Main Entry: busy

Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: engaged, at work

Synonyms: active, already taken, assiduous, at it, buried, diligent, employed, engaged, engrossed, having a full plate, having enough on one’s plate, having fish to fry, having many irons in the fire, hustling, in a meeting, in conference, in someone else’s possession, in the field, in the laboratory, industrious, occupied, on assignment, on duty, on the go, overloaded, persevering, slaving, snowed, swamped, tied up, unavailable, up to one’s ears, with a customer, working

Antonyms: idle, quiet, unbusy, unemployed, unengaged

Main Entry: busy

Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: active, on the go

Synonyms: bustling, busy as a beaver, energetic, full, fussy, hectic, humming, hustling, lively, popping, restless, strenuous, tireless, tiring

Antonyms: idle, inactive, lazy

Main Entry: busy

Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: nosy, impertinent

Synonyms: butting in, curious, forward, inquisitive, interfering, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, nebby, obtrusive, officious, prying, pushy, snoopy, stirring, troublesome

Main Entry: active

Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: very involved in activity

Synonyms: aggressive, agile, alert, alive, animated, assiduous, bold, brisk, bustling, busy, chipper, daring, dashing, determined, dexterous, diligent, dynamic, eager, energetic, engaged, enlivened, enterprising, enthusiastic, eventful, fireball, forceful, forcible, fresh, frisky, hard-working, high-spirited, hyper, industrious, intense, inventive, jumping, keen, lively, nimble, on the move, perky, persevering, purposeful, pushing, quick, rapid, ready, resolute, sharp, sprightly, spry, whiz*, zealous

Antonyms: disinterested, idle, indifferent, lazy, quiescent, quiet

Main Entry: assiduous

Part of Speech: adjective

Synonyms: active, attentive, busy, constant, diligent, eager beaver, exacting, grinding, indefatigable, industrious, laborious, persevering, plugging, scrupulous, sedulous, steady, studious, unflagging, untiring, whiz, zealous

Antonyms: lazy, neglectful, negligent

Main Entry: brisk

Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: fast-moving; active

Synonyms: adroit, agile, alert, animated, bustling, busy, energetic, lively, nimble, quick, speedy, sprightly, spry, vigorous, vivacious, zippy

Antonyms: inactive, slow, sluggish, unenergetic

Main Entry: diligent

Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: persevering, hard-working

Synonyms: active, assiduous, attentive, busy, careful, conscientious, constant, eager, eager beaver, earnest, grind*, indefatigable, industrious, laborious, occupied, operose, painstaking, persistent, persisting, pertinacious, plugging, sedulous, steadfast, studious, tireless, unflagging, unrelenting, untiring

Antonyms: inactive, indifferent, languid, lazy, lethargic, negligent

Main Entry: earnest

Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: very enthusiastic

Synonyms: ardent, busy, devoted, diligent, eager, fervent, fervid, heartfelt, impassioned, industrious, keen, passionate, perseverant, purposeful, sedulous, sincere, urgent, vehement, warm, wholehearted, zealous

Antonyms: flippant, unconcerned, unenthusiastic, unpassionate, unpurposeful, unthoughtful

Main Entry: elaborate

Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: intricate; involved

Synonyms: busy, careful, complex, complicated, decorated, detailed, elegant, embellished, exact, extensive, extravagant, fancy, fussy, garnished, high tech, highly wrought, imposing, knotty, labored, labyrinthine, luxurious, many-faceted, minute, ornamented, ornate, ostentatious, overdone, overworked, painstaking, perfected, plush, posh, precise, prodigious, refined, showy, skillful, sophisticated, studied, thorough, with all the extras, with all the options, with bells and whistles

Antonyms: general, normal, plain, regular, simple, uncomplicated, unelaborate, uninvolved, usual

Main Entry: employed

Part of Speech: adjective

Synonyms: active, at it, at work, busy, engaged, hired, in a job, in collar, in harness, in place, inked, laboring, occupied, on board, on duty, on the job, on the payroll, operating, plugging away, selected, signed

Antonyms: idle, inactive, unemployed, unengaged, unoccupied

busy O.E. bisig “careful, anxious, busy, occupied,” cognate with O.Du. bezich, Low Ger. besig; no known connection with any other Germanic or Indo-European language. Still pronounced as in M.E. but for some unclear reason the spelling shifted to -u- in 15c. The word was a euphemism for “sexually active” in 17c. Of telephone lines, 1893. In M.E. sometimes with a sense of “prying, meddlesome,” preserved in busybody. Busy work is first recorded 1910. The verb is O.E. bisgian.

#types of business


5 Different Types Of Businesses


Sole proprietor

Definition:A sole proprietorship is a business that is owned and operated by a natural person (individual). This is the simplest form of business entity. The sole proprietorship is not a legal entity. The business has no existence separate from the owner who is called the proprietor. SARS

Typical sole traders include the man-in-a-van type of occupation such as a plumber or electrician. However, the term can also apply to people who run small, web-based businesses from home.

This is the simplest and the most common type of business out there. The sole proprietor is responsible for everything the business does. You trade under your own name, with no separation of assets and liabilities. This means that you’ll be held personally liable for any debts that the business incurs.



Definition:A partnership is the relationship existing between two or more persons who join to carry on a trade or business. Each person contributes money, property, labour or skill, and expects to share in the profits and losses of the business. IRS

Partnerships are typically found in professional services such as accountants, lawyers, doctors, dentists etc, where the partners can share expertise and skills. They can also share the workload, organising work rotas to allow for time off and holidays. Partnerships comprise two or more people and any profits, debts and decisions related to the business are shared.



Definition:A company is a legal entity made up of an association of persons, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise. Wikipedia

Companies are owned by shareholders who each put an amount of money into a central pool. This pool of capital is then added to by borrowing and other forms of finance. Directors run the company on behalf of shareholders, who receive a share of the profits. Each shareholder receives a portion – or share – of the company that is equivalent to what they put in.

A company is seen as a legal entity that is entirely separate from the shareholders.



Definition:A franchise in its’ simplest form is an agreement or license entered into by two parties, the franchisor and the franchisee. Which Franchise

Franchises are licensing arrangements whereby an individual or group can buy the right to trade and produce under a well-known brand name in a given locality. A franchise involves you using another company’s successful business model – and name – to establish your own business. The franchisee benefits from working for themselves while having the privilege and reputation associated with a much larger group.

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Limited liability

Definition:Limited liability is a type of liability that does not exceed the amount invested in a partnership or limited liability company. The limited liability feature is one of the biggest advantages of investing in publicly listed companies. Investopedia

Limited liabilities are intended to benefit professional partnerships such as lawyers, doctors etc. They offer a form of business protection for company shareholders and some limited partners. For these individuals, the maximum sum they can lose from a business venture that goes under, is the sum of money that they invested in the company.

Limited liability allows the members to limit their personal liability if something goes wrong with the business.

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Доменні імена.

Доменні імена.

Доменні імена.

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Один БЕЗКОШТОВНИЙ домен .COM. COM.MX. COM.BR. CA. UK. CO.UK. CO. NET або .ORG за умови придбання нового плану на 12, 24 або 36 місяців. Перш ніж здійснити покупку, потрібно додати доменне ім’я до кошика, а щоб скористатися пропозицією безкоштовного домену, слід вибрати термін дії домену, що дорівнює терміну дії вашого плану або не перевищує його. У разі придбання доменного імені на довший термін, ніж вказано у плані, потрібно буде сплатити за додатковий термін дії реєстрації за дійсним на той час тарифом. Не можна використовувати одночасно з іншою пропозицією, розпродажем, знижками чи акціями. Пропозиція безкоштовного домену стосується тільки терміну дії початкового плану. Після завершення терміну дії початкового плану домени, придбані в рамках цієї пропозиції, можна буде відновити за дійсним на той час тарифом.

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#business travel


Is Frequent Business Travel Killing You?

We often look at those who get to jet off to new and exotic locations on a regular basis with envy, even if their travels are for work. For those who don’t have the ability to frequently travel, being able to visit new places and cultures is an absolute luxury.

But, a study recently published in the journal Environment and Planning is shedding light on a dark side of frequent business travel. According to this study, people who engage in frequent travel, which the study refers to as “hypermobility,” may experience adverse psychological, emotional and physical effects.

Jet lag is one of the most common health risks with frequent travel, disrupting your body’s circadian rhythm. It can cause fatigue and gastrointestinal problems and even affect your mood, judgment and ability to concentrate. Jet lag’s interference with the body’s rhythms causes a widespread disruption of many biological processes, potentially increasing the risk of heart attack or stroke and, if chronic, may cause cognitive deficits.

Frequent air travel can increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism, expose you to more germs and contribute to dry eyes and dehydrated skin.

Every time you fly, you get zapped by a little extra UV and cosmic radiation from space. It goes right through you, in very small amounts. It s typically nothing you need to worry about, even if you re pregnant. But, flying 85,000 miles a year goes beyond the limit for public exposure to radiation – with exposure to radiation at high altitude hundreds of times higher than at ground level, the risk of cancer becomes higher.

Frequent business travelers tend to have fewer opportunities to exercise, worse eating habits than when they’re at home and occasionally over-consume alcohol, further impacting their health.

Wait, there’s more.

Frequent travel impacts psychological and emotional health. There’s always a level of stress preparing and making arrangements for trips, but when you arrive at your destination for vacation, you relax and unwind. This is often not the case for business travelers – their workload isn’t reduced and they may experience more stress trying to complete tasks during travel.

Flight delays can trigger anxiety and fatigue. And, constantly traveling for business can be disorienting and lonely since so much time is spent away from friends and family. While frequently traveling opens you up to new opportunities to make new connections and friendships, this study found these relationships tend to be situational, expendable and short-lived.

Researchers in this study found the brighter side of hypermobility is the “glamorized” viewpoint others have of the frequent traveler, perceiving them as having a higher social status. And social media only enhances this with the ability (or social obligation) to post photos and check in to exotic locations for everyone to see where you are.

While frequent business travelers’ social media posts glamorize what they’re doing, they also overshadow all of the negative impacts of what they’re doing.

Frequent business travel is becoming more common, meaning these negative effects could begin to impact a broader population, according to researchers.

So what does all of this mean? For frequent business travelers, you may not have a choice about flying for work, but you can work to counteract these negative effects.

First, make a concerted effort to eat healthy, skip alcohol and take advantage of hotel fitness centers during business trips. Make sure you try your best to keep moving instead of sitting for hours upon hours – walk around the airport, walk around the plane, find a space to stretch. That will help with the possibility of developing DVT. When you can, catch up on your sleep to prevent and ward off jet lag. And when you are home, make sure you’re spending plenty of time with your friends and family.

#business funding


Business grants, loans and finance

Warwickshire County Council Growth Fund

Small Grants
The budget for Small Capital Grants 2015/16 has now been fully allocated. Further opportunities will be available in 2016/2017.

Growth Fund Loans
Coventry and Warwickshire Re-Investment Trust are delivering the small loans to business programme. Loans of between £1000 to £50,000 are available. Please contact CWRT to learn more and apply for a loan.

Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership Funding

The Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership offers a comprehensive package of grants and loans to businesses. The CWLEP and WCC are also able to help you access other regional or national programmes.

Local businesses with investment proposals are invited to complete an expression of interest form. The CWLEP and its partners will then work with you to identify the best fit. This could be one of the CWLEP’s funds or it might be a programme delivered regionally or nationally. Regardless, you will be guided through the process and, if your proposal is suitable, you will be helped to complete an application form.

For more information about the process, see the CWLEP web site. Alternatively, contact the Economy skills Team for more information or advice.

CWLEP Funding Programmes

Warwickshire Rural Growth NetworkThis programme is now closed

Warwickshire is one of just five Rural Growth Network (RGN ) pilots in the country. We offer a flexible package of advice and support to rural businesses in any sector and people looking to start their own business. For more information, about what the programme achieved see the RGN web site .

Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme

The Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme offers two types of capital grants:

  • Small Capital – From £1,000 up to £10,000 for new start-up businesses or for small and medium sized businesses looking to grow.
  • Large Capital Access to Finance Up to £50,000 for small and medium sized businesses operating in one of the CW-LEP priority sectors.

Grants are available at different intervention rates (up to 10%, 20% or 30%) depending on the size and location of the business. Grants can help with investments in buildings/ premises and machinery or equipment.

The Coventry and Warwickshire Business Growth Package is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Coventry City Council, and Warwickshire County Council.

North Warwickshire, Hinkley Bosworth LEADER Programme

England s Rural Heart

The LEADER Programme can allocate money to local businesses, groups or organisations to help them carry out projects which create jobs, help businesses to grow and which benefit the rural economy in North Warwickshire, Hinkley Bosworth.

For more information please visit the North Warwickshire website

Business grants, loans and finance was last updated on August 2, 2016.

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#business development manager


You are here: Home Business Development Strategies

There are a variety of different strategies one can use when developing business. It is important to understand the strategies a business development manager has used in the past before you bring them into your firm. Their approach may differ from what your company expects from its business developers. I’m going to cover of few of the most common approaches, but each business developer may have his/her own unique approach that incorporates portions of the following strategies:

The Expert/Inbound Strategy

This business development strategy is used more by doer-sellers and may not be appropriate for a full-time business development manager

The Expert/Inbound Strategy tries to set the business development manager as an expert in the company or client’s field. One example might be the engineer who creates the perception that he/she is in expert in energy savings for office buildings. This business development manager ‘s company designs energy retrofits for office buildings. Therefore, he/she is targeting real estate developers who may want to increase their building’s energy efficiency.

The business development manager writes articles and books, blogs, speaks at conferences, and participates in relevant industry associations with the hope that people will perceive him/her as the expert in the field.

As mentioned, this is an inbound strategy because the business development manager’s approach is passive. They put themselves out there and wait for people to reach out to them.

While, at first, it may seem like a dumb business development strategy. It’s been historically very effective, particularly when conducted by doer-sellers. Many businesses start out and have grown successful using this strategy.

The Client List Strategy

Another business development strategy centers around client lists. For example, let’s say you are targeting large general construction contractors in Tennessee. You can research, create, or even buy that list. From there, you can cold call or network your way to the decision makers within the organization. You can even use email marketing as a way to track clicks and uncover who might be receptive to talking with you. Assuming you have the right list, this can be a very effective strategy.

The Network Strategy

The networking strategy is not nearly as targeted. Business development managers using this approach often attend many industry events, lunches, etc. Their goal is to use their network to identify and connect with potential clients. Many business development managers use this approach because it’s less stressful than the Client List Strategy.

It has its advantages and disadvantages. Its advantage is you may identify a potential client that wouldn’t have appeared on a client list. The disadvantage is this strategy can take a long time, is not as targeted, and relies on the quality of the business developer’s network (and his/her ability to leverage that network).

The Old Client

#business loans for bad credit


You Can Apply for These Small Business Loans with Bad Credit

Small business owners are often turned away by lenders when they have poor credit. That’s because a bad credit score implies you have not managed your finances properly in the past.

Luckily, it’s possible to secure small business loans with poor credit.

A number of alternative lenders are offering loan solutions for bad credit today. These lenders place more importance on the operating history and strength of your business. In other words, they do not focus solely on your credit score when they consider your loan application.

Here are some loans for bad credit options worth exploring.

Small Business Loans with Bad Credit


The best thing about Kabbage is that it does not require a minimum credit score to qualify. It does, however, check your credit history. If you are looking for some short-term working capital, Kabbage is worth trying. You can borrow from its line of credit and repay on an as-needed basis.

To qualify, you should have minimum annual revenue of $50,000 and have been in business for at least a year. You must also have a business checking account, bookkeeping software or an online payment platform.

It takes only a few minutes to complete the online application process and if approved you can get funds in just a couple of days.


Fundbox does not have a minimum credit score or minimum annual revenue requirement. Instead, it takes the value of your invoices and ability to repay the loan into consideration.

Funding is prompt and takes up to just three business days.

To qualify, you must use bookkeeping software or online accounting that can link to Fundbox and have a minimum of six months’ activity in one of these software applications.


OnDeck offers both term loans and lines of credit. You can go for the term loan if you are looking for some quick cash to expand. If you want to manage your cash flow and working capital, a line of credit is your best option.

To qualify for OnDeck’s term loan, you must have a personal credit score of 500 or higher. For a line of credit, your personal credit score should be at least 600.

Once you complete the online application process, you’ll get a decision within a few minutes and funding as soon as the following day.

Interestingly, OnDeck reports your payment activity to the three credit bureaus, which means paying off your loan on time can boost your credit score.


If you lack collateral, have poor credit and unpaid invoices, you may consider BlueVine. The lender offers an advance based on the value of your invoices. Approval is based on the strength of your cash flow and the financial strength of your debtors.

You do need to have a personal credit score of 530 or more to qualify. Also you should have at least $120,000 in annual revenue and have been in business for at least three months.


If you have a new business, StreetShares is a good option to explore. The lender requires a minimum of one year in business and $25,000 in annual revenue. But even if you have been in business for only six months and you can qualify with $100,000 in revenue.

You need to have a minimum personal credit score of 600 or more and a strong cash flow to be eligible.


Dealstruck is a good option if you are looking for different loan products. The lender offers a term loan for expansion, an asset-based line of credit for businesses with unpaid invoices and an inventory line of credit for businesses that have recurring inventory purchase requirements.

To qualify, you need to have a minimum credit score of 600, although company CEO Ethan Senturia has said that the company accepts scores in the 500 range. You also need at least $150,000 in annual revenue and need to have been in business for at least a year.

A bad credit score may create problems for you when you try securing funds for your business, but it shouldn t stop you from exploring options. You need to understand your needs and look for options that meet your requirements.

Shubhomita Bose is a Staff Writer for Small Business Trends. She covers key studies and surveys about the small business market, along with general small business news. She draws on 8 years of experience in copywriting, marketing and communications, having worked extensively on creating content for small and medium sized enterprises.

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#business networking


Welcome to Raleigh Business Connections

As a Raleigh business networking group, we are committed to helping you grow your business through effective referral marketing. This article provides some time-tested advice to having success as a member of a business networking group. Business networking is a joining together of business people, including sole-proprietors, sales people.

Raleigh Business Connections is a business networking group in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is a diverse, non-competing membership group with one member representing each career field. Download the Raleigh Business Connections Membership Agreement Form. Membership Guidelines If you primarily sell residential real-estate and we.

Mistakes Some Business Networkers Make: Some people think that business networking is simply a matter of showing up to meetings, handing out business cards and waiting for people to give them referrals. These people quickly become frustrated with the results of this strategy. It is important to us that you prosper as a member of our.

This is a list of various resources freely available to you to help you become a more effective business networker. If you know of any other quality resources or would like to contribute your own, please click the Contact Us button above or talk to one of us at our meeting on Wednesday. Business Networking A great resource for.

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#business networking


NETWORKING is the single most powerful marketing tactic to accelerate and sustain success for any individual or organization! Adam Small

Networking is about making connections and building enduring, mutually beneficial relationships. SBN operates as a catalyst to ensure you meet the right people to include in your network and expand your sphere of influence.

Ultimately, it s not about who you know. but WHO KNOWS YOU!!

Ask any senior executive, politician, community leader or successful salesperson which single skill or habit helped them excel in their career an overwhelming majority will respond with one simple word Networking.

We are constantly bombarded with advertisements, emails, status updates, special offers, and sales pitches creating a cluttered message. Personal relationships enable you and your organization to stand out, rise above the noise and remain top of mind.

Relationships are the catalyst for success.
People do business with those they like and trust.
Serve as a resource, help others succeed.

Networking provides the most productive, most proficient and most enduring tactic to build relationships.

To succeed you must continually connect with new people, cultivate emerging relationships and leverage your network.

Learn dynamics within your industry
Establish your business contacts
Get plugged in to your community
Seek new career opportunities

Facilitate win-win relationships
Create your referral networks
Accelerate your professional development
Develop knowledge resources

Networking Resources to enhance your effectiveness: