Pros and cons of structured settlements – a refreshing overview

Structured Settlements have been a part of our lives since the 1970s. There are some known advantages and the unfortunate disadvantages attached with them that are difficult to ignore. Over so many years of its inception and usage, one thing is clear that it is one of those funds that do benefit the claimant and help secure his family for a long time through periodic settlements or by making provisions for a lump sum amount should he choose to sell a part of it. The Government has made honest efforts all the way to help people gain from the scheme by making it tax free and by applying judicial watch over the sale of the same. However, there can be some definite cons of the Structured Settlements too that can be classified. Continue reading

4 Ways to Ensure that Your Employees are Happy to Work for You

Your employees are the most valuable asset to your company and their skills and experience provide the key elements that your business needs to thrive. With so many people looking desperately for jobs, companies can sometimes take advantage of what their employees are willing to do. The costs of hiring and training new staff are often higher than investing in the ones that you already have. Here are four ways that you can keep your employees happy and working at their best for your business. Continue reading

3 Reasons Why Your Business Should Care About The Environment

More and more reputable companies in the private sector are waking up to the fact that sustainability and being environmentally conscious actually pays off in business. Going green is now way past the hippie fad that it once was and is a serious contestable issue. Any company thinking about reaching great, profitable heights needs to think about their environmental policy and carbon footprint before they get pulled up by the government or called out by consumers. Here are three main reasons why your business should start to care.

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Saving Money On Fleet Vehicles

Depending on your business, your fleet vehicles might be a small but valuable asset or an absolute cornerstone of your operations. Whichever applies to your company, it’s important to make sure you’re making the most of your fleet – and getting the best value for money, too. Continue reading

Projecting the Right Business Image Today

During the economic boom of the 1980s, the archetypal image of a successful businessman was personified in the character of Wall Street’s Gordon Gekko; sleek, well-groomed, ruthless and with all the mod cons of the era. Whilst some of these characteristics are equally important in the current context, there is now far less emphasis on clothes you wear and the car you drive. An Armani suit is no longer a prerequisite for success, nor is a brand new BMW, when a used Audi from Exchange and Mart serves very much the same purpose. What is evermore vital today, is confidence, communication and a concern for environmental issues. Continue reading