5 Benefits of Working with a Small Business Coach

Budding entrepreneurs looking to bring their vision to life need to work closely with an experienced business coach to boost their potential. Business coaches are not limited to startups; they can be a valuable asset to seasoned investors and business executives looking to break through from their current positions.

Small business coaching

Business coaches are basically successful entrepreneurs, business executives, and owners with a rich knowledge base of the business world. These individuals have opted to leverage their success, talents, and leadership to help nurture business startups to achieve their full potential.

The following are several benefits of working with a small business coach or similar types of industry consultant:

Helps with building confidence

Having confidence is one of the most invaluable traits in business.…

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Building a Community For Your Online Business

Every business is looking for an edge. Some have it by being the most competitively priced, others by having a product no one else has. For many businesses though, the best edge is loyal customers. Loyal customers are a byproduct of engaging with them. For many online businesses, a great way to engage your customers is to create an online community around your product or service.

Build a community

In this article we will take a look at some of the benefits of building a community for your customers, how to build one, and the potential risks involved.

The Benefits of an Engaged Community

For many businesses that primarily operate online, their interactions with their customers are relatively brief.…

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4 Reasons to Prioritize Philanthropy in Your Business

Corporations routinely use philanthropy to build a strong brand and reputation. Some philanthropic donations are in the form of time, but most are monetary donations. For example, billionaires like Bill Gates, Michael Dell, and Warren Buffet regularly donate to nonprofit organizations and charities, including their own foundations. Between 2014 and 2018, Buffet donated $14.7 billion and the Gates donated $9.9 billion.

Philanthropy

What do billionaires gain from donating excessively high amounts of money? Their donations and involvement with meaningful causes establishes a positive reputation that creates consumer trust and tends to outweigh negative press.

Have you been curious about how philanthropy can support your business?…

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How to Choose a Standing Desk

At the end of the day, your office needs to be perfect. Otherwise, your productivity will be significantly lowered and you’ll experience a wealth of issues. You won’t be able to perform at your best. With that being said, you need to do what you can to enhance your office so you can get more from your time and energy.

Fancy standing desk

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Many people will benefit immensely by choosing one of the many standing desks. There is a good chance that you’ll fit into this category as well. When you switch to standing desks, you’ll benefit greatly.

However, you need to make sure that you choose one of the best standing desks for your office.…

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What is Transatlantic Shipping?

Transatlantic shipping, for the purpose of this article, is the movement of goods between the UK and the US, and vice versa. From a US perspective, the UK is currently its 7th largest goods trading partner at a substantial $132.3 billion in total two-way goods trade. This is no small number, even considering the scale of the US economy.

Transatlantic shipping

The US is the UK’s largest export and import market for goods outside of the EU. China comes in at 2nd place (of non-EU markets) behind the US, which may be a surprise to some.

The Special Relationship

The widely known ‘Special Relationship’ between the US and UK is an unofficial term first used by the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, during a speech in 1946.…

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Charities You Should Pay Attention to in 2021

Have you ever wanted to make a charitable donation to a good cause, but didn’t know where to donate, which organizations are best, or even how much to give? These are common questions that many people ask, and continually search for online daily.

Supporting charities

When it comes to options available, there are plenty of opportunities for giving back. Such methods include donating, launching a fundraiser, or doing a spontaneous action of goodness. You can also suggest contributing cash to a hospital or a non-profit group.

And before you reach a choice as to whether to donate, take out enough time to identify a charity you support.…

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USANA Finishes 2020 with Awards for Product Innovation and Excellence in PR

USANA is a notable player in the supplement industry and a leader in cellular nutrition today. For 25 years, the company has strategized on the best ways to promote health within the body. Its leaders have researched countless ingredients in an effort to give customers an edge in such a crowded marketplace. It seems as though much of the staff’s hard work is beginning to pay off.

USANA logo

In 2020, the company received more than 60 honors for its work, an accomplishment that is not taken for granted. At the end of the year, the company closed out with two additional awards that highlighted excellence in product innovation and public relations.…

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Moving to Mexico For Business? Here’s What You Should Know

Mexico is renowned for its rich culture, delicious food, legendary music, and deep historical roots. However, Mexico is also making a name for itself in the world of business.

Mexico City, Mexico

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Now more than ever, Mexico is finding its place on the list of global competitors and its economy is quickly growing to become one of the most powerful in Latin America. So much so, that PWC published a study predicting that, due to the strength of its emerging market, Mexico will become the world’s seventh most powerful economy by 2050.

Given that Mexico is an emerging economy, there are many entrepreneurial opportunities to build strong partnerships and establish a presence in the national market.…

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The UK is Leaving the EU in 2021: Here’s What You Need to Know

The UK is leaving the EU single market and customs union at the end of the transition period on the 1st January 2021.

Brexit 2021

Brexit will have implications for all UK businesses who trade with companies outside of the UK no matter if they are within the EU or outside the EU. Brexit will also impact on how many businesses currently use their finance software.

Due to the ongoing nature of the Government negotiations, it is tough for Finance software vendors to commit to firm updates until final decisions have been made.

Whilst it is likely that changes to standard Software will be deployed swiftly following the final decision, there are many changes that can be made now in preparation.…

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The Office of the Near Future is Zero Waste

From offices trading in stuffy cubicles for open-concept layouts to the huge shift to home workstations, office spaces have undergone some substantial changes in the past couple of decades.

Working toward zero waste office

While no one knows exactly what the future holds for these workspaces, we predict that the next shift will be toward the zero waste office—the answer to preserving the planet’s resources while also benefiting businesses, employees, and consumers.

What is Zero Waste?

Zero waste is an eco-initiative that aims to eliminate waste so nothing gets filtered into landfills, the ocean, or incinerators. This movement significantly propelled forward by the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA), aims to create a circular economy in order to reduce the alarming rate we are consuming natural resources and filling landfills.…

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