Category Archives: Business

Losing biz cash? Time to head online

Where business is concerned, even a mega-company has to cut its budget to survive when they are losing biz cash. In a market where profits and shares can fluctuate faster than an indecisive voter, you’ve got to understand where your enterprise can cut corners if it’s to remain a profitable entity. You’ve got shareholders staring at you with their wallets open, customers waiting for your prices to be reasonable and employees hoping their jobs don’t suddenly head for the chop. Money

How to move forward from business tax issues

CC image via Keeping up to date with taxes and running an operation smoothly can be a challenge, especially when an operation runs into tax trouble, but businesses can recover as well as change their practices to safeguard against further business tax issues in the future. Usual mistakes According to the Internal Revenue Service, a large portion of tax problems comes from simple mistakes such as bad bookkeeping. Using company credit cards for personal expenses and

Self-made entrepreneurs from around the world

The world is changing at a rapid rate, and more and more entrepreneurs are succeeding solely on their own efforts and by working hard. It's inspiring to take a look at some of the most well known and hard-working self-made entrepreneurs to see how they managed to accomplish what they have. Many continue to work hard and offer inspiration to a new generation of self-starters and those with new and innovative ideas. Leonardo del Vecchio is one of these self-made entrepreneurs. Having founded Luxottica,

Taking your first steps in the world of IT contracting

IT contracting can be a great choice of career, giving you independence, flexibility and the freedom to work from almost anywhere you want. Anybody with a solid background in computing, whether it’s gained through work or study, can become a success in this area – it just takes hard work and determination. How should you start? Before you start working The first thing to do when you set out to be a contractor is decide how you want to run your business. You could set up a limited company,

Surviving in the manufacturing industry: go niche or go home

The world of business has always been something of a dog-eat-dog place, where entrepreneurs develop ideas only to find that someone else has got ahead of them. It doesn't matter what industry sector a business is in, it needs to have something that will set it apart from its competitors. There's little point in going into manufacturing something that is going into a marketplace saturated with the same or similar offerings. A new business needs to develop a specific niche market, putting forward