3 Steps to Creating an Engaging Presentation

In every job, especially in the realm of business, employees will likely be required or asked to give a presentation to customers, clients, or partners. Planning for any type of public-speaking engagement—whether it is a conference presentation or a public lecture—can be stressful and bring about undue amounts of anxiety. No matter the amount of preparation you do, it is challenging to simultaneously be articulate, engaging, and informational. Fortunately, there are certain steps you can take to ensure that you are prepared for the presentation and are able to effectively deliver it to your audience.…

Top Tips for Getting a Commercial Property (Infographic)

Looking to start investing into a commercial property or adding to your current portfolio? Before you buy you should know the difference between what you need to have in this property, and what you’d like on this property. This will help separate the good properties from the bad as getting what you need rather than what you want is of great importance. This coincides with working out your budget, as the more you want from a property, usually means the more you will have to pay for it.…

Beat the January Blues with These Top 5 Productivity Tips!

After a relaxing and fun filled break for Christmas, it can be hard to find the motivation to get back into work mode. Productivity may take a dip at the beginning of the month as many of us try to get back into the rhythm of early mornings and long working days. However, there are plenty of ways to regain the motivation to complete your day-to-day work and see your productivity sky rocket all through January. To help you through, our friends at Accelerate Places, leading provider of co-working spaces, have put together these top 5 tips to boost productivity and beat the January blues!…

6 Ways to prepare your E Commerce Business for the Holiday Shopping Season

The Holiday Shopping Season is happening earlier every year. Many big box retailers are beginning their holiday shopping season the day after Halloween instead of the day after Thanksgiving. Some of these same major retailers have begun playing Christmas music inside their retail locations the week before Christmas. If you are operating an ecommerce site, you have to find some way to capture purchaser’s attention and get them to spend their money with your business, before they spend their disposable income elsewhere.…

The Ultimate Guide to Being Your Own Boss

  If you’ve decided to start your own business, you might be wondering how you’ll navigate the confusing world of entrepreneurship and step out on your own. How will you manage your time, and how much money will you need to get your ideas off the ground? There are big decisions to make, but the more research you put into your venture, the higher your chances of success. So, whether you’re ready to quit your day job and work for yourself full-time, or you’re launching a start-up on the side, there are several things you need to know about being your own boss.…

Business Vehicles – Should You Lease or Buy?

  It is funny how ingrained certain ideas become in our minds on the basis of minimal information. If you are looking for a place to live, it is better to buy than to rent. If you want a car for personal use, it’s best to pay cash. And if you are getting a vehicle for business, it is lease all the way. This last point, in particular, is an interesting one. Lease deals are rapidly becoming all the rage, both for business and personal vehicles.…

Data Skills You Will Need to Progress in a Data Scientist Role

If you are interested in getting a job as a data scientist, you are not alone, with data scientist being voted the best job in America again in January 2017. With a competitive salary and thousands of job openings monthly, it really can be a great career to get into if you aren’t already. Of course, you need to have a good level of understanding of data science to pursue the career but below are some more skills that companies look for when hiring.…

How to Get Your Niche Business Booming Online

So, you’ve got a niche business up and running that you want to grow bigger. New platforms has made it easier for people to try their hand at e-commerce, but only some have the skills to become a prominent and important store. How do you do it? Thankfully, there are some straightforward tried and tested methods to help you attract customers and become more of a leader in your chosen market. Here are just some of them. First things first – choose a hosting provider The very initial thing you need to do in the process of starting an online business is deciding upon a hosting provider.…

Silver Success: the Business Lowdown for Senior Entrepreneurs

Seniors are one of the hottest demographics in small business right now; over a quarter of all new businesses were started by someone over 55, and half of all small businesses are owned by someone between the ages of 50 and 88. It’s not hard to see why seniors succeed: they’re often more financially stable, have solid contacts from their years in the workplace, have more experience and are better able to approach the variations of the business world with a level head.…

5 Tips to Get a New Credit Card

Applying for a credit card is never really an easy process, yet it’s very exciting and something that we look forward to when our approval letter comes in the mail. Some people think that getting a new card is all about getting lucky. This is far from the truth. Credit card companies pay attention to the numbers. So, if you know what these companies are actually looking for, you can definitely put the odds in your favor and have a much better chance at getting approved for the card of your choice.…