Should You Buy New or Used Equipment for Your Business?

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Deciding whether to buy new or used equipment is a choice more small businesses should be making. That’s because many small business leaders only buy used when they don’t have any other choice. Once they can afford new gear they never go back to pre-owned. While there isn’t much that can be done to magically afford new equipment, there’s no reason companies capable of buying new have to do so every time. In fact, buying pre-owned gear for your business is often preferable to new, as the following examples show:

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3 Tips to Conduct Large Corporate Events without Hiccups

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Conducting large corporate events can be very stressful. Just talk to anyone who has been in charge of managing this type of large events and he will tell you how many sleepless nights he has spent leading up to the day of the event. There are literally hundreds of tasks to take care of some months in advance and others right up to the event day itself. You also have to work under number of constraints some of which may be in direct conflict with each other. Just when you think you have everything under control, Mother Nature may decide to rain on your parade.

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8 Organisation Tips to Transform Your Office

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For some people a cluttered office is a sign that they are working very hard. Nothing could be further from truth. A cluttered office reduces your productivity significantly. Researchers have found that people who keep their workspace well-organized are able to improve their productivity significantly by being able to find things quickly, respond to customers fast and keeping unwanted distractions to a minimum. That is why experts are continuously at work to find ways to organize the office and everyday life and come up with tools to help you achieve efficiency. Below we have come up with 8 tips to help you get closer to that goal.

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How to Reduce Equipment Downtime during Harvest Season

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In some fields, farmers have a month or two to get in their year’s yield. In others, that time is reduced to a couple weeks. No matter what harvest timeframe farmers fall victim to, the fact remains that the sooner they can bring in the harvest, the sooner they can see the profits of their endeavors. Every setback during harvest season is significant indeed.

The most common cause of forced downtime is machinery malfunction, which can leave a famer’s crop blowing in the wind for days on end. Therefore, the easiest way to make the most of harvest season is to ensure one’s equipment is in peak condition. Here are six solutions to help farmers properly maintain their machinery so they can truly reap what they sew.

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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

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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

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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

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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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