11. April 2012 05:49
||There are an array of challenges that can make or break a business. Those mountains can be stumbling blocks or stepping stones, just depends on how you use them. Although the mountain may get a little harder to climb, it's great to be inspired by some businesses that bounce back from rough times.
No matter the setback, businesses can come back from ruin. CNN reported several companies that did what appeared to be impossible through various means, and are better from it. Inspired by tragic abuse of his grandmother, Geoff Scott, owner of Friends of the Family Home Health Care, started his in-home care company but 4 of their top-paying clients passed away. This changed the course of their business, eventually concluding selling was their sole option.
"As I was sitting down with my competitors to sell off the rest of my business, I realized that I had to keep going. My grandmother didn't go through what she did for nothing", said Geoff. He hired a top office manager, applied himself in marketing and networking, and now has $1.4 million in revenue.
Victoria Grace and her partner started Kaylim Career Institute, which provided RN training programs in Atlanta, Georgia. RN's were in high demand and their company helped fill a pressing need. The company generated $1 million in revenue and opened a second location, however, their success was short-lived. A new Georgia law enacted RN licensing could only be obtained from a state school. Their business had to shut down. They chose to bounce back. The owners created a new business model and started the RN Bridge Program, helping nontraditional students earn their degree from home via online. Their new business is even more successful and they now have a national market.
If these businesses can do it, your business can conquer its' challenges as well. An excellent direction to turn in for cutting costs and business expansion is using a courier to deliver your product. Couriers services like AQuickDelivery offer same-day delivery of everything from small packages to palletized freight. They really can help grow your business. Whether your company has a physical location or a home-based online business, a courier can get your product delivered fast to capitalize on potential business markets nationwide. Even if you are starting over, your business can bounce back!
References: 4.2.12, CNN Money, Andrea Williams, Challenges that almost ruined my business
26. December 2011 06:22
An issue with a package delivery at any other time of the year, may not get too much attention. However, when it comes the Christmas time deliveries, those packages aren't just packages. They are gifts and are worth more than just the price tag that was attached to them. They have value. That delivery is not just an issue any longer--it has become a crisis.
Thousands of last-minute packages have been and are being sent all around the world this week. Online shopping has been at an all-time high, up 15% this year. The various shipping options connected with online sales has been the difference maker. This has been overwhelming for shipping companies, such as UPS. In a recent ABC News report, one worker stated they have delivered 300 packages a second. However, even with technology use and the shipment day guarantee, will the gifts get delivered by Christmas?
"Our prediction is very good," said Jim Cramer, a UPS Meteorologist, in the same report. "Rain for most of the East. There will be snow in the Northeast, but north of where we land our jets, so I think our packages can get to where they are going." Fed Ex, on the other hand, may have delays to the west coast due to winter storms in Colorado. Both of the shipping giants are counted on to ship nearly 175 million packages during the holiday season.
This is especially informative for last-minute shoppers that are mailing packages off this week, hoping to have their packages delivered by Christmas. A primary and/or secondary shipping option during the holiday season is a courier to help any delivery crisis. Couriers Services like A-1 Express have a nationwide footprint for same-day delivery of various-sized packages. This will be the best choice to help your gift can make it.
12/22/11, abcnews, Lauren Effron, Crisis of Christmas Deliveries: Will Your Last-Minute Gift Make It In Time?
7. December 2011 05:15
||The Postal Service has announced it will be releasing a proposal this week to discontinue next-day service options for first-class mail. Next-day service will change from one-to-three days to two-to-five days. With many financial challenges the Postal Service is facing, signs are showing it could become even more troubling without taking action
The National Postal Policy Council (NPPC) will have to make a tough decision this week to help keep the company afloat. In a recent CNN report, Art Sackler, executive of the council stated, "This isn't a change we're happy about. But if they don't cut somewhere and substantially, they're going to run out of cash next summer. It's one of the lesser evils."
With their current state, it may be the right move. The report further mentions the Postal Service is facing another 20% lower mail volume period, which is the second recent occurrence and they have accumulated over $5 billion in debt in 2011. Yet at the same token, they have to pay another $5.5 billion for health retirement funds by the 18th of December.
If the Postal Service change does occur, courier companies will still be an option to depend on for these low cost, fast delivery services. Atlanta Couriers like AQuickDelivery specializes in same-day service nationwide and even next-day in the Atlanta area. This will be vital for timely company documents and local customer bill payments, which the Postal Service normally provided.
7. June 2011 08:26
Today's business world has changed over the recent years. What has contributed largely to this change has been the world economy, online business, and global trade. The world economy has caused businesses to think smarter with their expenditures. Most large and small companies have settled on improving their business in other ways than building new physical locations. More and more businesses that once had only store locations, now have a different type of location--an online store. Companies now focus on online business growth because of its' lower costs and global trade abilities. Even an individual can start an online business and service the world at their finger tips. As a result, starting a business is easier. Handling inventory is easier. Managing your costs is easier. The business world has changed and companies are taking advantage of it.
With this in mind, the usage of courier services to do business is growing worldwide. There is more online business being done then ever before and they are utilizing courier services. Per the IDC, between 34.3 million and 36.6 million U.S. households have active home offices and these numbers are growing substantially. These businesses are using couriers to keep their costs down. It contributes to time management of their business. Courier services are being viewed as a fast option as well.
Businesses today have also focused on short and local deliveries being done be couriers. Generally, transportation makes up 25-35% of the cost of a product. Whether companies have warehouses or individuals are keeping inventory right from home, they need their goods to be transported on a daily basis. They need it done as quick as possible. They want to focus their time on being in the office, not out of it. As a result, when weighed, a courier delivery service many times is being viewed as more cost-effective overall.
There indeed is global growth in the courier industry. AQuickDelivery can help you in the growth of your business. Whether you are a large company or need delivers made from your home, we want to be your courier of choice in the Atlanta area. We are recognized as the area's leading provider of Atlanta same-day transportation and Atlanta scheduled courier services in Georgia. We deliver and we deliver fast! From our headquarters in Atlanta, AQuickDelivery manages the transportation, distribution and logistics for a rapidly expanding list of well over 1500 active clients, including many Fortune 500 companies with operations throughout the United States. In today's business world, choosing a courier can help your business. Call 404-888-9999 today!