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There are various reasons to consider a new office. Perhaps, as your workforce grows, space in your current office is increasingly at a premium. Alternatively, you might need to be closer to a thriving business hub, like a major city, where networking and making connections are both easier. Whatever your own incentives for relocating, there’s the question of whether your choice of office architecture should be classic or modern. Whichever way you go, look for the following features… Lots of light When on a viewing...

If your company produces hazardous waste at any point, then it is your responsibility to make sure there is a viable waste management system in place to deal with it. Failure to do so can result in damage to the environment and harm to human health. Hazardous waste can be liquid, solid, sludge, or even contained gases. Whatever form it takes, there is a risk that it could contaminate groundwater and surface water supplies. This in turn can present a threat to human and environmental health. As a result, the UK government has outlined...

With technology advancing and trends constantly shifting to open new avenues of opportunity, now is an excellent time to launch a consumer goods start-up company. E-commerce has paved the way for start-ups to get their foot in the door without the need of renting a high street property, while platforms such as YouTube and Facebook have provided free advertising for sectors such as fashion and cosmetics. Appealing to Generation X is almost essential if you want a quick and easy way to drive sales. The importance of e-commerce is...

The U.S. jobs had released a report in July 2017, that revealed around 19% of people aged 65+ were working at least working part-time during the second quarter of 2017. This recording of employment to population ratio is the highest it’s been in 55 years. On top of that, the Labor Department’s good employment report has recently records that the number of individuals aged over 85 who are still working is also increasing. If you’re an employer in the US, then there is a very good chance that there’ll be at least one elderly...

What do the best blogs have in common? Do they simply have the best writers, or the biggest budget? Surprisingly, neither of those things will define your blog’s success, although neither will ever hurt your case. A successful business blog is usually a culmination of the little things. Here are 6 of those little things. A Good Host We listed this one first because we would really hate for you to check off the rest of the boxes on this list, yet have everything undone with a cheap and unreliable host. You can have...

How far out do you block your time? A month? A week? A…day? There’s no shame in living for the moment. Life is better when it’s spontaneous, after all. But tunnel vision is no way to run a successful company, particularly not one you’re planning to grow for the long haul. If you’d like to be around for the next 10 years, you’d better be gaming out the next one, three, and five years to start. It’s easier than it sounds. Start with these six strategies to set your company up for long-term success —...

Are you looking for better ways to connect with your customers? Do you feel your company lacks a personal touch and it is hurting business? If so, changes need to be made and quickly to ensure you don’t fall behind your competition. Following are six effective strategies helpful in connecting with customers that companies can implement quickly. Categorize Customers Don’t assume all customers are alike. Learn their preferences and buying habits and develop different marketing strategies using this information. By using these...

The medical device market is booming, opening up new opportunities for entrepreneurs. An aging population, advances in healthcare technology and growing expenditures on healthcare are among the factors driving the growth of the market. With an annual compound growth rate of 4.5 percent, the medical device market will be worth an estimated $409.5 billion by 2023, ReportLinker projects. Opportunities are especially abundant for startups proficient in cutting-edge technologies such as 3-D printing, nanotechnology, wearables and big data...

For some people, working in a factory, office warehouse or store is stifling. They want to work outdoors in the fresh air but would still like the business to be their own. There are some outdoor businesses that cost very little to set up and others where more funding is needed. If you are not happy in your 9 till 5 indoor job, perhaps the time has come for you to look closer at some of the options for outdoor businesses, what they involve and the cost of setting them up. Window Cleaning Cleaning windows is the sort of job that...

Women entrepreneurs are storming ahead amid a host of challenges. The National Association of Business Women reported that in 2017 women were at the helm of over 11 million businesses in the US. Even so, women still rank in the minority column when it comes to business ownership. Consequently, female entrepreneurs find it harder to fund their businesses to optimize growth. They routinely encounter investors that adhere to a different measuring stick when it comes to gender. Maybe you’re one of those women who experience having...