Four Tips for Boosting Your Productivity When Working in an RV

Don’t let the fact that you have to get work done mean you can’t take that vacation by renting an RV from Outdoorsy! Although, in a perfect world, you wouldn’t have to worry about work at all, hitting the road at least means you get to be a bit adventurous while you complete your boss’s latest project. But, beware. The RV lifestyle can tempt you into spending more time lounging by the campfire than in front of the computer, which can be disastrous for your productivity.…

How to Plan Your Career Path After College

If you have spent four years in college working hard on a degree, you need to choose the right career path. Of course, some people are lucky enough to know what they want to do before graduating, but if you do not, you need a plan. Here are some ideas that will help you to plan a career path after graduating: Complete a Self-Assessment Choosing the right career after college can be hard, especially if you had not given it any thought.…

What You Need to Start Your Business: 5 Things

Starting a business can be difficult and it will be as if you are learning everything for the first time. But with a few things to consider and by keeping an open mind that is willing to learn and grow to face the many challenge ahead, your entrepreneurial journey can be as fulfilling and full of opportunities as possible. 1. Research is key This has been said many times before and you will probably hear this advice many times in your journey, but it is important.…

Should Your Small Business Accept Credit Cards?

Many small business owners agonize over whether to accept credit card payments. Some say it’s too expensive — that the cost of processing fees and the extra liability just aren’t worth it. Others argue that the added convenience to their customers makes the expense and potential hassle of accepting card payments pay off. But, should your small business accept credit cards? These days, it’s easier than ever to take card payments; many payment processing providers offer mobile solutions that are perfect for all entrepreneurs, whether they’re selling from a traditional retail outlet, venturing out to farmers markets, working from clients’ homes or even out of cars.…

4 Key Ways to Increase the Likelihood of Startup Success

If you’ve decided it’s finally time to open your own business over the coming months, you’re probably chomping at the bit and can’t wait for the ‘Now Open’ sign to light up. However, while launching your first venture is exciting and motivating, you also need to remember it can be risky. There is plenty of competition to go up against, and you need to invest much of your own money, time and energy. The more strategic and smart you are in how you set up your business, the more likely it is to achieve the results you’re after.…

6 Smart Ways to Cut Down your Business’ Utility Bills

By cutting down on your business’ utility expenses, you could not only save your firm more money, but this money could also be something you then use to invest in developing your company even more. However, as most business owners will understand, you can’t simply stop using things like gas, water, and electric, as these are essential – what you can do though is be smart and cut down, here’s how: 1. Switch Tariffs The first thing you can do is switch your tariffs.…

How to Style for Different Interviews

You’ve probably realised that it’s hard searching for a new role. When you do get invited for an interview, they’re often short notice and soon come around — leaving you with little time to decide what to wear. Follow our top tips to find out how to dress for each type of interview: For a casual interview You could usually call an interview casual if it’s for an unpaid position or for a charity. For these interviews, it is likely that they won’t expect you to be dressed very formally, and will be more concerned with your personality, including your punctuality.…

The Right Tools for the Job: Why Do They Matter?

Business equipment and the tools used in everyday operations are assets; picking them up can be considered investments that all businesses need to make in order to maintain smooth operations. For small businesses, making big investments on equipment and tools isn’t always possible due to budget constraints. When budget is an issue, most businesses will go for lower-quality, cheaper equipment and tools just to maintain operations. This is actually the wrong approach to make. Having the right tools for the job matters for several very important reasons.…

Keeping Costs Down: Here’s How

Sometimes we think with our hearts and not with our heads. Making New Year’s resolutions can often be disastrous, with 80% of people failing by February and regretting it instantly. One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to cut down on spending, and although this sounds achievable, if you don’t have a fully-pledged strategy in place, the likeliness of failure spirals out of control. We understand that people can be victim to an unexpected expense — whether this is a home appliance breaking or making that third trip on a bus with only a return ticket.…

Virtual Office vs PO Box: Which One is for Your Business?

  When your business isn’t ready for a brick-and-mortar office, or plain doesn’t need one; there are two basic options as to where you should register your business. You still need an address to register your business with the government and receive official mail at. It’s easy to rent a virtual office or post office box, but deciding which is best for your business can be a tough decision. A PO box is certainly the least expensive option, yet doesn’t offer nearly the benefits a virtual office does.…