Increasing profitability in a retail environment is what every retailer is chasing after. How to maximize sales units without sacrificing profit is the key. Cost structure and pricing strategies impact how a retailer functions, and how far its profits go. Finding the right pricing strategies for a retailer can take some experimenting, but it’s well worth when it comes down to the rewards. Here are twelve possible retail pricing strategies you can try for businesses:View post
Camping calls to mind the old American Dream. Go west, young man. The way of Horatio Alger and, to a much lesser and more dire extent, The Donner Party. With scarce resources, we head out into the great wild, in search of adventure and living off the land. We cook over open fires we made by using skills from our years as Scouts. Rarely, if ever, are we removed from the humdrum of suburbia or the bustle of the city streets and in commune with nature. But are we heathens? Never. There's an episode of Frasier in which the titular character ...
Oh Canada! Over the past decade, Canada has become more populous and diverse as ever. With housing affordability and job creation at the forefront of important issues for Canadians (and immigrants alike) and the Canadian economy, here is a list of six of the best Canadian cities to live and work in (in no particular order):View post
From big name brands to corporations you would never expect to see go bankrupt, sometimes filing for bankruptcy is a necessary step towards protecting one’s assets. Maybe it’s strong competition, debt you can’t repay, internal business trouble, or something else. Here are some recent bankruptcies we think are worth noting.View post
Italy is famous for its delicious dishes such as pizza, pasta and risotto, but also for a variety of gourmet foods. Gourmet Italian food products like fresh truffles and sheep milk cheese are served in many fine restaurants around the world, and can be purchased in specialty food markets.View post
When planning a move, one of the ways to cut costs is figuring out ways to make the process as affordable as possible. One way to cut on your moving expenses is by collecting moving boxes as opposed to buying them. You don’t have to fork out cash on things you can get for free when you’re on a budget. Here is where to get free moving boxes: 1. On Craigslist Credit: Pixabay A quick search on the free section of Craigslist will reveal a multitude of people with items they are willing to give out for free. There is always someone who ...
Wine is far more than a simple beverage. Some refer to it as a type of art that can tell a story based on many factors. A wine from a vintage year can tell a story based on the history of that time, for instance. However, it can also be a pretty smart investment to buy the right wine provided that you know what you’re doing. Alongside those, wine collecting can be a passionate hobby, a memorable souvenir, or even a decorative piece for some. The point that is being made here is that wine can be an incredibly lucrative or ...
Catering for a wedding is a major decision, which takes quite a chunk off the wedding budget. However, there are cheap wedding foods that can be considered as viable alternatives, which leave the guests thoroughly satiated. Here are twelve ideas of mouthwatering foods that you can choose for your wedding catering:View post
Careers in health care continue to make up some of the top jobs in Canada. Considering how our population continues to age and will require more health assistance moving forward, health care professionals are going to be called upon to meet the high demand. The best paying medical jobs are largely focused on serving the senior population, although they don't cover all of the jobs. Some of the best paying family physicians may even have a higher income than lawyers.View post
Should you file bankruptcy? In times of financial hardships or if you have more debt than you’re able to handle right now, you may be leaning towards bankruptcy protection. Fortunately, bankruptcy isn’t your only option. In Canada, bankruptcy alternatives can be more advantageous and protect you from the consequences of that come with declaring bankruptcy.View post
Have you read too many John Grisham episodes? Have you binge-watched all season of “Law and Order”? Have you solved every Agatha Christie mystery before hitting the halfway mark? If so, then you might be interested in a career in the legal profession. We can’t blame you. Pop culture has made it seem way too exciting, but the reality is quite different: It is so slow, tedious, and complex. But it remains a rewarding career choice, even if you’re not the attorney general. Interested?View post
For companies of all shapes and sizes, data captured in the field can provide invaluable information that helps them understand what is happening at different stages of their organization. In order to make smart business decisions, managers and other executives need data to help flesh out their understanding and ensure continuity throughout long-term strategies. That being said, data needs to be collected efficiently and effectively if it is going to have any real impact. Here are some of the best way to make that happen.View post
Running a business is extremely challenging to do on your own. Even successful, established companies take advantage of joint ventures to advance their goals. Instead of being limited by your resources, joint ventures give you the flexibility to take action on the projects that will move your business forward. Check out the following 8 different types of joint ventures in business:View post