Most accountants struggle to unwind after extended periods of work. They face the same predicament like other successful professionals in unrelated fields. Whether it is taking a break for the day or to go on vacation – most people would rather keep on working. Technology is to blame because it has made efficient, remote communication a possibility. So in a case,where one keeps on checking work emails while on a break, it would be no different to being in the office. It would beat the logic of even trying to unplug in the first place.
hile the U.S. is a huge market in itself, two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power exists offshore in foreign countries. This represents a big opportunity for small businesses to expand and grow. But, as with all growth strategies, knowing when to make that leap into new markets isn’t quite so easy, especially when faced with the unknowns of cross-border selling and a potential maze of regulations.
That being said, there are certain signs and characteristics that indicate that a business is ready to export. Let’s take a look:
Remember when retailers were in a panic about a new trend called showrooming? The showrooming concept where consumers come into your store to look at, touch and try on products, but then search for lower prices and buy them online from your competition struck fear into retailers’ hearts.
However, this year, it seems the concept is flipped around. A recent study by GfK found that showrooming is actually on the decline. Instead, “webrooming” is on the rise. We’ve addressed this before: Webrooming, the opposite of showrooming, is when consumers research products online, then head into a physical store to make the purchase.
Thinking about selling products online in your business? If you’ve never sold online before, you have some things to consider and some decisions to make. In this article we’re going to cover selecting the right eCommerce solution, setting up a merchant account and other key points, courtesy of Verisign.
About 15 years ago, a man was looking for a pair of Airwalk desert boots at his local mall but couldn’t find the right color in his size. Like many startup entrepreneurs, he had a bright idea, to solve his own problem. What if you could sell shoes on the Internet? Today that question sounds obvious because everybody buys shoes online. But back then it was pretty revolutionary. That frustrated shoe shopping expedition turned into Zappos.com, which today exceeds $1 billion in sales annually.
Running a food truck is not easy – the permits, the staffing, the regulations and so many other things are challenges. However, if you like to get up close and personal to your customers and enjoy the mobility of running a business – a food truck could be a great option for you.
NCR Silver spent some time with Happy Belly, a food truck in Atlanta and documented their day in this video:
Below are a few tips from NCR about running a successful food truck business:
Know Your Regulations
Many local governments want to see food trucks succeed. But it takes time for laws that were written decades ago for brick-and-mortar restaurants to catch up.
Have you tapped into the potential eBay apps can offer your store? There are apps to manage everything from shipping to finances. And you can use these apps to lift some of your burden in these areas, increase sales and keep your customers happy. These apps can save you time and effort that can take away from the central focus of growing your eBay business.
Below is a list of 30 eBay apps that have gotten some good reviews.
Shipping and Payment eBay Apps
ShipSaver Insurance offers a solution for adding shipping insurance on all your sold items. You can either purchase insurance in bulk or offer an auto purchase option for your buyers.