Business

4 Tips for Promoting Compassion in Social Work

The people you’re most likely to help as a social worker, people who struggle at or below the poverty line, face a social stigma from many who misunderstand what it is you do in social services. Your aim is to help families not only survive, but thrive on their own efforts. However, if your clients feel judged — either by your staff or society as a whole — they’re less

4 Tips for Building a Nonprofit Resume

Want to dedicate your life to helping others? Good intentions will take you a long way, but to be a successful social entrepreneur or to run a nonprofit that has a positive impact on its community, you’ll need to build up your skills and experiences in the nonprofit sector. Let’s look at some of the ways you can build up your nonprofit resume. Education and Experience Of course, one of

How to Use Strategic Communications to Drive Emotions and Increase Sales

When many sales professionals develop their marketing messages, they make the mistake of assuming that all purchases are rational. If they can learn about the customer’s needs and explain how the product fulfills that need, they assume they’ll convert a buyer. However, if your company’s strategic communications strategy doesn’t account for emotion, you’re missing out on a vital way to connect with your customer base. You may not know which

Bad Credit Doesn’t Have to Kill Your Small Business Dreams

Even with great credit, it’s harder than ever for small business owners to get traditional bank business loans. With bad or no credit, it may be impossible. Fortunately, if you’re an entrepreneur or an aspiring entrepreneur with bad or no credit, you have options. In fact, start-ups get most of their funding from non-traditional sources. A mere 25 percent of new business funding comes from traditional bank loans and credit

Top Tips for Health and Safety in the Workplace

It’s essential for every office, factory and place of business to be fit for workers to come every day and go about their jobs safely and properly. It’s an employer’s responsibility to look after the health and welfare of their employees, not to mention anyone else who might be affected by their business. If you run a business and employ staff, that means that you must protect your workers and

Get the importing facts right and know what to do

Competitive rates along with superior quality manufacturing abroad, has produced an invasion of many UK, Irish and EU firms getting supply of goods from newly industrialised countries like China, for example. There are quite a few obstacles that need to be tackled by those importing for the first time. This is essentially because the customs purpose is quite different. It defines the procedure of transporting goods from outside the EU

How to Build Engagement at Your Event and Keep Them Coming Back for More

The familiar movie line, “if you build it, they will come,” is true in many cases, including building the itinerary for a big event. However, if what you build fails to grab your target audience’s attention or keep them engaged, they won’t come back. That is especially true when you are planning an event. Whether it’s a small meeting for a few dozen movers and shakers or a major convention

The importance of a business plan

Business plans are the bane of many start-ups and frequently neglected once a business has been established. However, making a business plan and keeping it up-to-date as the business grows and changes can be useful in a number of ways. Direction and Organisation A business plan will likely help you to understand your business and the ways in which it will grow in much greater depth. You probably feel like

Fraud prevention: Best practice for you business

The sad fact of the matter is that the level of vigilance which would render fraud completely impossible within a business, would also cripple any normal company. To have this degree of control and transparency within a company is simply impractical; it would be too costly and make any business completely inefficient. Yet with corporate fraud in privately owned companies costing the UK an estimated £45bn every year, tackling the

Post Event Marketing Automation Tips

Event marketing can be a great way to generate new leads and discover new customers and markets that may be interested in your product.  And while the event itself can be a blast, the planning and follow-up of an event is filled with tedious tasks that need to be done if you expect to reap the benefits of event marketing. This is why automation is essential when putting on marketing