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.

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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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Strategies to Stop Worker Negligence and Protect Your Company’s Data

Data breaches have been in the news a lot lately. Not a week goes by when we don’t hear about another devastating breach, and it is often only the big breaches of well known companies like eBay that make the headlines.

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It can happen to your organization as well, no matter how small it is – and the results can be devastating. But did you know that the biggest risk to your company’s data often comes from employees?

You may take excellent precautions such as getting ISO 27001 certification, and this will help you to run a more secure organization. But human error often presents the biggest risk.…

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Does Working From Home Negatively Impact Your Health?

Working from home is the dream, isn’t it? The flexibility, comfort of your own surroundings and ability to alter your hours as you please is a big temptation for many of us. Why wouldn’t you want to work from home? You won’t need to face that dreaded 6am alarm, ghastly commute and having to stand for an hour on a train which costs you £500 per month. The advantages are never-ending. Well, so it seems at first glance.

Work from home

A study by Timothy Golden revealed a different perspective on the matter. The findings highlighted that working from home can have a negative effect on both your physical and mental health.…

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Smart Tax Strategies for Audit-Proofing Your Small Business

Going through an audit can be nerve-wracking and time-consuming. Most business owners would rather pull their own teeth out than deal with the IRS. Here’s how to survive the ordeal and avoid future audits in the future.

Small business tax woes

Outsource Your Accounting and Tax Work

If you want to avoid a lot of trouble with the IRS, pay someone else to deal with them for you. Outsourcing your tax and accounting work is one of the best moves a small business can make. Too many businesses mistakenly believe that they must do everything themselves.

In some ways, their entrepreneurial spirit “forces” them to “take on the world.” In reality, they’re setting themselves up for a legal nightmare.…

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What Do You Really Need to Think About When Setting Up a ‘Work From Home’ Business?

There are lots of options these days if you want to make use of your skills and work for yourself. Thanks to the internet, there are plenty of people out there hiring people with good skills in all kinds of sectors to work for them from home on a freelance basis. Whether you are a writer, a marketing expert, a designer, a programmer or an accountant, with the right approach you can make a living working as a self employed freelancer.

Work from home business

Setting up this kind of business is actually fairly simple, and requires very little capital. Here, we take a look at what the bare minimum things you will need to start your own freelancing small business are:

Technical Set Up

To be able to work online from home you do, at the very least, need a reliable internet connection, a computer that can do all of the things you need it to do consistently for the kind of jobs you want (a writer can, for example, work on a basic PC, but someone doing coding, data analysis or design may need a higher end computer), and a comfortable home office.

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