Getting Overwhelmed When Working from Home? Go Virtual

Starting a business and living frugally are two things that don’t seem to have much in common. By choosing the right office solutions, however, you can redirect your energy (and money!) into living the kind of life you want, whether that includes a flexible daily schedule or room to develop your business. Virtual office solutions are not about simply setting up wireless laptops in Starbucks or the lobby of your local hotel. These locations aren’t equipped for entertaining clients, hosting video conferences or accommodating employees. As the owner of a promising new business, you need to create a positive first...

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from the Great Walt Disney

When it comes to Walt Disney, you immediately start thinking of the magical world that every child is aware of. You may not have an idea of the genius that built this tremendous fantasy world, but one thing is for sure, everyone knows the meaning of Disney. After all, as a kid, you grew up watching cartoon films and television shows that highlighted the various characters of Disney. In the last four or five years, the number of people going to Disneyland has increased tremendously. The Great Walt Disney was an entertainer, film producer, director, philanthropist, animator and most importantly...

Lessons Investors and Entrepreneurs can learn from ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

The ABC’s Shark Tank started in 2009 currently airs its fourth season. Running of 4th season is evident of how successful this show has been so far on television. It’s not any regular dance or comedy reality show, nor is it based on a quick fame formula. It’s a reality show for businesses, for investors, and for entrepreneurs (that’s my kind of show!). The show, Shark Tank, is based on lines of Dragons’ Den and has a team of entrepreneurs and business executives referred as ‘sharks’. The sharks consider offers from the other entrepreneurs for funding business ideas and the...

The Art of Beating the Competition in Business

Competition is what scares most people. But for winners, it is what gives them inspiration. For centuries, businesses have always wondered how to beat competition and become a market leader. While few businesses have mastered the art of outperforming every single time, other businesses just don’t know the formula. Hence, we thought of sharing our insights on this important aspect of business with you, so that you can beat your competition and enjoy a comfortable market leadership. Innovate You have a whole lot of smart phones in the industry and then you have iPhone which has its own market. The...

Working From Home and Business Insurance

Working from home is an increasingly popular choice for many people who may have found entering, remaining in or returning to the general job market a struggle. Parents wanting to balance working life with caring for their children are perhaps the most likely group of people to want to work from home, since doing so allows for maximum flexibility. There is a whole range of businesses that can be operated from home, from will-writing, to copywriting, to ICT support and phone-based sales. Approximately two million businesses are based at home in this country. As well as being flexible, basing your...

How to Get Business Financing without Good Credit

A good credit score is often considered as one of the best ways to identify someone’s financial knowledge. It determines whether you can get a loan or not, which ultimately can give you the financing you need to make your business a thriving success! It also shows how smart you are when it comes to dealing with money. Today, I’m going to speak with you about how you can get business financing even if your credit score is bad. Here are a few tips that you can follow and get a financing for your business: • Most people assume that...

10 Quotes Entrepreneurs should Take to Heart

Great people often convey such valuable messages and teachings in a line that ordinary people can’t convey such messages in their life. These lines are inspirational, visionary and are written / said after years of experience by these people. If we, as entrepreneurs, understand and implement these teachings in our lives, then we’ll definitely be successful. Here’s a list of our personal favorite quotes said by some of the biggest names in the world; let’s analyze each of them closely. 1. I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways of doing it – Thomas Edison Thomas Edison was...

Treating Employees Like Gold Will Help You Sustain Your Business

Without a doubt, the most important asset of your company is your people. There are no second thoughts about it. When Bill Gates established Microsoft, his major focus was on two things – first hiring absolute world class people; second making them create the world’s best software. When Steve Jobs returned to Apple when it was on the verge of bankruptcy, the first thing he did was to retain the best talent. That’s what you also got to do when it comes to treating your employees. Listed below are some tips to treating your employees well and getting the best...

6 Greatest Entrepreneurs of Our Time

Entrepreneurs have always existed. From Henry Ford to Thomas Edison, some entrepreneurs had such amazing vision that they changed the world. Literally! A lot of people these days wonder, who are the top entrepreneurs of our time; well, here is our list of our best entrepreneurs of the modern day from whom… We can learn a lot. Check it out… Steve Jobs Known for his intuitive ability to identify patterns and potential business markets, Steve Jobs is the first person on our list. Steve is considered as a pioneer in revolutionalizing entire tech industry by introducing GUI and Mouse in...

5 Steps Businesses should take to Avoid Bankruptcy

Businesses have come under increased pressure during the past couple of years as the economy continues to show signs of deterioration. But as interest rates increase and savings rates continue to be less and less rewarding, many companies are struggling to compete with the bigger, more stable competition. As debt mounts up, people inclined to bury their heads in the sand and hope that the problem will go away. However, hitting it head on will prove far more effective than ignoring it. Many people assume that creditors will file for bankruptcy against an individual or company if debts are not...

7 Steps to Building a Business Brand Like Apple

Apple is huge. In fact, it is one of the biggest companies in the world. But how did it become so big? A company that was once on the brink of bankruptcy witnessed such rapid growth that it is quite impossible to believe. If you’re running a business and are aiming to build a brand like Apple, then you ought to follow these 7 steps that I have found that made their business successful. 1. Focus Focus is what gets you clarity in your decisions. And clarity one of the most important aspects of building a successful business. The reason...

Hiring a Small Business Accountant

The relationship a small business owner forms with their accountant is an important one. A solid financial backbone will prepare any growing business for rapid expansion and the risks associated with it. So what should a small business owner look for in a small business accountant? Availability This doesn’t necessarily mean your accountants business hours but how quickly they can respond to your queries. Check the promotional blurb on the company’s website for any “24-hour reply” promises and so on… Accountants will rarely promise services they cannot deliver but by the same token they are under no obligation to offer...

3 Traits that Engage Customers

It is easy to talk to people about your products, but it can be challenging to get them to listen. Most consumers are bombarded every day by messages from companies that are trying to sell them something. As a result, there are many efforts to make a sale that fall on disinterested ears. How can you make someone want to listen up? You have to engage them. There is not one way to engage customers. The dynamic between a business and its customers varies from one business to the next. In many cases, companies rely on extensive market research to...

7 Proven Productivity Tips for Every Aspiring Entrepreneur

An Entrepreneur – we all have associated this word with ourselves if we try to create our own path to success. But what defines an Entrepreneur? And what is the meaning of ‘definition?’ A definition is given by bringing together the qualities of that particular word. In the case of an entrepreneur, there are unique qualities which are brought together and form the word. If you lack any of these qualities, then you dissolve the word Entrepreneur and over time you are tagged as a wantrepreneur – someone who wanted or wants to be an Entrepreneur but never can or...

Identifying Promising Land for Future Establishments

Business is not a one man show. Business is exchange of commodities for money. Business is vast and has a lot of opportunities. And for turning these opportunities into profits, one need to find a place that will be most useful to the business, from transport to customer inflow. The mistake new businesses usually commit is that they establish their businesses in locations which are not suitable for their kind of business. Selecting a land which does not provide proper water, electricity, and transport facilities, which is surrounded by a public which does not appreciate that particular type of business,...

6 (Multi-Billion Dollar) Business Building Lessons I Learnt from Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, even though he isn’t with us anymore, has left a mark in this world, especially on those who want to go against the public flow, against the daily dose of orders, against the boring and monotonous work related ideas. The ideals of Steve Jobs have been the cornerstone for many aspiring Entrepreneurs. He has always been a voice of the creative minded. Everything he did, he gave utmost importance to style. Be it his products, graphics, fonts or his way of organizing things, he did it all with style. His thinking is that while giving preference to matter,...

How to Exchange Currencies at The Best Rates for Your Business

In this guest post I’d like to share some tips to help your maximize your exchange rate, when you change currencies for your business. If you’ve spent any time at all watching the exchange rates, you’ll already know that predicting the rates is not that different to gambling. There are so many countless factors influencing the markets at any one time, guessing right which way things are going to go is as much about luck as skill. For instance, right now things affecting the US dollar are as diverse as: the Republican presidential nomination, improving US auto-sales, the likelihood that...

Grabbing funds during Market Meltdowns: Some magical tips

The unpredictable nature of markets can perplex even the smartest of brains, doubting the basic ethics which are significant to its functioning. Just when you get accustomed and attuned to the happenings around, there is an abrupt u-turn countering your judgment. Making hay when the sun shines seems to be the best policy, but what actually seems obligatory is making hay even when the sun does not shine. You live in a practical world where you are uncertain of the next moment’s state of affairs. But that does not mean that you refrain from the zeal to place your ambition...

The Difference Between a Businessman and a Super Businessman

The difference between a Businessman and a Super Businessman is the same as the difference between a snail and a rabbit. While businessmen are slow, super businessmen are fast. A businessman is like a wantrepreneur, he has ideas in his head but he lacks the in-depth vision and often fails to execute them. Whereas, a super businessman is like a true entrepreneur, he broadens his scope, researches and creates his own path of success without waiting in hope for customers and partnerships. A super businessman has more than just money on his mind; he strives to add the star of...