profit Margin?

If you're a pizza lover, you've probably heard of Little Caesars. It's one of the most popular pizza chains in the West, particularly in the United States. The demand for pizza is very high that the number of people who are interested to buy a franchise is increasing.

If you've earned enough income or savings from work, one of the many things you can do with…


Added by Simon Hopes on October 1, 2018 at 7:29am — No Comments

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