How to Prevent Building Disasters with Regular Equipment Maintenance

Equipment Maintenance
Keeping equipment in good shape should be a priority for all small business owners. As the saying goes an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Taking a short cut on the maintenance can make you pay even more in the long run. For example, if you want your extractor fan to go the distance, you need to make sure it is properly maintained and serviced. In fact, some 70 percent of commercial kitchen fires start because of faulty ducting and ventilation. That’s because grease and fat tend to build up, making kitchen duct cleaning a necessity.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Caring for Electrics in the Office

Eletrics
An office is a place full of electronics, power cords and surge protects. A simple look at your office desk will reveal the volume of electrical at your disposal. Most of these have become an important part of any office that we seldom think about the dangers they bring. Electrical burns, shocks, and even fires are some of the accidents that can happen at the office if you don’t handle your electrical components with care.  Let’s take a look at the do’s and don’ts of caring for electrics in the office.

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4 Reasons Why Small Business Owners Need to Keep Meticulous Records

Documents
In the rush to get orders completed, client projects started, and inventory put away, some small businesses end up neglecting record keeping processes. Though it feels easier to fudge a few things now, meticulous records matter in many aspects of running your business, from keeping track of employees to filing your business taxes. They can not only help you find important documents down the road, but also save you from legal troubles down the road. Here are four reasons a small business should keep meticulous records.

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How to Choose the Right Pest Control Company

Pest Control
Pests are those nasty unwanted guests that just keep staying in your house no matter how hard you try to evict them. How many times have you been trying in vain to get rid of ants, bedbugs, mice, rats and fleas in your house? You may be able to get rid of them for a while, but they will just keep coming back. Instead of losing time trying to find a workable solution for your unwanted pests, you should start looking for a pest control service. Why? Because they will only get paid when your pest problem is eliminated. Therefore, you no longer have to go through the frustration of going through trials and errors without success. So, what should you pay attention to when choosing a pest control service?

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How to Streamline Your Small Business in 4 Easy Steps

Streamline
Running a business, no matter what its size, can be full of difficulties and challenges. One of the main aspects which any business owner needs to come to terms with is time. How you spend your time is of paramount importance within the confines of your business. After all, if you waste time, you waste money – the old adage is true. However, if you go too far the other way, your business will likely suffer. The last thing you want is to do shoddy work because you are trying to rush the endgame. Treading the fine line between these two can be precarious. But there is good news: it is perfectly possible to achieve in today’s world. Not only that, it is fairly painless to implement. All that is required is a little imagination and some forethought. As long as you plan ahead, and take the following on board, all should be fine. So how do you go about streamlining your small business? Let’s take a look at some top tips for achieving just that.

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How Can Small Business Ship Products Internationally Efficiently

International Shipping
Most businesses, at some point, will be ready to expand and reach new markets. The advent of eCommerce and globalization has made it easier than ever to expand internationally and reach customers globally. With the expansion comes need to ship products to customers in multiple countries. As a small business owners you will need to worry about tax and custom implications when you start to ship products to other countries. Fortunately, there are tools and companies that specialize in this area and can help you alleviate the pain associated with international expansion. Here are the steps you need to look at before you jump in.

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10 Essentials for the Perfect Home Office

Home Office
Working from home is a great benefit for those who have the ability to do it. You can avoid sitting in the traffic for hours, have a flexible schedule and focus on the work without getting disrupted by co-workers all the time. On the other hand you have to be careful to make sure you focus first on OFFICE and not HOME. To get the most out of working from home there are certain essentials you need to take care of. Below we have listed the Top 10 that will help you get the job done efficiently.

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3 Efficient Ways to Take Care of Your Shop Floor

Shop floor
A manufacturing workspace can be dangerous as well as expensive to repair and maintain if it is not taken care of properly. As a small business owner it may be tempting for you to save money by taking few shortcuts and neglect routine repairs and maintenance. However, a penny saved today can turn into a pretty big expense in terms of major repair or maintenance or, even worse, injury on the shop floor resulting in a lawsuit. This is why proper caring for your workspace in the shop floor is very important whether you are in manufacturing business or operate a warehouse. Below are three tips that can help you save money in the long run by taking preventative care today

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5 Tips to Save Money on Vehicle Fleet for Business

Vehicle Fleet
For many businesses such as insurance agents, food catering and delivery, etc. fleet vehicle expense is one of the biggest cost. Not only do they have to spend large amount upfront in purchasing the vehicle, but ongoing cost in terms of gas, insurance, maintenance can add up to pretty large amount. By carefully looking at your needs and finding the right vehicle fleet can amount to substantial savings in the long run. Here are several tips you can consider in choosing the fleet vehicles that suit your needs.

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3 Reliable Ways Small Business can Improve Business Processes

Business Process
At its core Business Process Management (BPM), is a systematic approach to making an organisation’s workflow more effective, efficient, and more capable of adapting to an ever-changing environment. As you might imagine, BPM is a wide-ranging subject, and there are a number of different areas you’ll have to focus on in order to create a well-rounded business. Three approaches described below can help small business owners improve their business processes to be able to compete effectively.

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