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Ways to Grow your Business in Europe

Expanding your business is one of the most important parts of being a business owner. From expanding domestically, then on to Europe and then internationally, growing your business is difficult no matter how big you want to go. There are many different approaches you can take to growing your business across Europe and different methods which work well for specific industries. Here are some general tips and ideas to help

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Planning Business Travel: Why Meeting Face to Face is Still Important

Digital technology has made it easier than ever before to conduct business from the comfort of the office. Email, video conferencing and of course the use of phones all play a crucial role when it comes to operating in the global economy, but with around 8 million business trips being made every year from the UK alone it would seem that many businessmen and women still like to meet face

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How to find the perfect employee to fit your business

Steve Jobs once said, “Hiring the best is your most important job.” And indeed, you wouldn’t entrust the future of your ventures to mediocre people, would you? Steve didn’t and now Apple is one of the most iconic brands in the world. But the question lies therein: how do you find the ‘best’? Moreover, should you do the recruiting yourself or get the help of professionals? Here are a few

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Finding a new job

A huge part of watching your spending and becoming comfortable with your personal finances is to be happy with your means of making money. It’s great if you love your job, but if isn’t covering your bills or you don’t have enough left over to buy what you need, it isn’t properly serving its function. It’s at that point when you need to ask yourself: Is it time to look

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Does Your Business Need an In-House I.T. Staff?

Almost all modern companies are dependent on technology in some form or another. The problem is, this technology can’t always be reliably depended on. User errors, malicious software, or outdated hardware can all causes problems so many businesses rely on specialists to help them handle these issues as efficiently as possible. As a business owner you have two primary options available to you: create an in-house team or outsource the

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Why Business Owners Need to Take the Time to Understand Liability Insurance

When it comes to running any business, there’s a lot that you need to think about and a lot of details that you need to cover. But one of the things that you should never neglect is your business liability insurance. In fact, all business owners really should take the time to understand liability insurance for nonprofits. Continue reading to learn why. There are Different Types of Liability Insurance Many business

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Contractor life: finding job security in a flexible sector

As we move out of the global financial crisis and the job market continues to get healthier and more active, increasing numbers of people are using this as an opportunity to consider their options with regard to employment. One of the most fundamental decisions anyone in such a situation needs to make is whether to seek employment as a contractor or in a more permanent sense. On the one hand,

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How to Interview a Payroll Company for Your Business Needs

You have researched payroll outsourcing, made your list of the services that you need, so now it’s time to interview companies who offer what you need to streamline your business operations. Choose about three companies to interview and be sure to ask them the same questions so that you can reflect on their answers later when you are ready to compare companies and make your choice. If you have never

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Going Beyond the Start-Up Period: How to Help Your Business Advance to the Next Level

Without a doubt, a company’s first year of operations is fraught with challenges, difficulties, and a lot of hard work. But now that you have almost gone through the initial phase of your business – the dreaded and most difficult start-up period – and have found out what you need to know about ‘business basics’, the next step is taking your business above and beyond this phase. Keep in mind

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Growing and developing your business on a Budget

In the real world of business and commerce, it is extremely difficult for independent ventures to plan long-term growth. With a number of political and economic challenges facing firms, many are preoccupied with consolidating their position and bottom line profit for the near-term future. The indications for a global recession in 2016 are also causing concern for business-owners, nevertheless there are viable ways to expand your business without incurring huge,

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