Why Small Business Owners Need to Pay Attention to International Affairs


International relations, a discipline that focuses and attempts to explain the interactions of both the state and non-state political actors and is becoming ever more important as the world continues to become more interconnected, affect the everyday lives of any level of the society in ways you might not even realize. The impacts of the tethers between countries do not exempt anyone, whether individuals, families, and/or organizations – such as small businesses that work to thrive in them.

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How Plastic Moulding Business Can Help You Realize Success


Rotomoulding, or as it’s also known, rotational moulding is a technology used to mould plastics that is ideal for making hollow articles, according to whatever specification is required. Rotational moulding is used to create a wide variety of products and there is almost no limit to the size of item the technology can produce, making the process useful for thousands of different applications.

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Why Small Businesses Need to be Online to Succeed in Digital Age


These days consumers are buying more and more products and services online. Small businesses need to be prepared to compete in this changing world of retail. E-commerce is becoming more important. Simply having a brick and mortar presence is no longer an option for many small retail businesses. Even the way consumers find stores is changing. The internet has dramatically changed the way people shop and interact with businesses.

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3 Fundamental Strategies for Small Business Growth


Sadly, many small businesses struggle when it comes to achieving significant growth. While other firms, a select few, will manage to move to the big league incredibly quickly. So, how can some firms achieve rapid results, while others remain almost in the same position as when they started? Could your small business make that leap? Remember, no matter the sector or market in which you operate, your small business is capable of significant growth. The constraining factor in most cases won’t be your watertight business model. Instead your ambition and drive to succeed could be what’s holding you back. So, if you are struggling to grow your business, are you following these three fundamentals?

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How Will Brexit Affect Personal Injury Claims?


The UK is now more than half a year into its two-year countdown for officially leaving the EU. Cutting ties with the EU is set to cause massive social, economic and political upheaval. But of course, the scope of these three areas makes it difficult to forecast how Brexit will affect them overall.

So, focusing on a single, key area could offer a clearer idea of the Brexit impact. One aspect that some are not aware of when it comes to Brexit is that there are various EU directives and regulations which currently apply to personal injury claims. UK lawyers utilise these when assisting clients, but such practices may soon be subject to change.

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Prepare for Vehicle Air Quality Clean-up Plan by 2040


In July, the government announced a plan to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel by 2040 to clean up the air quality in the UK. This news follows in the footsteps of some of our neighbouring countries who also plan for an all-electric nation in the future. Norway plan to stop the sales of petrol and diesel by 2025 and Germany by 2030, with France working towards the same target as the UK.

But how does the UK plan to hit their 2040 plan? The UK has already witnessed a significant increase in the sale of new electric and hybrid vehicles, with the first seven months of 2017 seeing over 107,000 new electric cars registered compared with just 3,500 registrations in the whole of 2013 – but how can the UK guarantee the continuous growth of electric vehicles, and a decline in petrol and diesel?

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How to Grow Your Small Business Fast


You’ve put in the hours, secured your loan, sorted a marketing strategy that covers all possible bases and now you’re ready to see some results. If only it were that easy. While you might think you have all bases covered, chances are there are some chinks in your armor which is stunting your business growth. If you are a new small business owner, reaching a plateau can be demoralizing if you’ve taken the leap to pursue something you love. Worry not – this can be rectified quickly and easily, just make sure to implement a few small changes and sit back to reap the rewards.

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How to Grow to be Next Amazon by Starting Small


There’s a wealth of business advice out there. Entrepreneurs everywhere are keen to share their advice for success, and a quick Google search will lead you to words from the wisest. Advice, of course, varies depending on the background of the person giving it. But, one thing often seems the same. All entrepreneurs emphasize the need to discover your big idea. This will be your niche and the thing which can set your business apart from the rest.

Which can leave some of us in despair. What happens when you’re desperate to own a business, but you just don’t have a big idea? Like the ever elusive ‘writer’s muse,’ ideas in business don’t crop up every day. As such, you may find that your dreams of making it big go down the drain because you didn’t have that special lightbulb moment.

The good news is, we think it’s possible to build a successful business empire without that spark. While thinkers like Steve Jobs will always lead the way, it would be naive to assume that good ideas are the only path to success. In fact, there are many alternative routes into business. And, we’re going to look at a few of them here.

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How to Build a Successful Business Empire


Now that Donald Trump has safely occupied the White House, and Oprah is no longer producing new episodes, you may be asking who the next business mogul will be. If you’re looking for some tips yourself to become the next global magnate, see below for a crash course in empire building.

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5 Digital Strategies to Take Your Startup to the Next Level


You’ve set out on your own and established a small startup that has morphed into an enterprise that is hiring people and growing. Maybe, you even had a brilliant idea, actualized it and got the funding required to get on your feet. Regardless of how you started your business, it is important that you continue pushing on.

Now is not the time to rest on your laurels; you have to keep up the momentum to reach even loftier goals. With that in mind, you realize that you are no longer just competing with local businesses, but going head-to-head with top industry brands as well, and here are five strategies to grow your business to the next level.

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