Benefits of Digitising Your Company’s Physical Records

Papers
Keeping physical records is problematic for many small companies. It is estimated that the average office in the UK prints out around forty sheets of paper every day which means even a new business can start to become overrun early on.

However, maintaining a properly organised archive is a time-consuming endeavor that can feel like a full-time job in itself. To combat this, many businesses have made the switch to a paperless system. This means converting your old physical records into digital e-documents. So what are the benefits of moving to paperless records?

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How can Virtual PBX Help Small Business Owners Reduce Telephone Expense?

Virtual PBX
For small business owners, a phone line is like a life line. As a small business owner, you are always on the run and need to use your phone all the time to contact customers, vendors, employees and others. With the advent of Smart Phones it has become even possible to conduct many aspects of the business with the phone. As useful as phone is to help you do the business from the road, all that heavy usage can add up to pretty hefty phone bill. If you are not careful you can easily incur hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars in phone bill in a short time. So is there any way to reduce this expense and still be able to conduct business on the go?

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Green is Good (Business) – Efficient Ways to Make Solar Electricity

Solar Energy
Every citizen of this planet and every business have responsibility to make good use of the resources and save them for the next generation. Currently, majority of electricity is being produced from fossil fuel, however we all know that it is not going to last forever. We have to look for alternate sources of energy to ensure that we will save fossil fuel for the future, and stop polluting the planet with greenhouse gases. Alternate sources of energy such as solar, wind and geothermal can produce electricity with little operating cost once installation is complete. Continue reading to learn what solar energy is and how sun can be used to produce efficient electricity.

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Practical Approaches to Reduce Business Costs

Cost Reduction
The world is full of ideas on how to reduce business costs, although many of these are based on theory rather than the harsh practicalities of commercial management. After all, it doesn’t make sense to reduce costs if it is detrimental to profitability, as this will have a debilitating effect even in a growing economy. With that in mind, all costs must be measured in line with their potential return, before any decision is made on where to make reductions.

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Do chartered flights make business sense?

Private jet
To an outsider, investing in a private jet may seem like an exorbitant and unnecessary charge. If one flight can get hundreds of people to a destination, why does another person need to ride with a small group? Strict accountants may also have the same attitude.

But for the high-flying corporate executive on serious time constraints, waiting for everyone to board and get off of an airplane — even if it’s just those in first class — can not only make them late for important appointments or live events (ex. speaking engagements) but also risk losing money.

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5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Direct Mail Campaign at Low Cost

Direct Mail
There is a good reason why businesses have been using direct mail for over 100 years – it works! Direct mail is highly targeted and has a much higher response rate than other forms of marketing. Nearly 8 in 10 consumers respond to direct mail by searching online or visiting the brand’s own website, a powerful demonstration of how direct mail can drive traffic and increase online sales.

Despite its proven power to deliver results, many businesses still worry about the costs involved. While it obviously costs more to send a piece of direct mail than it does to send an email, emails are far more likely to get ignored or deleted. Direct mail costs are more manageable than most companies think and return on investment is high. Here are 5 tips for how to keep costs down on your first direct mail campaign.

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How Data Analytics can Improve Efficiency of Fleet Vehicles

Fleet Management
If you want to improve efficiency in your transportation department, you should consider utilizing fleet analytics to monitor your vehicles. Keeping a close watch on operators, maintenance, and fuel consumption is easy when you have ready access to data analytics. By installing computerized tracking tools in your fleet, your company can reduce costs in multiple ways.

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Best Options to Build a Company Car Fleet

Car Fleet
If you are starting a new business, you will already be aware of how much there is to take into consideration. Finding the right office space and building a team around you are tough enough challenges to begin with. But then there is much more for you to think about. One of those things is how your staff is going to travel from place to place, especially if they are often on the road meeting clients and customers. Many businesses choose to build a company car fleet to enable their staff to do their work wherever they have to go. If you’re thinking of doing the same for your business, here are some things to consider first.

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How Can Small Business Owners Benefit From Renting a Virtual Office

Virtual Office
Virtual office space allows business owners to cut costs without sacrificing the image they have built for their business. When you rent a virtual space, you reduce production costs while maintaining a prestigious business address. When you do business out of a virtual office, you have access to everything a business owner needs; you never have to worry about things like conference rooms, technology and staff to answer your phones.

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Can Small Businesses Benefit from Outsourcing?

Outsourcing
Large corporations use outsourcing to offload their non-core operations so that they can focus on what they do best. Small and medium size businesses can benefit equally from outsourcing. Many small business owners do not feel comfortable with outsourcing thinking that it does not provide them sufficient benefits or they don’t like losing control of their business operations. This could be a mistake. When done properly, outsourcing can help small business owners grow by focusing on core operations.

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