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It takes a lot of confidence to pull divergent career and training experiences together in a way that not only makes sense but ultimately proves to be a recipe for success. That would be Michael Beattie. Over the last 30 years, the Toronto native has sharpened his range of interests and capabilities, bringing it all together under the roof of MBM Consulting, a firm he founded in 1995. What he has created is a uniquely positioned company that combines the principles of change management, supply chain management and program management and...

Meeting people from the same industry, getting acquainted with the emerging trends, making connections and acquiring new skills are some things that you learn from attending conference meetings. In addition, you also have the opportunity to travel to new places. Therefore, we have come up with a few tips to help you prepare for any future conference meetings that you may have. Spend Time in Planning Your Schedule Many times, conference meetings have multiple sessions and therefore you have to be precise about the time and schedule.So...

In this era of digitization, everyone is looking to adopt smart strategies and faster methods to make their business grow. Some people are shifting their business online, while the others are focusing on automation to get the heaviest tasks completed in little time. However, if you aren’t ready to invest in digitization and automation you can adopt another way of saving time and money, a method which numerous startups and established organizations are following greatly, a method called as outsourcing. Outsourcing allows you to get work...

With the year now drawing to a close, you might feel it’s too late to make any major changes to your business. Certainly, when it comes to relocating, it’s probably tempting to put it off and stick it on the calendar for 2018. However, do be aware that this is a decision of convenience, rather than the only option. It is entirely possible to upgrade to a better office space, even this close to the festive period. Moving takes time, and a great deal of planning, but landlords are always on the lookout for new tenants. Plus, there are...

Most people who thoroughly researched their options for offshore incorporation or even migration to a very favourable jurisdiction tend to arrive at the same conclusion: Singapore is a great choice. This is partly due to their favourable taxation but also things such as ease of doing business, a highly efficient legal system based on common law – not to mention the weather and infrastructure. It therefore goes without saying that these days, Singapore has become much more than just a hub for regional offices: it attracts a special kind...

Image Source These days, launching a successful business is all about building trust and credibility, something that used to be almost impossible without a Fifth Avenue address, an infinite marketing budget and 3,000+ employees spread across six continents. These days, however, making your business look much bigger and much more established than it simply requires innovation. It requires creativity more than a budget. After all, the way people perceive your business is the reality they will cling on to. Your job is simply to make that...

Retail stores rely on product displays to bring foot traffic into the stores and entice customers to buy. The retailer will ask numerous questions such as, what do I put in the window? What should be the first thing a customer sees when they walk into the store? How big should a retail display be? How many displays should I have? Many retailers neglect their shop’s windows, thinking that customers who need what they have to offer will simply come looking. But, in most cases, the store that doesn’t make an effort to entice...

Transportation is a great industry. Not only do many get the freedom to choose their own work, you also get to travel to many different places. Every company out there needs something transported, whether it is mail, a package, or stock items: transportation is a necessity. Follow these 4 easy steps to get you started on a wonderful career in the transportation industry: Get a Vehicle When you are just starting out money needs to stretch as far as possible. That is why your first vehicle should always be a used transporter. You don’t...

As the financial comes to a close, there is a dash towards filling the tax returns for your businesses. It is very essential to know about the financial condition of your business. At least, one should know about the cash flows and the taxes that will need paying when the time comes. It is very important to not show any lethargy when it comes to filling taxes! Any signs of late payment or negligence will only cause increase in the back pay and at worse could even lead to freezing of assets by tax enforcement agencies! Now that we know...

An estimated 30 percent of all environmentally damaging greenhouse gases are produced by commercial and industrial businesses, Dummies.com says. These gases are a direct result of electricity use, transportation of products and the use of gasoline to power transportation. Luckily, commercial businesses of all sizes are recognizing the dramatic effect they have on the environment and in response, are developing more ecologically sound practices. Though an immediate overhaul of every aspect of a company’s carbon footprint is not only...