6 Steps to a Safer Workplace

Thousands of workplace accidents occur every day around the world. Sadly, many of these accidents could be avoided if proper safety procedures had been in place. Having proper safety procedures in place help keep your insurance and worker’s compensation costs down, and many risk management companies require certain safety procedures. Let’s look at the six steps to a safer workplace. 1. Post and Enforce Safety Rules Every company needs to have defined safety rules that follow the industry and type of work that will be performed.…

Four Common Storage Mistakes in Business

You could be forgiven for thinking that storage is storage and there’s no more to it. For business owners, this is far from the truth. Storage must be specific and fit for purpose, otherwise it can create unseen dangers and unnecessary expenses. Here are four common business storage mistakes: Mistake 1 — Total Reliance on Cloud Storage Cloud storage for business is a godsend, letting you put everything in one place, making your docs and databases available to all your staff, plus automatic syncing that keeps you up to date without effort.…

What is The Toughest Business Decision You’ve Ever Made?

Decision, decision, decision. As you have already known, as the company owner and CEO, the make or break of your company is determined by your decisions. You see, business decisions are like dominoes. What you’ve decided today will impact tomorrow, next week, next month and even years to come – the domino effect. The problem is, not all of your decisions are the right ones. Chances are, you will make bad decisions, and that’s okay. But what if you don’t like the impact of the decisions you’ve made?…

7 Gadgets To Maximise Your Brain’s Potential

In the 21st century the pen is truly mightier than the sword. Knowledge can unlock so many possibilities in today’s world that it pays to invest in products that can boost your brain power. These 7 gadgets won’t get you automatic membership to Mensa, but they’ll certainly make realising your potential a little easier. Bose QuietComfort 20i If you’re working on something that requires all your attention, the faintest of noises can prove to be a distraction. Whether it is office chitchat or the hushed whispers of other students in the library, there are times when you’ll just want a bit of silence.…

10 Signs You Should Hire a Virtual Assistant

Most entrepreneurs face the dilemma of whether to hire a VA or not at some point in their career. While it might seem like hiring a virtual employee might bring more aggravation into your life than it will take away, this is rarely the case. The plain and simple fact is that the services offered by virtual assistants cost a lot less money to a growing or well-established business than a physical employee does, even if you have to cycle through a few to find the right fit for your company.…

Five Ways 3D Printing Will Impact Small Business in the Next Five Years

As the technology improves and the cost per unit continues to fall, 3D printing will become more prevalent in small business operations over the next half a decade. With the potential to be at the forefront of the most significant advent in mass production since Henry Ford developed the first commercially-viable moving assembly line over 100 years ago – 3D printing could oversee improvements in product development, lower overheads and reduce environmental impact. Here, we look at five ways 3D printing could revolutionise small businesses in the next five years.…

How to Create an Effective Marketing Strategy for Your Startup

Starting a business is a really exciting venture, but simply starting one and doing work doesn’t mean that your business will be a success. For a successful ad marketing campaign, you need to put in a lot of hard work behind the scenes. Marketing for startups is a particular beast to tame as well, and traditional techniques might not always work for such a small enterprise with tight resource and budget restrictions. Take a look at some of the steps that you can take to make sure that your business gets the attention that it deserves.…

16 Funny Notes Left in the Dirty Office Fridge

Uh oh! The office fridge can be a huge bone of contention – who is taking up the most shelf space? Who finished the last of the communal milk? And, who stole somebody’s lunch? The natural response to each of these issues? A comically passive aggressive note, of course! We’ve trawled the internet for the most hilarious office fridge notes around to provide you with some inspiration for any future office fridge dilemmas you might have! It seems this attempt at a passive aggressive note may have back-fired on Dave a bit!…

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.…

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.…