Get inspired: Great quotes from Ayn Rand

 

If you run a business or are planning to start one and need some inspiration, it is imperative you get in the right frame of mind for success. Ayn Rand was one of the world's foremost writers on the subject of capitalism and its crucial role in creating a healthy and happy society, not just for t...

Doing business: digital etiquette

 

The rules of business etiquette have been around, seemingly, forever. Yet, in these days of remote everything, video calls, email attachments and archived data, the landscape has shifted dramatically. In order to deal with the change, here are some new tips on business etiquette.Turn off the gadg...

How the era of Big Data could benefit your biz

 

There is no question or debate about it: now is the era of Big Data. As hardware that creates, shares and stores data becomes more ubiquitous and easier to use, the amount of data increases at rates never before thought probable or possible. The big question in 2018, for many companies, will be: ...

In defence of complete honesty

 

For many small business people, particularly those running a brand new start up, the question of how much information you should share with your employees and you customers is a very pertinent one. While, undoubtedly, people prefer to work for a company and buy from a company that seems to be suc...

Get motivated! Inspirational quotes

 

Getting motivated in business is not always easy. It doesn't matter how many qualifications you have on your CV, how much experience you have or how high the figure on your payslip is. If you want to stay successful, you have to stay motivated. Here is a list of quotes from successful people to g...

Rupert Murdoch quotes

 

Rupert Murdoch is one of global business' most divisive figures. The Australian-American magnate inherited the News Limited business in 1952 and turned it into what is now known as News Corporation, the world's second largest media conglomerate. With television stations, publishing houses and new...

Is pop-up marketing useful for your business?

 

Pop-up marketing has nothing to do with those ads that jump up on your screen when you click on website that you can't close fast enough. Rather, it is a grass roots way to connect with your target market that is low-risk, high-impact and, comparatively, low-cost. It is also becoming increasingly...

Business and social media

 

Today, business marketing and social media are intertwined like never before. Just about every company, in every industry, attempts to get in contact with its customer based through these platforms. For new products or companies in emergent industries, the way they use social media can be the dif...

Extreme Weather & Your Business

 

As David Brinkley once said; “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him”, however sometimes the bricks thrown are not from other people but from forces beyond our control. For those who operate a business in areas of high weather ri...

Foreign Languages in the Work Place

 

Nelson Mandela once said “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart”. The world is becoming smaller as business becomes more international, flights become cheaper, and more people decide to ...

The true cost of going green

 

There is a lot of pressure on businesses these days to show that they are supporting local communities, charities and the environment. In 2015, a study concluded the the global economic value of bees is €265billion, and in an age where people study the economic value of the environment as a ...

How to be a Better Communicator

 

If you take a browse through the abundance of online articles that cover the traits that employers seek out the most, one that repeatedly and unsurprisingly makes an appearance is communication; both written and verbal. An employer can judge this prior to hiring somebody through exchanging emails...

Social Media & You

 

These days, everybody has a Facebook page and an online presence of sorts. Most businesses also have a social media presence which comes with substantial advantages. Some businesses prosper a lot more with the internet than others, however, especially if you have a new business, it pays to have a...

Shorter Working Day Debate

 

There are many articles online regarding a trend in Sweden to shorten the standard working day. The results have been somewhat ambiguous with some substantial benefits and also some substantial problems emerging as a result of this. Initially, the concept was introduced in an attempt to increase ...

7 Unusual Businesses

 

Business doesn't always means suits and ties, stocks and offices. It sometimes seems that people will do just about anything to accumulate money. Here are seven examples of unusual businesses which are, surprisingly, turning a profit.1 - Reserve a spot in HeavenThere is a website where you can re...

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