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We all want this year to be our best year yet. Why wouldn’t you want it to be? In order to have your best freelancing year yet, there needs to be a solid infrastructure in place to ensure you can handle the growth and expansion of your business, both mentally and professionally. Many freelancers would like to have hundreds of clients but aren’t equipped with the tools to handle that amount of clients and work. Only you will know what you can handle sanely, but don’t underestimate…

Today small business owners are faced with mounting obstacles.  From shifting industries to rapid technologies and growing competition, the battle of running your own successful business may almost always feel uphill. One thing that provides small business owners with a much-needed boost is working capital.  Being liquid offers flowing possibilities; unfortunately traditional funding options tend to cut the small business owner out. As an entrepreneur, what path can you take if you have less…

No one can argue the importance of details. Try baking a cake (something I loathe doing, by the way) without making precise measurements of each one of your ingredients and you will soon find that even minor mistakes or small substitutes can be disastrous.  But life or business is not always like baking a cake. Sometimes, it is more like cooking a pot of chilli. You start out with basic ingredients and general measurements, but each batch is a little unique as you play with different…

The New Year is always heralded as a perfect (opportune) time to assess, review and reboot things – both professionally and personally. A new year is a time of renewal, opportunity and reflection – it’s also a time of waistline regret following the excess of Christmas – and undoubtedly it sees gyms and other health related businesses doing very well! So, speaking of business – have you thought about what 2014 will bring you? Opportunity is sought out, and it only ‘knocks’ if…

This time of year, you’ve got a fresh slate, a clean canvas. What you do with this year is entirely up to you. You can keep your head down and keep working in your business, rather than on it (if you don’t get that reference, go buy The E-Myth immediately), or you can set some resolutions to ensure your business grows exponentially this year. Here’s a list of resolutions to get you started. #1. I Will Market My Business, Even When I’m Busy I’m guilty of not doing this. When business…

Teams need to be as efficient as possible for businesses to be able to excel. When teams are able to meet deadlines and surpass quotas, this allows for better customer relations as well as the ability to expand operations. The majority of time lost among teams has to do with management not providing all of the productivity boosting essentials for their team. Through the use of several “tweaks”, it will be possible to turn an otherwise lacking team into one that is reliable and…

So 2013 is gone and now 2014 is beginning. As with every year we are all looking to start afresh with new goals and desires, personally and professionally. Maybe you are continuing with previous plans but want to look at new ways of achieving them. At the end of each year many business trends are predicted for the following year and people in the know share their expert knowledge for us all to consume. I have collated 48 posts covering 2014 predictions from Accountancy to Websites – not…

Just as your body needs rest and food for fuel, your business needs working capital to keep it up and running. Working capital is the fuel that lights your business’s fire and keeps it going day in and day out. Entrepreneurs that experience cash flow problems know all too well the friction and headaches it can cause. Without working capital productivity and progress are forced to come to a screeching halt. Luckily, with some tips that you can implement today, you can improve your business’s…

In 2008, the world received a reminder that certain business practices lead to inevitably disastrous results. The recession, however, was only one part of a larger pattern that has become historically predictable: Competitive business interests consolidate wealth to the point of system instability. A series of meltdowns force the system to adjust. Market trade wars breed a distrust of negotiation. There’s a super crash. A world war erupts. So far, we haven’t quite hit the point of world…

Let’s be brutally honest: shipping is a pretty boring topic. No entrepreneur wants to sit around discussing shipping strategies. You just want to make your sales, grow your business, and let the boring details sort themselves out. The problem is that shipping isn’t something you can just ignore and expect it to sort itself out. The fact is that if your business doesn’t have a sound shipping plan in place, its growth will be stunted. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the very fate of…