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As a business owner or manager, you’re no doubt aware of the importance of community, and of the impact – for better or worse – that your venture could have upon the people and projects that reside there. Businesses have the potential to become powerful vehicles for community change, and can ensure that their locality thrives, following investment in various ventures and people. On the other hand, communities have the power to push a business to success, offering custom, local insight and constructive criticism should issues arise....

Running a business in the modern age can be very difficult. Thanks to the internet, even the smallest of companies are expected to keep up with the bigger businesses. You have to make sure your social media is on point, your offices are good enough for modern workers, and your products meet the standards customers expect. This is all while dealing with the normal operation of your business, too. To help you out with this, this post is going to be going through some of the best ways to use social efforts to solve issues in your business....

Success can come in many forms. Indeed, that’s one of the most satisfying things about success and is one of the reasons so many believe it can happen: it can come from any source. There is no tried and tested route to success. Much of it comes down to an individual’s persistence, hard work, and belief that they can turn their dream into a reality. And if it can come from anywhere, it can come from young people. If you think you’re too young to be successful, read our advice below. It’s more achievable than you think. Ignore Your...

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...