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Passion to Profit: How to Turn Your Dream into Reality

  As children, most people choose something they are fascinated in when asked what they want to do with their life. As adults, most people choose a career that is financially sound and has a stable future. Though the idea of being fiscally smart is responsible, in some cases, working a job that is simply that, a job not a passion, can slowly drain the life straight out of a person. Those who can find their passion and turn their dreams into a reality are typically less stressed, more financially secure, and overall much happier in life. When you can turn something you love into a... ❯❯❯

Is Your Customer Data a Sitting Duck?

When it comes to keeping your customers happy, making sure their private information with your business stays safe is about as high as it can get on the priority list. That said how many times in recent years have you read about companies and customers for that matter having their private data compromised? Unfortunately, it is a problem that does not show any signs in the near future of letting up. So, how can your business make sure that customer data stays where it should, just between you and the customer? Review Your Information Protocols For starters, how often do you review the... ❯❯❯

Everything You Need to Know About Opening an Independent Coffee Shop

While coffee has been a popular beverage of choice for well over a hundred years, within the last few years, independent coffee companies have become a vital cog in the wheel of business. With more and more college and grad students looking to hit the books in a quiet yet interesting environment and freelancers and entrepreneurs using the space for business, not to mention those who just want a casual environment to relax in, the market for independent coffee houses has never been greater. Though there business is booming for independent coffee shops, it is still a competitive market, and... ❯❯❯

Worst Startup Traps to Avoid When Beginning a Business

When starting a business, there is no shortage of problems that can arise. From marketing to the financials to hiring a crack staff, there are about a million things to keep track of, which can lead to costly mistakes. The possible mistakes often occur when business owners have undertaken far too many tasks, for they often have too many things to do with few resources to get them done. Many entrepreneurs start businesses while also working full-time, as they are financially ready to depend solely on their startup. With a divided focus, things can slip through the cracks and an onslaught of... ❯❯❯

7 Steps to Opening a Salon

Salons are one of the most profitable businesses in today’s day and age, as there is always a need for a stylist. From celebrities to everyday people, everyone from time to time needs their hair cut, colored, and styled. Yet, even with it being a thriving business infrastructure, just like any other business, without the proper management and tools, a new salon can face financial instability, leading to a failing business. If interested in opening a salon, there are a few steps that can help your business begin on the right foot, setting a precedent for the future outlook of your... ❯❯❯

The Golden Rules About Hiring A Digital Production Company

In today’s digitally obsessed era, businesses have to be armed with a marketing strategy that is powerful, unique and relevant to its consumers. That’s is why hiring a team of video experts is potentially monumental in terms of surviving the ultra-competitive business landscape; so, you better make sure that your decision (as a business) is carefully though out, unrushed and well-researched. If you’re part of a business who’s digitally strategy is lacking the necessary “fuel” to reach its customers or is looking to revamp its current video marketing... ❯❯❯

How to Strengthen an Employee-Employer Relationship

One of the most important aspects to having a sustainable business future is the way in which an employer acts with his or her employees. Some of the most successful companies are the ones where employees and employers have a good, strong working relationship. The bond between the leader of the team and his or her employees can take a company to new places, as employees are more likely to be productive at work. Many employers struggle to find a good balance with their employees, as it can be challenging to make employees feel comfortable with someone in authority. Here are a few ways to... ❯❯❯

How to Find the Best Restaurant Location

The restaurant business is a profitable industry if you can survive the first couple years of business. Owning and operating a restaurant successfully takes a unique food idea, good management, a detailed, well-thought out business plan, and a great location, among other things. Location is absolutely key to a restaurant’s success, and though finding the right spot can be challenging, it will be well worth it in the end. Here are a few tips to find the right location: 1. Demographics There are two important factors to consider about your restaurant’s location: what... ❯❯❯

Common Causes of Work Place Slip and Fall Accidents

Owning a business is a very stressful and worrisome process, but one that can be very rewarding. There are so many different things you have to worry about as a small business owner and neglecting any one of the can spell disaster. For most business owners, one of the biggest stresses they have is work related accidents. The slip and fall accident is among the most common in a workplace and can cause a lot of damage. The following are a few of the common causes of these types of accidents and what you can do to avoid them. Slick Flooring One of the most common causes for these types of... ❯❯❯

5 Things You Shouldn’t Say at Your Job Interview

Considering the times we live in, having a job is pure gold right now. Times are hard, so if you’re lucky enough to get your foot in the door, do not let the opportunity pass you by. While there are some basics we can all follow e.g. being on time, using the appropriate language and having a general air of openness and positivity, there are also a few things you should never say but which could potentially slip out. Here’s a helpful list of what you shouldn’t be saying in your next interview. “You look great!”  Looking the part is a very important part of... ❯❯❯

The Details You Forget When Moving Your Office

Moving is no picnic, and moving offices even less so. It's a time of busyness and rushing around, last minute checklists and efforts to avoid forgetting anything. In an office setting, that can become chaotic quickly. Having the finer and less thought-of details listed helps avoid some of the stress, so here are a few key points to remember. • When moving, you always need to have your timing set up just right. Coordinating your move in with your move out, as well as your utilities, phone, and internet hook-ups with the day you move in, are all vital steps to minimize downtime due to... ❯❯❯