For most business owners and managers, success and financial growth are defined primarily by concepts like customer retention, new product and service development, and employee engagement. They are also driven by a concrete set of numbers – think gross revenue, net income, cash flow and debt-to-equity ratio. But there is another aspect to the success and profit formula, and that is how your company handles the vital issue of safety in the workplace. Investing in workplace safety is worth every penny because it is protecting your most valuable asset – your employees. Continue reading
September is National Preparedness Month, an annual awareness effort designed to highlight the importance of being ready for the many kinds of emergencies that can impact all of us. For small and medium-sized business owners and managers, now is a good time to make sure you have a comprehensive disaster preparation and recovery plan in place. Consider this: without preparation, a single disaster or infrastructure failure could cripple your company, inflicting financial damage from which your organization may never recover. Continue reading
Thank you for visiting our “Top 5 Delivered by DHL” series. It’s a fast and informative way to help you learn more about global topics that affect your business. Below, we’re delivering insights about how your business can prepare for holiday shipping – and how you can execute your plans flawlessly. Look for more about Going Global, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Cuba, Brazil, Avoiding Import Delays, NAFTA, International Business Travel and Global E-Commerce on our YouTube playlist. Continue reading
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are nearly here, and businesses are beginning to put their holiday marketing plans into high gear. Creative discounts, specials and promotions are lined up. Unique seasonal partnerships are ready for launch. At the same time, companies are addressing the key challenges that stem from higher volumes of store and site visitors, training seasonal staff, testing website infrastructure and coordinating with suppliers.
Both online retailers and brick-and-mortar operations are also taking a hard look at another element that will be critical to their overall success: shipping and logistics. Continue reading
Business leaders today understand the triple value involved in pursuing sustainable operating practices: global environmental benefits, improved business efficiency, and increased customer engagement. They understand that going green can help build a better world by reducing waste on every level, a move that can boost profits while appealing to a growing legion of environmental-minded consumers. Continue reading