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If you’re a small business owner, you’ve probably heard a bit about the benefits of headquartering your business overseas. Entrepreneurial gurus like Tim Ferriss and Chris Guillebeau have long touted the advantages of an overseas lifestyle, including lower costs of living, lower payroll, lower production costs, and the benefits of living in a culture that isn’t so focused on the rat race. In return, numerous small businesses, such as Zestee, have successfully made the overseas transition. Both businesses that require...

We negotiate every single day of our lives, and as we grow older we have the chance to make a career out of this skill. When someone tries to negotiate a matter, the end result can have two main conclusions: accept reality and improve the skill, or don’t anything about it and agree to whatever deal. Expert negotiators are mentioning that we can all bargain to get something in our favor, yet very few are actually willing to do it. Negotiating is like an art, and if you don’t have the talent you can’t master it. Methodologies and...

Years ago health and safety didn’t really exist and even if there were any measures in place, it was a rope loosely tied around your waist when high up on tall buildings. Safety and insurance claims weren’t a big issue in days gone by. Nowadays of course we are plagued with health and safety regulations, especially in the workplace. No, it’s not because factories and offices have become more dangerous, but the fact that more and more companies are getting insurance claims against them for every accident that takes place. Companies...

In a world of identify theft and online scams, it’s important to keep customer information safe and secure. Repeat business depends upon developing customers’ trust and confidence, and data security is a key indicator of a solid company in this cyber world. With no alarm system yet available for data, this article gives you some pointers to keep your customers’ information safe and secure. Information Security Plan  Even a small business needs to have policies and procedures written down, and in some localities, it’s actually...

If we had it our own way, we would all work from home on a permanent basis, which would save those mad rushes through heavy traffic and listening to colleagues whining about the same old things. Unfortunately though, most jobs require us to work from an office, and there are many distractions in the office that can reduce our productivity. There are also improvements which could be made to enhance the way we work in the office environment. Social Media and Internet One of the main ways that businesses lose productivity is through employees...

Employers work hard to raise staff morale and offer enticing benefits, but creating a comfortable workplace could be just as important. Studies show employees who are pleased with their physical workplace are 31 percent more likely to feel satisfied in their job. Read on to discover eight simple ways you can create a more comfortable working environment. Get the Temperature Right The individual tastes of employees make it almost impossible to pick a temperature that pleases everybody. However, offices that are too hot or cold are amongst...

Every year thousands of military Officers Of Indian Air force, Indian Army and Indian Navy hang their uniform and join the corporate street.  These highly skilled, dynamic and vibrant officers join their already retired military counterparts who are lacs in number. They have served the nation by defending its integrity, sovereignty and Republic and now , after retirement, it’s time for them to serve the nation’s economy with the same passion and patriotism. They have been an asset to any organization they worked with and those who...

The great values of a proficient PR campaign should focus on constructive news stories meant to help companies gain the trust of their customers. Delivering value at an affordable price is becoming tougher with every day that goes by. As far as food PR agencies are concerned, we cannot help buy admit that it’s extremely challenging to make people believe what you’re selling is healthier than your competitors’ products. Because of the recent downturn of the media industry, now it’s trickier than ever to create an impeccable image...

The location of your meeting is the stage upon which your corporate story is enacted. Alongside technical considerations of numbers and amenities you need to decide whether that story is best told in a location that says Royal Albert Hall, Jazz Bar or Stanbrook Abbey. There are many resources available to aid in choosing the right space. Wiley’s ‘For Dummies’ series has a cheat sheet online, and an article that highlights 5 key areas: Transportation, Seating, Heating, Noise and Distractions and Lighting. You should also make sure...

With more companies embracing a lean startup approach to increase employee productivity and creativity while decreasing discontent and complicacy, you may notice some changes at the office. You’re probably seeing new polices that allow employees to use their own devices for business and work remotely more often. For most employees these changes are great news! However, as a member of the IT team, the introduction of every new policy seems like another nail in the coffin of the company’s network security. Regardless of whether you’re...