Operating a small business is difficult enough. Operating a small business that is disorganized is an entirely different ballgame altogether. It is not a simple job when there is very much to consider and be done. When most business people start out, they are not ready for every one of the red tape which goes with operating a small business. Keeping up with the accounting features like taxes, payroll, inventory expenses, and also purchasing costs is, sadly, an afterthought inside the head of countless business owners. Most people are fine with hiring an accountant in san diego for instance, but others prefer to save some money and do it themselves. Over half of small business people do not actually use applications to help them out because of their accounting things at all. Most ...
An innovative business is a business that is strong and will be successful no matter the changes they face. Change is constant and with the fast pace of technology advances, it is inevitable that a business will need to make changes and think creatively to solve problems and ensure that they stay ahead of the competition. Being innovative is not that hard, but it takes practice and teamwork. Meet Innov would like to share our take on how to make your business more innovative. We also consulted Michael Noice’s article on the topic. You can also have a look at some of our previous articles on what innovation is and how to think innovatively. Ask the right questions – To be innovative, you have to ask the right questions. This means you have to move away from the normal ‘what is the p
Innovative thinking is the key to progress. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in or how big your business is, you need innovative thinking. Innovation is based on creativity and creativity comes from creative thinking. Creative thinking means that you think differently about things and that you approach problems from new angles. It also involves phrasing problems and solutions differently. In today’s digitally-ruled world, innovation is the key to success. So, how do you start this process of innovative thinking? It’s actually quite simple, but it may take practice to get good at it. We had a brainstorm session to simulate our points in this article, and this is what we came up with at Meet Innov. 1. Think broad and think different It is important to identify the area in which
Fundraising is an important part of many businesses. If you don’t have the money to bankroll your new venture, you need investors. Finding investors and funding for your business or idea takes time and works in phases. You can align these phases with the stages of your business’ development. Meet Innov has attended many workshops on fundraising and we also know quite a few successful businesses that started out with fundraising. What do investors want to know? What your company does or what the idea is that you want to develop. What problem will be solved or what need will be fulfilled with the product or service. The type of technology involved. Market research and market opportunity. Explanation of why consumers will buy and enjoy the product or service. The Phases o
The medical field is always looking for new innovations in technology and other fields that will help them take better care of patients. Health is one of the most important things in human life and it is facing so many threats daily. With diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, AIDS and more, it is easy to understand why the medical field gets so excited about innovation. The Meet Innov team visited a few events this year including CES in Las Vegas. We came across some really cool inventions and upgrades for almost any gadget and in any field, you can imagine. Today, we have a look at the technologies that were specifically involved with the medical field. For other great innovations and inventions go here. Technology and Gadgets Baby temperature measurement. It is never easy t...
Europe is a hub of innovation and expectation. There are many fairs, expos, and summits that focus on innovation in technology, telecommunications, information technology software, and more. These fairs and other events bring together people from all over the world to showcase new inventions, new products, better systems, and more. It is also a great place to find investors and network. Topsoft – Trade Fair for Business Software This fair takes place in Switzerland and offers information, seminars, and products from the information technology and telecommunications sectors. It is a very popular fair amongst Europeans and always draws a large variety of experts, specialists, and technicians. IT Future Expo – Newest Technologies, Trends and IT Innovations in the Polish Market This fair i
New innovations in technology and the resulting gadgets keep on changing the world, how we live, how we work, and more. From accueil to travail technology and innovation surrounds us. Some of the inventions that innovation has brought us in the last decade or so is now so part of our lives that we don’t even realise it. So many of these things are now impossible to live without. Let’s look the latest inventions and gadgets that the Meet Innov team has come across. Brain implants to reverse paralysis – Scientists have created implants that can help reverse paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries. This means that people with these implants may have restored motor functions after an accident. Dell 2-in-1 Laptops – Dell is one of the leading computer manufacturers in the world and they kee
Innovation is a necessary quality if a business wants to survive or make a splash. France has one of the largest economies in the world and its local startups play a big role in this. Accueil is where the money is. Today, we want to look at the best innovation companies for 2017 as well as a few French startup companies that might just change the world. Top Innovative Companies 2017 These are not listed in a ranking order. They are simply some of the best companies currently. 1. Tesla – This auto and truck manufacturing company has made some big headlines. Elon Musk and his company definitely deserve to be on the top list for innovation. Their products are aimed to be eco-friendly and include electric cars, solar roofs, and home batteries. 2. Google – Google is a word everyon
Approaching investors is a sensitive business and you want to make sure that you do it right. Meet Innov would like to help you avoid the mistakes most entrepreneurs make when approaching investors. We would also like to give you some tips for preparing yourself properly. Starting a new business or implementing innovative ideas is a great adventure, but most people need some financial help from investors. When you are preparing to approach investors, keep these in mind. Have a clean credit record – If you don’t already have a business or your new business is not yet up and running, investors will look at your personal credit record. So, make sure that you have a good credit score and that any problems or mistakes are sorted out before you approach investors. Most investors have sp
Innovation refers to ‘the process of translating an idea or invention into a good service that creates value or for which customers will pay’. This is the basic definition of innovation according to the Business Dictionary. For something to be called innovative, it must fulfil a need and also be replicable in order to sell it for economic cost or financial gain. Innovation usually involves taking an old idea and doing something new with it. It can also be a completely new idea that makes a process or product stand out because it does something that hasn’t been done before. Creativity is the essence of innovation. Innovation should improve l’experience for consumers and clients in these fields. So, why do we need innovation in business and other fields like education, health, and tech