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How Much Do Vending Machines Cost?

How Much Do Vending Machines Cost?

Most people have used a vending machine at one time or another. They come in a variety of sizes and types and can be placed in a wide range of locations. They provide another way for some businesses to make some extra cash. They also provide a whole new business idea for those willing to buy some machines and find places to situate them so they can split the profits with the site owner. But how much do vending machines cost? How much do you have to spend on vending machines? It depends on a number of factors. For example …

Merchant Accounts For Small Businesses

Merchant Accounts For Small Businesses

If your business needs to accept credit or debit card payments, you will need to open a merchant account. Put simply, this is a type of bank account that manages the credit or debit card payments you receive from transactions that are either face to face, over the phone or on the internet. The reason why a merchant account is needed, as opposed to simply using your existing business account, is that card payments have a very real risk of credit card fraud. It is necessary for the credit card holder’s details to be authorised and to make sure that …

How Much Does It Cost To Build A Website?

How Much Does It Cost To Build A Website?

Whether you are a small start-up business or an established brand, it is essential for you to have an online presence. It might be that you are a retailer, for whom a fully functioning e-commerce website is essential to the success of your business, or it may be the case that your day to day operations happen away from the World Wide Web; in which case, it is still important for your business to have a website – a destination that people can go to in order to find out more about your company, something that adds value to your …

How Much Does a WordPress Website Cost?

How Much Does a WordPress Website Cost?

Every business should have its own website but there are a number of ways this goal can be achieved. WordPress is one of the best, most versatile and user-friendly platforms to use for your website. According to the most recent usage stats published by W3Techs in December 2017, WordPress accounts for almost 1/3 of all websites on the internet, that’s over 100 million websites running WordPress as their CMS. Of course one of the key questions many people have concerns cost. What is WordPress? Before we delve into the subject of cost in more detail, let us explore what WordPress …

How Much Do Photocopiers Cost?

How Much Do Photocopiers Cost?

There are photocopiers to suit every type of business, from home-based freelancers to major multi-nationals. The fact that there is such a vast range of models available, with considerable differences in size, capabilities, print quality and functionality, means that business owners are faced with almost too many choices when it comes to sourcing a new photocopier. So the question How much do photocopiers cost? is not an easy one to answer. The truth is that some companies will get everything they need from a machine that costs little more than £50, whereas other organisations will be looking in the £5,000 …

Get Lower Postage Rates with a Franking Machine

Get Lower Postage Rates with a Franking Machine

Emails and faxes may have resulted in a decrease in the amount of letters that needs to be sent, but the old-style postage system is by no means irrelevant. With the rise of eCommerce in the last 10 years the postman has never been busy making sure we get our latest purchases from Amazon and the like. If your business involves sending lots of mail then you’ll be well aware of the the costs involved, but did you know you could get lower postage rates with a franking machine? Frank your mail and save money on postage While franked mail …

How Much Do Business Phone Systems Cost?

How Much Do Business Phone Systems Cost?

Business phone systems have evolved massively in recent years. If you are thinking about getting a new phone system installed for your business, you will need to decide which type of system you think will suit your company best. This decision will be based on costs, but also on the nature of your company’s telephony needs and the extent to which this is likely to change in the future. The simplest distinction between telephone systems is that some of them are analogue, whereas others rely on the internet to connect receivers, as opposed to telephone lines. Each type has multiple …

Financing a Business

Financing a Business

Starting a new business is one of the most exciting and challenging experiences you can have. Turning your cherished ideas and dreams into a successful enterprise requires hard work, dedication and a never say die attitude. Needless to say, in order to get your project off the ground and moving in the right direction you will also need the appropriate level of funding from the very start. So what are your options when financing a business? There are many possibilities, pitfalls and hazards when it comes to financing a small to medium business enterprise. But with a considered and realistic …

How Much Does Business Insurance Cost?

How Much Does Business Insurance Cost?

Any company, whether it is a large international firm or a small independent contracting business, needs to be fully and appropriately insured. The risk of things going wrong, and the potential costs involved if they do, is just too great to make avoiding getting insurance a realistic option. But how much does business insurance cost? Here is an introductory guide to some of the main varieties of business insurance, including public liability and employer’s liability insurance, outlining rough estimates of costs and coverage. Public liability insurance What is public liability insurance? This is the kind of insurance that protects your …

Business Energy Prices – How To Save Money

Business Energy Prices – How To Save Money

All companies want to maximise their profits and keep overheads to a minimum. To that end, business owners and purchasing managers work hard to find the best deals available to them on a wide range of products and services. Whether it is high-tech machinery, a fleet of vehicles or the office stationery or supply of coffee and tea, the best deal for any business is the one that is the most cost effective and sustainable in the long-term. If the franking machine or photocopier can be got more cheaply elsewhere, or if a competing supplier is offering better rates on …