Chancellor demanding more spending cuts from departments to fund Autumn Statement giveawaysJan 07, 2014 // Anthony Isabel
The Chancellor has angered Conservative and Liberal Democrat ministers by asking for emergency savings on the eve of his statement so that he can balance the books. The departments under pressure include the Home Office, Justice, Defence, Business and Work and Pensions.
Mr Osborne’s move has reopened a Cabinet debate over the previous decision to ring-fence the NHS, schools and overseas aid budgets, meaning any extra savings must be found from the non-protected departments that have already suffered cuts announced since 2010.
Although Cabinet sources say a deal will be done by Thursday, one said there was resentment that Mr Osborne had launched a “mini spending review” to finance moves to cut domestic energy bills by £50 and populist measures announced at this autumn’s Tory and Liberal Democrat conferences. These we
Network and Grow At One Of These EventsJan 04, 2014 // Anthony Isabel
Welcome to our latest curated list of events, contests and awards for small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and growing companies. To see a full list or to submit your own event, contest or award listing, visit the Small Business Events Calendar.
Dell World 2013 December 11, 2013, Austin, TX
Dell World is Dells annual tech conference. This year it features a keynote address by Michael Dell, CEO of Dell, and one by Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal.
Finland: Burger King to go ahead with Finnish expansion plansDec 24, 2013 // Anthony Isabel
Despite the fast food industry in Finland suffering from the recession, Burger King will not abandon plans for its expansion into the country.
Finnish Hospitality Association chief Timo Lappi said fast food sales normally increase during a recession, but this time even they have slumped in Finland while, at the same time, the supply has increased. He added that it’s an unusual phenomenon that they cannot explain.
The association’s statistics reveal that sales growth in the fast food industry is slower than it ever was during the 2000s. Meanwhile, there are less fast food outlets per capita than there have been for more than 20 years.
However, despite the bleak outlook heading into the new year, Burger King will not scrap plans to expand in Finland and challenge McDonalds and local chain Hesburger.
Burger King, the second largest hamburger chain in the world, opened its first new outlet in Helsinki last Friday. The
Is the Aio Wireless ZTE Velox Tablet For You?Dec 05, 2013 // Anthony Isabel
Smartphone screens are just a wee bit small after you hold a 10-inch or 7-inch tablet. According to different research studies, smartphone users often purchase a tablet. My guess is that many business owners are also parents who are tired of giving up their smartphone when a child calls for a device. But they want a tablet that can be useful for work, too.
If that sounds like you, then this review of the Aio Wireless ZTE Velox tablet is for you.
A Look at the Aio Wireless ZTE Velox Tablet
Aio Wireless is a no-contract cell phone provider (built on AT&Ts network) that also offers a tablet for $15/month.
Issuing and acquiring services provider Valitor makes mark on global stageNov 19, 2013 // Anthony Isabel
The Iceland-based international card payment services provider Valitor has been making its mark on the global stage in recent years, expanding its issuing and processing services for prepaid programs within European countries. Valitor now offers its BIN sponsorship and processing services for entities running or planning to run prepaid programs within the European countries.
Valitor Issuing System is an issuing processing platform that works in coordination with domestic and international partners, giving them the opportunity to develop and configure various card solutions in their portfolio. VIS connects partners with VISA, MasterCard, and Closed loop projects. Currently, Valitor is issuing 70% of all credit and debit cards in Iceland under the VISA brand.
With Valitor being PCI compliant, the VIS platform offers partners to minimise their PCI scope. Ev
Inflation falls to its lowest level for more than a year as consumers benefit from petrol pump price warNov 08, 2013 // Anthony Isabel
A petrol pump price war that saw 4.9p cut from a litre of fuel, together with a smaller contribution for tuition fees, helped the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rate fall from 2.7 per cent in September.
The sharper-than-expected drop took CPI to a level not seen since September 2012, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed.
Six Unique Ways to Boost Web Traffic Without MarketingNov 03, 2013 // Anthony Isabel
Building a website is one thing, but getting website traffic and converting it into money is another. Steady growth should be your constant business objective. Have you planned a strategy to boost Web traffic without the use of marketing?
If you focus on conventional link building process for traffic generation, then tell me inform that you are missing out on lots of potential customers.
Although marketing is important for business success, there are a few secrets that help you double your website traffic without having to do any marketing. Without wasting too much of your time, below are a few tricks to implement to boost Web traffic to your site without marketing.
Boost Web Traffic With These Tips
Snippets add significant value to an organic listing in search engine results and can dramatically enhance website traffic.