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What if you invented a product, sold it as a unique item among similar, but inferior products for nine years, then suddenly found that someone else was claiming to have invented your product? You’d be pretty angry! Well, that’s exactly what’s happened to Eyal Levy, inventor of the zero-gravity bean bag, the Yogibo. Since 2009, Levy has been selling his product to millions of consumers who needed a comfortable furniture solution that didn’t look like a traditional bean bag. Then came 2018, when John Fiorentino began hawking a similar product, called the Moon Pod, and the Yogibo vs Moon Pod…

Retail is a dynamic industry. With so much to consider, the thought of opening your own retail store can seem quite daunting. But in actuality, there are many moving parts to running a successful business. To succeed as a retailer, you have to be ready and willing to learn every step of the way. A Prime Location A prime spot is the first step to opening a retail store. Make sure you choose a location in a high-traffic area with plenty of walk-in traffic. Your retail location should have ample parking and be accessible by public transportation as well as…

Technology has revolutionized our lives and plays a vital role in lives throughout the world. Regardless of whether you are an employee, investor, or entrepreneur, technology helps all of us in one way or the other. For anyone looking forward to investing in financial securities, he or she should get informed of the role that technology plays in the stock market. With this knowledge, one can use technology to make smart decisions in the stock market to help realize good returns. Nowadays, technology and stock markets go hand in hand. Technology has typically changed how the running of stock markets…

Cash flow is essential for a successful business. Liquidity makes you more responsive and allows you to keep up with market trends. Managing your cash flow can be challenging because it can take months for a customer to pay an invoice, and you might not be able to wait that long due to financial obligations or investments you need to make to grow. Invoice factoring is a type of financing product that allows you to cash in on your invoices without waiting for your clients to pay. Here is what you should watch out for when choosing an invoice factoring…

How many times have you been through the same process? Lose a staff member, gain three, expand a team, merge two others, and reorganise your office to suit? You may even have grown from a home office, into a small studio, and had your company address registered at several different premises. Thankfully, though, there’s a practical modern solution for businesses on the move, which may mean that worrying about office design becomes a thing of the past. The benefits of a service office If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a serviced office, make a list of all the non-work…

One of the most common claims brought against employers is that of wrongful termination. When an employee believes that they were fired without reason or unfairly let go from their job, they may work with a lawyer to file a wrongful dismissal claim in Toronto courts against your company. Former employees will try to use this route to get their job back, receive back pay, or push for compensatory damages that have arisen over their unemployment situations. The Attraction of Settling Out of Court Cases involving wrongful termination usually don’t make it to the courtroom, as a settlement is often reached between the…

No matter the industry that a business may be active in, it is almost indispensable in this day and age to have an online presence. From a small startup trying to make it big to multinational corporations, a website is the first point of entry to the brand, while every business holds an immense volume of valuable data that is vulnerable to hacker attacks. This means that investing time, effort, and money in safeguarding a high level of cybersecurity has risen to the top of business priorities across sectors. It is often said that it is better to be safe…

You may consider starting a business for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you suffer from low job satisfaction and would prefer to earn for yourself rather than your employer. Or maybe you’d like to explore new challenges and be your own boss. Regardless, there are multiple avenues to explore, each with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Of these, the rental business is perhaps the most popular option. Here are some good reasons why. #1 Steady Income After you’ve bought the right property, crunched the numbers, and matched with the right renter, you are almost certainly guaranteed a monthly…

Most big businesses highly depend on fresh and clean water for their day to day operations. However, saving or minimising daily consumption seems to not be a priority. Although there is no specific law that talks about water conservation, this concern deserves more attention since it is known as a global issue. Currently, many countries are experiencing severe water shortage that will continue in the next few years. It can result in a significant increase in water tariffs which will impact many businesses, especially those small and medium scale operators. As a business owner, it is essential to keep all…

A good reputation will take years to build, but can be brought down by a single misjudged social media post. It is important that you manage your social media activity carefully to ensure minimal risk of harm to your reputation. But why is your reputation so critical? What will a great reputation offer? Higher conversion rates Users are looking through social media to determine whether or not they should engage with a brand. By being active on social media and having a good reputation, brands will increase users’ ability to engage in business with them, which could drive up conversions.…