As soon as you book your next trip, you’re likely going to start dreading the process of packing. Whether you’re leaving for a few days or a month-long vacation, packing is the least excitable part of any travel excursion. That being said, it doesn’t have to be a laborious, irritating process. Here are five tips for packing your suitcase efficiently without wanting to forget the trip altogether.1. Roll it.Sounds crazy, but don’t knock it ‘til you try it. Rolling your pants and shirts can save a substantial amount of space in your suitcase. Furthermore, it’s an effective way to make sure that your clothing doesn’t get (too) wrinkly when it’s squeezed into a tight compartment. Begin by folding the clothing item vertically to reduce its width, then roll it from the bottom, up. Once it’s compact, place it into the suitcase, and voila!2. Don’t say no to backpacks.A backpack may not be the most fashionable item to have on you while you travel, but it can be one of the most helpful ones as you look to pack efficiently.Related: Backpacks for All“My carry-on is a sturdy backpack (made to carry a computer),” says Bitsy Kelly, world traveler and vice president of Corporate Communications for Outrigger Hotel & Resorts. “This leaves my hands free to carry tickets/jackets/coffee when going through airports. It can also substitute as my ‘personal’ item thus allowing me to carry a larger carry-on bag when needed.”3. Pack disposable items.Think of items that you can possibly throw away once you’re finished using them – bottles of shampoo, soap or lotion.“This is a great weight saver on the way back if you pick up things on your trip,” says Jeremy Clement, founder of ProjectExpedition.com, an online travel marketplace.4. Use your shoes wisely.When you pack your shoes into your suitcase, don’t just forget about them – use them to your advantage. Place smaller items into your shoes, such as jewelry and charging cables, to save space in your suitcase. Fill them with socks and other accessories that would otherwise need another spot in your bag.5. Make a list.It sounds like a tedious task (and one that you might not want to do), but a list can end up saving you an ample amount of space at the end of the day. By making a list, you’ll have everything you need laid out in front of you. This can reduce the odds of over-packing and make sure that you don’t forget key items like undergarments. As an added bonus, list making can limit the amount of stress around your trip as a whole.Whether you’re traveling half way across the world or just a hundred miles away, your suitcase doesn’t have to be your worst enemy. These five tips can help you rethink the packing process and become a pro at traveling efficiently on a regular basis. Where to Find Artwork to Match Your Style How to Thrift Like a Pro: Tips for Making the Most of Secondhand Style 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States How to Pack a Dopp Kit (aka Toiletry Bag) for When You Won’t be Sleeping at Home How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker Editors’ Recommendations
Preparing your business for a saleIn an ideal world, you should start preparing your business for sale at least 18 months before you put it onto the market. Some simple changes can have a dramatic impact on the sale price that you achieve.For example, the profit that you declare during your last financial year will be a very important factor in determining the sale price. This can be increased by postponing capital expenditure, cutting costs and asking your accountant to prepare the audited accounts in a less tax-efficient way than usual.With a letting business, most buyers will pay more for recurring income than for one-off income. Consequently, persuading your landlords to switch from let-only contracts to management or rent collection contracts can have a significant impact on the price.Another thing that you might consider is transferring your lettings business into a separate limited company. This gives you the option to sell the lettings book and the sales business to different buyers and still qualify for the ten per cent entrepreneurs’ tax rate. However, under HMRC rules, this must be done at least 12 months before the sale.Finally, you need to check that your compliance is 100 per cent perfect. Missing documents, such as gas safety certificates, HMO licences, tenancy agreements or landlords’ signed terms and conditions, can spook a buyer and cost you a sale. This is so important that you might even consider getting an independent compliance expert in to conduct a formal audit of your business.Be sure that your compliance is 100% perfect. Any missing documents can spook a buyer.Getting the best priceThe best price is not the highest headline price. It is the net proceeds after tax and disposal costs. This can be very confusing for sellers.For example, a lot of businesses are worth much more for break-up than they are as a going concern. In such cases, the obvious thing to do would be to offer the lettings book to a direct competitor who is already operating in the area. However, once you factor in the cost of disposing of the premises and making the staff redundant, it might be actually better to sell the business for a lower price as a going concern. Another factor to consider here is the risk of letting a direct competitor knows that you are selling.One other important factor to consider is tax. Most buyers will want to buy the assets of your business, not the limited company as this is usually more tax-efficient for them. It will also reduce the transaction costs for bothsides. However, you will pay a much higher rate of tax on an asset sale. You therefore need to do your sums very carefully before deciding which the best option is.Once you have decided whether to offer the business for sale as a whole or in parts and whether to offer the shares or the assets, you need to set a realistic guide price. Just as when selling a house, if you overcook it, you run the risk of having to go back to prospective buyers later at a reduced price and this will put you at a great disadvantage.I usually value a business using three different formulae; a percentage of the turnover, a percentage of the profit and the asset value. In addition to ensuring that the price is right, this process also tells me whether the business is best offered for break-up or as a going concern.Finally, you need to decide how many prospective buyers to approach though occasionally the best price is achieved by offering the business to one carefully targeted buyer at a premium price. But in the vast majority of cases, the way to achieve the best price is to invite a number of buyers to compete to buy the business.ConfidentialityIf word gets out that a business is being sold, it can do the most enormous harm. Your staff will be unsettled and may leave and your competitors may start approaching your landlords and vendors. For this reason, estate agency businesses should never be advertised openly for sale and all interested parties must be carefully screened and asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement before they even find out the areas in which you operate.Your last declared profit will be an important factor in determining the sale price of your business.Buying a businessLetting businesses are usually valued on turnover and sell for much higher prices than sales businesses. The reason for this is that lettings income is much more stable and predictable. The prices of letting businesses vary hugely but generally speaking you get what you pay for. Cheap businesses might deal with most of their landlords on a let-only basis, might have a high percentage of housing benefit tenancies or might have compliance problems.Good quality managed businesses might seem expensive but the test is whether you could acquire the same level of turnover more cheaply by building a business from scratch. Most firms cannot which is why good businesses sell for such high prices.The value of a residential sales business is much harder to determine. It will depend on the time that the business has been established, its reputation, the quality of the staff and the consistency of the profits that have been generated over many years. As a rule of thumb guide, a sales business will sell for 30 to 50 per cent of the value of a lettings business with the same turnover.ComplianceIf I could give just one word of advice to business buyers, that word would be “compliance”. When you buy a business, you take on responsibility for all its liabilities and a badly run business could very easily have hidden liabilities that exceed its purchase price several times over. It is therefore absolutely essential to employ a solicitor, an accountant and a compliance expert with specialist knowledge of the property sector to ensure that you are not caught out.Adam Walker is a management consultant and business transfer agent who has specialised in the property sector for 25 years. www.adamjwalker.co.uk June 2, 2014The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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Myla Pablo earns PVL MVP SEPANG—The Philippines and Myanmar Under-23 football teams have arrived with similar targets – to reach the semi-finals of the KL SEA Games.Myanmar head coach Gerd Zeise believes his team can achieve the target based on their silver-medal finish at Singapore 2015, when they lost 3-0 to Thailand in the final.ADVERTISEMENT The Philippines head coach, Marlon Maro, boldly predicted that Malaysia would win the gold medal.Thailand are the favourites to retain the gold after winning the last two editions but Maro, 52, feels that Malaysia could nick it based on the improvement shown by Datuk Ong Kim Swee’s charges.“Thailand are a good team, but I pick Malaysia as favourites for the gold medal. If you look back at history, Malaysia have a good record as hosts, having reached won gold in 1989 and silver in 2001,” said Maro.He also said that his players were better prepared this time compared to Singapore 2015 as “we have played a series of friendlies in Japan and Cambodia”.“We all know that we have two strong teams in our group – Thailand and Vietnam. So, we will take it one game at a time.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next “We must first clear the preliminary hurdles before thinking about the semi-finals. I’m confident my boys will be ready for the challenge,” Zeise told reporters after the team’s arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here Saturday.The 64-year-old German, however, warned his men not to underestimate the other teams in Group A, including hosts Malaysia, Singapore, Laos and Brunei.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Malaysia are certainly the favourites to reach the semi-finals as hosts,” said Zeise, who was previously in charge of Myanmar’s senior team.Myanmar will kick off their campaign against Singapore at the Selayang Municipal Council Stadium on Monday. “Our main objective is to reach the semi-finals,” said Maro.The Philippines, who failed to advance to the knockout stage in 2015, are in Group B with Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Timor Leste.They will open their campaign against Cambodia at the Selayang Municipal Council Stadium on Aug 15.
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