Whether you are thinking of launching a small, local business or a global enterprise, finding a city that is friendly toward entrepreneurs is important. You want a city that is culturally supportive of business owners, in a region or country that makes things easy for you from a financial perspective. You also want to be in a place where it is easy to attract and retain good talent, and where you can network with a lot of other business owners and share resources. Here are ten worldwide cities where starting a business is less difficult than in other parts of the world, for a variety of reasons.
The false and distorted campaign regarding franking credits continues even after the election . A column by Alex Carey @carey_alexis, a "Finance Reporter" with news.com.au this week continued the false narrative of franking credits being "FREE MONEY". Anyone with the slightest knowledge of the tax system knows it is nothing of the sort, like any other tax payer it is a refund of overpaid tax on earnings.
Taking out a business loan may be your first plan of action for financing business growth. But there are excellent reasons to consider other options for finding capital to expand your business.
So you’ve launched your business – now what?
Good news for small business owners: according to the US Small Business Administration, nearly 80% of small businesses survive their first year.
However, that number begins to drop as time rolls on. Only half of small businesses pass the five year mark, and a mere third celebrate their tenth anniversary.
Taking steps to create a good foundation in the early days of your business is essential for a sustainable and profitable future. Here’s how.
Boost Revenue with Mobile Solutions
Could you improve your closing rate with a mobile app?
If you own a tablet or mobile phone but aren’t taking advantage of mobile sales tools, you’re missing out on the opportunity to shorten your sales cycle and boost your bottom line.
From CRM apps to invoicing and payment technology, there’s a mobile solution for your small business that can make it easier to convert prospects to customers – and entice customers to buy.
Look into these key mobile sales solutions that can streamline your sales process and increase your revenue.
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Nine Ways to Become a Better Investor
Everyone would like to become a better investor. People get into a twist trying this method and that only to abandon them for the next new thing. There's an easier way, and it involves following a few simple suggestions.
Getting Your Business Through Tough Times
If your business hasn't gone through hard times, while great, is likely to happen at some point. As much as we'd like to think our businesses will never experience slow times, many aspects are beyond our control that can negatively affect the business.
The following are four tips, to help get your business through a difficult period.
10 Money-Saving Tips for Freelancers
While working at home as a freelancer sounds like the ultimate dream for anyone who tires of the rat race, freelancers still have more than their fair share of financial matters to worry about. In fact, perhaps the most important trait that any freelancer should have is the ability to be fully responsible and accountable to themselves, and saving money is something that you will be wholly responsible for.
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How to Learn From Failure in Business
Any successful business owner will tell you; failure is an unavoidable part of your journey to greatness. In fact, almost 20% of businesses will experience failure in their first year, with many folding before their fifth year of operation.