Top 5 Plumbing Considerations for Business Owners

Whether you are a small, medium or large scale business, it is always important to mitigate losses. By being economically fluid and understanding your working capital ratio, it will allow you to have disposable revenue for any unforeseen problems that may occur.

Commercial plumber fixing a faucet

Every business will face different challenges when starting up, although brick and mortar businesses can have a higher costs when starting, and more things to consider than an online business. You might not have thought of this initially, but when you’re considering a new premises for your business, you need to ensure it’s a solid choice from top to bottom.…

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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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Factors to Consider in Choosing eCommerce Solutions

Previously, large-scale, medium and small entrepreneurs could not imagine that a particular business could easily be built without having the traditional brick and mortar settings. Thanks to the inception of the internet, now it is possible for the owners of small and even large businesses to enjoy several advantages by operating their businesses online. There are even companies who are operating without having any physical locations.

eCommerce solutions

Thanks to the Internet, consumers worldwide can have 24/7 access to your products and services – online. So, what are you going to do, as a retail store owner, to respond to the trend – and opportunity?…

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Choosing a Credit Card for Your Small Business

When you’re running a small business, it can be hard to find the cash to keep things running smoothly. That’s especially true when your business is young, and you haven’t yet established a reliable cash flow. When you’ve got bills to pay and you’re still waiting on a much-needed payment, getting a bank line of credit, seed money from an investor, or even a personal loan from a relative or friend isn’t always possible – or desirable.

Tool shop owner

A small-business credit card may be the answer. This card can give you the financial flexibility to cover expenses that come up when cash is tight, letting you carry the debt until you get your next payment.…

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Your Business Website Isn’t Good – Here’s Why

As an ardent reader of SMBCEO, you know too well how important the Internet is for small-business success. Small enterprises rely on the inexpensive marketing of social media and the Web’s plethora of accessible, essential business tools. You even comprehend the necessity of maintaining a small-business website to supply your customers and clients with the vital information they need to seek your products and services. Yet, having a website isn’t exactly the same as having a great website — or even a good one, at that.

Anxious businessman worrying over his bad business website

Your website is the lifeblood of your online presence, which means you must ensure that it looks nice, performs well, and, ultimately, makes sales.…

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5 Tips for Swag Giveaways that Don’t Bore the Recipients to Death

When it comes to promotional products, the financial and professional services sector can be a bit boring. It’s true that quality promotional products matter; however, these won’t be effective in their own. You need to embed more value to the items.

Promotional product - USB

Sounds challenging? Fear not – with a little creativity, your swag can represent much more that the items’ value. Here are five tips for promotional product giveaways that fascinate, intrigue and delight the recipients:

1. Tell story

I used to work with a payroll company in getting their brand and message enhanced via content creation and marketing. As a thank you for my effort, they sent a box full of swag.…

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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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Combined Skills: The Benefits of Forming a Real Estate Investment Partnership

Forming a real estate investment partnership can have some excellent benefits. An investing partner can open new possibilities that may not have otherwise been available and can make it easier to build up a profitable property portfolio in a shorter time frame.

Real estate investment partnership

Of course, there are times when investing as a partnership won’t be viable. For example, buying a smaller project or a single family home might be more profitable going it alone.

However, when you start looking at larger investments or multiple simultaneous projects, having an investment partner at the ready can help build momentum. Here are some of the key benefits to forming a real estate investment partnership:

Play to Individual Strengths and Combined Skills

A good partner should bring something to each investment deal that you don’t have.…

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The Perfect Location: Choosing a Launch Pad for Your Startup

When it comes to launching a new business, the location you choose can potentially be critical to the success of your venture.

Business district

There are many different types of commercial real estate on the market and numerous different locations to choose from too. If you are a tech business for instance, you might decide on positioning yourself in an area that is renowned for startups of this kind, or it could be that you want to take advantage of some tax breaks to help the finances.

Motivated by profit

The bottom line is that your startup will have to be profitable or it is not going to turn into a growing and successful business, which is why the location you choose can be important.

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