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Many businesses within the food industry depend on the use of artificial food dyes to colour their food and beverage products. They use artificial colours because consumers expect their food and beverages to look a certain way — they want their cherry-flavored candy to be red and cheddar cheese to be orange. The food industry can’t do away with food colouring altogether, but they can opt for more natural alternatives.   Many consumers are concerned about the use of artificial dyes in their food products and beverages because they believe that they have negative health effects. Studies have suggested that…

What To Do When Your Business Owes Too Much

Starting your own business is a dream come true for thousands of entrepreneurs, whether you’re turning your passion project into your profession, opening a restaurant, or taking your skills and starting your own firm. But it’s a risk – that’s what being an entrepreneur means. Many businesses wind up shutting down when their owners get in over their heads in debt, with their assets sold off and creditors in line to claim the proceeds. The key to surviving in business is knowing where you stand and predicting trouble before you’re in it. The sooner you know you can’t handle your…

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There are a variety of reasons why a company may choose to implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. For some organizations, implementation comes as a result of outgrowing the system that’s already in place, which may even be obsolete at this point in time. Some look to enterprise resource planning software as a tool for boosting productivity, hoping it will help to improve each staff member’s level of efficiency. Regardless of why enterprise resource planning software is being considered, it’s important to take a few steps before implementation occurs. Here are a few things to focus on prior to implementing…

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In business, clear and easy communication is exceptionally important. As video calls become a standard in many organizations, it’s still a surprise to know that plenty of users are winging it along. If your video calls keep failing, here are a few mistakes you might be making: Going with the regular settings Using that video conferencing program for the first time? After you test it to make sure it works, take the time to adjust the default settings, from the microphone settings to the camera angles and everything else in between. Otherwise, you could end up with an unflattering camera…