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A Lesson in Liability – Understanding BAS Statements

A Lesson in Liability – Understanding BAS Statements

Image source: Entrepreneur.comWhen it comes to managing your business accounts, you want to be sure you get it right. You can choose the right people for the job and utilise the best software packages on the market but it’s important to gain some kind of understanding of what’s required of you. You don’t …

6 Creative Window Decal Ideas to Boost Foot Traffic to Your Store

6 Creative Window Decal Ideas to Boost Foot Traffic to Your Store

Stock photo by fotoliaAny good business owner is familiar with the benefits of a finely crafted window decal on a storefront window. Instead of walking past a blank window, potential customers can be tantalized by the imagery or signage you decide to put up on your windows. But how…

Six Strengths That Drive Engagement, Productivity, and Growth within Organisations

Six Strengths That Drive Engagement, Productivity, and Growth within Organisations

Management is one of the most important factors in developing an engaged, productive team, as maintaining and improving performance can often be a complex and demanding task. However, positive psychology, and in particular strengths coaching, provides a way forward. Research shows that managers account for up to 70% of the variance in employee engagement levels. One of the key findings was that strengths-based approaches to leadership almost doubled engagement, compared to more traditional management…

How business can help their employees to avoid loneliness in the digital age

How business can help their employees to avoid loneliness in the digital age

With the new year in full swing and everyone now back at work, it’s a good time to reflect on the quality of our connection with our co-workers. This seems especially relevant now as more people are working remotely from home, commuting longer distances for …

Domain Name Generators for the New GTLD Domain Era That Work

Domain Name Generators for the New GTLD Domain Era That Work

If you have tried to purchase a domain name over the last decade, you can attest to the difficulty in finding your first choice domain name available for registration. The difficulty level is even higher when you are looking to register a .com domain name. It is for this reason that new business owners include domain name availability as a major part of their branding decision. Fortunately, the last few years have seen the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) release more generic top level domains. Their …

Infographic: The Top Logo Trends of 2017

Infographic: The Top Logo Trends of 2017

While some corporate logos remain familiar over a period of many years, according to the Outré branding agency London, both they, and their shorter-lived counterparts, are affected to a certain extent by the latest trends in corporate logo and emblem design. From broken letters to moving parts, here’s what we think will be hot this year.

New Baby, New Business: Inspiring Ideas for Moms Who Want to Work From Home

New Baby, New Business: Inspiring Ideas for Moms Who Want to Work From Home

As a new mom, you need more flexibility in your life than before. One way you can make this happen is by starting your own home-based business. This will give you more time to spend with your child and an opportunity to make some extra money. Here are some ideas for starting a successful home business amid the diapers and drool. Write Children’s Books Freelance writing is a relatively easy career to break into especially if you write well, pay attention to grammar and you …

Infographic: 10 ways to make your warehouse more efficient

Infographic: 10 ways to make your warehouse more efficient

This infographic will take you through 10 ways to make your warehouse more efficient, including: creating a warehouse within a warehouse; investigating new technology and implementing an equitable incentive program for pickers. If you would like to streamline your distribution operations follow the suggestions in this infographic brought to you by PeopleVox.

Virtual Offices VS Traditional Offices

Virtual Offices VS Traditional Offices

I will take you through some advantages for virtual office and the advantages of traditional offices, I will also compare how each is a benefit to the business and which one would be the best to use. Loc8 commercial have provided us with this great content who are known for finding your dream …

How video marketing can help to promote your brand

How video marketing can help to promote your brand

Video marketing continues to gain popularity on various business fronts and as a business owner; you need to consider this option. Statistics indicate that the use of an explainer video to market or advertise businesses has tremendous advantages and gains than most options available out there. Here are some of those statistics to give you insight on how video marketing can …

Tips for Making a Professional Looking Video on a Budget

Tips for Making a Professional Looking Video on a Budget

According to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI), by 2020 82% percent of all internet traffic (both consumer and business) will be video. To remain competitive, businesses will have to produce some type of original video content as part of their marketing strategy. While there are many professional…

‘Pay-for-Pounds’ Contests Prompting Workplace Weight Loss

‘Pay-for-Pounds’ Contests Prompting Workplace Weight Loss

:::Four Key Marketing Strategies Helping Business Groups of all Sizes ‘Diet for Dollars’ to Boost Bottom Lines as Innovative Workplace Wellness Approach::: Courtesy of HealthyWage While the modern-day workplace is rife with technology and other advancements that have made it more efficient, productive and profitable from a business standpoint, it seems much of that progress is having an adverse effect on the …

HED: Staying Competitive With Big Players

HED: Staying Competitive With Big Players

Running a business is, without a doubt, a challenge filled with rewards and extreme moments of frustrations. Behemoth companies with deep pockets have access to a plethora of resources—whether it’s marketing, lead generation or technology—to keep their business thriving, while many smaller outfits find themselves at the roundtable mulling over new strategies to keep up with the …

How Business Leaders Can Inspire Purpose

How Business Leaders Can Inspire Purpose

In a tight basketball game’s closing seconds, a coach will huddle his players and draw up a play designed to result in a winning shot and victory. But, if just one teammate is disengaged, the play can go awry and the team fall short of accomplishing its purpose. Businesses have something in common with that basketball team. A business needs a purpose and each employee needs to be inspired by and contributing to that purpose, says Paul Ratoff, president of Strategy Development Group …

Succeeding as a Business Women Today

Succeeding as a Business Women Today

When the first generation of women entered the workforce in earnest in the 1970s, they succeeded in the only way they could – by imitating men. Authoritarian leadership and tight control was the hallmark of that day’s businessman, and women were not exactly welcomed into the ranks of management. Well ladies, that…

The Power of “Old School” Service

The Power of “Old School” Service

Four Reasons Your Business Should Bring It Back Companies are more tech-savvy than ever, but customers still crave old-fashioned service (albeit with a modern spin). Customer experience thought leader Joseph Michelli says that if you want your organization to thrive, you’d better go retro in your service delivery. As the tech industry…

Meet Woman in Business Patty McDonough Kennedy

Meet Woman in Business Patty McDonough Kennedy

Meet Patty McDonough Kennedy, CEO, Kennedy Spencer Marketing Communication Tell us about your business. Kennedy Spencer is a marketing and communication and speaker training company.  I started the company in 2005 with one client, a beat-up laptop and about $500 in my pocket.  Today, we have …

25 Tricky Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

25 Tricky Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

The interview is the most important part of your job search. Here, Peter K. Studner spotlights 25 common interview questions that tend to trip up candidates—and reviews how to answer them to your advantage. Yes, it’s important to craft a strong, accurate résumé—but like it or not, most jobs are secured or lost in the interview stage. Don’t let your job search ride on a piece of paper, advises Peter K. Studner. “I never saw a résumé—and only a résumé—get a job,” says Peter K. Studner, author of Super Job Search IV: The Complete …

Seven Big Rules to Follow When Firing a Client

Seven Big Rules to Follow When Firing a Client

By Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, Coauthors of  The Entrepreneurial Culture: 23 Ways to Engage and Empower Your People and the New York Times bestseller The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America’s #1 Wine Brand           Firing a client is one of the most difficult decisions a business owner will ever make. And when push comes to shove, few actually do the deed. First of all, firing clients goes against everything a business owner knows. Clients keep the business going. Clients put food…

Survey Data Shows Millennials Seek Communication, Collaboration, and Real-time Connectivity in Workplace

Survey Data Shows Millennials Seek Communication, Collaboration, and Real-time Connectivity in Workplace

 Facilitating real-time engagement and genuine connections with fellow employees will create the company culture that retains millennial workers. In a recent survey conducted with new hires and tenured employees across a variety of industries, YouEarnedIt.com, the nation’s leading employee recognition and engagement software, found that this generation of workers are sentimental, hyper-connected individuals that crave communication, collaboration, and real-time connectivity in…