The Thrill of Working in a Restaurant

When you cook in your own home, you know where every single utensil is. When you are cooking food for your own family, there are no time pressures. And even if you have guests coming over for dinner, there’s no rush. If they get to your house at 5:30 PM and the food is not ready until 7 PM, no one cares. They are still going to eat the food, and they are still going to enjoy it. At the end of the day, whether or not you prepare a meal at home on time has no real life consequences.

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Your company should not be flying blind

Starting a company can be very difficult nowadays. With so much competition, it is a hard task to get your brand out there so the general public knows that you exist. There are various ways that you can promote your company. Some of these ways are more effective than others.  Blindly choosing what appeals to you may be entirely the wrong decision. Continue reading “Your company should not be flying blind”

3 Things to Consider When Choosing A Cloud Platform

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Cloud networking is currently taking the world by storm, but what should you be looking for in your coverage? How can you be sure you’re getting the best deal before you sign with a new company? If you’re interested in finding a good provider and making the most out of cloud, here are just a few things to keep in mind. Continue reading “3 Things to Consider When Choosing A Cloud Platform”

Time Keeping the modern way

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For every business that has employees coming in to work everyday, there must be a management system to take account of the hours that the employees have worked. In order to keep accurate measure of the number of hours that each employee has worked, it is best to use a computerized system that is always running. Eliminating the need for physical time clocks allows employees to sit down at their desk and clock-in there while they can also clock-out from their desk and head home.

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Backup Your Digital Assets

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Ensuring your assets are protected against all risks is a prudent approach. In some ways that was easier when most assets were physical. Protecting against fire and theft has been practiced over the decades and refined methods can ensure such protection has adequate reliability at affordable costs.

When it comes to digital assets, technology is advancing rapidly and what was best practice a few years ago may well have been superseded by improved devices and processes. Given backup is a critical function, it is not surprising that there are almost an embarrassment of choices. Continue reading “Backup Your Digital Assets”

Life Hack – How To Make Jewellery With The Internet

jewellery on the rocksThis article is contributed by Ryan Hall.

The most impressive feature of the web is its ability to level the playing field, to give the general public a voice and create tools for new startups to compete with huge businesses. This is the ultimate tool for self-expression and for democracy, and puts incredibly powerful tools in the hands of everyone around the world. Continue reading “Life Hack – How To Make Jewellery With The Internet”

Help is defined by the recipient

help is defined by the recipientPeter Drucker, perhaps the wisest management consultant ever, coined the phrase shown in the image to the right almost 50 years ago. If you are offering help to someone, it is only help if they acknowledge that it is useful to them. If someone has not asked for help, you should tread very carefully before offering any. Very often someone is not asking for help because they don’t believe they need help. When you offer help in that situation, the recipient may become angry that you are criticizing the way they are doing things. Continue reading “Help is defined by the recipient”

How Social Media is Changing the World

social mediaThis article is contributed by Matt Smith.

Social media has definitely influenced the way we work and live. With more than 90% of the population using the internet every day and a majority of them using some type of social media network, there’s no doubt that social media has the potential to change the world. But how, and in what specific ways? Continue reading “How Social Media is Changing the World”

Build Your Online Presence On A Solid Domain Name

domain namesA recent Forbes article points out the importance of getting the right domain name for your business.

A good domain name can catch attention, biasing people to prefer your company over competitors, and making it easy to reach the website if and when they decide to use it. A bad domain name can sink you. Like a storefront and location in the offline world, your domain name is the very first vehicle by which potential investors/customers/employees evaluate your company before they even engage. Continue reading “Build Your Online Presence On A Solid Domain Name”

Eight Tips For Small Business Hiring Decisions

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For all the horrors of the current economic climate, there is one good thing to come out of the recession; there’s never been a better time to look for new staff. Jobs are scarce and as a result, there’s never been more talented people without one. Continue reading “Eight Tips For Small Business Hiring Decisions”