Tips to take your business seriously

Instead, it may mean that they treat their business like a hobby without meaning to. This is especially true for small business owners, entrepreneurs, or digital nomads who love what they do.

The major differences between a business and a side hustle are the way they handle processes and operations, accounts and money, equipment like laptops, disputes, mediation including arbitration, and legalities. As a business owner, it’s important to understand how to handle these certain areas.

Business and Equipment

The equipment you use depends on the business you run. For example, if you run a design firm, you’ll require a laptop, and not just any laptop. You’ll need a laptop specifically designed for the profession, with a snappy intel core or AMD Ryzen, a large SSD storage and strong battery life—everything a gaming laptop or desktop has. If you’re a writer, you can get a smaller laptop, like a notebook

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Touting couple who made millions from reselling tickets are jailed

Two touts who made at least £11m selling tickets for concerts by artists such as Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift have been jailed, after they were found guilty of fraud at a landmark trial.

Peter Hunter and David Smith, trading as Ticket Wiz and BZZ, used multiple identifies and bots to harvest hundreds of tickets to gigs and West End shows such as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

The pair, who conducted their business via secondary ticketing websites including Viagogo and StubHub, were found guilty of fraud earlier this month.

Hunter was jailed for four years at Leeds Crown Court on Monday while Smith, his husband, was given a 30-month custodial sentence.

Hunter was first exposed by a Guardian Newspaper investigation into touts and their relationship with so-called “secondary ticketing” websites, which allow people to resell tickets and take a commission on the price, which is often vastly inflated.

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Mirvac moving at Burswood

ASX-listed developer Mirvac is shifting its focus to the Burswood Peninsula as its $350 million Beachside Leighton precinct reaches the final stages, with the company’s fourth residential building at the coastal enclave having recently topped out.… Read More

Chicago Magazine hires Smith to cover real estate

Ryan Smith

Chicago Magazine has hired Ryan Smith to cover real estate in the city.

He will be writing for Chicago Magazine’s website, and he’ll be responsible for a weekly Friday newsletter about real estate.

“I’ll be covering Chicago-area real estate but part of the idea is to go beyond the typical beat of listings round-ups and market trends,” said Smith in an email. “I’ll also be writing about the history, design, architecture of Chicago’s built environment and the politics of housing and gentrification issues.”

He replaces AJ LaTrace who left in November.

Smith is a freelance Chicago-based journalist with recent bylines in Chicago Sun-Times, The Guardian, Curbed, The Verge, Jacobin Magazine, and Isthmus. His essay about “The 78” appeared in Belt Publishing’s 2019 anthology Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook.

Previously, he was the social media editor at the Chicago Reader and a frequent contributor to The Onion A.V. Club and

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The Restaurant Group set to announce closures this week

The owner of Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito is expected to announce site closures this week in a new blow to retail park landlords.

The Restaurant Group is preparing to dispose of more of its underperforming restaurant sites, many of which are in out-of-town retail parks.

Some of the sites could be converted into Wagamama restaurants, one of its best-performing brands, The Mail on Sunday reported.

The Restaurant Group, founded in 1987, said in September that it expected to cut its estate of 352 leisure division outlets by at least 50 per cent over the next few years. A hit from its restaurants, mostly Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito outlets, pushed the company to a statutory loss before tax of £87.7 million in the 26 weeks to June 30, against a £12.2 million profit of a year earlier.

The company is due to report its full-year results on Wednesday. Andy

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