Why a Business Career is Right for You

There is a lot of pressure on people to find a career that is right for them. Different people have different aims, different ambitions, and different skills, all of which means that there is a need to think about this matter seriously. However, the diversity of options associated with a business career makes it an option worth considering, and the benefits and features of these roles ensure that many people decide that this is the option for them.

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A good starting point when considering why a business career is right for you is the fact that there are so many ways to develop the skills and qualifications required for leading business roles.…

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Choosing Between Individual and Team-Based Incentives

Incentives are a great way to keep your workforce motivated, but knowing what kind of incentive program to implement can make a big difference in terms of results. For many companies, everything boils down to individual versus team-based incentives. What are each option’s strengths and weaknesses and which one is a better fit for your company? A better understanding of both types of incentive programs should help you choose the right option.

Incentivized and motivated business team

Before you start, you also have to remember that implementing any kind of incentive program requires the right tools to make sure it is properly implemented. Managing pool bonuses, overseeing cash rewards based on performance, and keeping track of payouts and promotions manually can be a huge challenge, especially as your workforce grows.…

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5-Step Guide to Choosing The Best Furniture For Your Office Space

Today’s offices are crazier looking than ever: you can go down a three-storey slide at Corus Entertainment in Toronto, run on an indoor track at DTAC HQ in Bangkok, fly to a meeting in a pod at the Google Office in Tel Aviv, or work in a room entirely made of Lego at Desklodge in Bristol. These are some of the coolest offices in the world and they truly are pushing the boundaries and changing our perception of what an office space should look like and ultimately our perception of what work should and can be.

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Lego-themed workspace at Desklodge, Bristol – photo credit: Desklodge / Squarespace

From Edinburgh to Bangkok, offices all around the globe are challenging our habits: it’s less and less common nowadays to order traditional office furniture from the usual suppliers as people tend to gravitate more towards a more modern, custom-made, original and playful style for their work environment.…

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How to Weigh Up Location Options for Your Startup

So, you’ve decided to launch a startup. While it can be easy to direct your attention towards your product, your customers, recruitment and resources, location is one of the most important factors to consider when in the setup phase. This is something that you definitely should not rush, as a decision made with little thought can end up impeding your success.

Choosing office location

Finding the perfect location is challenging to get right the first time around, regardless of how much research you conduct. We now have offices in the U.S., UK, Australia, the Philippines and Poland, but this took a lot of ground work, changes and mistakes along the way to find the best spots.…

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Improve the Five Key Areas of Business with These Resources

There is a limited skill pool for most small businesses due to financial restrictions and lack of talent options from the immediate area. Yet, these barriers break through the clever use of online resources, products, and services.

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It allows a business to operate on a large scale without undertaking the complexities of a corporation. Consider the following to encourage success within the main operations.

Education & Training

There are numerous (free and paid) educational portals and training options online:

  • One could learn six sigma traits to improve their managerial abilities
  • Take a course to keep up with the growing tech demands on Udemy
  • Attend a workshop to get hands-on experience with new skills

Education and training should be at the forefront of the day-to-day operations to keep workers skilled and up-to-date with changes in the industry & marketplace.…

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Renting Office Space

Choosing the location of your company is important because it determines the visibility of your business. The decision also determines the profitability of your business because of the monthly rent costs.

Office building

Business owners often make major mistakes when choosing their first office space. The excitement of starting a business often gets in the way of making a sound judgment on such important matters.

If you are about to start a business or move your current business to a new location, here are the common mistakes you should avoid at all costs.

1. Compromising your business image

It is possible to consider all other aspects of an office space and forget the image of your business.…

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4 Ways to Create a Paperless Workplace

There has been a steep fall in paper consumption in the workplace over the past decade. The average office worker in the United Kingdom consumes around 45 pieces of paper per day. This is five pieces lower per worker per day compared to what it was in 2008. In absolute terms though, the drop in overall consumption is still a blip in the radar and we have a long way to go when it comes to creating a paperless workplace.

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One reason why businesses consume paper in such large quantities is because legal documents continue to be handled and shared physically.…

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Why a Sole Proprietorship May Be Best for You

Today, LLCs (limited liability companies) seem to be the favored form of business organization and they do offer a lot of advantages. But for many small startup businesses there is a lot to be said for having no business organization at all, which is referred to as a sole proprietorship.

Sole proprietorship

First what is a sole proprietorship? Basically, it means that there is no legal distinction between you and your business. The income that the business earns is part of your personal income. A sole proprietorship would not have a separate balance sheet since it is not a legal entity: the sole proprietorship does not have assets or debts.…

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4 GPS Tracking Devices that Will Keep Tabs on Your Company Vehicles

When you own a fleet of vehicles, you understand the importance of keeping operating costs low and productivity rates high. GPS tracking devices can help you reach that goal by providing a link between you and your vehicles, so you can keep tabs on fuel costs, driver behavior, idle times and route efficiency.

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With GPS tracking, you can:

  • Track and manage your vehicles at all times.
  • Keep tabs on driving speeds to prevent speeding tickets and reduce legal costs. The true cost of a speeding ticket in some states can be over $1,000.
  • Keep track of cargo to prevent employee theft and ensure deliveries get where they need to go.
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Defined Direction – What Skills You Should Look to Develop When Entering the Business Landscape

When you started university, you didn’t necessarily know what exactly you wanted to accomplish. With so many roads from which to choose, a clear path is not necessarily visible right away. After a time, however, you concluded that you wanted to get into business after uni. Now that you’re closing in on a graduate diploma of applied finance, or a master’s degree in marketing, or whichever business path you’ve chosen, it’s time to consider the outside world a little more.

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If you do plan on owning and operating your own business after you leave our institution, there are a few different skills that you should look to develop.…

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