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    Why Are Courier Services So Expensive?

    Time and time again the question is asked why couriers are so expensive. The following article puts a clarification and justification forward to the prices that you are quoted so you know that in reality the price you are given might actually be very cheap. With the majority of couriers, prices are quoted based on the miles covered between delivery and collection. This is quoted normally as Pence Per Mile and varies mainly due to the size of vehicle required to accommodate your request. For example the price of a small van to move say a small office desk will be cheaper than a large van having to move several…

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    Don’t Panic About Getting Your Souvenirs Home After Your Christmas Trip

    Christmas is a popular time of the year to head to foreign climes and perhaps soak up a little bit of winter sun. And with the UK expecting yet another cold snap, it is really not that surprising that so many people are itching to get away. If you are heading to another country then the chances are that you will want to bring home a few reminders of your time away, especially if you have gone to a particularly exotic destination. The problem is that getting bulky and large goods home can turn into a real nightmare when you are travelling on a plane. There are of course customs…

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    Reap Benefits From a Leadership Development Program

    Leadership is a very difficult thing, as it seems that in most of the businesses, there are either numerous people who are trying to be the leader which eventually leads to butting heads, or there are certain instances wherein there is not anyone in particular who actually wants to step up and lead the group. Also, even when you are dealing with the professionals, there is a need to become a leader for a business to thrive. If your business is in a need of help on the leadership front, here is an advice of making one of the best investments – it is a leadership development program. Leadership doesn’t…

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    How a Translation Service Will Benefit Your Business

    For the clever entrepreneur, using a translation service is a great way of expanding your business prospects will very little effort or expense. Essentially you will be reusing your existing materials, simply making sure you’re getting the most from them. Of course, while a translation service is cheaper than starting from scratch and working in a new language, it’s not without costs. How do you know it will be worthwhile for you? Is there a particular business size which will benefit most from this sort of service? 1. You’re expanding your market When you get a new company off the ground most people are just thinking about trying to make…

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    Business Writing – Getting the Right Dictionary in the Internet Age

    You might be wondering, “Why do I need to get the right dictionary? Aren’t all dictionaries the same?” Actually “no.” The First Temptation Everyone wants to use an on-line dictionary. While it may seem to be convenient, it does not give a full range of explanations and meanings. You’ll be short-changing yourself, especially if you’re writing. The Second Temptation Everyone wants to keep using the old dictionary from their childhood. If your dictionary is more than ten years old – it’s too old. Words and language change and evolve over time. For example, in recent years “to be ruined” has been added as a use for the word “toast.” Even…

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    Ergonomic Office Chairs: A Buying Guide

    If you are spending hours at a desk every week then you might want to consider what benefits ergonomic office chairs can provide for you in the long run. Ergonomics refers to the application of scientific research and information to the process of designing objects thus making them more comfortable and more efficient to use. In terms of seating ergonomic office chairs are chairs which should provide support to the correct parts of the body and which encourage you to sit with a good posture. You should be comfortable, but not in a position which could potentially cause damage to your spine. Millions of working days are lost each year…

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    Small Business Opportunities: The Answer to the Economy

    Many people have found themselves jobless during the recent years because of the economy. And these people have found out that unemployment just doesn’t do the job, or it often runs out. In these cases, a different route was necessary. This is where people began to take a closer look at small business opportunities. The economy has not been doing well in the United States and worldwide for the last few years. People that have been working a very long time have found themselves victims to budget cuts across the board, which have left them jobless all too often. And when they applied for unemployment, they were often disappointed to…

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    Deciding Whether to Relocate Your Business

    You have been toying with the idea of relocating your business lately, but you’re still having doubts. Moving to new premises will have a great impact on your business-but how can you know whether this impact will be positive or negative? What things should you consider before deciding? Weighing Up Pros and Cons Relocating your business is a life-changing decision, and hence it must also be a meditated one. It is important that you devise a list with all the advantages and disadvantages of moving out. Include your hopes and expectations for the new area. It is advisable to try to assess if the new location will translate into bigger…

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    The Essential Elements for Setting Up Your Limited Company

    People start companies for many reasons but you can save a great deal of time, trouble and money by understanding the basic issues before you start. There are five key roles in a company which I will explain below. In small companies, one person may perform more than one of these but you must realise that they are separate functions even if performed by the same person. 1. Owners A company is owned by shareholders who share in the profit of the business by taking dividends in proportion to their shareholding. A new company with only one owner usually has only one share which has a nominal value of £1.…

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    The Right Bank Can Make Managing Your Money Easier

    Do you enjoy being able to save and manage your own money? Think about the last time you went to the bank. Maybe you don’t have a reason to physically go into the lobby and you handle all of your business online. Regardless of how you handle your financial affairs, without financial institutions you wouldn’t be able to enjoy the convenience they bring. Just imagine how hard it would be for you to pay your bills and order items online if you had to send off your payments the traditional way. If you haven’t really taken the time to learn about the financial institutions in your area, now is a…

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