Top 5 Worries That Keep Business Owners Up At Night

From taxes to cash flow issues, staff and skills shortages, keeping up with technology and maintaining a work-life balance, being a business owner is not easy.

Did you know that over half of small business leaders routinely suffer from sleep deprivation?

This article from business energy broker Smarter Business explores the top 5 worries that keep business owners up at night, and what they can do about them.

As one of the UK’s leading independent consultancies, Smarter Business aims to save stressed business owners time and money. The company’s goal is to help businesses secure the most comprehensive savings solutions – from utilities contract management and procurement to business loans and facilities maintenance.

With expert advice and lower prices on essential business services, business owners are left to focus on the core activities that make their business more productive and profitable.

Are you a business owner? Here’s what you can do about those things that you may be losing sleep over…

An infographic by Smarter Business.

Debunking 5 Myths About Manufacturing Jobs

Manufacturing is booming again in North America. Yet despite this resurgence, many businesses are struggling with a new issue: they are unable to find enough workers to fill positions. Indeed, it is predicted that over 3.5 million will go unfilled over the next decade. That’s a huge gap that needs plugging immediately. That’s why we wanted to create this infographic. To show manufacturer jobs in a more positive light than might other be case.

The target of our infographic was the millennial generation and we made this infographic especially targeted towards them. They have an especially negative image and that’s what we are trying to change. George Brown College’s Robotics Training Program offers online, self-paced learning programs. Hopefully, together we can close this gap.

An infographic by Online Robotics.

Commercial Leases: Essential Questions for a Prospective Tenant #infographic

A commercial lease – defined by Business Dictionary as an “agreement between a landlord and a business outlining terms and conditions of property rental” – can be an extremely onerous contract and expert legal advice is essential from the negotiation stage through the point of signing the original lease and related documents.

Renting commercial space is a big responsibility for your business, as its success or failure can be determined partly by certain terms of the lease. It can come in three main forms: full-service leases, net leases, and modified gross leases. Identifying, negotiating, and signing a commercial lease is a long process, and it is essential that you have a clear and ample understanding of it.

As a prospective tenant, it is imperative that you are armed with the right questions that you should ask before you fully commit to a lease. Here are the questions that you should be asking, according to this infographic by Amorys Solicitors:

An infographic by Amorys Solicitors.

Innovation in Business 2017 #infographic

Innovation in business is becoming increasingly important. Both large companies and SMEs are competing to add value to their services and products through innovation. But what exactly means “to be more innovative” and are companies achieving it?

The team at Innovation Company has put together this interesting infographic visualising some impressive facts about the importance and the costs of innovation. Do you know which countries are leaders in innovation? Or, how much it costs to develop a new product?

Check out the charts below presented by the business innovation experts and learn some intriguing facts such as the chances of a new product failure and much more!

Innovation in Business 2017 Infographic

An infographic by Innovation Company.

The world of initial coin offering #Infographic #ICO

This infographic provides a detailed look into Initial Coin Offerings. As this is a relatively new term in the world, not many people are aware of what it means, yet it can be explained in very simple terms. It could be described as putting the power of creating new projects or digital tokens into the hands of the people, rather than solely on the efforts of a company. It enables people to buy into and invest in businesses that are offering a new digital currency. It is conceptually similar to an IPO (Initial Public Offering), only it is dealing with new digital currencies.

A digital currency exhibits properties that are very similar to physical forms of currency, such as coins or banknotes, but they allow for transactions that can be instant, and they’re easy to transfer ownership. Depending on the cryptocurrency, some can be used to buy physical goods and services, and can be quite versatile, while on the other hand others can only be used to purchase a particular type of product.

An infographic by Dinar Dirham.