Essential reading for directors of small businesses. Are you a company director? Are you aware of your responsibilities as a director? Do you know what the government expects of you as a director? Answering NO to any of the above…

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Describe your business in a few words: CKI & Associates, Inc. is a Construction engineering and construction management firm and specializes in Transportation Infrastructure (highways and Bridges). Name: Vincent K. Kumordzie, P.E. Website: www.ckiainc.com Location: Annandale, Virginia USA Company Name:…

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I have been asked a few times why I blog (blogging is a publishing platform, much like a hard copy dairy or written articles in newspapers or magazines). Each time I’m asked, I start by explaining how blogging is core to…

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As at April 2011: “Facebook has more than 500 million active users with 50% of its active users logging on to Facebook in any given day. People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook”– Facebook Press Room Can…

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I used to be an advocate of multitasking until I did some research on the subject. I always assumed that I was getting more things done by multitasking but research has shown that I may actually have short changed my…

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Calling all budding inventors... I was approached by a group of student inventors with questions about their idea for an invention.  They were full of questions about how to get their product developed and noticed by investors. I am not…

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Nobody likes cheap products, but EVERYBODY LOVES A BARGAIN. I've just finished reading Claude C Hopkins' Scientific Advertising. This is what Drayton Bird, the world renowned direct marketer has said about Scientific Advertising: "the shortest Chapter is called Just Salesmanship. If…

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I love google. It is the search engine I use the most because I agree with its co-founder Larry Page that it is the perfect search engine. My love of google led me to research a bit more about this…

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Congrats if you've recently made the plunge and decided to start your own business. The first year is difficult, but there are some basic things that can alleviate the pressure and improve your chance of success in this very competitive…

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How do you improve you and your business' performance? One way to answer this question is to ask yourself: Who is the world’s best tennis player? Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal? Have you ever wondered how they got so good?…

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It is very easy to fall into the trap of viewing social media, as just another tick on the long list of Internet must haves. However, this approach greatly undermines the benefits of using social media to engage with and…

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I promised the second part of last week's article which covered the first 3 points. Read the full article by clicking here! Here goes the remaining 4 points.... 4. What have you spent your initial capital on? There seems to be this common…

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An alarming 95% of businesses don’t make it beyond their fifth year despite having really innovative ideas. What differentiates the businesses that succeed and those that don’t? I think the ability to make a profit is a huge factor. Below…

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Name: Ian Brodie Website: www.ianbrodie.com Location: Manchester, UK Describe your business in a few words: I help consultants and coaches get more clients. Most consultants and coaches are brilliant at what they do – but they don’t feel confident or competent at marketing…

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I watched Vince Vaughn and Kevin James’s new movie, The Dilemma and I have to say I thought it was hilarious. Initially I thought it was going to be a fairly predictable “romcom” but was pleasantly surprised by the storyline…

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Name:Nneka Onyenakala Company Name: N’Damus LONDON  'Hand-made leather bags & accessories with a twist or three...' Website: http://www.ndamus.com/ Location: London, England 1. Tell us a little bit about your background? I have a 1st degree in Biomedical Science. I’ve worked…

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Incorporating my business was my top priority when I started.  I needed to protect my assets and make the business official.In today's information age, incorporation is really easy. There are companies that can help you register your business within 3 hours without breaking sweat. Registering your business is…

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s a small business owner, one of your greatest challenge will be finding the right platform to exhibit your business! I know because I've been there and I still have to work hard to find the right audience for my services!…

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What is financial reporting like in your business? Running a business is about one thing and one thing only – making a profit. You need to focus on your profit and loss statement to ensure that you operate continuously at…

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In the UK, HMRC is launching a crack down on poor record keeping by small and medium sized entreprises in 2011. Businesses could be fined as much as £3000 for poor record keeping. Yes £3000!   If you know, you've…

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