Using Personal Loans for Business Purchases: Pros and Cons

Small Business CEO

For instance, mobile repair businesses need to be ‘mobile’ Vehicles are expensive, and it’s hard to expand such a business without purchasing more vehicles and additional staff. … Finance business purchases personal loans

Weeks 8 and 9: Equipment Check

The Marq

L ast, I’ve researched what equipment we need for the hike. It’s lead to a purchase of a new pair of hiking shows and the creation of an equipment list. Feel free to share your thoughts and comments below about the equipment or your experience with similar preparation.

Buying Options: Try Before You Buy

Small Business CEO

Running a small business involves more than just selling products or services at a profit – effective investment in new equipment can make a significant difference to your monthly bottom line. … Management equipment buying tips office equipment

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Adopting Green Accounting Practices for Your Business

Eco-Office Gals

Get good equipment. As much as possible, make sure to print on both sides of each piece of paper, have a recycling bin close to your printer or copier, purchase recyclable printer cartridges and when they run out of ink, opt for having them refilled rather than simply throwing them away.

2012 198

Top 5 Tips for Training Employees on a Budget

The Small Business Blog

Many equipment manufacturers offer free training to companies that purchase their products. E-Mail me or follow me. Small Business Bootstrapping How to start your own small business with no or little money. You ask a question, I answer!

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Eight Ways to Keep Your Office Clutter-Free

Ian's Messy Desk

Bank statements, voided checks, purchase records (purchase orders, payment vouchers, vendor invoices), and sales records (invoices, monthly statements, shipping papers and customers’ purchase orders). Invest in equipment and software. Working at an organizations’ head office, we see a lot of paper. We recently were involved in a capital project to build a new program facility in our region.

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6 Smart Reasons to Get a Business Loan

Small Business CEO

To buy needed equipment. A loan will enable you to buy the equipment and machinery that you need to create products or provide services to your customers, or to replace or upgrade the ones that don’t work well anymore.

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Manufacturing Joining the On-Demand, Collaborative Economy

Small Business Labs

Estimates are that most manufacturing equipment in the U.S. Companies, entrepreneurs, and inventors can rent time on nearby equipment, be it CNC milling machines, water jets, or laser cutters—any of which can cost from $50,000 to $250,000 apiece to purchase.

Better Eco Friendly Choices for Your Business in 2017

Eco-Office Gals

CFL and LED lights cost more to purchase but save you money in the long run. You can also install solar panels if you can; they are coming down in price and becoming more affordable, or you can purchase green power from your utility provider.

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Tax Incentives for Green Businesses

Eco-Office Gals

Although many federal and state incentives have expired at this point, you may still take advantage of the Energy Investment Tax Credit, which basically rewards you for installing alternative energy-gathering equipment on your property.

2012 169

31 Ways to Be Less Wasteful In the Office

Eco-Office Gals

Purchase a water cooler instead of bottled water. Take out warranties when purchasing machinery and equipment. Purchase sturdy, high quality tables and chairs that will last longer. Need to replace your office equipment? Businesses across the UK are being wasteful.

2013 151

How To Change A Flat Tire And Other Important Car Tips

Dumb Little Man

Purchasing a quality tire brand like Cooper Tires helps to ensure better safety on the road for you and your loved ones, but knowing the steps in changing a flat tire will also equip you to handle emergencies and keep you out of potentially unsafe situations.

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Waste Not, Want Not: Recycling In Your Office

Eco-Office Gals

Many people seem unaware that there are procedures and companies in place which can dispose of electrical equipment safely and responsibly, and so, unable to see an alternative, they turn to just dumping them in tips and landfill sites.

2013 170

Little Green Footsteps

Eco-Office Gals

use; holiday forms, purchase order sign-off, invoice sign off, expenses, just to name a few. A purist may say that there is still a green cost to running the IT equipment and my argument would be – fine – I agree. What is the business cost of going green?

6 Tips for Starting a Home Healthcare Business

Small Business CEO

You’ll need funds to register your business, purchase office space, market your brand, build clientele, buy equipment, travel, and more.

2016 99

One Way To Simplify School Labels

Simple Productivity Blog

I am very glad that manufacturers are willing to support the schools when parents purchase their products. And the best way to know their products are being purchased is when the parents send in labels or proofs of purchase. And our entire physical education equipment needs were provided through those means. All three net the school much needed extra equipment and supplies. Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. School has started.

2013 156

How To Protect Yourself From Counterfeits

Dumb Little Man

In developing countries, it is estimated that 10% of health and medical supplies and equipment are counterfeit. Moreover, three in ten people had no idea that they purchased a fake product, not until it generated some unpleasant, disastrous results. Why do counterfeits matter?

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Featured Soloist Burton Kelso: “Putting Yourself First Is the First Secret”"

The Solopreneur Life

I took the time to think about the type of equipment I would need for my business before I purchased it. Every day I see many businesses (big and small) purchase equipment without thinking about the long-term aspects of those purchases.

2011 152

The Panama Papers Breach: Don’t Blame WordPress

Tips From T. Marie

In my experience many law offices often have antiquated computer equipment and software. Many businesses view computer software and equipment as a one-time purchase and seldom think beyond the fact that it works. Last Thursday, WordFence revealed on their blog that the Mossack Fonseca data breach that resulted in the Panama Papers was possibly initiated via an outdated WordPress slider plugin. They have since done an update regarding the breach as it relates to WordPress.

2016 106

Bob Chandler and Bigfoot: A Monster Example of “Niche Creation”

The Solopreneur Life

As this article in American Profile explains, In 1974, Chandler purchased a Ford F-250 pickup truck to haul tools and equipment during the week and to take off-road excursions through the Missouri countryside on the weekends.

Going Green to Save Green: 3 Money-Saving Office Solutions

Eco-Office Gals

You can also opt to purchase previously owned furniture. By purchasing previously used furniture from an office resale supply store, you will get great products at a lower price and will be adhering to green standards through minimization and reusing.

2012 194

The Biggest Sales Challenge That Solopreneurs Face

The Solopreneur Life

The Rain Group studied individual purchases in industries with complex sales, such as technology, consulting and professional services, financial services, and industrial products. Seller depicted purchase process accurately. I will equip solo-business owners with the know-how they need to navigate the choppy waters they’re in and move forward to success. T here used to be a saying in American business: “Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM.”

2013 135

Financing for Businesses

Small Business CEO

Self-explanatory, this term means to loan a specific amount to the bank in order to finance customer accounts, inventories, purchase of equipment or other expenses related to the business. You are about to realize the dream of a lifetime : starting a business.

The Benefits of Renting Office Space

Productivity Bits

When people rent their office space rather than purchase, they are not forced to remain in one place. At the beginning, a business is not necessarily cash-rich; they have enough money to purchase the equipment they need and to begin operations, but they have not shown a profit yet. If these five benefits are more advantageous to business owners, then they need not feel pressured to purchase real estate.

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Extended Warranty Works Only Under These Conditions

Dumb Little Man

A few months ago, my colleague Peter purchased a brand new iPhone followed by a purchase of an extended warranty. Within two months, an accident killed the phone totally and because of a smartphone protection, he was spared from another phone purchase. Water can damage your electronic equipment. In most cases, a manufacturer warranty can be enough to secure you and your purchase.

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5 Different Ways to Reduce Waste in an Average Office

Eco-Office Gals

Or consider making this the default option on office equipment. Plan carefully when purchasing perishable items, like certain office supplies. Bulk purchases can save your business money, but wasting supplies is never an efficient use of your company’s funds.

2010 228

Going Green in the Office While Staying in the Black

Eco-Office Gals

Switch off electronic equipment which isn’t in use. In addition to energy saving tasks, there are also office products and stationery which can be purchased to make your office more eco-friendly. When purchasing new products look out for if they are recycled/recyclable.

2011 210

A Step-By-Step Guide On How To Clean Your Camera

Dumb Little Man

Now, to ensure longevity, you need to take proper care of your equipment and learn to clean it properly. This part gets overlooked a lot but it’s a big deal when it comes to keeping your equipment working. Swabs and Fluid: You can purchase swabs designed to clean your sensor without damaging it. If you invest in cameras and extra equipment for them, it is vital that you go the extra mile to take care of them. Spend on cleaning equipment.

2018 138

The Green Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Workforce

Eco-Office Gals

Therefore, you don’t need to purchase additional furniture or equipment and you don’t have to pay for monthly utilities to keep it up and running either.

2013 213

Eco Mobile and Broadband

Eco-Office Gals

A number of companies will even purchase your old phones allowing you to make a little money in the process. You can use major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing to find companies that specialize in purchasing and recycling or refurbishing old cell phones.

Which tasks should assistants manage?

Practically Perfect PA

Purchase orders, invoices and expenses. Assistants should be in control of all financial aspects relating to their executive’s office including purchase orders and invoices.

2014 234

Top 5 Green Accounting Solutions for Your Business

Eco-Office Gals

Get energy-efficient equipment. When it comes to being energy-efficient, one of the best things that you can do is purchase items that are marketed as being that way (you can double-check with Energy Star).

2012 158

3 Loan Alternatives for Small Businesses

Small Business CEO

Examples include: Supplier discounts for bulk purchases. Increase productivity with upgrades to personnel and equipment. Financial capital is an essential but often elusive aspect of running a business. Capital is beneficial on several levels.

2014 94

Top 5 Office Waste Reduction Tips

Eco-Office Gals

Also, when it comes to office equipment that uses paper, purchase an all-in-one copier, printer and scanner (preferably one that is refurbished) and refill your print cartridges a couple of times before discarding them.

2013 176

Good Cookware Set Make All the Difference

Professional Assistant Blog

But before purchasing one, you should read the best cookware set reviews. The company has equipped all their latest cookwares with two new shining surfaces which help you to bring out the expert chef. Are you tired of using an old set of cookware that even don’t heat evenly?

2015 130

5 Little-Known Recycling Facts That Could Help Your Business Go Green

Eco-Office Gals

Computers and other electronic equipment is known as ‘e-waste’ but, despite the EPA saying it’s the ‘fastest growing municipal waste stream’, only 12.5%

2013 230

Eco Friendly Order Fulfilment Options for Businesses

Eco-Office Gals

However, what we’re recommending is that you use (or purchase) an actual shredder for the old newspapers and magazines that you have lying around. Also, IDS Packaging makes biodegradable three-layer bags that you can ship items like books and computer equipment in.

2013 181

Top 5 Tips on Building Capital

The Small Business Blog

Never purchase stock or supplies before you are absolutely certain that you will need to use them. Try to find equipment that will perform multiple functions to cut down on cost. Sometimes it more sensible to lease certain items rather than purchasing them outright. The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Unused stock is absolutely useless to your business until you do something with it.

2010 144

How to Improve Sales with Online Chat Software

Dumb Little Man

Whether it comes to pre-purchase guidance, sales or post-purchase support, modern customers desire nothing but swift, actionable service. In November 2014, about 44% of customers thought that having a live chat specialist to guide them through their online purchase as one of the most important perks a company can provide. When used during the pre-purchase phase, live chat opens some brilliant opportunities.

2017 156

Eight Ways to Eliminate Paper and Clutter in Your Office

Ian's Messy Desk

Bank statements, voided checks, purchase records (purchase orders, payment vouchers, vendor invoices), and sales records (invoices, monthly statements, shipping papers andcustomers’ purchase orders). Invest in equipment and software. The post Eight Ways to Eliminate Paper and Clutter in Your Office appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Working at a regional head office, we see a lot of paper.

2014 161

5 Financial Emergencies Everyone Must Be Prepared For

Dumb Little Man

Financial security and planning can help us achieve the life goals we have set for ourselves such as purchasing a vehicle, a house, funding your children’s education and marriage, saving up for your own retirement, and so on. Are you prepared for financial emergencies?

2017 200

Low-VOC Commercial Design Goes Mainstream

Eco-Office Gals

Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are chemicals widely used as ingredients in products such as paint, building materials and furnishings, office equipment and cleaning supplies. As part of our redesign, we purchased Knoll office chairs that are GREENGUARD certified.

2011 198

Why You Should Buy a Soundbar for your 4K TV

Dumb Little Man

As televisions evolve, so do all of the equipment that go with it. There are several reasons why people choose to purchase soundbars for their home entertainment systems. Subwoofer: If you’re after that deep bass sound, you can purchase a subwoofer to add on to your soundbar. When it comes to buy soundbar, there are several important benefits that come with this purchase.

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