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Realistic Ways To Give Your Career A Boost

If you’ve ever felt like you’re stuck in the grind of your daily job with no room or chance for upward mobility, you’re not alone. Many people feel like they’re trapped at a certain point in their career, and they’re just not sure of how they can boost their prospects and move forward instead of staying in neutral. Continue reading »

Originally posted 2016-10-12 10:31:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Why Entrepreneurs Love Hitting the Casino

Besides all the pensioners, if you were to visit your nearest casino at any time of the day (but particularly during regular office hours), you’d find more entrepreneurs than any other group of people trying their luck to perhaps win big. So it’s perhaps only fair to say that entrepreneurs love to do a bit more than their fair share of gambling, but why exactly do they love hitting the casino so much? Continue reading »

Originally posted 2016-10-05 08:29:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

4 Entrepreneurs Behind Billion-Dollar Companies Share Their Secrets to Success

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The other day, I had the opportunity to attend an event where four founders of billion-dollar companies were speaking in a round-table format discussion. Continue reading »

Originally posted 2015-10-12 06:19:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

How to Work With a Narcissist

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For better or for worse, people often possess “less than ideal” character qualities or behaviors that make working with or for them intensely challenging. We all have them: impatience, chronic tardiness, aloofness, poor listening skills, the list goes on. Continue reading »

Originally posted 2015-10-22 09:08:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Northumbria University – Exploring How to get a Career in Web Design

While even Web Designers themselves in their many numbers would probably each come up with a different definition of what Web Design is, to be technically correct, Web Design exists as a specialised field within the broader Graphic Design field, focussing on the design of engaging websites. You’ll require an understanding of the online working environment in order to create a site that’s suitable for the specific objectives of the business, i.e. does the client want to sell products from their website (E-commerce site) or does the client simply want the website to be an information portal for potential customers, investors, etc? Read on to get a good briefing on exactly what it takes to possibly pursue a career in Web Design. Continue reading »

Originally posted 2017-03-10 12:18:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Expanding your business through outsourcing

Outsourcing can be a way of focusing on your business’s core attributes while employing the best possible level of expertise that you can afford to implement your approach. There are many good reasons for outsourcing, ranging from the purely financial to the tactical and strategic. Many companies outsource any activity that is peripheral to what they actually do – that is, their essential function as a business. In the marketing sector, this might mean farming out technical tasks such as data management, website design or search engine optimisation, while focusing your company’s energies on the overall vision for the campaign, as well as the key attributes that will help sell the product. Companies such as Atlantic Umbrella (atlantic-umbrella.com) provide PAYE services for freelancers, contractors and temporary staff with a wide range of skill sets and valuable experience.

 

Technical expertise

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Most B2B companies, for instance, don’t have a full complement of specialist staff capable of effective marketing, while many marketing organisations lack high-end technical expertise, and even may not possess the tech or the software in the first place. It can be more viable to outsource these tasks than to have staff trained and experienced in these areas on the payroll full-time. Hiring in experts as and when needed also means that your staff can work with the specialists to develop their own skills and to familiarise themselves with the latest technology.

 

Bringing in specialists from outside means you can be sure they’ll be up to date with changing demands, priorities and technology. After all, that is their job, and it’s where their experience and reputation resides.

 

Financial flexibility

 

Originally posted 2015-09-15 20:13:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Why you should be practicing philanthropy

Companies are always interested in ideas that make good business sense. They invest millions of dollars in marketing, research and development and technology upgrades to launch new products that help in improving profitability and increasing the company’s market share.

 

The benefits of philanthropy to a business can sometimes be a little more subtle, but the results are equally tangible and real. For some companies, the act of giving is a one-off exercise often done for media mileage, or maybe even as a tax write-off.

 

Yet, in today’s competitive environment, companies that embrace philanthropy as a core business philosophy reap far-reaching and consistent rewards. Philanthropy, corporate volunteering and employee giving are essential business tools today.

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Philanthropy is good for the company

 

While companies are in business to make money, a corporate vision beyond this basic goal gives the company a broader sense of purpose. Embracing the vision of giving back to the community can help in revitalizing the energy levels within the company.

 

When a company builds itself around a larger mission, it infuses that passion into its products, services, employees, customers and shareholders. This passion manifests itself in innovation and creativity, which leads to business growth.

 

Giving leads to employee engagement

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All successful companies realise the importance of engaging employees in the core mission of the business. Today’s employees want more than just a pay check at the end of the month. Employees want to engage with the company’s initiatives and to see their efforts produce results, for both the company and the community at large. This is the core of employee engagement.

 

Increasingly, knowledge workers make up a large part of the corporate workforce. These young, inspired and engaged workers are exponentially more productive than someone just doing their job. The younger employees value engagement at work more than their peers from previous generations.

Originally posted 2015-10-08 04:49:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter