Business storage

Using The Right Storage System During Business Growth

Any business that is growing brings in new needs that have to be accommodated. One of the biggest challenges of growing a company is to deal with the storage needs that are necessary. As you are scaling out, operations will require better and bigger systems to be used since storage becomes more complicated. Space has to be maximized. In the event that you do not want to spoil or damage goods by putting them in an inappropriate place, you will want to utilize a correct storage system as the company grows.…

SCM professional

The Rising Demand for Supply Chain Management Professionals (Infographic)

Getting your MBA is the first step toward a multitude of new career opportunities, perhaps some that you hadn’t even considered before. Supply Chain Management (SCM) is one such opportunity. Described simply, SCM involves improving efficiencies and coordinating production, inventory, location and transportation among the participants in a supply chain, but there is a lot more to this rapidly growing sector. Based on a new MHI report, the logistics/supply chain business will be looking to fill 1.4 million jobs, or roughly 270,000 jobs per year through 2018.…

Small business export

Think Beyond Domestic: Why Exporting Makes Sense

It’s perhaps natural for smaller and even medium-sized businesses to assume that domestic customers should be the priority. It’s less hassle, and your product or service will appeal less to the foreign market, right? Actually, no. Government’s Blessing According to UK Trade & Investment’s report, exporting companies are more productive, have stronger financial performance and a greater chance of staying in business. Other benefits include increased confidence and higher efficiency rates. Companies surveyed also reported that exporting was the catalyst to new product and service ideas.…

Marketing people teamworking

Unique Branding Opportunities for Small Companies

At a price of $4m for a 60 second slot, a Super Bowl half time advert is out of the reach of 99% of businesses’ advertising and marketing budgets – however, there are limitless branding opportunities for smaller companies with more modest means. Eschewing some of the more traditional branding opportunities, it is possible to develop a refined, intricate brand identity for your company. Be Personal and Relevant Standard branded items such as pens have remained enduringly popular due to their affordability and almost universal relevance.…

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The Countdown is On for Small Businesses to Save

While most of the population will view the New Year as a fresh start, for many businesses the pressure is on to save as much money as possible before the end of the 2014/15 financial year. In general, the future’s looking bright for SMEs. There is a growing confidence in the economy as the demand for independent businesses increases. Government initiatives such as Small Business Saturday are backed to encourage consumers to shop locally, and have achieved lucrative results with hundreds of customers supporting SMEs all over the country.…

content creation

Link building tips: How to Create Viral Social Media Content

When it comes to link building, one of the easiest ways to land quality links is creating viral content. A viral piece of content is one that your audience will pick up and willingly share with their networks. It becomes viral when hundreds of people you are not directly connected to share and talk about it. Your viral content can be clever infographics, videos or blog posts, but how do you create them? Here is what you need to do. The content should be entertaining You may be waiting for one of your everyday pieces of content to quickly go viral, attracting thousands of old and new customers.…

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How to Keep Employee Motivation Sky High

Every company in the world wants to improve its efficiency and productivity, and it’s no secret that these factors rely heavily on employee motivation. Let’s be honest, work can sometimes be a little tedious. There’s no way that spreadsheets or repetitive tasks are going to motivate employees on their own (or at all), so it’s really important to offer a helping hand in lifting excitement around the workplace and getting the most out of your workforce. As soon as workers lose their motivation, they become less hardworking, less creative and less of an asset to the business.…

Business conference

Tips for Hosting a Successful Conference

When most people think of business conferences, they picture serious professionals in suits gathering in banquet halls, or ballrooms, to listen to hour upon hour of lectures and presentations; and only taking breaks to retire to a chain restaurant or hotel bar to talk shop until the next round of presentations. On the one hand, it is understandable that people would have this image, since the main purpose of these conferences is to share as much information as possible. However, this doesn’t mean that conferences have to be bland or boring.…

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Why it Pays to Invest in the Future of Your Employees

Offering a decent salary is most certainly enough to get some of the top millennial candidates through the door… but is it enough to keep them? Sure, the “almighty dollar” can be a great incentive and is definitely one of the reasons that we go to work each day, but as the cost of living goes up, the company budget tightens, and raises become far and few in between, money is no longer the motive. In order to run a successful company, equipped with a great staff, business managers and execs must be willing to think outside of the box to maintain employee satisfaction.…

Business efficiency

How to Improve Business Efficiency

Business efficiency is a fundamental part of running any company. It means making the most out of what you have, clearly all the more important if you’re a small business owner. Learning how to best manage your assets and streamline your processes is vitally important, so here’s a guide to help you do just that and deliver maximum business efficiency. Get the Right Office Your office is one of the key assets of your business, and where you and your employees probably spend the most of your time – so you need your office space to work for you.…

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