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[ 24 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

What is E-commerce? 
E-commerce is short for electronic commerce. OK, many of you probably figured that, but what does that really mean? E-commerce refers to online sales. It’s the transactions that happen on the internet, the buying and selling of products on the web. Yes, it’s not a new concept, but it’s never been as widespread as it is today. According to the United States Department of Commerce, e-commerce sales increased by 15.1 percent from 2015 to 2016. Businesses who avoid selling or buying merchandise online do so at their own peril.
E-commerce is …

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[ 23 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

Do you need tomake change happen in your business? The beauty of being in charge is that you tend to know what is going on and can influence it.   Most of the people you lead aren’t going to feel that way, unless you do something about it.
Jean Gamester from Semaphora believes that what is most important is that you make sure that those that you lead feel they are being kept informed and that they have a say too.     You’re going to need their involvement to make these changes work …

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[ 9 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

Change can make or break a business. Which is why it’s important to understand the costs versus the benefits of any change you decide to push forward in your business.
Very often the driver behind change is reducing costs. These are often attacked and managed – sometimes overly aggressively without adequate attention given to growing revenue.
So how do you manage change while boosting profitability? Clive Hyman FCA of 528 Advisory has nine top tips:

Success measurement of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators): Rather than making your main KPI cost reduction, make it revenue …

business, business planning, online business »

[ 7 Mar 2017 | 3 Comments ]

     In a world where everyone and everything is connected online, you ignore the power of social media to promote your direct selling business at your peril. Indeed, it’s as if this innovation was invented just for the industry. However, while you may be mad to ignore it, picking your way through the bewildering range of social media options can be baffling, but with a few top tips for a successful strategy under your belt, you can see your business boom!
 Once upon a time, when starting your direct selling business, …

business, finance »

[ 6 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

An awful lot of small business owners find themselves working long hours. Often, it is impossible to predict workflow. Therefore, when you do have work you have no choice but to stay late to get it done. For most business owners stopping to measure the financial health of their company is not something that they can easily do, on a regular basis.
Cash flow management is essential
Not regularly taking the pulse of your business’ financial health makes it far less likely that you will find yourself short on funds and end …

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[ 1 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

If you have a passion for baking, and would like to turn this into a business- or already run a successful cake business, Mums Bake Cakes can offer an additional outlet . Customers input their postcode of where they would like a beautiful homemade cake delivered, and all bakers in that local area are shown- and the customer buys through the site with the order passed to the baker to bake and deliver by hand. All the bakers are fully registered and insured (Mums Bake Cakes helps people through this …

business, business planning, Headline, sell your business »

[ 27 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

What happens if someone wants to buy your small business? If they know what they’re doing they will follow a diligence process – meaning plenty of questions for you.

Initial steps

What are they buying? Is your company co-owned, or have ownership of common assets? With family businesses, they will want to understand the business relationship between family members. They likely to want to meet your bookkeeperand whoever prepares your accounts.

Management of the business

Questions will focus around what you have achieved to-date. Are you meeting your business goals? Do you have a …

business, flexible work, Headline, online business »

[ 24 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

Scholastic Books have a new opportunity to become a Book Champion, running your own online business selling the very best children’s books at exclusive discounts. It costs just £15 to join and you will earn 15% commission on all sales: if partnering with a host, school or nursery they will earn an additional 10% in free books.
Whether you are interested in earning some extra cash for that summer holiday, or have a passion for children’s books and want to help young minds share the joy of reading, join Scholastic Children’s Books …

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[ 23 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

By John Reynard, Business Counsellor and Author of ‘The Spiritual Route to Entrepreneurial Success’. spiritedentrepreneur.com
Work places work better when there is a positive and creative culture. It is the cultivation of win-win solutions where efficiency, profitability and self fulfilment march hand in hand.
However, no man (or woman) is an island so, in dealing with other people, co-creation also requires trust. If the level of trust is low, misunderstandings occur, fear, short-sightedness and selfishness take the place of reason and poor decisions get made.
So how can we overcome this and create …

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[ 3 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

The exhibition for mums on a mission is coming to Brighton on Thursday 23rd February 2017.  This free to attend, child-friendly exhibition is for mums looking to start a business, grow a business or to help those who are just not-knowing right now.  With over 40 exhibitors offering opportunities, services and support, taster workshops, speed networking and a Q&A panel, there really is no reason not to start 2017 with a bang and launch your very own mission to the moon along with hundreds of other like-minded mums. Register for free …