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As the owner of a small business, you may be considering expanding through the acquisition of a competing or complementary business.  Or, you may be considering the idea of merging your business with another.  Either way, as businessman and entrepreneur Hans Eckhardt Tucson can tell you, one of the main factors to assure a successful acquisition or merger is your ability to retain the employees of both companies.  These are the people who know how the business is run on a day to day level, and who may have strategic skills or institutional knowledge.  Making sure that they feel invested…

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Opening a shop can be a very exciting time, once you have found your premises, arranged your initial financing and of course decided on what kind of shop you will have, it is time to start building for success. Running a shop is by no means easy and you will need to ensure that you are fully prepared to work hard in order to find and maintain clients as well as making smart decisions on how best to make money. First thing’s first however and it will be important that you create a solid foundation for your shop’s success, here…

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The ‘White Van Man’ is a common pop culture phenomenon in the UK. Sarah Kennedy on BBC Radio 2, first coined this term back in 1997. The ‘white van man’ is the typical small-medium commercial van driver who plies his business, working as a courier or transporter of all things in the UK. They are often perceived as inconsiderate, reckless drivers. The popularity has since earned it a funny sitcom series created by Adrian Poynton and starring, Will Mellor. Did you know, as at a few years ago, there were about 2.5 million white vans in the UK? Contrary to…

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  If you’re a business owner you know that watching the costs of doing business is important – especially so if you (like everyone else out there) wants to succeed. And yet despite all of the hard evidence to point to the fact that watching your finances is vital for a business to grow, we have seen countless businesses that have grown too fast, and then crumbled under the strain of not performing their financial assessment properly. While it doesn’t seem particularly difficult, apparently the task of spending less than you earn is something that escapes many businesses! We know…

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In order for your business to continue growing and keeping its revenue stream moving forward, smart decision making is critical. That said it is some of the simplest daily tasks in your business that can prove more challenging than you might ever expected. For example, do you and/or your team have lots of interactions with clients? If so, are they properly handled and tracked, allowing you and your staff to get the details right the first time around? Unfortunately, some businesses drop the ball when it comes to such daily but yet important tasks. When that happens, clients may become…