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No matter how much businesses know how important it is to innovate, managing ideas online is met with suspicion and skepticism instead. It seems to be the online element of idea management software that worries managers the most. They feel that it is not possible to be truly creative without direct engagement, because that is what drives creative, personal exchange. However, the world is becoming increasingly digital, and it is undeniable that having a software package in place to capture ideas and other forms of data is ideal. So what are businesses to do? The official recommendation is: both! Combine…

You’ve probably been there before, sat on the bus, walking down the street or even sat on the toilet when bang! An idea pops into your head that you are sure that you can turn into a money spinner, the large amount of us however never act upon our idea and your great business plan heads to the graveyard of great ideas with the rest of them. Sometime we fail to act on our idea as a result of fear of failure, sometimes we lack confidence or we think that we lack knowledge. The key to turning your great idea…

When it comes to breakfast or grabbing a snack between meals, there is nothing like ducking into a bakery and sampling a sweet mouth-sized morsel that just melts in your mouth. While results may vary depending on where you go in the world, most places have shops that will satisfy your sweet tooth amply. Phoenix is no exception to this rule, as this city have been populated by well-off folks looking to escape the cold and darkness of northern latitudes during the winter months. The money they have so spend has given rise to a number of amazing bakeries; if…

Running a business can be exciting, liberating and the chance for you to follow your dream. However, balancing the books can be a pretty stressful activity if you dread your expenses each month. Today’s post should give you just five easy ideas on how to cut your monthly business expenditure, so that this task is far less painful… Can you split the bill? If you’re a small premise adjoining another, this is the perfect opportunity for you to build a relationship with that business, as well as save money. Come up with a mutually beneficial arrangement about what you can…

The marketing world is just a shadow of what it was before the turn of the millennium. Rewind to the 1980s, and it was all down to handing out flyers on the street to anybody, without considering whether or not someone could be a customer or not. The business of posters was booming, with businesses sticking their posters on any wall space they could find, only for them to be covered by another poster within minutes. The advertising strategy was 100% paper based and included prints in magazines and newspapers. The latter two were incredibly expensive, which meant not many…

When it comes to running a great business that is successful and turns a profit, you have to be able to accept payments easily and quickly. That means investing in something like integrated card services. As small business owners, you might already understand the importance of creating a solid point of sale (POS) system for your business. Just in case you do not, however, let’s take a look at the basic POS requirements for a small business. Understanding these aspects can help you select the right service provider for your needs. Integrated Card Services Running a small business can be…

When it comes to being in business, you have a lot to deal with. From running a growing team to handling accounts to shipping products there is a huge amount of work. By using a pallet courier you can store and ship goods quickly and easily wherever it needs to go. The standard material for a pallet is wood but plastic and metal options are available in some cases. All you need to do is put the items onto a pallet and then secure it with either shrink wrap or straps before booking a collection. Four benefits of using a…