Author: Alan Fein

What Can We Learn From Corporate Responsibility?

What exactly is corporate responsibility and what can growing businesses learn from corporately responsible companies? It’s something we’re hearing more and more of every day but how much do we all know about what it actually is? Corporate responsibility is generally defined as corporations or companies having a responsibility – a responsibility to its stakeholders and society at large. How stakeholders are defined can vary from corporation to corporation – but these can often be defined as customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders, other financiers and larger communities. Thus a company would need to act responsibly for all of these people...

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How to React to a Phishing Email

Recognising a phishing email isn’t always obvious. Sometimes, they look really genuine, and even carry the trademark and logo of the company they are trying to guise. Sometimes they also seem trustworthy, because of the way the text is written. However, hackers are becoming more intelligent about how they target customers. They will gain a company’s data such as details of their past customers, then contact them in a way that the customer wouldn’t question. Here are some common signs of a phishing email: The email contains a link which they ask you to click. It might say something...

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Why Businesses Should Have a Server Room System

The server room is the beating heart of any modern business. Also sometimes known as a comm room, communications room or data centre, this is the room where the company’s computer servers are kept. They are usually in continuous operation to ensure that vital services are maintained. In some establishments, such as hospitals, keeping the systems running may be literally a matter of life and death. Even if this is not quite the case, these servers will store information, run programs and maintain the online presence that your business cannot afford to be without. Why You Need a Server...

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Why You Should Look Out for Online Shopping Perks

Thanks to technology, e-commerce is booming in the U.S., and most businesses are scrambling to get on board. This is the right move for companies that wish to retain their customers and increase profitability. Current statistics show that shoppers in the U.S. are now more tech-savvy than ever, and this is reflected in their changing shopping habits. In 2015, there were 200 million digital shoppers in the U.S. alone, each estimated to have spent $1700 making online purchases. This is an astronomical number and represents a huge volume of sales. According to statistics, retail e-commerce sales in the U.S....

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How to Gain the Trust of Your Customers

Building trust with your customers is key to running a successful business in any industry. No matter the type of business that you run, being trustworthy brings with it a huge range of benefits, including loyal customers who keep coming back. Not only that, but having a trustworthy brand image can often attract new customers, as people are always looking for brands that they can trust when it comes to spending their hard-earned money. Whether you already own an established business or are beginning the process of forming a startup, here are just some of the best things that...

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3 Tips for Launching a Competitive International Business

Thanks to the internet, global businesses are becoming more and more common. With e-commerce allowing people from all over the world to buy products and even some services from websites that are based half way across the globe, there has never been a more opportunistic time than right now to take advantage of the global market and globalisation. Whether you run a small business or have already made quite the name for yourself in your native country, there are a number of ways in which you can make your company become an international success. Researching Target Markets Never assume...

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Are Montreal Condominiums the Best Living Option?

Condominium living is one of the most attractive city dwelling options, because of all of the conveniences it has to offer. Last week, Statistics Canada showed inflation falling, (1.3% in the quarter to March 2016), and the cost of housing is rising at close to that level (4.9 percent). Inner city one bedroom apartments rents are rising, averaging $938.86 per month, generally in the range $800-1,150. Outside of the city center, rents are around 30% less. This is the reason many people are already considering buying a condo, rather than renting and paying someone else’s mortgage. Before you contact...

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The Top 5 Trucks of 2016

Owning a truck is perfect for those who want to not only drive around in style, but also need a lot of space for passengers and cargo. Plus, the right truck with four-wheel drive will also help you move over the toughest terrain in all types of weather. So it is no wonder that trucks are always popular, no matter where you live. If you are thinking about investing in a truck this year, check out the list below of the top five trucks of 2016. Chevy Colorado One of the most popular trucks in the Chevrolet line is...

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