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Setting Up Your Mobile Business

Setting up a business can be challenging; setting up a mobile business doubly so. Here’s a quick checklist of important things to remember when deciding to set up your new mobile business.

  • Get your licenses in order and come up with a business plan. Setting up a business can be tricky but must remain within the law at all times.
  • Contact the IRS and the Small Business Administration for information about how to set up your mobile business. Experienced, professional advice will go a long way towards easing you journey into mobile business ownership.
  • Create a website for your business. The majority of businesses now have website, whether they are mobile or not. You may want to employ the services of a website builder, SEO specialist or social media consultant, to help you begin to engage with your future customer base.
  • Set up a business bank account and consider which payment options you will set up to be used by your customers. Sit down with your account manager and discuss all of your options in depth before making a decision, especially if you don’t have a financial advisor attached to your company.
  • Estimate the worth of your business, services and/or products. This will help you to find investors and sell effectively to your customers.
  • Research and hire employees, should you need them. In addition, consider outsourcing as a viable alternative to maintaining your own services. A telephone answering service could be particularly useful if you expect a high volume of calls but don’t yourself have the time or facilities to deal with them.


Sensible Outsourcing for Savvy Entrepreneurs

Any business can benefit from outsourcing, whether it’s a large company or a small one. And mobile businesses can benefit even more from outsourcing because it eases the tricky negotiation between providing good service and needing to maintain a physical space from which to run your business.

Being able to provide good customer service is vital for the smooth and successful running of your business, which is why so many companies choose to outsource their customer service to experienced, professional vendors. Call answering is just one of the many facilities which you may need to invest in for your business so it’s important that you find the right outsourcing company and spend time building up a good working relationship with them. Once you’ve successfully outsourced your business needs to a quality provider, you will then be free to manage and grow your mobile business from anywhere in the world without compromising on efficiency, reliability, or customer care.

With over 25 years of industry experience, Aberdeen-based call answering company Phoenix 27/7 Call Answering is dedicated to providing you with superior communication services across the UK and beyond.

Secure Waste Management for Businesses

How to effectively manage waste is a concern for all businesses. Whether your company is office based or deals with hazardous materials on a building site, waste management is not only important but must be conducted according to strict guidelines set out by Government legislation. Even if your company is small, household waste disposal sites are not allowed to accept business waste, therefore you have a responsibility to ensure that your waste is managed and disposed of safely and legally.

Your Waste Management Responsibilities

Every business has a duty of care with regards to its waste output. This duty begins when the waste is produced and ends when it is given to an authorized waste disposal company. When handling and disposing of waste, you must consider the following:

  • Storage – All business waste must be separated and stored securely, with appropriate labelling. Liquids should be held in watertight containers. In some cases you will need a license to store your waste at your business.
  • Transporting – You may choose to transport your own waste, rather than directly handing it to a professional waste disposal company. You will usually need a license and waste transfer note to do this, particularly if your waste is hazardous. In this case you will also have additional responsibilities.
  • Electrical Waste and Batteries – These two categories fall under particularly strict guidelines, so it’s advisable to check with your local authority to see what electrical and battery waste management services are available in your area.
  • Confidential Waste – This category includes many subtypes, including financial details, personal information, company reports, and more. Confidential waste should ideally be destroyed before it is disposed of; for example by shredding or incineration.

Choosing Your Waste Management Company

Depending on the size of your company, you may not need to engage the services of a professional waste management company. However if you feel that a professional service would be of benefit, there are several factors to consider when looking for a provider. Most business would like to think of themselves as being environmentally friendly, so look for a waste management company which is committed to eco-friendly disposal. If you are concerned about identity theft, fraud, or the dissemination of sensitive information, then you may wish to engage with a waste management company that specialises in the handling and disposal of confidential documents.

All waste management services must comply with government legislation about the storage, transport and disposal of waste, so if you decide to use a professional waste disposal service it is very important that you are given a receipt upon collection. This is to show that you as a business have complied with all regulations regarding waste management.
With over twenty years’ experience, Lombard Recycling is a regulated waste disposal company specialising in secure shredding services. Based in London, they can also be found online at www.lombardrecycling.com.