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How virtual reality can revolutionise the way you train your staff

Emanuel Tomozei, co-founder and head of development at InSilico, explains how his business is creating virtual reality (VR) training for companies to help cut costs and boost skills acquisition amongst workers. Tell me a bit more about your company and how you set it up InSilico is a VR and AR training company was formed in The post How virtual reality can revolutionise the way you train your staff appeared first on Small Business.

4 Common International SEO Mistakes You Should Avoid at All Costs

If your business ships globally, you have the intention of expanding, or if your product reaches an international audience, then sound international SEO practices are essential. Unfortunately, not everybody is… Read more » The post 4 Common International SEO Mistakes You Should Avoid at All Costs appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.

3 tips for turning your business idea into reality

Small Talks features insider expertise from successful small business owners. This video series offers insider advice and highlights how real entrepreneurs overcame their most pressing challenges. Emile Cambry, Jr., wanted to create a space where a diverse group of people could come together to build businesses, learn something new and inspire others along the way. So he founded Blue|1647, a network of technology and entrepreneurship centers in Chicago, offering workshops, workforce development, and coworking spaces. Blue|1647 is like a launch pad for entrepreneurs who are just getting started. These “wantrepreneurs” have an idea, but they don’t quite have a plan for bringing their ideas to life. Since he opened the business four years ago, Cambry has watched 15,000 budding entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground. He shared some of their top tips for finding the support and inspiration to succeed. How do successful entrepreneurs bridge the gap between ideas and execution? 1. They assemble a great support team.  Collaborating with others can help you come up with that great idea and turn it into a great business. That’s why it’s important to find teammates who are just as strong, if not stronger, than yourself. When you have that kind of support, you can grow your business faster. 2. They talk to entrepreneurs outside their space. “We tell our entrepreneurs to talk to some people that have nothing to do with their space whatsoever,” Cambry said. For instance, it’s easy for tech people to talk to other tech people about tech concepts because everyone uses a common language. But, Cambry added, “If you have to explain something to [someone] that may never buy your product but has to sell someone else on buying that product, then you can really start seeing some powerful things.” 3. They focus on the small wins. Rather than focusing on starting a chain of restaurants across the country, put your energy toward starting just one restaurant. The trick is to think small so that you can accomplish your goal without the need for too much financing. “If you burn too much capital up front, it makes it…

Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle 2018 – Build Your Home Apothecary!

Work at Home Mom Revolution – Work at Home Jobs for Moms Moms, what if you could take charge of your family’s health? What if you could treat your family (for pennies) with natural products from home, instead of having to run to the doctor for every little thing? I’m not talking about medical emergencies. I’m talking about minor maladies – stomachaches, headaches, bug bites and stings, […] The post Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle 2018 – Build Your Home Apothecary! appeared first on Work at Home Mom Revolution.             Related Stories Interested in Working from Home as a Virtual Assistant? Ibotta: How to Earn Cash Back When You Grocery Shop! Free Stuff for Moms!  

Accounting body supports retention deposit schemes for small businesses

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the first accounting body to support a cross-party, multi-business campaign to introduce a retention deposit schemes for small businesses (SMEs). AAT’s new scheme will end the practice of payments being withheld for and unreasonable length of time and eliminate the risk of losing retention costs through contractor bankruptcy. The post Accounting body supports retention deposit schemes for small businesses appeared first on Small Business.

Poor onboarding continues to cost SMEs millions

Almost a third of office workers in SMEs say that they haven’t started a job role despite accepting the initial offer. This figure rises to 41 per cent in organisations with more than 250 employees showing that SMEs are better at ‘onboarding’ new employees. Over 51 per cent admit that they have been enticed by The post Poor onboarding continues to cost SMEs millions appeared first on Small Business.

Why it’s time to look past the university degree when hiring

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson all have one thing in common – they didn’t complete their university degrees. Instead, they jumped off the university conveyer belt and pursued their passions, to great success. Despite the example they have set, and a rising desire among young people to get started in the working world The post Why it’s time to look past the university degree when hiring appeared first on Small Business.

What is Mix and How Do I Use it for My Business?

On June 30, 2018, StumbleUpon is moving to Mix. And the new platform has a few features that might be of interest to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Similar to StumbleUpon, the social network site that helps users discover unique and interesting things across the web, Mix provides a new way to discover and save people’s favorite things on the internet. What is Mix? Mix is created and provided by the makers of StumbleUpon. Like StumbleUpon, Mix is part of the Expa family. Expa works with proven founders to develop and launch new companies. Expa was founded by Garret Camp, co-founder of Uber and StumbleUpon. Built upon the legacy of StumbleUpon, Mix enables you to curate and share the best of the internet. The platform learns what you love browsing and searching for across the web, to show you even more of what you are interested in. So entrepreneurs and small business owners can use this site either as a research tool to learn more about their industry and passions, as a networking tool to connect with partners and customers who share their interests or as another way of sharing their content with a specific target audience. From articles and images to videos and music, you can save anything from anywhere on Mix. As long as it’s on the internet, you can add your favorite things to Mix. The social media platform enables you to delve deeper into new topics and explore interests with greater comprehension. Rather than being merely a source for breaking news, Mix is aimed at taking its users deeper into the things that interest and matter to them, helping them learn more about their favorite topics and discover new and interesting things. On this interactive and engaging online discovery site, you can share what you find with other users who have similar interests. How Do You Use Mix? You need to set up an account with Mix to be able to start using the site. You can set up a Mix profile with a StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter or Google account. When setting up on Mix, you’ll…

10 Gelato and Shaved Ice Franchises to Compete with Rita’s

In 2016, gelato accounted for approximately 5% of the $14.3 billion U.S. ice cream market. So, opening a gelato and shaved ice business can prove lucrative for entrepreneurs. Still, like any business, starting from scratch can be challenging, particularly when it comes to competing with large gelato chains. One option is to become a gelato and shaved ice franchisee and open a store with an established brand. Gelato and ice cream franchises have experienced massive growth over past five years leading up to 2017, according to one published report. Starting from a humble porch in Philly Rita’s Italian Ice went on to become an international phenomenon with more than 600 locations across the U.S. and around the world. The brand remains a testament to the huge demand for gelato and shaved ice and the potential success of franchising within this industry. Gelato Franchises to Consider Of course you could always choose from a number of other franchises besides Rita’s when seeking a successful gelato or shaved ice opportunity with an established brand. Gelato Go An established gelateria brand throughout America, Gelato Go, offers franchising opportunities for proactive and determined entrepreneurs looking for a share of the profitable gelato market. A total investment of $183,500 to $400,100 is required to open a Gelato Go store. And franchisees will receive comprehensive training. Papalani Gelato Papalani Gelato serves gelato, frozen yoghurt, sorbetto and many more iced goodies across the U.S. The company offers franchise opportunities in the U.S., encouraging people to start their own fun and rewarding business. Depending on where you open a Papalani Gelato business, the costs can range from $152,475 to $478,550. Amorino Amorino provides Italian gelato available in a whole host of flavors, with customers being able to create their own Amorino rose gelato. Amorino gelaterias are available to franchise across America. The company looks for impassioned self-starters who are keen to contribute to the success of Amorino. Details about franchise costs are available upon application. Shaved Ice Franchises to Consider Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice manufactures Italian ice in California and then distributes it throughout the U.S.…

A Guide to Boston Startups

Sponsored Post Boston recently ranked first among the top 25 startup hubs in America. Discover some of the elements that make Boston an ideal place for entrepreneurs. In the past, Boston has been an underestimated player in the startup scene. However, it recently ranked first among the top 25 startup hubs in America, according to a report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and startup incubator 1776. The findings are based on talent, specialization, capital, density, connectivity, and cultural statistics, among other data. “Boston earned the top spot by having clear emphasis on next generation tech companies specializing in education, energy and healthcare industries,” according to the Boston Business Journal. Not only is the city of Boston a startup hub, next-door neighbor Cambridge is thriving, thanks in part to the plethora of world-class universities located nearby. Facebook and Microsoft are just two of the most famous examples to come from the intellectual capital of the United States. That’s one of the reasons tech leaders are taking notice of the area’s impressive growth. Companies like Amazon and Twitter have opened headquarters on the East Coast or established offices in Boston. The Boston Startup Scene In addition to high quality of life ratings and a welcoming regulatory environment for startups, Boston has a lot to offer. Because of critical factors like a collaborative community and innovative business concepts, its growth as a startup hub is expected to continue. There are many elements that make Boston an ideal place for entrepreneurs and startups. Here are just a few: Access to Venture Capital For companies looking for access to startup funds, the city is ideal. “Boston has topped the charts alongside California for the most venture capital per capita invested in the U.S.,” according to the Startup Institute. This figure increased 37 percent in 2014, as Massachusetts companies raised $4.2 billion in venture capital funding. Its status as a startup hub makes Boston highly attractive to investors. Numerous “super-angels and angel groups” have institutionalized, creating a broader set of seed-stage funds, according to investment capital firm NextView Ventures. “A handful of industry-focused funds have also burst onto the scene. These promise to…

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