Almost every realm of operations today, be it storage or connectivity, finds a virtual extension thanks to the advent to remote storage spaces available in the form of Cloud. This has brought to users the option of hosted PBX and VoIP services. Choosing a hosted PBX and VoIP for your organization has numerous benefits for your business operations, especially in case of small and medium businesses. Compared to the cumbersome paraphernalia brought in by traditional PBX set up that consumes a massive portion of an organization’s IT resources in terms of upkeep, operations and maintenance, the hosted version presents itself an a viable alternative.…Continue reading
Negotiation is a tool we all need at every turn. Business, better salary, leave permission, angry spouse, rebellious kid, street vendor; you name it. Mastering the art of negotiation can make your life much easy.
Especially in business negotiations, there is a lot at stake and you simply cannot afford to lose.
With so much pressure riding, it is important go in prepared and use some tips and tricks to ease your way into the talk.
Here are some lessons I learnt from my personal experience and research on how to nail a negotiation.
1. Give succinct anecdotes to prove your point
People like stories from the past to relate to.…Continue reading
As digital marketing has evolved we’ve seen more and more companies looking to maximize their audience reach and response through new channels, particularly social media. And while that makes sense – an ever-expanding amount of consumers are spending more and more time on social platforms – at the same time, businesses shouldn’t neglect ‘older’ methods which may still be just as effective, in particular, email.
Why email? In a study published by McKinsey and Company last year, they found that despite the rise of social networks, email “remains a significantly more effective way to acquire customers than social media – nearly 40 times that of Facebook and Twitter combined”.…Continue reading
Crowdfunding for real estate offers a new way for investors to get into the property market. The basis behind crowdfunding is for developers and real estate investment fund managers to raise capital from multiple investors for investment purposes.
Investors have the advantage of owning a share of a large property investment that might otherwise have been out of reach. Another significant benefit is the ability to get started in the property investment with a relatively small investment.
For example, some online crowdfunding portals will allow investors to get started with as little as £50. Others may require a larger initial investment to get started, with many ranging between £5,000 and £50,000.…Continue reading
Small businesses owners face many challenges, especially in the beginning. You have to find a way to make your business thrive, often on a limited budget. For most business owners, the budget gets focused largely on improving your product or service, your staff, and marketing.
One aspect that often gets overlooked however, is using some of your money to give back to the local community. While you may think that there is not enough room in your budget to do this, we have a couple of reasons why you might want to reconsider and find some room.
Marketing is a big part of any business, and rightly so.…Continue reading
Imagine you’ve just started out as a new company. You’ve gone in with a friend who is now your partner, you’ve signed up documents and you’re ready to go. A few weeks in, things are going well. You’re organising sales, you’re hiring new people to keep up with the demand and increase for your services, you’re working closely with your partner and you’re pushed to your limits, making sure that you’re maximising revenue for minimum cost.
You’re probably spending all of your time working out how to make your company as profitable as possible, and so is your partner. Have you thought about insurance?…Continue reading
Food safety is an important aspect to maintain our health and well-being. Every living, breathing soul on the Earth wants to preserve the life of their own and others for as long as possible. The main factor that affects our well-being is our exposure to health threats that can lead to illness or death.
One of the common ways we are affected is through our consumption of food. The neglect towards food handling and preparation safety procedures can expose hundreds, thousands or millions of people to health issues.
The education of food handling and packaging in Australia has countered the food health crisis’ that has affected parts of the country at times, however more people inside the home and in businesses need to take steps to further understand the importance of food packaging in their food handling.…Continue reading
Every business needs to be aware of the regulations and considerations that have to be applied in order to run their business safely. Whether it’s ensuring that you have the correct insurance or adhering to certain guidelines for service, you have to follow the rules in order to operate. One area where it’s vital to be vigilant is in the area of pest control.
When it comes to commercial pest policies, most industries rightfully endorse a zero-tolerance policy which has to be adhered to. The problem is, most commercial sectors are at risk of developing a pest infestation due to the presence of food and water in certain work and storage areas.…Continue reading
Whether you are a small, medium or large scale business, it is always important to mitigate losses. By being economically fluid and understanding your working capital ratio, it will allow you to have disposable revenue for any unforeseen problems that may occur.
Every business will face different challenges when starting up, although brick and mortar businesses can have a higher costs when starting, and more things to consider than an online business. You might not have thought of this initially, but when you’re considering a new premises for your business, you need to ensure it’s a solid choice from top to bottom.…Continue reading
Australia is one of the safer countries in the world for businesses to operate in. Most Australian business operators have the confidence to maintain the success of their business without being exposed to major security risks that affects their business’s premises.
Even though the risk is much smaller compared to other countries, businesses should implement security measures that can prevent, deter or help them better manage the security of their business premises. In industries such as banking and finance, mining, hospitality, healthcare, there is a need to have strong security measures in place that will prevent the threat of theft or damages that could further negatively impact the business’s operations.…Continue reading