Category: Business

Food inflation is eating your income

Rising consumer prices are a growing problem around the world, making it more difficult for people to afford everything from groceries to their utility bills. On a global scale, the recent increase in food inflation is attributed to many possible reasons. These include rising oil prices (which raise fertilizer...

Setting Smart Goals

SMART is an acronym used to describe the process of setting goals. The acronym stands for the words “specific,” “measurable,” “achievable,” “relevant” and “time-bound,” which are essential traits of setting objectives. The SMART method provides a way to measure your progress and be accountable for your success. Setting SMART...

Start-up : Boosting growth through outsourcing

Running a business requires a lot of organization and a strategic plan to follow. Running a start-up is even more difficult. Striking a balance between all your focus areas is vital and will enable you to manage your resources better and adequately organize your finances.  Modern technology is instrumental...

Setting up a new business – what to ask yourself

It seems everywhere you look nowadays people are starting their own business, or touting how successful they can be with a new business idea . Recent events around the world have also forced many to attempt to diversify their earnings in order to give themselves a financial cushion. The...

Credit Card Theft : Protect yourself

Here’s how you can protect yourself from credit card theft. Melvyn Mangion provides you with some tips below. Protecting your physical credit card Stealing your physical credit or debit card is in some respects the easiest way for a scammer to get their hands on your sweet, sweet money....

Home Buying – your first investment. Tips for you.

Buying your first home can be exciting, but it can also be intimidating because of all the financial steps and real estate procedures you need to prepare for. Here’s what you need to know. Are you ready to buy a home? Going to open houses is one thing (albeit...

Rent : How do you budget for it?

Budgeting is imperative for any person. Regardless of whether you rent or own a home. However, in it is even more important for a renter. Creating a budget may prove to be an exceptionally daunting task. Renting has become very popular in Malta in recent years. Once you have...

Startup Ideas : How, why, when?

Startup is the buzzword nowadays. Malta is currently promoting startup businesses. The way to get startup ideas is not to try to think of startup ideas. It’s to look for problems, preferably problems you have yourself. Melvyn Mangion shares his thoughts about this in this article. The very best...

Collaboration is key to be successful

Collaboration is a magic word for business according to Melvyn Mangion. It means that your employees are able to work together effectively and smoothly, sharing ideas, swapping recommendations, and refining texts without a hiccup. But like many things in the world of business, it’s often easier said than done....

Agriculture in the Maltese Islands

Report on Agriculture The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Animal Rights launched an initiative in November 2020, whereby it asked local entities to provide feedback on the present situation of agriculture in the Maltese islands. MaYA has urged its supporters and general public to participate in the initiative....