Managing Personal Finances After a Business Failure

Photo by Marco Bianchetti on Unsplash Dealing with a business failure is mentally tough, but it’s even tougher if you aren’t secure in your financial life. With your primary source of income no longer available, and the looming debts you incurred while building the business from scratch, you may seriously consider filing for bankruptcy. Depending on judgment collection […]

Stop Losses: Do You Actually Need Them?

Featured image by Only background on Shutterstock If you’re considering taking up Forex trading, either as a hobby or as a full-time occupation, you have probably read more than one article about the value of stop losses. But do you really need to use them in your trading? We discuss that question in this post. […]

As Supermarkets Feel Hazardous and Sparse, Small Farms Deliver

LOS ANGELES — For over a decade, Jennifer Field Piette has put together boxes of local fruits, vegetables and various pantry staples from California — Koda Farms rice, pale blue pastured eggs, crusty loaves of sourdough — and delivered them to people’s doorsteps in Los Angeles. Three weeks ago, the customer base for her business, […]

An American Client Base Is Pivotal to UK Business Success

Photo by freestocks on Unsplash Once your business begins to grow in the UK, you’ll begin to think further afield. If you think your opportunities are limited here, then you need to start focusing on international markets. The US is one of the best countries in the world to do with business with. If you can build a […]

Thrive: Problems, possibilities and potential

Photo: Shutterstock. I wrote recently that there are many, many businesses that should be thriving right now, rather than struggling. Your response was huge. Many of you asked me to share more of the thrive strategies I work on with my clients. So, that’s what today’s post is all about. I hope you find it both […]

Debt Busting: 5 Steps to Financial Health in Business

Feature Photo by Artem Beliaikin from Pexels Owners of businesses of all sizes struggle with debt. Start-up costs, staffing, maintenance, and the minutiae of providing for a successful business can lead to overwhelming debt burdens. This can significantly affect the quality of life for business owners. So if you’ve got debt hanging over you, these are five steps […]

As things return to normal

A few months from now, we will all know a lot more about our business, our marketplace and the people we rely on. That’s because when times are tough, we learn what people really think. We learn what standards they have and what their priorities are. We’re learning how strong our relationships are, personally and […]

Is Starting a Vape Shop a Good Business Decision in 2020?

Photo by Mike Petrucci on Unsplash One common trait among vape shop owners is that many of them are former smokers who have switched to vaping themselves. People often become quite passionate about vaping after quitting smoking with it. That naturally leads them to wonder if they might be able to forge careers for themselves in the vaping […]

Notion, Maker of Collaboration Software, Raises $50 Million

SAN FRANCISCO — The spread of the coronavirus has meant feast or famine for technology start-ups. While many are cutting staff and slashing costs as they reel from the outbreak’s fallout, others have experienced a surge in demand. One of the lucky ones is Notion, a workplace productivity start-up based in San Francisco, whose tools […]

Start-Ups Are Pummeled in the ‘Great Unwinding’

SAN FRANCISCO — After a crush of travel cancellations in March, WanderJaunt, a short-term home rental start-up in San Francisco, laid off 56 of its 240 employees last week. Demand for services from Wonderschool, a start-up that helps people find day care and preschool providers, dropped by half, leading it to cut most of its […]

How to grow your business and thrive, during a pandemic

I want to share something with you today, to help you grow your business. It’s something to help you thrive, whilst many of your competitors fail to even survive. And it’s based on work I’m doing right now, with thriving service providers worldwide. Allow me to explain. I’m writing this on Wednesday morning, in lockdown […]

As Demand Surges, Supplying and Shipping Take on New Importance

This article is part of our continuing Fast Forward series, which examines technological, economic, social and cultural shifts that happen as businesses evolve. The coronavirus outbreak has changed the nation’s dialogue by more than adding “social distancing” and “flattening the curve” to the lexicon. Just a few weeks ago, many people would have been hard-pressed […]

5 Powerful Tools for Digital Marketing Success

Photo by Lukas Blazek on Unsplash Today, the role of digital in your overall marketing strategy is unquestionable. Moreover, the rapid growth of digital marketing has brought with it a range of methods and solutions for making the most of what the Internet has to offer. From SEO to PPC to social, video, email, and beyond, there are […]

Grab your cape. It’s time to lead!

Anyone with even a tiny interest in history knows exactly what happens in times of crisis. The vast majority of people wait and hope… hope that someone will come forward and lead. For the marketplace you serve, that someone is you. They need you to help them remain solution focused. They need you to motivate […]

Waste: Negative Effects of Improper Trash Removal

Every household or business deals with waste on a daily basis. The generated trash sometimes proves a real challenge to get rid of. People are used to throwing waste items into a bin and wait for it to be taken away. What if the bin isn’t big enough to hold the trash before the professional […]

Go the Extra Mile and Show Your Team Some Appreciation

Photo by Proxyclick Visitor Management System on Unsplash Your team is a big part of your company’s success. Without their skills and expertise, executing daily processes and reaching company goals would prove difficult. Therefore, go out of your way now and then to show them some appreciation. Though you provide them with a competitive salary and benefits, they […]

Restaurants Find Hope in Delivering Donated Meals to Hospitals

Last week, a large order from a Twitter follower in Maryland gave the Harlem restaurant FieldTrip a crucial shot of revenue and, perhaps, a glimpse of a way to stay in business during the coronavirus pandemic. FieldTrip’s chef and owner, JJ Johnson, had taken to Twitter on Wednesday to say he had just packed and […]

Best Bollinger Bands Indicators for Successful Forex Trading

Featured image from Shutterstock by William Potter Bollinger Bands are one of the key indicators Forex traders use to guide their success in the market. Developed by John Bollinger in the 1980’s, Bollinger Bands consist of two moving bands. These bands show the two standard deviations above and below the market’s moving average. Since John Bollinger’s time, […]

Don’t underestimate the power of being first

Photo: Shutterstock. It’s 2020, yet we still remember Sir Roger Bannister as the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes. Apple became the world’s most valuable company, largely because of profits from the iPhone; the world’s first smart phone. There are 2 useful lessons here: When you are the first to do something, […]

Why Does Your Company Need HR Software?

Photo by KOBU Agency on Unsplash Nearly every business owner who hires people to work for them will benefit from having HR software for their organization. In this post, we tell you why. Getting the Job Done Today there are many software applications for various functions, all touting their benefits for your organization. This can make it difficult […]

What Is SMS Marketing and How Does It Work?

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash SMS marketing is a way for business owners to advertise their goods and services directly to clients and prospective clients. It is inexpensive and extremely effective. If you are not yet using SMS marketing to promote your business, perhaps you should be. Read on to find out more. What Is SMS […]

6 Tips for Excelling in an MBA Program

Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash Whether your aim is to head into management positions in the business sector or launch your own startup, completing an MBA program is a great way to enhance your business knowledge. What’s more, you will gain valuable skills and attributes that will set you up for a promising career. Once you know […]

New Orleans Restaurants, Used to Disasters, Reckon With Something Worse

NEW ORLEANS — Tommy Tommaseo is not nostalgic for Hurricane Katrina. Rocky and Carlo’s, his family’s Creole-Italian restaurant in St. Bernard Parish, just outside New Orleans, took on four feet of water when that disaster hit in 2005. There were fish swimming in the first floor of Mr. Tommaseo’s house. His father, Rocky, then 91, […]

What You Should Know Before Moving to Washington DC

Photo by Andy Feliciotti on Unsplash Are you considering relocating your business to the capitol of the United States? Here are some things you should take into consideration before moving to Washington DC. Many Americans Call Washington DC Home While many view Washington DC as a politics-driven city—and it is—it is also a place a lot of Americans […]

Bigger Better Benefits: It’s What Your Employees Want

Photo by LinkedIn Sales Navigator on Unsplash Ensuring your business offers great benefits is important for your employees, both present and potential ones. Your employees are vital for making your business the best it can be. You want to ensure your team is happy to be working for you, so they can give it their all. What’s more, […]

The best things you can do for local businesses in light of coronavirus

Social distancing is making shopping tricky, where in-person shopping is still allowed. Photo (CC) by Guido van Nispen Monica Bailey of Rock Port, Missouri, sent in this question that I think you can relate to: Thank you ladies, as always, for supporting small towns! My question is super generic but it is giving me sleepless nights. […]

Your 2020 marketing plan is now toast

Photo: Shutterstock. The marketing plan you developed in January is now toast. That’s because your marketplace is thinking differently today, than it did just a few weeks ago. Very, very differently. And this will continue, until the pandemic has passed and the economy eventually returns to normal. From a marketing perspective, this means the way you […]

How to Improve Your Networking Approach

Photo by Antenna on Unsplash Millions of people use networking as a way to land sales, find a new job, or just improve their access to resources. It can be a great strategy, enabling you to meet new people and maintain connections with those people. Eventually, you will find exactly the right folks you need to get closer […]

How a Direct Consolidation Loan Can Help You

Most people want to avoid the hassles of dealing with numerous credit card companies. If you maintain many credit cards from multiple companies, then it may be time to consider getting a direct consolidation loan. This is especially the case if you have used your credit card debt to establish and run your business. RELATED […]

Business VoIP Phone Service: 5 Things to Take Care Of

Expanding business operations, rising connectivity concerns, and spurting expenses are a few aspects that have made your traditional phone service incompatible for today’s time. That is the reason why you have decided to integrate the virtual phone system, or business VOIP. Using Internet protocol technology to channelize and route calls, both within and outside the […]

Top 5 Financial Companies Doing It Right

Photo by Michael Longmire on Unsplash Banks and financial companies face high expectations. Whether for their businesses or their individual needs, people need to know their funds are safe. But they also want the best deals and most convenient options on the market. Some financial companies have dropped the ball in recent years. For example, Wells Fargo is […]

Hiring SEO Outsourcing Companies: 11 Crucial Benefits

If you want your business to be a success, then you need to get it as high up the search engine rankings as you can. That’s where SEO comes in. The trouble is, with search engines constantly updating their algorithms, keeping on top of your SEO game is a constant battle. This reality makes hiring […]

24 Business Ideas in Real Estate That Are Very Successful

Are you thinking of business ideas in real estate as your next venture? The real estate industry is a super lucrative business opportunity because there are so many different avenues that you could take. Take a look at these 24 business ideas in real estate. These real estate business ideas will range from being solely […]

Is Your Lab Business Running at the Best Possible Level?

Photo by CDC on Unsplash Running any sort of business requires its fair share of hard work and dedication. Running a laboratory is no different. In fact, you could make the argument that a lab is a place where you need to be more committed than usual because of the nature of what goes on in labs. There […]

Who Runs the World? Tips from 8 Inspirational Women

Photo by Etty Fidele on Unsplash Nexford University has a mission: To enable greater social and economic mobility across the world by providing women access to high-quality, affordable, dynamic online education. This education will prepare them for a global workplace that celebrates diversity. Nexford’s learners hail from almost 50 countries. They include ambitious women such as Faith Alfa, […]

How to Properly Calculate Your Income Tax

Governments impose a tax on income generated by individuals or businesses. This is called an income tax. It is important to learn to calculate your income tax correctly. Here we suggest an effective method of calculating your income tax. Individual Tax Threshold Income taxes are not random. Certain thresholds govern the individual income tax. For […]

Restaurant Closings Inflict Collateral Damage on Other Businesses

Mark and Kerry Marhefka were feeling optimistic about the future of their 15-year-old business, Abundant Seafood, when they opened their first processing plant this month in North Charleston, S.C. Mr. Marhefka catches vermilion snapper, triggerfish, banded runnerfish and several kinds of grouper on two-hook lines he drops into the Atlantic from the side of his […]

Hire Professionals to Localize Your Multilingual Website

Photo by Nareeta Martin on Unsplash So you’ve decided to target international audiences. And now you’re ready to switch from a monolingual to a multilingual website. Congratulations! This is a decision that can influence your bottom line significantly. When done well, website localization benefits your business in more than one way. For example, you’ll enjoy increased brand awareness […]

Educating Employees: Four Ways To Ensure Workplace Growth

One of the most important things you can do as a business owner is to help educate your employees. By taking the initiative to train them you can ensure that they are keeping up with technology changes and policy changes within the company, as well as teaching them new skills. Adding skills to your employees’ […]

Restaurant Workers Get a Final Paycheck and a Meal From Their Peers

Quillian Fennessy is used to feeding other people. She made about $700 a week waiting tables at Seattle’s oldest vegetarian restaurant and at a friendly Italian place in the city’s Ravenna neighborhood whose menu includes a section titled “pastabilities.” It was enough to pay rent on a shared house and allow her to pursue her […]

Tips On How To Start A Bookie Business

A bookie is a shortened form for a bookmaker. This is an individual who, on behalf of a player or a client, places bets on sporting events (including virtual games). A bookie sets a game’s odd usually in his favor. He does so by calculating the odds needed to win an event using line and […]

For Drive-In Theaters, an Unexpected Revival

Jen Philhower, 48, a part-time office manager in Austin, Texas, is one of the many Americans adjusting to almost every group activity being canceled, as people move indoors and into isolation to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus. “My youngest goes to wilderness school, and even that is closed,” she said. “When even playing in the […]

Insurance For Small Business: Policies Protect Your Assets

Imagine everything you’ve worked hard to build taken away from you in the blink of an eye. In the world of business, that’s all the time it takes for things to go haywire. Such as, a customer fall, an employee injury on the job, or a natural disaster damages your commercial property. Perhaps your equipment […]

Radical value: What it is and why you need it

Are you tired of attracting too many price-sensitive enquiries? If so, you’re not alone. This easy to fix issue is one of the most common in marketing. Easy to fix? Yes. We know exactly why it happens and how to fix it. Here’s what you need to know, along with 10 examples to get you […]

Wellness Programs Can Make Happier Staff

Worksite wellness is not a new concept. It has been taking some serious leaps forward over the past few years. There is no official definition of what a wellness program is. However, the results of a thorough and correctly managed wellness program will leave little doubt as to its worth. RELATED CONTENT: FACTORS THAT AFFECT […]

How to Inform Your Employees of an Office Move

If your office is about to move to a new location, you’ll need to inform your employees. While this has the potential to be quite nerve-wracking, going about it the right way can make a real difference. Don’t worry, we will show you exactly how you can inform your employees of an office move. Notify […]

You responded: Boosting cash flow during coronavirus restrictions

Photo: Shutterstock. Just 5 days ago, I shared some ideas about how to boost your cash flow during the coronavirus restrictions. Here’s some of the feedback you gave me, on how you’re tackling the impact of the virus. I also share a very important observation for business to business service providers. Anita runs a vegetarian restaurant. […]

A Trading Routine Is Your Pathway to Success

Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash To become a successful trader you need to maintain a trading routine. This will help you to trade more profitably more often. Moreover, it is the basic step that every trader should follow if they want to succeed in the market. How a Trading Routine Will Help Successful business owners of all […]

How Employers Should Handle Workplace Discrimination

Featured Photo by ev on Unsplash Workplace discrimination can have a devastating effect on a company’s morale. If your employees aren’t happy with their job because of coworkers, they may quit. Worse, they could press charges. Therefore, it’s essential to take any report seriously and to listen carefully to your employees. Here are some simple tips on how […]