Tips for Getting Started on Your Startup

Budding entrepreneurs beware: advice is everywhere and it’s easy to fall down a rabbit hole of research rather than getting anything accomplished. If you want to be successful you need to stay organized, prioritize and keep on moving forward. Keep these tips in mind as you perform the juggling act that is entrepreneurship. 1. Collect & Organize You don’t have to have to be a day away from signing your business lease before you begin to think like a business owner.…

The Best Workplace in the World

No, this post is not about the geographical location of the best workplace in the world; instead, this post is about 5 of the best workplace types in the world. And yes, it’s worth reading 🙂 Today, technology enables us to be more mobile and productive. We are no longer need to setup an office on a business park to run our business. Instead, you can now run a reputable business without the costs of maintaining a full-fledged office. Especially great for independent business owners, here are top locations for running your business – with or without employees.…

Banking in The US and UK: What’s the difference?

The very first notion of banking can be traced back to 2000 BC, when grain loans were conducted between farmers between cities. In the Roman Empire, lenders based in temples started to accept deposits and were able to change money. However, banking as we know it didn’t start to come into play until the medieval era, when the Bardi and Peruzzi families set up banks in many parts of Europe. Banking today mainly takes its lead from the Bank of England, which was established in 1694.…

Why RTI Matters to Your Business Now

Well, simply put, it matters because the government says it matters. So unless you are a) Brave b) A little stupid c) Have no intention of ever paying any of your employees ever again, then feel free not to read on. For those of you who are a little intrigued by what the changes to the PAYE system mean, consider this a lubricant ( yes, this piece has taken on a ‘tone’) to gently ease you in to the super sexy world of RTI.…

Small Business, Big Impact: Why Small Biz Rules?

I just left a comment on an interesting discussion on LinkedIn. Here’s the big question raised in the discussion: Is the term “small business” degrading? Why small biz owners make a fuss over the term and why I finally leave a comment on the discussion, although I didn’t have the intention in doing so, initially? I’ve written about this several years ago on my other small business blog, and I just realized how time has changed my mindset and perspective. I was considering the term small business to be degrading.…