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You started your own business to add value to other people’s lives and make money in the process. However, how much are you going to pay yourself?  This is where most businesses owners find it difficult to decide. If you pay yourself too little, you may not be able to meet your personal needs. And if you pay yourself too much, you risk the survival of your business.  So, how do you find the right balance? Choose a Number You want to give yourself a salary that is equivalent to your responsibilities and set up your company for long-term prosperity…

There is an interesting article in Tradewinds discussing the future of global shipping and supply chain fails as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. I wasn’t aware that 80% of the world trade volume is transported by sea. We’ve all seen the giant shipping container at ports around our nation (Florida, California, New York, and more), but didn’t realize that China is home to seven of the largest, busiest container ports in the world. The virus has also shined a light on our dependence for so many of our daily products that are manufactured and shipped out of China. This…

If you are planning to send a parcel to a person or business, whether it’s within the United Kingdom or to another country altogether, you need to make sure that it is properly packed and prepared so you don’t encounter any difficulties whilst it is being transported by the courier service. The problem with parcel packaging is that whilst we may think that we have already taken care of all the details, there may be some details that we are missing or worse, there may be some details which we may have done incorrectly. Avoiding these errors can ensure that…

Amid unprecedented times, calls for extraordinary measures. During a recession, customers restrict overall spending and focus their properties on other tasks. Businesses struggle to remain open, well-known, and profitable. Companies aim to maintain the attentiveness of their customers. As sales lessen, businesses direct their focus to meet budgets and typically cut company costs, lower consumer prices, and defer new investments. Inclining to deliver on the expectations of the financial market, included in lessening variable expenses, is the use of marketing tools, research, and communications. While it is wise to contain costs, reducing marketing spending during a recession can threaten long…

A collectible is any type of item that has value or is of interest to a collector. The trend to collect interesting things is not new and is not restricted to humans. However, in recent decades, the interest in collecting memorabilia – sports or otherwise – has become big business. The internet is filled with websites dedicated to the needs of the average collector ranging from items to purchase online to tips on how to identify something of value.  Sometimes a collector will collect items just for personal interest or historic value. Anything related to poker is an example of…