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Ideas For a Home-Based Business That Work

Are you tired of working for someone else, of having to implement someone else’s ideas and getting embroiled in office politics? Are you tired of working a full-time job and still barely being able to make ends meet? Having to rely on borrowing doorstep loans or secured loans when you have an unexpected expense? Have you dreamt of the financial freedom of becoming your own boss but don’t know where to start; haven’t got that “great idea” you think you need?

Believe it or not successful businesses don’t have to be based on a unique idea – they simply have to do what they do very well and better than the competitors. There are literally thousands of options to choose from when starting your own home-based business and it has never been easier to become your own boss so, if not now, when?

Scaling Your Document Archiving Needs to the Size of your Business

Sooner or later, every startup or small business will need to upgrade its document archiving system. Scaling up will come sooner than you think, especially when you consider the vast amount of information, documents, data and so on you create in any given month. Understanding how and why the capacity of your document archiving needs to be addressed sooner rather than later is important for every business.

We live in a data hungry world where, for the smallest of purchases online, companies seem to gather a large amount of information. And there are other threats to archiving and storage; cyber-attacks impact on how and why some information is kept.

Thus, you may find the statutory and legal obligations placed on your business when it comes to archiving documents is growing;

Running an e-Commerce Business from Home

So you’ve decided to work from home – you’ve had enough of that long commute and all the office politics, and you’re going to follow your dream of building a retail empire. All you need is a PC, a phone and a fast broadband connection right? Well……

Strictly speaking that is true but unless you have a huge house with plenty of space for storage you will find it difficult to buy and store wholesale quantities of your products – and without wholesale quantities you will find it difficult to make a decent profit.

You might be one of the lucky few with an abundance of storage but, more likely, you are like the rest of us and need somewhere to store your products before you even start thinking about how and where to sell them. Well the easiest, quickest and cheapest solution is simply to rent a self storage unit. It can effectively act as your warehouse until your business grows and you are ready to invest in your own dedicated warehouse space.

So that’s the storage sorted what next?

Finding a New Home for your Home Based Business

If you are fortunate enough to be moving house soon, no doubt you will be excited, but you will also have started to realise just how expensive all the moving costs will be. So how can you keep moving costs… Continue Reading →

How the Internet is Helping Bricks & Mortar Businesses Expand their Customer Base

Most large retail companies now have a well-established website and e-commerce facility (if relevant) that complements their bricks and mortar locations and reinforces their brand. Having a strong online presence can expand awareness of their brand and products to a… Continue Reading →

Starting Your Own Business in Tough Economic Times

Almost the entire Western world suffered from the recent recession with redundancies and severe cost-cutting measures at an all time high. And the job losses were not only confined to the hire-’em and fire-’em companies who traditionally shed staff in tough economic times. The latest recession affected employees from large and small companies, from family owned businesses and blue-chip corporations. Even the public sector, usually immune from redundancies, had to make cuts in a way unheard of in recent times.

Making The Most of a Start Up Business Loan

A start up business loan is a must for anyone who wants to start their own business but does not have the cash to finance their business start up. You can get start up business loans locally from banks and… Continue Reading →

BYOD for Small Businesses

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is already well established in many larger companies as well as smaller ones. It’s not only big business that is taking advantage of all BYOD has to offer. One of the first things that any company needs to consider before anything else is a good policy. Establishing a comprehensive BYOD policy is the underpinning to any successful BYOD programme. We spoke to commercial asset recycling company Coara, based in London, to discuss how they had implemented their policy. The security of their system was especially important because they handle confidential waste disposal and IT recycling on a daily basis so understand the issues involved.

Employees should be provided with proper direction for using their own devices within a working capacity. IT departments also need the authority to manage employee-owned devices and to do so with as much authority as they previously did with company-owned devices.

Some of the most important points to address within a successful policy are naming the devices which are approved by management and security procedures.

There are many benefits for both employee and management in terms of BYOD and these include more power for employees to self-manage which in turn gives employees more confidence in their position of trust within a company; IT hours are saved as employees can update and manage things to a certain extent themselves.

Internet security trends set to dominate

If there is one thing we can all predict it is that Internet security is going to become ever more important. Unfortunately, one of the biggest threats to businesses nowadays is the possibility of a security breach. More and more companies now need to ensure their security strategy is as effective as it can be. Keeping that in mind, lets take a look at some of the trends we can expect to see in regards to Internet security.

Increased Threat To Mobile Devices

We can expect mobile phones to be the targets of many attacks throughout the year ahead. As the days go by our personal lives are becoming more connected with the digital world. From paying bills to checking emails, we use our phones for a whole host of different things that require inputting sensitive data. Unfortunately, mobile Internet has boomed at such a rate that the security features aren’t typically as sophisticated as we’d like. A lot of employees are using their phones at work and employers are encouraging a BYOD (bring your own device) policy. This further increases the risk. Thus, smart phones will undoubtedly continue to be vulnerable, yet we can also expect the security market to adapt to this and they will already be coming up with sophisticated strategies and approaches to make mobile networks less vulnerable.

Why life insurance is vital if you have a small business

It’s rare that you meet a small business owner who buys life insurance to protect all their debt.  If you own a small business, it’s possible that you have never even considered the need for life cover. However, there are… Continue Reading →

Learn PPC – Pay Per Click Marketing

It can be hard to make money from publishing online, and the bulk of many website earnings usually comes through affiliate marketing schemes such as pay-per-click (PPC) and cost-per-sale (CPS). With PPC schemes a publisher will agree to host adverts… Continue Reading →

Top WordPress Plugins

The main reasons why Wordpress is such a popular website builder and blogging app are:

There are always frequent updates to the script meaning your information and data are at less risk from unscrupulous hackers.
New features are added in every release enablng you to easily and quickly update your website or blog to take advantage of the new features.
Amazing wordpress plugins are being developed every day (many of them free to use) that mean you don’t have to be a coding whizz or have a huge budget to get a great looking site.
Lots of cool wordpress themes to choose from so that your site reflects your business
Wordpress is a secure blogging platform and website building app

Yes, as you might have guessed I am very much fond of Wordpress plugins and frequently browse the latest plugins list for new and updated plugins. I would like to share with you some of my top favourite wordpress plugins; they will all make your life that much easier

Commercial Mortgage Loan – All You Need To Know

When planning to develop commercial real estate, it can be difficult to overcome the financial hurdles that come with starting a business unless you possess a lot of cash up front. Fortunately, commercial mortgage loans make it possible for many… Continue Reading →

Small Business Funding – The Business Cash Advance

With traditional methods of business financing no longer available, many small businesses are getting innovative, creative, and sometimes even extreme to get the money they need to ensure the stability of their businesses. As bank loans are out of the… Continue Reading →

Applying For a Small Business Loan: A Guide

Everyone has their own views and dreams in their life. When it comes to business especially people have high expectation’s about their career and business. Raising capital is one of the initial steps required to start up; since there is… Continue Reading →

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