Archive for May, 2014


Important Attributes Of A Food Industry Web Design

by como ·

This is a proven fact that website is the biggest and the most prominent representation of an organization. Target market measures the strength of an organizations corporate calibre by evaluating the quality and standard of its website. The importance of a web design has increased tremendously because it is now no more just a source of acquiring information but it also serves a platform for making sales.

This advancement has made it more important for web designs to be compelling in order to attract the target customers. With the start of online trade, it has become more essential and crucial for organizations to gain the trust of their customers and this requires transparency to be reflected through all activities taking place at website.

Food Industry is one of the most lucrative industries in the world. There is a lot of scope to excel and its target market is huge. Whether someone owns a restaurant or is a retailer for food items, an appropriate web design can do wonders for his/her business. Do you know what this appropriate web design refers to? What are those attributes that must be part of a food industry website? If not then this article will surely be worth reading.

Unique Representation

As discussed earlier that web design is surely a representation of an organization but it can only boost the business if it is unique and captivating. Almost every organization holds similar targets to be achieved through their website but then why only few of the organizations are able to reap its benefits? Have you ever pondered over this point? The simplest answer is their different and innovative approach. Their web design and its content magnify the importance of their products or services for their target audience which brings them more and more customers.

There are organizations which use images that are there for ages and people have already seen them at one place or the other. This affects the quality of their web design but reputed organizations place innovative and creative images of fruits, vegetables or other food items to help attract and entice their target market.

Highlight Your Business Vision

Your business vision is not just a statement to be written or mentioned at your website rather it is the driving force for your growth and prosperity. Successful organizations streamline their work processes and strategies in light of their vision and goals. Thus, vision must not be restricted to only two to three lines at the website. It must be elaborated to let customers get an authentic image of an organizations corporate stature.

Suppose your business vision is to ensure hygiene in all your products and you have also adopted such procedures that help you accomplish your vision then this must be highlighted at your web design. This will provide your customers with a confidence that they have chosen a brand that ensures health and cares for them. Thus, youll be able to gain the trust of your customers with ease.
Food is all about temptation and enticement therefore a food industry web design should be able to induce both these emotions.


Ethiopian Jobs And Filling Vacancy In Ethiopia

by como ·

For the better part of this decade, the Ethiopian economy registered an impressive growth in many sectors, including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, hospitality and service sectors. Data supplied by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows, between year 2003 and 2008, Ethiopia registered an overall economic growth rates of between 5 and 12% per year.

As a result of this economic development, workers in many sectors have been getting better employment opportunities than in years past, and salaries have been going up steadily. Some sectors appear to be doing better than others, including engineering, accounting, finance, and IT Ethiopian jobs. There seems to be more job vacancies in Ethiopia in these areas than in others.

As one might expect, salaries vary widely from company to company, job to job, and region to region. Most companies do not advertise what they will pay ahead of time. Typically, in job vacancy in Ethiopia, salaries are posted as negotiable and/or dependent on company scale. However, to give a very rough indication, graduates in IT and Engineering with 2-3 years of experience may expect, on average, 3000-4000 ETB (300-400 USD) per month. Workers with longer experience and/or higher degrees may command more money.

Although there are a lot of people looking for vacancy in Ethiopia, some companies may find it difficult to get the right talent to fill their job vacancy in Ethiopia. This is primarily due to lack of experience of candidates in certain areas such as IT where the required expertise may be in short supply. Another issue that foreign companies in particular will find frustrating is the lack of strong work-ethic on the part of Ethiopian jobs workforce. In a recent survey conducted for World Economic Forum, poor work ethic in national labor force was ranked among the top five biggest problems in doing business in Ethiopia. Hence, companies may need to put considerable resources to train their workers in all aspects of their business so the employees do their job satisfactorily.

If you have job vacancy in Ethiopia or you are a job seeker and looking for Ethiopian jobs, please visit Ezega Jobs, the leading site for Ethiopian jobs and employment in Ethiopia. It lists thousands of Ethiopian jobs from all over Ethiopia.


How Bank Secrecy Affects Your Offshore Bank Account

by como ·

It may sound great to have an offshore bank account guarded by razor-sharp banking secrecy, but is it all that it seems? Here we explore what bank secrecy really is, and whether countries will actually enforce it to protect your privacy.

Bank Secrecy, also referred to as banking or financial secrecy refers to a legal principle which allows banks to keep their client information confidential. This is extremely important to protect against fiscal fraud and identity theft, but while in some countries like Switzerland or Panama breaking bank secrecy could land you in jail, in other countries it is routinely broken without penalty.

Why is this? There is great potential for fraud and/or money laundering if bank information is kept entirely confidential. Governments would be powerless to stop criminal elements porting ill-gotten money around at will. The US government was one of the first to introduce legislation to combat fraud with its 1970 bank secrecy act. This required banks to report suspicious transactions over 10,000USD.

After the 9/11 attacks it introduced further legislation within the Patriot Act that required even greater reporting requirements. The US government can now track every US dollar transaction in the world, since it must pass through a US correspondent bank.

The trouble is, governments worldwide have started to treat bank secrecy itself like a crime. Using the ‘terror-tactics’ of hype and exaggeration they have campaigned against bank secrecy as if its only purpose were to protect terrorists, drug lords and dictators. They really want it extinguished to find out about (and therefore tax) every cent of your income, whether derived domestically or abroad.

Bank secrecy is being slowly eroded, even the Swiss who can claim to have created banking secrecy with the 1934 Swiss Banking Act have agreed to certain concessions. The OECD, a Paris based think tank with no official authority has drawn up a model for international financial transparency and information sharing on tax issues. Many former tax havens have ‘repented’ and made concessions on their bank secrecy in order to avoid being put on an OECD blacklist of uncooperative tax havens. These include Liechtenstein, Andorra, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Monaco, Honk Kong and Singapore have said they will think about signing up.

While many tax havens will claim to have strong bank secrecy, not all will walk the walk. At the very least all countries will provide exceptions for matters relating to terrorism, money-laundering or other serious criminal offences.

Here’s an overview of the more popular tax havens and the effectiveness of their bank secrecy laws:

Switzerland – Although it recently pledged to sign up to the OECD model it still has some of the strongest bank secrecy legislation in the world. It has agreed to share information in cases where there is concrete evidence of tax evasion, otherwise the law remains unchanged. Unless somebody knows you have an account at a particular bank and has strong evidence of wrongdoing, you are well protected.

Panama – Has very strong bank secrecy, breaking it could result in up to 2 years in jail. Panama does not respond to foreign requests for information involving tax evasion, which it does not view as a crime.

Honk Kong – Still has very strong bank secrecy because it has no tax information exchange agreements with other countries (this means that it has no legal requirement to respond to a request for tax related information from another country), except with China. It is thinking about joining the OECD model.

Cayman Islands – Although it has very strong bank secrecy laws on paper, these have been waived under US government requests for information. They are unlikely to stand up against foreign pressure if it is an individual’s account at stake.

Although bank secrecy is important when thinking about your private offshore bank account, another important thing to keep in mind is visibility. If you park your money in Switzerland during a worldwide campaign against tax havens, it’s clear that you funds will be in the spotlight. A better solution may be to keep your money in a smaller country not regarded as a tax haven, where your home government is less likely to go looking.