Every business owner has a million and one things on their mind, but it’s sometimes the ones that are further down the priority list that can have the biggest impact. An example of this is your desire to go paperless. Hardly a pressing concern, but begin the transition today, and you’ll notice the effects for years to come. Here’s why.

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No More Wasting Time

 

In any single instance, you might think that one of your employees spending a few minutes looking for a particular sheet of paper might not be a big deal. But multiple this daily occurrence by the week, month, and year and you’ll quickly discover that you’re losing a lot of working time just because you and your employees are spending time looking for paper. The time spent is more damaging than just a few minutes it takes to find, too – if someone is focused on the task and then has to interrupt their focus for a few minutes, it can be difficult for them to get back “in the zone”. Those few minutes can cost half an hour’s worth of productive time.

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Wheeling and dealing is making a comeback, though most of the wheeling is done from the comfort of your own home or office and all the dealing is handled by some sophisticated online systems. The buy-and-sell economy of the internet has eclipsed the physical retail world and it’s allowing everyone to join in, not just brand names and big chain stores. If you want to get your slice of the online pie, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

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Know your sources

Perhaps the most obvious place to buy and sell things online is eBay. It will definitely be one of the best places to sell, but when it comes to sourcing goods, it pays to build knowledge of a much more diverse range of online marketplaces. First, you need to build an idea of some of the most profitable goods for buy-and-sell businesses. Video games, toys, rare books, clothing, and sporting equipment are all markets worth considering. But finding individual sources for each kind of item as well as the online marketplaces is the best way to get the deals with the most potential. For instance, for books, besides Amazon, eBay, and similar spots, you should look at Abe Books, Swapbooks, and Used Book Central.

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Whether you are unemployed or in a job you’re looking to progress from, the job hunt is never an easy thing to deal with. You’re faced with a world full of competition, desperate to stand out from the crowd, wanting to impress anyone who might be able to make you an offer.

 

If you have been going at it for awhile and still haven’t found what you’re looking for, don’t be disheartened. Instead of feeling melancholy and resigning yourself to staying in your current situation until the end of days, use it as a motivator to try and identify what might be going wrong.

 

On the whole, jobseekers have a habit of making the same kind of errors in their applications. So if any of these sound familiar, this might be one area you want to focus on tweaking.

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At one point or another, we all have to go through the process of finding a new job. And you are probably all only too aware just how frustrating it can be. However, there are a few ways that you can make the process more streamlined and increase your odds of finding the sort of job that fits all your requirements. Here are just a few of the ways of doing this.

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The world of business is in constant evolution. Ten years ago, if you were to look for a business idea, your best bet would have been to start a digital marketing agency. There were at the high of all trends at the time. Now, we’re surfing on a different trend: It’s all about food. Little bakeries full of yummy patisseries, urban coffee shops that offer exotic breakfasts, and independent restaurants that promote local products are attracting the attention of customers. The reasoning behind it is that people are desperate to go back to the essential, to the taste of simple things. In other words, processed foods, vending machines, and fast-food chains are unable to appeal to a discerning audience who has fallen in love with the taste of real food. This is confirmed by the increase of startups in the food and drink industry. What does it take to open a new food business? Read further to find out.

 

Embrace The New Trends

Food is an industry of trends that you need to embrace to grow your business. Forbes.com has carefully selected the 5 trends of the year that restaurants and startups need to consider. Vegetarian comfort food is making a noticeable arrival on the menus of recommended restaurants. From veggies lasagna to cauliflower crust pizza, there is plenty of choice of healthy comfort recipes that are completely meatless. The remaining meat-eaters are now on the look for quality meat, from an artisan butcher who knows his business like the back of his hand. As consumers are looking at alternatives to prepacked meat, they expect restaurants to do the same. The trend for healthy eating is still high, even though most have abandoned their love affair with kale. It’s now all about seasonal and lesser known vegetables. But healthy eating remains a core business topic with the increase of healthy food startups around the world. From raw juice cleansing programs to fermented milk drink – this is what you call kefir – health addicts are looking for a taste renewal on their local shop shelves.

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