Category Archives: Business

4 Surefire Ways to Go Bankrupt

Think you’ve got it all together? Well, so did many people who are sitting in a lawyer’s office at this very moment. They’ve got their bankruptcy papers in hand, and they are ready to file. Their thoughts? “I never thought this would happen. I did everything right. I don’t know where I went wrong. Mama […]

Receiving a Check Marked Full & Final Payment: Businesses Struggle Because Customers Do Not Pay in Full on Time

A partial payment in full and final settlement is frequently used to settle debts with the written agreement of the creditor, in which case it is legally binding. When a customer is late in making payment this can affect cash flow and can have consequences for the survival of a small business. If a cheque […]

Wall Street Bonuses — A Reality Check: Executive Compensation is More than Just Rewarding Ability

Is the employee or the employer really the decisive contributor to the money they made? How much were the resources and vast assets of a brokerage company the basis for its ability to earn large bonuses? What really matters in a time of financial implosions is to distinguish between the value of the institution and […]

Finding or Keeping a Job in the Financial Sector: Economic Crisis Means Rethink Your Strategy

Every industry has been hit with the economic crisis, and at this time of year many dread the feared pink slip or lay off. Stay ahead of the game in the Financial industry by rethinking your strategy. Adjust Your Expectations The gravy train was nice while it lasted, but it’s over. Forget the $500k salary […]

Business Culture of Singapore: A Primer on Singaporean Business Etiquette

Due to Singapore’s rich cultural history, several distinct ethnic groups including Chinese, Malay, and Indian, combine to shape business culture in Singapore. Business travelers must be familiar with the business etiquette of the specific ethnic heritage of their Singaporean counterparts to make the best impressions, but there are a few cultural characteristics that are shared […]

How to Run a Successful Hair Salon: Ways to Ensure Your Hairdressing Business Makes Money

Gill Foster, owner of New Image Salon in Cape Town, has run her successful salon for eighteen years. These are her top tips for making sure that your hairdressing business does well year after year. An Attractive, Professional Salon is Essential Cleanliness is vital for a beauty salon, not just for health and hygiene reasons, […]

Three Must-Do Tips to Start a Small Business

STOP making mistakes when starting a small business. Pick the best niche, do the research and find success before you start a small business. A small business is the backbone to the American way. Why not start one right now, make lots of money, and spend only a few hours a week working? STOP! If […]

Small Business Owners: How to Terminate an Employee

Termination of employment or “firing” an employee can be one of the trickiest parts of being a small business owner. While rarely pleasant, it is an integral component of maintaining a cohesive staff and ensuring smooth and productive operations. Understanding your rights, your employee’s rights, and the ramifications of a termination is extremely important to […]

Small Business Marketing Tips: Personalized, Targeted Marketing Strategies Are Always Best

As the marketplace of every industry floods with businesses offering every imaginable service and product, having an arsenal of targeted marketing strategies is becoming critical for every small business owner in order to attract the best customers and clients. The Small Business Association (SBA) reports that as of 2015, there were 29.6 million small businesses […]

A Review of WebEx.com

WebEx As my company is still very “virtual” with teams made up of programmers, artists, project managers, and other folks scattered around the USA, I have been researching online services that will help us collaborate, “meet,” and organise our files/links, etc… I tried WebEx first, mostly due to all the commercials and a lovely packet […]