Avoid These Common WordPress Mistakes

Making a mistake the first time is okay. Not learning from that mistake isn’t okay, though. Here are some common WordPress mistakes that other people have made so you don’t have to. If you’re currently making these mistakes, now’s your chance to fix them! 1. Using the wrong WordPress platform You can opt for either WordPress.com or WordPress.org. The former is best for beginners who don’t want to bother coding and who aren’t too worried about monetizing their blog quite yet.…

Can Business Consultants Drive Necessary Change in your Company?

Every business, regardless of size, eventually reaches the point where the owner recognizes the fact that expert advice is needed. This is especially true of businesses that are potentially failing and are in need of a kick-start to get them back on track. A cost-effective way of doing this is to call on the services of a business/management consultant to leverage the more specialized knowledge needed to achieve business goals in the shorter and longer term. A management consultant’s role Essentially, a management/business consultant is an outside expert who is brought in to help address internal business issues.…

The 10-minute Routine to Become More Productive Forever

Isn’t it frustrating to wake up on a day, feeling stressed and so not ready to face the world? Now, what if I tell you that you can create a habit to start your day right, each day, forever? All you need is 10 minutes per day. Get Ready to be Primed Primed? Yup. Primed. This term is coined by the Great Tony Robbins: “If you want to have a prime life, you need to be in a prime state”. In a nutshell, priming is a ritual to get you in a positive state.…

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.…