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Why It’s Vital to Provide Excellent Customer Service

Is your business providing the best customer service possible? If not, you need to address this issue and ensure that every customer that comes into contact with your organization is dealt with in a friendly, professional and efficient way. Achieving this goal could transform your business and make it a more appealing company to deal with. Below are some of the most important reasons why it's vital to provide excellent customer service.

Your Business Runs More Smoothly

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When you do things properly in a business, life seems to be easier and everything runs smoothly. However, if you don't have the business skills required to put the appropriate customer service processes in place, things can go horribly wrong.

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How to Decide Whether to Sell Your Company

The fact you clicked on this article means you are probably considering selling your business. It is a big step, so it makes sense you might be undecided whether to grow your company or allow someone else to take the baton.

Is Your Business Ready?

Do you know if your business is ready for sale? To sell your company to a buyer, you must be able to produce between two or three years of tax returns, as well as any other paperwork, such as turnover and profit documentation. This will ensure you receive the best possible price for your business.

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Wellbeing Doesn’t Always FEEL . . . well . . . WELL!

Here's how I'm facing this year's daunting challenges. Who's in? - Kimberly

With all of the hatred unleashed in the 2016 US elections, I've been struggling to regain my send of wellbeing. Then I remembered . . .

WELLBEING ISN’T NECESSARILY EASY. Sometimes I fret that “wellbeing” will be misinterpreted as “Life should always be easy.” How dull would that be?!! My work mostly involves tackling challenges that most people claim are very difficult, highly unlikely, or darned near impossible, and I find the work absolutely exhilarating! Yes, I feel quite “well” when I’m in the midst of such circumstances, meeting tough challenges while shaking in my boots, staying committed to results that seem unattainable. Wahoo! For me, wellbeing isn’t endless days of paddling a lazy canoe toward my ultimate resting place (RIP). While I sometimes enjoy the tranquility of a quiet stream, I’m sure I’d go completely bonkers if I had to experience peace, calm and tranquility every moment of my life. Truly. Read more »

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Getting Started with Capital Gains Tax

Contributed article in our business series from "Thirty Six Months". Enjoy! – Kimberly

We’ve covered a lot of investment related topics here at Thirty Six Months. In the previous post, I talked about how to exit an investment. Here, however, we’re going to focus on the capital gains tax. According to Villanova University and its MSA program online, capital gains tax is the tax you pay on the gain in investment. The tax is paid when you choose to sell the investment and pocket the gain. If you’re investing in the stock market, for instance, the profit you make when you sell your shares is taxed. Read more »

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How Blog Owners Can Get More Blog Visitors to Return to Their Blog

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Do many of your blog visitors return to your blog on a regular basis? Getting repeat visitors to a blog should be the main goal of every blog owner. If you can do this, you are much more likely to build a loyal following of blog readers who will subscribe to your email lists, purchase your products and services or click on your advertising links. Below are some of the changes you can make that will lead to more returning blog visitors.

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How to Ignite Sustainable Growth for Your Online Business

Global Business Concept. Very easy to manipulate, elements are on different layers.

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

If you’ve been paying close attention to the online startup and business landscape, you will notice a particularly common problem. The problem with a lot of startups is not limited to the lack of growth. Growing too big, too quickly, can also introduce a lot of problems.

This issue is not just the domain of small or new startups either. Larger corporations such as LeEco are known to suffer from the same problem when they start to grow too quickly. In most cases, maintaining steady, but sustainable, growth is always the best way to go. Here’s how you can introduce this type of growth to your online business. Read more »

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What Does Your Company Car Say About You?

companycarContributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

A company car is a common accessory for executives, senior managers and specialised staff. Many employees regard a company car as a perk, although there are fewer tax advantages to running a company car these days, so it doesn’t always pay to have one.

Company cars are usually provided on a lease arrangement from VW Edinburgh or similar. The company pays the lease and running costs; all you have to do is put fuel in the vehicle and make sure it is looked after. At the end of an agreed term – typically two or three years – the vehicle is returned and replaced with a new one. It’s a low stress way of owning a nice, reliable vehicle, which you can use for work and pleasure. Aside from the tax disadvantages, what’s not to like? Read more »

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How to Prepare for Healthcare Entrepreneurship as a Registered Nurse

Portrait Of Medical Team Standing Outside HospitalContributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Many nurses who are tired of working hospital shifts and dreaming of becoming their own boss will pursue the pathway of becoming a nurse entrepreneur. But, for many nurses who are working full-time for employers such as hospitals, clinics, and care homes, taking the plunge and becoming self-employed or launching a new business in the healthcare and nursing fields can often be a very daunting idea. However, if you’re a nurse who’s hoping to leave your day job and become your own boss in the industry that you love, there’s no need to up and leave everything behind straight away. In fact, many successful nurse entrepreneurs will spend a lot of time building the foundations for their new business empire whilst still working in full-time employment. Read more »

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5 Reasons to Hire Employees with an Entrepreneurial Spirit

reasons-to-hire-blogContributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Innovative. Dynamic. Agile. These are the qualities that many business leaders want their companies to embody. But the larger a business grows, the more its employee culture tends to weaken into a complacent group of passengers waiting for someone else to take the driver’s seat. Shake off that stereotype by attracting and retaining employees with an entrepreneurial spark. Here’s how to recognize these talented workers and why they are so valuable.

1. Think Outside the Cubicle

The 2015 Amway Global Entrepreneurship Report indicates entrepreneurs love to learn, take calculated risks and tend to have a non-traditional way of thinking. Employees who aren’t afraid of challenging the status quo may seem risky, but they can often give a company the edge over the competition. Read more »

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5 Essential Tips for Startups to Grow Big

A businessman is pointing out in the chest where is a word collocation ' start up '. A concept of the starting up new business. Drawn wings. Black chalk board on the background.

Contributed article in our entrepreneurial business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

“Nothing is as great as succeeding at an early age.”

Never welcome your early success as if you’ve achieved your goals, instead take it as just the beginning of the uphill struggle that you need to continue doing. Settings up your own business might have been in your mind for years; however, you didn’t spend much of your time realizing the true meaning of the a famous quote by Bill Cosby, “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”

Perhaps you’re not sure about your success or you have no idea whether it’s what you can call “Success”. Let me finally ask you, “Did you achieve “The Milestone” on your path that eventually turned out to make you proud of yourself?” Read more »

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