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Communication: The Key to Success in BusinessEffective communication is the key to all human relationships and nowhere is this more apparent than in the world of business. Whether you own and operate a small home-based business, a small to medium enterprise or a large industry, the way in which you plan, structure and implement your communication goals can make or break your business. Good communication needs to be a number one priority for your business. Read More »

Recession is the buzz word in todays economyA double dip recession is when an economy returns to recession after a brief period of recovery and positive growth. A double dip recession can have a big impact on industry as many businesses that survived an initial recession by using intelligent business practice and cost cutting exercises are likely to be unprepared for a return to a shrinking economy. In times of recession there are always casualties especially with new operations that have experienced rapid growth. Read More »

A business needs a realstic budget to surviveAll businesses, whatever their size, need to produce a business budget. It provides, in financial terms, the way ahead, from Point A, where the business is now, to Point B, where the business hopes to be in twelve months’ time. Twelve months is the commonly accepted time span as it coincides with the twelve-month tax year, although it is possible and acceptable to budget for shorter or longer periods. Read More »

Business banking is an important sector of financeBusiness banking is a segment of the market that has been largely ignored by many financial blogs in recent years, a curious development considering how much potential that particular market segment has. The business banking sector has become extremely important as of late, especially with new developments in global banking. The movement of funds across countries has become a driver for more and more businesses to invest in business banking and the reasons behind it. The bigger banks have driven dedicated campaigns to get more sales and clients, but much like personal and consumer banking the move to finance blogs has been stymied in favour of more traditional marketing means. Read More »

Stocks and shares dominate the finance worldShares and stock broking have become one of if not the most important financial blog subjects on the Internet at the moment. There are countless finance blogs devoted to the science and strategy of buying and selling shares, and their scale can be incredible. There are blogs about penny stocking, short stocking, IPOs, investment strategies, automated investments- the list goes on. Many of these finance blogs are very heavily trafficked, and that traffic is often quite loyal, trusting with and agreeing with the assessments and opinions one specific blogger often makes. Read More »

Businesses evrywhere need to savemoneyIn today’s economic climate there is an ever increasing need to be careful with budgets. Competitors are streamlining operations and margins are being squeezed in all industries. In order to stay competitive, businesses need to do more than source the cheapest suppliers. Hiring lower paid staff can also be a false economy. The one aspect of any business that can be addressed is the minimising of running costs. Analysing use of consumables is an often overlooked running cost that can directly impact the efficiency of an office. Read More »

Financial institutions control world financeFinancial institutions are not known in many circles for their willingness to adapt to change, especially in the marketing world. Many banks still rely on word-of-mouth, commercials, or direct mailers to facilitate the acquisition of new clients. These strategies are still proven and effective, no doubt, but there are other avenues of exposure that many financial institutions have not considered: the most prominent at the moment is the subject of financial blogs, and how those finance blogs can be used and harnessed effectively by the financial institutions to draw in more clients and ultimately increase revenue. Read More »