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Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Featured, Marketing | 0 comments

8 Ways to Make a Business Card That Gets You Noticed (Infographic)

8 Ways to Make a Business Card That Gets You Noticed (Infographic)

Starting a small business requires you to put lots of things on the back burner, whether that’s something huge like your social life or something small like hitting the snooze button one more time. You give up these things because you believe in your business and want to see it through. But when the dust clears, you may discover you put some things on hold that you should have been doing all along—like updating your business card. It may not sound like a big deal, but an out-of-date card can really hurt your small business. According to Company Folders, a printer that specializes in custom business card designs, using your old card for your new business is one of the worst things you can do. That’s because it gives a bad impression to potential clients and investors—the two groups of people you need the most. Because your card isn’t appealing, they think your business will be just as bland or out of style. You’ll need more than just an...

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Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Featured, Management | 0 comments

Your Business Needs Sporting Hospitality, and The Sports Need Your Business Too

Your Business Needs Sporting Hospitality, and The Sports Need Your Business Too

There’s long been a symbiotic relationship between business and sport. In fact, before rugby went professional in 1995, it needed the support of the business community in order to survive. Now however, that goes both ways. Corporate access to the sports and entertainment industry has proven valuable beyond all expectations, enabling business people and executives to enjoy actual face time with their clients at an exciting sporting event. The industry is now worth nearly £20 billion a year, and supports nearly 450,000 jobs. The massive growth in attendance and in the economy, therefore, is good news for businesses who both enjoy and wish to profit from the sport. Corporate sporting hospitality is a vital source of income In 2016, the RFU turned over £407 million, allowing for an £89 million investment back into English rugby. The business of rugby and the demand for closely related industries such as corporate hospitality has resulting in “phenomenal growth, and the subsequent diversification” of the sport itself. Despite the recent upturn in revenue...

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Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Management | 0 comments

Understanding the Relationship Between Food Storage and Pallets

Understanding the Relationship Between Food Storage and Pallets

For years, businesses have stored food inside pallets, with the relationship coming under scrutinity, such as a $5.3 million lawsuit by Starbucks involving wood pallets and mold. It’s thought that pallets provide circulation and drainage for fresh produce, leading to a better method of storage. While contamination is unlikely, it’s still wise to take precautions. Here are some basic things to consider so you can make a decision on whether to use wooden pallets for your business. No evidence exists to support the link between pallets and food contamination illness There’s no evidence to support that it’s possible to get sick from storing food inside a pallet. Research suggests the wood pallets are safer than alternatives because contaminents are absorbed into wood. Non-absorbent material pallets tend to leave contaminents on the surface of the pallet, leading to greater risk of cross-contamination. Wood pallets can be contaminated Wood pallets can be contaminated if they are wet, meaning contaminants will not be absorbed. To stop this from happening, store the pallets...

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Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Featured | 0 comments

Does Your Craft Business Need to Use a Courier Service?

Does Your Craft Business Need to Use a Courier Service?

Selling crafts is usually a home run business and this means that delivery is an integral part of sustainability. Whether you do hand painted stained glass, jewellery design, woodwork or soap maker, there are hundreds of people in the same situation and they need a safe and effective way of delivering goods. How do you deal with delivery? For a burgeoning small business, some people begin by offering delivery locally either for free or a fee. Depending on order frequency and amounts, this can be easy to take care of but it can also be time consuming and unnecessary as your client base grows. This means that you need to find a way for it to take up less time. A simple solution If deliveries become more frequently ordered then you will need to use a more efficient posting method. The Royal Mail, for example, are likely to be the first thought but the pricing isn’t often as competitive and the options for heavier orders are frequently less useful...

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