Thursday, 30 December 2010

Gold exploration mining company

Gold is still the most romantic of precious metals and Edgewater Exploration Ltd is a gold exploration mining company, building a portfolio of gold mining assets around the world.

Edgewater has, with FeatherStone Capital Advisors, secured two gold projects in their mid stages from Red Back Mining and Lundin Mining, and continues to look for undervalued goldmines at the development stage.

Mining projects in Ghana – the second largest gold producer in Africa – and Spain are generating excitement within Edgewater, the gold exploration mining company based in Canada.

These assets will be advanced as Edgewater continues to acquire undervalued non-core and mid-tier gold mining assets and companies which will increase shareholder value in the company.

Las Vegas moving companies

Among Las Vegas moving companies one name stands head and shoulders above the rest, and that’s Capitol North American. It’s the top moving company in the city and Southern Nevada, and has been a Better Business Bureau A+ Accredited Business for 45 years, having started business in 1962.

It’s the top corporation relocation provider, the number one trade show display service provider in Nevada, and has received Quality Service awards for 45 consecutive years.

Capitol North American has a reputation above all other Las Vegas moving companies for moving and storage, with vast experience and knowledge in the field, and has warehousing, logistics and distribution services too. It has been an A+ rated BBB Accredited Business for 12 years.

Taking the stress out of moving, your moving experience will be smooth, well organised and efficient when you move with Capitol North American.

The best for riverside apartments, Austin, Texas

When you’re looking to buy property it is best to talk to people who are experts in the local area. So if you’re looking for riverside apartments in Austin, experts on the subject of condos, houses, duplexes and apartments in Austin, Texas are the people you should talk to.

The owner is a graduate of the University of Texas with personal experience of the university campus and central area – an area rich in investor-owned and absentee owner rental properties.

This firm makes it its business to follow the Austin and University of Texas rental markets every day, so it can pass on first class information to clients, whether they are buying or selling property, including riverside apartments in Austin.

With an independent sales department to help clients, the firm focuses on property management and has a high success rate for occupancy.

For your property needs in Austin, use the experts.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Happy Christmas!

And so Christmas is upon us, and small businesses have little choice but to virtually close down for a week or so.

While Retail has its day, we'll have a sup or two and look forward to a busy and prosperous 2011.

Happy Christmas to anyone that reads this!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

The best in furniture retail software

For the best in furniture retail software, look no further than Myriad Software’s product, Eclicktic™.

Designed with mid-sized home furnishing retailers in mind, Eclicktic gives you a complete business management product, which includes warehousing, inventory, purchasing, service orders and all the other modules you need for the complete furniture retailing product.

Targeting furniture retailers with turnover of $1m to $60m, Eclicktic was developed to make them more streamlined and more profitable, and you can trust software from Myriad Software, because they have been designing in furniture retail for over 20 years.

The software can run in a CLOUD environment or on a local server and support comes in the form of training, online and in an Implementation Guide.

Two or three updates a year to the furniture retail software mean that the Eclicktic product is always up to date and ready to make your business more profitable.

Dell 5110cn

If you’re looking to buy a Dell 5110cn color laser printer, then you’ll be looking for the best deal you can get – and you can make big savings by shopping on the internet.

On this website you can save money on top brand inkjet cartridges, refill kits and toner cartridges as well as compatible cartridges guaranteed to give you 100% satisfaction with a one-year warranty.

As well as buying via the website, you can get customer support on 1-888-400-7972 from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

While the Dell 5110cn is a leading laser printer, there are products available from Canon, Epson, Lexmark, Pitney Bowes, Xerox, Brother, Dell, HP, Kodak and Samsung, among others.

See the website for over 2000 products, and also check out the blog, facebook and twitter accounts.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

UK needs a dose of optimism

A new global poll has indicated that emerging nations are more optimistic about business prospects in 2011 than businesses in the old "G7".

Countries like Brazil, India and China show up brightly in the poll by Gallup International, but of the 53 countries polled the most pessimistic for the year is the UK.

We do like to be gloomy, don't we? The poll was probably taken during the snowy period, which would add to our miserable mood.

Only 8% of UK interviewees think 2011 will be a year of prosperity, compared with 30% over the world. In the UK 37% believe unemployment will rise compared with a world average of 17%. And so it goes on.

Far too easily a gloomy prediction can become a self-fulfilling prophesy.

It's time for a dose of optimism to go with your mulled wine and mince pies. Cheer up and get to it!

Monday, 20 December 2010

CBI downgrades recovery forecast

The CBI has reduced its forecast for economic growth for the first quarter of 2011. The previous forecast was 0.3%, but this has been downgraded to 0.2%, with inflation and public sector job cuts impacting the recovery.

However, the CBI did stress that it did not expect the economy to lurch back into recession, and its forecast for the second quarter is a growth of 0.4%.

Consumer spending is likely to be hit by higher energy bills and the increase in VAT to 20%.

Chief economic adviser at the CBI, Ian McCafferty, said: “Quarterly growth at the start of 2011 is likely to be very sluggish, although we do expect the recovery itself to stay on track.

"What is striking is how little we see growth accelerating in 2012. Typically, by the third year of a recovery, growth would be more robust than we expect for either 2011 or 2012."

I can’t see that it’s surprising myself. The recession was pretty bad, but it has long gone – yet, people still refer to us being in a recession. The mood is still bleak and angry, and I can easily see that this will keep economic growth sluggish.

All this is in spite of economic growth of 0.8% between July and September. It was good news, but did little to lighten the mood. It’s going to be a long, hard climb. I would have thought anyone could see that.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Lord Sugar admits mistake in falling for Baggs blag

We're down to the last two after the brutal "interview programme" on last night's show. It was certainly the right two who reached the final - Stella and Chris - from the final five.

But - and Lord Sugar admitted this last night - he may have missed a trick by eliminating Liz last week. In fact Sugar voiced his anger towards Stuart Baggs, the candidate who had blagged his way through last week's show at Liz's expense, only for Lord S to realise his mistake following the interviews and subsequent boardroom discussion.

I can't recall Lord S being so angry at - or admitting - his own mistake. I think he's right to be cross.

Baggs was "full of shit", said Lord S - and never could so many of the watching TV audience have chuckled in knowing agreement at this assessment.

The victim was Liz Locke, who seemed to be an excellent candidate until last week's Baggs blag saw her off.

So, on to the final: Stella v Chris. I wonder who'll get Liz and who'll get Baggs in their team for the showdown.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Innovation will bring success

If December is a bit slow for your business, maybe it's a good time to take a moment to plan for 2011, if you've not already done so.

I always find looking forward to the future and making plans for the next year (or three) very exciting. It stimulates the mind and gives hope for a bright new year.

The economic situation in 2010 hasn't been great, and it's not likely to get a lot better in 2011. Consumers will have less money to spend and, whatever your business, you are likely to be affected by that. So it is worth putting that into your equation for planning for next year.

How are you going to overcome that?

Will it be by spending less, or by spending more (to eventually gain more), by taking more risks, or by taking less risks?

It is a firmly held belief among successful entrepreneurs (I've read the books!) that you have to take risks to become successful. That's not gung-ho, mad risks, but calculated risks where you understand the consequences of failure. But don't be held back.

I believe that 2011 should be a year for innovations; in the way we work, the way we market and sell, the way we produce and what we produce.

I don't have all the answers (I wish I did), but I believe innovation will bring success.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Inflation on the rise again

Inflation has risen again. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) was up to 3.3% in November, from 3.2% in October. It is still lower than its recent high of 3.7% in May 2010, but has been 3% or over since February 2010.

The deflation fears of mid-2009 seem a long time ago, don't they.

Inflation at 3.3% is well above the 2% target set by the Government, and Bank of England governor Mervyn King will have to write to Chancellor George Osborne for the tenth month in a row to explain the reasons for this.

He'll no doubt say that food prices rose at record rates from one month to the next. To be fair, there's not much Mr King can do about that.

Meanwhile, we poor public and business people are victims of circumstances caused by others.

It's up to us to strive to do better for ourselves.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

GPS - because tracking matters

GPS tracking can be a useful asset to all kinds of businesses.

Based at Fort Worth Airport, just north of Dallas, Track What Matters, LLC provides GPS tracking services to assist its customers to supervise their employees when away from the office.

Track What Matters tracks vehicles as far afield as the Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia, as well as the United States, Canada and Mexico.

GPS tracking enables business to track personnel, assets, trailers and containers. The service is renowned for being easy to use and providing detailed vehicle tracking information.

The service can also be used for non-business purposes, such as for families to keep track of their relatives – whether they are children or aging parents. Now, they can be out of sight, but never off the radar.

Track What Matters is an investment group with a record of investing in the growth, building and management of successful businesses. GPS tracking is another in a long list of technical solutions for business problems.

The best SEO Dallas has to offer

Search engine optimization (SEO) is crucial for improving the online presence of businesses with a website and maximising their revenue potential. Simply having a website will not mean that people will visit a site, even if millions of people may want what it is offering.

Professional SEO in Dallas using Globe Runner software can ensure exposure and put your business on the map.

With Globe Runner you will get all the things you need to improve the visibility of your website, including website design, search marketing, social media campaigns and link building, using “white hat” (ethical) SEO techniques.

To get the best SEO Dallas has to offer, use Globe Runner, which will offer you a partnership to improve your business standing online. Expertise, personal service, understanding of your objectives: all on offer at reasonable prices. Globe Runner SEO will give you long-term results to take your business to the next level.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

The place to buy a Dell 5110cn

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As well as buying a value-for-money printer, it is important to be able to buy printer cartridges and refill kits at reasonable prices, or you lose the benefit of the cut-price printer. Cartridges purchased here will meet or exceed yield and ink quality standards set by manufacturers.

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Late invoice payments hurt smaller businesses

It's a continuing frustration that bigger companies pay invoices late to smaller businesses. Many go well beyond the accepted 30-day rule.

Whether they do this for reasons of selfishness (i.e. keeping the money in their interest-bearing accounts for as long as possible) or because their systems are sluggish (i.e. once a month BACS run), I do not know, but I do know that is very unhelpful to "the little guy".

Most small businesses are reliant on small, but speedy cash flow, and the delays in payments of invoices - many for amounts as small as two figures - only serve to stem the cash flow and give owners headaches in chasing unpaid bills.

The next thing the bigger client may know is that the smaller business is no longer there.

I urge larger businesses to make paying smaller businesses a priority, giving them a fighting chance of beating the current economic climate, and maybe eventually employing a few new people into the bargain too.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Work from home - let it snow

It's on days like this, with four inches of snow lying on the ground outside (I live in Surrey) that I'm glad that I work from home. I do not have to go out today, when the roads are likely to be treacherous and public transport undoubtedly badly affected.

In spite of the weather I can carry on with my business. This is a great boon, and one which home-working and the Internet have brought about. I am sure that in 2010 there are many more thousands of people who can continue to work normally, despite the terrible recent and ongoing weather, when compared with twenty years ago.

I have no demographics, but I'm fairly sure that nearly everyone travelled to their place of work back in 1990. In 2010, most people still do, but many now don't. Whether that has any great impact on the country's economy, I don't know, but maybe if we look forward another twenty years, the increase in home-working will by then make a difference to the economy on bad weather days, and to the amount of traffic on the roads (decrease it!) when the weather's good.

No day off for me when it's snowed. Back to work...