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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…

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The time has come for your small business to make the switch from shared hosting onto a Virtual Private Server (VPS), offering you a greater amount of your own resources without requiring you to share with other websites, faster speeds, and better security. Alternatively, your established company already works on a VPS but is looking for more advanced options without having to order a dedicated server and over-pay for features you don’t need. Regardless of where you are in your growth as a business, there is a flexible VPS plan out there that will suit your needs and allow you…

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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Shopping online for a gift, a woman finds the perfect jewelry box for her friend. Satisfied with her discovery, she clicks the checkout button only to learn her order is below the minimum purchase requirement. Searching the site, she can’t find anything else she likes, so she buys a similar jewelry box from a competitor who doesn’t have quantity stipulations. What happened here? The first ecommerce vendor imposed a mandatory minimum to check out, which cost them the sale. Below, we’ll examine a few of the pros and cons of minimum order requirements. Pro: Covers Shipping Costs The primary reason…

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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…