Understanding the Basics of Acquisitions

An acquisition is a financial term that describes what happens when an organization develops its competences and resources by taking over a different company. There are many different types of acquisition strategies. More information about the various strategies can be obtained through General Equity – Acquisitions.

Acquisition agreement

Some of the popular strategies include single purpose documents and standalone acquisitions, as well as multi-purpose documents, which are more comprehensive. Regardless of the chosen strategy, the goal of an acquisition strategy is always to minimize the cost and time used to obtain a specific, validated need and this is achieved through sound business practices and common sense.…

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How NOT to Ruin a Corporate Event With your Music Choices

Getting the music wrong at your corporate event is not what you, as the organiser, want to be remembered for. There are many pitfalls and obstacles to consider but by taking three key areas of consideration at the basis for your decision, you can avoid even a slight disaster.

Screaming and angry rocker at corporate event

Think about the guests

Before you do anything else it is important to think about who is coming to your event. That way you know whether the music your choice has to be appropriate to your corporate identity, or instead reflect the type of event and its attendees.

If you’re launching a product or out to impress new clients, make sure the band suits the brand.…

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4 Health and Safety Risks When Finding an Office (and How to Look for Them)

Finding an office comes with many requirements. Layout, size and location are things you have to think about. But all of these are secondary to making sure the office is safe to work in. If you haven’t started looking at offices at all, a helpful office relocation guide might be needed. When you’re ready, here are the 5 most important health and safety risks to be aware of before you sign the dotted line.

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Asbestos

Even though asbestos was banned in the 1990s, asbestos-related disease still kills more people per year than car accidents. If your potential new office was built before the year 2000, there is at least a 50% chance it contains asbestos.…

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5 Reasons Why your Business Needs Self Storage

Running a business is always a tough thing to do, whether you are struggling for the next sale or are simply struggling to keep up with sales, running a company is generally stressful, time consuming and one of the biggest challenges you may ever face, which is being self-employed is definitely not for the faint hearted.

Business owner in a self storage

As business owners, big, medium and small, we are always looking for ways to be make our company more profitable and more successful, and whilst this often comes from making more money, it can also come from saving money and making business decisions that improve your business on different levels than just seeing increased pound signs.…

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Workplace Injuries: Pointers for the Avoiding the Most Common Yet Preventable Accidents

Injuries in the workplace are unfortunately a common occurrence and according to figures collated by the Health and Safety Executive, some 611,000 people in the UK are estimated to have sustained a non-fatal injury at work during the last 12 months.

Claims for work accident compensation often result from an accident that occurred in the workplace which could potentially have been avoided and although the rate of actual deaths equates to 0.46 deaths per 100,000 workers, this rate could be improved upon.

Workplace accident

The top five

The same types of injury come up regularly in accident reports and the top five types of injury account for about 70% of all injuries in the workplace.…

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3 Ways to Make Your Small Business Look More Professional

As a small business, it can be difficult for you to feel like you can compete with larger, more established businesses in your same field. From the money they have to spend to the years they have on you of building their brand and reputation, it can be very discouraging when you have to go up against some of these big dogs. And if you’re not doing everything you can to look as professional as the bigger businesses, you’re not doing yourself any favors either.

Beauty shop business owner

But if you truly have something that your big name competition doesn’t, you deserve to be in the market just as much as they do.…

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How to Use Psychology to Prevent Theft at Work

CEOs – whenever you hear the word “thief” you may think of someone who is outside your company. Unfortunately, there’s a worrying trend that theft is likely to be done by your very own employees.

Office worker is stealing toilet paper from employer

It’s often difficult to understand why your staffs would do that, but some surveys reveal the trend. Here’s one: Data Label, a company that produces data labels like asset tags and security labels, released a study that reveals the current state of theft at work. The survey is on adults aged over 18, asked this very basic but important question: “Have you ever stolen something from your place of work?”…

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Identifying the Best Security Option for your Business

Australia is one of the safer countries in the world for businesses to operate in. Most Australian business operators have the confidence to maintain the success of their business without being exposed to major security risks that affects their business’s premises.

Business premise security padlock

Even though the risk is much smaller compared to other countries, businesses should implement security measures that can prevent, deter or help them better manage the security of their business premises. In industries such as banking and finance, mining, hospitality, healthcare, there is a need to have strong security measures in place that will prevent the threat of theft or damages that could further negatively impact the business’s operations.…

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How to Facilitate a Successful Crane Lift

Crane lifting is something that is so incredible to watch, and when the cargo is performing a graceful arc through the air, it’s all too easy to think that using a crane and driving a load around must be this graceful, a simple thing that just happens. As I’m sure you’re aware, there’s a whole lot more that goes into making a safe and successful crane lift happen.

All terain crane lift

I was watching some cranes in Melbourne recently and was enjoying the sight of some cranes performing this very graceful art of shuffling items around on a building site. It was a great thing to watch as the drives moved and lifted with clockwork precision and painstakingly excellent attention to detail.…

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No Regrets: A Trade Show Supply Checklist Everyone Should Use

There’s nothing worse than getting to a trade show only to realize that you were supposed to supply your own tables, cords, and signage – and more. Here’s a checklist that will prevent that from ever happening to you.

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Aromatherapy Products

Some trade shows are stuffy. Aromatherapy can help with that. Sticks or vials of various scents can revitalize and refresh the air. It’s especially helpful if you get tired after a few hours of heavy traffic at a show or event.

Lavender, cinnamon, chamomile, benzoin, cedarwood, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, neroli, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, and ylang ylang are some of the most relaxing essential oils you can buy.…

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