The U.S. Federal Reserve has completed an in-depth study of the U.S. payments system and in September 2017 announced its next steps for payment processing improvement. The Federal Reserve’s initiative seeks to provide for real time transaction settlement of payments and would require significant upgrades to the current market payments infrastructure. Faster Payments Task Force […]
Traveling for business can be hard work. Not only do you have all the stress and exhaustion that goes into traveling to different parts of the country and the world, but you also have meetings, conferences, and more to keep you busy when you arrive. If you’re not careful, it can easily become exhausting. Here […]
There may come a time in the course of growing your business when you decide it’s time to move your headquarters to a new location. Maybe it’s because you’ve outgrown your current space, or maybe you’ve opted to move to a more business-friendly city. No matter what the reason, moving a business is a major […]
While many people have thought about starting a home-business based on a talent or skill, only a few actually take the leap, leaving the security of a corporate job to do their own thing. If you’re thinking of starting a home-based business, either full or part-time, here are four preliminary steps you should take to […]
Because you’ll likely be in the business world for a large portion of your adult life, it’s worth it to try to find a job that you enjoy. Although many people spend their lives stuck in jobs they don’t find fulfilling, you have the power to reach beyond where you currently stand and create a […]
Called Israel by some people and called Palestine by others, this little piece of land hemmed by water has always been as controversial as they can possibly get. Whether you talk about Gaza, the West Bank, or even Jerusalem, Israel is always the centre of attention for one political reason or another, but politics isn’t […]
While the impact of a hung parliament is often variable and unquantifiable, it is generally considered to be a bad thing for businesses and the electorate as a whole. After all, the lack of a parliamentary majority makes it exceptionally difficult for a coalition government to drive its mandate, meaning that there is often huge […]
Although the Millennial generation is more lax in most respects than previous generations, young professionals within the group still know how to dress for work. While the tech industry has always been known for its casual attire, stylish guys in more old-school industries still appreciate the value of dressing professionally and how it can impact […]
When it comes to running a business, setting up a shipping system is one of those boring topics that most entrepreneurs prefer to avoid. However, if you are serious about operating your company the right way, it is a part of the daily process that simply can’t be ignored. Here are a few tips that […]
When you are moving, one of the biggest challenges will undoubtedly be packing up all the furniture and items that you want to take with you. Although at first you may think that you can just get some boxes and pack them in, you’ll soon find that it is a lot more involved than that.
When you run a business, it can sometimes feel as though your list of responsibilities is endless. You have to keep on top of so many different things, whether that is the day to day running of your office, your marketing campaigns or your accounts. Additionally, you may find that you are also responsible for […]
The order to cash (OTC) process is both complex and consequential. As a result, the steps required to give it the speed, scale, accuracy, and accountability it requires are long and winding. One feature of OTC that often gets overlooked, however, is how mobile it is. There is a wide range of order to cash […]
In the business world, you essentially either sink or swim. So that you can definitely be in the latter group, what are you doing to make sure your brand doesn’t play second fiddle to any of your competitors? While it may seem like you’re doing all you can at the present time to stay on […]
Business meetings aren’t just ‘something to be got through’ – they are of absolutely critical importance in terms of making connections, deals and sales. It’s therefore vital that every aspect of your business meeting goes like clockwork, as anything that looks remotely out of place could be greatly damaging to your corporate reputation.
In the UK, starting your own business has never been more popular than it is right now. Figures show that 80 new companies were created every hour in 2016 and when you consider the freedom and benefits that come with being our own boss, it’s easy to see why.
So you’ve finally decided to make the move from being bossed to being a boss. No longer will you have to listen to orders or do the jobs no-one wants to do; you’re your own man or woman, and you’re going to prove it. However, it’s not just a case of striding out and starting […]