Lottie Pritchard 

The Most Innovative and Unusual Customer Reward Programs

We all appreciate feeling valued by our favorite brands, which prompts companies to work hard to find interesting new ways to reward their most loyal customers. Which brands have come up with innovative reward programs that make it easy for their clients to keep on returning to them? My Starbucks Rewards Introduced an App-Based Program The huge success of the Starbucks … [Read more...]

The Advantages of Credit Unions for Businesses

No business can cope without capital. Whether you're running a simple start-up and need those initial set-up costs to get going or if you're in charge of a much bigger and better-established brand, looking to expand, it's vital to ensure that you have the cash to cover your business needs, from purchasing new equipment to paying employee salaries. Ideally, businesses aim to … [Read more...]

How Do Online Lenders Compare to Traditional Banking Industry?

The lending industry is growing and adding more and more options as time goes by. Gone are the days when you had to line up for hours to complete your loan application, only to receive a rejection letter several days or weeks later. There has never been a time with as many lending options as now and this has given many individuals and businesses access to financing that they … [Read more...]

5 College Business Ideas You Can Start from Your College Dorm

Facebook and Microsoft rank as the leading corporations in the world. And while they are now leading in market shares across the globe, they were started from college dorms. The minds behind these corporations were ingenious college students looking to express their entrepreneurial skills. So how could you implement the experience of previous generations in your business plan? … [Read more...]

How Your Small Business Can Benefit from an Answering Service

Running a business can feel like you are juggling many balls in the air at the same time. You started your company with a vision and a plan, but it's easy to get swallowed up in the minutiae if you insist on doing every task yourself. Successful business managers know that it's wise to delegate tasks, and partnering with an answering service is one way to do this. If you are … [Read more...]

4 Cultural Factors That Affect International Business

When working on international business deals, trying to negotiate contracts, and figure out marketing strategies for that particular market, being prepared (or not) for unexpected cultural factors can make or break you. This is why it's important to invest in cultural research early - before you have any hard-set strategies in place! It may be too late after everything is … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why Medical Tourism Is Getting Popular

Medical tourism, heading abroad to receive medical care, is growing every year. More than fourteen  million people prefer treatment overseas rather than in their native countries, and the number of medical travelers is increasing annually. Let’s consider the phenomenon of the medical tourism industry and why patients go abroad to look for treatment. Reasonable Prices The key … [Read more...]

7 Areas of Risk that Small Businesses Need to Keep on Top Of

Unlike large, multi-national companies, small enterprises don’t have a large workforce and multi-talented team that can seamlessly execute strategic, marketing and business operations. This sets small businesses up to face very unique challenges. Of course, this doesn’t mean the multi-national companies do not face their own risks, but small businesses are vulnerable to a … [Read more...]

What a Company Needs Before It Goes Public in the Stock Market

Companies have similar growth trajectories as compared to that of human development. The company expects to experience growth, and at some point, get an initial public offering (IPO), which is something comparable to getting a driving license for humans. With the IPO, the company expects a higher standard of accountability in all the sectors: financial disclosure, discipline, … [Read more...]

Why Owning a House Is Better than Renting

While there are some benefits to renting, owning a house is generally the better way to go. That's likely the reason why in 2018, Bloomberg reported that homeowners in America outnumbered renters two-to-one. For those asking themselves the question, "Should I rent or buy a house?" – here are a few reasons why buying is likely to be the better answer. A Better Long-Term … [Read more...]