5 Services That Are The Key To Big Business

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In business, it’s easy to believe that you have to build up everything you have from the ground up. And while that is often the case, especially when you start from scratch, it’s never something that you have to do alone. It’s a common misconception that to earn your stripes, you do literally have to work hard and accomplish everything on your own.

While the working hard part is very true, you’re definitely going to get to where you want to be by bringing in help. Because there’s no I in team and no man is an island.

From building your image and drumming up sales, to expanding and generally conquering the world, it’s never going to be something you can do alone. Instead, you’re going to want to pull in some help, especially in these areas.

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Going It Alone: How To Transition From A Worker To A Small Business Owner

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There comes a time for everyone when they become sick and tired of listening to a boss and doing things the way someone else wants them done. It’s only natural and normal to want to branch out on your own and do things your way. However, not many people actually follow through and end up doing that.

That’s why you should be different and try to make that transition from a worker to a small business owner with your future in your own hands. Here’s how you can make it happen and make a success of it.

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4 Business Startup Expenses You Really Shouldn’t Skimp On

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Starting a business can be an expensive time for a new entrepreneur. The costs up front of specific businesses may be low, but there are still a lot of things that you have to consider. You may well be bootstrapping for the first year or so, ensuring that you are spending the bare minimum to scrape into the success that you want to be. But that doesn’t mean that you should be skimping on every expense out there. 

There are a lot of places that businesses trim the fat, but there will come a time where your investment into certain business services really will pay off – you just won’t know it until it hits you in the face. Entrepreneurs who have a great business concept are time rich and cash poor. Unless you have a business angel injecting your company pockets with a huge amount of cash to spend, you are going to be short. You have no income or pay check to handle until you start turning a profit, and yet you are going to have costs to manage.

For every shortcut that you can take as an entrepreneur, there are more things that you should never look at cutting out. Knowing where you cannot cut the fat is important, and we’ve got some examples for you below.

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7 Painless Ways to Cut Small Business Costs

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If you want to build a successful business that’s mostly in the black, you can either increase your sales, or you can cut your costs. It is obviously a lot easier, in most cases, to cut your own costs than it is to convince more people to buy your goods and services (although you should ideally be doing both). In this post, we will look at some very simple, and painless, ways to cut your costs.

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How To Really Transform Your Business Image

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Of course, with any startup company comes a lot of challenges heading your way. From changing the style and approach to how you manage your employees, to even making sure you’ve got the right employees on board. But before all of those things, you need to make sure that your business image is intact and solidified.

For any company that’s in the beginning stages of development, the image does a lot for you, it wins you new contracts, it attracts customers, but it also attracts employees. So, when it comes to your business image, what do we need to have in place? And for those that are struggling with their business image and feel that it needs a change, what are the best ways to change them?

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How To Stop Getting Ripped Off Starting Right Now

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The very foundation of business is to make as much money as you possibly can while putting in the least amount of time as you can. That is kind of the dream for any business owner, right. It is to get rich and retire happy. As such, getting ripped off is kind of a natural byproduct of business.

But getting ripped off doesn’t have to be as direct as that. Nor does it have to sound so fraudulent because, most of the time, rip-offs aren’t strange or illegal, they are just us allowing ourselves to have the wool pulled over our eyes.

We pay for things like graduation gown and cap hire just so that we can get an overpriced photo of ourselves holding some plastic tubing with a ribbon nailed into it. We pay more for travel-sized products because we can only take a certain amount onto a plane.

We get ripped off by landlords who have forced the previous tenants out by raising the rent knowing that someone else will pay that over-the-odds figure. And we opt for the cheapest product-slash-service we can get our hands on, only for it to be total rubbish, and then we wonder why.

Well, this needs to stop, and it needs to stop now.

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Time For A New Home: Reasons To Build & Not Buy!

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The time has come to move to a new home. It could be that your family has outgrown your current home and more space is needed, or it may be that you are bored of your current location. Whatever it is, it doesn’t matter, all that matters is that the time has come for a new home, and you need to take the time to consider.

If you are perhaps considering opting to build a new home, rather than buying one, then you have come to the right place. The fact is that each year, the number of people choosing to build houses, rather than buying them, is increasing. If you are on the fence about building vs buying, don’t worry, because we can help.

Below is a guide to everything that you need to know about choosing to build your next home. Have a read of this, take note, and make an informed decision about your next home.

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What To Do When Your Business Is Struggling

What To Do When Your Business Is Struggling

It’s a horrible moment when you come to the conclusion that your business is struggling, and may indeed fail. It’s heart-wrenching to know that despite all your months or years of hard work, you just don’t know what you can do to turn things around for your company. You’ve tried everything you can think of to bring in more business, but so far you’ve had no luck. It’s time to look at this problem from a different perspective.

If you want to avoid a call to the bankruptcy lawyers, it’s time to take some drastic cost-cutting measures. Below are three ways that you can help save some money in your company budget and give you some more time to get things moving in the right direction.

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Budgeting Advice For The Most Difficult Times In Life

Budgeting Advice For The Most Difficult Times In Life

No one wants to discuss the financial side of things when they are trapped in the middle of a personal and emotional crisis situation. However, as with everything in life, money is usually involved in some form or another, and neglecting to deal with it can leave you seriously out of pocket later on, and even compromise the chances of dealing with the situation in the best way.

That means it’s vital that you find out how to deal with this in the best way. Keep reading for the lowdown.

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Gig Economy: What It Is And How To Survive

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The Origins Of The Gig

Part of being a millennial – or even one of the other generations that have been so influenced by millennials – means waving goodbye to workplace traditions, especially the archaic nine to five. That is why so many people have joined the freelance ranks; it is to work when and where they want.

Of course, this isn’t just because of millennials. It also has a lot to do with the 2008 economic meltdown where unemployment boomed and people began to take whatever work they could get the desperate hands on. Side hustles became full-time gigs, and this was the eureka moment for so many. It was the moment freelancing became mainstream. We’re talking about almost 35% of the workforce.

What made the gig economy official, though, was Uber. That thing burst onto the scene and changed everything. It gave people the chance to try their hand at the whole freelancer thing without much risk. Since then, Uber has become the status quo. It has changed it all.

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