Ways to measure your success

For many business owners, determining the success of a business comes down to how much profit the company makes. Of course, finances are an important measure of an company’s overall success. If you don’t bring in more than you spend you won’t be in business for long. Profit, however, isn’t the only important benchmark by which to measure your business. There are other important factors business owners can and should…  Read more

Three finance options for your business

For most of us there comes a time when we need to access financing for our growing business. It may be in the early stages of business, when start-up costs for offices, equipment and employees must be covered. Or it could be later on, when we have to relocate, purchase more inventory or equipment, or market their business with more oomph. Financing a business can feel a bit intimidating… stevepb…  Read more

Working out an effective marketing budget

geralt  “How much should I spend on marketing?” Most small business people ask me this question at some stage. Many small business people find working out how much to spend on marketing a tricky exercise to calculate. Generally there are five ways to work out a marketing budget for the year. Remember that these are marketing budgets, not advertising budgets. Marketing covers everything you do in your business that creates…  Read more

How to Move Your Brick and Mortar Retail Store Online

  Free-Photos /  The growth of eCommerce has been rapid and continues exponentially. Recent research has estimated that it will make up over 22% of global retail sales by 2023. With these statistics and the changes COVID-19 has brought to the world, it’s more important than ever to take your retail business online if you want to stay competitive. It adds another revenue stream and keeps your business humming even…  Read more

Goodnight Excel, you’ve been great.

The show’s over, 5 reasons to bid Excel farewell In 1985 when Queen were dominating the Live Aid stage, innocently oblivious to their supersonic 2019 rebirth, Excel was born to Mac. Baby Excel was as much out of this world as ‘Back to the Future’ and might have easily come out of Doc Brown’s lab. Here was piece of technology that could manipulate data and save hours; people fell in…  Read more

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