Secrets to Success! Co-opetition

Secrets to Success! Co-opetition

It can be easy to feel like you are missing a trick, when peering into the lives of the Rich, Wealthy and Famous, yet the answers are all around us, and have been forever! Arguably it’s a secret because we choose not to know, or misunderstand the impact that applying the principle may have – instead we chose to be too competitive an often valuable trait of Entrepreneurs – that is counterproductive to achieving lasting…

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Launch your Business for Success!

Launch your Business for Success!

Despite a heavily publicized launch which much of the world saw, Jay Z’s latest venture has failed to impress.  Some argue a worldwide launch that failed to engage customers is largely responsible for the poor start.  This, despite the fact that it was a star studded event with a range of huge artists such as Rihanna and Madonna. With this unexpected failure, it highlights the importance of launching your business the right way.  But what…

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What do you Look for in a Partner?

What do you Look for in a Partner?

What do you look for in a Partner? A good business partnership is like any good partnership, it needs key ingredients to work.  Where the TR use to enter a partnership formally (through the use of contracts and so forth) or informally (whereby you may enter into a verbal agreement to share skills) having the ability to work well with other people requires an understanding of what motivates people to work towards a shared goal….

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Get Social Media Working for You

Get Social Media Working for You

Are you desperate to get social media working for your business?  Getting the following of your colleagues and friends is often not difficult, but how do you turn the number of followers into a greater number than those you are following? During this segment, the taking of luck and some of the strategies that you can use to boost your social media presence; which include, 1.    The importance of using images rather than just links…

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How to Manage Older People – Tips

How to Manage Older People – Tips

Managing team members older than you can be challenging! Whether you are new to the business or benefiting from a promotion, your euphoria is possibly in contrast their dread: as it is likely that your mature team is likely to see a less mature superior. So what can you do to gain and retain their respect? Do: 1.    Get a Mentor. Seek support and guidance for an experienced manager. They may also be able to…

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Benefits of Umbrella Organisations

Benefits of Umbrella Organisations

Umbrella Organisations are associations of (often related, industry-specific) institutions, who work together formally to coordinate activities or pool resources. As such they may provide a range of benefits to their members including provision of resources, training and support. Estimates suggest that approximately 200,000 people are paid through Umbrella Organisations, and it is believed that these figures are likely to increase as the number Freelancers and Contractors enter the workforce, either through force or choice. So…

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International Funding for SMEs

International Funding for SMEs

So why would an American investor invest in your business? Despite the catastrophe that many U.S. Investors experienced during the 2008 financial crisis, international businesses may now benefit from their desire to diversify their portfolios, thus investing in businesses overseas and widening their market.  So it’s a good time to be a non U.S. business, wanting U.S. money. Of course the same rules apply for any investor, and so when making an approach you must…

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A Few Tips for Successful Freelancing

A Few Tips for Successful Freelancing

Growing numbers of professionals are freelancing, to either make a living or supplement their income! The money can be good, and the hours even better.  Yet, if you are new to freelancing it’s easy to make common mistakes that could cost you time, energy and money.  So here a few do’s and don’ts if you want to be a successful freelancer: Do: – Get a Mentor – this is particularly important if you are new…

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Sickness & Self Employment

Sickness & Self Employment

I’m self-employed and I can’t afford to be sick! That is one of the most common phrases you hear from those who are self-employed, and having being self-employed for a number of years, this has been my mantra for a long time.  It means I’ve worked through flu, stomach bugs, various aches and pains, and even with a broken foot. That’s right!  Upon discovering that I had fractured my 5th metatarsal in my left foot,…

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