Pretty much any business owner will likely be interested in ways how to make things more efficient and cost-effective. Among those things, and this is something I just recently discovered, is electronic invoicing or sometimes also simply called einvoicing.
Without going too much into detail, let me just explain why einvoicing is so great and why I would highly recommend it to you if you’re a business owner too.
The first thing you need to know about electronic invoicing is that it is very cheap and doesn’t require any special equipment or training.
Basically, it is quite like the old-fashioned way of doing invoices but with some significant differences.
While normal invoices are normally sent by postal mail, you can send and receive electronic invoices over the Internet. The most obvious benefit here of course is that it tremendously shortens time since there won’t be any delays. Pretty much like email, it happens instantly. For the business owner this means that he or she can create invoices that could be completely processed and paid within minutes!
But the ability to send and receive invoices over the Internet is not all there is to electronic invoicing. You can now do the entire invoicing process from a smart phone or computer, and this includes creating your invoices. Forget about paperwork and the tedious transcribing of those. And with the ability to do all your invoicing quickly from any mobile device comes a big amount of more mobility for any type of business.
Now, think about the potential cost savings for your business when you don’t require dedicated staff for your invoices, no mailroom and possibly not even an office! While electronic invoicing works for any type of business, its benefits are evident even with the smallest businesses! It is perfect for entrepreneurs, contractors and many other professionals.
From 2004 to 2014, car exports in the UK doubled in value. This year alone, overseas customers have bought £24.8bn in British made cars.
The average value of luxurious UK made cars such as Jaguar Land Rover, BMW’s MINI brand and Bentley has doubled as well. This number was at £10,200 a decade ago but is now at over £20,000 according to an economy report at The Financial Times.
Industry experts see those numbers as an affirmation for the quality and confidence in British engineering and products. The CEO of SMMT in a public statement: “This reflects the thriving nature of our domestic industry and our global reputation for engineering expertise.With booming production volumes and the increasing value of UK car manufacturing, we are enjoying healthy demand from both growing and established markets.”
Despite the positive trend in the number of British car exports, some experts are criticizing that only a mere 30% of the value in British made cars is made from UK-built components. Other countries such as Germany are doing better in that regards. As compared to the UK, more than twice of a car’s value there comes from components made in Germany.
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When it comes to planning for a great career for your children later on in their life you cannot start early enough. Proof for this comes in the form of a recent study which shows that those who attended good schools are on average getting the better jobs.
The BBC goes so far as to talk about a “wage premium” for former pupils of private schools.
Children in the United Kingdom who are privately educated have been found to earn almost £200,000 more between the ages of 26 and 42 as compared to those in state schools, according to the study.
So what is the reason for this “wage premium”?
Pupils who attended private school in the UK are more likely to get better exam results and will more likely visit one of the nation’s top universities. Those are criteria employers are highly valuing today, giving those pupils a significant edge on today’s competitive job market.
Now, ministers are saying that reforms are “closing the gap” between the rich and the poor. Today, more average income families than ever before can afford schooling their children privately.
With private schooling come more benefits, aside the obvious better career chances. If you’re interested to find a good private school for your children you can start with the list of independent school at Wikipedia. For those in the Hertfordshire area, the Kingshottschool is one of the recommended private schools in Hertfordshire.
In the United Kingdom there exist strict regulations that pertain to furniture and furnishings within any property that is made available for let.
Furnishings and the materials used must undergo rigorous fire resistance testing to ensure they comply with the Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988.
What types of furnishings and furniture are affected by those safety regulations?
* Sofa-beds, futons and other convertibles
* Beds, headboards of beds and mattresses
* Garden furniture that is used indoors
* Nursery furniture
* Scatter cushions and seat pads
* Loose and stretch covers for furniture
Landlords can read more about those fire safety regulations at http://www.nihe.gov.uk/furnishings