Business

Moving to college is hard. Back in the olden days you would have to pack your ink wells, quills and all manner of other useless crap just to survive the arduous task of learning. But NO MORE. Now these days – whether knowingly or not – there are a string of startups that are ready to make life easier for would-be students.

Efficiency is commensurate to success in the workplace setting. According to Forbes, 8 out of 10 businesses fail, and a huge part of this alarming failure rate is operational inefficiency. Imagine if tasks and processes ran smoothly from day to day.

Remember networking before LinkedIn? No, me neither. Now, every day, our inboxes are inundated with emails such as “would you like to upgrade to premium?” or “would you like to congratulate Dave on their new position?”.

Conflict is a natural part of business. You’ll always be seeking to make your business as successful as possible and your clients will always fight to get the most for their money. Sometimes, this means you will butt heads over relatively minor issues. Other times, this means you’ll come into conflicts that can hurt both your business and your client.

Growth is something that every business desires, especially when the business starts out as a small business or a startup. It represents the realization of the potential behind one or more excellent ideas. The problem is that as many companies grow, they tend to become less efficient in the ways they function. This leads to waste, which leads to a reduction in profits and a stunted ability to continue growing.

The success or failure of every business is determined by its management’s decisions. Selling new products, opening new markets outsourcing business functions and every other decision affects the bottom line.

The Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare,” has enacted major changes for healthcare providers since it was enacted at the start of President Obama’s first term. Perhaps the two biggest changes to the system have been the “individual mandate,” requiring that all Americans maintain health insurance coverage, and the opening of health care exchanges in each state.

SaaS – or Software as a Service – platforms are all the rage. Essentially a business model where software is licensed and distributed from a central location, SaaS companies can now be found in telecoms, human resources, and more. Here are four that are blazing trails right now:

Remittance fees – the charges applied to international monetary transfers – are a pain. Sums of money that have already been earned can take a serious knock when transfer services get their hands on them. Luckily, new app Kwiksy is taking power away from transfer vendors.

Fraud – especially card fraud – is a major blight on societies across the world. With the world economy taking a global hit worth tens of billions, new businesses may be the answer to help boost card protection.