Sunday, July 8, 2018

5 Things You Can Do To Cut Costs for Your Small Business

Making money doesn't mean much if you overspend it! Here are some big ways to cut costs down on your SME business' expenses...


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Say you're running the numbers for your new small business and you see that your losses seem to be more than your gains. What happened? Maybe your product or service isn't selling that well yet. Maybe it's a seasonal dip and these numbers are expected. Or maybe... you've been spending more on your business than you should. In that case, we've got some tips for you on how you can save up on your operational costs.


1. Explore Business Plans for Online Services

We’ve talked before about the kind of online tools and services that your business might need. These tools, like any online software, would have a minimally functional free version, a more fully-featured paid version, and often, a pricier business version. If you use these kinds of software often or you require a large number of machines to be using it, it might be worth checking out the business plans.

While they might seem pricier when you make a direct comparison to the other plans, you might end up saving more money by going for the business version. The increased capacity and features can speed up productivity which in turn, can positively affect your revenue. Of course, as with anything, be sure that you stand to gain a lot by going premium before making the jump. It might not be worth pursuing if the added features or capacity won’t be put to optimal use.

2. Sublet Your Extra Space

If your business currently operates out of a sizable office or building that you have free reign to use as you see fit, try subletting the extra space you have. This tip also makes sense if you’re just running a tiny business out of your house. Make your home office your primary place of work and sublet the other rooms in the house for some extra income. You’ll be surprised by how much the earnings you make here can offset your expenses.

Subletting isn’t the only thing you can do with extra space. You can also rent out storage spaces that you’re not yet using or offer it to other small businesses who need it seasonally.

3. Hire Interns and Freelancers

This is a much easier step to take if you haven’t already hired full-times to do some of the labour necessary for your business. Ideally, before you begin operations, consider whether or not the full-time positions you deem absolutely necessary can be outsourced to interns, freelancers, or part-timers instead.

Use resources like kaodim, upwork, or fiverr to look for short term contractors to do seasonal or one-off work. You can find cleaners, maintenance workers, and even people who can help with taxes. Paying them on a short-term basis like this cuts down on a lot of overhead. Check out 99designs or designhill also if you’re looking for people to do graphic design work like logos, cards, and the like.



4. Fix Inefficiencies

When you’re in the middle of running your SME operation, it can be tough to zoom out and see the bigger picture of how everything works. Schedule a time to really look into your product or service pipeline and see if there are any glaring inefficiencies in the process that you can save money on.

Maybe you don’t need a heavy marketing arm right now, or maybe you’re doing your restocking a little too often. Whatever move it may be, you won’t know what it is unless you take the time to honestly assess how your business functions and look at it with an eye to cut down on costs and maximise your capital.

5. Negotiate with Your Vendors

Just as with consumer services and utilities, you can actually call people up and ask for lower prices. As a consumer, the product or service has an interest in keeping you as a customer, so they will often try their best to come to a reasonable deal. This goes double for your vendors when you’re running a business. Try calling your vendors up and see if you can’t negotiate a lower price with them.

To ensure success with your negotiation, make sure you do your homework well. Study up on the price of the competition, the level of service being provided, and what kind of value your business can offer them. Doing this research beforehand might even prove to you that you’re better off switching vendors! But if that’s not the case, remember that your goal in negotiations is to receive the best price and payment terms, so make every offer with that in mind.

What Else?

Of course, these are not the only ways you can cut costs for your SME, but we thought this might be a good place to start. Starting a business can be a daunting task but if you are prepared with the right tools and information, there is little to worry about. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Bagaimana Usahawan Mendapat Idea Bisnes


Usahawan perlukan idea bisnes untuk dijana dan direalisasikan sebagai suatu usaha dan strategi. Segalanya bermula dari idea bisnes. Banyak faktor mengapa idea bisnes penting kepada usahawan. 
Antaranya ialah:
  • Membantu memacu tindakan bukan angan angan yang tidak terlaksana.
  • Ia suatu bentuk kreativiti yang menghasilkan keunikan bisnes yang akan dijalankan.
  • Membantu usahawan untuk fokus terhadap bisnes mereka.
  • Menetapkan kriteria perancangan dan strategi bisnes.
Ramai orang yang mahu menceburi dunia bisnes atau usahawan mahupun mereka yang sudah bergelar usahawan tercari-cari idea bisnes. Ada pelbagai cara anda boleh mendapatkan idea bisnes iaitu:
1. Bekerja
Bidang pekerjaan yang diceburi sekarang ini boleh menjadi satu idea bisnes. Ia satu idea yang bagus jika diri sendiri mempunyai kemahiran. Seorang guru yang bekerja makan gaji umpamanya, boleh membuka bisnes tusyen atau tutor persendirian. Seorang mekanik boleh membuka kedai membaiki kereta.
2. Bersembang
Sembang kosong bersama rakan tidak akan memberi manfaat. Namun jika perbualan terarah kepada menjana idea bisnes maka pasti akan wujud idea-idea bisnes baru yang boleh dilaksanakan. Ketika berbincang dengan usahawan yang berjaya, pengalaman mereka boleh dijadikan panduan.
3. Ketika memandu
Berfikir ketika memandu kenderaan adalah keadaan yang paling baik juga untuk idea bisnes hadir. Kaedah pemerhatian sewaktu memandu amat sesuai digunakan. Senario yang berlaku sewaktu pemanduan banyak mendatangkan idea bisnes. Contohnya melihat paparan iklan ‘billboard’ di jalan raya, boleh memberi idea untuk ditiruvasi.
4. Mimpi
Mimpi adalah satu perkara yang abstrak. Namun bukan sesuatu yang pelik bila seseorang mendapat idea bisnes dalam mimpi. Seorang usahawan berjaya pernah berkongsi beliau mendapat ilham membuka butik melalui mimpi. Mimpi yang direalisasikan bakal menjadi satu realiti.
5. Bersenam
Bersenam merehatkan minda dan fizikal. Contoh di awal pagi, dalam keadaan dan suasana yang segar, idea boleh datang dengan mudah. Apabila minda tidak tertekan, banyak perkara boleh difikirkan secara tidak langsung.
6. Bersendirian
Termenung di bilik air ada ketikanya menjadi tabiat. Ada yang menggunakan masa untuk mandi sambal berfikir tentang sesuatu perkara. Idea terhasil kerana minda berada dalam keadaan paling tenang. Justeru, latih minda untuk bertenang, cari suasana tenang untuk berfikir.
7. Bercuti
Ramai yang memilih untuk pergi bercuti bagi merehatkan minda. Percutian memberikan kerehatan pada minda yang penat bekerja. Idea bisnes lebih mudah hadir, sebab itu banyak syarikat menganjurkan ‘retreat’ di tempat percutian, ia bagi membolehkan pekerja mereka mendapat idea baru dan keselesaan untuk berfikir disamping menjadi platform melegakan ketegangan.
8. Ketika Makan
Ketika sedang menikmati makanan, banyak ketikanya fikiran menerawang. Otak saat sangat aktif berfikir. Badan ibarat kereta yang diisikan petrol. Idea idea baru boleh dijana ketika ini. Namun jangan silap faham, ia bukan bermaksud seseorang perlu makan untuk menjana idea bisnes yang baru.
9. Ketika membaca buku
Banyak membaca menambah ilmu. Membaca memberikan lebih kefahaman. Ia membantu minda membuat analisa dan lebih memahami sesuatu perkara yang mahu dilakukan.
10. Menonton filem boleh menjana idea baru
Contohnya ialah rancangan dokumentari yang bersifat memberi dan menambah maklumat.
11. Mendengar ceramah oleh usahawan boleh memberikan idea secara tidak langsung
Melibatkan dalam sesi perkongsian maklumat oleh usahawan atau platform tertentu juga penting. Ada input-input penting yang dikongsi oleh penyampai yang boleh diserap dan dijana lalu menghasilkan idea bisnes yang baru.
12. Ketika mendengar masalah
Ketika mendengar masalah orang lain kita dapat selesaikan masalah sendiri. Ketika bermasalah juga idea lebih cepat datang.
Kesimpulannya, idea bisnes dijana dalam pelbagai bentuk dan keadaan tanpa mengira masa dan tempat. Seseorang hanya perlu berfikir bersungguh-sungguh untuk menjana idea melalui pengalaman atau pengamatan yang dibuatnya terhadap persekitaran semasa. Usahawan juga perlu sentiasa peka terhadap persekitaran dan cepat melihat peluang bagi menjadikan ia sebagai proses penjanaan idea bisnes. Idea bisnes selagi tidak diterjemahkan dalam bentuk tindakan maka ia hanya kekal sebagai idea. Oleh itu ia perlu divalidasi terlebih dahulu bagi memastikan idea tersebut memberikan keberhasilan.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Jual Aiskrim Parttime Pun Boleh Dapat RM2,000 Sebulan!


Tengah Cari 'Side-Income' Yang Boleh Menjana Sekitar RM5k Sebulan Secara Part-Time Pada Hujung Minggu Tanpa Perlu Berhenti Kerja?

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Baca sampai habis untuk ketahui bagaimana caranya..


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Buat part time ni, maksudnya.. hanya menjual pada hari Sabtu-Ahad sahaja... time-time cuti hujung minggu.

Tak percaya? Percayalah.... ini beberapa bukti mereka yang telah berjaya jana ribuan ringgit secara part time, dengan hanya menjual aiskrim sahaja pada hari sabtu dan ahad!


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Ini Rahsianya!

Berita baik! Rahsia tersebut kini telah di dedahkan oleh anak "Jutawan Senyap Malaysia", iaitu saudara Afiq Rusly.

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Jika anda lihat betul-betul tawaran ini, anda memang langsung takkan rugi apa-apa untuk dapatkan ebook ini. Segala risiko pembelian anda, saya sendiri yang akan tanggung.
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Friday, June 1, 2018

Welcome to Torn City: discover the power of text-based games

Torn 1
Torn City is a sprawling, unruly place. There are dark alleys you may not want to walk down. People passing give you sidelong glances, trying to decide if you are a threat—or maybe a potential victim. You place a hand on the weapon at your belt for reassurance.
You're going to meet a man who has a job for you to do. You're a little scared of him, but the pay is very good. And he promises that, if you wind up in hospital, he'll send you flowers. There are worse ways to succeed in Torn City.
If you haven't yet visited Torn City, let this be your pocket guide.

ABOUT TORN

Torn is a massively multiplayer fully-responsive browser game, set in a gritty virtual world known as Torn City. Each day, more than 20,000 players log in multiple times by computer, tablet or smartphone to build up their strength, improve their position, or carry out dark deeds. Torn has over 1 million registered players—hardly surprising since it’s 100% free to play.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Torn.com, the Torn City developers have just unlocked a plethora of new and improved in-city features. Torn rivals in its richness and depth any other virtual world on the ‘real life’ planet.
Torn City is the world’s largest text-based RPG. The "text-based" part puts the game in a bit of a niche, but in many ways provides a richer, more powerful and more entertaining experience than you get with graphics-heavy virtual worlds.
Why is Torn richer? Because it has to be! There are no flashy CGIs to cover-up mediocre gameplay. On top of that, reading a game is active: you bring your wit, your imagination, and the stunning theater of your mind into play. When you play a graphics-heavy game, a lot of the time, you are just supposed to sit back and receive what the game developers cobbled together.
Torn 2
Many virtual worlds are graphic-heavy, with great music tracks, but lack real soul. When you get tired of the eye candy and the ear worms, you may find yourself bored with the game. With Torn, your imagination helps build the experience, and the more you play, the more ways you can find to move toward your goal.
The aim of the game is simple, but there are many paths to success.
Create your character and make them strong and agile. Gather resources so you can take on bigger and more dangerous tasks. Make alliances. Stab people in the back as necessary. You are soon on your way to being one of the most powerful and respected citizens of Torn.
There are no resets, so you can build your character to infinite strengths. You’re always competing against others of your age and experience, so the challenges will always stretch you.
Torn is not your typical quick fix game. It’s deep, it’s engaging, and it can become a life partner. The average Torn City player logs in seven times a day and plays every day, year after year.
Torn players are loyal because the game is free, addictive, accessible, and welcomes bright ideas for new features. In Torn, you can do much more than just win a game: you can help build a world.
Torn 3
As your character gains experience and becomes stronger, quicker, and more deadly, they move up through the levels of Torn City. With each new level, you unlock more features and new areas within the city.
[Spoiler Alert] During your first 15 levels you can expect to commit crimes, train in the gyms to build up stats, unlock more effective gyms, start or join a faction, take part in faction wars, collect and trade items, invest in Torn City stocks, get into—and out of—jail and hospital, undertake agent missions, buy and modify cars to race at the track, get married, get a job, start a company and employ residents, take education courses, win big at the casino, play poker against other residents, invest in the city banks, shop for items, program viruses to unleash on other residents, read or write for the Torn City Times newspaper, buy multiple properties, travel to other countries and even hunt.

THE CHALLENGE

We’re challenging you to step outside your comfort zone and give a text-based game a chance. It's not for everyone, but it may turn out to be a revelation for you. The longer you play, the more interesting it gets.
So the challenge is to sign up for Torn, move to Torn City, and reach level 5. Then give us your feedback below: what did you love? What would you like more of?

 TORN

Sunday, May 27, 2018

EasyHits4U 101 - Quick Guide for Beginners


EasyHits4U is one the most prominent online marketing programs on the Web. Over 1,447,000 members joined our program during the last twelve years.
But how does it work? What can you achieve on EasyHits4U? EasyHits4U 101 answers these questions and many others. The goal of this quick guide is to get you up to speed on how to get the maximum benefit from your EasyHits4U membership.

What is EasyHits4U?

EasyHits4U is the most popular traffic exchange program on the Web with over 1,447,000 registered members. Our program allows you to promote your own sites, referral/affiliate links from other programs, banner and text ads to other registered members, and build your own downline here. We have delivered large volumes of traffic to our members' sites since 2003.
As you probably know, new traffic exchanges pop up every day, but the EasyHits4U traffic exchange is still growing rapidly and becoming more and more popular in the online marketing world. So what makes us so popular and why do so many people keep coming back to this website? You will find the answers as you read this quick guide.

How does it work?

For every site you visit (we call this "surfing"), you will receive one visitor back to your site. We provide a fair 1:1 exchange ratio. There's no limit to the amount of free hits you can receive per day — 10, 100, or even 1,000.

While surfing, you earn credits and receive bonuses on each prize page (credits, banner and text ad impressions, cash, Premium days, surf drawing tickets). Each credit you earn can be exchanged for one visitor to your page. Other terms will be explained below. 

The Most Popular Traffic Exchange

Install our browser extension and receive 25% larger bonuses from prize pages, as well as other bonuses.

You can also convert credits into banner and text ad impressions on the "Conversions" page and assign them to your banners and text ads.
You can request payout to your account as soon as you earn the minimum of $3.00. You can also convert earned cash into credits, impressions, or Premium Days at any time.

What can you do on EasyHits4U?

  • Promote your own sites and referral links from other programs you use.
  • Promote your banners and text ads to other members.
  • Add your links to our reciprocal Links Directory.
  • Submit your articles to our Articles section, and much more.

Can I earn some cash with EasyHits4U?

  • We pay you $0.10 for every person you refer who surfs 100 or more sites.
  • You will earn commissions of up to 40% from all purchases of Easy Splash Builder and Easy Rotator tools made by your first level referrals.
Don't forget that you can promote moneymaking programs and build your downline in our traffic exchange as well.
Please note that EasyHits4U is not a moneymaking machine. The site is designed as a traffic exchange, and the bonus that members receive for surfing is simply an added benefit. The site is not designed to encourage people to work full time to make money.