3 Ways to Improve Your Business’ Online Flexibility

Around 67% of businesses now offering a flexible working arrangement, allowing their staff to work remotely, set their own working hours, and compress their working weeks into fewer days. Flexible working schedules can hugely benefit staff. One survey showing that 73% of staff saw increased work satisfaction while 78% agreed that the system made them more productive. Other studies suggest that it can also reduce stress and improve mental health.

Remote employee working

But in order to successfully implement a flexible working strategy, employees must have the tools to work efficiently outside of the office. Staff will need access to data and be able to perform their tasks, as well as communicating remotely.…

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A+ Business Communication Practices

Five-Star Communication Practices

Good business communication

Communication means everything in the modern world. It’s particularly important for professionals who want to thrive in their careers. It doesn’t matter if you work for a small or a big company, either. You need to make top-notch communication practices one of your biggest priorities. Period. It’s not difficult to be able to pinpoint strong communication methods either.

Pure Honesty

A+ business communication is both honest and transparent. It doesn’t involve guessing games, hiding behind masks or anticipating what others will do or say. If you witness a business conversation and notice that it flows in a natural manner, that’s a positive sign.…

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How Businesses Can Promote Greater Workplace Safety

Promoting workplace safety should be a priority for any and all businesses. It has been estimated by OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) that overall, businesses pay about a billion dollars a week in workers’ compensation.

Workplace safety

How Can a Business Make a Safer Workplace?

In order to improve safety and reduce the need for a personal injury attorney, you may want to consider the following strategies.

1. Have a Plan

In order to make the most of any safety improvement promotion or tactic, you need a long-term safety plan. Without one, your efforts will be hard to track and structure.…

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JD.com Strikes a Luxury Brands Deal with Farfetch

JD.com is the largest retailer in China that has transformed e-commerce business in the country. For a long time, China has been associated with counterfeit products, but this has changed since this company joined the e-commerce platform in 2004.

JD - Farfetch partnership

Under the leadership of Richard Liu, the founder and company CEO of this company, consumers in China and other parts of the world now enjoy superior products that epitomize high quality and which delivered with great care to the customer.

JD.com X Farfetch

One of the areas where the company has invested in aggressively in the past few years is fashion design.…

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Six Pieces Of Equipment You Need For A Welding Career

You need more than six pieces of equipment to become a welder. However, we all begin somewhere and six is as good a number as any other.

Welder on the job

But first, why should you become a welder? First, the future is bright for welders. But more importantly, you love working with your hands, making things from scratch. You love working with your hands and you love to create something out of metal. While woodwork enthusiasts think that metal is cold and lifeless, metalwork enthusiasts think metal is everything and indeed, they use it to create very stylish designs. However, to do that, you need a good set of equipment.…

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3 Financial Education Tips for Kids

The area of financial management is one of the most critical aspects for a successful and well-lived life, but sadly, it is one of the most neglected things especially to the millennials.

Financial management education for kids

The numbers don’t lie. A survey revealed that most young millennials (18 – 24 years old) had less than 1,000 in their savings accounts. Worse, almost half of young millennials had zero dollar saved. Investing? Don’t bother talking about it when saving up is not in their vocabulary.

The above calls for a serious discussion on money management.

We seldom see parents and guardians discussing how to manage wealth and resources to their kids properly, and when they finally grow up and they decide to teach them, it has become too difficult or simply impossible.…

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What I’ve Learned From Buying 8 Companies in 13 Years

Which companies are on your shopping list?

Some entrepreneurs like building their own business infrastructure, but I like to go out and buy it. I don’t want to start from scratch when someone else has already created a working business model supported by high-value resources and proven cash flow. But no company is perfect — to buy a company is to inherit a set of problems on their way to becoming a solution.

Business acquisition deal

Acquisitions are expensive and time-consuming, but they grant business leaders access to a new pool of resources to more fully achieve their vision.

Between 2000 and 2013, I bought eight companies and assembled a vibrant, harmonious portfolio.…

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7 Skills MBA Grad Requires to Become Successful

Everybody wants to be successful in the business world but only a few manage to reach there. If you’re an MBA grad and often wonder what exactly makes one successful then you should understand that success is not guaranteed with any degree, any exam or any renowned institution for that matter.

MBA grad success tips

Success is simply the result of different important qualities, each one equally essential as another. Let’s find those out.

1. Knowledge

Knowledge is important, no doubt, but will only bookish knowledge bring you success? No. The knowledge that your mentors impart from books and from their own experience, your own real-life experiences, lessons learnt during training from professionals and technical knowledge are all of significant value.…

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Do Uniforms Have a Place in Modern Business?

The modern workplace is adaptive. It changes with the ebb and flow of trending ideas and new-age thinking. With those changes can come unexpected movement, such as the demise of the uniform. But should businesses really be considering doing away with this age-old concept?

Company uniforms

According to data collected last year, only 10% of people wear a suit to work, with 70% opting for casual attire over formal workwear. In recent years, businesses have relaxed their policies on workwear uniforms, allowing many to adopt a flexible stance on what they wear day to day. While there is something to be said for giving your workforce a choice in what they wear, are you losing something by not enforcing at least some sort of dress code?…

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How to Choose The Right Logistics Plan for Your Business and Create a Lasting Relationship in The Process?

The importance of a good solid logistics plan in your business is paramount. Logistics is fundamental for many companies to go about their day to day activities. Simply moving your goods from A to B isn’t as easy and straightforward as it sounds, and when planning the logistics for your business, it’s important to remember that you aren’t just making plans for shipments. You also have things such as regulations, licences and taxes to worry about.

Logistics planning

Outsourcing your B2B logistics

On boarding a specialist and expert B2B logistics provider such as Tuffnells may be the ideal solution, and by doing so can let you get back to the general day-to-day running of your business.…

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