International business markets: bridging the gap

In order for businesses to achieve their full potential, a global outlook is essential. According to recent research conducted by Barclays, companies take an average of four years before realising that operating in the UK market alone will stop them from achieving their aspirations for the future. The study recommended that firms take the plunge […] ...

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Umbrella companies: Make the right choice

Using an umbrella company can be a simple process. However, before you choose it is important that you select the firm that offers the most to you. There are also a number of factors contractors should be aware of when deciding which one to use. Reputation Umbrella company reviews can be a good place to start. […] ...

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How can I motivate my employees?

It’s the question asked by all but the most experienced of people managers: how can I motivate my employees? While there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this quandary, there are a number of tips and techniques that can be used to make sure you are getting the most out of your personnel. Staff benefits Providing staff […] ...

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Big Data Myths: The Top 5

Big data is huge. Used correctly, you will be able to make much better management decisions and make alterations to your product range or service before it would usually be clear what was working. Some people say that big data is a fad and others say that you do not need to focus on anything […] ...

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Storage Must-Knows for Business

Strategic thinking is part of every business owner’s success arsenal. Without it, systems don’t get put into place, decisions don’t get acted on, and businesses become stagnant. The word ‘storage’ may not have the same enticing ring as the word ‘profit’ but the two can be linked in more ways than one. Here are a […] ...

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How to Validate Your Business Ideas Effectively – Without Spending a Fortune

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison One of the most prolific and successful inventors in history was not averse to coming up with a few ideas that just didn’t work. Modern entrepreneurs face a similar dilemma, coming up with thousands of business ideas that just aren’t […] ...

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Entrepreneurial Stories – Barnes Properties

Barb Getty is the sole owner of Barnes Properties in Indianapolis, IN. She’s a real estate investor, landlord/author (see attached cover art) but real estate investing wasn’t part of the plan … she was a stay at home mom of three teenagers when her 17-year-old son was killed in a car accident. Her daughters were […] ...

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Entrepreneurial Stories – Complete Computer Services

Izzy Goodman started Complete Computer Services almost ten years ago while working a full-time job at CBS Television. It was actually begun as a hobby: he built a website to discuss safety online. As the number of visitors increased, he offered some items to help defray his costs. Most of them were drop-shipped directly from […] ...

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Entrepreneurial Stories – BottledUpDesigns.com

This week’s entrepreneurial story is about Laura Bergman, the creator of Bottled Up Designs. Tell us about your company I have lived all my live in the Pennsylvania Amish Country. A life-long passion of mine has been digging and collecting antique glass and bottles reclaimed from the beautiful wooded habitats and rural farmlands where I […] ...

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Entrepreneurial Stories – Fatpacking

Steve Silberberg is the founder of Fatpacking, a business that combines his passion of backpacking and fitness. Steve, tell us in your own words about Fatpacking and why you got started Backpacking is my passion. For years, my vacations consisted of backpacking and hiking. Whenever I’d return to my corporate job, I noticed that my […] ...

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