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Smart Ways to Reduce Packaging Expenses

Selling products online has many advantages over the traditional walk in store, except for one – how to get the product to the customer. For most walk in stores the customers chose, buy and take their purchase with them, so there’s no need to deliver it. Online shopping requires the business to deliver the product […]

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How to Manage Business Energy Costs

Running a business can be an incredibly exciting and rewarding venture, but it can also be incredibly expensive given the myriad of costs which come with it. From having to purchase supplies to paying staff, there are many costs which every business owner must take into account to keep the business afloat and make a […]

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Tracing the Family Tree Is Good Business Again

One of the early niche markets that the Internet kindled was the business of tracing a family’s history and delivering that information in an attractive, informative, multimedia format.  This became a popular, unusual birthday or holiday gift for that proverbial person-who-has-everything in the late 1990s. The novelty of this then-new confluence of families and history […]

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Hiring a Delivery Driver: 4 Things Every Business Must Consider

Online shopping has led to fast delivery and many businesses being unable to compete with nationwide retailers. Why shop at Bob’s Hardware when Home Depot or Amazon can have goods shipped to you tomorrow? Businesses, including a lot of smaller entities, are hiring delivery drivers, both as contractors or employees, to deliver their goods. But, […]

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7 Steps to the Perfect Home Office

Working from home bestows a number of benefits, not least no more long commutes, no more office politics and a better work/life balance. But one perk that is often underestimated is the opportunity to design your own workspace, created with your specific needs and taste in mind. This means no more drab office cubicles in […]

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How Your Business Can Profit from Being More Energy Efficient

Cost savings can be made when businesses take a serious look at their energy consumption and where they are getting their energy from. Using new technologies and renewable energy is also top of mind for businesses serious about reducing energy consumption, saving the planet and also repositioning the perception of their business as a modern […]

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9 Minimalist Office Ideas to Improve Productivity

As a business owner, you’re always on the lookout for ways to improve office productivity. Something as simple as minimalist office design can help you do it. Check out these 9 ideas! If you’re an entrepreneur or a manager, you know all about setting and meeting goals. Chances are that you have goals for the […]

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How To Cut Out Plastics When Moving Offices

There’s been a huge push to cut down on single-use plastics for a while now. The UK is proposing plastic straw and cotton bud bans, to go along with their microbead ban from a few years ago, while some US cities have already put plastic straw bans in place. While these decisions have been criticised […]

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Becoming a Bestseller: How & Why You Should Self-Publish

Whether you’re a professional looking to share your expertise in a certain field or an aspiring author, writing a book is a great way to establish a career and get your name out there – if it’s well-written that is. Modern technology makes publishing a book easier than ever. Websites like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, […]

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How to select furniture for your new restaurant

There’s nothing like the thrill and excitement – not to mention the nerve-wracking feeling – of setting up a new business. If your new business is a restaurant there’s a lot more to consider than the usual business startup investment and legalities. Arguably there’s no denying the fickleness of the trade, insofar as a lot […]

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Top 10 Benefits of a Virtual Receptionist

Have you been spending tons of time taking phone calls for your startup? You may be spending too much of your valuable time on the phone and not enough time doing the important work – growing your business! While you’ll always have to take phone calls, having someone to field calls can save you tons […]

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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from these Four Inventions

Thomas Edison and other famous inventors became rich from their creations. Unfortunately, for every successful invention there are hundreds that never got profitable. The good news is that aspiring entrepreneurs can maximize their likelihood of success by learning from the mistakes of other visionaries. John Malloy, CEO of Victaulic and former professor of North Hampton […]

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Managing Sound in a Noisy Workplace

We live in a noisy world. There is sound of all kinds around us all the time, generated by everything from lawn mowers to heat pumps and police cars to public address systems. Much of this racket is unavoidable, and that may be part of the reason we have historically shrugged off noise as the […]

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Does Office Design Impact On Business Productivity?

There are plenty of small things in business that can affect your productivity, but one often overlooked variable is the design of your office. We’ve all been there before; stuck in a cubicle or a poor work environment that distracts us and wastes all of our time. Today, many companies have taken a look at […]

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4 Tips For Better Communication In The Office

When it comes to how well a business is able to run, communication between the entire team is crucial. Without communication, there are no clearly defined common goals and a lot of grey area. In order to make things as seamless as possible and ensure that there is less possibility for error, it’s important that […]

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