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People often spend a lot of time considering what they will wear and trying to guess the types of questions a job interviewer might ask. These are important things to prepare for, but they don’t go far enough. It’s equally important to take the time to understand the point of view of the hiring manager. Does the Candidate Truly Understand What the Job Entails? The fact that a candidate read and understands the job description won’t come off as overly impressive to the hiring manager. This is especially true when considering that the ability to research a company, its competition,…

I spend a great deal of my time attending various business seminars throughout the country and I must be honest, it can often be tough. Many of the speakers that are hired at these events offer the same, tired wisdom and similar speeches which are given through monotone voices. Every now and agin however, someone takes to the stage who instantly engages you and sparks a fire of inspiration inside you. The last time this happened to me was when some of the guys from financial services company Patriot Choice Inc. took to they stage to deliver a rousing speech.…

In 1913, iconic car manufacturer Henry Ford brought in conveyor belts to his production plants and this move caused a sea-change in mass-production. The conveyor belt has, in the century-and-a-bit since then, become the workhorse of the shopfloor, from uranium mines to postal sorting offices. Henry Ford didn’t invent the belt, however Ford may have been the bringer-in of mass-production with the help of conveyor belts, but he wasn’t the inventor, or even the first to use them. In the late eighteenth century, mines and railyards were using basic conveyor belts. These belts – made from leather and thick canvas…

The technological advancements we keep coming up has been completely overwhelming. Long gone are the days when kids are using phones with noisy keypads; in fact, some of us joke about working hard just to get to the letter “s” when we texted. Gaming consoles have also evolved, from the classic Gameboy to the Nintendo Switch, all kinds of portable consoles have enabled gamers to continue playing their favourites even when on-the-go. However, do you know which innovation has everyone gagging? It is not the smartphones, it is the 3D printing technology. We have companies out there like Konica Minolta…

Many businesses fret about their Better Business Bureau rating, as they are afraid that the slightest complaint will make their company look like trash. Fortunately, it is easy to achieve a great rating like Robert Bassam has over the years. Here’s how to get it done… Dedicate yourself to providing great customer service The heart of any business that achieves consistently great BBB ratings is focused on delivering an excellent experience to their customers. Without happy consumers, a company will sink under the weight of the negative publicity that they receive, as people are far more likely to talk about…

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 you’re running a retail business, you know all too well the importance of keeping that revenue stream flowing. With consumers having myriad of choices to go to for their products and services, retail business owners must do everything necessary to stand out amongst themselves. Otherwise, they’re just another number on the long list of selections consumers have in front of them. That said if the past year was rough for your retail business, what will you do over the next 12 months to improve upon that record? While you can work on customer service initiatives, try and produce and…

So that your business can continue to chug along for the foreseeable future, you undoubtedly know that meeting the expectations of your customers is crucial. That said you also know that some customers can prove quite fickle. As the New Year unfolds, how confident do you feel that you are making your customers as happy as possible? In the event you are not doing what they ask (directly or indirectly) of you, you could see some of them head over to your competition. If that happens, your ability to continue growing your revenue stream could become murkier. So, are you…

Within the world of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions play a vital role. A merger describes the action of two companies becoming one larger unity. An acquisition, by contrast, happens when one company swallows up a second company. Corporate mergers and acquisitions are very common, but surprisingly unsuccessful. The Principles of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) One of the reasons why M&As are often unsuccessful is because people don’t approach them from the right angle. The focus is, quite rightly, on money, but this has to be looked at from the right point of view, including future projections. You will likely…

Some businesses do it very well, others struggle immensely – it’s just how the marketing world spins around. However, something that everyone who has tasted the industry knows is that there are more misconceptions that you could ever possibly count when it comes to marketing. If you’re looking for a foothold in the subject, to gain a greater understanding for your business, it’s time to tune in. While it can be very beneficial to read suggestions from entrepreneurs like George Bardwil, who have managed to take businesses across the country with a solid marketing plan, it can also be useful…