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Hiring Professional Restaurant Cleaning Services

If you operate a restaurant, you'll be aware that how your establishment looks is a crucial factor in attracting customers. If it looks great, it's likely to persuade customers that the food served is also delicious.

Therefore, the assumption is that if the front area seems clean, the kitchen is expected to be neat as well. However, if the floors and upholstery are dirty, one gets the impression that cleanliness is probably also lax in other areas.

All successful businesses…


Added by Simon Hopes on July 10, 2019 at 1:35am — No Comments

Questions to Ask Before Starting an Affiliate Program

So your business is doing well and you are looking to grow the company. Then a little birdie whispered in your ear “affiliate programs are a great way to bring in additional revenue.”  So you say “LET’S DO IT!”

Whoa! Not so fast there Speed Racer! You have to make sure this is the right fit before you go creating a program all willy-nilly. There are six big questions you’ll need to answer to determine if an affiliate program is a good solution for your…


Added by Simon Hopes on July 9, 2019 at 3:42am — No Comments

Reasons Why Email Marketing is Important For Internet World

Email marketing is without doubt one of the best prominent ways ecommerce store owners can drive sales. It’s one of the few marketing channels where you own your audience—they’ve already opted in to hear from you and it didn’t cost you to reach them. So it makes sense that email is a high priority for many new and growing online stores. You can visit for further information.…


Added by Simon Hopes on June 20, 2019 at 8:51am — No Comments

5 Tips for Improving Your Commercial Laundry Business

Running a successful commercial laundry business is not an easy feat, especially with the competition that confronts you. In this article, we’ll list down the tips you need to keep in mind to help your business take off and survive in the competitive landscape.

  1. Invest in the Right Equipment



Added by Simon Hopes on June 18, 2019 at 2:56am — No Comments

Is Your Ecommerce Site User Friendly or Is It Losing Sales?

Today’s online shoppers are product and price savvy, and extremely picky when it comes to service. They can afford to be, considering the multitude of Internet businesses clamoring to cater to them. Therefore, if your ecommerce site is not user friendly, it is losing sales. You can get your ecommerce site up to speed with a few considerations:…


Added by Simon Hopes on June 13, 2019 at 3:00am — No Comments

3 Ways To Gain Financing Without The Need For Approval

Getting a bank loan or credit card is not always the quickest or best solution when you are short of cash and need a fast cash injection for whatever reason. It could be you need cash for your business, money for a holiday overseas, you need new clothes, or congratulations are in order because you getting married. The only problem is that most of us are either already in debt to the banks or worse still some people have bad credit because of late payments or not paying off debt on…


Added by Simon Hopes on May 22, 2019 at 7:28am — No Comments

How Digital Marketers Have Adapted To Google’s Local SEO

For those digital marketers that have been working on local and organic SEO rankings, it seems that whether or not it is worth getting your clients’ websites to number 1 for organic search engine results has brought up a lot of controversies.

After writing content, creating silos, and reaching out to have content placed in order to get a backlink for your clients’ websites, achieving number one on Google’s organic search results could be deemed as a waste of time…


Added by Simon Hopes on May 21, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Make Your Music Go Viral with Social Media

The digital age has made becoming a professional musician easier and harder at the same time. On the one hand, it's become much easier to get your music out there, thanks to platforms such as Spotify, Amazon Music, iTunes, SoundCloud, and Bandcamp, and thanks to digital audio software, you can record and edit your music from the comfort of your home. On the other hand, you and about a…


Added by Simon Hopes on May 17, 2019 at 4:27am — No Comments

Get More YouTube Views

When it comes to growing your YouTube channel there are a few ways that most people suggest. You can upload quality content on a regular basis to slowly increase your viewership. You can utilize correct SEO practices to ensure that your video shows up in YouTube’s search results. And you can also encourage organic growth by buying likes from YouTube and other social media platforms such as Instagram. The best answer, of course, is that you utilize all of these approaches together. In…


Added by Simon Hopes on May 3, 2019 at 3:49am — No Comments

How to Organize Your E-Commerce Inventory

E-commerce encompasses all categories of work that are done online. But selling physical products is one of the largest and most popular of those categories. And along with this type of business usually comes the need for storage space and stellar organization skills.

There’s really no right or wrong way to do this. The key is to find a system that works for you. There are, however, some tips you…


Added by Simon Hopes on April 25, 2019 at 6:40am — No Comments

Tips for renting space for your office

It can be quite exciting when you are choosing office rental spaces for the very first time. It is important to give some thought to what kind of office you wish to rent. Choosing just any office space would come with regrets. It is important that you choose an office rental space that not only motivates your team but also enables them to grow, boost creativity and productivity as well as ensure efficiency at work. Here are some of the top tips that will help you when renting your…


Added by Simon Hopes on April 22, 2019 at 3:57am — No Comments

Finding Local Suppliers for Your Restaurant

If you’re not aware of the current “buying local” trend, you should know that it’s a pretty big deal. Sure, it feels nice to support your local store owners and employees, but it also does a lot more than that.

Research shows that buying local keeps more money in your local town and region than buying from a national chain. The London-based New Economics Foundation performed a study that found double…


Added by Simon Hopes on April 21, 2019 at 12:09pm — No Comments

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 — 1 Comment

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

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