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Carnivores, Herbivores and 7 other Animal Types

By ACS Distance Education on October 31, 2016 in Animals | comments

There are all sorts of different ways that animals feed. Some only eat plants, and others only eat other animals.

Managing animals whether livestock on a farm, pets at home or even wildlife (in the wild or captive), all starts with knowing and understanding what they eat.

Without food, animals will not be healthy; and eventually they will not survive. 



Planting and Feeding Flowering Bulbs

By ACS Distance Education on October 30, 2016 in Gardening | comments

Bulbs are a relatively trouble free way of adding flowers to a garden; whether to cut and bring indoors, or to just add a splash of seasonal colour to the landscape.

They can also make for a lucrative small business for supplementary income. You can grow enough bulbs in an average home garden to supply and run a market stall periodically throughout the year; or alternatively, sell them to local florists or other shops who can then sell them onto the public.

Flowers are always in demand, but at certain times like St Valentines Day and Mothers Day, the demand peaks.

  • If you are looking for some supplementary income, this might be an idea.
  • If you are looking to give your garden a splash of seasonal colour, bulbs are certainly worth considering.



Why Small Businesses Fail

By ACS Distance Education on October 29, 2016 in Business and Management | comments

Small businesses often fail, but when you know the possible reasons for failure, you can avoid them from ever developing.


11 Uses for Social Media

By ACS Distance Education on October 28, 2016 in Business and Management | comments

Social media has become a medium that facilitates easy communication 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Many people join social media groups to interact and connect with others; while some people are pressured into joining groups either socially or through their work.

Research has found that the main reason people join social media groups, is to establish an online identity i.e. to show the outside world who we are and what we do. The next most significant reason is to network, to connect with others in order to build relationships, and to feel that we belong to a ‘community’.


How to Start a Business

By ACS Distance Education on October 27, 2016 in Business and Management | comments

Starting up a new venture is not just about having put your goals and objectives on paper, or planning marketing strategies.

It is recognising and understanding the expense of start-up costs, legal and accounting costs, operating costs, and (depending on your venture) equipment requirements and stock costs. You will need to determine your equipment and capital requirements, expenses and costs relevant to your venture.