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[ 19 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

Playing games for many is rarely seen as anything other than a fun hobby. However, if you’ve ever tried completing Dark Souls or nailing every challenge in Myst you will understand skill and dedication involved. More and more teens see gaming as their potential future. This value should be rewarded and Dean Anderson, Gamestatix believes that it won’t be too long before it’s possible for every player to make a living just by playing video games.
Value shared and rewarded
Developers need dedicated players with the insight and experience to review their …

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[ 15 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

Denis O’Brien, Chairman of Digicel Group and of the Digicel Foundation, supports – www.professionalacademy.com – a leading provider of training in management, leadership, sales and marketing, and has 10 tips for young entrepreneurs.

1. Back yourself – If you can count to ten and you can sell, you can be an entrepreneur.
2. Don’t be afraid to fail: if you do, who gives a damn? You’ve learned something, you always learn out of failure.
3. Be flexible. You set up your business and you think you’ve got a great idea, but the really …

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[ 13 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

The nation’s employees believe work now takes up 42 per cent of their life, according to research.
Researchers carried out a detailed study of 2,000 adults in employment and found we all want more downtime.
Half of those polled agreed waking up in the morning and dreading the day ahead at work is a sure-sign you need to address your work-life balance.
And one third agreed struggling to sleep and finding yourself regularly in a bad mood are other common signs.
In an ideal world, employees agreed a dream existence would see adults dedicating …

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[ 9 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

By John Auckland, TribeFirst
No one can deny that the social and political landscape is changing. Driven by the digital revolution and gathering pace as the number of so-called ‘digital natives’ reach adulthood, this paradigm shift is a result of society shunning traditional leadership models and preferring direct connection instead of intermediation. It’s because of this shift that crowdfunding was born, and the effects it’s having on society are far more profound than many realise.
I’ve been bold enough to state in the past that I believe all good ideas will be …

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[ 5 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

By Ally Yates, author of ‘Utter Confidence: How what you say and do influences your effectiveness in business’
The 70s duo Gallagher and Lyle sang “I wear my heart on my sleeve”. But is that level of transparency appropriate at work? What place do emotions have in business? Are they helpful or harmful?
If you say you wear your heart on your sleeve, it is often misconstrued as your emotions being out of control. In truth, it means to openly show your emotions, to be transparent, to be true to yourself.
Excesses of …

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[ 28 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

Over 750,000 Small Business Owners Do Not Make Social Plans Because They Are Too Busy.
Shockingly, many small business owners are so tied up in the day to day running of their business they find it increasingly difficult to break away to spend time with family and friends. A recent UK study showed that over 750,000 small business owners do not make social plans because they are too busy and a quarter of business owners surveyed said they feel ill due to work demands or stress. Some are even missing out …

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[ 21 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

Starting up a business can be hard, especially when you don’t have the experience or much money to play around with. Often people choose to start their business from their home but for others, they don’t have a spare room to fit everything. If this is the sort of problem that you are struggling with, we might have the answer for you. Have you ever considered setting up your new business from your garden shed? If not, reads our tips below and you might just change your mind.
Choose the Right …

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[ 21 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

In a recent survey, instantprint discovered that 50% of business owners are more stressed now than they were in previous jobs, and 57% of female SMEs admit that they are mostly worried about their finances. This survey also revealed that business owners are so stressed that they are only sleeping around 3-4 hours a night.
instantprint interviewed a selection of business owners and discovered that many of their financial mistakes were made due to a lack of education when it came to money management. Are SMEs avoiding managing their finances? Is …

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[ 19 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

Crowdfunding has gone beyond the early adopter stage, says John Auckland of TribeFirst, meaning most people have now heard of it. A recent survey by TribeFirst suggests that we are getting close to the stage where more people in the UK have supported a crowdfunding campaign than haven’t. The survey, completed by 250 people, showed that 43.8% of the respondents had backed either a charity, rewards or equity crowdfunding campaign.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that most people back their first campaign due to friends or family being behind it in some way, …

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[ 15 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

Research by Liberis, a leading small business finance provider, has revealed that 72% of SMEs are spending up to 3 days every month chasing money they’re owed. This is costing each business an average of £5,000 per year in time spent trying to recover these funds.
The survey also found that a quarter of SMEs are chasing ‘aged debt’ of over £20,000. But on average, survey respondents are owed £11,000, so to put this into context using official figures, there are 5.7 million SMEs in the UK, meaning business owners are …