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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Taking Your First Steps in Business? Read This Guide First

Starting out in business can be daunting. Especially when you’re on your own you may feel as if you don’t really have anyone to lean on and nowhere to turn for those first few months. There are always places online to go to where you can chat about your problems and worries and get helpful tips and advice. If you’re starting out as a blogger, this may be very exciting as there are so many people starting in this exciting industry, and online and social media is a great place to start to get help. You can always turn to someone and a lot of companies offer free advice to new business startups, even banks if you are looking for loans and some solicitors and accountants. There are also some really good business courses to take locally, some are free, but some you may have to pay a small fee, it all depends on how much you want to learn but look at local colleges or universities.

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4 Signs You are Dealing with a Bad Real Estate Agent

Buying and selling homes is one of the most stressful and complicated things that a person can go through in their lifetime. Which means that choosing the right real estate agent is an absolutely essential part of the process. The right real estate agent can move your house quickly or at the very least show you signs of progress. While it may be easy to see when you have a good real estate agent, it may not be so immediately clear when you are working with an underqualified agent.

Here are some red flags and signs that you may need to ditch the current agent you have and find one cut from a better cloth.

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Your Guide to Setting up an Online Business

So you want to set up an online business. Many do it these days, where the entire business is conducted online with no physical customer facing areas. It works! Just look at Amazon, who has completely dominated online retail. There are certain things you need to remember to keep your online business safe and excelling. You are at a disadvantage to other businesses with a physical front because that is a whole different side to the business, meaning they don’t have to pay as much time to their online area compared to you. But, don’t let it get you down because you can still make it. Here are some tips you need to think of to ensure your online business is nothing but a huge success.

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5 reasons to Consider Subscription Model for Your Business

As Internet access becomes a more and more indispensible commodity, new ways of doing business have also emerged. As a society, we’ve experienced ecommerce boom and on-the-go shopping with mobile apps. As Internet usage grows, it’s logical to think that the focus of online businesses would be on increasing the volume of transactions proportional to the number of online shoppers. However, the exact opposite seems to be unfolding: innovative businesses are leaning more towards fewer transactions.

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Tips for Selling Your Property on a Budget

If you ask someone how much you could sell your place for, they would probably say you would profit from it. But is that enough? What if you could strengthen the impressive features of your property and ultimately increase its value. That is one way to get more for your place.

The problem usually with up-scaling a property or making it look more pristine lies in not having enough money to invest in its staging. Sure, you decide that you are going to carry out the property staging yourself to save money, but did you consider the renovations and changes would ultimately mean your costs are higher and therefore you would not be profiting as much as you hoped from the sale.

Here is how you prepare your home for a sale on a budget.

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