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New Zealand’s Waterways Threatened by Algal Blooms

Green waterways take on a new meaning as algal blooms threaten New Zealand’s rivers, streams, lakes, and beaches. Nitrogen from fertilizer and effluent runoffs are seeping into waterways and all-important groundwater. No More Swimming Clean water is the primary concern of New Zealander’s, even surpassing healthcare...

Office Fitout: Key Elements When Choosing the Right One for Your Company

Several businesses understand the importance of a work area’s aesthetics and functionality over their employees and customers. A well-designed and efficient office means more productivity and more business. As a result, we see continuous growth in the office fitout market year after year. Planning and designing are e...

Beyond Print Ads: Pointers in Picking Promotional Products for Brand Awareness and Marketing

Social media, print ads, pay-per-click advertising, and TV/radio advertisements. These are some of the most common means of promoting your brand and build brand (or product) awareness. Another common medium for brand/product promotion is with the use of promotional products (or promotional merchandise), which are items...

The Basics of Running a Start-up Business

Transitioning from an employee to an entrepreneur is a significant leap of faith. Life is not complete without taking a life-changing risk at some point. In this case, starting a small business can be one of the most significant decisions you will have to make in your life. That is why it is wise to know what it means ...

Carry a Heavy Load: Starting Up an Earth Moving Business

Any major construction project requires the excavation and removal of large amounts of earth. Though many construction companies can do it on their own, they often turn to earthmoving contractors so that the job is done quickly and efficiently. This is why it is a perfect niche business for those who want to break into...

4 Office Improvements That Can Help Increase Productivity

Business owners need to provide a stimulating workspace for their employees. Your company will have a difficult time achieving success if your workers feel disengaged and demotivated. If you notice that your employees are having a tough time being productive, you may need to make a few changes within the office. Small ...

What Considerations Does Financial Recruitment Entail?

Although it sounds simple, recruitment is one of the toughest parts of running a business. Most people think it simply involves hiring someone to fill in a certain position, but there are a lot of factors that need to be considered. Good people are what enables a company to succeed. Without a strong and committed w...

No-Brainer Businesses: Best Enterprises to Put Up Near Colleges and Universities

Colleges and universities have one thing that many entrepreneurs look for: an abundant (and constant) target market in a fixed/contained area. In many ways, putting up the right business near the campus is like fishing in a barrel that’s already filled to the brim with fish. So, if you’re lucky enough to have a com...

How Hospital Gardens Promote Healing

The concept of attributing healing benefits to plants and gardens date back to ancient traditions. Several studies have long proven that exposure to nature and interaction with it can bring about a more positive outlook toward life, reduce negative emotions and stress levels, decrease blood pressure, and improve overal...

Brand Lessons: What are the Ups and Downs of Non-traditional Franchising?

Brands want to establish their presence in every nook and cranny of the market, giving rise to franchises  in non-traditional locations. Hospitals, museums, casinos, college campuses, theme parks, and other venues now house popular fast-casual restaurants in the form of quick-serve food kiosk franchises. Non-tradition...