6 Simple Ideas on How to Build Strong and Long-Lasting Business Relationships

When you start a business, you have the hope that customers will buy your products and services. But besides that, you hope that they will come back for more. However, establishing strong and long-lasting business relationships with your clients is easier said than done. This is because most people are not ready to put in the effort and commitment required to establish such. In the end, you might be selling a good product, but you still wonder why the clients never come back.

Business relationships

Here is a clear guide to help you build strong and long-lasting business relationships:

1. Never promise what you can’t deliver

The reason why most clients are reluctant to shop (especially online) is that most of the things are so overrated.…

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Streamlining Supply Chain Management: Perfecting Your Purchase to Pay Processes

Supply chain management is the lifeblood of any business: without a proper, streamlined supply chain, your company risks being left without the proper tools it needs to get things done. If you already have a great supply chain, then you are ahead of the game. If your supply chain isn’t as efficient as you’d like it to be, it’s time to fix it quickly.

Supply Chain Management - SCM

There are many points where problems can arise along the supply chain, but one of the most common areas that managers can look at to create more efficiency is the purchase to pay process (P2P). Streamlining your invoicing procedures will not only ensure that your company always has what it needs, but it will allow you to collect your money — or pay your bills — quickly.…

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Office Options: 5 Things to Consider When Renting a Workplace

There are many options a business or enterprise has when looking for a place to conduct their daily duties. Often-heard buzzwords, like ‘co-sharing’, ‘open-plan’ offices, and ‘time-share’ renting all sound like viable and important things worthy of your consideration and time, but what are they exactly?

And, more importantly, why should you even be considering them in the first place (hint: unless you’re in the process of getting together a tech start-up, they’re probably not for you).

Here are five (more) relevant, universal, and tangible things for you to consider when you’re looking at renting a workplace.…

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Why Bigger Can Be Better When Choosing a Surveying Company

There are times in life when you might want to work with an individual – such as an artisan baker or dressmaker – but choosing a surveying company is generally not one of those times.

A good number of talented individuals and small surveying firms are out there and quite capable of doing the job, but generally speaking, bigger is better for several reasons.

Surveying construction worker

We spoke to an established Liverpool based surveying company City Surveys & Monitoring Ltd to find out just why a bigger company, can provide more efficient results.

It’s a matter of scalability and resilience – if an individual falls ill or a piece of equipment breaks, a larger firm is in a better position to replace them quickly and keep your project on track.…

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6 Practical Steps to Grow Your Small Business

How do you turn your small business into a major corporation? You may have a brick-and-mortar business, or you may have a digital business, or you may have an offline business with an online presence. Regardless of the business structure of your company, it is possible to gradually grow it into a large business.

Managing business

On the surface, it may not appear self-evident how to grow a small business into a big one? Should you just borrow more money and amplify what you’re doing? Should you create new income streams? Should you try a combination of both strategies?

Unfortunately, it’s not that simple to transform a business.…

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How to Specify an Alarm System For Your Small Business

Are you thinking of adding cameras to your current alarm system?

Are you specifying a new alarm system?

Are you worried about false alarms?

In any of these three scenarios, you should consider adding self-monitored video cameras to your system. Some alarm companies let you monitor alarm system cameras from your smartphone or tablet while you are away.

You may already use a camera linked to your TV to check the identity of visitors, and when you are away these cameras probably record using a DVR, so you will always have pictures of any dubious characters entering your property. However having images of guys in ski masks is not much consolation for the mental and financial damage resulting from a break in.…

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3 Ways to Ensure Your Workplace Is Well-Maintained

If you have a physical location or property as part of your business, you’re going to be worried about the best way to present and maintain that building. Whether you choose to get assistance through a property management company or you want to do it all on your own, the appearance and functionality of your building is going to have a big impact on your company, both with efficiency as well as on a more personal level.

Well-maintained office building

So to help you ensure that the state of your building isn’t keeping your company from being successful, here are three ways to ensure that your workplace is well maintained.…

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5 Clever Ways to Build Brand Awareness with a Personalized Binder

Binders are a versatile and highly cost-effective way to raise awareness for your brand. A well-designed binder provides more information in one place than virtually any other print marketing material. Its tangibility helps clients focus and retain information. And a binder is easier to keep track of than a stack of loose papers.

Businesswoman holding personalized binder stationery

As with any marketing material, you’ll need a strategy for when and how to use your binders to maximize their effectiveness. You can build brand awareness with these 5 clever uses for your binder.

1. Engage clients’ imaginations

Binders come in a wide variety of manufacturing materials that can be customized with different stock colors, imprint methods, and coatings.…

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7 Most Popular Products to Sell Online Right Now

Sometimes, no matter how unique a product you’re offering on your online store, it just won’t appeal to the general public as you had hoped it would. When this happens, it might be hard to convince other people to look into your online store and see if they can find something that calls out to them. So why not start off by offering products that people are actually looking for in order to gain their attention?

Oculus VR

Here are 7 of the most popular products that you can sell online right now.

1. Wireless Chargers

Wireless charger

With mobile phone companies gradually producing more and more phones that are capable of charging without wires, the demand for wireless chargers have gone up.

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3 Main Advantages of Disposable Linens for Your Business

Many care homes, food production and serving facilities and hospitals, among other enterprises and institutions, are now using disposable linens rather than the traditional fabric varieties. Single-use items, like disposable aprons and gloves, or soluble laundry bags, are becoming more and more commonplace as businesses catch on to the advantages they offer.

Chef wearing disposable apron

Let’s take a quick look at the main advantages of swapping over to disposable linens.

1. Disposable linens can save a lot of time

If clothing, protective equipment and hygiene appliances are disposable, it saves a lot of time on laundry. Hospitals and care homes in particular find that a lot of time is spent on cleaning bed linens, aprons, scrubs and gloves.…

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