The Mafia and Italy: Changing a Leopard’s Spots

November 15, 2011
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This is going to sound like a very strange analogy, but I thought I’d use it because it’s really interesting. How can the relationship between Italy and the Mafia help inspire your business strategies? Well, it shows you that positive change is possible regardless of how how overwhelmingly difficult it may seem. If one of [...]

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Christmas: Turkey Shoot or All Time Low?

November 14, 2011
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The Turkey Shoot: an unbelievably easy task, with the odds overwhelmingly in favour of the person doing the (metaphorical) shooting. At Christmas, the vast majority of people equate the festive season with over-indulgence and inflated profits. They therefore become a little more reckless with spend in the hope that the returns will be huge.

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Working from Home Online? You Need to Know How to Build a Website

November 11, 2011
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Building a website is at the forefront of success for many online businesses, and yet it remains beyond the scope of understanding for many people. I was once stumped at the seemingly endless mountain of knowledge required to build a website: the code, domains and practicalities confused the living daylights out of me for a [...]

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Loans and Your Business: Don’t Bite Off More Than You can Chew.

November 10, 2011
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You’ve probably heard the recent news of Italy’s debt cost hitting a record high of 7%. This means that Italy has to spend a total of 7% of its GDP (That’s the value of all goods and services produced within a country, which can be thought of as the income of a country) just to [...]

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Self-Employed Woes: Illness and Your Business

November 9, 2011
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Right, so you work on your own and you work for home. Everything’s going well, but what’s this? A headache? Oh, no, please…not the shivers too! Oh, great, and now I’ve got a blocked nose. Oh deary bugger, I’ve got the flu! ‘I’m a hardy worker, i’ll see it through!’ you think to yourself, questioning [...]

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Graduating to Unemployment, But the Internet Can Help.

November 7, 2011
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Unfortunately, it is a sad fact that today many students are graduating from university into unemployment. A tough economic climate combined with the high numbers of graduates has meant that the demand for graduates just doesn’t match supply. This has caused prospective university students and graduates alike to reassess the value of degrees and turn [...]

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Security On The Net: Concern for People who Work From Home?

November 4, 2011
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Don’t let the issue of online security hamper your plans for success on the internet Dan Little Reading the news recently one can’t help but notice that there are a variety of articles available about high profile internet security breaches. These include attacks on the British security service and engineering firms, as well as multiple [...]

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Convenience Over Pleasure: Money Over Happiness

November 3, 2011
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I am not happy in life unless I am fulfilled. Money makes life easier, but it is not inherently fulfilling. So, one is presented with the eternal enigma: what will make my life complete? Only he who asks the question can answer it honestly. For me, life is complete when I do something I love, [...]

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My, My, This Here Anakin Guy: What Can You Learn From Star Wars?

November 2, 2011
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Or, more specifically, George Lucas… Ok, so perhaps not the most obvious title, but bear with me. When Star Wars was released, most people questioned George Lucas’ business acumen for waiving his substantial director’s fee, but such was Lucas’ faith in the marketability of Star Wars that he elected to hedge his bets on the [...]

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Revealing Secrets

November 1, 2011
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This feels a little bit like I’m revealing my best poker hand, but I’ll do it anyway. I’m going to tell you about blogs and why they’re good little earners. There’s nothing quite like revealing your money makers to the world, is there? All joking aside, blogs are an excellent way of generating a stable [...]

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