Raising the Bar: Nine Ways to Make Your Nightclub More Profitable

- - Marketing
You love your nightclub, but things could be better. Sometimes, your staff wanders in late. Some of the customers complain about the food. You don't serve local beer or wine because you just don't think it suits the style of your establishment. All of these things can actually hurt your business. Here's how to turn things around before you're forced to close up shop.? Promote The Drinks Promoting drinks isn't just a good idea, it's one of the ways even small dive bars stay open and beat the Read more [...]

How To Start A Business In Australia

- - Business
Being your own boss is a great feeling. However, if you are going to be a business owner, you have to understand and follow the rules wherever your company is based. Entrepreneurs who wish to start or operate their company in Australia need to follow Australian business law if they don't want to run afoul of the government.? Your Company Is A Separate Entity From Yourself The most important thing to understand is that your company is considered to be a separate entity from yourself. This means Read more [...]

How to Prepare Physically and Mentally to Become a Police Officer

- - Security
There are many reasons why you might want to become a police officer. It could be the excitement of never living the same work day twice, or the rewarding feeling of helping people. You may think it's a good idea to study laws and procedures, and it is. However, becoming a police officer requires more than high exam scores. It requires both physical and mental strength. Before?researching an online criminal justice degree, you probably realized that a police academy will test you on your knowledge Read more [...]

Turning to Ecommerce: Why Successful Businesses Sell Online

Today it appears almost a necessity for businesses to promote their brand, if not sell their services and products, online. As stark as this may sound, the threat of not doing so could quite easily render your business invisible to the vast majority of potential customers that are rapidly becoming more internet savvy and global in outreach. The challenge is such that any business NOT operating online is limiting their chances of competing with others in a marketplace that has become incredibly Read more [...]

Should limited company contractors take a salary?

- - Legal
Both existing contractors and those looking to work on a freelance basis for the first time are increasingly investigating whether setting up a limited company and operating through this would be the most beneficial process for them. However, it is important to remember that this option will not be open to you if HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) decides that you fall inside the IR35 legislation. This ruling was designed to prevent the situation where salaried employees were being listed as company Read more [...]

Short-term solutions for businesses stocking up for Christmas

- - Business
Whisper quietly as some choose not to believe it just yet, but Christmas is relatively just around the corner and companies need to be ready for it. There may be the cantankerous souls among us that refuse to recognise that Christmas is upon us until the middle of December. However, for retailers and other businesses, Christmas starts in earnest months before the actual event. The Christmas sales of a company can set it up for the rest of the year or, if they get it wrong, could mean they are Read more [...]

How can your business get the most out of a trade show?

- - Marketing
It's quite easy to think that attending a trade show is the perfect opportunity to get out of the office and relax. However, to take this view is to miss out on the chance to significantly promote your business, establish contacts and potentially generate custom. According to research undertaken by the Association of Event Organisers' FaceTime magazine, using the latest available data, 1.75 million people attended UK trade shows in 2010. If you’re considering attending an industry event, you Read more [...]

Getting the most out of office space

- - Business
Monday to Friday, the workplace is where most people will spend the bulk of their day. It then pays to really invest in an office that is welcoming, well-designed and capable of promoting a?productive and upbeat atmosphere. It is interesting then that while interior design is often taken seriously in the home – creating a space that is comfortable and stylish – this direction can often be overlooked in offices. While they are meant to be functional to a degree, this should not dictate Read more [...]

A guide to investing in commodities

- - Business
One of the major benefits of spread betting as opposed to traditional forms of investment is that it provides you with the opportunity to make trades on a wide variety of markets and instruments, including equities, forex and commodities. While the vast majority of those investigating just?what financial spread betting is?will have even the most basic awareness of stock markets and currency pairings, there is a tendency for inexperienced traders to steer clear of the many commodities markets Read more [...]

10 ways to market your business on a budget

- - Marketing
Whether you're starting a new business venture or are looking for ways to attract new clients, there are many ways to market your company. However, if you're working to a tight budget, you'll need to plan your options carefully. Here are our top ten suggestions for minimising your marketing spend. 1.??? Meet the public Taking part in local events can give your business lots of good exposure, especially if your target customers are people from the area. For example, depending on the nature Read more [...]