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How to Find Reliable Suppliers and Manufacturers for Your Business

As Samsung’s recent Galaxy Note 7 rollout crisis illustrates, supplier and manufacturer problems can hurt your business. Intended to propel Samsung’s momentum into the 2016 holiday season, instead the rollout ground to a halt after bad publicity from exploding batteries. An investigation traced the defect to Samsung’s primary and backup suppliers. In addition to hurting the company’s brand image, Samsung’s interrupted rollout cost the company an estimated $5 billion. Finding the right Read more [...]
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Who owns our high street fashion?

Did you know our high street fashion brands are owned by just a few companies? New research undertaken by My Voucher Codes has revealed exactly who owns our high street. (infographic) It turns out that the majority of our high street brands are owned by four holding companies; H & M group, Inditex, GAP Inc and Arcadia Group. Between them they own some of the most popular high street brands. H & M Group: The H & M group was founded in 1947 by E. Persson and its namesake brand, H Read more [...]
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How to Invest in Crude Oil

Crude oil prices are traded around the clock and are the most liquid commodity asset class. There are many financial instruments that will give you exposure to the price of crude oil prices and allow you to profit from both upward and downward changes to prices. Crude oil prices are based on specific locations, with U.S. and U.K. benchmarks the most liquid crude oil prices traded in the capital markets. You can analyze prices by evaluating both the fundamental and the technical environment which Read more [...]
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Make Your Personal Brand Perfect!

If you weren’t already aware, your “personal brand” is how you appear to the world, or at least the people who are interacting with you in the professional arena. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that it’s better to have a strong and well-maintained brand over one that’s unpolished and thin on the ground! By telling people who you are, and demonstrating your professional expertise, you’ll swiftly become the “go-to-guy” for all kinds of problems in your niche or industry. So, Read more [...]
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Your Business & The Law: How To Keep Both Happy

If you struggle to remain legal with a business, you never know what kind of repercussions there might be. Even long-established businesses have fast gone out of business as a result of avoiding some kind of law or regulations. No matter what, you need to make sure that you abide by the law at all times. The trouble here is that often it is hard to know whether or not you are doing just that. This is because there can be so many rules and regulations, even a seasoned business owner can easily struggle Read more [...]
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The Good Corporation: Ways for Businesses to Give Back

At some point in time, the world of business acquired something of bad reputation. Reports of avoiding tax and polluting the environment seemed to overwhelm all the positive effects that businesses can have, such as creating new ideas and new jobs.   Many companies are, understandably, fighting back against this image, by demonstrating the social good that can stem from entrepreneurialism and business development. If you’re looking for ways that your business can give something back Read more [...]
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The Main Characteristics of a Successful Start-up Owner

Do you believe you have what it takes to become a successful start-up owner? There are certain skills you can develop that will give you fighting chance to run a business that will survive and grow. Below are some of the main skills you need to develop to become a successful start-up owner. Planning and Scheduling If you don't plan, it becomes extremely difficult to put in place steps that will allow you to reach your business goals. It's crucial to become an excellent business planner and scheduler. Read more [...]

We Know The Art Of The Deal, Do You?

Credit Link   The US election has taught quite a few lessons but one of the main messages is that no one should ever have underestimated Donald Trump. Despite what you think of him or the tactics he used, he knew exactly what he was doing. That’s why perhaps it’s time to take a look back at one of his earlier works, the art of the deal. In the right hands, Trump claimed that this book gave people the ability to succeed in business from scratch. Essentially by learning the lessons he Read more [...]
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Website Conversion Killers: The Basics

Whether you are selling products online or trying to build your industry authority by building an email list, your conversion rates - the number of visitors doing what you want them to - are a good indicator of how well you are doing. However, for the vast majority of websites, there is a lot of room for improvement. Stopping people from leaving a site without taking action is an enormous problem in the online world, and if you are suffering from low conversion rates, you are not alone. Hits to Read more [...]
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Truck Loans – Grow Your Company

Marketing is a significant facet of this company. Indeed, if you're searching for some business to begin with, this little business may be what you are just searching for. If you're trying to find a very simple business you can start with, you might want to explore starting an ice cream enterprise. Every business, big or little, must face unique risks. So it's very important when you pick your company, you choose something that you're passionate about. It's possible to give the boost to your truck Read more [...]