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In this age of the Internet, the goals of anyone with a dream to start a business and take charge of their future are closer and more accessible than ever. While starting an e-commerce business may be easy, the most difficult part of making such a business a success is knowing exactly what business to start and what you need to start on the right footing. If you already have a great business idea, here are five of the most basic requirements you need before you launch the business. A brand name and secure website In the e-commerce business,...

Do you have a passionate business idea that you can’t wait to get off the ground? The challenges of initiating your business can now easily be overcome. Through technological advances and the growing acceptance and encouragement of entrepreneurship, there hasn’t been a greater time than now to kickstart your start-up. Multiple levels of government, corporate businesses and the local community all stand as support for small business owners to develop their idea to contribute to the greater society. Here are the tops reasons why being...

As we all know, engineering is the fashionable (and lucrative) career path right now. However, like all professions, not all engineers are equal. As the title of today’s post might have already suggested, this is all about senior and junior positions. Sure, everyone starts in the latter, but some fail to progress to the former. Even if you have a Masters in Control Engineering, you will typically start in a junior position (although your route to the top might be somewhat more accelerated). If you fall into this category, or you...

As a new entrepreneur, it’s likely that you’ll be wearing more hats than you could have imagined. This could mean having to be admin staff in the morning, a graphic designer in the afternoon and accountant at night. For this reason, before starting a business, you should be well-equipped for the challenges that will inevitably come. One way you can do this is by improving your skills so that you’re able to handle the many tasks that you may be responsible for, especially in the early days. If you happen to be a new entrepreneur...

Have you ever worried about the security of your premises? It is especially worrisome if you are on the move most of the time and have to leave your home or office unattended. You see mechanical locks can be picked and no matter how fancy they make it, lock pickers are getting smarter. The answer to that is perhaps a smart lock that you can keep a track of online. RemoteLock offer you such an alternative, where you can have locks installed for your office, home rental property, or vacation home and keep track on any activity on it. These...

This is a guest post, courtesy of Adam Steele, the founder of Loganix, a popular SEO fulfillment company located in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. So you want your startup to get some attention? You’re in for a lot of work, because there has never been more noise to shout over. If you want to stand out, you’ll need to be agile, active with your audience and prepared to prove your worth with defining content. Sure, that sounds hard, but it’s not as bad as it sounds. All you need is the right set of fundamentals to...

When you put like minded, efficient people in one room and ask them to work together, you know that something will come out of the collaboration. If you work with a team of head one, you know that there is no substitution for a great team, where each and every individual has a contributing factor to push the teams agenda forward. But sometimes it does get difficult to get those very same team members motivated or even focused at the job at hand. You will also realise that policing adults (or children) with rules and regulations just makes...

If you feel like you’re constantly in a massive time crunch, you’re not alone. According to research from Gallup, 48 percent of Americans today say they just don’t have enough time. But despite sounding like a major crisis, that percentage has been about the same since 2001. And the number isn’t necessarily rising, as the percentage was slightly lower in the 1990s. While the good news is the business factor isn’t necessarily getting worse, it’s still impacting nearly half of the U.S. population. That’s...

Starting a new business is always an uncertain time.  It’s important, then, to be fully aware of your outgoing expenses, and stay on top of any costs that might lead to your business failing.  To ensure your venture starts on the right step, together with Flogas, we explore those hidden costs that you may not have originally considered. Minimise your monthly bills All businesses will use energy, the key is to make sure you keep these charges to a minimum. According to BusinessEnergy, micro businesses in the UK use an average of 7,500...

As stocks rise and fall, the market watch has taught us one thing: no industry is immune to the uncertainties befalling their trade. The need of the hour, then, is to prevent a slump by transforming your business processes using people, processes and technology. Agility took the IT industry by storm with its focus on team building and interactions over processes and tools. Agile frameworks are branching out now to the non-IT sectors as well, which goes to show how pivotal a role it plays in business process transformation. It not only...