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Business International - 5 Crucial Factors to Consider When Sourcing Products Globally

By Bruce ThomsanSourcing products from a different country can be a great way to expand your business as it comes with many advantages. Like, you get a new market to explore business opportunities, you lower your production costs, get raw materials at a cheaper rate, increase your production capacity, the quality of your products also improves over time. And you will be in a better position to compete with other players in the market.But you can enjoy these benefits of global sourcing only if you consider certain important factors. They include:1. Financial RisksSourcing products from overseas cuts down on the costs of labour and raw materials but brings along with it a monetary risk which includes paying additional costs like:
Shipping and hidden costsCost of delay Costs incurred due to loss of goods Other costs like documentation fees, supplier fees, cost of transactions, etc.
2. Product QualityQuality decides the level of acceptance of goods and so it should not be compromised at a…

Business Sales - How To Work Anywhere In The World

By Mike Brooks Lately, I've received quite a few emails and phone calls from people asking me if I can help them find a phone sales job they can work anywhere in the world. I spoke with a woman last week who, apparently, has a lot of experience in inside sales, is used to working on a short-term contract basis, and wanted to know if I had any contacts with companies who could use her services. She wants to work from Paris.Just today, my assistant forwarded me an email from a guy who asked this same question: did I know of any companies who were looking for remote inside sales reps. More and more people are wanting the flexibility to work from wherever, and, presumably, whenever they want, and why not? A couple of years ago, my wife and I took a condo on Waikiki Beach, HI, for two months. I worked in the mornings and by noon I was at the beach. It was pretty sweet. So, is it possible to earn a living selling over the phone while enjoying the flexibility of working from where ever …

Self Improvement - My Unexpected Social Experiment

By Chris Atley This week I enjoyed an extended period of Hawaiian vibes J It was nice to bring some mellow back to an extra full life! I so loved our break and when it was time to come home, I was reminded of how much I love the life we have created. Albeit a little chaotic at times, I love it ALL. One of my favourite things to do is drive my kids and their friends to where they need to go or have a house full of kids at our place. This week it was my turn to drive Jude and his buddies to their baseball practice (it's a good distance), and I so loved the conversations that ensued. It's a great way to keep up with my kids and to also create a fun, safe have been had in our hot tub! Sometimes it's these small moments that bring the most joy.So while we were away we rented a "little red corvette". Remember that song by Prince?! We of course played it while driving around. We were hoping to get a jeep, but the island had a recall on them and so we went with a conver…

Self Improvement - Being Able To Face Pain Is An Important Part Of Developing Self-Awareness

By Oliver JR Cooper A little while ago, I was thinking about the role that pain plays when it comes to developing self-awareness and self-knowledge. I thought that if someone experiences pain and ends up reaching out for something to take their pain away, it is going to stop them from looking into why they feel the way that they do.And, if this is what takes place whenever they feel pain, it is going to stop them from being able to have a strong connection with their inner world. Their inner discomfort will be seen as something to avoid as opposed to something to be with.The DownsideOn the plus side, this will allow them to feel better and stop them from having to feel bad. Whatever they are drawn to, whether it be drugs, food, sex, social media or alcohol, for instance, it will be a way to sooth themselves.The trouble with this approach is that they are not going to able to find out why they feel the way they do and then to do something about it. Their inner world will be sending th…

Healthy - Can You Really Hypnotise Yourself?

By William T Batten Imagine someone with a problem. Let's say they have a bad habit such as smoking. This problem comes from their unconscious thinking. Maybe it's something they picked up as a child. If it were conscious thinking, they could choose to change it. For changing unconscious thinking, hypnosis is the answer.A hypnotic trance brings unconscious material into conscious awareness. It also loosens up your thinking, allowing you to view a problem from more angles. These allow you to change your patterns of thought that are usually invisible to you.This is why I adore hypnosis. All of your problems - everything from phobias to business failures - have their roots in your unconscious. All of your greatest resources are there, too. If you've ever surprised yourself by being extra talented, charismatic or creative, this is how.Hypnotic trances are wonderful. If the only way to experience one is by seeing a hypnotist, though, then that's a shame.But is that the cas…

Skin Care - Controlling Your Psoriasis

By Jenetta Haim Psoriasis is a condition that affects your skin it can just affect parts of your skin or, if allowed to spread, cover your whole body. If you are suffering from psoriasis it is important to have a healthy balanced diet as it will help get rid of it although psoriasis is hard to get rid of and you need to constantly monitor it. Changing your diet is one way that you can help ease the symptoms and once you have a new eating plan in place it will be easier to stick to it.People who suffer from psoriasis have a higher risk of serious health issues like heart disease, diabetes and strokes and by having a healthy well-balanced diet the risk of these are also lowered. If you want to be sure which foods affect you personally have a test done for inflammation by your naturopath. That is totally different to the allergy tests your doctor can do.However, as a general rule some of the foods that may be causing your psoriasis symptoms to get worse can include dairy products, tomat…