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Health and safety are a huge priority for any business owner. Not only do you have a responsibility to protect your staff, but you need to look out for your customers too. Accidents that take place on your premises can result in staff being laid off sick, customers refusing to return to your store and even law cases that could see you pay out heavy compensation fees and fines. However, few entrepreneurs need to focus on this area quite as ardently as the restaurateur. Negligence in the food industry can have devastating effects: from food...

Failure is a part of life, that is why pencils have erasers! It’s going to be a difficult thing to face up to if you’ve had a business fold on you. It can make you feel like a failure on so many levels, but as an entrepreneur, you need to recognize that this is part and parcel of the business world. The risk is a huge part of what can make your business soar or fall flat on its face, and with every risk, there can be a great reward. It’s important to get back on the horse, but it is also important to understand why your...

When you’re a small business, it’s crucial that you can keep the same customers coming back for more and more of the product or service that you’re delivering. Whether you are selling computer hardware or mechanical parts for a car or any other kind of product or service, you should want to ensure that you have a strong and loyal customer base. Without that, you would have to continuously search for customers to replace those that aren’t coming back. And that would definitely not be too good for your bottom line! In this article,...

  Image Source When it comes to work, most of want to be productive – whether that means getting more done in a quicker period or just getting more done in general. We are all motivated by different things, whether it be money or prestige. However there are some ways to boost your productivity that work for everyone. Here are just a few… Take regular breaks Many of us think that by working for longer concentrated periods, we can get more done. However, psychological research has shown our performance gets progressively worse after...

When starting your own small business, it is unlikely that you will take staff on straight away. You’re testing the waters and working out whether your brand could work. Most of the time you will start out online, as this is a simpler and more cost effective way to start out. However, if things do take off and your company starts to expand, you’re more likely to take on the responsibility of opening up a brick and mortar business and becoming an employer. There are so many benefits to having your own staff. The workload can...

If you have a restaurant of your own, or you are thinking of starting one, then there are many things that you will probably need to consider if you want to make as much of a success of it as possible. Running a restaurant is often found to be surprisingly hard work, but with the right kind of focus on the right areas you should also find that it works as a business, and even that it can be quite enjoyable to be in charge of. In the post, we are going to take a look through some of the bigger concerns for new restaurant owners. As long...

If you have the dream of running a business, have you ever thought about going down the route of owning a franchise? Because of its immediate impact and brand recognition, products in place, and so on, being a franchisee is a popular choice for aspiring businesspeople. From a relatively small moving company franchise from Two Men and a Truck,to a global force like Subway, there’s a diverse selection of businesses to choose to represent. Due to this, there are many things to take into consideration before deciding to become a franchisee. Five...

Growing is a great thing for any business. It’s also something that naturally comes with new challenges. You don’t have to panic when you realize you need more space for your business. There are many options for you to choose from. First, you should reconsider the space you are already in. Is there a way to maximize the use of the space? If you have a lot of equipment you need to have, but don’t need to have right now, a great way to free up space is to rent out a private storage container instead. Still need more room? It’s time...

The construction industry is a major contributor to the U.S. economy and provides employment for more than 6 million employees. It is estimated that there are more than 650,000 employers within the US construction industry and around $1 trillion worth of buildings are erected each year. Image Source The construction industry suffered greatly during the last recession but has been steadily rebuilding ever since and now many new construction businesses are launched each year. As with all new businesses, some of these do not make it past...

Image Source It’s important for all business owners to try to build their reputation for being a great boss. That is how you will attract the best talent to your company and ensure you don’t encourage high staff turnover rates. There are many ways in which you could work towards that goal. However, we’ve listed some of the best and easiest methods on this page. Take a quick read through our suggestions before working out how you can apply them to your firm. If you aren’t doing these things already, you’ll need to start as soon...