Freelancing, home-based office, remote working: whatever you call it, we all know it’s the next big transformation in the way we work. Stanford Business Review studied a limited rollout of home-based working for one Chinese travel agency, finding that this increased employee productivity by 13%, and improved work satisfaction....
Is everyone but you on to the next big thing? Thanks to the levelling reach of the internet, becoming an entrepreneur and launching your own business has gone from a niche occupation to the ultimate dream for millions, and it's easy to see why. When it goes right, owning...
There are some people out there that are leading the way in the world of business, and showing everyone else how it should be done. There has never been a more popular time to set up a business, but there has also never been such a challenging time either....
There are a lot of great things about being a business owner. Unfortunately, one of the difficulties that you will face is living on a variable income. This can be especially difficult if you need to make home improvements. The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Making Home Improvements on a Tight Budget Your...
Are you ready to start building your own business? Go over the list below to help determine whether you are in the right place to start building your own brand. You Are Excited About Your Brand You must be passionate about the service or product you are trying to sell. Besides...
Like many other corporate processes, protecting your business requires effective planning and execution, along with good management. Every company must make security a top priority and commit to changes that work for the venture long-term. Sadly, not all entrepreneurs take security matters as seriously as they should. They assume...
When preparing to leave on a trip — whether for the holidays, much-needed vacation or a business excursion — the last thing you likely think about is your out-of-office message. However, it's essential to keep people updated on your whereabouts, no matter if they're a client, vendor or co-worker. Here...
You know the businesses that you see always getting the limelight, they’re the type that have built themselves into an octopus. At first, they all started out as businesses that provide one type of service or product. They focused on making it as good as possible but they soon...
It doesn’t matter whether you are planning to open an eatery, whether you are looking to set up a bespoke jewelry design business or whether you want to be an eBay entrepreneur, you need to hone a detailed business plan. A business plan shouldn’t be a document that looks...
Running your own business is more than just a job or a career. It’s a way of life. It’s a calling. Entrepreneurship has no overtime. It has no set working hours. There’s no course of Continuing Professional Development. And getting it right involves keeping a lot of plates spinning...