Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Make Employees Work Better: Smart Tips to Increase Group Cohesion and Productivity

A company's employees are its greatest assets. Profits go downhill quickly once the staff feels no longer motivated and stops being productive. To stop this or even to prevent it from happening, employers can take various measures. Managers can employ solutions that go beyond the usual team building activities and work at a deeper, essential psychological level. Offering incentives and rewards There is no standard model you should adopt here. In fact, when you surprise your employees with incentives

Business Meeting Etiquette you Must Know!

The modern world of business is filled with etiquette, and as we become more globalised, the intricate blending of multiple cultures has created a universal standard set of do’s and don’ts. A person will be judged by their appearance, and indeed actions in any business environment, and when meeting other people, this becomes critical. If you are unsure about your etiquette rating, and would like to have a brief assessment, here are some things that should be on your list. Be On Time This

Simple Business Rules for Success

Many people think starting a business is difficult, but this is not true.  It's actually very easy to start a business.  Almost anyone can do it.  Making a business successful, scaling a business, and keeping it running is where it can be difficult. For advice and inspiration, I turned to one of the most successful British entrepreneurs, Reuben Singh.  If you don't know who I'm talking about, he is the man who started the Miss Attitude retail chain at the age of 17, and then went on to

An Interview with Aaron Soury of A. Neumann & Associates

Today The Business Seed.com has the pleasure of interviewing the newest team member of premier business brokerage, A.Neumann & Associates. Firstly, thank you so much Aaron for taking the time to speak with us. Let's get started! 1. Where did you grow up? I was born in the Bronx, NY in 1958.  When I was one year old, my family moved to New Rochelle, NY.  I was raised there throughout my schooling and into my twenties. 2. Where did you decide to go to college and why? I have always

What you Need to Set up a Business in Dubai

If you are wondering if setting up a business in Dubai is for you this article is a good starting point. Here we give you an overview of what you need to do to start doing business in Dubai. This article is very much an overview. If you want all of the details and access to help to set up your business quickly, PrimePlus is a great place to get that help. Pick a business The first step is to pick a business model. You can set up a huge range of businesses in Dubai, but there are restrictions.

Surviving the brave new world of retail: How to cut small business costs

Even though the UK's economy is slowly recovering from the global financial crash and the recession this caused, times are still hard for a lot of businesses in the retail industry. As members of the public have tightened their purse-strings in an attempt to fend off financial difficulties, retailers have found it increasingly difficult to attract and keep customers. That has led to many dropping their prices aggressively in a bid to steal a march on their rivals, but this is not necessarily

Why use an umbrella company?

Contracting is a way of life for many. The extra flexibility it gives in terms of work can help freelancers develop a better balance between their professional and family lives. However, some find the administrative side of contracting difficult hard to manage, especially on a regular basis. It is here that an umbrella company's services can come in very handy. Pay By choosing to work through an umbrella company you will be employed under what is called an overarching Contract of Employment.

Reasons to Hire a Business Broker When Selling Your Business

Back in the dark days of 2008 and 2009, when employees were losing their supposedly safe corporate jobs en masse, these talented individuals needed to act – and fast – if they were to keep theirs mortgages and lives afloat. Many of these folks chose themselves and started businesses, and while the economic climate was rough, the flexibility they were able to offer their clients allowed a good number of them to succeed in the end. Fast forward 5+ years, and the economy has largely recovered,

The Benefits of Using A Corporate Travel Planner

At this point in your rapidly expanding business, you have been traveling more extensively to court clients further afield, to seek out vendors/factory owners in faraway lands that can greatly reduce your costs, and to seek additional financing from venture capitalists that are just dripping with the money that you need to supercharge your growth. One headache you haven't anticipated though is the surprising complexities behind business travel. Much to your surprise, there are many more processes