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What Insurance Do I Need For My New Business?

Every business owner needs some form of insurance. Think of insurance policies as safety nets that you can land on if you slip off the business ladder. There’s a lot that can go wrong when running your company and the recovery could cost you a fortune. Everything from theft to a lawsuit is a possibility […]

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10 Things To Do Before Starting A Business

You should not underestimate the challenge of starting your own company. It is always going to be a massive endeavor to take on. You need to make sure that you prepare for the uphill climb because there is certainly a steep road ahead. The idea that most businesses fail within the first five years has […]

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20 Of The Worst Business Decisions Ever Made

Some things can seem like a good idea at the time, but retrospect is a wonderful thing. Having a business is all about making decisions. In business, you can’t expect to be perfect all the time. Some of your decisions will be great, and some of them not so much. To illustrate that point, here […]

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Do I Need To Be PCI Compliant?

It’s complicated, but nevertheless if your business (be it sole trader, small business, national or a global entity) is processing, storing and/or transmitting credit card information I would recommend you continue reading. But first off I am going to make a promise to you. I promise that this post will not contain any nerdy technical […]

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How Do I Manage Business Cashflow?

Keeping a tight control of your cashflow is the single most important thing you can do when running a business; particularly when you are just starting out. All companies need cash to survive – and thrive – and meeting your financial obligations and having money to invest in opportunities is critical. But how do you […]

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Ideas For Keeping Business Costs Down

Every penny counts when you are running a business. Not only will it free up substantial cash that you can use to improve your company’s performance, but it can also improve your bottom line – meaning you will be more profitable. And the key thing to remember about keeping costs down is that you don’t […]

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How Do I Price My Products/Services?

Many people have incredible business ideas – perhaps even world-changing. And a lot of work goes into turning those ideas into a reality, driving buzz around the product, and storming towards a successful launch. But as soon as that launch date arrives, no one buys. You might be perplexed, confused, and unsure as to why […]

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Is A Franchise Business Right For Me?

With startups all the rage these days, it’s easy for people to forget about another way of starting a business – franchising. Franchises are still a great way for people to get ahead in business, and there are options in almost every single industry. But, while franchising offers plenty of potential for success, the business […]

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How To Find A Business Mentor?

For many people, it can be difficult to find that one person who can help them move forward in their careers or business. Finding a mentor can be an intimidating process, of course, and it’s also hard to know where to look. However, finding the ideal advisor – either for your business idea or career […]

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Branding Considerations For Your New Business

Starting a new business venture isn’t easy due to the sheer scale of the task. There is a lot you have to consider if you want to be successful, and you have to cover every base. Take branding as an example. As well as hiring employees and structuring business processes, you have to spread the […]

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