Small Business Tips

How to Save Energy in Long Island

Long Island is located in the Southeast of New York City, less than one mile off Manhattan.  Around 7.5 million people call the 1,401 square miles island home, making it the most densely populated in the US, ahead of some countries like Ireland and Jamaica. Each household averages 755 kWh …

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Do You Need a Business Partner?

If you have an idea for a business and you’re on the cusp of starting something new, one of the main questions you may initially ask yourself is whether or not you need a business partner. A business partner can be an invaluable asset, but there are some possible downsides …

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How to Protect Your Business from a Recession

Rising geopolitical tensions. The COVID-19 or CoronaVirus scare. A slowing Chinese economy that could throw the rest of the world into a recession. Brexit. These are not just alarmist terms intended to cause fear but a very real fact of life. Being entrepreneurs, risk is a part of our vocabulary …

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Is Being Dog Friendly Good for Business?

The presence of dogs in bars, cafes and restaurants across the UK has increased tenfold in recent times, so much so that establishments have begun to introduce dog birthday parties in their bars. There are also now cafes solely dedicated to cats and dogs, despite the onlooking, raised eyebrows of …

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The Old Pennies That Are Worth Collecting

Old pennies have come to be widely appreciated as valuable assets both by individuals, archivists and museums. Having featured at certain times in history, their unique features which are more often attributed to errors in minting, have made the coins stand out thus increasing demand. In this regard, rare coin …

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A Brief Guide to the Rise of Garden Villages

The housing crisis in the UK is well documented in the media, by both journalists and politicians, but could the rise of garden villages tackle this major issue that we are facing as an overcrowded country? Arbordeck, a UK supplier of plastic decking, investigates what regional implications these villages might …

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How to Practice Efficient Communication in Business

How would you like to increase your company’s error rate by 70% due to poor communication? Statistics indicate that 57% of employees don’t feel they receive clear instructions from their superiors, while 69% of managers aren’t comfortable communicating with their staff. Such numbers can spell doom for your business unless you take the …

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