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How to Make Your Small Business a Safe Place for Employees


Is your business a safe place to work in? Unfortunately, many workplaces are potential death traps and many people’s lives are put at risk. However, some simple steps and precautions can dramatically change this situation and make your company a safer place for your employees. Below are some of the ways you can ensure that your business is safer for everyone who works there.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Loyalty Programs


Loyalty programs are one of the best ways to build a solid relationship with your customers and give them incentives to keep coming back. However, their purpose can be easily defeated if they’re not implemented correctly. In this article, we’re going to explore some of the most common do’s and don’ts of loyalty programs so you can start yours on the right foot.

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What Factors Do You Need to Consider Before Purchasing Big Machinery


For businesses such as mining, agriculture or manufacturing purchasing a big machinery is a very important decision. You do not buy them every day, or even every year. Not only you need to spend tens of thousands of dollars, but you also need to make sure you make the best use out of it to justify the expense. You also need to understand and figure out how you will obtain the financing. That is why you cannot take this decision lightly. Below we describe some important factors you need to consider before making that big decision.

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6 Tips to Make Compensation Claim After Personal Injury


Car accidents occur frequently, and that is why every driver needs to have personal injury insurance. However, most people don’t have an idea about the best way they can make a compensation claim when they have been injured. That is because you need to go about it in the proper manner and learn the appropriate terms and conditions of your accident injury claim. If you have been looking to make a compensation claim when you have been injured, here is how you can do it:

  1. Prepare, Organize, and Prepare

    You should be organized and prepared when going to make your compensation claim. This means bringing all the documents and organizing them properly, so you can access them immediately. The best prepared person will generally win fair compensation when they are injured.

  2. Understand What Constitutes Suffering and Pain

    You need to understand exactly what constitutes as suffering and pain, before you go on making a compensation claim. This is because you should know where you stand when negotiating for your claim, and it will also help move the case along faster. You need to know your stuff, otherwise the negotiator will try to trick you into not taking the best compensation you can avail.

  3. Speak Professionally

    To ensure that the claims adjusters take your claims seriously, you must treat them with the same respect that you would give to any other professional. This means you need to speak in a clear, controlled, and steady voice, without resorting to insults, or screaming at the top of your lungs at them. Make sure that you don’t sound desperate, and don’t try to make them feel sorry for you. If you’re not genuine or professional towards them, you will not win a suitable compensation.

  4. Don’t Presume Anything

    People generally think very highly of themselves, but when you’re going to make a claim for compensation when you have been injured, it is best you don’t presume anything. Don’t allow yourself to think about the outcome of the compensation before a meeting has even taken place. Keep faith in yourself and don’t try to force the compensation.

  5. Don’t Attempt to Get Personal

    It is best that you keep things professional without attempting to get personal with the claims adjustor. This will serve you better in the end, because if you try to make things personal it can quickly get messy, and the outcome will not be in your favor. The claims adjustor is not your friend, and venting out your anger onto them isn’t going to do your claim any good. So keep your cool, remain professional, and calmly state your claim.

  6. Never Imply or Invite Collusion

    There have been several cases in the past, where injured parties have misunderstood something from the adjustor, and have implied that they are proposing something illegal. If you try to work an angle and get them into unnecessary trouble, they will start treating your claim with discontent and move on. So, it’s in your best interest to keep things smooth and not accuse them of having any bias towards you.

Factory Trends of The Future


Technical innovations are reshaping nearly every industry in the world, and have been for quite some time. As the years go on, greater strides are made that transform everything from production to worker safety. Here are some of the trends that making a positive impact on the future of manufacturing.

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How Small Businesses Can Compete with Big Brands


Running a small company is exciting, as you are turning your passion into a successful business. Yet, one of the biggest challenges you may face is having to compete with large, more established brands in your industry. However, do not be disheartened. There are many ways you can secure your place in the industry and compete with big brands. Here are some from our experience.

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Is Franchising Your Business a Good Idea?


While there are always risks in growing your business, franchising it out is often one of the safer forms of operational expansion. Generally speaking, it allows you to share your successful business model with other people – in return, you get a fee and a cut of their profits (royalties).

In this article, we’ll cover a couple of reasons why replicating your business model with external partners might be beneficial to the future of your organization, and whether or not your business is franchise ready.

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15 Signs to tell if You are an Entrepreneur Material


It’s sad, but not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur. Going out and taking risks that might not pay off isn’t for everyone, but for those of us who are cut out for it, the life of an entrepreneur, where you get to be creative, have more freedom and make your own money on your own terms, can be fantastic.

If you’re thinking of starting a business, but you don’t know whether it’ll work out for you, check out these tell-tale signs that you were made to be an entrepreneur. Here they are:

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Infographic: Why Your Employees Seem So Unhappy


If you’re a team leader or even the CEO of a business, you may have noticed that your staff seem unhappy at work. Having unhappy staff at work can cause all kinds of issues. Not only will they likely get less done, the quality of the work will suffer. Then there’s a high staff turnover, bad reputation, paying to train new staff, spending time and resources interviewing, and more! If your staff seem unhappy, it’s down to you. Here’s why they seem that way:

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How Does Manufacturing Output Differ by Country


Global business would struggle with manufacturing. To put this into perspective, the UK’s manufacturing alone contributes £6.7 trillion to the global economy — impressive stats for a country that is dwarfed in size by other nations.

Process manufacturing software provider, Datawright, compares the UK’s productivity against the rest of the world’s manufacturing outputs:

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