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Pros and Cons of Owning a Small Business

Owning a business can be the most satisfying and rewarding experience. It can also be one of the most daunting experiences you can imagine. Some of the most important advantages and disadvantages of owning a small business are suggested below for you to consider before jumping into the fray. What are the Pros of Owning a Small Business? Job security You are in charge of when you own a small business. No one will be able to fire you. It is only when the business doesn’t succeed that you lose your job. You can, however, achieve success if you work very…

What Improvements Does Your Business Need?

No matter the length of time you have owned your business, you want to be as sure as you can it is doing well. That said are there specific improvements you can and should be making to your business? If so, how soon until you make the needed improvements and get things headed in the right direction? Don’t Let Money Woes Sabotage All You’ve Worked for In looking at your business and the needed improvements, here are some areas to consider: How are your finances doing now? – It does not take a rocket scientist to know that finances are…

Forex Trading Is on The Rise in Africa

In recent times, Forex trading is on the rise, especially in South Africa. The reason behind this is that the industry has developed a lot in the past few years, with a growing number of traders and brokers. With a well-regulated financial sector, the interest in forex trading amongst the investors is on the rise.  As you might be aware, the forex market is the largest and most liquid financial market in the world. While Africa was not in the picture before, the new European regulations have made it difficult for brokers to accept more traders and operate conveniently. So,…

Reviews or stars: which hotel rating should you pay attention to?

Many of us like to scour around online before committing to booking a hotel for our trips away. According to TripAdvisor’s Path to Purchase report in 2017:  33% of people around the world visit travel sites  74% of hotel purchasers check TripAdvisor  With so many of us reading and checking online reviews, the question must be asked: just how important are star ratings in the modern world of hospitality? Do people still value them, or are they deemed less important than the words of a (purportedly) real guest experience?  In this article, we’ll explore the star standard for the hotel…

4 Employee Wellness Strategies that Work

Employee wellness has never been more important. Work-related stress, depression, and anxiety account for 44% of work-related ill health and 57% of working days lost in the tax year. It’s the same story across the western world. Taking care of any company means taking care of the people who make it run: its employees. In the USA, workplace wellness programmes save employers an average of $5.82 per dollar spent by lowering absentee counts and costs. Here are 5 employee wellness strategies that work. Think About The Physical Environment Countless studies have shown that working environments have a bearing on everything…

6 Essentials of a Winning Email Marketing Strategy

The rise of smartphones and tablets has elevated e-commerce to its all-time highs in the last decade or so. It has now become the leading channel of carrying out transactions and it is expected to grow even further in the future. The marketing for this retail upturn can be boosted through email medium. Most of the brands use advertisements of different kinds to market their products and services but nothing has yet been able to replace email marketing. Emails provide a platform for sellers to reach the consumers personally and directly as checking email is an essential part of a…

5 Steps To Improving A Company Product And Ensuring Its Long-Term Success

The business world is far more competitive than in the past as business is more worldwide than ever before. Technology and improved shipping have made it easier than ever to find a product from overseas. This product could help save a consumer money or be of higher quality than what is offered to them domestically. The improvement of products is essential as well as consumers are always looking for the latest and best products. Even the best products might not have the exposure or public knowledge of their existence without the right marketing approach. This along with the importance of…

How to style your outfit for any interview

It’s super stressful when you’re an upcoming graduate. Juggling late nights at the library for revision, spending hours meeting that 10,000-word target for your dissertation, and trying to find a job to walk into after graduation can get a bit too much. Not to mention that part-time job and trying to have some sort of a social life. When you eventually get invited to an interview, they are often with short notice and come around quickly — leaving you with little time to decide what to wear! Professional For formal interviews, you should adopt a professional look. These interviews could…

Worried About Line of Credit – 4 Expert Tips to Keep Your Finances in Check

Image Source: Pixabay.com We often end up taking our financial boat for granted until and unless it is close to drowning or has literally and figuratively sunk when it should have been our topmost priority. Sometimes there is too much on the plate already that it tends to become our go-to excuse for not being able to keep financial situation in check. Subsequently, you will see yourself in an insurmountable pile of trouble. We understand that this is probably the last thing you want to hear or read, especially when you are quite behind, but financial management is something you…

Differences within product development

No process of developing a product will be the same. The amount of variables throughout new product development means every path will be different. However, there are also some larger, and broader differences that can be distinguished within this process. In this article, we will explore some of these larger differences, and hopefully distinguish some of the different forms new product development can take. What distinguishes these processes from one another is often one key factor within the process. So, we’ll be specifically examining some of these factors and seeing what it is about them that shape the whole process.…