As soon as Thanksgiving is over in the U.S., there’s a long weekend which proves to be the most important four-day stretch for the retail year. Black Friday is followed up by Cyber Monday, two days of heavy sales which herald the beginning of Christmas shopping. But which is better for your business if you can only focus your marketing efforts on one? Let’s take a look. Continue reading “Is Black Friday or Cyber Monday Better for Business?”
Going freelance is easier than ever before. Chances are you know at least someone who has decided to quit their job and work from home or perhaps even from various places around the world – and chances are you can’t help but be intrigued by the prospect of being your own boss. Today, with widespread internet access and plenty of networking platforms for freelancers and clients, it can be tempting to just quit your job and enter the exciting, albeit unpredictable, world of freelancing. If you are serious about launching straight into a full-time freelancing career without any freelance experience, then there are a few points you should consider first.
When you’re looking to simplify the running of your business, there’s one thing you may not have considered. Pre-pay services can really help to save both time and money in the day-to-day running of your business. So what are pre-pay services and why can they be crucial to your company?
It’s April and that can only mean one thing: tax return time! Yes, the old tax year has ended and the new tax year has begun, and it is time to pay what you owe. Unless you are a rich tycoon with ties to a Panama law firm, you can’t afford to make any mistakes. If you do, you will end up paying more than you owe. And, the worst thing about the British tax system is that it is a nightmare to get your tax back once they take it from you.
Starting a business requires money, even if it’s only a small amount. Most new business owners will make sure they have the funds to keep them going for a while. However, you don’t want to have the fear of your funds running out hanging over you. You might feel like your startup funds should be going further than they are. You can ensure that you get the most out of the money you have by planning carefully. There are several steps you can take to ensure every last cent of your finances is used in the best way possible. Check out just a few of the things you can do in this article. Continue reading “This Is How to Make Your Startup Funds Go Further”
No matter how small your business, it is almost impossible today to run it efficiently without the benefit of high tech tools. Mobile phones, once considered the tool of the wealthy and powerful, have become essential, as anyone who has tried to find a pay telephone in an emergency can attest. The days of keeping customer contact information in a physical address book or on a Rolodex™ are long past. And for both service and supply businesses, a reliable computer system offers features that no physical file, accounts, or inventory system can provide.