We all want to achieve more in business, but knowing how is not easy. Here are two ideas to consider.
Redesign your site
Choosing the right design for your website is of the utmost importance. You need something that will not only catch the eye of the person using it but something which is also easy to use and easy to navigate. That is exactly the reason why you must take care and consideration when you are selecting the web design company you wish to design your site. There are various components and factors you should consider in order to help you make the best decision.
The first thing you should do when contemplating which web design company to go for is search online for customer reviews. If a business has a bad reputation then you know to stay away. It’s likely that if they have produced bad designs for a considerable number of clients, there will be an array of complaints all over the internet, especially on forums. Don’t just consider the reviews directly on the company’s website, as it is likely that they will only display the positive feedback they have received.
Another bit of research you should do is to take the time to view the web design company’s portfolio. You will be able to get a feel for the type of work they offer. For example, if you work in healthcare, you will want something like the Dr. Gerard Leong professional page. The more variation on display in their portfolio, the better. It shows that the company is able to deal with websites for an array of purposes.
Your initial contact with a design company will be very telling. You’ll be able to get a feel for whether you will be able to work with them and if you feel comfortable. If they are helpful and interested in what you want, it shows that they will probably take a lot more notice of your needs throughout the design process.
The online world is something which is ever revolving and thus factoring in a companies experience is something highly pivotal. I would not recommend going for a company which has just started up, make sure that they have had some time in the industry.
Furthermore, important points which I am sure you have already thought about is the price of the web design as well as the time it takes for your website to be ready.
These points really depend on you more than the company i.e. the budget you have as well as the timescale you require. With regards to price, I would highly advise that you don’t opt for merely the cheapest company available. Obviously making savings in this current economic climate is as crucial as ever, yet going for the cheapest business may prove to be damaging in the long run. If your website does not look good and is not effective, you’ll have to spend even more money getting it redesigned. Finally, with regards to timing, whether you have all the time in the world or not, you should make sure the design company is willing to make a hasty start on your work as it shows that they value its importance.
Be savvier with corporate travel
Arranging a corporate trip is not always easy. There is so much that has to be planned. Plus, it can be difficult to think with clarity when you have your other jobs at the business to perform as well. From finding the best flight prices to booking the right hotel, every aspect needs to be contemplated with a great amount of care. Nonetheless, because of this we often end up overlooking the ‘little’ matters, such as baggage allowance. You may think this is not a big issue. But, it is very important and it is something you need to think about with every corporate trip you organise. Instead of merely thinking about this aspect when you book your flight or when you pack your suitcase, you need to consider it earlier so you are not spending a lot more money than is necessary.
What process do you take when you try and find your flights? Most businesses will search for the relevant flights and then they will choose the cheapest one. Sounds good enough, right? So, why is it that once they get to the check out their flight ticket does not seem so cheap anymore? This is because there are a lot of excess charges being added during the purchase process. This includes everything from in-flight meals, to insurance to indeed hold luggage. You need to consider all of these aspects before you purchase. If you do this you will get a true reflection of how much the ticket is actually going to cost you. This is why taking baggage into account beforehand is so important.
However, this is not the easiest thing to do. It can be extremely time-consuming. You would have to choose a flight, go halfway through the payment process, make a note of how expensive it is, and then repeat the entire process for all other suitable flights. You would then have to compare them against one and other. Choose the right option and then go through the payment process all over again! Sounds like a nightmare right? Well, that is without even factoring in the point that a lot of airlines charge you twice for hold luggage, i.e. they will charge you for both your inbound and outbound flight, and thus this can make the calculations a little trickier.
Instead, you really should not be worrying about all of this. Find a travel management company that will do all of the hard work for you. Travel managers will make it a lot easier for you to search for the cheapest deals. They will also help you to organise everything effectively as well. You will be able to stay within your budget and information regarding baggage allowance will be at your fingertips. Don’t only seek to find out how much it costs for one hold bag. How much could you be charged if you are over the weight allowance? Is it cheaper to buy a first class ticket in terms of baggage cost and allowance? Look at the whole picture and you will definitely be more effective in terms of travel.
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