Make Extra Cash by Selling Old DVD’...

While cleaning out my car, I found not one but two CD storage cases full of CD’s. Thumbing through them, I realized that I listened that I had totally forgotten about those CD’s, and yet I listen to most of them quite regularly. Every CD in both cases was already loaded either onto my phone or MP3 player, and the discs had been slid under the seats and completely forgotten about. And what was I supposed to do with them now? Well, considering I had no real need for the discs themselves, I decided it was time to say goodbye to them. As luck would have it, I stumbled upon...

3 Tips to Impress your Boss

There are times when every employee feels like their boss doesn’t respect them or appreciate the work that they do. It’s a typical situation and it can start as soon as you enter a workplace or it can happen after you’ve worked somewhere for a while. Bosses like to see their employees enthusiastic and excited about their work, and whilst you may enjoy your work, your boss might start think that you’re in a workplace rut. So whether you feel like your boss is apathetic to your work or they’ve started sighing when you come in the door, here are three quick tips to...

What Skills Make a Good Call Center Work...

All businesses need to communicate effectively with their customers. An increasing amount of this communication now takes place online, either live or via email and messaging services. Many customers prefer to hear a human voice however, whether they are making a complaint, seeking information or looking to make a purchase. This is where call centers come in. Almost all major companies maintain call centers and they provide an essential link between the business and their customer-base. If the idea of a call center job appeals to you, you will usually need at least some of...

Business Security Challenges in a Changi...

Over recent times there have been many damaging data breaches. The result is that protecting sensitive information is now viewed as having a very high priority across many organizations. The potential costs that can be incurred, including legal penalties, damaged reputations, and lost customers are so high that to lay the entire responsibility of data security on the IT department is to bury the corporate head in the sand. It is imperative that the problems are addressed across the entire organization. One of the difficulties is that businesses exist within an ever...

Why diversity is so good for the workpla...

Diversity in the workplace has become a buzz term that many business owners seek to understand so that they can implement it. However, it may go beyond simply hoping for more diverse candidates come to you; sometimes you have to actively seek out diverse employees. Why should any business owner be interested in making the effort? Here’s why diversity is so good for your business–and your bottom line. What is diversity? Before you embark on a mission to increase diversity in the workplace, it’s important to understand what it is. The first things that come to mind...

What Percentages of My Income Should go ...

No matter what kind of money person you are: a saver, a spender, an investor or a gambler, you need a budget to ensure that you stay on track with your money. A budget is what underlies any successful money management plan, regardless of whether you live paycheck to paycheck or bring in over six figures. Believe it or not, budgeting isn’t really about limiting your access to your money; it’s all about getting to know where your money goes. And yes, it’s about keeping things real when it comes to your spending and making sure that you have everything you need...

Can A Boss Help Save Money On A Mortgage...

Most people recognize that keeping up a good relationship with their boss is important for their job security.  What many people don’t recognize is how important a strong relationship with an employer is for life outside of work.  The way a boss thinks of you as a worker and as a person benefits your income, your career, and even helps you buy a home. When workers plan to change their work environment, a reference letter from the boss is one of the most valuable documents available when heading into a new job interview.  An employer is recognized as someone who knows...

A Return of the Retro Scammers

In this digital age, many of us worry about online scams and fraud. ‘Phishing’ and scam emails are a familiar sight to anyone with an email account, and research for Fraud Prevention Month in 2012 put the UK as the worst hit country in Europe for identity theft. However, while we’re all busy worrying about memorising dozens of different ‘strong’ passwords, and checking that websites are secure, there’s been an increase in some of the more traditional scams of less technologically advanced times. The BBC has reported cases of door-to-door watch sellers, claiming...

How to Stay on your Boss’s Good Si...

Getting and staying on your boss’s good side doesn’t mean you’re a “brown-noser.” In fact, being on your boss’s good side means you are more likely to perform better and be more productive at work, according to a new study in the Journal of Business Ethics. Here are some ways you can become an office superstar: Go above and beyond – Don’t just do your job, go the extra mile. Don’t be afraid to work on things that may seem outside of your job description. This can be a learning opportunity for you and show your boss that...

Understanding your SME Energy: The Elect...

As a business owner, it’s your prerogative to be in charge of the expenses and in doing so, you have the opportunity to save a fortune by taking into consideration several things. Ask yourself some questions; are you doing all you can to save on your energy consumption, or do you think you could do more? Do you think you’re paying too much for your gas and electricity? Is there anything you can do to reduce the bills? While changing the way in which you operate your business, such as using energy saving light bulbs, or putting your electrical equipment into standby...