Better Blogging: 5 Ways to Cultivate Your Writing Skills

  image credit As a blogger, your greatest gift is your ability to write. It will bring you power, money, women (or men), and of course fame. It can also destroy you if you stink at it. Here’s how to cultivate a powerful “voice” in the form of the written word. Write Thousands Of […]

How smaller companies can cope with debt without going under

  Image: Tag: article discussing how smaller companies can take on debt without threatening their survival All businesses stand to benefit from being able to borrow.  However, compared to larger companies, those that are smaller in size often experience more difficulties when servicing their loans.  Here is a look at why this might be […]

Business Bank lends £800m in First Year in Business

The British Business Bank, set up in September 2012, launched its Strategic Plan in June 2014 and revealed that more than £800 million of new lending and investment for smaller businesses has been realised after little more than a year of operations. According to the Business Bank it has supported more than 30,000 businesses and […]

Dealing with Financial Troubles as a Small Business

There are a lot of ways that you can get into financial trouble when you run your own business. Maybe you totally messed up on your taxes. Maybe you’ve underpriced your product or services. Maybe you didn’t manage your inventory well and have a bunch of orders you can’t afford to fulfill (believe it or […]

5 Top Tips to Help You Stand Out at Trade Shows

These days, where social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter effectively dominate the way in which individuals and businesses alike communicate with one another, face-to-face interaction can often be sidelined and forgotten. There is obviously good reason behind this massive investment in social media, one that sees companies around the world spending billions of […]

Six Traits of Exceptional Leadership

Great leaders can inspire their teams to reach exceptional levels of productivity. When we think about the business greats – names like Marissa Mayer, Steve Jobs, and Warren Buffet immediately come to mind. Each of these individuals had leadership qualities that allowed them to take ideas to the next level; they were able to lead their […]

The Right Product Placement Can Give A Boost To Your Store Sales

Brick and mortar business owners sometimes neglect the impact a store layout can have on sales and revenue. However, inappropriate arrangement of service counters, check-out desks, aisles, or product displays, influences consumer behavior in a powerful way, according to a whitepaper on retail customer experiences. For example, when a customer has to make an effort to […]

5 Ways to Make Your Home Office a Dream Haven

Working from home is the life. If you’re the boss, you can set your own schedule, work at your own pace, and with minimum disruptions during the day, you’re likely to be more productive. But unfortunately, if your home office doesn’t offer a comfortable environment, this can reduce productivity throughout the day. You might fall […]

Branding with Bloggers: Getting Your Business Noticed and Discussed Across the Blogosphere

It’s finally time to brand your business. You’ve spent a lot of time building out the products and services. You’ve got some customers. Now you want to approach bloggers. But, the blogging community worth approaching isn’t going to promote just anything. You have to know how to get them to notice your brand and want […]

How Office Temperature Effects Productivity

It’s common knowledge that environment has an impact on productivity. If you’re working in a trash-laden, cramped office, you’re not going to be as productive as you would in an organized office with an open floor plan. But, did you also know that temperature has an effect on your productivity, too? You’re more likely to […]