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How cloud solutions can help small businesses level the playing field

Life can be tough for a small business. Simply balancing the books from month to month is often a challenge, and it sometimes proves impossible for these enterprises to keep pace with their larger rivals. One major area of concern for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) used to be IT. Unlike big businesses, which could afford to invest in the very best computing systems, SMEs often struggled to access suitable IT resources. This could leave them at a potentially disastrous competitive disadvantage. However, Read more [...]
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4 Key Elements You Must Consider Before Starting A UK Company

Regardless of what your business idea might involve, there are many things you need to consider before starting a UK company. If you fail to cover the basics, you will almost certainly encounter issues further down the line. To make life easier for yourself, you should aim to get everything sorted before you register your new firm. Once you have told the tax man that you have started trading, your time will be spent working on the ins and outs of your processes. So, take our advice and think about Read more [...]
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Top Reasons Why Office Rental Works

The office represents the physical dimension of a business and its employees. This is where important things are performed such as record keeping, receiving guests, holding meetings and conferences, performing different administrative works, and so forth. Therefore, businessmen and mobile workers place great importance in choosing where to have their office placed. The type of office such as Guangzhou office rental or Guangzhou service office (if you are in this area of China) has also an effect Read more [...]
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How to Choose a Telephone Provider for Your Business

  As a business owner, you have to take care of certain utilities that are essential to start your enterprise, or keep your business running smoothly. Choosing the right provider can significantly affect your business operations. Imagine having an unreliable Internet or telephone supplier, for instance – your customers would not be able to contact you when they need to, which may, in turn, affect your reliability and reputation.   When selecting a phone provider, you must take certain Read more [...]
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Getting the Public Involved with Marketing

Coming up with a sophisticated marketing plan requires a lot of skill and effort as businesses need to convey a message in an articulate way. Companies will be looking to come up with schemes that appeal to their target audience, but this presents a series of problems in itself. For a start, they need to have a good understanding of who exactly their target audience is. Unless they have this information to hand, it will be almost impossible to develop a convincing campaign that will encourage Read more [...]
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What’s on a Successful Entrepreneur’s Booklist?

Books have been an essential vector of important knowledge for thousands of years.  While we don't need racks of scrolls or banks of stone tablets these days, books are still a critical way to share wisdom.  Smart entrepreneurs always have time to read, and they are always on the lookout for useful new books.  Whether these are paperbacks placed on a favorite shelf or a digital library of e-books on a Kindle or iPad, every entrepreneur needs a library of their own.  What worthwhile books are Read more [...]
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Plans for 3D Printing in 2014

Three dimensional (3D) printers that have the capability of creating physical articles have been used for over three decades and may soon significantly alter the manufacturing world.   Amazingly enough, none of the big 2D printer companies have made an entrance the 3D printer market yet. This may change in 2014 as Hewlett-Packard (HP) has formally announced plans to make its debut in the 3D printer market although they have not yet stated what kind of product is in development. Generally, Read more [...]
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What You Should Know About Divorces and the Obamacare Bill

Money does make the world go round, and although we don’t want to admit it, certain life-altering decisions are also postponed due to lack of funds: not just building a house, renovating or buying something new, but also things that can’t afford much delay, such as divorces. Indeed, many couples choose to remain together because of the unimaginable costs that they would have living apart, and this is a sad fact indeed. What many experts are now asking themselves is whether or not the new Obamacare Read more [...]
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Top 5 Apps For Small Business Marketers

In its dinosaur years, before the emergence of the internet, diversity was a word used by human resource departments rather than their marketing brethren.   Technology has shaken up the industry, adding social media, content marketing and mobile applications to an increasingly complex collection of tools.   Marketing has changed more in the past two years than it has in the last 50. Once upon a time, it was relatively simple to adapt old-fashioned techniques to online media, Read more [...]
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How Different Management Styles Effect Productivity

There are many different styles and methods that managers use when trying to achieve employee unity and productivity. Each style has its benefits and drawbacks, and each style affects overall productivity in a different way. As a part of its Lessons in Leadership series, the Wall Street Journal defines these six management styles: Visionary Style. Provides employees with long term direction and vision by moving people towards a new objective. This style does not direct people how to reach these Read more [...]