Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today’s world including natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and widespread serious illness such as the H1N1 flu virus pandemic. Human-caused hazards include accidents, acts of violence by people and acts of terrorism. Examples of technology-related hazards are the failure or malfunction of systems, equipment or software.
Ready Business will assist businesses in developing a preparedness program by providing tools to create a plan that addresses the impact of many hazards. This website and its tools utilize an “all hazards approach” and follows the program elements within National Fire Protection Association 1600, Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs. NFPA 1600 is an American National Standard and has been adopted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The five steps in developing a preparedness program are Program Management, Planning, Implementation, Testing and Exercises, and Program Improvement. Find out more about the five steps below.
- Organize, develop and administer your preparedness program
- Identify regulations that establish minimum requirements for your program
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- Gather information about hazards and assess risks
- Conduct a business impact analysis (BIA)
- Examine ways to prevent hazards and reduce risks
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Write a preparedness plan addressing:
- Resource management
- Emergency response
- Crisis communications
- Business continuity
- Information technology
- Employee assistance
- Incident management
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Testing and Exercises
- Test and evaluate your plan
- Define different types of exercises
- Learn how to conduct exercises
- Use exercise results to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan
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- Identify when the preparedness program needs to be reviewed
- Discover methods to evaluate the preparedness program
- Utilize the review to make necessary changes and plan improvements
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Sale of sports business, a positive for Zee: The Hindu Business Line – Mobile
Zee Entertainment Enterprises has decided to sell its sports business (TEN Sports channels) to Sony Pictures Networks India and its affiliates for $385 million.
The sale will help Zee exit its loss-making sports broadcasting business, which contributed ₹631 crore (about 11 per cent) to its consolidated revenue in 2015-16.
The sports business incurred a net loss of ₹37 crore, against a profit of ₹1,027 crore from consolidated operations during the year.
It was in 2006 that Zee acquired a 50 per cent stake (raised subsequently) each in Taj TV, Mauritius, which owns TEN Sports channels, and in Taj Television India, the distribution arm of TEN Sports in India.
A report from Ambit Capital shows that the sports business has incurred losses at the operating level in all years except one since 2005-06.
This is in sharp contrast to the company’s profitable general entertainment channel (GEC) broadcasting business.
Zee has a strong foothold in the Hindi and regional languages GEC space, which forms a chunk of the TV viewership base. Even as it is exiting the sports genre, it is looking at expanding its presence in the regional GEC space (Tamil Nadu, for instance). In January, it acquired Sarthak TV, a leading GEC in Odisha.
TEN Sports has the broadcast rights to the events organised by the cricketing boards of five countries, including South Africa, West Indies and Pakistan, as also to other non-cricket events such as wrestling, football and tennis.
But, it does not have the broadcasting rights for some lucrative events such as the cricket matches organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, thereby impacting the company’s subscription revenue from this business.
Expert Interview with Noah Wieder on the benefits of owning an ATM
Cash is still king in plenty of places, which is why ATMs are more popular than ever, says Noah C. Wieder, CEO of ATM Depot .
ATM users prefer to pay with cash to avoid credit card debt and interest charges, and merchants also prefer cash users; so having an ATM nearby helps them lower their credit card processing fees.
“So it’s a win-win for merchants who either own and operate their own ATM or who contract with an IAD to operate one for them,” he adds.
Noah recently checked in to tell us about the benefits of investing in an ATM machine and give us a crash course on becoming an independent ATM deployer. Here’s what he had to say:
Tell us the story behind ATM Depot. What’s on your site? Who should be reading it?
ATM Depot caters to individuals, investors, entrepreneurs and independent ATM deployers (IAD’s) looking for a flexible, friendly, experienced and honest ATM company. We believe in transparency in an industry where we see a lot of secrets and scams .
Who can invest in an ATM machine?
Literally, anyone can invest in an ATM. Retailers; commercial landlords; city governments looking to increase revenues at parks, museums and other public places; entrepreneurs; and anyone who can count money.
The cost to enter the ATM business is amazingly low. Many ATM models can be purchased for under $2,500 including shipping. The cost of not working with an experienced ATM company is the expensive part. The cost of learning from mistakes can get expensive.
A better question is who can operate an ATM. Most investors and entrepreneurs can invest or operate an ATM business unless they have a felony criminal record or have been involved in any type of financial crime.
What are the benefits of investing in and managing ATM machines?
It’s very similar to most passive income business models. Benefits include:
- Working your own hours
- Excellent annual returns (even on locations that only have three or four users per day)
- Minimal investment, relatively low risk
- Getting to meet and work with great people
- No more trading time for money
- Great ROI
What considerations should someone who’s interested in investing in an ATM machine make before purchasing one?
They should read everything they can about the business. A couple of links to some of the papers I’ve authored:
Of course, I recommend my book, The Amazing Money Machine, where I explain the entire business from start to finish. ATMdepot.com also offers serious investors a private members’ area where they can get proprietary information, forms and videos that are reserved for our IADs.
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What are the disadvantages and/or risks associated with these machines?
As with any business, the biggest risk is loss of capital; however, with the ATM business that risk is minimized since the biggest investment is the ATM hardware, which is an asset that can always be moved to a new location.
Another risk is vandalism and/or theft, but inexpensive insurance is available; and in my 20+ years in the business we’ve experienced very few of those issues (but they can occur).
Machines do need to be serviced and cleaned regularly to make sure they remain in the best working order. While not usually an issue, there can be cash jams, printer jams, communication problems or electrical surges that can bring the ATM offline (a good surge protector is key).
ATMDepot.com offers toll free 24/7 tech support and most issues can be resolved over the phone, but if an ATM investor owner-operator needs more help, a field service call can be arranged quickly.
Where are the best locations for ATM machines?
This is a big question and also varies by geography.
While everyone knows that convenience stores, casinos, supermarkets and adult retailers are great locations, they are difficult to obtain.
The best locations are high traffic places where people need cash, like stores that don’t accept credit cards or where a bank might be several blocks away.
My book has an entire in-depth chapter dedicated to this topic. A good ATM company can help their IADs evaluate locations using a variety of tools including Google Maps (satellite view) to help access the area, Zillow or SearchBug Tools to hone in on certain neighborhoods and geographic characteristics to further evaluate the potential of a location.
Where do we go to purchase an ATM machine?
ATMs can be purchased from several different ATM companies; it’s important to compare features and models carefully. New laws and compliance requirements are forcing existing ATM operators to upgrade machines, and some non-compliant machines that should be recycled are showing up for sale on websites. Some machines are non-ADA compliant, some ATMs have old software and hardware that cannot be upgraded; so it’s important to purchase ATM machines from reputable firms with the most updated information on what ATM models are outdated.
I wrote an eBay guide about the five questions to ask before buying an ATM since I saw so many scams on eBay for used machines.
How are the machines stocked? Who handles stocking them?
There are several ways to load an ATM. It’s as easy as loading a napkin holder.
The person loading the ATM is called the vaulter. Vaulters could be the ATM owner, a professional independent cash vaulter, an armored car service, or a trusted third party. The important thing to remember is that if the vaulter is not consistent and lets the machine run out of cash, then the ATM owner and the store lose money and customers get upset. So vaulting is a very important component of the business.
The most costly vaulter is an armored car and a cash management service, but it’s also the most reliable. So for a very busy machine, this can be beneficial; but the ATM also requires a significant lock upgrade for armored car auditing.
The additional lock can increase the cost of the ATM by $600 to $650, which can be significant on a $2,500 machine. The least expensive solution is to have the location be the vaulter and share the revenue or pay a set per transaction fee.
What types of machine models are available?
We currently like the Hyosung and Genmega ATMs as they are fairly priced and very reliable. There are many different models, many of which suited to different applications. It’s best to work with someone from our office once a location is selected.
Recommendations can then be made based on available space, traffic estimates, cash needs, visibility, and indoor/outdoor or freestanding/through-the-wall models.
There are many questions that should be asked and answered before a specific machine is ordered by an investor. Preservation of capital, ROI, and profit potential should all be considered.
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Canada’s third-largest city, with a population of over 1.2 million people, Calgary is the economic capital of Western Canada. Its downtown core is populated by oil and gas industry head offices while its distinct skyline is dominated by the Calgary Tower and Encana’s curvaceous The Bow building.
A city of entrepreneurial hustle and Western hospitality, Calgary is nestled in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, with the beautiful Bow River Valley meandering through its heart. One of the country’s sunniest cities, Calgary is well known for its proximity to world-class outdoor recreational attractions that include Canada Olympic Park, Banff National Park and Kananaskis Country.
Calgary was the first Canadian city to host the Winter Olympics in 1988 and continues to attract over 4.5 million tourists a year. The city’s major festivals include renowned rodeo and exhibition the Calgary Stampede, Calgary Folk Music Festival, YYComedy Festival and art-meets-science extravaganza Beakerhead.
Referred to as the Red Mile, Calgary’s 17th Ave Retail & Entertainment District features many of the city’s top restaurants and boutiques, and is a nightlife hub, while International Avenue in Forest Lawn is the city’s top global food destination. Stephen Avenue Walk in the heart of downtown Calgary also features a mix of top shopping and dining as well as arts and cultural venues including Arts Commons and Glenbow Museum.
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Keeping up with your kids’ clothing needs is a constant task. What fits this season will likely be threadbare and ridiculously small the next. The following shops carry smart selections that will make your youngsters’ wardrobe replenishment a pleasure.
A blessed occasion for parents, back-to-school time brings mixed emotions for kids. As the carefree days of summer recede, the grim spectre of homework looms. Shopping for cool yet practical school supplies at these stores will help put everyone in the frame of mind for a happy return to academia. [Image credit: iStock.com/Brauns]
Shawarma – a Middle Eastern dish consisting of roasted meat shaved off of a spit and usually served in a pita wrap sandwich or as part of a meal platter – has become a grab n’ go staple food in countries all over the world. These Calgary spots serve up some of the best shawarma in the city with all of the traditional accouterments as well as other favourite Middle Eastern dishes. [Image credit: iStock.com/Lauri Patterson]
Brunch is a weekend dining ritual, and one that hungry Calgarians can’t get enough of. These restaurants are some of the city’s top brunch destinations, serving their own unique takes on eggs Benedict, belly-busting breakfast burritos, wild Western combo breakfasts as well as fancy French toast, far-out frittatas and much more. Image credit: iStock.com/Adventure_Photo.
Do your search near most popular landmarks of the city:
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Ontario: Canada s capital and largest metropolis await you
In Ontario we find the country’s largest metropolis —, with its 5.5 million inhabitants, Toronto is made up of one of the most diverse populations in the world. In Toronto, one can visit shops and restaurants that appeal to all the senses, and for good reason: nearly half of Torontonians were born outside of Canada, having come from Germany, China, Greece, Portugal, Poland, India, the Caribbean and more.
In Ontario, one can hear more than 200 different native languages. In first place is English, followed by Chinese, French and Italian. It is not surprising to find Toronto is filled with cultural neighbourhoods like Koreatown, Chinatown, Little Jamaica and Little Portugal, with shops and restaurants that truly appeal to everyone s tastes!
A must-see is Ottawa, where tourists come to see the Parliament building, the Rideau Canal and the famous ByWard Market, the oldest farmer s market in the country. And what do we find all around? Irish pubs, which abound in the national capital.
The second largest province in the country — after Quebec — is composed of 334 provincial parks, which cover just under 8 per cent of the territory.
On the cultural side, it is difficult to get bored thanks to the province’s three orchestras, many festivals and museums, and, of course, the highly celebrated Toronto International Film Festival, the largest in Canada.
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The Chancellor of the Exchequer launched the Business Banking Insight programme in November 2013 to help improve competition in business banking in the UK. Run by the British Chambers of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses, we’re independent of any business banking provider, and survey tens of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses every three months to ensure the information we share is up-to-date. Our site is completely free to use and you will not be sold anything as a result of visiting.
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The importance of ethics in business – Ethical business practices – Cadbury Schweppes #business
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Ethical business practices
A Cadbury Schweppes case study
Page 1: The importance of ethics in business
Ethics concern an individual’s moral judgements about right and wrong. Decisions taken within an organisation may be made by individuals or groups, but whoever makes them will be influenced by the culture of the company. The decision to behave ethically is a moral one; employees must decide what they think is the right course of action. This may involve rejecting the route that would lead to the biggest short-term profit.
Ethical behaviour and corporate social responsibility can bring significant benefits to a business. For example, they may:
- attract customers to the firm’s products, thereby boosting sales and profits
- make employees want to stay with the business, reduce labour turnover and therefore increase productivity
- attract more employees wanting to work for the business, reduce recruitment costs and enable the company to get the most talented employees
- attract investors and keep the company’s share price high, thereby protecting the business from takeover.
Unethical behaviour or a lack of corporate social responsibility, by comparison, may damage a firm’s reputation and make it less appealing to stakeholders. Profits could fall as a result.
Along with good corporate governance, ethical behaviour is an integral part of everything that Cadbury Schweppes does. Treating stakeholders fairly is seen as an essential part of the company’s success, as described here: ‘A creative and well managed corporate and social responsibility programme is in the best interests of all our stakeholders – not just our consumers – but also our shareowners, employees, customers, suppliers and other business partners who work together with us. *’
Ensuring that employees understand the company’s corporate values is achieved by the statement of ‘Our Business Principles’ which makes clear the behaviour it seeks from employees.
Cadbury Schweppes’ good practice was recognised when it was voted one of the ‘most admired companies for community and environmental responsibility’ by Management Today magazine in 2003. It was also ranked second in the Food and Drink sector in the Business in the Community ‘Per Cent Club’ Index of corporate giving for 2003, with an investment in the community of around 3of its UK pre tax profits.
* Cadbury Schweppes Corporate and Social Responsibility Report 2002
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