How to Treat Driving for Uber Like a Business

Is driving for Uber a small business? It can be. You might not have employees, but you still have overhead, clients and a service to sell – your driving. The vast majority of drivers will operate as a sole proprietorship, but there are a few rideshare drivers that will incorporate or form an LLC.

Uber driver as a business owner

Even if you’re not one of those few drivers that choose to incorporate, you can still treat driving for Uber like a business.

These concepts can be used in many small businesses.

Run Your Operation Like a Business

A lot of one-person businesses operate as a sole proprietorship.…

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4 Ways Your Business Could Benefit from Temporary Buildings

Regardless of industry, businesses often need more physical space to grow, meet client demand, or complete a project. The problem? Acquiring extra room can cost a lot of money, eating into your company profits. In some cases, expansion can be so expensive that it’s not a feasible option, which could inhibit company growth. When this happens, what can you do?

temporary buildings

Many business owners turn to temporary structures. Depending on the company, this could be anything from an additional trailer or a catering van, to a warehouse or an office block. To help you decide if temporary buildings could work for your business, here are the benefits.…

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The Vital Role Service Businesses can Play in Your Company’s Success

We often think of a company in a fairly simplistic way: as a self-sufficient organization. We think of it as a corporation with various departments, like Human Resource Management, Accounting, and Finance, Production, Research and Development (R&D), Purchasing, Marketing, and Selling.

IT consulting service

But, in fact, the world of business is a far more complicated place. Almost every business needs a service business every once in a while, or on an ongoing basis, to keep the show on the road. These support businesses can be broken down into two broad categories: technical services and business services.

Technical Services

A business needs all types of technical services, depending on the nature of the business.…

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Key Findings About Workplace Behavior From The TalentLMS Gamification Survey

A new survey published by a learning management systems company has found the stunning benefits of gamification in the workplace. The report published by TalentLMS was prepared after surveying nearly 400 employees in the age range of 18 to 69 years with a mean age of 36. Here are a few key findings from the survey.

Learning through gamification

Impact of gamification on productivity

One of the primary objectives of using gamification is to improve employee engagement and overall productivity. The TalentLMS study found that an overwhelming 87 percent of surveyed participants believed that gamification has helped them improve productivity at work. This is a near eight percentage points jump up from a similar survey conducted in 2014 when 79% of the participants responded in the affirmative.

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How Much Office Space Do You Really Need?

The cost of renting office space has spiralled over the past year. In 2017, the global flexible office market has grew by over 18% and this growth has continued to soar in 2018. Recent research has revealed New York City to be the most expensive place in the world to rent a desk, with San Francisco, Chicago, Sydney, Los Angeles, and London rounding off the top six.

Spacious office space

With rising office space costs, it’s becoming increasingly important to ensure you’re only renting the space your business needs. According to analysis by Philips Lighting, businesses around the world can save a total of £1.11 trillion in reduced office costs, by simply reducing the number of empty workspaces and meeting rooms in their offices.…

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How to Know Your Business Is Ready to Go Remote

The workplace of tomorrow will probably look like your living room or home office. Or maybe even a local coffee shop. It will look like anything except an office, whether it’s a traditional one with cubicles or the modern one with lots of open space.

Remote working

Remote working is one of the most important business trends this year. It is also one of the things employees want from their employers the most, along with increased bonuses.

Remote business or team setups can be very rewarding. “From the beginning I’ve been designing the dream job, in fact Cloud LGS was born in a coffeeshop.…

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Business Advice: Starting, Maintaining, Streamlining

There are many different phases and stages of a business. If you can’t figure out how to work through all of them, of then there isn’t much chance of you having a completely independent entity that exists over time. That’s why you need to look at each of those phases individually even while you are doing your initial planning.

Busy business development team

There is the startup phase. There is the period where you have to figure out how to keep your business going. Once established, you have to become more competitive. Also, it’s essential that you remember that you always need to flex with the times rather than being too static about how you approach different business challenges.…

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Being Comfortable In Your Company Working Environment

One thing that you have to do to run a successful business is to make sure that the idea of comfort is handled properly. Your employees need to be comfortable. Your clients need to be comfortable. Also, there are different kinds of happiness you need to look into. Physical comfort is one. Mental and emotional satisfaction is another. So you need to go through each one and ensure that you’re doing as much as possible to create the best environment in your workplace.

Healthy business environment with happy employees

Several examples get you started looking in a direction to increase company productivity through proper comfort. Getting the right ergonomic furniture is a big deal.…

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Should You Purchase a Vehicle for Your Small Business?

One study estimated the “average cost of starting a new business from scratch at just over $30,000.” Additionally, research has found that the “average small business invests about 1 percent of its revenues into advertising.” It’s obvious that starting and running a small business is not cheap.

Company car

Many small business owners are forced to make important decisions on essential spending each and every day. Every dollar saved can help a business stay afloat, especially if it is a newer small business. When faced with making a larger purchase, there usually has to be many significant advantages in making the purchase.…

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Successful People Follow These 7 Productivity Rules

While there’s no such thing as an ideal, mold-making businessperson, successful entrepreneurs and executives share certain traits in common.

Productivity is one such trait.

Productive businesswoman works in a cafe

Whether you’re doing your best to climb the corporate ladder ahead of schedule or working to turn your big idea into a big employer, you’ll find a streamlined schedule smooths the road ahead. Follow these seven productivity-boosting tips and good things might just happen.

1. Don’t Let Email Take Over Your Life

There’s an email management tip for everyone. It doesn’t really matter how you choose to manage your inbox clutter, as long as you do it well and consistently.…

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