Give Jet Lag a Run for the Money with These Business Travel Hacks

If there is one thing that strikes fear into the heart of most business travelers, it has to be the prospect of traveling through a bunch of time zones and facing jet lag once they step off the plane. This can be a real nightmare for business trips as there usually isn’t time to recover and catch up on any sleep. It’s often non-stop meetings and conferences, and all while trying to shake off that pesky jet lag!

There are a few hacks and tips that can help your employees cope better during their business travel adventures, though. These business travel hacks can really work wonders.

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3 Ecommerce Fulfillment Options for Small Business Online Store

Let’s start things off on an inspirational note: you’ve detected a gap in the marketplace (local, regional, national and/or international), have done some market research and due diligence, and are confident that you can be the solution that customers urgently need — which is good for them, and great for you.

However, before you launch your online store and watch customers beat a virtual path to your door, you need to answer a critical question: what ecommerce fulfilment model will you use: 3PL, self-fulfilment or dropshipping? Here’s a brief rundown of each to give you a sense of what might be on the horizon.

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A Guide to Proper Commercial Waste Disposal

If you run a business, the chances are there is waste materials involved. A retail outlet, for example, would have packaging to dispose of, as wholesalers deliver their goods to the rear of the store, and invariably, there would be broken pallets and the likes, which all add up to a messy area. For those who are about to launch a new business, here are some important points to bear in mind when disposing of commercial waste.

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5 Types of Insurance You Need to Protect Your Business

While not all businesses will survive, it is still worth to give yours the best shot. One of the best ways to succeed and grow your enterprise is to give you adequate protection against situations that can drain your cash flow. You need to have insurance for small business at

But with a limited budget and so many kinds of insurance in the market, it may be challenging to take a pick. So for starters, make these your priority:

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Infographic: The future of fuel

Our roads are becoming more populated with all types of vehicles. As a result of this, more fuel is being used — but the types of fuel we’re using is changing as we become more aware of the effects fuel consumption is having on our planet.

In the infographic below, Motorparks retailer of the Ford Folkestone, has provided details on electric vehicles, hydrogen vehicles and other alternative fuels that can be used. The graphic documents the history of how these types of vehicles have come about.

You can see below that there are both advantages and disadvantages which could either make or break your decision to purchase one of these vehicles. So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at the infographic below and find out some new facts that you might not have known before.

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How to Ensure the Quality of Your Product Business

The two main types of business divide up into whether you are offering services or products. If you are offering the latter, one of the most important things that you need to think about is how you create high-quality products. After all, customer satisfaction is hugely important. If you have not impressed clients with what you have produced, they are significantly less likely to come back to you time and time again. The general principles of how you can ensure the quality of what you are producing are similar regardless of what sort of product business you are running. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at exactly how you can do this so you can keep your customers satisfied and run a successful business.

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Investing in Small Parts that Play Big Roles in Your Business

You may never realize how important the smallest of equipment parts are in your business until they stop working.  You suddenly may be faced with the question of throwing out the damaged gear or doing what is necessary to fix it.

Because the equipment in your business may be costly to replace, you may choose instead to replace the small components that have caused the malfunction.  You can get parts like bumpers, pneumatic wheels, casters, and more when you shop online today.

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How Complex Procurement is driving Corporate Strategy Today

Procurement can seem simple, and in fact many organizations do treat the process as such. They look to acquire their goods, services and other resources externally, with the overriding concern being to lower costs as much as possible.

However, a huge international network of disparate providers and sub-contractors make up the supply chain now; and there are ever stronger demands for regulation, security and an uninterrupted supply across international lines. Procurement strategies have had to adjust as a necessity to these requirements for technical complexity, especially in high risk markets where value has to be optimized.

So how are businesses across the world dealing with the unique procurement challenges facing them?

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The Cost of Health and Safety at Work

For employers, the cost of implementing health and safety initiatives can be expensive, and when they aren’t adhered to properly – they can cripple the internal economics of a business.

These costs can be divided into two sets – ‘human costs’ and ‘financial costs’; the first set focuses on the financial impact of illness or injury to an individual, whereas the second set concerns the business and the costs incurred because of an employee’s illness or injury.

In the UK, it is estimated that annually between 2015/16, 622,000 workers were injured at work, and 528,000 workers suffered a new case of ill health that they believed was brought on as a result of their working conditions. If these estimations continue to rise annually, then the financial costs to businesses could be staggering.

Together with Nifty Lifts, suppliers of access platforms to workplaces that implement stringent health and safety procedures, we assess the costs of health and safety mishaps – and how businesses can avoid them in the future to help save money.

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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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