How to Make your Next Business Event more Sustainable

In a UN study, 93% of CEO’s stated that sustainability would be an important factor in the future success of their business. While the importance of eco-friendliness in general to business in 2016 cannot be overlooked, there are times when more waste is produced. One such time is at bigger events, such as exhibitions and conferences.

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In some cases environmental responsibility is shared with venues, caterers and attendees. However, there are ways you can minimise waste on behalf of your business and manage more sustainable events throughout the year.

Technology can help reduce paper waste

42% of all global wood harvest is used to make paper, and paper accounts for 50% of the waste that businesses produce.…

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From Invention to Innovation: Metal Forming and Machining in America

Most people don’t think too much about it. They just take for granted that we have things like buildings, automobiles, and tools. But, there was a time when metal forming, tool, and die manufacturing didn’t exist.

Metalworking

Pre-World War II

The history of metal forming and steel in America starts in the 19th century with the growth of pig iron. Britain went from 1.3 million tons in production in 1840 to 6.7 million tons in 1870. By 1913, there was 10.4 million tons being produced.

The U.S. started at a pitiful 0.32 tons, but by 1913 was producing 31.5 million – more than 3 times Britain.…

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The Cafe Owner’s Guide to Managing Melbourne’s Sporadic Weather Conditions

Melbourne is Australia’s most famous city for experiencing four seasons in a day. The weather can turn so quickly that it can leave many Melbournites frustrated as they enjoy the outdoors one minute only to be confronted with winds or blistering rain the next.

Cafe co-owners

For café owners, it is just as frustrating since many patrons want to enjoy the experience of the outdoors while they are enjoying their coffee. There are a few ways café owners can manage the change in weather.

Consider investing in indoor and outdoor heater.

It can get annoying when you are at a café and you are struggling to keep warm.…

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Looking for the Best Commercial and Personal Storage Solutions?

Today, storage is a vital part of business and domestic life. The private and public sectors alike are regularly looking for storage facilities. As a result, there are now plenty of personal and commercial storage options that you can choose from. Let’s take a look at some things you need to know about.

Portable storage for personal and commercial uses

About Storage Solutions

First of all, if you are looking for commercial self-storage, there are a number of options out there for you to use. The most important thing is that you can find a spot in which all your excess inventory can be stored safely and securely.…

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5 Reasons Why Your SMB Should Invest In The Local Community

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.

Businesses should support local communities

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.

1. Exposure

Marketing is a big part of any business, and rightly so.…

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The Role of Food Packaging in Food Safety

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.

Office food safety

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.…

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Top 5 Considerations for Businesses Seeking Commercial Pest Control

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.

Commercial pest control service

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.…

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Top 5 Plumbing Considerations for Business Owners

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.

Commercial plumber fixing a faucet

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.…

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How to Save on Office Space for your Small Business

If you are a small business owner, it is imperative to find ways to be cost-efficient. Cutting down on square footage is certainly one way to do that, and when you do not have a huge amount of office space to operate in, learning to use each and every inch efficiently is a huge part of the challenge of saving those pennies.

Office space idea

Thankfully, this challenge does not have to also be a burden. By following a few simple guidelines about how to keep your office space as tidy and minimalistic as possible, and by keeping up with the maintenance of materials that are only around when you need it, it is a satisfying endeavor to really get the most of your small working area and thrive as a cost-cutting entrepreneur.…

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Ford Medium Duty Trucks for The Modern Job Site

If you are running a business that requires utility trucks, you surely understand that your choice of trucks can determine the effectiveness of your operation; you need the ones that are high in performance.

Ford F-650 2015

High performance utility trucks used to be all about function. Manufacturers built them for size and strength, and it was up to the people operating them to make these beasts fit the job itself. There wasn’t a lot of variety, there wasn’t a lot of customizable options. But that wasn’t the point. These vehicles over delivered in terms of strength and cargo load capability. It was a one-size-fits-all approach.…

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