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How Manufacturers Can Increase Their Productivity

Time is money in every manufacturing business. The more productive a company is, the more money they can make. That’s why it is essential to pay close attention to your output to make sure you do not waste one minute of the day and never disappoint your customers. If you are struggling to improve your company’s efficiency, there are several steps you can take to speed up production without compromising on quality. Find out below how manufacturers can increase their productivity levels. Review Your Current Workflow You need to review every step in a process to identify any areas of…

How to Get Ready for a Career in Business

A career in business is a difficult one to navigate, and only those that ready themselves for the challenges that lay ahead before embarking on one are going to be tough enough to find instant success. It’s quite simple. If you want to get your career in business off to the best start possible, then you have to be putting the work in well before it has even started! To see exactly what you need to be doing to prepare for a career and life in business, check out the helpful advice below. Get an Education Some established businessmen and…

5 proven tips for effective meeting management

It would be fair to say that, in many corporate environments, meetings are ill-reputed. According to statistics shared by Fast Company, meetings take up 37% of workers’ time, while 47% of employees deem excessive meetings the largest time-waster during a workday. That rather jaw-dropping statistic makes meetings more time-draining than social media or email, but how should you remedy such sloppiness in your own company? Here are some ideas… Start each meeting at an odd time Poor punctuality can be a genuine bane at meetings. Latecomers can trim as much as 10 minutes off a meeting’s allotted time or drag…

License Permits and Everything Else You Need When Starting a Business

When starting a business, there are several aspects to consider. From licensing and permits to an IRS tax ID. Depending on where you live, there will be steps you must take in order to begin your new venture. Knowing where to start gives you a leg up when it comes to beginning your new company and beating out any competition. Licensing and Permits Once you know what type of business you wish to start, you will need to find out what licensing or permits are required. A license is usually required for most businesses so that the government has a…

4 Key Ingredients for a Successful Special Event

There are two types of people out there, those who acknowledge and celebrate every small accomplishment in their life and those who only celebrate important events such as birthdays, weddings or anniversaries. No matter what category you are from, it is important to have a certain set of skills that allow you to prepare and organize a successful event. Although there are prestigious companies out there who would be more than happy to assist you with this kind of job in exchange of a large amount of money, no one says that you need extensive knowledge in order to do…

Tips For Establishing Your Business

If you are looking at beginning your very own start-up business, or perhaps you have recently set the wheels in motion, the first step is understanding how you can establish your business. Unfortunately the saying ‘build it and they will come’ simply does not work in the business world and you could have the best product, the greatest service and the lowest prices, but without being established it will stand for nothing. To get yourself established then, here are some of the steps which you need to take. Online Presence The first step which you need is to ensure that…

Bettering Your Business: How to Beat the Competition

According to Forbes, there are more than 27 million private and closely held businesses in America alone. Many will also be competing with one another to secure custom and become a leader in their industry. If you want to always be one step ahead of your industry rivals, find out how to beat the competition. Fill a Gap in the Market Almost every industry will have a void that needs to be filled to improve customer satisfaction, such as more affordable pricing, a better customer experience, and rapid delivery. Your goal should be to spot a gap in the market…

Tips For Starting A Successful Affiliate-Marketing Site

If you want to ditch your day job for good, then consider starting an affiliate-marketing site. You will be able to make money by promoting other company’s products and services. For example, if you link to a product on Amazon, and a visitor buys the product (or any product for that matter) by using your link, then you will be paid a commission. Most major companies have affiliate programs, so you have many options. These tips should help you get started. 1. Decide What Products/Services To Promote You won’t make any money if you don’t promote other company’s products and…

Esther Nenadi Usman on the Importance of Women’s Empowerment in Africa

Families rely heavily on the women in their family to look after them and to provide them with the basic needs for their survival. People like Esther Nenadi Usman have been heavily involved in ensuring women are educated to the highest standards and that they become officially recognized with the same legal status as men. Doing so will enable households across the continent to have better nutrition, stronger food security, and higher quality healthcare. Esther Nenadi Usman on the Reality of Women in Africa It is undeniable to everybody in Africa that women make truly crucial investments in their family and…

Boris Blanche Heads National Trade Flows

In a move that was welcomed by many people in the community, Boris Blanche became the new managing director of the IRU. He won’t see much change in his responsibilities regarding the national trade flows. Apart from his responsibilities as the COO of the company, he will also head the advocacy part. This presents new challenges to him as a professional but he’s more than welcome to his new role. One person who has been supportive of the change is Secretary General Umberto de Pretto. He had nothing but nice things to say about Blanche’s accomplishments and he’s confident he’ll only…