Bad Breath Can Ruin Your Career – Seriously! (Infographic)

Halitosis is nothing to joke around about. Not only does it make the people you talk to at work and in life want to vomit at the mere thought of communicating with you, it can literally kill you! Looking at the infographic on this page, you’ll note that at least 60 percent of people suffering from bad breath are also much more stressed than their minty fresh counterparts.

Bad breath in the office

There’s no “U” in bad breath!

Now, you might be fine with elevated cortisol and the effects it has on your long term health, including high blood pressure, heart disease, weakened immune system, and the slow and steady destruction of your brain.…

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The Three Pillars of Online Reputation Management

If you have run a brick-and-mortar store before, you know just how damaging one customer’s negative experience can be to your reputation in the neighborhood. Infamy carries an impact several orders of magnitude larger on the internet.

Reputation management

You are no longer dealing with the perception of the hundreds or thousands of people living in your area. It’s now about the millions of people online who may come across the complaint. That’s why online reputation management is so vital. We look at the three ways of protecting your brand on the internet.

1. Great Content

First impressions last. One of the most effective ways of increasing your credibility online is by creating high quality content.…

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Money Management – 6 Tips for Optimising Your Invoicing System

Are you being paid on time? When do you mail out invoices to clients? Invoicing can seem like a never-ending job, especially if you do not have a reliable system in place to maximise your accounting practices. If you are struggling with invoicing and billing within your business, you may need to make a change in the way you charge.

Business invoicing

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If the employees that you have completing the invoicing process are struggling with getting them out on time or appear to dislike the time of the month when invoicing occurs, you need to make a change in your company to speed up the process and make it more efficient.…

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Start Your Christmas Advertising Early With A Brand Awareness Campaign

Not every business makes use of promotional products, even though it can be a vital part of their advertising operation, but those that do (and, hey, even those that don’t yet) should always think about the impact of combining holiday themes with promotional tools. It is never too early to start getting consumers ready to consider your business a prime source for what they need.

Christmas advertising

Christmas advertising: Isn’t it too early?

Many people describe how they hate hearing about Christmas shopping specials months in advance, and it’s true: preparing for the holiday season means interrupting the warm summer months with thoughts of snow, decorated trees, and short daylight hours.…

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Q&A with Brian Madgett, VP of New York Life on Small Business Insurance Coverage Gap

Many small business owners view business insurance as the necessary evil, and thus they are reluctant whether they should take more coverages or not. In reality, nobody really knows (except the insurers, perhaps) until the disaster happens; in that case, it’s all too late.

The result of the reluctance is the gap between the coverage they have and the amount they actually need.  But how bad is the gap? What should small business owners do in response to the gap?

Brian Madgett, New York Life VP

We converse with Brian Madgett, Vice President of New York Life – the largest mutual life-insurance company in the U.S.…

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What Makes an Ideal Office? (Infographic)

Office environments vary depending on the size of business and industry, but at the end of the day, everyone has their own view on what an ideal office would be like. Ensuring that employees are happy in their working environment is extremely important as happiness is the main contributor to a productive and motivated team. Cezanne HR carried out a survey to establish what Britain would deem as their ideal office, taking a huge variety of factors in to consideration.

Happy office

What makes an ideal office

How can you create the best office environment for your employees? Well, it might be time to consider allowing minimal supervision, as being micro-managed is one of Britain’s largest office annoyances!

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How to Buy a Used Coordinate Measuring Machine

Buying a used coordinate measuring machine is a smart, strategic way to save money while improving your measuring capabilities. But it also raises a number of questions, including where you should buy a used coordinate measuring machine, what brand you should buy, and what you should expect.

Coordinate measuring machine

The good news it that the majority of coordinate measuring machines use frictionless air bearings, which means their mechanical structure wears down much slower than your CNC tools. A good coordinate measuring machine can last as long as 30 years, so a used machine will have plenty of life left in it.

Coordinate measuring machine buyer’s guide

Carefully consider where you go to buy metrology instruments, as there is a big difference between going online or buying at auction and going to a reputable coordinate measuring machine dealer.…

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Improve Your Business Email List Management with a Reliable Email Validation Service

If your business maintains an email list, you need to make sure that every email is well-validated; or else, you risk your business with potential security risks, wasted resources for managing spams, and many other counter-productive activities.

Email validation

If you’re constantly looking for the right email validation service for your company, I’m sure that you’re overwhelmed with the available choices on the web. Many wastes so much time just for looking for the right one for you.

In this article, we want to help you cut to the chase by recommending a service that we think one of the best in the class.…

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How to Effortlessly Control and Track Your Inventory

Savvy inventory management is crucial to streamlining business operations, meeting customer demand, and improving profitability. While many business owners start selling without a clear inventory strategy in mind, keeping track of and controlling inventory levels effectively is vital to growing over the long term.

Inventory management

Here are some of the inventory management considerations every retailer or wholesaler should know.

Key inventory management stages

Foundation: Inventory management should start with a fundamental system of categorizing and naming products. Giving each product an SKU (stock keeping unit) ensures all your inventory is uniquely identifiable and easily tracked. SKUs can easily be created for products using an SKU generator.…

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Security Matters: Keeping Control of Your Site

Cyber attacks have now become a fact of life, and are now something that each and every one of us has to guard against. It’s no good thinking that criminals will only attack the ‘big boys’ – far from it. In fact, smaller businesses are seen as softer targets with weaker defenses to penetrate.

Hacker

In 2016, it’s said that hackers were able to breach half of all small businesses in the US. Worse still, about 60 per cent of small businesses that suffer a cyber security attack are said to go out of business within six months. This is a clear and present danger to the existence of small businesses and cannot, therefore, be ignored.…

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