6 Tips for Throwing a Business Event Everyone Will Love

There are many benefits to throwing business events, ranging from a boost to employee morale to building better relationships with partners. However, like any project, an event is a serious matter that can produce a negative effect unless used right.

Should it be a failure of an evening, you might lose a deal or reduce the productivity of your employees who will be stressed and upset. And in case you use an event as a marketing opportunity, the negative impact on your business can be huge.

Fun business event

To avoid these problems you need to plan your event very carefully and use a few tricks along the way.…

Continue reading

Beginner’s Guide to Cloud-Based Performance Testing

Once the functional testing phase of cloud computing is completed, it’s time for performance testing. Here are some reasons why.

Cloud performance testing

Focusing on Performance Testing

Performance analysts work hundreds of hours to support testing environments. Qualified performance testers have a high salary and can earn as much as an experienced developer. This is because performance analysts have to be proficient in 2+ programming languages and masters of multiple technologies. Using a valuable resource for supporting and installing software is a bit problematic no?

High Scalability

What will you do if you have to increase the number of testers from 1,000 to 20,000?…

Continue reading

11 Gift Ideas for Your Business Partners

Whether you’re looking for the perfect birthday or holiday gift for your business partner, or simply want to welcome them aboard with something special, it’s important to find the gift that says the right thing.

Business gift ideas

In this guide, our friends at French Knot, Aussie’s premier online homewares store, offer 11 great ideas that will make your business partner feel the love. Each of these items have been chosen for business professionals and will be sure to be a hit!

1. Mini Zen Garden

Mini zen gardens are inexpensive yet entrancing novelties. A mini zen garden offers the perfect mental escape from the rigor of the work day, so if you want to help your business partner take a quick breather after a meeting, conference call, or just for relaxation, then a mini zen garden is truly just the thing!…

Continue reading

How to Simplify Small Business Management with Managed IT Services

Learn How Outsourcing Basic IT Tasks Can Save You Time and Money

Small business IT management

Keeping a small business running takes plenty of blood, sweat, and tears– not to mention hours upon hours of managing tasks. Surprisingly, some of the most essential tasks– the ones that keep your business running day in and day out– can be some of the smallest. When it comes to IT, keeping these small but extremely important tasks on your own full (or let’s be honest, over-full) plate can lead to oversights that may have disastrous effects for your business.

Instead of managing IT tasks yourself, find an IT provider that offers managed service.…

Continue reading

The Best Skip Services And Their Environmental Benefit

Whether you’re sat in the comfort of your own home or even your place of work, living in a clean and hygienic environment is not only important but a must. That being said, ensuring your waste disposal is kept on top of isn’t the task that always gets seen to. As a result, all too often, rubbish builds up causing an unsightly and unhealthy situation for everyone.

Skip hire truck

Thankfully, with the help of a professional waste disposal company, it needn’t be such an arduous task and what’s more, it can actually begin to do some good for this planet of ours.

Too many struggle with the idea of waste management and the sheer importance of it.…

Continue reading

How To Implement Knowledge Management At Your Organization

Every company in the world has information, data and knowledge. Managing all this knowledge, or Knowledge Management, without getting a headache can be overwhelming. That’s why there are systems in place that will collect this data, store it in a database, and manage that data like a well-oiled car. Here is a brief guide for implementing KM in your organization.

Knowledge Management System

1. Know What It Is

Knowing what a knowledge management system (KMS), and how it functions, will make it easier for you to implement later down the line. Even though it plays a small role in Knowledge Management (via the utilization of KM within the organization), it is an important one.…

Continue reading

Why Businesses Should Consider Installing CCTV

Regardless of where your building is located in Melbourne, you never know where a criminal might strike next. Burglars often target commercial properties because they know there are plenty of expensive items of equipment to be found inside. How much would it cost your company if you need to replace all your computers, laptops, printers, fax machines and desks? Even if your insurance provider would reimburse you for the value of such items, burglaries can lead to business downtime and ultimately lost profits.

CCTV camera installation

There’s a solution to those issues, though: Look for a security tech shop providing a CCTV installation in Melbourne, and arm your business premise with CCTV cameras. …

Continue reading

3 Questions to Ask When Outsourcing Your IT Support

Given the size of your company, you probably outsource the support functions that fall outside your area of expertise, which is running your small business. And unless you’re running an IT business, you should probably be outsourcing IT support along with other specialized functions like HR, payroll, and legal.

IT support outsourcing team

I’ve found that the IT needs of small businesses fall into four categories. First are the daily hassles that can derail business unless they’re addressed promptly and effectively: “I can’t print.” “I lost my password.” “The system is slow.” “What does this error message mean?” “Should I open this email attachment?”

The second is the need for someone who can address these daily issues, an expert who can have conversations with your other IT vendors who handle your internet connectivity, core software and the like, and who will help you plan and budget for the future.…

Continue reading

Proper Distribution of Your Time While Studying in College and Running a Business at The Same Time

Sometimes, as a business-owner-slash-student, you cannot shake the feeling that your study habits are not cutting it. When you are studying so hard and trying to learn as much as possible, it is easy to feel that you are at a loss – especially when there are fire need to be put out in your business.

Business owner taking a class

Even when things are running smoothly with your business, you seem not to have enough time to do everything, juggling the work-study-life balance. Time management is very critical here.

But that’s for another blog post; in this post, let’s focus on your role as a student: How to manage your already-too-limited time?…

Continue reading

The Key to Growing an Online Business

One must incorporate many ingredients to grow an online business.

After all, you need money to start your business, you might need to create a business plan, you need to decide what your product or service is going to be, you need to know how to market said product or service, and the list could go on and on.

Growing an online business

What is the key to growing an online business, though?

While every business is different, and what works for one person might not work for the next, it’s essential to wear multiple hats when it comes to growing an online business.

If you want to give your business that Premier Glow and provide excellent products and value to your customers, then you’ll need to wear the marketing hat, the manager hat, the customer service hat, the sales hat, etc.…

Continue reading