How to plan for your future home?

As the saying goes, “home is where the heart is”. While professionals progress in their career endeavours, often the focus on family needs take a step back. Often, with the routine of day to day fire fighting while meeting business requirements, planning for the long term becomes difficult. Many start planning for a car immediately after joining a good job, because it helps in facilitating the travel from home to work and vice versa. However planning for a residential investment takes time due to reasons like large value of the potential investment, availability of alternative (rental, old homes, etc.) and nature of job where one needs to be mobile globally. This video really captures it beautifully. (more…)

The Most Essential Factors to Remember when You Engage in Business in Africa

In the fast-paced, ever-growing world of business, it pays to keep your eyes open and your ears to the ground. You need to know what is happening and you need to be attuned to the latest trends lest you miss out on key business opportunities. As a business investor, you should be constantly looking for places where you can venture out.

This is perhaps one of the reasons why Africa has gained tremendous attention in recent years. The continent is booming – its population is growing, its workforce is becoming more skilled, and it is now in the cusp of a rising consumerism. But before you make your investment in the continent, there are a few essential factors you have to remember as well. (more…)

What to Consider When Investing in Commercial Property

There has been plenty in the news over the past few years about the rising house prices and how buying to rent residential property offers excellent investment opportunities at the moment. While that is true, it’s not the only property that is worth investing in to make a profit.

For both business and individuals, investing in commercial property to rent out to companies offers a number of advantages. You get capital growth and income return from investing in commercial property in the UK, whether purchasing shops, industrial or other retail buildings. There are a few important things to consider before investing however.     (more…)

Places Where You Must Not Use Your Debit Cards

Debit cards are a favouritemode of payment these days witha lot of people who do not want to carry hard cash in their wallet. Apart from being a quick and easy way to pay, other benefits of debit cards include its concept of spending what you have rather than spending on credit. Unlike credit cards, no unnecessary debt burden is created. But the dark side of improvement in thepayment technology is the rising cases of fraud. As per FICCI’s India Risk Survey 2015, India ranks #3 in the world for online banking fraud!

One of the prominent ways that debit card fraud takes place is skimming, which is essentially reading the pin and other card details like the CVV, validity, etc, with a tiny camera or reader placed inside the card machine. Since it is not possible to detect such devices, it is advisable not to use debit cards at unsafe places. (more…)

Test post from mobile

This is a test post from mobile so as to assess the compatibility of the mobile app towards posting new articles in business-fundas.com. interestingly this new approaches very exciting and helps to create post really fast on the fly thank you wordpress for such a great app and a great interface to connect with your mobile and create posts on the go.

4 Ways To Begin Improving Communication Within Your Office Today

When you think about communication as a business, speaking with customers or clients is often the first thing to come to mind. While this type of business communication is very important, without effective internal business communication, you may not have a business successful enough to even necessitate speaking to clients or customers. For this and many other reasons, taking the time to think about and strategize how to improve communication between coworkers, managers, departments and executives will can greatly improve the overall functionality of your business. (more…)

2 Questions to Ask Your Employees When Faced with Slow Internet

Wireless broadband has become a mainstay in many homes, giving many people easy access to information on how to get things done for their everyday tasks. What more for a company that has hundreds if not possibly thousands of workers relying on online processes every single day? In times of trouble, you can call on your internal tech support personnel, but you may want to coordinate directly with them to learn exactly why your connection could be slowing down. This can help you stay calm instead of frustrated if the connection dies again later on. Ask yourself, your staff, or preferably your tech personnel the following: (more…)

Understanding the Role and Power of Attorney General

Different lawyers have different roles to play. However, the major work by them includes representing their clients and solving certain cases. Be it the state issue, individual or corporate issue, legal advisor or lawyer help out to solve certain issues face by the subject. If you want to get into this profession and need an expert advice then learn about Jonathan Bunge, who is a well-known attorney lawyer who fought many cases for corporate and state. He was also litigation lawyer in some cases. (more…)

5 Business Benefits of Using Serviced Offices in Hong Kong

Serviced Offices have always been a hot commodity in Hong Kong. The rising density of businesses combined with an ever-decreasing amount of space has made for a huge demand for offices. Even during the global financial crisis of 2008 and 2009, investors and businesses were paying top dollar for space. Hong Kong is consistently ranked amongst one of the most desirable places to have an office. As a result, renting a serviced office space in Hong Kong is one of the biggest challenges faced by small to medium sized enterprises and start-ups that are just itching to join the bustling market of Hong Kong. Traditional office space is pretty much off the cards for most SMEs and startups which is why a serviced office provides all of the benefits of a permanent office without the overheads and capital costs for getting everything set up. Yes, a serviced office offers the best bits of renting a full service office with all the benefits of a flexible tenancy period and a prestige address for your business. (more…)

Spread the Words of Gospel around the world

Spreading the words of Gospel to people has been the major work performed by fellowships. There are many missionaries that promoted the Christian faith throughout the world. One such is the World Bible Way Fellowship which traces history to International Fundamental Christian Association. The organization has been run by many respected leaders, and one such is John H Binkley Jr., who plays the role of author, philanthropist and respected leadership authority. The major role played by him is to spread the Gospel to physical, economic and spiritual turmoil. (more…)

Loans Against Security: A Trend Analysis

Did you know that loans against shares have sharply increased to 78%, pushing retail growth to 18% year on year in November 2015? This RBI data analysis published in The Economic Times mentions that this steep rise is reflective of the burrower’s confidence in this funding option.

There are various types options that can be used as collateral for loans against securities, including demat shares, mutual funds, gold deposit certificates, Kisan Vikas Patra, National Savings Certificates, life insurance policies and more. In this type of funding, you pledge your shares for one year to raise the required burrowing sum. (more…)

Loans Against Property and Other Home Loans

Finance Your Dream Home

First time home buyers are now eligible to get an extra tax deduction of Rs. 50,000 on home loan of up to Rs. 35 lakhs, subject to the fact that the property must not be worth more than Rs. 50 lakhs, according to the Budget 2016 released by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, according to an article published in Hindustan Times[1] in February 2016. Buying a house of your own is no less than a lifetime achievement for some. While some people invest their lifetime savings, others opt to borrow money and pledge their future earnings. Borrowing money from a bank or NBFC could be an overwhelming procedure, especially if you are a first time buyer. Home loans are generally loans against property. The house to be bought acts as collateral. Banks and NBFCs generally finance up to 80 percent of the property value. (more…)

4 Important Reasons why Press Release Distribution is good for Business

People think that with the use of social media, press releases are as good as dead now. I am glad to say that contrary to what people think, business press releases are here to stay and their effectiveness is very important for any business owner who is aiming high.

Success does not come in a day. You will have to work extra hard and do anything within your means for your small business to grow and become a success. Therefore, forget about all claims that press releases are outdated and ineffective. Good news is press releases are adapting to the new media platforms and are helping different businesses get good publicity. (more…)

Three ways to free up some cash in your business

When you run your own business, money is constantly on your mind. No matter what stage you’re at in your industry, be it a beginner or an experienced mogul, you’ll always be on the lookout for ways to free up some spare cash to help fund other projects. With this in mind, today’s post is all about three simple ways that you can give you finances a boost, and free up some capital for that next expansion. (more…)

4 Smart Benefits of Fleet Management Technology

Managing a company that maintains a fleet of vehicles is a tough one. It definitely takes a lot of effort, experience, skills, and time to completely run a fleet business properly. A significant cost in fuel, maintenance, insurance, and repair should be checked from time to time.

These are the reasons fleet managers have one of the most difficult jobs in the world. To keep up with the demands of the work, they need to be trained hard to ensure everything works well in your company. It would also make their work easier and more efficient if they use fleet management system in managing the business. (more…)

Tips to Improve Employee Productivity and Maintain Tight Business Security

If you are a business owner or working on a top managerial position in a world class organization, you would be reckoning to build strict security walls and enhance the productivity of the employees. The process comprises two steps; 1st how to increase production on employee end and 2nd establishing protective measures so that you can feel comfortable regarding privacies and secret information of the company.

A company can’t monitor all the activities of every individual worker because it seems hectic and requires human labor for effective and on-time vigilance. Here we would suggest few simple but fruitful tips on these that would definitely ensure expected results if the company implements in best possible manners. One of the most challenging issues that all the companies are facing nowadays is regarding the secrecy and privacy of important data and increasing the productivity of users with their monitoring. (more…)

3 Things To Consider Before Signing A Noncompete Agreement

While many people typically think of noncompete agreements as only being necessary for companies with trade secrets or high-profile client lists, an increasing number of businesses and companies are including noncompete agreements in their hiring process. Although this can be extremely beneficial from an employer’s perspective, this same thing isn’t always the case for the employees. So if you are presented with a noncompete agreement when searching for a new position, here are three things to consider before signing that may affect both your current and future career. (more…)

Latest Trends In Fine Dining Restaurants

Modern day dining in restaurants is not only to satisfy your biological needs but also to indulge in aesthetical arrangement of the place and stylish presentation of the food. Restaurants that supply food only in traditional methods will no longer thrive in their business. In other ways, it is easy to become number one and earn maximum through innovative methods introduced either in the place or in presenting the food or in both.

Finest example is Robert J. Sambol who has revolutionized the dining experience in his chain of restaurants ‘Bob’s Steak and Chop house’ in San Francisco, Nashville and Dallas. From 1993 till date the name ‘Bobs’ is well known for the superb cut meat and finest wine collections. Each restaurant has a separate personality successfully maintaining uniform dining experiences all through his restaurants. Customer treatment is also the same. Wherever they dine, they can feel the speciality of Bob’s. (more…)

Tips on Maximizing the Fuel Economy effectively

When it comes to driving your vehicle, one of the important things to consider is the usage of fuel. Cars run best when they maintained well. Moreover, it consumes less fuel if taken proper consideration while driving. It is important to seek proper advice from car experts or mechanics regarding the consumption and saving the fuel and money. Professionals like Petroleum Wholesale Houston provide right information on how to maximize the fuel economy of your vehicle effectively.

Let us now check different tips on how to maintain the fuel efficiency of your vehicle for long term: (more…)

Top 5 hospitality traits

Every individual is busy making money for luxury of life and they wouldn’t mind spending ounce for the best service. An industry which is totality dependent on the human behaviour is hospitality where even a single gesture can call of the relation. It is the industry of showing gentle care and respect for the guest and visitors with a blissful smile. For hotels and travel industry great hospitality trait will uplift the business and can multiply the money.

In simple word hospitality means a relationship between a host and a guest which begins from the reception desk and to the dining table or the hotel room. The host needs to have certain qualities that will help the guest being comfortable. As a host you must be meeting strangers on daily basis with different behaviour and need it becomes tough at times for you to manage. Personality like Patrick Imbardelli who was responsible for the driving the performance in the hotels with his interpersonal skills has made the brands character.   (more…)

Canadian MBA Programs are attracting International Students

After decades of flying under the radar, Canada’s reputation as a destination for international business students has taken off. Since 2000, the number of international MBA candidates in the country has more than doubled. Canada is attracting more and more students from outside the country because of its low unemployment rate and its stable economy through the global economic crisis after 2009. The high rate of graduates who stay there after their studies is a result of the growing reputation of its schools. Dynamic cities like Toronto and Waterloo also offer many graduates opportunities to work in finance, the tech sector, marketing, and to start up their own companies after their degrees. (more…)

How do Online Accountants Work

Businesses come in all shapes and sizes, from small one man bands to huge multinational and multidepartment corporations. The one thing that they all have in common is the legal requirement to pay tax and to submit tax returns. For smaller businesses, this will usually meant engaging the services of an independent accountant. But the old bricks and mortar model of accountancy firms is beginning to change with the growth of online accountants who are taking advantage of a suite of powerful cloud accounting packages.

In this article I want to look at how online accountants work and why they are proving so popular with small businesses. But first let’s look at the tool of the online accountant’s trade; cloud accounting software. (more…)

Need Money to Start your own Company? Try Taking a Personal Loan!

Securing adequate amount of funds is perhaps the most challenging task faced by entrepreneurs. Sometimes, the plethora of options creates a paradox of choice, where one is unable to decide which source of finance would be most beneficial.

As an entrepreneur today, you can choose from a variety of funding options. Angel investors and venture capitalists are itching to invest their money in a promising new venture. And now, with the establishment of startups that lend money to other startups, entrepreneurs have a variety of funding options, each with its own set of pros and cons.

But with all the modern ways of lending, most new entrepreneurs are forgetting the traditional way of obtaining money—taking a personal loan. A personal loan can give startups the financial leverage they need to kickstart their business. (more…)

Transparency Is Possible with Digital Board Document Sharing

Great board portal software is more than just a document receptacle; it’s a platform where directors work, collaborate, and evaluate their plan’s performance. It also helps the administrator keep accurate documentation of decisions and bylaws to meet demanding legal standards placed on directors and governors. It eases scheduling and invitations to meetings, and administrators don’t have to worry about couriering documents to last-minute invitees. Any governing body of a public or private organization that wants to become more efficient, organized, and productive should consider a software tool to help. (more…)

Looming Residential Spots of IT City (Bangalore)

If one says that, Bangalore is now becoming one of the fastest growing cosmopolitan city in India with all required features then it won’t be wrong. The city is just a perfect blend of contemporary as well traditional values. As per few recent surveys, a tremendous growth in the number of permanent residents has been observed in Bangalore in the last decade. The primary reason for this relocation is outburst of various multinational companies, more career options, world class amenities and better living standard. As a general rule, property price of a locality is decided by demand and supply gap of that particular area. If there is more gap and more demand than supply gap, the prices will go up and vice-versa. (more…)

4 Ways You Can Save Big on Your Business Shipping Costs

“Say it with flowers,” is the advice that marketing expert Elmer Wheeler gives to businesses in regards to product packaging. The idea being that your packaging has an impact on influencing customers and connects people to your product through showmanship. Basically, the way you package your product adds integrity to what you’re selling.

So, how attractive is your packaging? Could it be improved? When it comes to packaging there are two very important things to consider: cost and design. You want your package to stand out visually, but when you’re shipping hundreds of thousands of items per day, the cost of attractive packaging is significantly high. Still it’s important to stand out, so how does a business ship attractive packages in a cost-effective manner? (more…)

Birch Gold Group Review

In current business competition, every company tries hard to keep the faith of the customers alive and resolve the problems instantly. There are many leading companies across the globe that deals with precious metals. Birch Gold Group is one of the leading companies in US, that is committed to help clients discover how gold, silver and platinum are precious metals protecting your lifestyle and help during economic instability. This has made the company different from other consultant companies in terms of client service. (more…)

Business Fundas reaches 800 posts

Business Fundas reaches 800 posts in the blog.In this journey, we have seen a lot of recognitions for the blog, like featuring in a case study which is available in HBR, featuring in Reputation inc, featuring in EBC, special mentions in Technorati and other premium information rich portals.

We thank all our contributors, partners, readers and followers across social channels for standing by us through thick and thin. We look forward to providing you the best of diverse content in the days to come. (more…)

Thinking About Starting a Franchise? Here are Reasons You Should:

Business is a crucial part of developing economies. Without business, there is no commerce. Without commerce, there are no jobs. Without jobs, there is no money in circulation. Without money in circulation, the world resorts back into times that are dark and offer no hope for the future.

Past the time of cavemen, money was invented to create a certain standard of living. Thanks to this development, one good can be traded through a medium that holds international value. It simplifies and complicates things at the same time.

If you’re in the business of making money to create a certain standard of life for yourself, you might be asking yourself if starting a franchise is for you. It’s not a question of whether or not it’s right for you, it’s more a question of what a franchise can do for you. Once you see the why, you’ll know why you should. Then it’s about finding the right fit. (more…)