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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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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3 Truths about Building a Successful Home Remodeling Business


If you’re ready to build a home remodeling business, you may find it difficult to take your company to the next level if you haven’t thought about it before. Starting a company may seem difficult, but it’s actually the easy part. Growing your company will take years of effort, time, and dedication on your part.

We’re going to provide you with some tips to build a top-notch home remodeling business. Are you ready to finally build your business?

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How to Expand Your Café or Restaurant Business


Having a quaint little café or restaurant can be enough for some, however, other small business owners imagine branching out and opening in neighboring locations. Business expansion is usually a consideration most businesspersons have; yet, very few manage to open a second branch successfully. Many will simply replicate the existing café or restaurant, instead of creating a similar concept with a twist. Once you’ve ironed out all the details, it’s time to consider means of expanding your business’s expansion into new territory.

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Pipeline vs. Platform? Which One Should Your Business Choose?


Something very interesting is happening in the world of business. Thanks to digital technology, not only are businesses becoming more efficient but their whole identity. What a business actually is looks like it’s changing forever.

We used to think of companies as being entities that made something and sold it on to consumers. A chocolate factory, for instance, takes cocoa beans in at one end and spits out candy bars at the other. The production process is a pipeline.

But when you look at how many of the world’s top businesses are organised today, that old input-output model seems like it might be a thing of the past. What is striking is that all of the world’s top five most valuable businesses are tech companies which rely on networks for their value. In other words, they are a “platforms” for millions of users around the world to interact, buy products and share ideas.

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How to Prepare Your Business for Natural Disasters


Business continuity experts receive a handsome paycheck because they are paid to give advice on how to prevent natural disasters from disrupting your business, or in a worst-case scenario, shutting it down altogether. Fortunately, much of their advice is common sense, and there are cost saving steps you can take to get ready for a natural disaster now for less than what even business continuity experts would tell you to do.

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Startup Saviors: Everything You Need to Know Before Take Off


Are you preparing to go it alone? Are you swapping the 9-5 job for running a business or going freelance? If you plan to launch a new venture, it’s not just about having a fantastic product or a new studio. There’s a lot to consider before you take off. Failure to consider various aspects of running your own business can lead to failure and loss of your hard-earned capital. Here are some essentials you’ll need before you go into business.

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A Changing Auto Landscape: What’s on the Horizon?


There are changes on the horizon for the auto manufacturing industry, and the thought of this makes many people nervous. After all, despite the continued incorporation of technology into the factories, the auto manufacturing process itself has remained more or less the same over the years. Not to mention the product. While the designs are annually altered with increased horsepower, the concept has not changed at all. This is a comforting fact because the auto industry is married to a booming economy in the minds of many. They were seemingly infallible leading up to 2008, and a symbol of a developed nation. But like I said, there are new and disruptive trends arising that have the power to change the face of the auto industry.

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5 Legit Ways to Make Money from Home


In the current world, most individuals are finding that are not limited to one source of income. With the availability of unique money-making opportunities ideal for a stay at home mom, it is evident that you can earn a decent income by just making use of the resources you have at home.

Even though all the revenue making opportunities listed below are legitimate, it would possibly be unrealistic has high expectations to get full-time income from any of the opportunity.

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What Does it Take to Build an E-Commerce Marketplace?


Technology advances of recent years have made it possible for any business to build an online shop with little effort. At the same time, more and more customers are moving online to make their purchases. As a small business owners if you are not serving your customers via online shop you stand to lose sizable portion of sales to competitors. While Amazon is an 800-pound gorilla in the e-commerce market there are number of retailers and small business owners have found a niche that is not served by Amazon or other large providers. So what does it take to build an e-commerce shop? Here are some tips:

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