5 Ways to Improve your Recruitment Processes

For small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in any field, the process of finding, attracting and keeping the right employees can be crucially important and can make a major contribution to overall competitiveness.


With that in mind, here are five ways that SMBs can aim to improve their recruitment processes.

1. Take the process seriously

There are no shortage of potential distractions for SMB bosses or management staff at any company but it’s important not to overlook or underestimate the significance of the recruitment process.

Time, resources and the right people need to be committed to finding and appealing to quality candidates if you want to ensure that your company keeps standards high throughout its workforce.…

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Choosing The Right Courier for your Business: 4 Things to Consider

Whether deliveries are a primary function of your business, or you are expanding to include home delivery services, choosing the right courier that offers an appropriate delivery service is vital. Sending every parcel individually, relying on standard delivery services, and only offering basic delivery means that your potential customers could look elsewhere for a more convenient and more beneficial alternative.


Finding a reliable courier

Finding the right courier shouldn’t be hard: Just choose the one that offer the most delivery options, as well as features that are specifically developed for a B2B relationship.  So, what a reliable courier should be offering to its partner (read: you)?…

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Pay Attention to The Little Things that Motivate your Team

Have you seen the movie The Internship? It stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as basically failed salesmen of an older generation that apply for an internship at Google. Along with a younger generation they learn the ropes of the internet world, but what stands out is the treatment of the interns and employees by the company itself.

The internship

Imagine a workplace where employees are happy, love to work, have fun on the job, and actually get the job done. This supposedly somewhat based on the truth movie shows a company that gives all of that to their employees, and they do it in the simplest ways.…

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3 Tips to Lead you to Financial Success for your Small Business

Owning and operating a business can be a challenge. There are a lot of expenses that you are responsible for. Unexpected things can happen, such as property damage or a bad quarter. For some unexpected things you can simply talk to an insurance agent, but not everything can be solved with insurance.

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In order for your business to be a success, you have to have a good financial plan. There are a few basic things you can do to help ensure that your business does well:

1. Budget

It can be a difficult task to budget for your business.…

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The Multifaceted vs The Veteran: A Comparison of GetResponse and ConstantContact

Email marketing is without a doubt one of the best ways to generate new leads and establish communication with potential customers. Thanks to the multitude of email marketing services available now, doing it is no longer as tedious and limited as it was in the past. You can easily find good web-based services to help you undertake massive email marketing campaigns involving tens of thousands of contacts or subscribers.

GetResponse vs. ConstantContact

The question is: which specific email marketing service should you use? For this discussion, the focus will be on two of the most common services: GetResponse and ConstantContact. Which is better?…

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Strategies to Stop Worker Negligence and Protect Your Company’s Data

Data breaches have been in the news a lot lately. Not a week goes by when we don’t hear about another devastating breach, and it is often only the big breaches of well known companies like eBay that make the headlines.

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It can happen to your organization as well, no matter how small it is – and the results can be devastating. But did you know that the biggest risk to your company’s data often comes from employees?

You may take excellent precautions such as getting ISO 27001 certification, and this will help you to run a more secure organization. But human error often presents the biggest risk.…

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Choosing the Right Forex Broker

Forex or FX market is actually an abbreviation of two words – foreign and exchange. Basically, this is a foreign currency market. The volume of trading in the Forex market sometimes exceeds 6 billion dollars. So, it is no surprise why so many people want to be part of this type of trading.

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Forex brokerge 101

One of the first things that you should do in order to start working on Forex is to open an account with the help of a forex broker. That’s why choosing the right forex broker is important. Before we go into details, it is good to explain what does this term actually mean and how can you get involved in the trading process with the help of such broker. …

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5 Small Business Essentials Every New Business Owner should Know

There are a few things that are essential to just about every small business. If you are just starting out your company, or even if you have been in business for a while, it is a good idea to check and make sure that your business has everything that it needs.

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Below is a quick list of some essential things that all small businesses should be trying to have. Check it out, and see which ones your business may be missing.

1. Goals

First of all, you need to know where your business is heading. This means not only where you would like it to be in five years, but also in a year, a few months, and next week.…

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3 Key Considerations when Hosting a Rural Event

Back in 2013, it was revealed that the events industry in the UK was worth a staggering £58.4 billion. In addition to this, it contributed in excess of £21.1 billion in taxes and was also recognised as the UK’s 16th biggest employer.

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These numbers have risen further since this time, with the result that the events industry represents huge business nationwide. Not all events are created equal, however, and this can create challenges for firms amid increasingly diverse and high demand for services.

What to keep in Mind when planning a Rural event

Let’s say that you are looking to host a corporate event in a rural location, for example, which may take the form of a military boot camp or orienteering experience.…

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5 Marketing Methods That Get the Best ROI

Marketers are always looking to maximize their return on investment, or ROI. Getting the most out of a marketing campaign depends a lot on the method you employ. Take a closer look at the marketing methods that deliver the best ROI.

Featured Articles Have Wide Reach


In a 2013 study, 62.2 percent of marketers said featured articles provided their best ROI. These articles are attractive for a number of reasons. As they’re not dependent on being newsworthy, they can have a long life as they’re shared online and picked up by various websites and publications. They also speak of a topic that interests a business’ target audience without seeming overly salesy.…

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