With business insurance you can protect what you worked hard for

With business insurance you can protect ...

Today if you are a businessman, you must protect your assets. Times are tough and nobody wants to lose everything in one moment. That’s why it is wise to acquire the best type of business insurance that meets your needs and your estimates. Businesses may suffer losses due to unforeseen disasters. These can include all-natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and tornadoes. Other risks are riot or arson. These factors...

6 key factors for business success

6 key factors for business success...

A company owner must coordinate various factors to achieve a particular goal. All aspects are equally important for making the business a success. Various departments should work in coordination with each other and the organization and financial planning should be determined properly. Modern businesses are more complicated and multi-stage. Achievements in technology and different consumer preferences are creating more challenges for the entrepreneur. All aspects of a business such...

A successful business: what you need to consider

A successful business: what you need to ...

A successful business is the purpose and content of all business owners. And the action is the fundamental key to all success. Most people fear failure in business and can not try again after failure. In general, there is no victory without failure, but victory is developed from previous failures. Basically discouragement and failure are two of the main obstacles to success so do not be discouraged by failure,...

The basics of developing your business marketing strategy

The basics of developing your business m...

The business strategy is one of those terms that may sound confusing but it really does not need to be. It can be described as a plan to show you where you're headed and how you will get there. After all, it is useless to have a fantastic product or service and a motivated workforce, if they do not know the direction they go in and what success looks...

New Study Shows Startups on Decline, Fewer Firms Being Formed

  • Edward Newcomb
  • September 01, 2014

Startup trends come and go. But the latest startups trends seem to indicate that startups are on the decline.

According to a recent Brookings report, the U.S. economy is becoming increasingly dominated by older firms. Over the past two decades, the percentage of U.S. firms that are more than 16 years old has jumped from 23 percent to 34 percent. This can be seen even in Silicon Valley, which, aside from new powerhouses like Facebook and Salesforce, is largely powered by older technology companies.

The growing number of mature companies is accompanied by a sharp drop in entrepreneurial activity. From 1978 to 2011, the percentage of U.S. companies that are startups fell from about 15 percent to 8 percent.

Robert Litan, nonresident senior fellow at Brookings co-authored the report with Ian Hathaway of Ennsyte Economics. They used U.S.

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4 Critical Things You Need To Know To Run a Successful Business

  • Finn Torode
  • August 30, 2014

A business is created to offer some product or service to customers. Yet, many business owners fail to remember this as they allow themselves to become engulfed by the many challenges that arise when running a business. In fact, the sooner business owners recognize that the key to running a successful business involves keeping their customers at the forefront of their operations, the more they will be able to capitalize monetarily. If you are a business owner looking for ways in which you can run a successful business, here are four critical things you need to know.

1. What problems are you solving?

Re-evaluate the reason you started the business in the first place. Businesses are created to solve problems for customers or make their life easier in one way or another. What problems are you solving or what value are you creating for your customers? It is not essential that the value you are creating is unique as many businesses have thrived on imitating and improving what other companies do. However, the value must be substantial to the market. A daily reminder of this is essential in keeping up with producing maximum results for your business.

2. How will you deliver the answer to the problem?

Creating value for customers is not enough when running a business. In order for your business to be successful, you must transform deliver that value to your customers. Creating value can simply be an idea or a plan but in order for it to be successful, you must execute that idea or plan. You must have the skills and capabilities needed to execute this idea or plan or the team that can deliver in this regard.

3. Customer Service is a way of life

It is not only important that you choose a team that can execute your idea or plan to create value for your customers, but also a team that understands that customer service is a way of life. It is also essential that you grasp this concept. Customer service should become a part of you. It should not be turned off or on when running a business. This critical point is easy to grasp if you keep in line with the notion that you are solving a problem or creating value for customers. Here, it will become second nature to ensure that the customer is satisfied each step of the way when doing business with you.

4. Adaptation to the market is key to surviving in it

What may have worked twenty years ago for your business will not work today regardless of the unique service you offer. That is because of the growing nature and changing culture of the market. Even if you are involved in a niche market, customers’ preferences are never stagnant. As such, in order for your business to become and remain successful, you must adapt to these changing preferences.

These critical points highlight the importance of keeping in touch with your customers’ needs and preferences. Don’t fall victim to initial success of your business that can make you lose sight of your purpose. Pleasing your customers on a daily basis involves getting to know them. How well do you know your customers?

Article by Jim Smith

Jim has written 360 management consulting articles.

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Capital Hire – The Ultimate Car & Van Hire Resource

  • admin
  • August 04, 2014

Sometimes, finding transportation can be a bit of a pain, but when you are in London, you can trust Capital Hire to have your back covered. Operating from the very heart of London, they provide a wide range of cars in many different shapes, styles, specifications, and colours, if you happen to have any preference. Unlike many rental or hire agencies, they will be more than happy to deliver the vehicle to the location of your choice, home or work. In addition to that, you can arrange to take a vehicle with unlimited mileage and even 24 hour roadside assistance. They’ll also provide a number of different vans for different needs which include moving, DIY projects, or massive shopping trips if you happen to see one in your future.

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Live two-way gig streams let any venue book the biggest EDM acts

  • Savannah Selle
  • June 30, 2014

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The thing that makes live performances compelling is their one-off nature and the thrill of securing a ticket. However, its those same aspects of gig-going that make it all the more disappointing when a show is sold out, or an artist never tours in a particular neighborhood. While EVNTLIVE has solved the first problem through online feeds of sold out shows, Mixify is now aiming to help bring top EDM artists to any corner of the world through synchronized streaming events in clubs.

Electronic dance music has become a massive industry in the past few years, with global hits from acts such as Skrillex, Baauer and Deadmau5. However, their success means fans in locations where its not economically viable to tour. Mixify has already provided a platform for artists to stream their shows online, but its new Clubcast service enables them to organize live transmissions in clubs around the world.

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How to manage 2 goals – to become debt free and have sufficient savings

  • Edward Newcomb
  • June 29, 2014

“There are four things every person has more than they know- sins, debt, years and foes.” – Persian Proverb

You may owe different kind of debts/ loans: Credit Card outstanding payment, a loan from a friend/ relative, a car loan, a mortgage loan or a personal loan from a Bank. At the same time, you may have personal financial goals that you wish to attain within a defined timeline like buying a swanky car, planning an exotic holiday etc. But, achieving your personal financial goals may conflict with your existing debt. Until you repay the complete debt or become debt free, you may not start saving comfortably for your goals.

Having a debt acts as a hurdle in your way to meeting your personal financial goals. But at the same time, without a debt/ loan, achieving your financial goals might not be possible, like, you may not be able to afford a home without taking a home loan. Since

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5 Important SEO Takeaways

  • Skye Leist
  • June 28, 2014

If you’re just getting started with SEO you might be realizing that it’s unlike any other form of marketing that you’ve implemented before. There are lots of moving parts and variables that determine SEO success. The nature of SEO can sometimes be frustrating to website owners, but there’s no denying that SEO is a necessary marketing component today. After all, the majority of people that are looking for information or a product or service are conducting their research online and using a search engine.

Here are 5 things about SEO that all website owners must understand:

SEO is long term

Perhaps the most frustrating thing about SEO is that website owners won’t see results overnight. Unlike paid advertising, where you can see the impact in a short period of time in terms of exposure, it takes time to generate organic search exposure. In fact,

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Tips For Women Wanting To Start A Business From Scratch

  • Finn Torode
  • June 28, 2014

Now more than ever, women are seeing the benefits of building their own businesses and are doing just that.  In a world full of complicated and contradicting start up information, consider my eight simple tips for launching a successful business as a woman.  It does after all help to get advice from someone who’s been there.

Don’t quit your day job, at least not at first.  While it may be tempting to jump feet first into building your business, it is wise to map out your financial needs and obligations before giving your two weeks notice. Consider working part-time as a transition into entrepreneurship. I’m a big fan of bootstrapping a business instead of beginning with seed rounds. It allows you to truly

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