How to Best Prepare Your Business for a Natural Disaster: 6 Crucial Tips

The recent storms to hit the United States have been all over the media the last few weeks. Hurricane Harvey dumped enough water on southern Texas in a week to supply New York City with drinking water for sixty-nine years. That is a massive amount of water to fall in less than a week. And then there’s Hurricane Irma:

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma – photo credit: Joan Nova / Flickr

If you are like many small business owners, you are more than likely wondering how to best prepare your business for a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey or Irma. Now is a great time to review the plans your business has in place for when a natural disaster occurs in your area.…

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Boost Your Laundry Business With These 4 Smart Tips

The main reason why so many people invest in running a laundry business is because it’s a relatively safe and lucrative venture. However, its appeal is also one of the reasons why so few laundry businesses make it big –the safe and simple route can only take you so far.

Laundromat

Successful entrepreneurs know that a business hinges on its owner’s ability to make calculated decisions and accept risks for the sake of higher returns. The next time you find yourself looking at a stagnant rate of profit, consider these four examples of how you could take your business to the next level:

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Why Everyone Needs a Flexible Working Schedule

Being shackled to a dead-end nine-to-five job isn’t exactly what every high school or college graduate expects after wrapping up their student life, but such is the grim reality we face, given that most companies still mandate their employees to operate under these circumstances.

Flexible working

There is no room for compromise and definitely no potential for growth if one were to choose this career path, even if one were to decide to jump from one traditional company to another. The glass ceiling will always be there.

Flexible working, more control

But the times are changing, and so, too, are business models, with work-from-home structures and small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) on the rise.…

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Do You Have Someone Who Manages Your Parts Data? If Not, Here are 4 Reasons Why You Should

As an electrical engineer, your primary goal is transforming clients’ ideas into functioning electronics. However, in designing a BOM for a project, you’ll need to manage your parts to ensure you have every requirement. Most electrical engineers admit that it’s hard to focus on product design while managing BOM parts at the same time.

Parts data management

Poor management of parts leads to lengthy delays in production, unexpected cost increases, and, production of faulty electronics. Hiring a professional who manages your parts data ensures you benefit in the following ways.

1. Keeps an updated list of prices

If your Bill of Materials (BOM) contains hundreds of parts, it will take you a lot of time to cross check the price of each listed part.…

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Does Mindfulness Training Have Business Benefits?

Buzzwords come and go in the corporate world. Many are short-lived fads championed and then dropped in a matter of weeks, but occasionally a workplace trend comes along that stands the test of time. Mindfulness is the latest buzzword to infiltrate the corporate world, and this one is here to stay.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a type of meditation that focuses attention on breathing as it flows in and out of your body, allowing you to think and feel sensation more clearly. This method of mental training is growing in the West, and is following in yoga’s footsteps to become a billion dollar industry.…

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What Are KPIs, And How Do IT Consultants Help You Target Them?

Every business has indicators that aid in determining how a company is doing regarding meeting set objectives or measuring employees’ accomplishments after a given period. These “measurables” are achieved using Key Performance Indicators, KPIs.

Measuring KPIs

The use of high-level KPIs, for example, depicts the overall performance of a business while low-level KPIs are focused mainly on sales, marketing or customer care. KPIs generally cover the following areas:

  • Business indexes
  • Finance
  • Return on investments
  • Customer retention and satisfaction
  • Ticket analysis
  • Call times
  • Back order rates

Each KPI is unique to a sector and determining each level goes a long way in understanding how an enterprise is faring.…

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How Will Divorce Affect Your Business?

They say it’s smart to keep personal and business relationships separate, but when you’re married, you and your spouse become one in every way – including business. If your “I do” turns into “I don’t” in the future, what will happen to your company?

Here’s how a divorce may impact your business.

Business couple

Divorce and Business – Your Ex May Become Your Next Business Partner

Depending on the state you live in, your ex may become your new business partner when the divorce is finalized.

The way in which assets are divided in a divorce depends on state laws. A business is considered an asset, and it may be classified as either marital or non-marital property.…

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The Advantages of Shrink Labeling

In the last few years, stretch and shrink sleeves have captured a considerable portion of the global label market. But what brings about this rise in demand? Well, it can be attributed to their attractive look and versatility. Customization can also be made very easily during the sleeve label manufacturing process, which allows for more flexibility.

Shrink labeling

There are several types of labels available on the market, such as in-mold labels, roll fed labels, foam labels, etc. The most popular remains the heat shrink sleeve label. In this article, we’re going to describe some of the major advantages of shrink labeling over other methods.…

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4 Long-Term Goals Your Company Needs to Set Now

Every business is launched with a mission – a goal – in mind. But once you have things up and running, goal-setting can quickly make its way to the backburner.

Growth planning by goal setting

If you want your business to grow, setting goals and making plans to reach those goals is critical. Here are four long-term goals your company needs to set right now.

1. Plan for Growth

Expansion and revenue growth are the goals of every business, but do you have a plan in place to reach your targets? Do you even have a target?

To help you stay on track and set your business on the right course, make it a habit to create a blueprint, or road map, for the year.…

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Choosing The Right Chemical Supply Company

Whether you are working within the construction industry, the mining industry, or the water treatment and remediation industry, you will need chemical solutions to do your job effectively. Finding a reliable supplier is important to ensure that you receive high-quality chemicals for your needs.

Chemical blending

It is equally important to find a supplier that will provide high-quality services like chemical blending, safe transportation, and bulk storage. Ideally your chemical supplier should have a level of service that matches the high quality of their supplies.

Chemical Blending

A chemical supply company should be able to produce blends following a client’s direct specifications. Chemical blending allows the client to remove themselves from a laborious process, so they do not have to make the chemical blend at their own location.…

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