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5 Essential Ways to Boost Employee Morale in Your Business

5 essential ways to boost employee morale
As the head of the company, the buck might stop with you, but without motivated and empowered employees, you’ll likely struggle to achieve long-term goals and hit benchmarks. How do you make sure employees understand and buy into the company’s culture and strategic plan? Keeping a pulse on office morale is one of the first steps. If you notice morale is low, here are five ways to get it moving in the right directions — where organizational leadership and improved management meet.

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How to Ship Your Vehicle Overseas Cost Effectively

How to ship your venicle overseas cost effectively
The shipping of vehicles overseas is now as easy as counting to three – with certain companies, all of the work is taken care of on your behalf. A lot of them can deliver to destinations almost anywhere in the world, and you will also get a choice on how your vehicle is shipped.

It is becoming more and more common for people to ship their car overseas for number of reasons. Its increase in popularity is largely because the procedure has become simple and straightforward. Cars, motorbikes, trucks and other kinds of vehicles are now delivered to destinations all around the world. There are number of companies that can do this for you and handle all the customs forms and formalities.

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Infographic – Best Cities for Business Conferences

Best Cities for Business Conference
As with any event, business conferences require intensive planning and coordination. From lodging to executive travel arrangements, there are endless number of items you need to take care of. One of the most important pieces of the puzzle is to determine where to host the conference. Each city has its own nuances. The infrastructure, culture, weather all play an important role in the success or failure of these events.

Certain cities stand out as popular destinations for business conferences. The Infographic below shows five of the best cities around the world for hosting conferences.

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How to Protect Your Business from lawsuit in BYOD Environment

BYOD Environment
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) has become a trend in the corporate world whereby employees can use their personal mobile device to access work email or perform other work related tasks. However, allowing employees to use personal devices in the workplace may expose companies to litigation risks. For example, when a company is being sued, they may need evidence that an employee may have stored on a personal device. Gaining access to the device and obtaining data while respecting employee privacy can become a legal minefield. Because some jurisdictions have stricter data privacy regulations than others, employers could face unintended consequences if they access or delete company data stored on a personal device without the owner’s permission.

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Small Business Owners – Do not Neglect Existing Customers to Attract New Ones

Customer Loyalty
Every business loves to attract new customers. After all, these new customers help them get additional sales and improve profit. We are all familiar pre-approved credit card offers we receive in the mail every week, where the goal for these companies is to find new customers. Unfortunately, in the zest to attract new customers these businesses forget to pay attention to the customers they already have. As a result they are in constant churn mode of losing existing customers and finding new ones.

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Many Uses of Shipping Containers for Small Business

Many uses of shipping containers
Containerization is a term used to describe the system of transporting goods globally using shipping containers. Before the arrival of shipping containers the transport of bulk goods and other products was done in a very inefficient manner. The transport used to be cumbersome and required large number of workers at the shipping and receiving ports to handle the cargo. The containerization has standardized the dimensions of shipping containers thus enabling packing as well as loading and unloading of cargo in a much more efficient manner. Not only can the same containers be transported on the ship, but after they arrive at the port they can be attached to trucks or trains easily.

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How can Small Businesses Promote Products with Regifting

How Small Businesses can Promote Products with Regifting
While the practice was once frowned upon, more people have acknowledged regifting as socially acceptable. Some items lend themselves better to the process, but for the most part, consumers are both happy and willing to accept any products that have been regifted. Companies can take advantage of this growing trend by distributing promotional products that are both useful and attractive to customers. Once considered considered tacky or tasteless regifting is no longer considered a taboo.

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Do You Know Who Your Competitors Are?

Do you know who your competitors are
It’s a very simple question. Let’s say you own and operate a restaurant that serves pizza and pasta at a busy corner of high traffic downtown area. Who do you think you are competing with? Is it another restaurant that also serves Italian food within ½ a mile of your restaurant? How about the McDonald’s across the street? Now, take it one step further. How about the store that sells ready-to-eat meals that people can take home when they don’t have time to cook? A relatively simple sounding question can open up multiple possibilities when you think hard. Taking a simplistic view of the competition can hurt your business in the short-term and put you out of business in the long-term.

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Case Studies in Growing Business by Going Green

Case studies in growing business by going green
Going green is trendy, but many question its benefits and wonder if the initial investment associated with going green is worth it. However, more and more organizations, large and small, are taking this path less travelled and finding the journey not only enjoyable, but profitable as well. The businesses featured below took various paths in their journey to common destination of green and saw significant improvement in their carbon footprint and profits. Read on and let us know if you think your business can achieve the same results by going green.

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The State of Social Media in 2013

The State of Social Media in 2013
The social media continued to command attention from consumers, publishers and advertisers alike in 2013. Consumers still cannot live without accessing their Facebook account almost every day. They cannot stop showing pictures of their favorite food or vacation spot on Instagram. Because of this publishers cannot afford not to pay attention to social media sites to get in front of their audience. The end effect is that advertisers have taken notice of this increasing trend in social media and have started spending more money on social media sites. Any vendor or publisher who does not have social media strategy stands to lose customers and audience members.

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