Six Steps to Guarantee Your Business Success

Written by Rhiannon Williamson

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“Getting things accomplished isn't nearly as important as taking time for love.” - Janette Oke

No man is an island therefore your hopes, dreams, ambitions and goals should be shared with your loved ones and they need to give yourepparttar support and understanding required for success.

Starting a business is always challenging, it is at times stressful and it can take up a very large part of your life. If you explain what you’re doing and why you’re doing it to your loved ones they will give yourepparttar 147209 time, love and support you need to succeed.

Atrepparttar 147210 same time it is critical that you do not lose your perspective and fail to takerepparttar 147211 time necessary to love and care for your family. All too often you hear tired and stressed out businessmen and women complaining of a lack of spousal understanding, whining that they are working so hard directly forrepparttar 147212 benefit of said spouse – this creates disharmony and acrimony on both sides – what a waste of a great life!

Get everything in perspective and keep everything in perspective at all times, and bring your family and friends on board for guaranteed success.

5) Protect What’s Important “Happy isrepparttar 147213 man who can endurerepparttar 147214 highest and lowest fortune. He who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity has deprived misfortune of its power.” - Seneca

To further deprive misfortune of its power you can put in place various insurance policies to protect yourself, your family, your current situation and your business from undue risk. Because there are no two ways about it, starting out on your own is a risky business – focus onrepparttar 147215 success of your business and follow these six steps and you will achieve all you want to. And inrepparttar 147216 interim protect what’s important to you – for example, think long and hard before mortgaging your family home to fund your company! Get business and personal indemnity insurance in place, make sure health and life insurance policies are in place protecting you, your family and any key employees.

But - don’t get hung up on this point because worrying unduly about risk will blinker your vision. Deal with this point and move on!

6) Face The Enemy - Deal Directly With Accountants & Lawyers

“Money is plentiful for those who understandrepparttar 147217 simple laws which govern its acquisition.” - George Clason

Every single business has to act withinrepparttar 147218 laws ofrepparttar 147219 countries it operates in and deals with and every single business has certain reporting and taxation requirements. These are definite hurdles designed to restrictrepparttar 147220 visionary, but they are necessary hurdles to protect a company’s consumers, a business’ partners and a country’s economy.

Takerepparttar 147221 time to establish a good working relationship with your company’s accountant and lawyer. Make sure your company is properly structured fromrepparttar 147222 start and that you fully understand and adhere to taxation and reporting deadlines and rules.

Know what is expected of you, understand why it’s important to followrepparttar 147223 rules and structures that have been put in place and have a system to deal with tax returns, pay runs, company disclosure and contract negotiations and remember: -

“Taxes are not good things, but if you want services, somebody's got to pay for them so they're a necessary evil.” - Michael Bloomberg

Use these six steps asrepparttar 147224 guide towards your business success and always strive to keep your vision alive because “vision is perhaps our greatest strength…it has kept us alive torepparttar 147225 power and continuity of thought throughrepparttar 147226 centuries, it makes us peer intorepparttar 147227 future and lends shape torepparttar 147228 unknown.” - Li Ka Shing

Rhiannon Williamson is the co-creator of Shelter Offshore - an innovative and exciting company which is specialist in international real estate, the offshore financial world and starting a brand new life or business overseas for expatriates, international investors and anyone dreaming of escaping the rat race and living an unrestricted life to the full.

9 Tips for Better PBX Safety and Security

Written by Robert Potter

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6. Wherever possible, limitrepparttar number of employees who are authorized to use remote access. And if possible, change pass codes and authorization codes when an employee permanently leavesrepparttar 147208 company.

7. NEVER transfer a call outside your PBX if you are unaware ofrepparttar 147209 identity ofrepparttar 147210 caller. Instruct employees that phone companies will never ask customers to be part of a "test" - no matter how officialrepparttar 147211 caller may sound.

8. Always be alert to possible PBX abuse signs. These could include repeated calls of short duration, sudden increase in 800 usage, or unexplained changes incoming, outgoing or especially after-hours calling patterns.

9. Consider out sourcing your telecom bills to a firm that will provide bill paying and audit services on an ongoing monthly basis. You'll save money acrossrepparttar 147212 board and catch toll fraud atrepparttar 147213 time it happens.

About the author: Robert Potter is Vice-President and senior consultant for TelCon Associates, a 32 yr. old telecom audit and bill management firm. For free tools and help in reducing your corporate telecom expenses, visit for more information.

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