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7 Ways to Make Your Charts Work for You

Creating brand new charts for your business can be a complicated and confusing process. Analytics must be presented to your employees, board members and stakeholders who take your business to heart. However, these charts must not be boring or drab. The best charts combine the business information you need to present with artwork that is much more fun to view. Start With The Data You cannot begin to make a [...]

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From a Hobby to a Home Business

Developing a hobby is considered a stress buster. Ever so often someone becomes so good at the hobby that they are told they should consider becoming professionals. In most cases people are reluctant to take a chance by quitting their day job and turning their hobby into a brand new business. The risk is considerable and success is not guaranteed. Now thanks to the Internet and online shopping such people [...]

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Simple Ways to Improve the Productivity of Your Employees

Every single business manager out there realizes how important it is to keep employees at peak work productivity levels and realizes that this is not easy to do. Most of the people these days are not happy with their jobs so we have to take a different approach so that we can make them enjoy the work more. It is something that seems difficult but with the following advice, we [...]

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I Am Confused, Mr Carney!

And I suspect I am not the only one that has had their view on Stg whip sawed by the Bank of England’s ‘’guidance’’. Mr Carney’s tenure as head of the UK Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) was supposed to herald a new era where the monetary authority provided the market with clear guidance on monetary policy. Even the most uninformed trader (and there are a few of those) would be [...]

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4 Effective Tips to Help in Dealing with China Exporters

Doing business with China exporters can be profitable or a total fail depending on how you approach partnerships. China is known for its large production lines thus buying goods from the country is way cheaper compared to anywhere else. If you are to deal with the Chinese companies or manufacturers effectively, you will need to understand the dynamics of the trade; how payments are issued, how to search for suppliers, [...]

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How to Encourage Employees to Take Active Breaks Throughout the Day

It may seem like an easy task, but getting your employees to actually take productive breaks is more challenging than getting them to do their work. This is because, while they might not do actual work, they’re stuck in the same environment, consisting of overexposure to electronic devices, sitting all day on furniture that’s not good for their posture, and not eating or drinking healthily. This often results in an [...]

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Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Another long day at work? Building someone else’s dream with all of the stress and none of the rewards coming your way? Calling time on working for someone else is something that almost all workers are tempted by at some point in their career, yet a combination of fear and a lack of motivation prevents most from actually taking the plunge. It’s easy to worry that running your own business [...]

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Using Review Sites to Improve Your PPC Success

Pay per click marketing is an ever evolving machine, and you need to stay on top of the changes that are transforming the arena. Campaign trends seem to change almost weekly, and what got you most traffic and conversions last month may not be as effective in the coming months. In this psot we’ll talk using review sites to achieve PPC success. One area that businesses are currently not taking [...]

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Getting Health and Safety Right in a Small Business

As a small business it’s essential you are up to speed with health and safety law to avoid injuries to employees, which could result in legal cases. In the UK, the main legislation to follow is the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), and managing the duties involved in protecting employees and/or members of the public falls on those at the top – employers, owners and directors. Health and [...]

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6 Effective Mobile Marketing Tips for Your Small Business

Mobile marketing is more than just a simple trend. More consumers than ever before are using their mobile devices to access websites, to interact on social media, and to purchase products and services from digital-enabled businesses. How important is mobile marketing? With over 1 billion consumers using their mobile devices for actions that benefit your business, this makes it a type of marketing that you shouldn’t avoid. Doing so would [...]

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How to Use Customer Feedback to Improve Your Business Offering

In business, keeping your customers happy is the key to becoming successful. You need to really listen to the voice of the customer if you want to ensure you’re providing the best possible service. All businesses make mistakes. It is how you learn and grow. When you initially came up with a business plan, you had some idea of how it would be run, the products you would sell and [...]

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Business Leaders: How to Raise Your Leadership in the Workplace

Effective leadership is an accumulation of many areas of knowledge that can be utilized in different ways for different situations. Enhancing leadership skills is a lifelong learning opportunity that can pay off in greater professional recognition and more exciting career opportunities. Here are some straightforward ways to raise your leadership in your career. Improve Your Listening Skills Industry Leaders Magazine notes that good listening skills are among the most critical [...]

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Start-up Story: ArtNouv

Artnouv converts your memories into handmade commissioned oil on canvas paintings. We do this at reasonable prices, therefore making art more accessible to all. We also support upcoming artists with providing them with a free online gallery for their work. Art is like wine, in our opinion. One doesn’t always know what is a good investment or not but one always knows what they like or don’t like. So if [...]

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Today’s Most Creative and Trendy Investing Opportunities

Interest rates are at or near all-time lows throughout the developed world. These low levels of interest rates reflect the policies of central banks that want to discourage saving money and encourage the borrowing and spending of it. The objective of course is the stimulation of the global economy. In an environment like this, folks that are accustom to earning a fixed amount of income from their savings feel obliged [...]

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Latest InterTradeIreland Business Monitor Reveals Priority Shift for Businesses

InterTradeIreland has released it’s latest quarterly Business Monitor (April – June 2014) and it highlights that, as the all-island recovery continues, the priority for businesses has shifted to investing for growth. Employment continues to rise This Quarter’s Business Monitor is once again showing the signs of a broad-based recovery across the island with positive sales and employment performance across all sectors with 11% of firms reporting an increase in staff [...]

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