Make a Big Move: Choosing a Moving Company that Suits Your Needs

Moving, no matter how large or small the scale, can be a highly stressful time for everyone involved. There are a wealth of things to consider when you start to plan a move across the country, as you will likely be entirely changing service providers, which is just one of the considerations in your plans.

Moving company

When you are moving a business, the scope of these plans can easily triple, since you will have additional considerations such as customer contact and more.

What do I need to consider when moving my business across the country?

There is a laundry list of plans to be made when moving your business across country.…

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3 Tips to Make a Big Impact Even With a Small Conference

Planning a successful conference is a lot of work. A lot of conferences fail because not enough time and effort wasn’t put into the planning process to ensure the conference’s success. The good news is that you can follow the experience of others to remove most of the hardships that conferences face.

Small business conference

Three tips that can help make your conference a hit, include:

1. Answer One Question: Why?

The question of why must be asked before even the most miniscule of planning can commence. The idea is that there always needs to be a purpose behind a conference. You can’t go into the conference planning process without knowing why.…

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Small Business Accessibility 101

Did you know that 50 million Americans have a disability of some sort? This is 18% of the population. Many of these disabled persons are your very customers – or potential customers. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) took effect in March 2011 and sets standards for disabled accessibility.

The ADA requires “reasonable accommodations” by law in both the private and public sector.

Many small businesses don’t know the actual definition of an employer under the ADA. The ADA defines an employer as someone who:

  • Employs 15 or more full-time employees every business day
  • Employs the above for 20 or more weeks per year
  • Engages in a commerce industry

If your business doesn’t meet this criterion, you won’t need to follow Title I of the law.…

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Best Meeting Schedulers for Your Next Meeting

Every day, we use lots of tools to enhance our productiveness, plan duties, speed up work, and review our data. It’s all about improving as many areas of our workflow as possible, getting more done in a short time period.

Appointment scheduler app

Organizing a meeting time shouldn’t be tough. Luckily, there are lots of online meeting scheduler tools available—each with benefits and drawbacks— and even though some work with a variety of calendar applications, others are barely targeted to just one or two.

Below are the best on the go meeting scheduler tools for professionals and businesses.

Agendize

Agendize app

Agendize provides an integrated suite of apps that help businesses generate higher quality leads, improve business efficiency, and maximize customer engagement.…

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How to Run a Successful Bar Business

Every entrepreneur’s dream is to be successful and generate revenue consistently, but there are so many factors that will contribute to the attainment of these goals. New bars are emerging and the existing ones are busy working hard to stay in business. It’s no gainsaying that the competition in bar business is really high.

Bar business

Whether you’re about to launch a bar business or you’ve already started one, managing it requires a lot of effort, dedication and planning. Following the strategies below will ensure that your bar business survive competition and become a force to be reckoned with.

Design a powerful business plan

Business owners have started recognizing the importance of creating a workable business plan before starting any business.…

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5 Simple CEO Hacks for Seriously Enhancing Productivity

The problem isn’t that you, as CEO or business owner, need to be more productive than anyone else within your business. If everyone efficiently accomplishes their share of work, the business should thrive. Rather, the problem is that you almost always claim a significantly larger share of responsibilities, so it is much harder for you to be efficient or effective in every task.

Busy CEO

As a result, you might spend 90 hours a week at work, rarely see your family and friends, and have an abominable sleeping and exercising schedule — all for the goal of completing the bare minimum of your tasks.…

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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.

Business career

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.

Desklodge hot desk

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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