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How to assess the capability of logistics companies

How to assess the capability of logistics companies

When companies outsource the transportation and delivery elements of their supply chain to a logistics firm, they run the risk of customer dis-satisfaction, damaged goods, etc. They have to carefully select a logistics firm if they want their operations and customer relations to be on track. Here is how a logistics company’s capability is assessed:
All about immigration to UK

All about immigration to UK

Despite the recent economic downturn and onslaught of the era of austerity, net migration to the UK continues to exceed the number of UK residents leaving to live abroad, in any given year. People want to move here for various reasons, whether to pursue work opportunities, for personal reasons or simply to have the experience of living abroad and travelling.
How to find a business loan in the UK

How to find a business loan in the UK

In this guide we'll show you how to find a business loan for your new company in the United Kingdom. If you plan on starting a new business, read on to find out how to prepare your paper work and get everything in order for making an application for a start-up loan.
Five British self-made millionaires

Five British self-made millionaires

Britain is a country with a rich entrepreneurial tradition, and is also a country which believes, by and large, that success should come as the result of hard work. It should be no surprise then that each corner of the United Kingdom has produced at least five fine examples of self-made millionaires.
How to start a franchise

How to start a franchise

Especially, since the recession, starting-up a business has become arguably even trickier than before. However, as Alan Sugar reminds us, the recession actually provides a great opportunity for ‘grass-roots’ small business plans. This article will detail how to start a franchise, and some of the most important considerations.
What is a silent partner?

What is a silent partner?

A silent partner can be described as being an investor in a business who provides significant capital, but has no involvement in the day-to-day processes of the business. Silent partners are sometimes called shareholders, and they are entitled to claim a portion of the company’s profits.
Who needs to display first aid signs?

Who needs to display first aid signs?

In this guide, we'll show you how to meet the legal requirements for displaying first aid signs in your work place. We'll give you advice on where to buy these signs and where you should mount them. Read on to find out what you need to be doing to protect yourself and your employees from work place injury.
What are the benefits of going self-employed?

What are the benefits of going self-employed?

Being your own boss can be tempting, but there are many other benefits for you to consider. Although this can be daunting at first, the rewards that you reap in the long-term cannot be underestimated. Therefore, this article will provide you with some of the benefits of going self-employed.
A guide to business franchises for sale

A guide to business franchises for sale

Buying a UK franchise business brings with it many advantages. New owners buy a business that is already setup and sell a recognised brand name. The only thing that remains is to run and market the business well. However, a franchise business-bought does not guarantee success. Here is a guide that can help you buy a franchise business for sale.
Where to buy a sandwich board

Where to buy a sandwich board

One of two types of advertisement, a sandwich board is made up of two boards that are put in the front and back of a person, making a human sandwich or a triangle hinged at the top with advertisements on it. These boards are usually displayed in a place that will capture the attention of those who pass to buy and a business owner who wants to draw more people to his store may be interested in knowing where he can purchase a set.
How to establish best practices in business

How to establish best practices in business

You've already asked yourself, "How do I start my own business?" and now you need to ask yourself, "How do I ensure that business runs smoothly?". Best practice can help here. Best business plans need to be backed up by best practice plans and this article looks at some of the things you can do to ensure best practice runs well in your company.
A guide to doing business in Japan

A guide to doing business in Japan

Japan is considered as one of the world's richest and most technologically advanced countries. The Japanese economy is now the leader in both car manufacturing and electronics industry. Hence, the country offers countless of business opportunities for foreign investors. This article provides a guide to doing business in Japan.
How to start a business with no money

How to start a business with no money

No start-up funding or money for your small business? Forget about free business grants and money or even government business loans. You don't need money to start a business. You can be a profitable small business owner just by taking advantage of the internet.