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The Success Of ‘Surprise Entertainment’ in the UK

singing-waiters-newsCorporate entertainment, wedding receptions, parties: Unless you live under a rock you will likely have heard the term “surprise entertainment” and chances are you have even seen the one or the other performer.

There are several types of surprise entertainment.

The most popular is probably that party hosts are getting singers and dancers who would come to the event in disguise.

You might have heard from The Singing Waiters if you happen to be in the United Kingdom. Whether they are disguised as waiters or security personnel it means that no one of the attending guests will suspect anything until the singing waiters start with their show.

The other type of surprise entertainment that’s very popular today is flash mobs. Flash mobs are usually happening at busy public places such as shopping centres or similar. Flash mobs are a great way of entertainment if someone wants to draw a lot of attention, for example companies who can use it as a form of PR.

With the current popularity of surprise entertainment in the UK there are increasingly more performers out there may not necessarily be would one would call “professional”. With the original singing waiters however you will not have this problem. The singing waiters all have a professional background. This makes them a good choice for high-class entertainment such as corporate events but also a good choice if you look for classy musical entertainment for a wedding or similar occasion.

Recently, the singing waiters added even more variety to their program. With more costumes and their new “Brit Tones” vocal singing group you can book them for virtually any type of event.

Will Spotify Help The Music Industry?

Spotify-LogoDaniel Ek, founder of music streaming service Spotify thinks that “free songs won’t kill the music industry but will make it 10 times bigger

With this, the Swedish entrepreneur is rejecting claims that his service is killing the music industry and also claims easier access to songs will make the business “10 times bigger.”

After he launched his music streaming service, the 32-year-old Swede has come under fire from various musicians and celebrities. Several artists have withdrawn their permission for their tracks being used.

Ek however says that those who see his music streaming service is a danger to the industry are wrong. According to him, his music streaming service will “catapult the music industry to a level never before reached”. Obviously, not anyone is sharing his view.

How Export Software Can Benefit Your Business

There are many things that can make a business owner’s life a lot easier. The various specialised and often very helpful small business software packages available today are one thing you should take a closer look at. If your business deals with physically shipping merchandise to customers, shipping software and export software can be in particular helpful.

If you own an export business like I do, you will know that a big portion of work and manpower is often going towards the effective organisation of paperwork and related documentation. With more customers and more sales come more invoices and all kinds of other, related documents such as the required forms for customs and similar. At some point, this will become a task were software to manage this more effectively will almost be mandatory.

I have always seen it as one of the biggest challenges to always have an overview about the current shipping costs. As long as you sell only domestically that the won’t likely be a problem. But imagine a business that sends merchandise to various countries on a daily basis. Shipping costs can often change from one day to the other, and let’s not even talk about the different rules and regulations in regards to importing goods in whatever particular countries. With export software, all those issues can be addressed. The software can always give you advice about the best and most economic way of shipping plus it will let you know about custom requirements, means it will notify you if a particular shipment might potentially cause a problem at the border.

I personally found this export software extremely helpful and this is the reason why I want to recommend it to you. Chances are, if you own a business it can help you too.

First Business in Manchester That Accepts Bitcoin

Diadem in Altrincham is the first shop in Manchester that is planning to accept the online currency BitCoin.

The jeweller’s store opened this past December. With their upcoming new website and giving customers the ability to pay via Bitcoin the store will be the first Greater Manchester business to accept the virtual currency.

Asked by the press, manager Alexander Young said that BitCoin is the currency of the future because of its various benefits. He added that he thinks that more businesses should adapt to a modernised commercial world.

He said “I think you have to remember that in today’s society you have to adapt or die, and if people want to succeed, it’s all about being flexible and open to trying new things.”

Online vendors elsewhere are already accepting Bitcoin although there are still not many who support it.

According to Alexander and other digital currency advocates, BitCoin payments are an easier and safer way for businesses as compared to any other way of payments.

One Thing That Helped Me Greatly With My Music Business

I am certainly no professional when it comes to doing business but this didn’t stop me from pursuing my passion which is rare records.

For me it was clear from early on that I wanted a small store where I can attend my passion, share my tips and advice with other like-minded music and vinyl enthusiasts.

But little did I know that owning a business sure isn’t always easy. At times I’m very busy with rather tedious & time-consuming chores meaning I hardly can find the time to dedicate to those things I really like to do.

e-invoice-benefitsWhile I was hyped that my small business quickly got rather successful due to worth of mouth, the more customers I got the more difficult it got for me to keep track with all the organizing, mailing of records and so forth.

But this was when Gerry told me about electronic invoicing. It may not sound like much but this was probably the best change for my business and it sped up things considerably!

One other nice side-effect from electronic invoicing is that my bills are now paid a lot quicker than before. So let me explain to you in a few words with electronic invoicing is why you should look into it when you own a business.

Electronic invoicing basically means that your invoice will be converted into a digital format. Rather than using postal mail to send them to your clients you will email them. This alone will save you considerable time. On the other hand, whoever receives your electronic invoice can process them the instant they get them. To help you with this process you send the electronic invoice to a electronic invoice service provider that will do all the work for you.

The best thing about it is that you won’t have to buy any equipment or change anything in your business. The difference is merely that you email your invoices rather than sending them by postal mail.

So if you ask me, you should definitely give electronic invoicing a try!