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...
There are more entrepreneurs than there have ever been before. More people are hoping to launch their own companies or otherwise work for themselves, and everyone seems to be calling themselves an entrepreneur, often without any real skills or experience.In many ways, this is great. More small business is...
The vast majority of business owners have plans to grow their company. When you set up a business, it’s natural to have goals for the future that are linked to expansion. The trouble is that growing a venture is not always easy, and if you get the timing wrong,...
When working as a service-based business owner, for example as a copywriter, you may come to the stage in your business where you're wondering if you should be working as a freelancer or if you should scale your business to become an agency.There are certainly many pros and cons...
Starting up a business is probably the most creative venture on which people can embark to improve their lives. Launching a business offers an entrepreneur an excellent way of getting a higher income rate as well as a sense of freedom. Another good thing about running a business is...
Bankruptcy is a major problem for people living in the United States. Even though rates have gone down since the Great Recession, about 770,000 people file for personal bankruptcy each year.Despite being a fairly common phenomenon, a lot of people still have misconceptions about what actually leads to bankruptcy....
Where do you see yourself in twenty years? It’s a common interview question, and it should be something you ask yourself before starting a new adventure.The average adult, full-time worker in the United States spends 47 hours a week at work. That’s 2,444 hours per year, and approximately 97,760...