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How the Casino Industry is Changing as a Business in the Modern World

28th March 2017 15:38
When we introduce the concept of the casino, most people still envision the traditional brick and mortar establishment in which players go to test the odds and hope Lady Luck is on their side with games such as Poker, Roulette, or a pull with the one-armed bandit. These casinos are still alive and generally doing well (arguably), and their charm will never disappear, but the gambling industry is s ... Read more...

Trading as a Business

27th March 2017 12:10
Treating any Forex Trading as a business is an essential ingredient for successful trading.  When traders treat it as a hobby, they end up behaving and making decisions as if they are gambling for entertainment rather than making sound business decisions. Forex Trading is serious business and should be approached that way.  It is very important to make the distinction between tra ... Read more...

Marketing for Success

23rd March 2017 08:40
One of the most important questions that many business owners have is “how can the business advertise with little or even no money, and be successful at it?” Believe it or not, there are many ways to do this. We have put together a short list of a few of them here. One of these tips might just trigger an opportunity for marketing that you might not have considered b ... Read more...

Important considerations for SEO and web design

23rd March 2017 08:31
SEO practices have changed since search engines came into being. In the old days, keyword stuffing used to make a big difference in search engine results, but with time, algorithms have become much stricter. Website designers have access to better technology for designing better websites.   Moreover, SEO needs to be integrated into web design for it ... Read more...

US to Ban iPads and Laptops in Airports from 8 Islamic Countries

23rd March 2017 08:28
The Trump administration confirmed early Tuesday morning that new traveling restrictions will be imposed on travelers with electronic devices that are traveling to the United States from 10 airports located in North Africa and the Middle East. This is in response to several unspecified terror threats. The DHS (Department of Homeland Security) will now requi ... Read more...

Companies Finding Success in E-Commerce

23rd March 2017 08:22
Here is are some of the most successful companies who are currently finding massive successful via e-commerce. Whether you are looking for investment opportunities or inspiration for you company’s own online sales department, these companies who are currently finding success in e-commerce are the ones to watch in the coming months. The Bigboys ... Read more...

Running down the top gaming firms in the world

22nd March 2017 12:59
Starting from humble roots, online gaming has evolved a great deal from its early days, and much of those investments came about thanks to public involvement in these enterprises. While some sites failed, others climbed to the top of the heap and presently make money hand over fist by taking the bets of punters around the world who are looking to spin up a small deposit ... Read more...

Fancy being your own boss?

22nd March 2017 12:28
Being self-employed has a huge list of benefits, from working your own hours to choosing exactly what type of work you want to take on. You make all of the decisions and the only person you need to answer to is yourself (and the taxman).   There are also a number of negatives when it comes to being self-employed, so it is not all a walk in the park. For example, ... Read more...

Northland Wealth Management’s Paul Mascard: “Estate Documents One Part of Safeguarding Against Financial Elder Abuse

22nd March 2017 12:27
As the populations in both Canada and the United States age, there has been an increase in the amount the elder abuse cases on both sides of the border.   When the topic of elder abuse is mentioned, most of us immediately think of physical  or verbal abuse.  However, it’s important to note that financial elder abuse, which is defined a ... Read more...

How to create a customer-focused culture

21st March 2017 10:59
Most businesses like to claim that they have a customer-focused culture, but what does that mean? The answer will be subtly different in every case. If you want to make it work in your business, you have to understand your customers, understand their needs, and develop a vision that can address those needs – at every stage in their journey and throughout your organisation. & ... Read more...

Why Choose a Casino for Your Next Corporate Event?

20th March 2017 08:22
Success is guaranteed when you choose to host your upcoming corporate event at a casino. A casino can offer your group a non-traditional space for the event, along with flexibility. These spaces can also accommodate groups as small as 50 to as large as 500. So, if your group wants the ultimate entertaining and gaming experience whilst also participating in ... Read more...

Four Benefits of Virtual Offices That Recruiters Cannot Afford to Ignore

20th March 2017 08:18
Much has been said about virtual offices as a tool for creativity and collaboration. They are flexible, affordable, and ideal for smaller businesses. Yet, less is said about their benefits for recruiting companies and executives on the hunt for talent.   As co-working environments are ... Read more...

Deciding Priorities: What Value Strategy?

17th March 2017 14:14
The first step for investors when looking at a business is to check that the strategy for the business is right. There is no point in charging over that hill if it turns out to be a cliff edge.   ... Read more...

The Best Online Tools to Get Your SME off the Ground

16th March 2017 15:32
With an initial burst of energy and enthusiasm for your business, you’ve probably poured a lot of time and resources into bringing your idea to life. But have you thought about how you’re actually going to get it off the ground now? Whatever industry you’re trying to make a name for yourself in, there are some tried and tested online tools to help your business take o ... Read more...

Five tips for successfully taking your business global

15th March 2017 15:08
The thought of taking your business international, of seeing your logo plastered around the world and welcoming new customers from far-flung corners of the globe, is a tempting one. While you’re happy enough to waste hours daydreaming about your future corporate empire, actually taking the first steps to turn that fantasy into reality isn’t so easy.&l ... Read more...

Fintech In the UK post Article 50: Business as usual or Exodus?

15th March 2017 11:32
The UK was ranked as the top location in the world for Fintech in a 2016 report but it remains to be seen what will happen in a post Brexit economy. With legal arguments over how and when Britain will actually leave the European Union dominating the headlines in recent tim ... Read more...

What employees want: 4 ways to give your team a boost

14th March 2017 11:56
You may have launched your tech startup on your own, but now its success relies on a whole army of expert employees working together. So you don’t need a PhD in psychology to understand the importance of keeping that team of employees happy. After all, letting your staff become bored or stressed out, uninspired or demoralised with the ... Read more...

Nutrition controversies: 3 ‘healthy’ diets causing debate

14th March 2017 11:41
With a new superfood trending online every other week and a whole host of diet and fitness conscious stars taking over Instagram, there’s never been more public awareness of eating healthily. But there’s also never been more confusion, either. Each time a ground-breaking study on nutrition or miracle solution for weight loss ... Read more...

Tax on casino stakes and winnings in the UK explained

13th March 2017 08:58
The short answer to this question is no; well that is if you're a punter based in the UK. If you're based outside of the UK but betting in an online UK casino then there is a chance that you'll be liable to pay a rate of tax set by your own jurisdiction. The gambling industry in the UK is so huge; in no small part down to all the ... Read more...

Techniques gaming companies use to produce content to help their customers use their products

13th March 2017 08:54
Gaming companies are the perfect example of an industry that relies almost entirely on user experience. The online casino industry is more crowded than it’s ever been, meaning that there is a lot of competition, and online casinos need to take measures to ensure that their customers are fully supported while they play. This is why they invest so many resources in techniques that provide ... Read more...

The Importance of Quantified Self for Leadership Positions

13th March 2017 08:40
While a subjective feeling may seem as the most important thing in the world, sometimes being able to quantify things can be much more insightful. With proper analysis, any feeling of joy, fear, enthusiasm or apathy could be expressed in hormone levels and internal chemical reactions. Still, emotions are not the only thing that matters. Sometimes your physical health and intellectual a ... Read more...

Keeping on Top of Modern Marketing Techniques

3rd March 2017 13:35
Marketing is not a new concept, as tempting as it is to think that in the digital age. As long as humankind has exchanged goods and services, the necessity to consider how to market those goods has existed. Nevertheless, the 21st century has accelerated the development of marketing techniques to the point where it can be difficult to keep track, let alone keep up. Digita ... Read more...

Seven US Cities Worth Moving To Start A Business

3rd March 2017 09:19
If you are looking for the best cities to start your business, you will never run out of options. However, before you launch a business, you should know how many competitors you have in a particular city, so you know whether or not you are making the right choice.   If you choose to start a business in a city in California, you can use ... Read more...

Finding Those Builders That You Should Invest In

2nd March 2017 16:25
As you want to build that dream home, there are various things that need to be taken into account. You want to work with experienced and qualified contractors. You want to be sure that you choose the home builders that are the best so that your investment will be as great as possible. This is not like investing in the online infrastructure of an ... Read more...

The Different Ways to Use Relationships with Influencers to Boost PR Efforts

1st March 2017 10:35
Have you been inclined to purchase a new product or try a new service because your friend, your favorite celebrity or a family member purchased it first? A recent survey revealed that for $1 spent on an influencer campaign, the marketer made close to $7 in media value. That is not too bad. Brands have been paying attention, and the way they work with influe ... Read more...

How businesses can track customers through Smartphones

28th February 2017 10:45
Information is money. The more you know about your customers and their habits, the more power you have to persuade them to buy. Your customers’ smartphones are among your most valuable tools. Here are some ways that businesses are tracking consumers via their mobile devices. Location-Based Advertising ... Read more...

How to Handle the Family Business in the Event of a Relationship Breakdown

28th February 2017 08:43
In the unfortunate event of a relationship breakdown and eventual divorce, there will be a lot for you and your spouse to consider. One factor that you will have to take into account is the division of any family businesses that either or both of you may own or hold shares in.  &l ... Read more...

What to Expect When You Are Inspecting in 2017

27th February 2017 13:49
Buying a new home is a considerable investment and you need to make sure that every penny you spend on it counts. The only way to be sure is to hire someone to do a property inspection, but even this is not as easy as it sounds. First of all, you need to find someone who knows what they’re doing. Second, you need to think about your budget. And finally, you need to be present ... Read more...

Five Things to Consider Before Starting Your Own Farm

27th February 2017 13:48
Starting a farm business can be really rewarding and successful, but it will also involve a lot of effort and hard work. There are several things that you need to know before proceeding with your farm planning, but you should be aware that these will also change a bit, depending on your resources, infrastructure, the size of your farm and what you want to achieve in general. Still, the ... Read more...

The issues of managing a business with locations around the world

27th February 2017 11:54
Business is increasingly a global affair, with companies and customers easily interacting across borders. However, it is often more effective to serve customers in the location in which they are in, rather than remotely from a different country. Therefore, many businesses choose to open offices and production facilities in locations around the world so that they can be closer to their customers &a ... Read more...

Quality Equipment & Training Are Key To Manufacturing Success

27th February 2017 09:20
There is no more beautiful sight than a manufacturing process surging forward at a steady pace, cranking out quality products efficiently and safely. And there are few things quite as destructive to a company as when that process is interrupted. Down time in manufacturing is typically due to a problem in one of two areas: Equipment failure and human error. Equipment fail ... Read more...

Three Key Tasks An Entrepreneur Should Outsource

27th February 2017 09:18
Outsourcing works for any size of business. Although it’s often considered viable for an enterprise level business to a medium-sized business, it can also work for a small business, even a business with less than five employees. Outsourcing uses process automation to take the pressure off a small business owner and his or her staff. It reduces overheads, makes operations more ef ... Read more...

Why 2017 Is A Great Year To Get Business Funding

27th February 2017 09:16
The financial crisis back in 2007 may have highlighted the financial woes of some of the biggest US companies, but it also quietly affected small companies, too. While it has always been difficult for a new business to get a traditional bank loan, it became almost impossible after the financial crisis for a small business to get a traditional bank loan. Fortunately, alte ... Read more...

Trump, Brexit, and the Future of Online Gambling

27th February 2017 08:52
Playing online casino slots is a preferred pastime for hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of people online. Some choose to play social games like Slotomania or DoubleDown Casino, others play slots at 7Sultans online casino, either for real money or for the fun of it. Social casinos and simulated ... Read more...

Take Your Business to the Next Level - Top 3 Efficiency Tips

24th February 2017 12:20
No matter if you are just starting out or you’ve entered the world of business years ago, you should always try to take your business to the next level. And today, there are plenty of things you can do in order to make this happen. Listed below are 3 tips that are guaranteed to boost efficiency of your business. Make sure you check them all out. ... Read more...

Freedom vs. Monopoly: The Difference Between the Gaming Markets of Europe and Canada

23rd February 2017 12:11
No matter where you look, there are two things people love: to play games and to get money. And if the two are combined online  - with quite a few drops of luck added to the mix, of course - they form a profitable business called iGaming. Profitable both for the operators and the state, and potentially profitable for the consumers - the players. iGaming is one of the most heavily regulate ... Read more...

Which British brands are hoping to break through in America?

20th February 2017 11:17
American businesses have long looked at snapping up the opportunity to establish a successful British brand in the US. In many cases UK businesses ventures in America are met with considerable success, while others have experienced problems. The upmarket fashion retailer Boden, for example, expects US sales to overtake those of its home market within a few more years, despite being new to the US m ... Read more...

Four Ways Video Marketing Can Boost Your Brand

20th February 2017 09:27
Today, video is the latest big trend in the world of advertising and marketing. But, advertising your products, services and your brand through this medium is certainly nothing new. As most of us will know, television adverts have been a regular part of everyday life for decades, and since the internet was invented, online video ads have also grown in popularity, popping up everywhere ... Read more...

How to Make the Most Out of Shopping Online for Real Estate

17th February 2017 16:40
The purchases and sales of real estate in the commercial and residential markets have been increasing online over the past decade. However, that does not mean that these listings are free from scam artists, cyber security issues and deceptive listings. These types of negative issues can make you lose money, your identity as well as the security of feeling safe while online. ... Read more...

Secure your Business with CCTV Cameras

15th February 2017 11:12
Burglary can cost you so much of what you’ve worked so hard to build. Everything could be gone in one day or night. With the increased number of burglaries, you need to safeguard your business. CCTV cameras can help you with surveillance.   Here are the ... Read more...

Gaming in business: How playing games can improve employees reach objectives

10th February 2017 10:16
In today’s business world, games are rarely ever seen but a mere distraction to the real work that needs to be done. If an employee were to be caught playing a game of online chess while he’s supposed to be working on a marketing plan, he is all but guaranteed to receive a reprieve from his superiors for wasting company time. But is playing games really such a detrimental activ ... Read more...

What businesses must have in place to allow people to work there

9th February 2017 09:47
Health should be one of the top priorities for any new company. In order to start successfully hiring good quality employees and producing, at the very least, reasonable outcomes, your employees need to have an environment in which their health is not at risk. So, here are a few things that are necessary for a business to have before hiring employees: Keep ... Read more...

Managing Large Teams in Different Cities

6th February 2017 10:50
Being a manager in this modern working world isn’t very easy, is it? Employees expect more than just a decent wage, we’re under pressure to quickly hire the right talent (and train new starters, and retain them), and trickiest of all, we need to manage our teams while ... Read more...

Five methods you can use to save your company from going bust

3rd February 2017 10:25
If you’ve moved abroad to set up your own business, then you’re going to want to protect your investments as much as possible. Owning your own company, particularly in a company that you are not wholly familiar with can be difficult at the best of times, and in some cases you may find that your company may find itself in a bit of financial trouble while you’re still t ... Read more...

How to Prevent Disaster for Your Next Business Event

2nd February 2017 15:34
If your business is one of the many types of businesses that thrive off of the success of events, read on to find out what can cause problems for your business events, how to prevent them, and tips for success. Whether your event is a presentation, a trade show, or a convention, they are usually make or break; you don’t get a “do over” and there usually isn’ ... Read more...

Four Tips To Taking Your Company Global In 2017

2nd February 2017 09:52
New year often comes with its aspirational resolutions. While "I would like my business to go global" resolution might sound like a huge leap, it's very much doable, possible and even essential in today's internet environment, a world with no physical boundaries. We've gathered some useful tips to get you on the right track so ki ... Read more...

How do you make your product stand out from the crowd?

1st February 2017 11:38
Why should a customer choose your product over anyone else’s? It’s a question that all businesses have to ponder when they are launching a new product. Get this right and you’ll clean up in your corner of the market and win business from your rivals. Get it wrong and you’ll be doomed before you start.   So, how can you come ... Read more...

What does the Investigatory Powers Act mean for SMEs?

1st February 2017 08:12
In November the Investigatory Powers Act moved one step closer to becoming law when it was passed following a third reading in the House of Lords. Its progress through Parliament up to this stage had been far from smooth with many MPs and peers requesting extr ... Read more...

Four Trends to Watch in the Trucking Industry in 2017

30th January 2017 09:48
Contrary to popular belief, the trucking industry is far from being stagnant and many changes are to be expected in the coming years. Many innovations have hit the trucking market, which could have a significant impact on the industry in 2017. In this article, we’re going to touch on four trucking trends to watch in 2017. The Advent of Sep ... Read more...

The World Economic Forum’s World Risk Report: Lessons and Perspective

30th January 2017 08:08
Every year, the World Economic Forum meets in Davos, Switzerland to hold a discussion about global risks threatening the global economy. The Global Risks Report is published ahead of time to give attendees some time to digest findings of the Global Risk Network. It’s a complex study of the interconnectedness of hundreds of global risk factors. While the average person might think of risk ... Read more...

How to Protect Your Business in the Digital Age

30th January 2017 08:03
Are you prepared for all of the threats a modern business faces? More businesses than ever use a wide range of IT systems and online technologies that make life easier for everyone in an organization. However, these systems have weaknesses and this presents a whole new range of challenges for business owners and business decision makers. Below are some of the most effective ways you ca ... Read more...

The risks of online gambling

26th January 2017 14:34
People who love online gambling should nonetheless be aware of the risks of online gambling. Most of these risks are completely avoidable, but people might still fall victim to them all the same. It's important for people to have a certain degree of self-awareness if they are going to try online gambling, since this is the kind of activity that involves a great deal of risk taking. People ... Read more...

How to beat the January slump and win a promotion

26th January 2017 08:12
Let’s be honest – January’s are always miserable. Once the festive sparkle has disappeared from the town centre and the Christmas chocolate runs out, there’s not much left to celebrate during Britain’s infamously dull winters. But 2017 has gotten off to a spectacularly bad start. &l ... Read more...

Spider-Man Homecoming: a first trailer with Iron Man

25th January 2017 15:25
The first Spider-Man Homecoming trailer is now available. It introduces the new spider-man and already begins to make the link with the rest of the cinema universe Marvel. Expected for the summer of 2017, Spider-Man Homecoming will be the sixteenth film of the universe of cinema Marvel. Forget the Tobey Maguire and others, Andrew Garfield. For this third restart of the l ... Read more...

Creative Ways to Make Your Brand Stand Out

25th January 2017 09:30
Brand building is essential in today’s world. There are so many businesses out there that if you don’t do something to differentiate your products and services, your business won’t stand out from the crowd. Luckily, there are hundreds of marketing strategies to choose from, many of which are highly cost effective. In this article, we are going to cover som ... Read more...

Why it’s Always Better to Play Casino Games on your Mobile than on PC or Laptop

25th January 2017 09:28
Although games for mobiles have been on offer for a while, it’s only now that mobile casino games are becoming a lot more popular. One reason for this may be the fact that there are more people who have smart phones and tablets nowadays, but another reason may be that there have been a great number of improvements when it comes to mobile gaming software, making games more advanced &n ... Read more...

Could travel Brexit affect within Europe?

23rd January 2017 09:14
What a saga Brexit was? A referendum that split the nation, arguments were made, friendships broken and a very long and tiring dispute plague the Britain isles and whether you agree with it not, it has now happened and Britain are out of the EU. Now as the United Kingdom starts their process of leaving the EU early next year, the question on everyone’s one mind is, would it affect me tra ... Read more...

What every business needs to know about intellectual property

19th January 2017 15:24
The term “intellectual property” can be applied to anything you’ve created, whether that’s a brand, an invention, a design, or something you’ve made, written or produced. Intellectual property belongs to the person who created it, or anyone who has bought the rights to somebody else’s creation. While intellectual property can belong to mo ... Read more...

How Gaming Has Moved Towards Mobile

19th January 2017 08:35
Online gaming as a medium has developed at an incredible rate - it is now one of the most lucrative industries in the world. From a business point of view, it’s established and growing at an exceptional level.   Nimatron, an electrical machine designed and patented in the US in 1940, by Edward Condon, is widely regarded as the very first gaming tool eve ... Read more...

How Technology is Changing the Finance Industry

16th January 2017 13:59
The world of finance has changed significantly during the past 10 years. Most of these changes are attributed to the developments in technology. Most of our lives have been impacted by technology. Finance and related services are no exception to this phenomenon. We are witnessing the biggest changes in the way we consume financial services due to the developments in technology. &n ... Read more...

Advantages of Running a Telecommute-Friendly SME

13th January 2017 10:48
Telecommuting is a relatively new business development approach which was first studied and applied in the early 1990s but has only recently gained popularity among SMEs around the world. Telecommute working breaks the boundaries of the corporate lifestyle and brings in additional opportunities for employers to raise productivity and lower expenses within the company. Following the example of Dell ... Read more...

How to become a professional dancer

13th January 2017 10:44
Do you want to become a professional dancer?You should research what it takes to be a professional dancer and know more about the training requirements, job outlook, and salary to see if it is the job for you. What kind of dan ... Read more...

Cost Effective Ways Of Parking

13th January 2017 09:08
Parking at an airport is one of the most important factors that you will need to consider when you’re going on holiday. With many charges for pick-ups when they overstay just 10 or 15 minutes, people are quickly turning to parking as a cost-effective way to travel to the airport, when they don’t want to use public services such as National Express coaches. Here, we’ve ... Read more...

The Most Ideal Laptops for Business Travellers

13th January 2017 08:54
Most business travellers would not care to admit it, but they do enjoy going out of the office and conducting their duties in anywhere other than the four walls they have been acquainted with. Yeah, it is still a bit of a hassle, what with all the preparations that needed to be done. For instance, if you are a start-up business owner, you would want to research about logistics first for your physi ... Read more...

How self storage can help your business grow

11th January 2017 11:32
Many people are now turning to self-employment or starting their own business as the competition for entry-level and graduate jobs continues to increase. Innovations in technology and the rise of digital sales have made the dream of starting your own business much more attainable. An ever-increasing number of people are now looking to start up their own ecommerce businesses and sell products onlin ... Read more...

What to Consider Before Trading Base Metals

10th January 2017 16:58
When most people think of trading metals it’s the glitz and glamour of buying and selling gold, silver and platinum that springs to mind. These offer a great way to diversify any portfolio, hedge against volatile markets and profit from precious metals. Yet there are many other base metals available which can be bought and sold on commodity exchanges around the world, including on the Lo ... Read more...

More Than Just a Phone

9th January 2017 11:09
As the advancement of technology gains pace both in software and the devices themselves using our phones for many other situations besides communicating with each other has now become the norm.  There is nothing so por ... Read more...

Learning From The International Startup Community

9th January 2017 11:01
Edinburgh; Kansas; Santiago; these areas, and many others, have become a hotbed for innovation and new business ideas. Meanwhile, trouble getting the startup ball rolling in Italy show us that things don't always go as planned. There's much to be learned from both sides of the equation. Surprising Startup Success & Failure< ... Read more...

Online Forex Trading: 4 Tips to Succeed Online

3rd January 2017 08:34
Online Forex trading has become so popular, even my 65-year-old mother has gotten into it. Trading forex online is intricate and strategic yet amazingly simple at the same time; with one of the shortest learning curves in the trading world. The very fact that you can trade from almost anywhere in the world, makes it a fair and truly 21st century business platform. You don’t n ... Read more...

How to Reward Hard-Working Employees

3rd January 2017 08:32
There are always some employees that go the extra mile. These guys stay late without being asked, pitch in during a crisis, and never complain, even if someone else takes the credit for a job well done. Employees like this are loyal, hard-working, and worth their weight in gold. It’s only fair to reward their efforts, but a pay rise or cash bonus is not necessarily the right ... Read more...

Health and Safety in Big Business: How To Ensure Your Equipment Is Up To Standard

3rd January 2017 08:31
Businesses must protect their employees as much as possible. In the UK there are more than 620,000 workers a year who suffer injuries in workplace accidents and more than 520,000 who experience ill health that is caused or made worse by their work.   According to the Health and Safety Executive&l ... Read more...

Three Ways to Spoil Your Customers and Colleagues

26th December 2016 18:50
Learn the Many Ways to Improve your Communication Methods It is important to show gratitude through your actions more than just through your words. Your employees and your clients both put their trust in you and perhaps, are the biggest reason why your organization is developing or has developed. It ... Read more...

How to gain the trust of your employees

19th December 2016 09:41
Forget about the global economic fallout of Trump and Brexit –  the biggest business challenge of 2017 is dealing with recent revelations about the disastrous state of workplace relationships. According to Edelman’s annual ... Read more...

How High-Tech is Transforming the Oil Industry

15th December 2016 09:50
What comes to your mind when you hear the word, “High-Tech?”   For many people, computers, and smartphones come to mind.  When it comes to the oil and gas industry, however, High-Tech means something much more complex, geared towards improving efficiency and production within the industry. &am ... Read more...

EURO Dropped, Asian shares Gained and USD Strenthen, after Italians Say "NO'' on Reforms

15th December 2016 09:42
The EURO fell weak for a 20-month low in Asia on Monday as investors fled riskier asset after Matteo Renzi, Italian Prime Minister said he will resign after suffering a humiliating defeat in a constitutional reform referendum. The defeat was a blow to the European ... Read more...

How has the world of bonuses affected the betting market?

14th December 2016 11:00
Go back 100 years, even 50, and location was everything when it came to business. Your locals were your customers; and this was no different for bookmakers. Punters would visit their local bookmaker of choice and accept the odds that the bookmaker had set, that's just the way it was.   The first bookmaker in the UK is widely considered to have been&nb ... Read more...

How has online gaming evolved with the increase in the number of affiliates?

14th December 2016 10:57
According to statistics published by the Gambling Commission remote gambling, or online gaming is now the largest sector within the industry. This is in no small part down to the ever growing number of affiliates.   In order to understand how an increased number of affiliates has helped to evolve online gaming, it's first important to understand what an a ... Read more...

Resources Geared Toward Advancing Women Entrepreneurs

13th December 2016 16:51
Starting a business can be difficult for any entrepreneur, but women face unique challenges that may hold them back from achieving their potential. From a lack of female role models in the startup space to having trouble gaining access to capital, many women struggle to find their way as an entrepreneur. The good news is that even though the startup world remains a male- ... Read more...

What the Evolution of Oracle Says About the Future of the Cloud

13th December 2016 08:10
In the age of software-based corporations, few companies can match Oracle. Only Microsoft and IBM earn more software revenue than it. Since the company's founding in 1977, it's evolved from humble origins in relational databases to a dominant force in the cloud software ... Read more...

Immigration in the UK: Has there been a failure in integration?

12th December 2016 14:07
How well integrated is the United Kingdom? Do the people who come over to these shores find a place in society or are people split along ethnic, religious and social lines in a way that makes for a fragmented country?   There’s no denying that these are difficult questions and ones that, traditionally, politicians and community groups have struggled to ... Read more...

Applying for Small Business Loans: Application Checklist

12th December 2016 10:33
Today the possibilities to get small business loans are numerous: from state and local economic-development agencies in Ajax to a great number of nonprofit organizations. But regardless of the lender you choose, you still need to be prepared for the application process. In this article we tried to combine all essential information about the process and documents required.  &l ... Read more...

Top 3 Reasons to Replace Your Windows

12th December 2016 10:01
Most people think of replacing their windows for years but cannot make the final decision. Some say that this is too expensive, others just try to procrastinate. They all look at their old-fashioned crusty wooden windows, want to purchase new vinyl windows, but are still hesitating. So what are the reasons that will persuade you in the necessity of windows replacement for your office? ... Read more...

Why A Last Minute Holiday to America Needs Very Little Planning

9th December 2016 14:48
You’re not the only one who wants to get away, in fact we all love to get away. It is very important to escape from time to time and have fun exploring other countries and cultures. At the same time, it can sometimes be rather expensive and stressful to organise a holiday. You can minimise the worry of both by enjoying a last minute holiday, not only can you save money, but they also req ... Read more...

How to overcome fear of public speaking

7th December 2016 11:03
Feeling nervous when speaking in public is a common affliction, no matter how many people are in the audience. This anxiety can make it difficult for you to deliver an engaging speech or even get your message across. As veterans of countless exhibitions and conferences, we’ve witnessed the full spectrum of speeches from inspirational to cringe-worthy. Public sp ... Read more...

Crowdfunding and other startup financing opportunities

5th December 2016 08:20
If you’re using credit cards and family loans to open your business doors, you’d better think again. Opening even a modest business with modest goals takes a bunch more money you have in your wallet.   Between permits, licensing, rental fees, taxes, and more, a startup takes a bundle. But, crowdfunding can open new doors for you and your plans ... Read more...

What is the most up to date country with technology?

1st December 2016 14:19
It’s difficult to define one specific country that is the most up to date with technology. Nowadays it feels as though there isn’t such a thing as ‘up to date’. Every day new technology is being discovered and developed and new uses for current technologies are being uncovered all the time. However, in most countries there are certain fields of study and ind ... Read more...

The Lucrative Ride Sharing Market and Turning the Opportunity into a Business

25th November 2016 14:57
Take a look at 10 of the most successful startups in the past few years and you’ll see a few of them are ride sharing startups. Uber and Lyft are the two most notable names in the industry, but there are plenty of other players on the market. It’s the same with other markets across the globe. Go-Jek, the first unicorn startup in the South East Asian market, is also ... Read more...

Online Tools Every SME Should Invest In

25th November 2016 12:21
Managing a small and medium-sized business is a matter of idea generation, strategic planning, and resource distribution. But most importantly, it depends on the tools that are used to execute the specific projects in a timely and professional manner.   Scaling a business successfully can be done either by outsourcing or by relying on a specific set ... Read more...

Gala Coral’s merger with Ladbrokes takes a step closer

24th November 2016 12:25
Two of the UK’s leading bookmakers, Gala Coral and Ladbrokes, are on the edge of completing a deal that will see them merging to form the biggest betting provider in the country.   The deal is expected to be completed by the end of November. It would see the two companies eclipsing the current market leader, William Hill, to create a single entity worth ... Read more...

Are Second Homes Losing Their Luxury Appeal?

24th November 2016 09:22
Whether it’s a chalet in France, apartment on the Algarve or seaside retreat in Cornwall, it’s difficult to imagine a more luxurious option for a holiday than your very own second home. Buying a property in a desirable location and escaping there whenever you choose offers convenience, the chance to determine every detail of your vacations and complete privacy - all of which ha ... Read more...

Will Getting a Business Degree Mean More or Less Debt Under Trump?

24th November 2016 09:20
Donald J. Trump is now president-elect, and however you feel about the results of the election, it is going to be interesting to see which of the things he talked about on the campaign trail he actually begins implementing after his inauguration. One concern that a lot of voters thought about in choosing their candidate was student debt, with 66% of people listing educational matters a ... Read more...

American Women Still Earning Less Than Their Male Counterparts

23rd November 2016 12:44
79 cents to the dollar seems like the general pay gap between working women and men in America. This number refers to the annual average wage earned by male and female full time workers. Internationally, the United States of America’s ranking is not a cause of celebration. Among developed countries America is at number 12 (out of 34 countries) in terms of the wage gap between male and fe ... Read more...

Three Fresh Ways to Keep Your Team Motivated

23rd November 2016 09:46
Ask any business owner to describe the dream employee and they’ll tell it’s someone who always comes to work motivated and ready to do their best. Unfortunately, even people who genuinely love their job can occasionally need an extra spark in the midst of a long-running project or even an issue outside the office. Here are three ways to keep your employees motivated that you ma ... Read more...

How to Build the Next Successful eCommerce

16th November 2016 09:47
For your business to grow and be successful, it needs to gain visibility online. In essence, building an eCommerce site is the most cost-effective marketing method you will have for your business. While having a strong social media presence is still considered to be an important marketing tool, having an eCommerce website is indispensable. Any business that doesn’t have an eCommerce webs ... Read more...

Benefits Of A Changing Online World

16th November 2016 09:45
What will the e-commerce and web be like in the near future? With mobile technology taking over will there come a time soon when our desktop becomes a thing of the past? Will these changes provide those in need of help a better platform to seek assistance?   The technological landscape is constantly changing. With these changes the equipment that we had five year ... Read more...

Gibraltar's Future Hanging In The Balance

16th November 2016 09:34
More Brexit wreckage or future financial powerhouse? This is the question that investors are asking about the British territory of Gibraltar.   The tiny British enclave at the mouth of the Atlantic has acted as the crossroads of the Mediterranean since before the time of the Phoenicians.     Loc ... Read more...

Make sure you do your bit and help the environment with this simple light

10th November 2016 08:30
You and your office can make a huge difference and benefit the environment by changing just one, simple thing in the office: your lights. Fluorescent lights are incredibly damaging to the environment. They’re toxic; they require an excessive amount of energy to work and are massively overproduced. The sooner you replace your fluorescent lights with LEDs the sooner you  start sav ... Read more...

The art of linking performance-based marketing initiatives

9th November 2016 12:53
Learn how innovative analytics solutions can integrate all of the elements of performance-based marketing initiatives to give you the big picture There’s no doubt about it, performance-based marketing has been a game-changer. Where once - and not so very long ago - internet advertising was too much like a shot i ... Read more...

How to Cope as An Introvert in Business

9th November 2016 12:09
When starting a business, we hear a lot of advice about how we need to market, sell ourselves, network, and put ourselves out there. But what if you’re an introvert? You don’t feel comfortable selling yourself, you’re not flashy and you struggle to strike up a conversation with new people. Instead, you’re quiet and thoughtful, the person sat at the back, tak ... Read more...

Saving Money Through Sustainable Expansion Measures

9th November 2016 12:02
Think Outside The Box Where do you regularly look when considering facilities for manufacture or other operational necessities? Do you look to office space in a skyscraper downtown? Do you look at renting existing warehouse facilities in an industrial district somewhere? Or do you consider building your own sustainable solutions?  < ... Read more...

Corporate nights out – How to spoil your employee

9th November 2016 11:25
As we edge ever closer to Christmas, the pressure starts mounting for employers to start planning how to treat their valued employees for working hard all year. Obviously all businesses have budgets that dictate what you can plan, but if you’re looking for some inspiration, you’re in the right place…   Provide entertai ... Read more...

How Being Prepared For A Business Trip Can Ensure It Goes Smoothly

4th November 2016 10:28
Travelling abroad rarely comes without any stress, but in most cases there’s a relaxing holiday waiting for us that makes it all worth it. Travelling for business may seem like a chore but at the same time it is an opportunity to see some fantastic parts of the world that few rarely get the chance to. Failure to prepare is preparation for failure, so putting the time into the thorough pr ... Read more...

Stop trying to do it all: 4 chores you should outsource

2nd November 2016 16:16
As a successful entrepreneur, you pride yourself on going it alone. It might not always be easy but you certainly aren’t afraid of doing it your way. And it’s worked well for you so far. Your personality, likability and authority are the foundation of your business’s reputation. The real difficulty when expanding your company is accepting th ... Read more...

Three Tips for Keeping Kids Safe While Driving

2nd November 2016 08:03
Car accidents that involve children are a tragic yet regular occurrence. Injuries can be avoided by ensuring that all children riding in cars make use of all approved safety equipment made available, but parents can actually take additional steps to bolster driving safety. Even though people are always on the go, taking a few minutes to re-check all restraints can not only keep kids sa ... Read more...

How to: jump on board Google’s high street revival

1st November 2016 11:28
A stroll down the high street will fill you with fear when you’re thinking of starting your own retail business. With shop after shop boarded up and the place almost entirely devoid of people, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d somehow walked onto the set of an end-of-the-world disaster film. Yup, things have been looking bleak for the high street for a ... Read more...

Why You Always Need a Lawyer When Injured on the Job

31st October 2016 09:15
For so many years, as long as any of us remember as a matter of fact, every office, every break room, every locker room on a job site has Workers Comp laws posted in some conspicuous place. Is it a law to do so? Probably, but that isn’t the issue here. While we all know that being injured on the job means that your employer has insurance to cover any medical bills and other t ... Read more...

Harnessing the Power of Online Reviews

27th October 2016 11:04
If you ever bought something online, you’ve probably encountered a few customer reviews – you might’ve seen an aggregated star rating for a device you wanted to buy, or you might’ve read a poorly-spelled user review about someone’s bad experience with it. Yes, online reviews vary in attention to detail, clarity and readability, but they ... Read more...

Could Offshore Wind Farms Be the Solution to Planning Objections?

27th October 2016 08:12
Wind farms are becoming a more common sight in the UK, but building them can often lead to local objections, with residents of nearby homes often complaining that they are a blight on the land. However, renewable energy now has a higher potential capacity than fossil fuel, and generated more than half of the available energy in the world in 2015. With ... Read more...

How to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Lower Your Costs

26th October 2016 12:57
An efficient warehouse is vital, not only for customer satisfaction but also for lower overheads.  Quick and accurate shipments will keep your customers happy with the service you are providing, in addition to eliminating returns and lowering staff hours.  If you haven’t considered the financial costs of your warehouse, it’s time to start doing so ... Read more...

What Can Credit Repair Companies Actually Offer You?

26th October 2016 10:40
Credit repair companies are a legitimate class of businesses that can actually change your financial life. Of course, they don’t do anything you couldn’t do for yourself...if you had a lot of extra time and motivation. The reality is, credit repair companies are a lot like a lot of businesses. They specialize in a service that you could learn yourself if you worked at it - like ... Read more...

Five Technologies That Can Make Your Business More Streamlined

24th October 2016 15:56
With the advent of new technologies and innovations in hardware and software, there are more and more options for business owners to simplify processes and smooth out their operations. However, without the technological knowledge it takes, it can be difficult to tell which technologies are superfluous and which ones could really improve efficiency. Here are five ways new technologies c ... Read more...

Three Things You Should Know About Short Term Loans Now

24th October 2016 15:51
Applying for any kind of a loan can be a fairly intimidating process. These days, it's tough to even understand exactly what kind of loan you want to apply for, but an increasing number of people are considering short term loans, and with good reason. They offer some amazing benefits other financial products simply can. Wondering how a short term loan can help you? Here are a few things yo ... Read more...

Five Growth Strategies You May Want To Use For Your Business

24th October 2016 10:23
Businesses are motivated by growth. Growth means more profits, higher economies of scale and a chance to establish their name as the market leader. A growing business has the option to diversify production and/or sales so that one sector of business may reimburse with its stronger demand of products or services for the sector with failing demand. However, growth requires a solid founda ... Read more...

How to Ensure You Stand Out on Your Resume

24th October 2016 10:17
Your resume is what represents you when you apply for a job. It is the first impression that you make on an employer. And it is the detailed list of accomplishments, education, and experience that you have achieved thus far in your life. But whenever you apply for a job and submit your resume, it will be added to a large stack of hundreds, or even thousands, of other job applicants& ... Read more...

Cyber Breaches: What They Are, and How to Avoid Them

21st October 2016 07:53
Business owners can now create their own company and run it all from the comfort of their own home, if they wanted to. However, because everything is so much easier to access these days, it means that suspicious individuals can also get their hands on your confidential info, right under your nose. If you are the owner of a business, then it becomes even more important for you to make sure that you ... Read more...

Why More Social Workers Are Working for Corporate Companies

19th October 2016 09:31
When most people think of social work, they think of working in healthcare facilities, such as hospitals or mental health centers, or they may think of working in schools with children and their families. But did you know that a lot of social workers are now working in business environments as well after they have received their masters in social work from schools like ... Read more...

Advantages and Disadvantages of FOREX Trading

18th October 2016 14:00
Investing in FOREX online is becoming more and more popular among people wanting to become more financial independent: There's no boss, no set hours, no clients… just you, your computer, and your financial savvy pitted against the markets.   Even though it’s perhap ... Read more...

The financial impact of injuries in the workplace

17th October 2016 08:47
Business owners and management professionals have to deal with many different factors when it comes to the economics of running a successful venture. The ups and downs of the international currency markets, changing levels of business rates and corporate tax legislation, supply chain disruptions and work force management can all present challenges.   However, the ... Read more...

Six Lessons the NFL Can Teach You about Running Your Own Business

17th October 2016 08:45
For some people, the NFL is a great way to while away some time during fall and winter. In fact, over 200 million people tune in at home to watch NFL games. With all the excitement, it's easy to forget that the NFL is actually a pretty big business ... Read more...

The Complexities of an International Payroll

17th October 2016 08:43
You’re not in Kansas anymore. That is one of your first realizations the moment you expand your business internationally. No two countries are the same. If you have only ever spent time in your home country, you are in for a bit of culture shock when you hang your shingle elsewhere. One of those differences is Infrastructure. If you are used to ub ... Read more...

Online casinos developing decitacted Apps over mobile versions of the sites

12th October 2016 08:12
Online casinos developing dedicated Apps over mobile versions of the sites, which demonstrates a shift in the manner in which the mobile equivalent of online casinos is starting to develop. Mobile versions of the sites have certainly existed for a longer period of time. However, the dedicated apps that online casinos are developing now have a lot of advantages over the mobile casinos that were bei ... Read more...

Mayfair or the Upper East Side?

11th October 2016 12:32
The battle to be the best rages on between New York and London, the two cities now having been compared numerous times over the years.   Between the enviable entertainment scenes, world-class shopping and dining, luxurious property markets and plenty of parks and open spaces, both cities have ample to offer those in search of a lucrative investment property or th ... Read more...

How to Take your Business Travel to the Next Level

11th October 2016 08:08
When it comes to impressing clients, arriving in style is key for any serious business. The best way to be sure that you’re outshining the rest is by taking your business travel to the next level by following these key tips: Prioritise Speed Business travel is often time spent away from directly developing your business ... Read more...

Three Reasons Your Customers Spend More When Shopping with a Credit Card

7th October 2016 09:49
These days, a lot of consumers use credit cards, whether because they find it a more flexible and convenient way to manage their finances, because they need to buy things now that they want to pay for later, because they are building their credit ratings, or because they like the rewards that can come with using a card. Equally, as so many people like this option as a way to pay, a hug ... Read more...

Studies say playing bingo can be good for the brain

6th October 2016 09:27
It is now taken as common sense that it is good to keep the brain active. Regardless of age, it is always a good idea to do puzzles, read, converse or take part in any other activity that constitutes brain exercise. Studies have been made into the effect of games like bingo on the brain, and the results are surprising. Everyone knows how bingo works. It is quite a simple ... Read more...

The Rise and Rise of NetEnt AB

27th September 2016 08:50
There is a lot of competition between providers in the casino gaming software industry. These companies typically develop a significant amount of games per year. Having their games available at leading online casinos is the goal of each software provider. NetEnt AB is one of the most successful and oldest casino software ... Read more...

Three Ways To Deploy The Magic Of Email Marketing

27th September 2016 08:44
Only too often we come across B2B products that promise to multiply our business by 10X. For the most part, it’s hype. Sometimes the promoter may even sweeten the offer by posting a bold headline about how one small tweak can create big results. However, there is one thing that you can do that does have a touch of magic to it. That is to use email marketing as ... Read more...

Good Customer Service: Tips and Tricks to Step Up Your Game

27th September 2016 08:41
No matter what kind of business you run, customer service is what will decide whether your company succeeds or fails. This is why it is imperative that everyone on your team--not just your customer service agents--are on top of their game with regards to their customer service skills. Here are a few tips to make sure every member of your team is set up to offer stellar service to every single pers ... Read more...

The Pension: A chance to live stress free!

23rd September 2016 12:21
In this world nobody gets any younger. In fact, with every passing minute everyone gets a wee bit older. When we are young we tend not to think about the future but as we get old we wish that we had started young. One of the plans that a person must think of at a young age is pension plans. Before we take a look at why one must get a pension plan, let us understand what a pension plan really is.&l ... Read more...

Binary Options made Easy

23rd September 2016 09:22
Many of us look to the internet in order to make some extra cash, some take on surveys or write reviews on different goods and services whilst others chance their luck at online gambling sites like SwankyBingo.com where you can also catch up with friends and have a laugh in your spare time whilst enjoying your favourite game.&nbs ... Read more...

How is the UK banking industry performing after Brexit?

21st September 2016 15:08
When Brexit became a reality, one that many thought was unlikely to happen, there was turmoil on the financial markets to begin with. Most leading economists had predicted this, and it is understandable why. The markets hate uncertainty, and because there was no plan on either the Leave or Remain side as to what would happen after a vote to leave the EU, there has been considerable financial volat ... Read more...

Safety in the workplace

19th September 2016 09:30
Safety in the workplace is of utmost importance and as an employer you must ensure you have all bases covered to protect not only your workforce but yourself as a business. This infographic, created by PPE expert Safeaid, takes a look at the implications of a workplace accident and how much it could cost an employer.   Slips and trips are one of the most common c ... Read more...

Corporate Finance: A Few mistakes to avoid

19th September 2016 09:19
Which is that one factor which governs the allocation of corporate funds, to a large extent? Dividends and Pay. Dividends also make for the last option which helps you determine what you want to do with the free cash. Corporate leaders often end up making the common mistake of not excluding inventory depreciation costs from their dividends. It is understandable that they ignore these costs simply ... Read more...

Four Conditions to Watch for Before Hitting 30

16th September 2016 10:18
The days of a carefree lifestyle start to wane as we enter the third decade of life. Aging brings a handful of interesting and unexpected health changes that can be difficult to combat without a bit of direction beforehand. Physical shifts range in both timing and severity for every individual, but knowing what’s coming and working on a prevention strategy is a necessary part ... Read more...

How Twitch And Other Companies Have Teamed Up To Screen Live Poker Games

15th September 2016 15:32
The world of online poker has found an unlikely home in Twitch, the subsidiary of Amazon which commonly streams online gamers playing games such as Minecraft, World of Warcraft and many e-sports. Online poker became the latest trend on Twitch in 2015 with thousand of viewers logging in every day to watch a number of big online personalities such as Jason Somerville and Joey Ingram. The trends over ... Read more...

Natural Rate of Interest as New Concern on Jackson Hole Symposium

(International Monetary Fund 2014, Rachel and Smith 2015). , Posted: 15th September 2016 08:39
Federal Reserve’s Jackson Hole symposium brought to us one new term, heavily discussed between analysts - ''Natural Rate of Interest". As important milestone for monetary policy, Natural rate or r*(r-star), determines real interest rate which is targeted by policy makers. As an important milestone of monetary policy, natural rate of int ... Read more...

The Importance of Keeping Up-to-Date with Technology in Business

13th September 2016 12:18
Today you’d be hard-pressed to find a business that doesn’t rely on technology in some form or another. Everything from your communications to your production or admin may involve the use of computers or the internet and ultimately, the companies which don’t choose to invest in tech can often find themselves being left behind. With this thou ... Read more...

XTrade Europe’s Online Commodity Trading Dos and Don’ts

6th September 2016 08:48
When it comes to trading commodities, trading and achieving gains can be simple if you follow certain guidelines. Many companies such as XTrade Europe offer their clients opportunity and access to trading some of the most popular and commonly traded commodities in the world.  However, they do so with training and an introductory course.  Before letting you trade, they will make s ... Read more...

Important Ways You Can Use Forklifts in Your Business

5th September 2016 07:54
If you have a business in an industry that has a storage facility, like a logistics company or a supermarket, you know that it involves a lot of heavy lifting. So much so that most of your safety precautions have been created to around it. For instance, if something is heavier than yourself, do not attempt to lift it on your own or without the help of any kind of machinery.   ... Read more...

What Are The Best Digital Marketing Techniques

5th September 2016 07:52
Regardless of what type of business you have, not using marketing available to you on the Internet is simply criminal. We live in a World where people are constantly connected to the World Wide Web through their cellphones, their laptops, tablets and computers giving businesses huge opportunities to garner the attention of consumers on mass. The dawn of the Internet has lead to a huge shift when i ... Read more...

How Modern Technology Is Streamlining Business

31st August 2016 08:59
Increased Potential By using available technology to its highest advantage, you'll give your new business an edge over the competition. If you're running an established business that hasn't had an update in a while, it makes sense to consider your position and options available to you. It may be possible to function mo ... Read more...

Turn Your Car Into a Marketing Campaign on Wheels

31st August 2016 08:44
There are many ways that you can effectively promote any business today, no matter how large or small and regardless of what industry that company is in. This is because there are a host of offline and online marketing outlets and opportunities available that were never there before. But one of the most tried and true methods to promote a business and run an effective marketing campaign is by ... Read more...

Why you should analyze debtors before investing in litigation

30th August 2016 14:28
You’ve sent multiple invoices, letters, and emails. You’ve tried calling. Maybe you even went as far as to work out a payment plan. Still, the client owes you money.   So you decide to take the matter to court.   But before you do, make sure you have a ... Read more...

Keeping up with customer demand: first steps to make multi-channel retailing consistent

30th August 2016 10:21
It can happen incrementally, and with or without a comprehensive, foresighted plan. But it's safe to say that most retailers today are fully engaged in a multi-channel sales approach, whether or not they use the term.   In just a matter of years, they have had to adjust to and embrace a myriad of new ways in which their customers engage with ... Read more...

How to Maximise Your Returns with Forex Trading

29th August 2016 09:41
What are some of the terms that you associate with the modern Forex market? If phrases such as "liquidity", "profit" and "versatility" come to mind, you are likely aware of some of the major benefits that can be enjoyed by traders of all levels. With more than ... Read more...

Why Should I Pursue an Advanced Nursing Degree?

29th August 2016 09:30
By the time you’ve earned your RN degree you already know just how fulfilling a career in nursing is. You are often on the front lines with patients as the liaison between the patient and the rest of the medical staff and it falls upon you to ensure that each and every patient you are charged with is getting the best care possible. Now it’s time to consider furtheri ... Read more...

Seven Simple Hacks to Boost Your Entrepreneurial Productivity

29th August 2016 09:12
A growing company will pull you in a thousand directions. Every entrepreneur plays multiple roles in the company, juggles numerous projects, and deals with a monumental list of tasks. Staying focused and productive becomes an ongoing challenge. Here are some tips and hacks from successful entrepreneurs who fight these battles on the front line.    ... Read more...

The importance of on the job training later in life

29th August 2016 08:54
No matter how long you have worked in an industry new legislation, updated laws and upgrades to technology can all have an impact on how you work, which is why it is so important you undertake training regularly to ensure you are up to speed with how everything should be managed.   Whether you need informing on how to use a new piece of software or require furthe ... Read more...

US on the Verge of a Nursing Shortage

24th August 2016 11:28
One of the most frightening things facing patients and their families today is the fact that there is an ongoing nursing shortage that is only getting worse as time goes on. Although the current shortage has been evident for decades, a number of factors have increased the shortage and unless something doesn’t change in the very near future, the problem can only get worse and ... Read more...

Important Things You Need to Consider Before Starting a New Job

24th August 2016 09:44
Starting a new job can be exciting, but before you jump in and accept a new job offer, it’s important to consider a few practicalities. There are a lot of things you need to take into account if you want to avoid potential costly issues. Here you’ll discover the most important things you need to consider before starting a new job. ... Read more...

Simple Tips for Startups to Succeed

23rd August 2016 09:05
The decision to open up a business can be a big one to make. A startup is a great way to test the market and see if it is ready for what you have to offer. It is important to remember, however, that beginning a startup can be difficult. There are millions of startups appearing on the market each year, which means you will have to do something that is somewhat unique in order to really be able to g ... Read more...

Why Your Company Needs a PR Firm

By Wendy Dessler, Posted: 22nd August 2016 07:41
There is nothing greater than having people talking about your company. Where normal advertising sends a fixed message that you have to pay a lot for, PR creates an objective conversation about your company for only a fraction of the cost. Moreover, advertising does not lend much credibility to your brand, whereas editorials are independently verified and a thousand times more valuable. Have you t ... Read more...

Partypoker Forms Strategic Partnership with Canada’s Playground Poker Club

19th August 2016 09:24
Online poker card room Partypoker has announced a partnership with Montreal casino Playground Poker Club. The union is a marriage of the physical and geographically specific with the cyber reach of the world’s fourth largest online poker site. Last year’s dev ... Read more...

VR is a big push forward for the online gaming industry

17th August 2016 08:13
VR is a big push forward for the online gaming industry. People today have become used to constant technological change and progress. Giving people the same experience that they got a few years ago isn't maintenance: there days, people will see it as moving backward. Constant technological change is the norm, and that's what people are going to expect from the online casino gaming ... Read more...

The main requirements for IT business start-ups

10th August 2016 12:22
Building an effective IT infrastructure is a critical part of the start-up process as information tech is central to almost every aspect of day-to-day business, especially if you are in the IT sector. Sourcing the right tech to meet your requirements in the shortest time frame will enable you to scale your business and expand as it grows. You should focus on aspects such as networking, software, h ... Read more...

Start-Up Advice: How to Make Your Business More Efficient

10th August 2016 10:17
Being successful in your start-up requires the very beginning of your business operations to run as smoothly as possible, and start-up businesses can come up against productivity and efficiency issues in the first stages. This post will discuss ways to ensure your start-up gets a head start. Streamline Your Social Media ... Read more...

How ERP Can Put Your Business On Track For Fast Growth

10th August 2016 08:54
You’re contemplating a way to grow your business. Although your business may have started in a small, humble way, hard work and dedication to your vision has helped it to grow to the point where it is right now. While you might now be contemplating some lean strategies to grow your business even bigger and at a faster rate, you’re just not sure where to begin. ... Read more...

Protect Your Livelihood with Business Insurance

9th August 2016 16:23
While losses always adversely affect companies, large corporations can sometimes shrug them off as the cost of doing business. However, a loss for a small business can be devastating and leave it struggling to keep its doors open. Fortunately, business insurance can help protect your company ag ... Read more...

Playster CEO Philip Keezer’s Tips For Increasing Productivity

8th August 2016 09:01
In addition to an innovative idea, a strong team and an unfaltering belief that your small business has the potential to grow and change the world, one of the most important keys to entrepreneurial success is the ability to maximize productivity.   There’s no set formula for ensuring that all employees are working at max efficiency at all times, but the ... Read more...

How not Managing Business Rates Properly can have a Negative Effect on your Organisation

8th August 2016 07:54
Business rates are the taxes levied on the owners of commercial property and making sure that they’re managed properly is imperative to making sure your business runs smoothly. Without managing business rates properly, there can be many negative effects on your business, including a possible court summons and receiving a notice of a liability order. Here’s why you should manage ... Read more...

Top 9 Must-Have Ethical Hacking Tools

4th August 2016 12:20
In terms of things that seem to be oxymorons, ethical hacking ranks somewhere up around delicious salad. Surely these two ideas cannot coexist, you might think. But just as bacon and fatty dressings exist to bring good taste to a large pile of things that would otherwise be very healthy, ethical or white-hat hacking exists to protect organizations from the oh so prevalent unethical hacking. ... Read more...

Simple Ways of Implementing Co-working

4th August 2016 10:45
The corporate buzzword of the moment, you’ve probably heard the phrase “co-working” discussed over the water cooler or during your latest business meeting. Larger corporations have gradually started to take notice of co-working and the many advantages it offers. There are plenty of lessons to be learnt here, for large and small business alike. ... Read more...

Don’t Overthink the Final College Choice

3rd August 2016 09:07
As your senior year goes by, you get more and more nervous about one thing: your final college choice. It seems like you already know all advantages and disadvantages of choosing this or that place (as you created a huge list of pros and cons long time ago) but something yet bothers you a lot. You think “What if I make a mistake? Should I follow my heart or my mind?” So, once a ... Read more...

The UK’s personal debt: is it as bad as we think?

2nd August 2016 14:21
According to The Money Charity the total UK personal debt at the end of May 2016 was £1.479tn, equating to an average of £29,266 per adult. Of that, the total credit debt was £67bn equating to £3,649 per adult. For those wondering, it would take more than 25 years to pay this ... Read more...

Is the £1 million property in Mayfair set to go the way of the Dodo?

2nd August 2016 14:16
Figures show that less than five per cent of the homes sold in Mayfair are now priced below seven figures, meaning that local property prices are continuing to experience strong growth.   A report released by estate agency Wetherell, containing information ... Read more...

Seven Ways to Save Money When Traveling To Dubai

28th July 2016 14:51
Planning to go to the UAE? The Sheikhs, the tallest building of the world, the beautiful jewelry, the sweet blend of culture and the spice markets – Dubai sounds like a dream! Contrarily, there is one worry that haunts all travelers - the cost. Dubai maintains a reputation of being ultra-luxurious which can create a big hole in the pocket if the travel is not planned right. T ... Read more...

Brexit and Tax Laws that Will Effect Your Multinational Business this Tax Season

28th July 2016 09:06
It’s a complicated tax year for multinational companies, which are forced to adjust to new rules both in the United States and abroad. Britain’s Brexit has its side effects, and the introduction of new US based tax changes have further implications for multinational businesses. The IRS has implemented the FACT (Financial Accounta ... Read more...

Top 5 Realistic Tricks to Reduce Your Debt Burden for 2016

27th July 2016 09:53
Debt is one of the burning issues considering the nation’s economy. Many people are knee-deep in debt. So if you think you’re alone, think again, hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Americans are facing the same challenge. According to a new poll, paying down outstanding debt is the most important financial priority for more than 1/4th of the total population. ... Read more...

How to Decide on the Best Trading Platform for You

27th July 2016 09:47
As a trader, you need a trading platform that’s on your side. Trading from home can be a lonely business at times, and this means that your trading platform needs to be your best friend. You need a platform that’s easy to read, one that can execute trades quickly and one that provides you with all the charting and monitoring information you require. Here, we take a look at how ... Read more...

Does Your Business Need Fibre Optic Broadband?

27th July 2016 09:44
With the internet playing a huge part in the way we live our lives today, having broadband is no longer simply an option for businesses – it is a must. Even small businesses need to be connected to the web, with more and more customers using platforms such as social media sites in order to stay connected to their favourite companies and get in touch if needed. If you run an o ... Read more...

A primer on web scraping bots: good, bad or a little of both?

26th July 2016 12:32
There are plenty of times you think you know everything you need based on a small amount of information. It could be something as minor as the way a name sounds. A cornea scraping. Debt litigation. New Weird Al song. It would seem the name is telling you as much as you would want to know. And then there are times when you think you can safely assume something is unpleasant based on how it sounds w ... Read more...

What is APR and How It Can Help Compare Guarantor Loans

25th July 2016 15:37
If you are looking for a lender that can offer you the best rate for your guarantor loan, it is important to make yourself well-informed before you take it out. You do not want to get involved in another problem by immediately signing a loan agreement without understanding everything – including the Annual Percentage Rate or the APR.   Unfortunately, mo ... Read more...

Improving Your Business’s Health and Safety in 5 Simple Steps

22nd July 2016 11:14
Whatever industry you work in, there are a multitude of workplace hazards you and your colleagues need to avoid. Health and safety plans are a legal requirement of every business, so it’s essential that you’re able to demonstrate that your business complies with the rules and regulations to manage risks and incidents. Here are f ... Read more...

How companies are beginning to utilise big data like never before

19th July 2016 14:36
It’s said that knowledge is power. This is very much the philosophy that lies behind the increasing reliance of all kinds of companies on the use of big data. It may be a phrase you’ve seen used increasingly over the last couple of years but what exactly is it, and how can it be such a powerful business tool?   In a nutshell, big data is the r ... Read more...

Simple Online Money Makers

14th July 2016 10:55
For those of us who have some spare time and would like to make some extra cash to boost our bankroll then gravitating towards the internet is a natural option as most today own a smart phone or some other similar mobile device. The methods we are going to talk about today are not get rich quick solutions but simply ways of spending some spare time earning a few pounds w ... Read more...

A Look At Self-made Millionaires, Who made Their Money In Unconventional Ways

13th July 2016 10:46
For some long gone are the days of a 9-5 job working for the man, they have managed to take hobbies or a grand idea and turn it into millions. A large proportion of millions, the kind who are self-made have managed to build their wealth from nothing. Here is a list of a few self-made millionaires who have made their wealth in more unconventional ways than most. ... Read more...

The New Economy

13th July 2016 07:57
Over the last few decades, the economy has become increasingly technology based, inspiring the term "The New Economy." With the spotlight on technology, some assume manufacturing has fallen by the wayside. In reality, our tech-driven society would cease to function without manufacturing. Any process that takes raw ... Read more...

Staying Safe, You know it Makes Sense

11th July 2016 08:05
With the increase of fraud on the internet you will find that many online sites are becoming more reluctant to accept the usual credit cards as a method payment and on this page we are going to look at what we can do to stay safe when paying for goods or services online. ... Read more...

Advice for Businesses Searching for Commercial Property

7th July 2016 11:03
When searching for commercial property for your business, there are many important things which need to be considered. From where to look, to what’s the best move for your business and negotiating all your needs for a good price, there’s a lot of different factors which need taken into account before you can take the plunge on a property. Here’s some essential advice ... Read more...

How are Advances in Technology Reinventing the New Build Property Market?

6th July 2016 13:13
Have you just begun your hunt for the perfect new build home? Well, spare a thought for the generations of hopeful buyers before you who didn’t have the internet, their smartphones or other useful pieces of technology to help them secure the house of their dreams!   Gone are the days where we had to rely on FOR SALE signs to discover a property was avai ... Read more...

Key Elements of Creating a Brand Identity

4th July 2016 10:27
It is possible to mitigate negative reports about a business or individual if you know what you are doing. This is known as reputation management and has to be fully proactive. Reputation management companies are able to increase someone’s online standing, as well as brand loyalty. ... Read more...

How Do You Select a Good Idea?

4th July 2016 10:23
Most businesses by now know that they have to invest in innovation. Without it, their business will become stagnant, no longer able to compete on the global market. Most also known that innovation management is about changing an organization’s culture. It is about ensuring that everybody knows their voices can and will be use ... Read more...

Live the luxury lifestyle with luxury online entertainment

4th July 2016 07:56
Much like our own physical world, its online counterpart is equally vast. Anyone that has access to the Internet can express their opinions, utilize the same services, and access the same data. There are only a couple of things that you can't access freely online, like some very specific products and exclusive services. Thankfully, there are some exceptions to the rule, like Royal Vegas on ... Read more...

How to Build Credit for Your Business

4th July 2016 07:53
Building credit for your business is a critical undertaking that takes time and effort, but it’s a process that pays off. When building credit for your busine ... Read more...

Three Services You Didn’t Know a Telephone Answering Company Could Provide

4th July 2016 07:49
Many companies are looking for ways to cut down on costs and ensure that they’re operating in the most cost efficient way possible. The benefits of doing so are obvious, as it can help drive revenue and ensure that the business remains afloat even in the toughest of times. One way that many businesses are doing this is by working with a telephone answering comp ... Read more...

Haste Makes Waste—So Do Restaurants (But Not This One)

29th June 2016 08:33
No matter the end result of any process of creation, waste is an inevitable by-product. When a builder puts up a house, she’s left with scrap wood for which there is no use. When an artist paints a landscape, he’ll inevitably toss many of the colors he mixed up on his palette. And when the US tries to create a new president, they end up with Donald Trump. Waste is unavoidable. ... Read more...

Some of the Most Successful – and Ethical – CEOs

29th June 2016 07:36
There have been countless stories of CEOs running major companies into the ground. Most of us have heard of Enron’s executives like Jess Skilling and Ken Lay. However, the world isn’t helped by pointing out the failures of others. Rather, it is helped by pointing out success stories that inspire others to do the same. So who are some of the most successful, as well as ethical, ... Read more...

CEO Factfile: Charles Phillips

29th June 2016 07:35
Away from politicians, CEO’s are some of the most powerful and high profile people in the World, running major corporations that impact our daily lives and having a huge impact on our economies. These high-fliers are some of the most intelligent and forward thinking people on the planet and today we are here to take a ... Read more...

Getting Your Web Meeting Right the First Time

29th June 2016 07:31
A web meeting can be a great and simple first step to integrating cost-effective digital ways to further business collaboration within your enterprise. You can cut out the time it takes to bring people together between departments, branches and even countries, and you can make these more efficient by giving them a new and controlled frame to exist in.   Sure, you ... Read more...

Five Options For Start Up Funding

28th June 2016 07:46
It takes a decent amount of money to start a business. Where that money comes from depends on each individual business owner. In this post, we will walk you through some of the many options you have to fund your new business. While you may not need all of these options, chances are you will take advantage of a handful of them. #1. Yourself The ... Read more...

Looking at strategies to keep your sole proprietorship out of the red

27th June 2016 15:43
Sole proprietorships are the most basic form of a business organisation and are often subject to a lot of tax. It is important to keep your sole proprietorship out of the red, in order to remain successful. Even if the business is not profiting as much as originally planned, or is on track but is still gradually dipping into the red, then looking at versatile, short-term loans from the likes of &l ... Read more...

The rise of the professional Airbnb investor

27th June 2016 14:49
Since bursting onto the scene in 2008, Airbnb has become a leading international property marketplace.   Through Airbnb, users can find and book short-term lettings in the form of unused accommodation via mobile or tablet. With just a few touches of a screen, people can find property to rent in over 190 countries, browsing through listings in over 34,000 cities. ... Read more...

Landlord Scams: Make Sure You're Not a Victim

27th June 2016 14:43
With the rising cost of owning your own home, more of us are renting than ever before, and the boom in the rental market has unfortunately led to a rise in the number of landlord scams out there. Property Ombudsman figures from 2010 showed that ... Read more...

How to Secure Your Company’s Computer Network

13th June 2016 08:56
In this day and age, most businesses have a computer network set up, whereby two or more devices within the office, warehouse, store, or even globally-located venues, are connected and able to share resources. There are many ... Read more...

Deducting and Buying Business Furniture for Less

10th June 2016 07:54
Take a look around your office. Everything there is helping your business run smoothly and improve productivity, including the furniture. Office furniture is an expense that many owners see as a way to add to the décor when in reality it’s functional equipment that can make a big difference to your bottom line. And it’s a good thing ... Read more...

Top Skills to Succeed in Business

9th June 2016 08:26
To be successful in the corporate industry professionals require a polished set of skills, and although some may be inherited genetically, most skills have to be learned. Here are the top skills needed to be successful in business today. Time Management and Delegation Being able to select ... Read more...

New Microgaming HQ to be completed by 2017

8th June 2016 11:25
New Microgaming HQ to be completed by 2017, which is going to make a big difference for the online gaming world. Microgaming has more or less been the primary software provider in the online gaming world almost since the beginning. Lots of different competitors have emerged today, and many of them have also managed to create and to provide a lot of other great games. However, Microgaming still doe ... Read more...

Five key steps to driving online conversions on your small business website

8th June 2016 10:28
There is no doubt about it; the future of commerce will be defined within the online space. There are even a number statistics to underline this, with online retail sales in the UK alone having reached an impressive £52.25 billion in 2015. This trend i ... Read more...

How to keep people on your website in 3 Simple Steps

7th June 2016 10:02
For those who are new to business and unfamilar with the term 'bounce rate', this refers to how many visitors leave your website after visiting a single landing page. The higher this rate the worse news that it is for your business, as this means that your website is failing to engage customers and provide them with a compelling reason to stay. Such a state of affairs ... Read more...

Five Creative Tweaks to get the best out of your Website

6th June 2016 16:55
In the modern age, it is your website that holds the key to sustained success and future expansion. After all, we live in the age of remote and online communication, where society is increasingly reliant on technology to complete even perfunctory tasks such as money management, grocery shopping and controlling the home heating system.   This has heralded the dawn ... Read more...

How to Utilize Technology to Improve Productivity Today

3rd June 2016 08:32
In a competitive business environment where every firm has to work hard to secure customers and keep them coming back, something that can really separate the leaders in an industry from those who are struggling to survive is productivity. Business success often comes down to how productive organizations are, in all areas, from operations and administration, to marketing, sales, and more. ... Read more...

Five Tips for Choosing the Right Ecommerce Website Builder

3rd June 2016 08:26
If you run a firm, or are about to launch a business in this always-online world, it’s vital that you have a solid web presence. Your website needs to not only be live and up to date, but also tick a lot of boxes when it comes to things l ... Read more...

Success in CFD: Are you following these measures?

31st May 2016 09:07
Forex, to be simply put is governed by set of observable principles. These are the principles, following which you can expect to succeed in forex. The particular post aims at offering valuable insights when it comes to trading CFDs. So, here we go! How to succeed in CFD Trading: A few tips Contract for Differenc ... Read more...

Meta trader 4: Its “Why” and “How”

30th May 2016 08:41
Meta trader 4: Its “Why” and “How” Meta trader 4 is an immensely popular forex trading platform which continues to witness unprecedented growth in the market- thanks to the number of benefits offered by it. Why do you think a trader would be drawn towards a certain trading platform? The foremost attribu ... Read more...

Three Key Elements of Perfect Management

27th May 2016 12:56
Every business's success relies on good management. When projects don't go smoothly, they can become big wastes of time and money. That's why you should learn these three key elements of project management to reach goals as efficiently as possible. Set Milestones and Celebrate Successes I ... Read more...

The Basic Necessities of Web Hosting

25th May 2016 08:25
There is an old expression that if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. In this age of outsourcing and subcontracting, it's rare to find tasks that are effectively done in-house beyond the actual mission of the company. But at some point, the traffic and size of your Web presence could end up making it a good i ... Read more...

Make Sure Your Hardware Can Handle The Traffic

20th May 2016 10:00
What if your marketing efforts were suddenly twice as impactful, and resulted in increases in web traffic, sales, and customer service inquiries. Could your business handle this influx? It’s silly to think that a good thing could cause your business to fail, but the reality is just that. If your hardware, software, and employees aren’t ready for success, you won& ... Read more...

How to Protect your Computer from Failure

20th May 2016 09:59
Computers have come a long way since they made their debut in the 1980's. Originally they were slow moving and offered limited programs. With advancements in technology you are able to pay bills, play games, work and perform a seemingly endless amount of applications. As much as this progress makes life easier, your hard drive can fail and access to the internet can leave&n ... Read more...

Winning over a foreign market

19th May 2016 08:08
In today’s business world, approaching new, foreign markets is easier than ever before. The recent growth in fast internet and technology allows companies to penetrate and target consumers based not only in different countries, but also continents. In fact, if planned and executed correctly, even a small local business can successfully target an international market through their digital ... Read more...

How to Inspire Your Team by Increasing Your Assertiveness

17th May 2016 16:02
Working with a team certainly has its challenges, but leading a team adds on much greater responsibility. One such task is making sure everyone knows their individual role. This is key because holding your team accountable ensures you as their leader consistently produces results. However, sometimes it can be difficult to communicate your expectations to&nbs ... Read more...

How to: make your intellectual property a success

16th May 2016 10:23
Finding the right intellectual property isn’t a simple endeavour. It takes time, money and manpower – and if you make a wrong bet, you could fall into complete financial insolvency. Entrepreneurs like Richard Branson or ... Read more...

Global Securities Broker

16th May 2016 08:00
Entering the trading market can be quite an undertaking, especially if you are new to investing and trading. How do you know what options to choose? Who can you ask for help? How do you know what this strange new terminology means? Other questions may come to mind too, including how you know when to buy or sell? One thing that will help answer your questions, as well as ... Read more...

Online gaming increase for hundreds % in the mobile age

11th May 2016 08:53
Online gaming increase for hundreds % in the mobile age, and given the number of free games online, no one should be surprised. People are able to play so many games online today that they are going to be kept in the loop to a much greater extent nowadays. People who just played a few mobile games casually would probably go in and out of the online gaming niche. Today, people will often get sucked ... Read more...

Large Corporations Are Beginning to See the Benefits of Coworking

10th May 2016 08:29
Coworking is a novel concept in many parts of the world, but it’s one that has tremendous relevance in certain segments of the business world. For those who are unfamiliar, coworking is the use of shared office or business space by diverse, and unrelated, entities. In a single office building or other facility, you might have independent workers, freelancers, small businesses, and busine ... Read more...

Innovations that have made the construction industry a safer place

25th April 2016 16:25
Innovation can, and does, manifest in many ways. It can be a simple improvement on a process that saves time or it can be a ground-breaking technology that illuminates a greater need. Whether it’s on a small or large scale, innovation matters. And it’s happening in numerous ways in the field of construction safety.  If a company wants to improve its bottom line and dec ... Read more...

Forex trading – The process and ideas associated with it

19th April 2016 07:58
If you are interested to invest in the Forex market, then you must know how to earn huge profit from here. The foreign exchange market is the market where the transactions of foreign currencies are done. It forms the demand and supply of foreign exchange. Make sure that you are able to get the value of your hard-earned dollars that you are investing in the Forex market. Just like saving money is n ... Read more...

How to choose the right exhibition for your business

18th April 2016 09:34
Marketing comes in many forms. We are now seeing the rise of digital as a key way to reach potential customers. Looking at traditional advertising such as television adverts, we can see that in some instances certain brands constantly bombard us with adverts, which can become overbearing. With this in mind, when planning a digital campaign, it is important to choose the correct channels and messag ... Read more...

The next big innovations in the medical industry

18th April 2016 08:49
When hearing about the large sums of money spent within the medical industry, you might find it difficult to understand where all that money is going. Some illnesses seem to have been around for a very long time without many new drugs emerging to treat them. But medical science isn’t just about developing drugs – it’s about finding more effective ways to tackle underl ... Read more...

How smaller businesses find it hard to compete financially with larger rivals

18th April 2016 08:46
Smaller businesses are the lifeblood of the UK economy. According to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), small businesses accounted for 99.3% of all private sector businesses at the beginning of 2015. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – those employing fewer than 250 employees – accounted for 99.9% of all businesses. SMEs also employed 15.6 million people, accounting fo ... Read more...

Strategies to keep company finances organised

18th April 2016 08:44
It's the one thing that every business should be absolutely clear about: what is the company's financial position? It can be easier than you think for the finances to get out of hand. To use a nautical metaphor, it needs a firm hand on the tiller before it gets to the stage of all hands to the pumps.   Keeping an eye on the money ... Read more...

How poor behaviour can affect a company’s image

18th April 2016 08:39
For many businesses today, a clean image can make or break a company. A company sells itself to customers and clients on its image, and if that image is tarnished, the company’s selling power loses much of its clout.   One of the things that can have a negative effect on a company’s image is employee behaviour. If an employee is publicly uncov ... Read more...

The world’s most dynamic industries

14th April 2016 08:52
As we move into the information age, it’s becoming apparent that many of the most imaginative and dynamic industries are the ones that have facilitated a more virtual simulation of many pre-existing human activities. From simple communication to complex online games, it’s notable that most of the world’s fastest growing firms are located firmly within the tech domain. ... Read more...

Seven figures no longer enough to buy property in Mayfair

7th April 2016 15:02
These days selling your property to a trusted buyer couldn’t be easier, especially if you wish to sell your home quickly. Yet for those who live in Mayfair or elsewhere in West London, it’s not as easy to buy. Thanks to the sheer demand for property in th ... Read more...

Why Your Trading Platform is Important for Your Stockbroking Success

5th April 2016 10:11
An electronic trading platform can be viewed much in the same way as a motor vehicle. Regardless of your driving skills or the quality of petrol you place into the tank, a faulty or out-of-date engine will always fail to transport you to your destination. So, choosing the most modern and efficient trading platform is the ultimate key to your success (1). Let us take a look at some fund ... Read more...

Key Factors That Affect The Price Of New Homes

31st March 2016 08:36
New homes are being constructed fast: last year some 156,140 new homes were planned, the highest number of homes planned for a single year since 2007. When it comes to valuing these new builds, there are lot ... Read more...

Top 4 UK Cities For Start-ups

31st March 2016 08:35
When it comes to starting up your own business, you want to choose a location that’s going to be beneficial for your business. Of course, London is the obvious choice for UK start-ups, as it’s the economic capital of the UK and attracts more investment than in other place in the country. More than 75% of the £1.4 billion invested into the UK’s tech sector is ... Read more...

Two Exciting and Enjoyable ways to Make Money Online

22nd March 2016 14:11
Today many of us are looking to make that little bit extra to spend on luxuries and it is only natural that many of us look to the internet to earn that cash to spend on the things we want.  There are many options to choose from and some have a degree of risk attached to them whereas some are totally risk free, the choice is up to the individual and how much dis ... Read more...

Tips On How To Attract Local Customers

22nd March 2016 09:55
As a business owner, it is important to be able to attract locally based customers and if you run a small business, then it is vital to be able to do this with restricted resources. You will need to take advantage of a wide range of marketing strategies and whatever type of business you run, there is one thing that all business owners should do and that is advertise your business in a local busine ... Read more...

Make your Exhibition Display more Memorable

16th March 2016 08:59
Showing at an exhibition or trade show is a fantastic way to raise the profile of your company. The key thing to do is to make sure your exhibition display stands out from the crowd.  Try and entice your audience to come to you with an exciting and appealing design. The overall aim is to target your customer base so you can beat the competition, hands down. Here ... Read more...

Exhibitions are Top for Marketing

16th March 2016 08:53
Whatever services or products your business offers,exhibitions are still by far the most effective marketing channel.  Keeping the brand visible is just one of the many benefits of being at an exhibition centre and using high ... Read more...

Three Key Elements Of Project Management

11th March 2016 11:02
Every business's success relies on good management. When projects don't go smoothly, they can become big wastes of time and money. That's why you should learn these three key elements of project management to reach goals as efficiently as possible. Set Milestones and Celebrate Successes ... Read more...

Online Suppliers of Portable Display Stands

11th March 2016 09:07
If you or your company have decided to showcase at an event, you should consider choosing a portable display stand. These types of exhibition stands provide flexibility, style and are so easy to use. Many suppliers sell good quality products ranging from:- Pop up ... Read more...

Take Your Business Meetings to New Heights with Video Conferencing

7th March 2016 08:44
Traditional business meetings in boardrooms are becoming less of the norm within corporate culture. The reasons behind this are plentiful and have led many corporations to go the virtual route. For example, it is much more time-consuming to contact all desired attendees to organize a typical boardroom meeting. This is especially so for international attendees. Also, they are more costly when facto ... Read more...

Madoff: are we still feeling the fallout?

4th March 2016 09:47
December 11, 2008 started like any other day for the majority of the financial world, but while markets opened and economists busied themselves with the 24 hours ahead, one of the most catastrophic instances of financial fraud was about to be revealed to the world. The evening before, Bernard ‘Bernie’ Madoff had made a teary confession to his wife and sons that there would be n ... Read more...

Wikipedia Building Search Engine to Rival Google

1st March 2016 07:44
The dominance of Google in the online sphere is only more pronounced than it ever was. 75.2% of all search queries go through Google in the US, with that stat rising to a whopping 92.3% in Europe. To search for something on Google is seemingly our natural reflex when requiring information on anything from the cities in the Czech Republic, to the latest Adidas trainers. And due to its intricate and ... Read more...

How knowledge in market trading can help a business develop

26th February 2016 09:10
It doesn't matter what area of operations your business is involved in, it is almost certain that you will have competitors and rivals offering options to both potential and existing customers and clients. The way that the entire world of commercial is now interconnected on a truly global scale only proves this point even more, and it means you need to cover every angle to maintain a compe ... Read more...

Things You May not Have Known about Self-Storage

25th February 2016 09:22
Although the economy continues to slowly recover from the economic crash, the self-storage industry is truly booming. It is now documented by the Self-Storage Association, an advocacy group, and they say that it is the fastest growing type of real estate in the world. In this country, some 2.3 billion square feet are now taken up by p ... Read more...

Some of the Best Optimization Tips You’ll Ever Come Across

25th February 2016 09:18
SEO, or search engine optimization, is often seen as a type of art. This is because there are so many different levels to it, and you really have to be an expert to grasp them all. However, this doesn’t mean that it is out of your reach either. There are a couple of basic things that are quite easy to understand and if you follow those, you should see an improvement in how well your webs ... Read more...

Six SEO Tips Experts Won’t Give You (for Free)

25th February 2016 09:17
Imagine, if you will, that you own a pizzeria. If you then have a website that has the name ‘pizzeria’ in it, you’re off to a good start in terms of search engine optimization because your domain name is relevant. However, that is just one of the many ways that you need to employ in order to get your website found. ... Read more...

How the Stock Market Responds to Acquisitions and Mergers

25th February 2016 09:12
Investing on the stock market is a risky business. This is because stock values fluctuate greatly depending on various factors including natural disasters, government policies, financial results, company balance sheets and more. One important factor that affects the stock market is corporate mergers and acquisitions. When one company ... Read more...

Presentation Planned to Perfection

24th February 2016 16:37
When planning an event, it is important to consider how your brand/company will stand out from the crowd. There are many different marketing tools that you could consider using to make your mark and leave a good long lasting impression on your audience. Some options that you could consider for your marketing displays are: portable displays, banner stands, pop up stands or if you want to draw your ... Read more...

Proposed Climate Change Reforms In COP 21

23rd February 2016 12:54
Welcome Ladies and Gentlemen to Events 4 Sure weekly blog where we will post latest insights of global events that will have major implications on each and every individual whether directly or indirectly. We believe that it is our duty as lawyers to guide the world to understand the legal repercussions of ever ... Read more...

CFD Trading Platforms: How to Choose the Best One

22nd February 2016 09:20
There are a variety of CFD trading platforms available today and choosing the perfect one can seem like a daunting and challenging task. Luckily, we’re providing a nifty guide that should tell you what you should be on the lookout for. 1.) Look for CFD Trading Platforms that Can be Customized Easily ... Read more...

How to Effectively Manage Employees Remotely

11th February 2016 09:20
Managing employees is hard. But managing employees who work remotely is even harder. Not only are you unable to physically see them and notice their attitude and productivity in person, but they may even work across different time zones, come from contrasting cultures and speak foreign languages.   It’s very easy to get suspicious that som ... Read more...

Cross-border shareholders forfeit £13.2 billion in unclaimed withholding tax

UK investors’ losses exceed £910 million , Posted: 9th February 2016 14:36
The latest research from Goal Group, a leading global provider of withholding tax reclamation and securities class action recovery services, shows that £13.2bn ($18.9bn) of investors’ rightful returns from foreign shares and bonds were lost in the latest financial year because withholding tax on dividends and income is not being fully reclaimed. UK investors suffer ... Read more...

Six of the best companies in the world to work for

8th February 2016 08:31
There are some worldwide businesses that go above and beyond what is expected of a normal business. The experience and environment is a joy to work in, there’s a culture of fun blended with hard work, numerous opportunities exist for self-improvement, and the bonuses are a joy. Here are six that have been recognised for their great work.   ... Read more...

Five Ways to Simplify Taxes in 2016 for Your Small Business

4th February 2016 09:29
Taxes. Does the word send shivers running up and down your spine? Taxes can be complicated for individuals, but for small businesses, it can be even worse. Especially if you aren't an experienced business owner, you may worry about how to navigate complicated tax regulations so you can be sure that you’ve paid the proper amount and that you won’t have the IR ... Read more...

Forex: The right ways to choose a trading platform

4th February 2016 09:25
Forex trading is not only about learning a few trading terms and reading the charts to make it big in the industry. A potential trader needs to exercise due sagacity from the start- right from the time he chooses a trading platform. The trading platform acts as the channel of information exchange between the trader and the broker. Thanks to the advancement of technology backing these platforms, Fo ... Read more...

Common Pitfalls Of Forex Trading

3rd February 2016 09:13
FX trading, or Forex trading, refers to the act of trading foreign currency. It works in a similar way to stock trading and because currencies are constantly increasing and decreasing in value against other currencies, there is the potential for you to gain a profit. It’s gaining popularity around the world and many people favour this type of trading over others because of its many benef ... Read more...

Key Elements of Your Reputation and Brand Identity

28th January 2016 08:25
It is possible to mitigate the damage done by bad reviews, if you know what you’re doing in terms of reputation managed. If you are proactive in this, then positive content can be pushed to the foreground, so that people notice the bad a lot less. It is vital, however, to work together with a professional reputation man ... Read more...

How to Make Your Workforce More Productive

26th January 2016 10:05
A productive workforce and IT Infrastructure from Sungard is one of the biggest ongoing challenges for businesses around the world. Is there a magic formula for productivity and profitability, and if so, does one size fit all? Well, it seems not, but there are a number of issues any business can ad ... Read more...

A Brief Guide to Outsourcing Your Call Handling Department

25th January 2016 09:23
The call handling department is one of the most important departments in any company. Customer service plays a vital role in the modern corporate world. While there are plenty of ways to contact the customer service department of any company, most people just prefer getting in touch over the phone. The call handling department is generally responsible for attending to customer’s queries, ... Read more...

Forex: Are you asking these questions to your broker?

25th January 2016 08:45
The internet offers you a host of articles focused on Forex and you can expect around 50% of those posts to contain effective tips and tricks to choose a Forex broker wisely. They will most commonly tell you about regulatory compliance, customer services among other such things. However, not many of them will acquaint you with a few questions that you should ask your potential ... Read more...

How to Get Your Employees to Take Cybersecurity Seriously

19th January 2016 08:41
Hackers and cybercriminals from outside of your company will always present a risk. Whether they are targeting your company specifically, or their unauthorized access of your network is merely a crime of opportunity, it’s important to protect from intrusions coming from the outside. That being said, multiple studies indicate that employees actually present the ... Read more...

How to Create a Successful Small Exhibition Stand

15th January 2016 14:36
Creating an exhibition stand to use at a business event is a great way to boost your brand presence and improve your client list. However, it isn’t always possible to set up large stands at events like this and if you run a small business, then you might want to set up a small stall to avoid going over budget. Companies such as Nimlok Cu ... Read more...

The importance of cloud technology in 2016

13th January 2016 15:35
Seeing as technology advances at such a rapid rate, it is often difficult to stay on point with the latest trends. However, one aspect of computing that used to be a momentary fad but has now established itself as a mainstay is the cloud.   Previously used to simply store data, the cloud has quickly become an essential element of IT infrastructure for countless c ... Read more...

Increasing Profits for Top Companies: How Websites Can Help

12th January 2016 11:22
Long gone are the days of companies relying on brick and mortar type stores or facilities to sell and market their products. These days, having an online presence is the key in mass marketing one’s company effectively. This, consequentially, increases profit streams for all companies, expanding their business horizons. But specifically, how do websites and mobile sites help increase prof ... Read more...

The Benefits and Pitfalls of the Bring Your Own Device Movement

11th January 2016 08:34
IT hardware can be a huge outlay for many small businesses. When you combine that with the fact that many workers now either only come into the office occasionally or work from home full-time you can see why the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ movement has flourished. The Pros ‘ ... Read more...

How to Build Capital for Your Small Business

8th January 2016 09:00
Whether you operate an established company or are just starting out working for yourself, it is frequently the case that one of the most challenging obstacles you will have to confront is raising the capital required to get your unique idea, product or service off the ground. It’s all very well having a eureka moment, but persuading someone to lend or give you the necessary cash to bring ... Read more...

Are Team Spirit and Workforce Productivity Really Connected?

5th January 2016 09:32
It has long been recognised that a workplace which has employees who are both highly engaged and who have a strong sense of team spirit will exhibit higher levels of productivity. Employee engagement can be boosted by making sure there are good lines of communication within an organisation ... Read more...

How E-Commerce Can Help Your Business Grow

5th January 2016 09:26
If you haven’t already realized it, having an online site is like adding another brick and mortar location. The internet offers a huge variety of companies to billions of daily browsers. And, just like with your brick and mortar locations, the right placement and the right advertising will bring in leads who are poised to become buyers. So, here are some reasons you ... Read more...

The Perks of Owning your Own Business

4th January 2016 14:42
Entrepreneurship has an undeniable allure to natural leaders and innovators who hear the siren call of business ownership. Starting your own business gives you the opportunity to turn your own personal visions into a reality, and lets you step away from mundane workplace routines that you have little to no control over. If you’re preparing for a big leap to the world of busin ... Read more...

Why Do People Hire Professional Website Designers?

29th December 2015 16:32
A business can easily offer the very best services and products at prices that are highly competitive but not be successful because of the fact that the website does not look as it should. Professional website design is a necessity for every single company that has an online presence. In order to understand why this is the case, here are some of the benefits that are associated with hiring profess ... Read more...

Employment Law ‘Need-to-Knows’ for Small Business Owners

22nd December 2015 11:46
If you’re starting up a small business, or your existing business is expanding, you could find yourself having to recruit members of staff for the first time. Hiring is not just a matter of sifting through a few CVs - you’ll have to get clued-up on employment law.   You’ll need to make sure you’re familiar with all kinds of ... Read more...

Marketing to Millennials: 5 Things You Need to Know

21st December 2015 08:05
The Millennial generation is reshaping the economy, and businesses must adapt to this generation’s unique spending culture, affinity to technology and diversity.   Millennials are the young adults born between 1982 and 2000. According to the US Census Bu ... Read more...

London’s Largest Luxury Apartment Enters the Market

18th December 2015 11:40
A flat in the heart of Mayfair that has been converted from a classic Buick Limousine showcase room has been listed for sale at a cool £16 million.   The developers were clearly keen to capitalise on the extensive dimensions within, and this famous building has since been redeveloped as the Mellier Building; where prospective owners will be able to enjo ... Read more...

Do All Businesses Need a Communications Strategy?

15th December 2015 08:36
Communication is key in businesses of all sizes. From communicating with customers to conveying messages internally, communication plays a major role in the success of every business.   But do all businesses need a communications strategy? Sure the global organisation that has subs in all corners of the globe could definitely benefit from a well thought out commu ... Read more...

How Important is Location to Modern Business?

14th December 2015 14:57
In recent years there has been a definite decline in the belief that location is all important to the success of a business. Digital companies particularly have taken advantage of the reduced costs and flexibility that working from a virtual office can offer. In a highly globalised world where so much trade is done online, it seems to matter less where your office is located as long as you are eas ... Read more...

How can you promote yourself online as a financial agency?

14th December 2015 14:53
Online marketing has managed to yield notable results for businesses in terms of ensuring traction. However, financial marketers have always found it a bit cumbersome to explore its merits optimally owing to a number of protocols governing the functionalities of financial agencies. Plus, as a financial marketer it becomes difficult for you to get rid of the financial jargons while putting up posts ... Read more...

Meta Trader Four: Exploring its advantages and more

14th December 2015 14:52
Meta Trader 4 is often touted as the “perfect” software system, backed by a wide array of stunning facilities. Created by renowned Metaquotes, Meta Trader 4 is duly compatible with internet connectivity and there is hardly any possibility of you missing a pip placement. The trading charts offered by them are created after thorough back-testing and are backed by multiple signals ... Read more...

Surprising Ways to Pay Off Your Student Loans

14th December 2015 14:42
When you step into college, perhaps clearing the first semester is not the only thought you have at the back of your mind. After all, you need to pay off the student loan as well. At times, even after taking that hefty loan, you end up with a job that didn’t even need a college degree. And, this makes it very difficult for you to repay your college loan. However, there is no ... Read more...

Audi Believes Autonomous Cars Will Revolutionise Short Business Trips

7th December 2015 13:49
The automobile industry is affecting the business world in many ways. With tax incentives for companies to select hybrid cars, as well as far cheaper options to maintain parts and accessories for company cars with websites like Mister ... Read more...

A 101 on Dollar Cost Averaging by Amit Raizada

4th December 2015 09:18
DCA, or Dollar Cost Averaging, is a very conservative type of investing strategy. It is designed to reduce risk by making stock or fund purchases spread out over time. With this strategy, an investor commits a set amount of funds on a scheduled basis to by specific types of investments, no matter what the share price is. If the price is high, then you won’t buy as many shares, but if the ... Read more...

The Real Use of Commercial Printers within Big Businesses

2nd December 2015 11:56
At a time when the demand for short run printing continues to dominate the world’s global printing landscape, companies that specialize in commercial printing are being forced to re-think their product portfolios.   Businesses want their commercial printers to deliver fewer overall pages, but with higher value per page. To meet this need, added function ... Read more...

How castor wheels can prevent injury in dangerous working environments

27th November 2015 09:10
Health and safety protects employees and in order to ensure that everyone is always working in a safe environment, manufacturers also play their part. Most industrial companies and warehouse facilities will, at some time, need to use castor wheels, and the role of the castor manufacturer is key to ensuring everyone’s s ... Read more...

How Data continues to shed a light on the Property Market

26th November 2015 13:47
In many respects, there are huge similarities between real estate and commodities such as gold and oil. Not only are these entities diverse and lucrative asset classes, for example, but they are also part of relatively complex markets that are often lost to laymen. When you peruse a house price or the cost of high-end commodity, for example, you are presented with a sing ... Read more...

Seven Steps To Achieve Perfect Web Design

26th November 2015 13:46
It’s what every company dreams of. Aspires to. The perfect website. Over the years we’ve seen plenty of sites crammed full of information, making sure the visitor has every key point in front of them. Today however is the age of simplicity. As is tomorrow and the foreseeable future. In all walks of life a simple design is conquering all. Whether that ... Read more...

The Decentralization of Global Investment for New Traders

24th November 2015 13:26
Investment has always been about “haves” and “have-nots”. At its core, investment is about controlling a finite asset or resource, then selling it for more than it cost to acquire it in the first place. Those in a position to make the initial investment are the “haves”; those who aren’t are the “have-nots”. T ... Read more...

Investing in Igaming

18th November 2015 09:57
With the rise of mobile, Facebook and free-to-play games available, it is not just that games are moving to mobile device, but that gaming has slowly become central to the mobile device industry, and this is not really a surprise when you take into account the vast leaps and bounds that technology has made in the last few years.  Not only can you play on high quality casinos, you can now ... Read more...

How Do Smart Meters Work, and How Can They Help Conserve Energy?

18th November 2015 08:29
Although smart meters will inevitably be making their way into every home and place of business between 2015 and 2020, there are still quite a few people who are unsure of what smart meters are, how they work, and how they can make any positive changes to the way that energy is used and to the way that people pay for their energy consumption each month. And others feel that this new te ... Read more...

Essential Items for Your Business’s Security

18th November 2015 08:18
Maintaining your business premises secure and providing a safe working environment for your employees takes more than just good intentions and hoping for the best. Because there are so many unforeseen events that can happen, such as fire, flood, break-ins and employee accidents, it is essential that, as a business owner, you think seriously about how you can make your business more secure. Before ... Read more...

Bacon, Burt and Betway – a guide to safe and worthwhile investments

13th November 2015 11:42
The saying goes that one has to speculate in order to accumulate, and regardless of the size of your stake, those words are every bit as true in the world of online casino gaming as it is in financial investment. But how can we be sure that an investment opportunity is genuine – especially when the potential returns or consequences could be life-changing? Celeb ... Read more...

Tips for Organizing Your Marketing Image Library

9th November 2015 08:54
Do you have a lot of images that you use to market your business? Then you may be struggling with keeping all of those digital files organised in a way that makes it easy to find exactly what you need when you need it. If that's the case, continue reading for a few tips that will help you organise your marketing image library surprisingly easily. ... Read more...

Five of the best offices

6th November 2015 10:11
Until relatively recently the humble office was not really an object to be spoken of; a simple room decorated with tables, monitors, telephones and the odd non-exotic pot plant was not something of any interest, and merely an area of function.   Fast forward to 2015 and the office is no longer so Spartan. A typical office is lighter and brighter. There may be a t ... Read more...

Investment Doesn’t Have to Be Low and Slow

4th November 2015 11:54
Investment circles are frequent in the use of crock pot metaphors. “Set it and forget it”. “Low and Slow”. These and other old-fashioned sayings are tailor made to describe investment strategies that pay off over years and decades. Investment approaches like these are so ubiquitously recommended that many people think this is the only way to invest. But ther ... Read more...

The key to a practical and effective office move

4th November 2015 11:28
Seeing as moving offices can disrupt daily operations and cause productivity to drop, you will want this process to go as quickly as possible. At the same time it would be a mistake to rush, because this is what can cause oversights and omissions.   Therefore, the key to a practical and effective office move is the correct planning, preparation and organisation. ... Read more...

Are You Ready for a Career Change?

4th November 2015 11:21
Wanting to change careers and being in a position where you are ready for a career change are often two entirely different things. Sometimes, there are factors in our lives which prevent us from an immediate change. This doesn’t mean that you will never be able to pursue a different career, but rather that if you try to make a change in your career path whilst under many othe ... Read more...

The Job Market Has Changed - How Candidates Can Impress Employers Today

1st November 2015 16:05
Like just about everything else in life, the job market has changed significantly over the last 20 years. Back then, jobs would typically be advertised in local newspapers or in specific trade publications on a set day– journalists would always scour the pages of the Press Gazette, for example – and potential candidates would respond by sending out a CV and a covering letter. I ... Read more...

How to Get a Brilliant Audio Visual Installation

28th October 2015 10:06
There are many different type of audio visual systems and services out there, and they are used for a range of events and occasions. The equipment that is used by a good audio visual company is designed to make sure that people can see and hear everything that is being presented, regardless of the venue or crowd. Audio visual system can ... Read more...

The Evolution Of The UK Property Market

28th October 2015 10:00
The property market has come a long way since the days that the first mortgage scheme was created in 1934and we realised that the difference between our living wage and the cost of houses was starting to break apart to create a substantial gap.   The property m ... Read more...

The Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers

23rd October 2015 10:05
A global stature event to bring together leading legal fraternity and  discussing on panels ranging from Intellectual Property, Litigation, Arbitration, Compliance, Cyber Security, Risk Management, Technology, Data Privacy etc.   Venue:  AMA Executive Conference Center 7th Floor, 1601 Broadway, New York 10019 Date: 27 October 2015&l ... Read more...

Office stationery doesn’t have to be boring!

21st October 2015 09:19
At dinner parties or the pub the alcohol-enabled conversation might touch on relationships and work. It might veer towards football or music or cinema or politics. It may even impinge on holidays or children. Nowhere, in the history of discourse between friends over a glass of pinot, has office stationery a ... Read more...

Detecting a Data Breach: Protecting Your Company from a Cyber Attack

21st October 2015 09:14
What’s the hardest part of recovering from a corporate cyber attack? Detecting that one happened in the first place. A close look at a recent string of high-profile data intrusions reveals an alarming fact: several victimized companies went months, even years, without noticing they’d fallen prey to cyber criminals. The credit card data of nearly 350,0 ... Read more...

How big is the ‘sports nutrition’ industry?

20th October 2015 09:20
If you want a fairly good bellwether for the tastes of British shoppers then it’s worth looking at the Office For National Statistics’ ‘basket of goods’.   These are the commonly bought items used to judge how prices are changing and, as a result, calculate consumer price inflation.   Some ... Read more...

Five ways to make your online experience easier for your start up

20th October 2015 09:17
Creating a successful tech start up is one of the most difficult things you can do in business. So many people have what they think is a great idea, but sadly 90% of startups eventually fail, and even the ones that seem to get everything right often find it’s tough to ... Read more...

Apple & Education: Revolutionary? Or A Step Too Far?

16th October 2015 09:57
Some parents might worry that iPads and other electronic devices harm their children’s education; that Apple’s popular tablets act as a stand-in for a teacher’s skills in the classroom. The concern is that flashy presentation techniques and gimmicky apps are all pizzazz and no substance. You only have to look at the other side of the coin, ... Read more...

Give Your Business a Kicktart With the S Pen

15th October 2015 10:49
One of the first digital stylus pens to hit the market was the Simon Personal Communicator. The year was 1993 and this cutting-edge phone offered paging, email, a pen-based sketchpad, a calendar app and a monochrome touch screen ability. In comparison to today's PDAs and smartphones competing in the mainstream marketplace, the Simon resembles a black brick. We&am ... Read more...

Why maintenance is important for business success

14th October 2015 13:08
Maintenance of a building doesn’t just mean ensuring that its exterior facade is well kept, nor is it ensuring that it looks good. These are aspects of maintenance, but they are superficial. There’s a lot more that needs to be done in conjunction with this work in order to have a well-maintained building. There are four main aspects to maintenance (al ... Read more...

What Does The Price Of Gold Mean For Luxury Brands?

14th October 2015 13:01
Gold is one of the oldest and most enduring forms of investment. A way to store value rather than look for growth and returns, as with shares, this precious metal is held up as an investment that is free from some of the market pressures affecting the rest of the economy.   It’s also a byword for luxury and still the material of choice for many ... Read more...

How to incorporate successful recruitment in big business

6th October 2015 14:32
Recruitment isn’t just concerned with sourcing the right staff members for an advertised role. Retention of staff is seen as just as important as hiring. Small businesses and SMEs have a better reputation in this sphere than big business. The recruitment process Any company wants to ensure that t ... Read more...

What is e-mail phishing?

5th October 2015 08:14
This may be a term that you are familiar with. Hopefully this will be because you have seen it in the news or have seen a warning e-mail about it and not because you have been a victim to it yourself. From time to time you may have seen an e-mail from your bank or other financial institution warning you that they have been subject to a “phishing” scam and that if you receive an ... Read more...

The innovation of the Casio Brand and its Constant Evolution

5th October 2015 08:08
If there is one brand synonymous with the watch industry, it is Casio. Even a brief glimpse at the history of Casio watches is essentially a nod to innovation, and the unique role that the brand has played in defining the course of an entire industry. This is a trend that shows no sign o ... Read more...

What makes construction sense…Rent, Buy or Lease?

30th September 2015 16:41
Although the UK is experiencing economic growth, the construction industry is still someway away from where it once was. Not least with UK and Irish governments realising a greater emphasis must be placed on other industries to help with economic growth becoming less dependent on the construction industry. Ireland in particular where the Celtic Tiger boom and bust has led to an emphasis being plac ... Read more...

Effective Strategies that Can Help Rebuild or Build an Online Reputation

30th September 2015 13:05
We live in a world that is competitive and in which any tactic will be used to stop businesses from growing. The internet allows information of any kind, good and bad, to be spread at lightning speed and it is hugely important to be aware of this and of how it works. People may question why it really matters, because a good business should be able to cope with a little bad press and individuals ha ... Read more...

How to Survive and Prosper as an Entrepreneur

30th September 2015 12:57
Being on the cutting edge of business is no easy task, not least because often that edge can cut you.  Business is an inherently risky activity—most new businesses fail within the first year—and entrepreneurs instinctively take bigger risks. Even so, true entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed than others who get into business, for the simp ... Read more...

How An Office Redesign Can Impact Business

24th September 2015 11:42
The design and layout of an office can affect the performance of a business in a number of ways, from conditioning the way in which employees are able to work within the space, to determining how the business is perceived by prospective clients. So how can you take advantage of an office redesign to maximise the potential of your business? Employee Productivity ... Read more...

Today marks the highly anticipated publication of Corporate LiveWire’s 2015 Global Fund Awards Guide.

23rd September 2015 15:59
The Global Fund Awards is an international awards program sponsored by both Barclay Hedge and the IOM Fund Association.  These awards bring recognition of fund performance and service providers who support the industry to the fore.  Corporate LiveWire takes great pride in publishing its full list of winners and celebrating the success of these firms.   ... Read more...

What to Include in Your Booth for a Trade Show

23rd September 2015 09:50
Trade shows are a great opportunity for any up and coming business to showcase what you have to offer on the perfect stage. These exhibits are a chance to show what you can do, putting yourselves in the same market as the established brands with million-pound marketing budgets right in front of your target audience, but it’s vital that the people running your ... Read more...

Safety standards in the workplace: Is your business up to scratch?

21st September 2015 16:01
We can all be guilty of complacency in life but it is important to try to guard against this in the workplace. That’s particularly important because complacent workers who cut corners or fail to act with rigour can leave themselves at risk of injury.   An unsafe business is likely to be inefficient and will struggle to attract and keep the best staff. P ... Read more...

How The Food Industry Is Helping The US Economy

18th September 2015 14:58
You probably thought that the food industry aiding the US economy was a given, after all we trade with 150 countries worldwide when it comes to produce but recently there has been an emphasis on self sufficiency within the country and buying local.   However, ... Read more...

Five reasons why your business needs storage

18th September 2015 12:21
Whether you’re revamping your office, looking to tidy up your factory or moving to a new working environment, it’s important to think about storage. The right storage solutions can quite literally change the way you think and work, so here are five reasons why it’s worth stocking up on boxes, racking, vertical bookshelves and compartmentalised shelves or turning to co ... Read more...

Ensure Financial Security in Employment

18th September 2015 11:07
Whether you are an intern, with a toe on the first rung of the career ladder, or the CEO of a multinational company, at the top of that ladder, knowing you have financial security is imperative.   You might be about to start a new job, have become self employed or are currently employed full or part time – however, your situation and therefore job secur ... Read more...

How Is The UK’s Car Industry Helping The Economy Grow

17th September 2015 14:18
The UK motor industry has established itself as one of the key planks in the country’s economic growth. Car sales have been buoyant for some time thanks to more appealing models and flexible finance options. Committed foreign investment has seen car makers such as Honda and Nissan grow their manufacturing bases here.   About four out of five new cars ar ... Read more...

How Does The Gaming Industry Benefit The Economy?

16th September 2015 11:19
From predicting the weekend’s football scores to guessing what the next royal baby might be called, there is no end of things we can have a wager on. But while this gives us the opportunity to earn a little bit of extra cash and have some fun while doing so, how do our betting habits affect the economy?   Well, you might be surprised to hear that the ga ... Read more...

Alternatives to a Bank Loan when setting up a Small Business

15th September 2015 12:36
It’s difficult to access finance for your start up if you don’t have a proven business track record or if your relationship with your bank isn’t too good. There are ways around these difficulties, so don’t lose hope - 500,000 start-ups were established in 2014 and this figure is set to expand during 2015.   &l ... Read more...

Effective Ways to Draw Visitors to Your Exhibition Stand

15th September 2015 12:10
Exhibition stands are an excellent way of successfully engaging with both existing and potential customers. However, in order to provide successful engagement at an exhibition stand, you will need to both attract and keep visitors, which can be done by providing those little extras that people genuinely want and ensuring that your customers feel welcomed and that their needs are met. & ... Read more...

Everything you need to know about commercial vehicle insurance

15th September 2015 08:26
If you use a van for any sort of business reason, be it haulage or even commuting to a single place of work, then you will need to insure it under a commercial policy. Government data shows there are around three million light goods vehicles (LGVs) on Britain’s roads. If you intend to join them you must make sure you’re covered correctly and legally.  & ... Read more...

Disposable glove market to reach $7.85 billion by 2019

10th September 2015 16:15
Recent research carried out by the US based Transparency Market Research, analysing trends in the disposable glove market, has revealed that sales of these indispensable items are set to expand for the foreseeable future.   The importance of disposable gloves The widespread introduction of global h ... Read more...

Five Important things to Remember Before your Interview

7th September 2015 11:18
Preparing for an interview can be both an exciting and daunting experience. What should you wear? How can you show the interviewers that you are the right person for the position? What can you do that will help ensure that they don’t forget you as soon as you walk out of their office door? These are the ... Read more...

Do Face to Face Sales and Marketing Strategies Have a Place in the Digital World?

7th September 2015 10:12
The digital world allows us to market directly to our audience around the clock. Potential customers can peruse our websites, chat to us via the telephone or email us with questions directly. This is time and cost effective for us as businesses and naturally it forms an important part of our marketing ar ... Read more...

Five biggest branding fails

4th September 2015 16:35
Branding is an essential part of business, which can make or break a company. While some organisations nail it and trust sites like Helloprint to create professional, well-branded business cards, leaflets, brochures, banners and such like – others stand out from the crowd for all the wrong reasons. Branding errors can have a detrimental impact on a company’s reputation ... Read more...

Five compelling reasons for reducing the paper within your business

3rd September 2015 16:20
The UK uses the equivalent of 4.48 trees of paper per person every year, with global consumption of paper increasing by almost half since 1980. Despite the fact that there has been a rise in technology during this time, which means we have less of a ... Read more...

Review Management – How to Get an Excellent Product Review

3rd September 2015 15:28
In order to market your business, you should get your products reviewed both in print and online. By having positive reviews, you should create a buzz among potential customers and they will then consider making a purchase as well. Doing this properly is known as review management and that takes quite a bit of work. Here are four key ... Read more...

Using Mailing List for Sale Tactics

3rd September 2015 15:24
Mailing lists are a very important tool in terms of generating leads and, eventually, sales. It is for good reason, therefore, that there are many different companies online that offer mailing lists for sale. Others, however, prefer to compile their own lists. While this is more time consuming, they often feel that the list is more ... Read more...

Innovative Marketing Methods Your Business Should Try

2nd September 2015 14:47
Promoting your business is absolutely crucial, but it doesn’t have to wipe out your entire wipe out your entire marketing budget. Think your way around the problem of how to get the word out and you’ll soon find that you can free up cash for more specialised methods, such as text market ... Read more...

Offshore Web Accounts?

2nd September 2015 10:09
  We have all heard of offshore bank accounts and their use to evade taxes; however, there are many reasons to offshore your web accounts as well. Offshoring your hosting for your website can keep data more confidential and secure, among other key factors that make this type of hosting an appealing option.&l ... Read more...

Will further investment in TA training boost its popularity?

2nd September 2015 09:56
There has been a lot of movement within UK education, around the role of the teaching assistant in recent months. There is now a slight concern growing that the honeymoon period is over and that the eagerness of schools to employ TAs has overtaken the responsibility of training them. Following a ... Read more...

What Effect Does Sports Sponsorship Have On The Brands Business Success?

2nd September 2015 09:49
If a brand wants a dash of all-important stardust then it’s time to look into sports sponsorship. Brands have always tried to get involved in the sponsorship of major sporting events, mainly due to the additional amount of advertising and public access that corporations can receive through sport and the huge ... Read more...

Australia Tackles Online Gambling Through Strict Advertising Regulations

2nd September 2015 08:24
Online gambling has become a thorn in the side of regulators the world over as it is incredibly difficult to legislate against Internet services. When national citizens can access international websites – which are licensed by foreign jurisdictions – gambling becomes almost impossible to police effectively. The Legal Landscape for Online ... Read more...

Is the UK investing enough in research and development?

2nd September 2015 08:17
Concerns are mounting that the UK is beginning to fall seriously behind in R&D expenditure compared to other EU countries. As it currently stands, spend by government, businesses and universities is around a fifth lower than the European average, at 1.05% of GDP against 1.29% across the EU. The Scand ... Read more...

Debt Settlement Solutions for Business Owners

2nd September 2015 08:09
Proper finance management is one of the crucial responsibilities of business owners. However, small businesses often end up being too much in debt because of poor borrowing decisions. The US Small Business Administration (or SBA) has estimated that around 50% of the small businesses fail within the first five years because of debts. The global economic meltdown has hit the small busine ... Read more...

Five Tips For Investing in Overseas Ventures

27th August 2015 14:54
5 Tips For Investing in Overseas Ventures Investing in overseas ventures might seem too risky for some, but there are many benefits that may offer better returns than those opportunities available in the U.S. Before you invest, consider a few tips so you can protect your financial future. Consider Real Estate&l ... Read more...

Forex Trading-8 Things to follow to get your forex strategies right

27th August 2015 14:07
The basic idea of forex may seem overwhelming for those who have not yet become accustom to it. Nonetheless, for more experienced traders may find it both immensely interesting and lucrative. Generally, those who are good at dealing tend to have a game plan, with the greatest players always following a systematic approach. Whether it is following some specific principles of trading, having some pe ... Read more...

Where Is The Best Place To Invest Your Money In 2016?

27th August 2015 10:07
Property investments should always have the medium to long term in mind. A good property is somewhere that you should either want to live in for several years or a place that will have a good return and increase in value.   That means that the savvy investor must always try to think about what will happen next… not simply foc ... Read more...

How to protect a commercial property from fire

26th August 2015 12:26
There were 22,200 fires in ‘non-residential units’ during 2013/14 according to the UK government. The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) highlights the fact that ‘the Bri ... Read more...

Five Ways to Keep Your Customers Happy Online

26th August 2015 09:19
It’s an old expression but true: it’s easier and less expensive to win repeat business from existing customers than to find new ones.   Many organizations don’t observe this - witness the number of insurance companies who offer better deals to new customers than for thei ... Read more...

Has Cloud Computing Paved the Way for Reduced Privacy?

25th August 2015 11:30
Cloud computing has now become very much a part of our everyday lives and often we don’t give it a second thought. If we use a phone it is often automatically backed up to the cloud and this can include both our personal and any business information which we hold on our mobile. Even though many companies have policies in place to prevent employees sending any c ... Read more...

Learning the Market and Investing in Euro

14th August 2015 08:21
The creation ofthe Euromarket around 1957 eventually turned the European Union (EU) into a stable economic power. When the “one market” ideal (no tariffs, standardized import duties) became “one currency,” the euro became a strong currency player, reaching a peak value of USD 1.59 in 2008.   Understanding Inve ... Read more...

Is Now the Right Time to Invest in Australian Real Estate?

12th August 2015 12:51
The Australian real estate market hit a 13-year high on the 3rd of August, sparking debates and discussions on a possible housing bubble-and-burst. Sydney and Melbourne are leading the property-value charge, with 18.4% and 11.5% respective growth rates in the past year. ... Read more...

Five Principles of Marketing on Direct TV Channels

Photo by Naypong at freedigitalphotos.net, Posted: 10th August 2015 11:46
Although more and more people are accessing a wider variety of television channels because of satellite and cable connections, it also creates a whole new set of problems when it comes to marketing. Marketing to such a wide and varied audience takes a special focus, even more focused than Internet marketing. Here are the five principles of marketing on Direct TV Channels with this vant ... Read more...

What Will HS2 Mean for the UK Property Market?

7th August 2015 10:59
High Speed Rail 2, or HS2, as it is commonly referred to is the planned high-speed railway, which will link London to Birmingham in phase one and then connect Birmingham with Leeds and Manchester in phase two. There has been much controversy surrounding the project, such as whether or ... Read more...

Corporations Are People, And You Can Be One Too

4th August 2015 08:35
In 2010, the US Supreme Court reached a decision to permit unrestricted corporate and union financial outlay on political issues, resulting in a perceived shift in the rights of businesses. This landmark ruling, immortalised by politician Mitt Romney’s asser ... Read more...

Amazing Technology That Could Soon Be Yours

30th July 2015 09:16
Technology has advanced relentlessly over the last 20 to 30 years, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. When we consider all the things our smartphones, tablets, medical devices, home appliances and transport can already do, it’s hard to believe that there are even more mind-blowing developments just around the corner – but there are, and they could be ours a lo ... Read more...

Buying real estate in the US from a foreign land – Know more

24th July 2015 16:40
Investors beyond the US have started considering the American real estate industry as a lucrative investment opportunity even since the US market has started showing some steady signs of recovery. There are a few countries that allow lands to be sold only to their own citizens; however, the US also sells properties to individuals who aren’t citizens of our land. Amongst the different typ ... Read more...

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is getting cheaper – The reasons behind

24th July 2015 16:38
ACA, commonly known as Obamacare is getting less pricey by every passing day. Overall estimated cost of ACA as of now is about $14 billion per year lower than what was estimated two months back. There is a cost reduction of nearly 30% if compared to the 2010 figures. As we know, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) updates cost projections for important federal programs on ... Read more...

Investors Connecting to Emerging Markets

24th July 2015 11:16
High speed internet for business may seem like a secondary concern for most investors. It’s no secret that fast internet is a must for modern businesses ... Read more...

Social Media for your Business

14th July 2015 16:01
A lot of businesses big and small are starting to warm towards using social media to find new customers and build brand authority. But why now? Social media has been going on for years since the Hi5 MySpace days up until now, so why have directors and sale managers decided to use social media for business? The answer is simple, social media is as an online marketing tool.< ... Read more...

Invest in Bangalore Property for High Returns

9th July 2015 16:26
There are a number of factors that have led to the rise in demand for housing in Bangalore. The city in fact has been at the epicentre of property sales during the time of recession. It has exhibited resilience and performance unlike any other territory when the sales and the economic growth had dropped overall. The property business in Bangalore is considered to be amongst the most pr ... Read more...

Executive Presence and Your Company Morale

7th July 2015 09:00
Leadership at the top level of any company is very often a critical factor in morale among employees. By extension, morale is a critical factor in determining the company's overall success. When the leader at the top has executive presence and exudes the kind of confidence and charisma that naturally makes employees want to follow and give their best effort, morale can be very high, and th ... Read more...

Why You Should Look Into Having a Parking Lot Business

29th June 2015 12:06
Finding a thriving niche for a new business is more than half the battle for future profitability. The best fields have a large number of potential customers and the need for repeated purchases. When those two factors are present, you are on your way to a thriving business.   And that's exactly what the parking lot business is. Next time your drive to the ... Read more...

Saving Money on Business Electric Bills

26th June 2015 14:20
One of the biggest drains on business expenses is the electric bill. Especially with larger businesses, it's easy for energy to be one of the biggest drains when dealing with multiple employees. However, according to Tara Energy, a company that powers Texas, a lot can be done to lower the electrical bill, ... Read more...

How FinTech is influencing the finance industry

25th June 2015 11:53
If you are unfamiliar with the term ‘FinTech’, then this stands for “financial technology”. According to Wikipedia, it is a line of business based on using software to provide financial services. It is already turning the personal finance industry on its head, enabling Joe Public easier access to products and services, typically quicker – as well a ... Read more...

The Importance of Corporate Cyber Security

23rd June 2015 10:12
As with any personal user, businesses with an online presence face very real and potentially disastrous dangers. Cyber criminals are increasingly more intelligent and resourceful, and so possess a range of ways to compromise your security to steal valuabl ... Read more...

Mobile Gambling Continues to Grow

23rd June 2015 09:27
Believe it or not but mobile was slower to take off in the gambling sector than many had predicted as many of the early gaming apps delivering very little in the way of unique usability or brand identity.  Choice was poor and let ... Read more...

What Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Could Learn From The Online Gaming Boom

22nd June 2015 14:53
Online gaming has been experiencing a lot of success over recent years. With the evolution of gaming, the innovative devices and platforms that are constantly growing and improving, and the rapid rate in which smartphone, tablets and now even smartwatch technology helps improve ... Read more...

Is the Death of the Desktop Nearly upon Us?

16th June 2015 09:47
To some, the death of the desktop has been inevitable ever since the development and refinement of smartphones. Despite facing incredible odds, however, the desktop computer has remained a central feature of the typical home and workplace, and while its pivotal design elements may have changed it continues to enjoy a renaissance among gamers and professional users. This may ... Read more...

It’s all in the Jeans: Google and Levi’s Partner up in the Name of Fashion

15th June 2015 12:46
With all portents and a recent job posting suggesting that the launch of Google Glass 2.0 may not be too far away, we may be about to experience the next great breakthrough in the wearable technology market. This is one of the most eagerly anticipat ... Read more...

Beginning, Middle and End: Trends of the Online Gaming Industry

15th June 2015 09:05
The gaming industry is currently thriving, whilst some of its markets are in a slight decline other areas of the industry have been revitalised and re-evolved. PC gaming has found a new lease of life and mobile gaming in particular has gone from strength to strength. We take a look at some of the trends of the current online gaming industry that are helping to improve our online experiences as wel ... Read more...

Benefits of Working with an Experienced Management Team in Aircraft Financing

15th June 2015 08:59
There are several benefits to working with an experienced financing team. Aircrafts are not only costly investments, they are also very complicated to own. An experienced management team will help guide you through your financing, making it much easier to purchase or sell your aircraft. Like all major financial purchases, it is important to know all of the options you have available to get the per ... Read more...

Making Use of Point of Sale Addons

15th June 2015 08:51
If you are already a user of QuickBooks software, or if you have considered incorporating it into your business, you may or may not be aware of some of the point-of-sale (POS) addons that the software has. These addons provide you with additional capabilities that can improve your pr ... Read more...

Should Your Company Get a Corporate Car?

15th June 2015 08:40
There are several things to consider when deciding whether to buy a company car or not. Corporate cars are not for every company, and some companies are better without them. Other companies rely heavily on company cars for business continuity. Below are some criteria to keep in mind.   Will a Company Car Make Your Company More Successful? ... Read more...

How Technology Is Changing the Restaurant World

10th June 2015 09:39
For many years, restaurants have remained relatively the same. The systems of seating, ordering, preparing food and paying have all functioned in about the same manner for as long as restaurants have been around, but changing technology is beginning to change how restaurants choose to operate.   Most consumers are attached to their smart phones or other devices t ... Read more...

What do the new regulations mean for the Payday Loans industry?

8th June 2015 08:19
In January 2015 a new set of regulations for payday lenders was introduced by the FCA. No longer was it acceptable for these companies to be charging as much as 6,000% APR or to continually roll over these loans forcing people into greater hardship. It was time to make these firms more accountable and to offer a transparent and fairer service.   Needless to say a ... Read more...

Wading into the forex market – The steps to become one

5th June 2015 09:22
Reports show that more than $1.9 trillion in currencies are traded each and every day. The currency market is perhaps the largest market in the entire world and it is a challenging task to become a forex broker. However, the rewards of obtaining success will always involve the chances of making a handsome salary. If you’re wondering about the ways in which you can become a successful for ... Read more...

Top Ways to Invest in your Personal Brand

3rd June 2015 09:07
Whether you’re freelancing, starting up a business of your own, or simply trying to climb the corporate ladder, it’s a good idea to monitor your personal brand closely. Investing in your own career can reap major rewards down the line, opening up new opportunities and making you more attractive to employers and investors alike. Here are a few ways to invest in your future succe ... Read more...

Investing Tips for Beginners

2nd June 2015 11:41
If you are just starting to research and look into investing, be assured that it is doable for people of all incomes and budgets. Some people get nervous about losing more than they can afford and assume that investing is for people with a bigger financial cushion. While having a bigger cushion is preferable, it is not a qualifying factor for successful investors. The following tips will help you ... Read more...

Welcome To Britain’s Property Hotspots. Please Read Carefully

29th May 2015 12:10
Demand for property has boomed in recent months. We’re seeing more and more areas thriving, with the capital in particularly seeing people commuting out of the city’s high prices and into surrounding towns such as Aylesbury and Guildford and enjoying the 30-or-so minute train ride into London. Although it isn’t just around the Big Smoke wher ... Read more...

The Corporate Path vs The Entrepreneurial Path

27th May 2015 11:48
  Whilst the idea of a guaranteed pay check each and every month is not only appealing but a probable necessity dependent on your financial situation and current lifestyle it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get satisfaction in your working life. On the flipside those who either shy away from the corporate world to carry out their own endeavours or decide t ... Read more...

The Evolution of Eco Friendly Cars

26th May 2015 09:15
The future of electric cars? The Tesla Model S is one of the most sophisticated models on the market. Most of us assume that electric cars are a relatively recent invention – something that’s only come along since we’ve become increasingly worried about climate c ... Read more...

Four Social Media Stocks for Your 2015 Portfolio

19th May 2015 08:35
An industry that makes billions of dollars every year never fails to catch the attention of investors—and such is the case with the social media sector.   Investor sentiment towards social media companies has been quite positive in recent times. This is partly due to the impressive performance of the social media sector in FY 2014—a number of ... Read more...

Expediting the Hiring Process

5th May 2015 09:50
The hiring process, though a necessary step for companies of all sizes, can be very time consuming, to say the least. Posting available positions, sorting through hundreds of applicants, going through several interviews, and finally selecting the best candidate can take months if you're not expeditious. However, speeding through the hiring process without giving much thought to the quality ... Read more...

Manage Your Tasks In Style With MeisterTask For iOS And Apple Watch

24th April 2015 14:59
Following the successful release of MeisterTask’s web app last month, the collaboration experts at MeisterLabs just released its mobile counterpart for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, which enables teams to manage tasks on the go with a real-time synchronization across all devices. MeisterLabs, the company behind the popular mind mapping tool MindMeister, today r ... Read more...

A Complex Web Of Politics, Gaming And Technology

23rd April 2015 16:13
Back in 2006, the U.S. released a piece of legislation entitled ‘The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act’. This had a huge impact on the then-flourishing remote gaming market, as it prohibited operators from accepting monetary transactions or any form of financial wager. ... Read more...

What Is The Case For Businesses Paying Long-Term Interns?

By Matt Gingell, Posted: 22nd April 2015 14:50
Ed Miliband has pledged to force businesses to pay interns at least the minimum wage, if they are kept on for more than a month. The debate as to whether interns should be paid has been around for a while. Miliband has brought things to a head by promising financial protection for interns. The question is does it make sense? The advocates for change argue that the presen ... Read more...

The Pre-election Housing Market: Have Experts Underestimated UK Growth?

22nd April 2015 12:30
Just weeks ago, experts in the UK claimed that the UK property market was suffering under the weight of uncertainty in the build-up to the general election. This seemed to make perfect sense, as a lack of political certainty often drives down property market demand and has a cooling effect on prices. It appears as though ... Read more...

Working Hand In Hand: The Power Of Business Collaboration

22nd April 2015 09:59
Business collaboration in today’s tough financial climate can be highly beneficial to all parties involved and pivotal to the success of some of the biggest Blue Chip companies in the world. Depending on the market you’re operating in, collaborating with other businesses can help build professional partnerships, promote greater teamwork and generate higher sources of revenue.&l ... Read more...

Business Broker James Timothy White Expands Into Residential Real Estate With The Launch Of WeSaySold.com

21st April 2015 11:39
Times have changed in the Brevard County real estate business - how so, you may ask? Technology provides options in the way people buy and sell their property. "Real estate has evolved," says James Timothy White, founder of We Say Sold Inc. In today's culture of budget conscious consumers and a technology-driven generation, there are a growing n ... Read more...

Updating Your SEO Strategy

21st April 2015 09:26
Whether your website is providing information or selling services or products, you need traffic. To generate traffic, your website should have a navigable structure, fresh content, inbound links, keywords and a popular social media presence to stand out above the competition. So, how do you attract more visitors and ensure your site ranks high in search engine results? There are several things to ... Read more...

Netclearance Systems, Inc. Launches mBeaconSense To Power Next-Generation IoT Sensing Applications

17th April 2015 16:53
mBeaconSense - The smallest and most innovative multi-sensor hub to power Internet of Things Netclearance Systems, Inc., (NCS) the leading provider of Bluetooth low energy (BLE) and Wi-Fi based proximity beacon hardware and software solutions, today unveiled mBeaconSense, the world's first multi-sensor BLE beacon technology integrating five sensors into one form factor. ... Read more...

Lexalytics' Latest International Language Support Adds Arabic, Russian, And Dutch

16th April 2015 11:41
Company Continues Aggressive Expansion into Asia and Europe Lexalytics, the leader in cloud and on-prem text and sentiment analytics solutions, announced today that it has expanded its breadth of language capabilities to include Arabic, Russian, and Dutch. With this addition, Lexalytics now supports 16 international languages. "Our foc ... Read more...

Aviation Finance Manager David Barnes Joins Experienced Team At Paramount Business Jets

14th April 2015 14:32
Paramount Business Jets (PBJ), pioneer of exclusive Transparent Private Jet Charter Pricing and a growing force in the private aircraft charter industry, is pleased to announce the addition of experienced aviation financial manager David Barnes to the organization. In his new role as Finance and Operations Manager, David will assist PBJ as the company expands its portfol ... Read more...

E-Cycle Wireless Buyback And Recycling Celebrates 10th Anniversary

9th April 2015 15:54
The company has been offering responsible and secure mobile device buyback, data security and recycling solutions since 2005. e-Cycle LLC, the leading provider of wireless asset recovery, data security and recycling solutions for businesses and government agencies, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Founded in April 2005, by Christopher and Tonia Irion, e-Cycle offers ... Read more...

Ten Promotional Products That You Never Thought Of

8th April 2015 09:39
1. Speakers gifts for conferences   When organising a conference, it’s a lovely gesture to pick out a gift for the speaker. This should be an item of higher value than the promotional items you might choose to give out to conference attendees, because you want the speaker to feel appreciated. Conference speakers tend to be influential in their area of b ... Read more...

How CRM Strategies Are Used To Benefit Business

8th April 2015 09:27
Not long ago, CRM was not embraced by upper management and marketing professionals as it is today, particularly since 70 - 75% of most CRM initiatives have failed in the past. In fact, since the market has experienced a major rebound, many software companies have developed CRM programs ... Read more...

Oppco Savings And Loans Limited Signs LOI With Interdream Holdings

7th April 2015 17:47
Oppco Savings & Loans Limited, a New Zealand registered Financial Service Provider is pleased to announce that it signed a letter of intent to provide a $25 million USD financial guarantee to InterDream Holdings, a Japanese company, for expansion of their international business. Oppco Savings & Loans specializes in a variety of services for wealth managem ... Read more...

Oppco Savings And Loans Limited Signs LOI With Interdream Holdings

7th April 2015 17:47
Oppco Savings & Loans Limited, a New Zealand registered Financial Service Provider is pleased to announce that it signed a letter of intent to provide a $25 million USD financial guarantee to InterDream Holdings, a Japanese company, for expansion of their international business. Oppco Savings & Loans specializes in a variety of services for wealth managem ... Read more...

Oppco Savings And Loans Limited Signs LOI With Interdream Holdings

7th April 2015 17:47
Oppco Savings & Loans Limited, a New Zealand registered Financial Service Provider is pleased to announce that it signed a letter of intent to provide a $25 million USD financial guarantee to InterDream Holdings, a Japanese company, for expansion of their international business. Oppco Savings & Loans specializes in a variety of services for wealth managem ... Read more...

Oppco Savings And Loans Limited Signs LOI With Interdream Holdings

7th April 2015 17:47
Oppco Savings & Loans Limited, a New Zealand registered Financial Service Provider is pleased to announce that it signed a letter of intent to provide a $25 million USD financial guarantee to InterDream Holdings, a Japanese company, for expansion of their international business. Oppco Savings & Loans specializes in a variety of services for wealth managem ... Read more...

Oppco Savings And Loans Limited Signs LOI With Interdream Holdings

7th April 2015 17:47
Oppco Savings & Loans Limited, a New Zealand registered Financial Service Provider is pleased to announce that it signed a letter of intent to provide a $25 million USD financial guarantee to InterDream Holdings, a Japanese company, for expansion of their international business. Oppco Savings & Loans specializes in a variety of services for wealth managem ... Read more...

ATM Digital Branding, LLC Receives Significant Equity Investment For Expansion

2nd April 2015 15:35
ATM Digital Branding, LLC, a digital branding agency dedicated to helping turn businesses into brands, announced today it has received a significant equity investment from Lyle Seedig.   ATM also announced that it has named Seedig Chief Operating Officer. Seedig brings a strong business background to ATM and its clients. He was a co-founder and Chief Administrati ... Read more...

Necessary IT And IS For Your Business

By Josh Hill, Posted: 27th March 2015 16:26
Most businesses have made the switch to cloud-based services for their communication needs, and to store and access data. The publicity surrounding multiple cyber-attacks has made cyber security one of the biggest concerns in the IT industry. Security a ... Read more...

Better Corporate Event Planning: How To Host A Successful Corporate Event

By Sean Mahon, Posted: 27th March 2015 16:23
Whether you're planning an event for a small company or a global corporation, you may seek to make it more successful than the ones you've planned in the past. The first thing you'll need to do is consider the goals that you hope to achieve on such an occasion. Next, you'll need to think about the people who will be attending the event, in order to best accommodate ... Read more...

Blind Confidence Ruins Mergers, Says Leadership Expert Constance R. Dierickx

27th March 2015 09:35
Very smart executives can make very bad decisions when their enthusiasm or disdain for a deal takes over. Like courtship, getting to know your potential deal partner is usually done with one's best foot forward, says Constance R. Dierickx, Ph.D. The Decision Doctor, who has worked on successful mergers of companies large and small, private and public, global and regional for 20 years. ... Read more...

Get Your Start Up On The Right Path Right From The Start

26th March 2015 15:19
When you start a new business, it can be one of the most exciting yet daunting experiences you could ever imagine. There is so much pressure and expectation resting on your shoulders, which some people actually thrive on and use to motivate and spur themselves on. The business world is extremely competitive and fierce and in order to enjoy any margins of success, no matter how big or how small, yo ... Read more...

DocAuto Marks Its 18th Year In Business By Adding A Record Breaking Number Of New Clients In 2014

25th March 2015 09:44
DocAuto, a globally trusted leader in Enterprise Content Management applications, is celebrating its 18th year in business by adding over 55 new companies to its extensive client base. In 1997, David and Lauren Kiefer founded DocAuto as a small legal technology consulting practice, which has, over the years, grown into a leading provider of Enterprise Content Management ... Read more...

Three Tech Stock Alternatives To Apple

24th March 2015 09:53
Apple has been an investor’s favourite for a while now, and the company’s stocks command a hefty price tag on the market. Known for its premium-quality technological products and services, this organization has performed quite well in the last few years, especially in the stock market. With a market cap of $733 billion ... Read more...

Business: Staying in the Loop

24th March 2015 09:29
Information has always meant power: those who have information, have the power as well. In order for your business to run, and by run we mean effectively, you need to be in the information loop. Timely and accurate information helps us in building our careers, in understanding work politics and culture, and in initiating cutting edge actions. In order to stay in the loop, take the following advice ... Read more...

Menorah Islands Project Reveals To The Public, Introduces Ground-breaking New Vision For Peace In The Middle East

23rd March 2015 09:25
The Menorah Islands Project, a ground-breaking and thought-provoking concept for lasting Middle East peace, has made its online debut. The Menorah Islands Project is a vision for peace in the Middle East that is unlike any proposal ever presented to the public. The project's vision consists of nine artificial islands—seven permanent and two submersible- ... Read more...

When Signing A Will, Don't Be A Videographer, Warns LeClairRyan Attorney

20th March 2015 10:52
Recording your last testament can lead to lasting trouble, says Will Sleeth Executing a will is one of the most important steps a person can take, and it's natural to consider videotaping or otherwise recording it, notes Will Sleeth, a partner in national law firm LeClairRyan's Williamsburg office who also leads the firm's Estate and Trust Litigation team. ... Read more...

Mobile Office Trailers

19th March 2015 10:44
Construction projects are all about building permanent structures on bare, empty, and undeveloped land. So, it's virtually impossible to set up office space in a structure when there is none available and it is impractical, not to mention expensive, to build a makeshift structure for the sole purpose of having an on-site office.   Ultimately, a temporary ... Read more...

Corporate Background Checks Before Hiring Your Next Employee - Stay On The Safe Side

18th March 2015 12:41
While you hire an employee for your company, you might need some more information than what the application form of the employee provides. After all, there are a large number of folks who dupe their employees by offering false and incomplete information in their employment application forms. They do this because they don’t want you to know certain facts about their past which might disqu ... Read more...

Hosting A Customer Appreciation Event

18th March 2015 10:56
You should understand that a good customer appreciation event has a great impact on your business and your sales. If you organize that event the right way, you will gain a very loyal client base. Everyone likes to feel appreciated, and your clients too. If you don’t do anything to make them feel appreciated, they won’t stick with you for a long time. These events are a great op ... Read more...

Mesothelioma Victims Center Urges Victims Exposed to Asbestos at Naval Shipyards to Call About Receiving the Best Compensation and Learn How Certain Shipyard Jobs Yield Larger Settlements

17th March 2015 11:37
The Mesothelioma Victims Center is incredibly focused on making certain that shipyard workers and/or US Navy Veterans, who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact the group at 866-714-6466 or http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com to get the best possible compensation. ... Read more...

Five Online Industries Going for Growth

16th March 2015 09:09
For any businessman or entrepreneur wanting to either expand their portfolio or start a new business, the choice of which sector to venture in to is perhaps the most important decision to make. With the spread of the internet continuing at a brisk pace, online industries are a good choice; huge customer bases and a vast array of potential niches both make for positive upside potential, after all. ... Read more...

Paid Sick Leave Tops Emerging Issues Addressed In Employee Handbooks, Says New XpertHR Survey

13th March 2015 11:05
Paid sick leave tops the list of emerging issues most commonly addressed in employee handbooks, with an impressive 79.4% of respondents addressing this new legal trend in their handbooks, finds a new ... Read more...

Sustainable Water Management By Companies Focus Of New Report By UNIDO And DNV GL

12th March 2015 09:37
The importance of water management and ways companies deal with them, as well as the main drivers and main obstacles to sustainable water management, are the focus of a new study presented online today. These findings emerge from an international survey conducted in last December by DNV GL - Business Assurance, an international certification body, and the United Nations ... Read more...

New Temkin Group Research Identifies Five Strategies For Engaging Millennials In The Workforce

11th March 2015 10:54
Temkin Group Focuses Its Extensive Employee Engagement Research on Younger Employees. Temkin Group announces the publication of Engaging Millennials in the Workplace, a new research report that identifies five strategies for engaging younger employees. Common estimates predict that the Millennial generation—those born between 1980 and ... Read more...

ResortCom International’s Chairman John Small Steps Down

10th March 2015 09:48
After 16 years at the helm of ResortCom International, Chairman John Small has stepped down to pursue other projects. He will continue to consult in the hospitality industry and to stay involved with La Tour Resorts and Hotels. The change will become effective May 1. In a recent statement to employees and vendors, he said: “It is time to begin a new chapter in ... Read more...

Schweinsberg Receives Service Award From Realtor Group

9th March 2015 16:15
Shelley Schweinsberg, Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Lending at Mars National Bank, received the 2014 Service Award from the Beaver County Association of Realtors. The award was given in recognition of Ms. Schweinsberg’s service to the organization including participation as a director/officer for the organization. “This award reflects how Shelley takes on any ... Read more...

Better Business Bureau Recognizes Beacon Funding With 2014 Complaint Free Award

5th March 2015 09:58
Beacon Funding is proud to announce that it has received a 2014 Complaint Free Award from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Beacon Funding prides itself in maintaining the highest level of customer service, and this award complements this mission and solidifies Beacon Funding's core values. "The fact that we continue to maintain the highest level of inte ... Read more...

Global Mobility Solutions Recognizes Top-Performing Relocation Industry Partners At 2015 Forum And Awards Dinner

4th March 2015 09:26
Global Mobility Solutions, an international leader in corporate relocation services, recently hosted its 2015 Forum and Awards Dinner to honour members of its Premier Alliance Network who have shown extraordinary dedication to customer service throughout the year. Armbruster Moving of Mayflower Transit received the Platinum Partner of the Year award, while Unipack Global ... Read more...

Make Sure You Are Fit To Fly Or Risk Cancelling Travel Plans

3rd March 2015 15:23
UK airlines transported an estimated 136 million passengers to both domestic and international destinations in 2013 – an increase of two million in 12 months, according to the UK government. But while so many people are winging their way through the skies, how many actually stop to consider if they are fit to fly? After all while airl ... Read more...

SuperVizor: An Automobile Escape Tool

3rd March 2015 15:07
For the past 15 years, there has been an average of over 10 million car accidents per year in the U.S. alone (U.S. Census Bureau 2012). Of course, not every accident is severe and thank goodness most are minor fender benders BUT there are quite a few where the car occupants can get stuck in their cars due to cabin intrusion, which can obstruct the seatbelt release button or occupant injury. ... Read more...

Apartment Barcelona Collaborates With UNHCR To Raise Money For Refugees

2nd March 2015 10:37
The company will donate €100 each month to help people from areas of conflict all over the world to restart their lives. Apartment Barcelona, the leading holiday apartment rental company in Barcelona, has joined a new campaign by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to provide assistance to the forcibly displaced. Apartment Barcelona will donate one hundred Euros each ... Read more...

How New Domain Extensions Are Game-Changing For Businesses

27th February 2015 09:27
Until recently, domain extensions were extremely limited, largely revolving around ‘.com’ or ‘.co.uk’. Because domain extensions were so few in number, popular domain names were fiercely fought over, and often came at a high price. As increasing numbers of brands and companies tried to get a foothold in the vast virtual world, the market became saturated, le ... Read more...

ShelterBox And Flowfinity Partner To Boost Disaster Relief Efforts With Mobile Technology

26th February 2015 10:47
Flowfinity mobile software helps ShelterBox collect critical data in disaster relief zones Flowfinity Wireless Inc., an enterprise mobile app software company, today announced that it has partnered with non-profit organization ShelterBox to transform the way data is collected from the front lines in areas affected by natural disaster and humanitarian crisis. ... Read more...

New Website WordPress Plus Google Technology Portals to 1.3 Million Cities Through Travel Site StreetViewMaps.City

25th February 2015 11:27
The new website for exploring the businesses of 1.3 million cities around the world has launched. StreetViewMaps.City is a worldwide geographical website application with 1,300,000 cities in its database. The website Street View Maps.City incorporates establishments recognized by Google Place Types API and then applies a sophisticated level of detail for each city location. The websit ... Read more...

Mobile Experts Launches Research On 5G Business Case

24th February 2015 10:33
Mobile Experts launched a new research program today to aid development of 5G mobile services. Mobile Experts has identified four potential 5G scenarios for intense scrutiny, focusing on the applications most likely to produce revenue that is out of reach for 4G operators. The Mobile Experts 5G Research Service will include a series of reports throughout 2015, providing ... Read more...

JDE101 And AutoDeploy Announce Partnership

23rd February 2015 09:27
JDE101 is a non-profit organization focused on implementing JD Edwards EnterpriseOne training and certification programs at the college and university level. JD Edwards continues to enjoy double-digit growth and the highest customer satisfaction rates across Oracle’s application portfolio. With ongoing customer upgrade activity and net new sales, the demand for JDE professionals is high. ... Read more...

The Right Time To Refinance Your Small Business Debt – A Few Questions To Ask Yourself

20th February 2015 09:46
During the credit crunch, there were many entrepreneurs who got the cold shoulder from their banks and it was then that they turned to some other high interest loan lending companies or to commercial credit card companies. However, now can be the best time to forget all the past financial worries and try getting a bank loan to refinance all your high interest debts, says the analysts and experts. ... Read more...

The Importance Of Having A Corporate Website For Your Business

19th February 2015 16:34
Many companies all over the world have migrated their services and started marketing to online audiences, the reason is because the internet market is a daily growing source for all kinds of industries; you could easily beat your competition just by having a website online.  Yet saying this, I have been in the commercial human resources industry for a little over 20 years and I still see ... Read more...

Training Simulators Now Incorporating Human Error Reduction Tools

19th February 2015 10:56
Practicing Perfection Institute, Inc. (PPI) and L-3 MAPPS announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to integrate leading-edge simulation with next-level human performance and human error reduction techniques for the power generation sector. This agreement opens the door for the development and integration of software tools and scenarios that will modify b ... Read more...

New Temkin Group Research Shows That Successful Firms Have More Engaged Employees

18th February 2015 10:01
Fourth Annual Study Examines Employee Engagement of More Than 5,000 U.S. Employees Temkin Group, a leading market research and consulting firm that helps organizations transform their customer experience, released a new research report: "Employee Engagement Benchmark Study, 2015." The report analyzes the level of engagement that more than 5,000 full-time U.S. employe ... Read more...

Ergonomics Program Reduces Workplace Injuries and Improves Employee Health

17th February 2015 11:45
Delivering Excellence newsletter reported St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center with 1,300 employees, implemented the IMPACC—the Industrial Athlete “WorkSmart” Ergonomics Program in 1998. Since implementation, St. Luke’s has reported several improvements in employee health, including an 85 percent reduction of OSHA recordable MSD injuries to the lower ... Read more...

SQN Banking Systems Unveils Mobile Signature Capture Application At BAI Retail Delivery Show

16th February 2015 11:10
SQN Banking Systems, a leading provider of integrated fraud detection and process improvement products for the financial industry demonstrated its mobile signature capture solution at the BAI Retail Delivery show this past November. Called SENTRY: SigTab, the new mobile signature capture application not ... Read more...

Neo Group Gearing Up For Big Presence At 2015 Outsourcing World Summit

13th February 2015 10:39
Neo Group leaders look forward to participating in this year's Outsourcing World Summit and contributing unique insights on key industry topics, including analytics, digital and supply risk management. Neo Group, a leading globalization data, analytics, monitoring and advisory firm, will participate in the 2015 Outsourcing World Summit in Phoenix, AZ. Presented b ... Read more...

Foreign Investments In The Philippines

By Rodrigo Gatmaitan, Posted: 13th February 2015 09:55
Foreign investments in the Philippines are foreign exchange inflows used to acquire interest of 10% or more of the voting stock in an enterprise operating in an environment other than the investors’ country. Foreign investments can come in the form of investments in the country’s top corporations whose stocks are listed in the country’s stock exchange or foreign stock ... Read more...

Hydrometeorological Firm Announces Glacier Monitoring System To Help Track Climate Change

12th February 2015 11:55
A small Washington State firm now offers a website at www.ptaagmb.com that will monitor glaciers the world over, hoping to document climate changes that humans cannot detect. Glaciers are more sensitive to the climate than humans are and, as the climate continues to change unpredictably, observing the health of a large number of glaciers in different environments and elevations has scientific and ... Read more...

Text Request Provides Solution For Millions Of Americans Who Prefer Texting To Phone Calls

11th February 2015 12:42
Text Request, a newly launched text communication start-up, offers a solution to inconvenient, time-consuming phone calls by allowing consumers to text their favorite businesses and nonprofit organizations. A recent CTIA and Nielson study shows the number of text messages sent each month increased by 840 percent between 2007 and 2012. A Pew Res ... Read more...

Year-long Citywide Centennial Celebration of 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) Officially Kicks Off February 21st with Free, Fun-Filled Community Day Festivities

10th February 2015 10:56
Re-opening of the Palace of Fine Arts, historic Uke-A-Thon, historic light displays, amazing exhibitions, entertainment, among the attractions and events bringing to life the spirit of the 1915 World's Fair Get Ready San Francisco Bay Area! The centennial celebration of the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) officially kicks off the weekend of February 20th wi ... Read more...

Datamatics Features Among Fastest Growing TECH Companies In Asia-Pacific

9th February 2015 09:55
Datamatics announced that they have been featured among the fastest growing technology companies in Asia-Pacific. Datamatics made it to the Technology Fast 500TM ranking by Deloitte – a list that recognizes the fastest growing companies in Asia-Pacific based on their percentage growth in revenue over the last three years. Datamatics Global Services Limited (DGS ... Read more...

PIB Law Continues National Expansion With Opening Of California Office

6th February 2015 10:13
PIB Law, a full-service law firm, is now serving clients coast-to-coast with the opening of its office in Orange County, California. On February 2, 2015, the firm announced the office opening at 695 Town Center Drive, 16th floor in Costa Mesa, California. The addition of the Orange County office is a continuation of PIB Law's strategic growth plan to better serve ... Read more...

Workforce Performance Transformed by 10Rule Technology

5th February 2015 09:18
Bottom Line Results, the leading developer of comprehensive human resources technology, has announced release of the 10Rule Workforce Performance Transformation Technology Suite, the first software system designed to measure, benchmark, hire and develop organizational talent in order to replicate an organization's top 10 percent of ... Read more...

St.George Bank and BCSG launch MyBusinessConnect

4th February 2015 16:44
St.George Bank has today launched MyBusinessConnect, a platform of innovative cloud-based applications handpicked by experts to help small businesses and start-ups run their business more easily and effectively. MyBusinessConnect is an Australian-first service provided by BCSG, a cloud solutions provider which supports small business clients around the world with expert ... Read more...

Everyone's In Sales: Stop Apologizing Overcomes Limiting Beliefs in Sales

4th February 2015 09:29
Too many things stop us from selling – especially our "Sales Apologists" that tell us we should feel badly when we sell. In this new business development book, "Everyone's In Sales: Stop Apologizing" Todd Cohen shows how to defeat our Sales Apologists. ... Read more...

Today's Power Inc. Executes Exclusive Distribution Agreement With tenKsolar Inc

3rd February 2015 10:46
Today's Power, Inc. (TPI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI) was recently formed to provide renewable energy solutions, energy efficiency programs, and emergency backup generators for large commercial, industrial or utility customers. According to Michael Henderson, president of TPI, the company has executed an exclu ... Read more...

Things That Make Gurgaon Real Estate Prime Property

By Ozair Akhtar, Posted: 2nd February 2015 12:48
Gurgaon has been talked about a lot after the city was hit with urbanization and technological advent. The new technologies brought in a lot of different innovations in the city of Gurgaon. Gurgaon has truly changed from what it was before and people are interested in buying more and more flats in Gurgaon ... Read more...

Award Recognition For UK-Based Currency Specialist CrescoCap

2nd February 2015 10:17
Formed under the supervision of the FCA in the United Kingdom, Cresco Capital Management (UK) Limited won the award for its multi-strategy currency program in the ‘Best UK – FX Strategy’ category.   The International Hedge Fund Awards 2015 sponsored by BarclayHe ... Read more...

KPMG: Audit committees cite uncertainty, volatility and high risk environment as top challenges in 2015

30th January 2015 11:45
KPMG’s 2015 Global Audit Committee Survey which covers 1500 members across 36 countries has this week revealed what it says are the top challenges in 2015.   Economic and political uncertainty, regulatory compliance and operational risk were deemed to pose the greatest challenge to business in the upcoming year. With respondents once again claiming it i ... Read more...

Creating Winning Culture Essential If Financial Services Firms Are To Flourish

29th January 2015 11:04
Cultural change in the financial services sector globally is destined to fail if players continue to focus on it primarily as a compliance requirement, according to a paper just published by PwC. The paper, ‘Forging a winning culture’, which advocates a new take on culture, says this current focus positions cultural change as a bureaucratic di ... Read more...

Easy Plan For Reducing A Debt

29th January 2015 09:56
Have you ever tried to manage your finance by your own or just made your debts decrease? If it is so, you understand that there is no sense to pay for such help to some agencies or experts. You can decrease your debt on your own jut following these easy rules:   1. Understand and calculate your debt ... Read more...

Global Mobility Solutions Appoints Tim Rambo as Director of Business Development

28th January 2015 14:38
Global Mobility Solutions (http://gmsmobility.com) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Rambo as Director of Business Development. He will be responsible for new business development in the Western United States. "We are most fortunate ... Read more...

Deloitte Survey: Consumer Product Companies’ Data Security Practices Lag Consumer Expectations

27th January 2015 14:26
Eight in 10 consumers (80 percent) say they are more likely to buy from consumer products (CP) companies that they believe protect their personal information, yet only 37 percent believe that these companies are adequately doing so, according to a new Deloitte study, “ ... Read more...

Thermocouple Market to Increase to $1.42 Billion by 2020

23rd January 2015 11:57
Despite being old technology, thermocouples are still widely used for industrial and commercial applications and with the thermocouple market forecasted to reach $1.42 billion by 2020; companies will need to fend off competition from other manufacturers and alternative products.   According to market research the thermocouple industry will reach $1.42 billion by ... Read more...

Businesses Are Failing To Capitalise On Entrepreneurial Talents Of Their Workforce, Reveals EY Research

23rd January 2015 10:25
EY poll of over 1000 professionals reveals only half (48%) of employees feel they can achieve their career goals with their current employer Almost 7 in 10 (68%) of 25-34 year old professionals aspire to set up their own business Fewer than a third (29%) of business workers from large organisations feel their workplac ... Read more...

HomeActions, LLC Acquires Email Newsletter Company

22nd January 2015 11:59
HomeActions, the Power e-Prospecting System™ used by the nation's top Realtors®, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire newsletter company ContactDirect.net, LLC, of Houston, Texas. Closing of the acquisition is expected approximately Feb. 1, 2015. "The acquisition brings an expanded customer base to HomeActions, which our p ... Read more...

Hong Kong Poised To Become New Aviation Leasing Hub For Asia

20th January 2015 11:51
In his annual Policy Address, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, CY Leung, has proposed changes to taxation that could transform the aviation leasing industry in the territory, according to PwC. This would have a significant impact on airlines globally, which have been dependent up till now on the main aircraft leasing hubs of the US, Ireland a ... Read more...

Scheduling Software Provides an Alternative for Businesses Faced with Spreadsheet Stress

19th January 2015 11:39
Half of all small businesses are wasting six hours a week dealing with spreadsheet related issues according to a new survey carried out by accounting software company, Intuit. This showed that businesses find spreadsheets annoying and time consuming. Overreliance on inefficient spreadsheets is distracting business owners from the actual running and developing of ... Read more...

New Year Brings New Accounting Rules – Are You Ready?

15th January 2015 14:15
Paul Trask, CPA of Haven Road Consulting Offers Guidance to Understand New Regulations New Year's Day ushered in a brand new year. But it also ushered in sweeping new changes in the way companies report earnings. In May 2014 the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the rule-setting body for the U.S.) published new rules for the way com ... Read more...

Using a Call Center from the Same Nation as Your Customers

14th January 2015 14:47
Call centers and brand care specialists have come a long way since the days of “Dell Hell” customer service, back in the 90’s and early aughts. Sure, it’s still possible to scrimp on customer service, and let your customer base pick up the slack. But I’m not going to do that and, if you’re reading this, you probably won’t either ... Read more...

How to Maximize Sale Price of a Business: A Free Roadmap

14th January 2015 14:34
Acquisition Advisors, a firm specializing in the purchase and sale of mid-sized US companies, has released the "Path To Absolute Maximum Sale Price." Its purpose is to help business owners garner the highest possible sale price when they decide it's time to sell. "This time of year is a time of reflection and strategic planning,&quo ... Read more...

Three Gaming Trends To Expect in 2015

14th January 2015 11:29
The online gaming market has exploded in recent times, to the extent where its value will have soared far beyond $200 billion by the year 2020. This is a considerable sum, and one that includes everything from desktop gaming to secure online casino sites. Given the rate of technological advancement, however, this marketplace is evolv ... Read more...

CEOs Overestimate Speaking Ability, New Study Shows

13th January 2015 14:57
Chief executives are not the strong communicators they think they are, according to a new study of their impromptu speaking. The study, to be published in a forthcoming issue of Bus ... Read more...

Survey Shows Workplace Etiquette and Ethics Lacking in Workplace

12th January 2015 11:53
Kessler International is releasing the results of a nationwide survey which outlined the state and fate of workplace manners, etiquette and ethics. Kessler International conducted a survey by polling upper and mid-level management at 40 professional services firms, and found that the respondents indicated by an 84 percent margin that their staff was inconsiderate and rude in the workpl ... Read more...

John Hewitt Releases His Personal Secrets for Overcoming Adversity and Winning BIG in Business

9th January 2015 12:08
Over the years, John Hewitt has created more than 800 millionaires. He built the fastest growing tax service in all the land, sold it, and is currently doing it all over again with Liberty Tax (NASDAQ: TAX). With Liberty, he is building not only a thriving business, but something even more important: a culture of success that allows people to do what they do best every single day, and to use their ... Read more...

Should Video Gaming be considered as an Olympic Sport?

8th January 2015 15:42
In the wake of the London Olympic Games, British residents have taken a far greater interest in the event and the numerous sports that it represents. As a result, there is a strong clamour to constantly revise the sports that are played during the Olympics, with disciplines such as ... Read more...

Cemtrex's Chairman & CEO, Saagar Govil, Interviewed by The Wall Street Analyzer

7th January 2015 10:16
Recently, Saagar Govil, Chairman & CEO of Cemtrex, a leading environmental technology company was recently interviewed by The Wall Street Analyzer following the companies announcement of record sales and net income of $47,653,114 and $2,668,886 respectively.  Highlights from the interview include:  WSA: < ... Read more...

What Are The Hottest Technological Developments for 2015?

Guest Post, Posted: 7th January 2015 09:27
There’s no doubt that the technological advancements in many fields have taken many gadgets and devices to the next level. Many companies focus on making the life of the individual a lot easier, that’s why smartphones have so many features, with more incoming, t ... Read more...

Strong Interest In 2015 Global Mobile Recruitment Awards

6th January 2015 12:15
Web Based Recruitment, experts in the areas of Mobile Recruitment and Recruiting Videos, confirmed that there had been strong interest in the recently announced 2015 Global Mobile Recruitment Awards. Now in their second year the awards will acknowled ... Read more...

Hoteloogle.com Announces Results of 2015 New Year's Eve Hotel Pricing and Availability for Top 15 Destination Cities Worldwide

5th January 2015 11:51
Hoteloogle.com, a leading hotel search engine announced last week its data on pricing and availability for New Years Eve 2014 for the top 15 destination cities, as well as Amsterdam, Berlin & Vienna, home to some of the highest hotel room occupancy rates on New Year's Eve. The main points of the research showed:   ... Read more...

General Information About AngularJS Development

22nd December 2014 12:07
AngularJS, also known as Angular, is an open-source framework for web application development. This JavaScript MVC framework is created and maintained by Google and a group of individual developers. AngularJS is the best choice for creating one-page applications. It provides a rich set of components necessary for building great apps. The main aim of this framework is to simplify the development an ... Read more...

Ireland Tops Christmas Spending League

By Tom Unwin, Posted: 19th December 2014 12:59
It is widely known the importance of the Christmas period for both retailers and their supply chain. A poor return over the festive period can have a massive impact upon annual performance.  In Western economies, Christmas spending reached $445 billion leading PwC's economists to discover which nations spend the most and which spend the least. & ... Read more...

XpertHR Survey Forecasts Pay Raises of 3% in 2015

18th December 2014 11:04
Many employers tying pay to performance, according to new XpertHR U.S. Pay Planning survey. NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two in every three employers are set to increase pay rates in the year ahead, with most looking to award an extra 3% in 2015, according to new XpertHR research. XpertHR's ... Read more...

Heralding the Inevitable: Why Online Gaming will Soon be Broadly Legal in the U.S.

17th December 2014 09:28
A decade ago, a broad description of the gaming industry would include references to console platforms and video titles. The emergence of online platforms has changed this, however, diversifying the market as a whole and adding richness to the lives of individual gamers throughout the world. At the heart of this is the rise of online gambling and casino sites, which now represent huge business and ... Read more...

PokerStars Enters The World of Casino

15th December 2014 10:00
When it comes to the world of poker, PokerStars well and truly holds all the cards, and now they’re extending their hand into the casino and sportsbook market. The brand, which has over 50 million members, announced the move at the end of November and has already began to launch their offerings, with blackj ... Read more...

Free SEO Power Tools Now Available In the Most Complete SEO Tutorial on the Web

12th December 2014 11:22
Bruce Clay, Inc. brings free, online SEO tutorial completely up to date with five critical search engine optimization concepts absent from other popular SEO guides. No email, login or download required to view and use the step-by-step tutorial and free integrated tools. SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In ... Read more...

Preventing Data Loss in Cyber Attacks Like the One Recently Launched against Sony Pictures Entertainment

11th December 2014 11:28
RESTON, Va., Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  In 2013, GreenTec-USA developed a secure electronic information storage product for a government agency, now in use, that is unlike all others that existed before it: a Hard Disk Drive (HDD), referred to as the WORMdisk™, where cyber attacks cannot overwrite, reformat, delete or otherwise alter conten ... Read more...

Exporting in the Connected World: Your How-To Guide In The Virtual World Of Global Trade

10th December 2014 15:50
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coinciding with the International Monetary Fund's recent announcement that China overtook the United States to become the world's largest economy ... Read more...

Self-made Multi-millionaire Unveils How to Start New Business Venture With Just $100

10th December 2014 11:35
In his new book, "The Millionaire Dropout: Fire Your Boss, Do What You Love, Reclaim Your Life," Vince Stanzione explains what entrepreneurs can do to build their business with low start-up costs HOBOKEN, N.J., Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For those looking to start their own business, be their own boss an ... Read more...

How to Climb a Competitive Corporate Job Ladder

9th December 2014 10:51
When it comes to getting ahead there are a few key elements in the mix of how to climb the ladder, especially for those who work in a competitive work environment. The keys to doing so are to consider a task spe ... Read more...

Build a Career Path and Help People at the same Time

8th December 2014 16:30
Recent graduates may already have some elements of a career path mapped out, and will have a good idea of what they want to achieve in the coming years. They may even have a job arranged, and will be eagerly looking forward to their first tentative steps on their chosen journey. This is not the case for everyone, though. Young men and women who are just about to enter a ... Read more...

The Must-Know Facts about Cloud Storage Security

8th December 2014 10:02
Adoption rates of cloud storage technologies are soaring. More and more individuals and businesses are taking advantage of these simple, online platforms to store and share data, files and software. Whether you’re using one of the common, lower security solutions or have subscribed to a specialist platform like ... Read more...

NetDiligence Publishes Fourth Annual Study of Actual Payouts on Cyber Claims and Data Breaches

4th December 2014 10:13
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NetDiligence®, a leading cyber risk assessment and data breach services company, announced today it has published its fourth annual Cyber Claims Study, a study of actual losses for covered data breaches paid out by various leading cyber liability insurance carriers. This year' ... Read more...

Fonetic Introduces Multi-Trade Search and Reconstruction For Trading Floor Compliance

3rd December 2014 11:16
Direct phrase recognition unlocks hidden 60 percent of trading communications   Madrid – 3rd December 2014 -  Fonetic, the recognised leader in voice and text management solutions, today announced the addition of Multi-Trade Search and Reconstruc ... Read more...

Four Outsourcing Mistakes That Too Many Startups Make Right Now

1st December 2014 11:30
The one thing that is highly important when you open a startup is money. It is really important that you make money and that you save as much money as possible. Outsourcing promises to help us achieve just that. It can optimize efficiency, which is highly valuable for a company. When thinking about ... Read more...

The Rise Of The Social Online Casino

27th November 2014 17:04
If recent reports are to be believed, the world of online gaming will surpass $100billion by 2017. And by loading up an online casino and seeing the thousands upon thousands of players playing, you’d be beginning to think experts may be under-estimating slightly. Taking a look at the top five sites in poker alone, traffic at the time of writing has players in t ... Read more...

A Dream Website & Success With Its Audience

27th November 2014 14:25
As a website you must be straight forward and convenient. You must be refreshing, sleek, modern and chic. You must be informative and educative and easy and seamless for the audience. My idea of a dream website goes like this: The entire process and outcome of the website content must be easy to handle and look appealing. The website must have excellent reading content and provide inv ... Read more...

Velocitel Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

26th November 2014 11:45
Velocitel, a wireless network services company, has just announced the appointment of Kevin G. Hostetler as new CEO. Hostetler has a background in working with private equity firms and has held leadership roles at highly engineered product companies IDEX and Ingersoll-Rand. His skills have led to improved strategic development, double digit growth and award winning product developments ... Read more...

Startup Financing Methods Most People Don’t Consider

Guest Post, Posted: 25th November 2014 10:54
There are various financing methods that are available at the moment for startups but the truth is that most people out there are not actually prepared for opening a company. Make sure that you never open a company until you have the necessary knowledge. During your research process, you would end up learning about financing. While the classic methods are always presented, those belo ... Read more...

The Water Sector Investment Gap Is Widening – Are We Ready For The Consequences?

Guest Post, Posted: 24th November 2014 09:32
The water sector has famously always struggled to receive the investment that it needs. To put this into context, the US will have an $84 billion funding gap by 2020, which will increase to $140 billion in 2040. With growing global populations, all resources will feel the strain, but water is a basic need for survival, and even food growth depends on healthy, plentiful water access. Still, cities ... Read more...

Doing Business Abroad

Guest Post, Posted: 21st November 2014 10:28
The key to doing business abroad is to make sure you have adequate distribution in place. Sounds simple, right? However, logistics can be quite complicated for new businesses that are still trying to obtain a global footprint. Take a continent like Africa for instance. Having knowl ... Read more...

What is Factoring and How Can it Help Your Business?

18th November 2014 09:53
Your company has its share of successes and struggles. A common obstacle for some businesses is the risk of their on-hand cash flow drying up. This could be disastrous, especially if  business has experienced a lull or slowed due to many circumstances. For many companies, customers who are slow to pay their past or current balances, compound the issue. One of the ways to hel ... Read more...

How To Make Your Printed Investment Brochure A Success

17th November 2014 12:53
Even with a very cheap printing service, it costs a lot of money to print a brochure. A lot of resources go into it when you consider the hours put into the writing, design and printing. This is why you can’t afford to create an investment brochure that won’t turn out to be a resounding success.  There are other ... Read more...

Thomas Bates Leather Belts: Belts that Express Your Personality

14th November 2014 08:57
A leather belt is an essential accessory that can become a good addition to virtually any apparel. Leather belts are definitely durable and stylish. Such belts are preferred by self-assured men who cherish comfort and style.   When choosing your ideal belt, make sure it not only fits properly, but also expresses your personality and lifestyle. A great collection ... Read more...

Tools for better website story telling

13th November 2014 10:49
In today’s world, stories are very important. People tell them to gain new clients, others tell theirs to trigger emotional responses from buyers. Thanks to improvements in web technology, it is now relatively easy to get your story digitally packaged and presented to the world.  We take a look at some of the best tools you can use to create your story.  Of course it wi ... Read more...

Four Common Mistakes on Wordpress That Will Scupper Your SEO Effort

12th November 2014 11:37
Most serious webmasters of today put in a great deal of SEO effort to get their websites noticed by Google (and the smaller search engines) and ultimately their target audience. However, amidst all the work, some still make common basic mistakes that can be avoided.  What are these mistakes? Page names without keywords & ... Read more...

Customers Demand More Sustainable Supply Chains

Sustainable supply chains climb the corporate agenda as a consequence of increased market demand, Posted: 11th November 2014 11:42
This is the key finding from an international survey conducted by DNV GL and the research institute GFK Eurisko on more than 2,160 professionals from businesses in different sectors in Europe, The Americas and Asia. "With globalization and the increase in the number of intermediaries, a secure and defendable supply chain is important in order to avoid disruption ... Read more...

Polycom’s RealPresence Mobile Makes Video Conferencing Easy for Tablet Users

10th November 2014 11:04
These days, you won’t find a smartphone or tablet that isn’t equipped with a front-facing camera. This technological quirk is quite versatile, allowing users to set up a number of shots, including the infamous “selfie.” However, the front-facing camera has also allowed for a fantastic business tool to break ground in the smartphone and tablet industry&md ... Read more...

Eurozone’s Reliance on Germany For Economic Growth Looks Shaky

7th November 2014 12:24
Eurozone growth is stuck in neutral, with Germany unlikely to ride to the rescue according to PwC economists in their latest monthly Global Economy Watch report. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the Eurozone relied on Germany to push up its economic growth rate. But in the absence of a pick-up of growth in the core economies of France and Italy &ndas ... Read more...

Taking Care of Your Business Parking Lot

6th November 2014 12:09
Aside from the exterior of your building, your company's parking lot is the first thing your clients see when they pull in. You don't want their first impression to be of an old, run-down, crack-filled parking lot, do you? Of course not. You want to put your best foot forward and make a good impression right out of the gate. From smooth asphalt and crisp lines to land ... Read more...

The Benefits of Graduated Compression Hosiery Products

3rd November 2014 14:15
If you are looking for comfortable stocking and socks that will not only perfectly cover your legs, but will also take care of your health, you should opt for Graduated Compression hosiery products. This is the most caring and comfortable type of hosiery.   Unique construction of ... Read more...

The Influence of Corporate Videos

3rd November 2014 10:34
It’s no secret video is popular. You only have to look at the likes of YouTube, Vine, and Instagram to see that it’s a truly unstoppable force. And of course video marketing is a huge tool to reach the millions and millions surfing this platform. Video marketing can hugely increase conversion rates. It’s what customers have come to naturally expect, with ... Read more...

New Report Reveals Practical Recommendations for Social Impact Bonds as Investor Interest Grows

31st October 2014 12:58
With 26 social impact bonds (SIBs) currently in operation and dozens more in development globally, the sector is attracting increasing interest from investors seeking to align their values with their investments. In light of this significant global momentum, a new report launched today by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Bridges Ventures provides a timely guide ... Read more...

Social Media Expert Issa Asad Advises: All Businesses Must Start Promoting on Instagram Today

30th October 2014 12:21
Recent consumer reports are indicating that teenagers and some younger adult demographics are leaving Facebook for Instagram and other social media platforms. Issa Asad, who is a best-selling author, entrepreneur and social media expert from Miami, Florida, says that the news should prompt businesses to begin promoting on Instagram immediately. Asad, who is an en ... Read more...

PwC and Google Announce Joint Business Relationship

29th October 2014 11:16
PwC​ and Google Inc. yesterday announced the launch of a joint business relationship to bring new and innovative services to companies around the world. The rapid pace of innovation in te ... Read more...

Ernst & Young: 2014 Could Be Last Profitable Year For Home Insurance Market Since 2007

28th October 2014 11:08
Source: EY Insurers will pay out £400m in claims this year due to flood and storm damage 2014 profits reduced by premiums falling 5% and expens ... Read more...

U.S. Manufacturing PMI Hits Three-Month Low in October Amid Weakest Pace of New Business Growth Since January

27th October 2014 10:54
Key points: Output and new order growth both eased markedly in October Slowest rise in new export sales since July Robust rate of job creation maintained At 56.2 in October, down from 57.5 in September, the seasonally adjusted Markit Flash U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers&am ... Read more...

PwC Family Business Survey Shows Need To ‘Professionalise’ The Family As Well As The Business

24th October 2014 10:34
Source: PwC Family businesses must adapt faster, innovate sooner and become more professional in the way they run their operations if they are to rema ... Read more...

CollaborateMD Celebrates 13-Year Anniversary as BBB A+ Accredited Member

23rd October 2014 09:23
CollaborateMD, a leading provider of innovative cloud-based healthcare software solutions, has been committed to the Better Business Bureau's Standards of Trust and has maintained the highest rating as a BBB member since 2001. CollaborateMD (CMD), a leading provider of easy and affordable Web Med ... Read more...

According to New Temkin Group Research, Consumers Recommend USAA and JetBlue the Most, Citibank and HSBC the Least

22nd October 2014 14:29
According to New Temkin Group Research, Consumers Recommend USAA and JetBlue the Most, Citibank and HSBC the Least   Temkin Group released a new research report, "Net Promoter Score Benchmark Study, 2014", based on a study of 10,000 U.S. consumers. Net Promoter Score (NPS) has become a popular customer experience metri ... Read more...

KPMG Launches Enterprise Offering for UK’s Army of Small and Medium Businesses

21st October 2014 11:08
KPMG in the UK today announces the launch of KPMG Enterprise, a new strategic investment totalling £40m which will see the firm expand its service offerings to the growing network of 4.9 million privately-owned businesses across the UK. Included within KPMG Enterprise is KPMG’s new Small Business Accounting service, which combines cutting-edge ... Read more...

Robust Increases In Staff Placements And Pay in September

20th October 2014 11:23
September’s Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs showed further robust increases in both permanent appointments and temp billings in Scotland, albeit the rates of growth eased further from their respective recent highs. Meanwhile, there remained strong upward pressure on staff pay, particularly permanent starting salaries, as rising demand for employees contrasted with a further deterioration ... Read more...

Weinhold Legal Advised German Embassy On Palais Lobkowicz

16th October 2014 11:59
Weinhold Legal advised the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Embassy in Prague on the contemplated acquisition of the Prague-based Palais Lobkowicz, the seat of the German Embassy, from the Czech state. Following negotiations the parties agreed instead of a transfer on a long-term lease of the building by Germany.   ... Read more...

A Uniquely Welsh Route to Growth

15th October 2014 09:16
Welsh business needs to reshape its collective mind-set and to cast off some long-held cultural prejudices if it is to be fully competitive in the years ahead. That was the consensus of a recent round table event staged by ABN AMRO Commercial Finance, attended by business leaders and advisors from across the Principality, including representatives from Deloitte and Finance Wales. The gathering, wh ... Read more...

Software & Services Activity Rises Sharply in September

14th October 2014 09:57
Key points: Software & services tops growth rankings in September, followed by banks Business activity increases in 14 out of 19 detailed sectors  Construction materials sees quickest reduction of output of all sectors &l ... Read more...

Access To Finance Key Barrier to Starting and Growing a Business, Say UK’s Entrepreneurs

13th October 2014 10:40
Sourcing finance is the greatest barrier to setting up a new business for 50% of the UK’s entrepreneurs 46% reveal that fear of failure is second most important reason preventing entrepreneurs from starting a business Only a fifth would turn to a bank to help them grow their business – over a quart ... Read more...

Best Ways to Save Money on Online Shopping

By Webb Ward, Posted: 10th October 2014 11:44
The incredible achievement of online retailers has proved that online shopping is practiced, and trusted, by millions. Online shopping is easy and great, provides wide variety of items and competitive prices. It is really a great time-saver. If you want to have a new shopping experience then you should try online shopping. It's the method for shopping without bou ... Read more...

Report on Jobs: Slower Growth of Salaries and Placements in September

9th October 2014 12:42
Source: KPMG, October 2014 Permanent placements rise at slowest rate in ten months Growth in starting salaries moderates to f ... Read more...

Choppy Outlook for European IPO Market

8th October 2014 12:21
European markets were quieter than expected with the vast majority of the €6.6 billion proceeds being raised in July alone – but Q3 2014 proceeds were more than double those of Q3 2013 In London, 23 companies raised €1.9 billion in the quarter, in line with the same period in 2013 A number ... Read more...

Three-Quarters of GPs Need Support to Meet Investors’ Co-Investment Expectations

7th October 2014 11:38
An in-depth study published today by Investec Fund Finance reveals an industry confident in its future but needing to tackle issues ranging from compensation to the pressure to commit more personal wealth to new funds. Investec’s a ... Read more...

Downturn in Eurozone Retail Sector Continues as Sales Drop for Third Straight Month

6th October 2014 10:43
Sharpest fall in Eurozone retail sales for 17 months Germany and France both record faster decreases in sales Employment rises slightly, reflecting job creation at German retailers September saw a solid and accelerated decrease in Eurozone retail sales, the latest PMI figures from ... Read more...

Volume Of Global Goods Trade Set To Nearly Double By 2030

3rd October 2014 12:37
The volume of global goods trade is set to nearly double to around $18 trillion by the year 2030, according to analysis by PwC economists. And projections show there will be a reshuffling of the leading ‘actors’ on the global trade stage, with Asia becoming ever more important. As policymakers gather later this month in ... Read more...

The Four Ways to Grow Your Business in a Recession

By Lolita Di, Posted: 1st October 2014 10:31
It isn’t easy to grow a business in a recession, which is why so many small businesses have gone to the wall in the last few years. Competition is fierce in the global marketplace, so anything you can do to attract and maintain new clients could make the difference between growth and financial jeopardy. Thankfully, modern technology makes things a lot easier for small businesses, but if ... Read more...

CIPD Publishes New Study on Migration and the UK Labour Market

30th September 2014 10:30
Report finds growing businesses are engaging migrant labour for their experience and commitment, but also more likely to offer job entry opportunities in their local communities   Employers who’ve turned to EU migrants to fill vacancies in recent years say they’ve done so because these recruits have brought the experience ... Read more...

The Ever-Increasing Importance of Sustainability in Modern Life

By Webb Ward, Posted: 29th September 2014 11:26
What we have on this planet will not last forever, so it’s up to us to change the way we live so our children will not be left to deal with the consequences. ‘Sustainability’ is something that can be applied to many things in life, not just business. To be sustainable is to have the ability to work and succeed without having an adverse effect (or at least a minimal on ... Read more...

Mobile Advertising Revenues Continue To Boom

Digital Publisher Advertising Revenues from mobile up almost 70% year on year, Posted: 23rd September 2014 09:00
Deloitte, the business advisory firm and the Association of Online Publishers (AOP) today revealed that digital advertising revenues from UK publishers were up 9.1%* in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the same quarter in 2013. Revenue generated from mobile and tablet subscriptions and advertising were the fastest growing revenue stream for digital publishers, up by 69%**, from ... Read more...

Are there any commercial benefits of using Business eCards this Christmas?

By Webb Ward, Posted: 22nd September 2014 10:35
The idea behind using e-cards as a means of conveying your greetings to your clients is clear--- you end up saving time and money. Additionally, they are great alternatives to paper cards. With the much awaited Christmas round the corner, it’s clearly time to send out heart-warming wishes to your clients. Quite contrary to popular belief, business e-cards have not phased out in the age o ... Read more...

Cash Position And Margins Are Not Sustainable For The Future Of The UK Construction Industry, Says KPMG Report

19th September 2014 15:22
Analysis of the largest UK construction contractors indicates that despite greater deal-flow, the financial position of many contractors remains weak, with cash balances and margins down, according to a report published today by KPMG. The report  ... Read more...

High Impact HR - Gain the competitive advantage at this year’s CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition

18th September 2014 12:03
Professors Rita Gunther McGrath and Adam Grant to deliver keynotes at the conference and exhibition, Manchester, 5 – 6 November 2014   CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has announced the programme for this year’s ... Read more...

Big Decisions: Executives Rely More On Experience And Advice Than Data to Make Business-Defining Choices

17th September 2014 09:42
The great majority of executives around the world – 94% – say management of their company is prepared to make significant decisions about the strategic direction of their business, but barely one-third relied primarily on data and analytics when they made their last big decision. Executives' intuition or experience and the advice and experience of others in ... Read more...

Weybridge, a Business Location With the Amenities of a Major City Together with Countryside Charm

By Webb Ward, Posted: 16th September 2014 10:24
If you are looking for a business location that offers the convenience of being close to London, superb transport links with the rest of the country as well as international airports and the charm of the Surrey countryside, look no further than Weybridge. Transport connections ... Read more...

Lloyds Bank England & Wales Regional PMI: Widespread And Robust Improvement in Business Conditions During August

15th September 2014 10:08
Business conditions continued to improve across England and Wales in August, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Regional Purchasing Managers’ Index. Strong new business gains fuelled a broad-based upturn in output and employment levels, while input cost inflation remained subdued across both the manufacturing and service sectors during the latest survey period. ... Read more...

More Than Half of Family Businesses Struggling to Find External Finance to Fund Investment

12th September 2014 11:39
More than half of family-owned businesses in the UK are actively seeking external investment to fund growth plans, but many are failing to target the right investment partner according to new research from professional services firm KPMG. According to the report, Family matters: Financing family business growth through individual investors, more than a third (36% ... Read more...

The Unlikely Champions: Eurozone Periphery Grows Faster Than The Core

11th September 2014 10:23
While Germany, France and Italy all failed to grow in the second quarter of 2014, it was a chance for the so-called ‘soft core’ of the Eurozone to step out of the shadows, report PwC economists. The peripheral economies like Spain and Portugal have rebounded, with Spanish output growing by 0.6% quarter-on-quarter - the fastest rate in more tha ... Read more...

Rwanda's $21m Treasury Bond Listed on Stock Exchange, Reports KT Press

10th September 2014 09:37
Barely a week after it oversubscribed by 232%, Rwanda's RwF 15 billion, 5-year Treasury bond, has been listed at the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE). The bond, issued on Wednesday Morning, August 27, becomes the eleventh to be listed since 2008, as retail investors cheered up to participate in trading the instrument at the secondary ma ... Read more...

Why Have Money Transfers Become So Popular These Days?

By Webb Ward, Posted: 9th September 2014 10:08
Money transfers are often regarded as secure means of sending over money to your family members or to a business associate. In fact, this is considered to be a more convenient process nowadays, with cheques almost phasing out and “hard cash” not being treated as safe to be sent via post. It is often necessary to move money from your bank account to somebody else's, whet ... Read more...

The Cost of Sleeping in London

By Webb Ward, Posted: 8th September 2014 10:53
The cost of living in London has long been at a premium compared with the rest of the UK but how exactly do these costs compare across different types of accommodation and what does this mean for business? With arguments being put forward to raise London’s minimum wage to better reflect living costs, ... Read more...

Online Personal Finance Management Tools: How they Help You

By Webb Ward, Posted: 29th August 2014 09:35
In the wake of the ongoing economic meltdown, it has become all the more important for us to keep track of our personal finances. Perhaps, the existence of the online personal money management tools makes life a little easier. The PFM or Personal Finance Management technology guarantees that we take control of our expenditures (as far as it is practically possible) with the same degree of simplici ... Read more...

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Publishes Report on Latin America Market

28th August 2014 15:13
The Global Transaction Services business at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has published its annual report on the Latin America market, entitled “Driving Growth in Latin America.” The report, which appears in Treasury Management International magazine (TMI), includes a series of articles summarizing the challenges and opportunities for companies conducting business i ... Read more...

Banks Should Pre-Empt Potential Direction Of European Central Bank’s Comprehensive Assessment To Demonstrate Strength

27th August 2014 09:14
Ahead of the European Central Bank (ECB) taking charge of the prudential banking supervision of the Eurozone’s largest banks in November, KPMG is calling for banks to pre-empt the potential direction of the ECB’s Comprehensive Assessment, and not wait until the end of October to take action.    In what can be considered ... Read more...

Deloitte Reports Fourth Consecutive Year Of Revenue Growth And Invests For Future

26th August 2014 09:21
Revenue up 1.4% to £2.55 billion; Corporate finance grows by nearly 5%; New programmes launched to support business leaders of tomorrow; 72 new partners promoted or recruited; 3,500 people hired, including 1,500 entry-level positions taking total number o ... Read more...

Fire Safety for Business 2014

By Webb Ward, Posted: 22nd August 2014 08:51
In the time it takes to light a match, your business could be burning to the ground. Indeed, it only takes a shirking of basic fire safety legislation to see your building entirely and pitilessly razed in a blaze of flames, ash, melting plastic and phosphor. In 2012-13, ... Read more...

Eurozone Recovery Makes Steady Progress In August, As France Stabilises

21st August 2014 10:31
The Markit Flash Eurozone Composite Output Index gave back the ground it made in July, posting 52.8 in August, down from 53.8. The headline index has now remained above the neutral 50.0 mark for 14 successive months. Although the rate of increase was broadly in line with the average for the current sequence of expansion, it was nonetheless the joint-weakest in the year-t ... Read more...

Strong Start To A Potential Record Year For UK Hotel Transactions

20th August 2014 09:41
Hotel transaction activity across the UK totalled around £1.5bn in the first half of 2014, 65% higher than that reported in H2 2013 (c. £0.9bn), according to analysis by Deloitte. Nick van Marken, global head of hospi ... Read more...

Q2 2014 Strongest Quarter for Global Tech IPOs Since 2008

19th August 2014 10:49
IPOs in the technology sector exceeded industry expectations in the second quarter of 2014with more than two and a half times the number of tech IPOs compared with the same quarter last year, according to PwC’s Q2 2014 Global Technology IPO Review. Strong capital markets in the US and steadily improving worldwide economic conditions led to the record quarter for tech IPOs, wi ... Read more...

Why Use Corporate Parties To Promote Your Brand?

Guest Post by Lolita Di, Posted: 18th August 2014 10:28
Nowadays we live in an era where it is very important to figure out new, innovative ways to promote your brand. There are countless brandsthat do not understand this and still use the same techniques that were successful in the past. Similar to how manyindividuals nowadays do not use TV sets orbuy newspapers, the use of many promotional methods doesnot reach the target that it did in the past. ... Read more...

Get The Gavel On Your Employer With An Injury Claim

By Webb Ward, Posted: 15th August 2014 09:08
Slips, trips, falls and worse – they can all happen when you’re on the job. But, by and large, an accident in the workplace won’t be your fault. Your employer might be as nice as they come. They might shower you with rose petals upon entering your workplace, send you delightful emails with pictures of funny cats and wander around your office ... Read more...

LeBron James' Return to Cleveland Illustrates the Importance of Personal Relationships in Financial Advising

14th August 2014 12:03
 Pro Athlete Direct, the company that connects financial advisors with professional athlete clients, thinks that advisors should take note of the recent news that basketball star LeBron James is returning home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. For financial professionals who want to serve the pro athlete clientele, James' move reveals the premium that pro athletes place on pers ... Read more...

How Can Professional Translators Cater To Websites?

By Ozair Akhtar, Posted: 13th August 2014 09:22
In today’s ever competing and advance technological era, websites are considered a primary marketing tool as they have a global reach and profound impact. Cultural and language barriers are removed thanks to translation software integrated to particular sites such as “Wikipedia” and many others, relaying information clearly. Developing a website means yo ... Read more...

The Rise Of The Regions

By Webb Ward, Posted: 12th August 2014 10:28
Politicians of either wing may package it up differently, but there is a growing determination – right across the spectrum - to address the regional imbalance of Britain’s economic activity. The consensus is simply that something needs to be done to distribute the benefits of recovery beyond the already over-heated South East. It is an entrenched prob ... Read more...

Real Wage Squeeze Set To Continue As Strong Jobs Growth Fails To Translate Into Higher Productivity

North and Midlands lead way on strong recruitment intentions, Posted: 11th August 2014 10:21
CIPD has today released its quarterly Labour Market Outlook (LMO) survey report of 1,000 employers, revealing that wage growth is expected to remain weak even though output is growing strongly and the jobs market is buoyant. The ... Read more...

Deal Making Among Junior Oil & Gas Companies ‘Back On The Agenda’

8th August 2014 09:09
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) activity is escalating among junior oil and gas companies as they attempt to “diversify exploration risk and secure cash flows through producing assets”, according to EY’s latest Oil and Gas Eye. ... Read more...

Africa: Growth is on the horizon but where should you look?

7th August 2014 09:17
CEOs around the world are increasingly recognising the untapped potential of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This is driven by Africa's unparalleled demographic edge as, by 2040, it is expected to have the biggest labour force in the world and be experiencing faster economic growth than any other region, according to a new PwC report. The projections are contained in t ... Read more...

SMEs Need To Do More To Adapt To A Changing, Age Diverse Workforce

6th August 2014 08:52
Small medium-sized enterprises are putting their growth at risk by failing to adapt to the changing workforce as almost half admit having no activities in place to ensure they have access to enough skilled and diverse people of all ages. That is according to the latest research from CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, and the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives into SM ... Read more...

Professional Translation Services vs. Machine Translations

By Ozair Akhtar, Posted: 5th August 2014 09:02
Today, businesses have realised the need of translating web content into different international languages to make their business websites globally accessible, readable and easily understandable. However, the saddening part is, businesses are opting for automated translations to get their web content translated in no downtime, thinking that machine translations are an adequate replacement to human ... Read more...

Global Manufacturing Growth Holds Steady at Start of Q3

J.P.Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI, Posted: 4th August 2014 09:58
The global manufacturing sector started the third quarter in a similar vein to the end of the second. At 52.5 in July, the J.P.Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI™ – a composite index1produced by JPMorgan and Markit in association with ISM and IFPSM – was little-changed from June’s four-month high of 52.6. Rates of growth in output and new orders were also broad ... Read more...

'Traditional' Banks May Not Exist By 2025

1st August 2014 10:09
A new report from PwC suggests that, by as soon as 2025 – 2030, a market economy could readily exist without banks of the traditional kind. The report, The Future Shape of Banking, says that as barriers to entry for non-banks to provide formerly ‘core’ banking services continues to decline, the business models of today’s banks will be ch ... Read more...

The Alternatives To Your Economic Business Blues

By Webb Ward, Posted: 31st July 2014 09:43
You can still hear that catastrophic boom – it’s the sound of 2008’s economic meltdown bringing the global banking institution to its knees. And while banks and businesses slowly recover, the seismic impact of 2008 is still being felt by smaller businesses.   Indeed, in 2011  ... Read more...

Agents appointed to sell the iconic Gherkin in the City of London

30th July 2014 09:27
Savills and Deloitte Real Estate have been jointly instructed to sell The Gherkin at 30 St Mary Axe in the City of London following the appointment of Phil Bowers, Neville Kahn and Alex Adam of Deloitte LLP as the Joint Fixed Charge Receivers on the landmark office building. Marketing of this iconic 505,000 sq ft (46,914 sq m) office building is about to commence ... Read more...

RBS to Announce Preliminary Interim Result 2014

29th July 2014 09:38
RBS is today issuing an update in respect of its financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2014. The interim results processes are in progress and the financial results are subject to finalisation and approval by the Board. RBS will announce its 2014 Half Year Results on 1 August 2014. Key points ... Read more...

Young Wealth Creators Key to Generating Jobs and Growth in UK Cities, says KPMG

28th July 2014 09:37
With some of the lowest gross domestic product (GDP) rates in the developed world, UK cities outside London must reinvent themselves as magnets for young wealth creators, in order to generate long terms economic growth, according to the new research by KPMG. Drawing on extensive interviews and economic analysis, KPMG’s Magnet Cities re ... Read more...

Corporate Debt in Asia Rises

25th July 2014 09:57
Asia’s corporate debt has risen sharply since the 2008 global financial crisis but debt-to-equity ratios among listed firms in most markets are still much lower today than in 1996, just before the Asian financial crisis. Total debt of non-financial corporations as a share of GDP – including our estimate of bank lending and bonds – has increa ... Read more...

New York State's Credit Rating Raised by S&P

24th July 2014 10:08
New York’s credit rating was raised to AA+ from AA by Standard & Poor’s, which cited strong fiscal management after Governor Andrew Cuomo won his fourth consecutive on- ... Read more...

Businesses Take Action to Reduce Youth Unemployment

CIPD report reveals shift in employer attitudes towards young people, Posted: 23rd July 2014 09:17
The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has released a report analysing recent trends in youth unemployment. The report marks two years since the CIPD launched ‘Learning to Work’ - a programme of work focused on increasing employer engagement with young people.   The report, ... Read more...

High Net Worth Business Owners: The New Philanthropists

22nd July 2014 09:22
In a recent study launched by Standard Chartered Private Bank ("the Private Bank") in partnership with Campden Wealth Research, the Private Bank found that High Net Worth (HNW) business owners in Asia, Africa and the Middle East are highly focused on growing their businesses, and that personal wealth ambitions come second. The research has also revealed that amidst this focus on ... Read more...

BoE: UK Lenders Starting to Support Business Investment Plans

21st July 2014 09:34
Net lending to UK businesses was positive in the three months to May, in contrast to a negative flow in the previous period. Theannual rate of growth in the stock of lending to both small and medium-sized enterprises and large businesses remained negative. Mortgage approvals by all UK-resident mortgage lenders for house purchase fell. Contacts of the Bank’s network of Agent ... Read more...

Combination of factors sees drop in deals and drilling in North Sea

18th July 2014 09:34
Oil and gas firms may be adopting a “wait and see” approach before making further investment decisions in the North Sea, according to a new report from Deloitte. The report, which details drilling, licensing and deal activity across North West Europe over the second quarter of 2014 and was compiled by Deloitte’s Petroleum Se ... Read more...

Bank of America Reports Second-quarter 2014 Net Income of $2.3 Billion, on Revenue of $22.0 Billion

17th July 2014 10:19
Bank of America Corporation yesterday reported net income of $2.3 billion, or $0.19 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2014, compared to net income of $4.0 billion, or $0.32 per diluted share, in the year-ago period. Revenue, net of interest expense, on an FTE basis declined 4 percent from the second quarter of 2013 to $22.0 billion. " ... Read more...

Markit Release Global Business Outlook Survey

16th July 2014 09:39
Worldwide business optimism has waned compared to the two-year high seen earlier in 2014, according to the latest Markit Global Business Outlook Survey. Expectations about future business activity growth fell slightly, with future hiring and investment intentions deteriorating especially markedly. The cooling of sentiment is in part reflecting the growing reality of poli ... Read more...

Medium sized businesses get a raw deal from UK tax system

15th July 2014 09:41
The medium-sized business (MSB) segment is already thriving and a key contributor to the UK economy. It also has the potential to further drive business growth and job creation but they are being held back by the UK tax system, a new CBI / Grant Thornton report reveals. ... Read more...

Britain embraces £1billion-a-day digital banking “revolution”

14th July 2014 11:32
Mobile and internet banking is now being used for transactions worth nearly £1 billion a day, according to a major industry-wide report into consumer-friendly technology by the BBA and EY. The second Way We Bank Now report also shows that millions of c ... Read more...

UK businesses must embrace RMB to make China trade ambition a reality

11th July 2014 09:53
Businesses in the UK are much more optimistic about growing their trade than international competitors, but still lag in RMB use, a new survey from HSBC Commercial Banking has shown.   Nearly nine out of 10 UK companies already doing business in mainland China (86 per cent) expect trade to increase in the next 12 months. This compares with 63 per cent in France, ... Read more...

Export expectations drive business optimism to new high

10th July 2014 09:42
New research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) has uncovered an unprecedented boost in plans to increase exports, driving levels of business optimism to record highs. The growth in business optimism is particularly high in Europe, with UK optimism the highest at 8 ... Read more...

Global Real Estate Activity Surges in June

Tom Unwin, Posted: 9th July 2014 09:10
Key points:  Real estate is top-ranked global sector, closely followed by healthcare services All detailed sectors record rising activity  Service sectors dominate growth rankings  Global Sector PMI data from Markit showed tha ... Read more...

Policy Changes Worry CFOs

Tom Unwin, Posted: 8th July 2014 09:03
Policy change has emerged as the biggest concern for chief financial officers, ahead of economic uncertainty, according to the Deloitte CFO Survey for Q2 2014. CFOs were asked to rate (on a scale of 0 to 100) the level of risk individual policy issues pose to their business. CFOs gave the 2015 General Election and a potential referendum on the UK’s EU m ... Read more...

The Church is Set to Take on Britain's Biggest Lenders

By Webb Ward, Posted: 7th July 2014 09:05
The Church of England, backed by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, has pledged to reduce the power of some of Britain’s biggest lenders and take them on at their own game by launching a new scheme that will place credit unions at the heart of Britain’s churches.   One of the first examples of the Church’s plan of action is a ... Read more...

Pharma R&D innovation showing signs of life after decade of decline

4th July 2014 09:52
After a decade of decline, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies may have finally turned a corner in their efforts to get more from their substantial investment in research and development, according to new research from KPMG. The report,  ... Read more...

Business transformation needed to address mining productivity

3rd July 2014 09:09
The decade-long decline in productivity in the global mining sector will require complete business transformations to reverse, according to a new EY report. Commenting on the release today of Productivity in mining: A case for broad transformation, EY Global Mining & Metals Advisory Leader, Paul Mitchell, says early efforts t ... Read more...

US Businesses Eclipsing the Rest of the World

2nd July 2014 09:54
The United States now boasts nearly half of the world’s 100 most valuable companies with 47 companies compared to 42 five years ago, and 33 in 2008, a PwC study has found.  The research, conducted by PwC’s IPOs Centre finds that between 2009 and 2014, the total market capitalisation of the world’s top 100 companies ballooned ... Read more...

Eurozone Manufacturing Recovery Slows as French Downturn Deepens

1st July 2014 09:50
The recovery in the Eurozone manufacturing sector was extended to a twelfth successive month in June. Signs that the upturn is losing momentum were still evident, however, as growth of both output and new orders slowed since May.  The final seasonally adjusted Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI dipped to a seven-month low of 51.8, down from 52.2 in the prior month and below the earlier fla ... Read more...

Deutcshe Bank Successfully Completes Capital Increase

30th June 2014 09:27
Deutsche Bank AG (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB) has completed the capital increase from authorized capital against cash contributions it announced on 18 May 2014. The number of shares of Deutsche Bank AG has increased by 359.8 million, from 1,019.5 million to 1,379.3 million, reflecting both the capital increase without subscription rights of 59.9 million shares completed earlier, and th ... Read more...

Eurozone Businesses Maintain Steady Growth

23rd May 2014 11:36
PMI edges lower in May but Eurozone remains on course for best quarter for three years Flash Eurozone PMI Composite Output Index at 53.9 (54.0 in April). 2-month low. Flash Eurozone Services PMI Activity Index 53.5 (53.1 in April). 35-month high. Flash Eurozone Manufacturing PMI at 52.5 (53.4 in April). 6-month low.&l ... Read more...

Barclays Fined £26m Over Gold Scandal And Trader Banned

23rd May 2014 09:53
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Barclays Bank Plc (Barclays) £26,033,500 for failing to adequately manage conflicts of interest between itself and its customers as well as systems and controls failings, in relation to the Gold Fixing. These failures continued from 2004 to 2013. On 28 June 2012, former Barclays trader Daniel James Plunkett exploi ... Read more...

Political Uncertainty Hinders Investment

21st May 2014 09:39
The focus of business concern has shifted towards political risks and has become a critical factor in investment decisions, CBI President Sir Mike Rake will say in a speech to business leaders and senior politicians tonight. Speaking at the CBI’s Annual Dinner, at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, Sir Mike will say that while the economic recovery is gathering ... Read more...

Consumer Prices Index Rises to 1.8%

20th May 2014 15:45
The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) grew by 1.8% in the year to April 2014, up from 1.6% in March. Increases in transport costs, notably air fares, sea fares and motor fuels, provided the largest contribution to the rise in the rate. An overall fall in the price of food was the largest offsetting factor. The timing of Easter is likely to have had a ... Read more...

Deutsche Bank Increases Capital With The Belief It Will Strengthen Finances

19th May 2014 12:19
Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB) today announced a capital increase with proceeds expected to be approximately EUR 8 billion. The capital increase will include an ex-rights issue of EUR 1.75 billion which has already been placed with an anchor investor and a fully underwritten rights issue. The rights issue is expected to raise EUR 6.3 billon of new equity.  ... Read more...

FCA Cracks Down On Consumer Credit Advertising

16th May 2014 10:26
Credit firms need to do more to ensure their adverts and promotions do not mislead potential customers. The findings come as Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) statistics show that one in five adverts from consumer credit firms, for products including payday loans, fell short of the FCA’s financial promotion expectations - although most firms were quick to make changes once the shortcomin ... Read more...

Sony Announces Losses

15th May 2014 15:14
Consolidated Results for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2014 Sales and operating revenue (“sales”) were 7,767.3 billion yen (75,410 million U.S. dollars), an increase of 14.3% compared to the previous fiscal year (“year-on-year”). This increase was primarily due to the favorable impact of foreign excha ... Read more...

Women Advance In FTSE 100 But More Needs To Be Done Says New Report

14th May 2014 17:02
All FTSE 100 manufacturers now have a woman on the board, but more needs to be done says new report The report shows just how many women are at board level in the largest manufacturing companies and how vital women are to the sector. Heading in the right direction: every FTSE 100 manufacturer now has at least one woman on their board ... Read more...

Bank Of England Maintains Interest Rate And Upgrades Economic Growth Forecast To 2.9% For 2015

14th May 2014 10:59
The recent strong performance of the UK economy has continued.  Output has grown robustly, unemployment has fallen further and inflation is close to the 2% target.  A gradual strengthening in productivity and real incomes, together with growing confidence of companies to invest, should underpin the durability of the expansion.  The economy remains on course to meet the M ... Read more...

Gone Are The Days When Banks Are Too Big To Fail

13th May 2014 12:58
In a speech on Tuesday, Jon Cunliffe reviews the progress made by regulators in addressing the issue of Too Big To Fail and sets out some remaining issues. He describes the two-pronged approach taken by regulators: first, to reduce, but not eliminate, the probability of failure by increasing the resilience of financial institutions; second, managing the impact of failure via the resolution framewo ... Read more...

April Like-For-Like Retail Sales Up 4.2% BRC-KPMG

13th May 2014 09:56
UK retail sales were up 4.2% on a like-for-like basis from April 2013, when they had decreased 2.2% on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 5.7%, against a 0.6% fall in April 2013. Growth was positively distorted by the timing of Easter. UK retail sales were up 4.2% on a like-for-like basis from April 2013, when they had decreased 2.2% on the preceding yea ... Read more...

Anger Over Gary Barlow’s Tax Affairs Is Misplaced

12th May 2014 15:05
The furore over Gary Barlow’s tax affairs is misplaced and morphing into a witch hunt, says the UK Head of Financial Planning of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations.   The comments come from Kevin White of deVere United Kingdom, the UK division of deVere Group, after a judge ruled that Barlow and two other m ... Read more...

CBI Upgrades Growth But Warns Party Politics Could Risk Investments

12th May 2014 09:40
Growth is predicted to rise to 3.0% in 2014 and the CBI unveils businesses’ priorities ahead of 2015 general election The CBI today upgraded its forecast for GDP growth as the recovery continues to take hold. But it warned politicians of all shades to put incentivising business investment ahead of short-term electioneering. The UK& ... Read more...

Advertising Giants Publicis And Omnicom Call Off $35bn Merger

9th May 2014 10:13
Publicis Groupe S.A. (Euronext Paris: PUB) and Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) yesterday jointly announced that they have terminated their proposed merger of equals by mutual agreement, in view of difficulties in completing the transaction within a reasonable timeframe. The parties have released each other from all obligations with respect to the proposed transaction, and ... Read more...

Great Recession In The UK Nearly Over Says National Institute of Economic and Social Research

9th May 2014 09:55
The economy will grow by 2.9 per cent in 2014 and 2.4 per cent in 2015. Unemployment will average about 6.5 per cent this year. CPI inflation will stay close to the 2 per cent target. On current plans the public sector finances will be in surplus in 2018–19. After growing only very ... Read more...

Morrisons Sales Fall 7.%

8th May 2014 12:21
As anticipated the market has continued to be competitive throughout the period. In the 13 weeks to the 4 May 2014, total sales* excluding fuel were down by 4.2% (down 5.6% including fuel) and like for like sales* were down 7.1% (8.2% including fuel).   In March we announced plans to realise savings of £1bn over the coming three years to strengthen our ... Read more...

Barclays Slashes 7000 Investment Bank Jobs

8th May 2014 12:16
Barclays Chief Executive Officer Antony Jenkins and Group Finance Director Tushar Morzaria will today update investors on the results of the Group Strategy Review. This will outline the path to deliver the Transform objective of a sustainable return on equity above the cost of equity in a changed regulatory and economic environment. As a result of these changes, our determination to become the &am ... Read more...

Chinas technology giant Alibaba files for IPO in US

7th May 2014 15:36
Chinese Alibaba Group, the e commerce and technology giant, filed plans on Tuesday for an IPO in the US. The documents set the stage for what is expected to be one of the biggest technology stock sales in history. The Group is seeking to raise $1 billion (£589m) however considering it makes more than Amazon and EBay combined, analysts believe the figure is like ... Read more...

Are Forex Trading Courses Worth the Money?

7th May 2014 11:53
The foreign currency markets are often touted as an easy way to make money. However, getting started with forex trading can be difficult and confusing for beginners. Which broker should you use? What do those strange charts mean? How does margin and leverage work? There are many training courses and seminars that offer would-be investors an insight into the world of fore ... Read more...

Eurozone economic growth at three-year high, as output expands across the big-four nations

6th May 2014 14:17
The recovery in the Eurozone economy gathered pace at the start of the second quarter, with the combined output of the manufacturing and service sectors rising at the fastest pace for almost three years in April. The outlook for the upturn was also positive, with new orders and backlogs of work rising further and a return to growth for employment. At 54.0 in April, uncha ... Read more...

Get Expert Support for All Aspects of Chemical Hazard and Risk Assessment

5th May 2014 10:58
Toxicology is a highly technical and wide ranging science, and there are a number of industries that have important toxicological areas where assistance may be needed. This could be pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food, biocidal products, consumer products, plant protection products or animal feed products. ... Read more...

Pfizer Sends Letter To RT Hon David Cameron MP Regarding Commitments If Proposed Combination With AstraZeneca Is Completed

2nd May 2014 12:43
New York, NY, May 2, 2014 – Pfizer Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ian Read, today sent the following letter to the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, with respect to Pfizer’s commitment to the U.K. and its life sciences agenda following the company’s proposal made to AstraZeneca on May 2, 2014. Rt Hon David Cameron MP 10 Downing St ... Read more...

Improve Customer Retention through Helpful Software Packages

By Webb Ward, Posted: 2nd May 2014 08:39
Getting your customers to return to your business and spend more money each time is something that all businesses can benefit from.  Customer loyalty is hugely important and is more cost effective than obtaining new customers, but how do you go about doing this? &nb ... Read more...

United Kingdom v Council

30th April 2014 12:08
The Court dismisses the action brought by the United Kingdom against the decision authorising eleven Member States to establish enhanced cooperation in the area of financial transaction tax The arguments relied on by the United Kingdom are directed at the elements of a future tax and not at the authorisation to establish enhanced cooperation In ... Read more...

Working Ways to Stay Clear of Nasty Chargebacks

By Webb Ward, Posted: 29th April 2014 10:18
Unfortunately, chargebacks are inevitable for businesses accepting credit cards, for several credit card holders’ dispute previously-made transactions on daily basis.  While the most common reason is returned merchandise, there can be many other issues responsible for chargebacks, including a mistake made by the merchant, a stolen credit card, terminated services and fraud.& ... Read more...

Pfizer Seeks Takeover Of AstraZeneca

By Maria Kalifa, Posted: 28th April 2014 16:27
American Pharmacutical giant, Pfizer, tells The City, it is profoundly interesting in seeking the  biggest ever foreign takeover of a UK company and AstraZeneca shuns them a second time.  It would be one of the biggest pharmaceutical deals ever and doing so would create a new incorporated holding company. It would also be one of the most expensive forei ... Read more...

General Motors Profits Down By 88% Due To Product Recall

25th April 2014 13:12
General Motors today announced first quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $0.1 billion, or $0.06 per diluted share. Strong core operating performance during the quarter was more than offset by a net loss from special items of $0.4 billion, or $(0.23) per diluted share, and a $1.3 billion pre-tax charge primarily for the cost of recall-related repairs, or $(0.48) per diluted sh ... Read more...

Minutes Of The Monetary Policy Committee Meeting

23rd April 2014 12:06
These are the minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee meeting held on 9 April 2014. MINUTES OF THE MONETARY POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 9 APRIL 2014 Before turning to its immediate policy decision, the Committee discussed financial market developments; the international economy; money, credit, demand and outp ... Read more...

OECD: Your guide to BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting)

22nd April 2014 12:44
In an increasingly interconnected world, national tax laws have not kept pace with global corporations, fluid capital, and the digital economy, leaving gaps that can be exploited by companies who avoid taxation in their home countries by pushing activities abroad to low or no tax jurisdictions. This undermines the fairness and integrity of tax systems. The project, quickly known as BEPS (Base Eros ... Read more...

Ten Factors that Affect Your Car Insurance Premiums

By Webb Ward, Posted: 22nd April 2014 09:04
You understand that car insurance is essential for offering you financial and legal security if you get into an accident or have your car stolen, but you also want to save money wherever possible.  How do you choose a car insurance package that makes financial sense?  Which factors affect how much you pay for your car insurance premiums?  Understanding the different leve ... Read more...

Co-op Group reports £2.5bn loss, The Group’s Chief Executive’s statement

17th April 2014 14:20
Group Chief Executive Statement A disastrous year – 2013 I joined the Group in the summer of 2013 as your Interim Finance Director, and have since taken on the role of Interim Chief Executive. At both points, the Group faced a crisis. This annual report goes some way to explaining how this happened, and what we intend to do about it. ... Read more...

Employment has biggest rise in a generation: 30.39 million people are in work.

16th April 2014 10:57
Latest estimates for December 2013 to February 2014 show that employment continued to increase, unemployment continued to fall, as did the number of economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64. These changes continue the general direction of movement over the past two years. At 2.24 million for December 2013 to February 2014, unemployment was 77,000 lower than for Se ... Read more...

CPI falls to 1.6%

15th April 2014 12:30
The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) grew by 1.6% in the year to March 2014, down from 1.7% in February. The largest contribution to the fall in the rate came from transport, particularly motor fuels. Other smaller downward effects came from the clothing and furniture & household goods sectors. These were partially offset by upward contribut ... Read more...

BRC reports LACK OF EASTER IN MARCH HELPS ONLINE SALES

15th April 2014 09:45
Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 12.8% in March versus a year earlier. In March 2013, they had increased by 6.2% over the previous year. In March, online sales represented 17.3% of total Non-Food sales of our Monitor, against 15.8% in March 2013. Furniture saw a decline, while the Other Non-Food category was the strongest contributor to growt ... Read more...

How students use Annotated Bibliography

14th April 2014 08:29
 In order for one to write an annotated bibliography he needs to understand what is the purpose of an actual bibliography. In short annotated bibliography is an alphabetical list of sources used in a given paper. Usually annotated bibliography is required when the paper is long and a huge research work has been performed. Annotated bibliography is required for a research paper for example ... Read more...

Older People Should Shop Around for Travel Insurance

By Webb Ward, Posted: 11th April 2014 08:54
As you age certain insurance bills might fall, such as car insurance and home insurance.  But not travel insurance.  The older you are the more expensive it gets.  However, it is possible to get good deals on travel insurance for seniors.  The secret is to shop around.   Search for best deals ... Read more...

Hewlett-Packard Russia Agrees to Plead Guilty to Foreign Bribery

10th April 2014 09:25
HP Subsidiaries in Poland and Mexico Also Admit Misconduct; HP to Pay More Than $100 Million in Criminal and Regulatory Penalties to the Department of Justice and the Sec ZAO Hewlett-Packard A.O. (HP Russia), an international subsidiary of the California technology company Hewlett-Packard Company (HP Co.), has agreed to plead guilty to felony violations of the Foreign Co ... Read more...

IMF forecasts UK growth at 2.9%

9th April 2014 10:25
The dynamics that were emerging at the time of the last WEO in October are becoming more visible. Put simply, the recovery is strengthening. We forecast world growth to be 3.6 percent this year, 2014, 3.9 percent next year, up from 3.3 percent in 2013. So, a substantial improvement. Let me do the usual quick tour of the world, starting with advanced economies. In advance ... Read more...

Eurozone retail sales fall in March

7th April 2014 12:36
Key points: Sales fall for second month in a row… but rate of decline eases Employment and purchasing activity dip in line with sales Summary of findings:   March retail PMI® data from Markit showed a second straight monthly fall in sales across the Eurozone retail sector. That s ... Read more...

Largarde reports economy is recovering but faces several obstacles

4th April 2014 10:47
The global economy is turning the corner of the Great Recession, although overall growth remains too slow and weak, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said. In a speech at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington ahead of the 2014 IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings, Lagarde added that “a modest and fragile recovery is under way that no ... Read more...

House prices increase

2nd April 2014 11:10
UK house prices increased by 0.4% in March and were 9.5% higher than March 2013 Prices are around 3% below 2007 peak Commenting on the figures, Robert Gardner, Nationwide's Chief Economist, said: “There is little doubt that the recovery in the housing market is now firmly established, with activity levels picking up and house ... Read more...

FCA warn of clone firms

28th March 2014 14:11
This is what we call a 'clone firm'; and fraudsters usually use this tactic when contacting people out of the blue, so you should be especially wary if you have been cold called. They may use the name of the genuine firm, the 'firm reference number' (FRN) we have given the authorised firm or other details. You can find out more about&n ... Read more...

Ofgem calls on CMA to investigate the ‘Big six’

27th March 2014 14:45
Ofgem proposes the CMA investigates the market to consider once and for all whether there are further barriers to effective competition Profit increases and recent price rises have intensified public distrust of suppliers and highlight the need for a market investigation to clear the air Ofgem’s reforms come fully into force from Apri ... Read more...

Find jobs in London

27th March 2014 08:54
Usually, if people wanted to get information regarding job openings they had two real options. At first, they could wait for the news about job openings to be published in the local newspaper or using other news resources. Secondly, people could find information about openings by contacting probable employers directly. Every of these options can be rather helpful effecti ... Read more...

Nick v Nigel

26th March 2014 11:04
Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage are going to debate whether Britain should be IN or OUT of Europe. This will be the first time two party leaders have debated our membership of the EU. The first debate is going to take place on LBC radio on Wednesday 26 March from 7-8pm. A televised debate will then take place on BBC Two on Wednesday 2 April from 7- ... Read more...

Inflation Decreases

25th March 2014 17:03
The rate of inflation faced by households fell to 1.7% in the year to February 2014. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) – the headline measure of inflation – grew by 1.7% in the year ending February 2014, down from 1.9% in January. Putting the CPI figure into context, a basket of shopping that cost £100.00 in February 2013 would have cost £101.70 in February 20 ... Read more...

Zuckerberg gives up on Obama and powers citizens

By Maria Khalifa, Posted: 20th March 2014 11:43
As a young senator in 2007 Barrack Obama gave a speech about terrorism. The then senator Obama said he wanted to “track and take out terrorists without undermining our constitution and freedoms1”.  He mocked the Bush administration and some of his most famous words are “No more illegal wire-tapping of Amer ... Read more...

The Hidden Benefits of Contents Insurance

By Webb Ward, Posted: 14th March 2014 08:47
Everyone knows that home and contents insurance allows you to recover losses under a variety of circumstances but most don't realize that there are a number of hidden benefits available in some policies. Contents insurance is vital to any home owner but don't just purchase any policy that offers you basic cover for your possessions. If you shop around and are careful you can get po ... Read more...

Five Sparkling Reasons to Invest In a Cleaning Franchise

By Webb Ward, Posted: 28th February 2014 08:55
Fancy investing in a franchise?  Make a cleaning business your first choice.             Why? Because according to the Cleaning Industry National Training Organisation, the scrubbing sector in the UK is worth a staggering £10bn – which means the ... Read more...

Anna Bartunkova Strengthens the Weinhold Legal Team

7th February 2014 10:39
Weinhold Legal has strengthened its expertise in labour law and litigation with the arrival of Senior Attorney-at-Law, Anna Bartunkova.   Ever since the establishment of the Prague office in 1996 and the subsequent founding of the Bratislava branch office in 1998, the legal practice of Weinhold Legal has maintained a strong presence in the Czech/Slovak markets.&a ... Read more...

Employers adopt flexible approach to working patterns in effort to reduce absence levels, finds CIPD/Simplyhealth Absence survey

14th October 2013 14:59
The number of employers making changes to working patterns in a positive move to try and reduce long-term absence levels has increased by 20% in the last year alone, according to figures released today by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. The annual ... Read more...

SEC Proposes New Pay Ratios Rules

By David Lavan and Mary Newman, Dinsmore & Shohl, Posted: 9th October 2013 14:11
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”), by a 3-2 vote, proposed rules to require companies to disclose the median annual total compensation of all employees and the ratio of that median to the annual total compensation of the company’s chief executive officer. These proposals are designed to implement Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Ref ... Read more...

How Small Loan Companies Are Affecting the Economy

By Alan Starc, Posted: 4th October 2013 08:59
Stop for a moment and pay a little bit of attention to the countless advertisements on the web.  Now, browse your local newspaper and you will find a common denominator there; small loan companies advertised everywhere!  As time goes by, it seems to be easier to get payday loans or apply for a small personal loan.  However, far from being good news, all these small loan ... Read more...

Forex: Its Merits & Demerits Explored

By Alan Starc, Posted: 1st October 2013 09:13
There is no doubt that the Forex market today has become of the most lucrative options for traders.  Since, opportunities to make it big here are not restricted only to hardcore investors or businessmen, people from different fields are willing to invest on a regular basis.  As per reports something of around USD 4 trillion is traded here on a regular basis, thus making it easy f ... Read more...

Covington Expands European Financial Services Offering with Charlotte Hill

13th September 2013 09:45
Covington & Burling is pleased to announce that Charlotte Hill has joined the London office as partner, strengthening the firm’s ability to advise clients on EU and UK financial regulatory matters.  Ms. Hill advises financial institutions on regulatory and commercial matters and has extensive experience assisting fund management companies, bank ... Read more...

US District Court Vacates SEC’s Extractive Industry Payment Disclosure Rule

By Fasken Martineau LLP, Posted: 10th July 2013 11:05
On 2 July, 2013, the US District Court for the District of Columbia (“DC District Court”) granted summary judgement in favour of a group of plaintiff’s in their challenge to the new transparency rules adopted by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act that would have re ... Read more...

Bright Grey Relevant Life Policy: Why Should You Opt for its Services?

By Alan Starc, Posted: 29th May 2013 17:06
The relevant life policy is a type of insurance cover that has been introduced in the market recently.  It is mainly secured by employers of small businesses who want to set up a death in service benefitfor their employees in a tax efficient way.  One of the most well known insurance companies in the United Kingdom providing this cover is the ... Read more...

Employers are from Mars, young people are from Venus

25th April 2013 14:57
CIPD research reveals a gulf in expectations between young people and employers that is contributing to high levels of youth unemployment   There is a clear mismatch between employers' expectations of young people during the recruitment process and young people's understanding of what is expected of them.  This is hin ... Read more...

Increasing disconnect between risk-reward profile of high yield corporate bonds and investor behaviour, warns S&P Capital IQ

14th March 2013 11:36
Investor behaviour does not reflect the declining yields of European high yield debt and the weakening outlook for this investment, according to a report by S&P Capital IQ entitled “High Yield Corporate Bonds: Still a Risk Worth Taking?”   S&P Capital IQ found that yields on European high yield debt have been decreasing by an a ... Read more...

The Physics of Finance Predicting the Unpredictable: Can Science Beat the Market?

By James Owen Weatherall, Posted: 6th February 2013 15:05
A book which reveals the people and ideas on the cusp of a new era in finance…   After the economic meltdown of 2008, many pundits placed the blame on ‘complex financial instruments" like derivatives, and the physicists and mathematicians who dreamed them up. But a young academic named James Owen Weather ... Read more...

HMV Going Into Administration

15th January 2013 10:12
With the news that HMV is expected to go into administration today and become the latest casualty in the battle between online and traditional stores, Rupert Eastell, Baker Tilly's Head of Retail , says this is yet another blow for the UK High Street: "As one of the best-known household names, the closure of HMV is likely to damage consumer confidence ev ... Read more...

Casewise extends A&P Consulting relationship

19th December 2012 10:47
Leading software and consultancy solutions organisation Casewise has strengthened its European presence with the renewal of its reseller partnership with A&P Consulting, a leading Italian governance systems organisation.   The renewed contract, which will run for the next three years, places A&P Consulting as the exclusive Italian distributor of C ... Read more...

Gamification Q&A with Alexandre Wentzo, CEO, Casewise

19th November 2012 09:03
Could you give a general overview of the gamification sector and why businesses should implement it? Gamification is an emerging business and social trend that has started being popularised as the next big thing in marketing.  Today’s use of the term seems to fluctuate between two major ideas: The ... Read more...

easyJet celebrates Birmingham to Belfast inaugural flight

22nd October 2012 08:51
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, is today celebrating the inaugural flight from Birmingham Airport to Belfast International Airport. The new route will initially be a daily service, however from 29th October it will increase to two flights a day on weekdays, and one on weekends. It will mainly serve the region’s business passengers by providing flex ... Read more...

Cascade Technologies is named one of Britain's fastest growing private technology companies

19th September 2012 08:26
Gas sensing instruments manufacturer, Cascade Technologies, which was backed by Panoramic Growth Equity (PGE), the leading equity investor in fast growing, entrepreneurial companies, in May 2011, today announced that it has been listed as one of Britain’s 100 fastest growing private technology companies. Tech Track 100 is produced by Fast Track. Stirlin ... Read more...

FTSE 250 executive pension costs fall as tax limits drive companies to smaller, more flexible pensions

12th September 2012 10:29
LCP has today published its annual FTSE 250 Executive Pensions Survey 2012. The survey provides a comprehensive analysis of FTSE 250 executive pensions, looking at how they have changed in format and size over the past two years.   The 2012 survey demonstrates that the cost of pensions within the average remuneration package of a FTSE 250 executive has fallen by ... Read more...

Ecover creates the world's largest green cleaning company with Method acquisition

5th September 2012 13:42
Pioneering cleaning brand Ecover has today announced the creation of the world's largest green cleaning product company with the acquisition of San Francisco-based Method - leaders in premium planet friendly and design-driven home, fabric and personal care products. Joining forces on a mission to make green the new normal, the acquisition will see the two companies benefit fro ... Read more...

Apple v. Samsung: Samsung Moves to Preclude Apple from Commenting on Samsung's Failure to Call Certain Witnesses at Trial

By Stan Gibson, Posted: 23rd August 2012 09:59
As the patent trial between Samsung and Apple continues, Samsung moved to preclude Apple from either eliciting testimony or attorney comment on Samsung's failure to call certain witnesses to testify at trial. In its motion, Samsung asserted that permitting such testimony would be prejudicial and would be inappropriate because the district court limited the parties to a 25-hour trial time l ... Read more...

PwC predicts a potential 20% bounce back in bank valuations over 1-2 years as investor confidence returns and the cost of equity subsides

14th August 2012 08:53
Banking industry reforms and weak growth will keep bank equity returns at around 10%, but reduced equity costs and renewed investor confidence could allow a steady return to economic profitability and a strong recovery in share prices, according to a new PwC report, “Banking industry reform – A new equilibrium”, launched today.  While expectations ... Read more...

Challenge to Plaintiff's Damage Expert's Opinion on Reasonable Royalty Successful Where Expert Relied on Hypothetical Negotiation That Would Have Resulted in Financially Catastrophic Agreement for Defendants

By Stan Gibson, Posted: 28th July 2012 13:02
Defendants filed a motion to exclude the expert testimony of plaintiff's expert on damages, including both lost profits and a reasonable royalty. The district court began its analysis by noting the Daubert standards for expert reports and then addressed the question of the reasonable royalty methodology used by plaintiff's expert. The district court then noted it was tr ... Read more...

TradingScreen partners with IlliquidX for High-Yield Debt Trading

17th July 2012 09:51
TradingScreen Inc. (TradingScreen), the leading independent provider of liquidity, trading and investment technology via SaaS, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with IlliquidX, an innovative independent financial services ... Read more...

Apple v. Samsung: After Remand from the Federal Circuit, Apple Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Samsung

By Stan Gibson, Posted: 6th July 2012 17:02
Last December, the district court in the Northern District of California denied Apple's motion for a preliminary injunction. Apple had moved for the preliminary injunction based on alleged infringement of three design patents and one utility patent. After the denial of the preliminary injunction motion, Apple appealed the order to the Federal Circuit. The Federal Circuit affirm ... Read more...

Barclays Fined For Role In Scandal

By Haider Ali, Posted: 4th July 2012 09:53
Barclays bank has been caught with its hand in the cookie jar and severely penalised for its role in a derivative scandal that most definitely involves many high street banks on both sides of the Atlantic.  Their reputation was tarnished yesterday (28 June) when the Financial Services Authority barrelled a two-hundred and ninety million pound fine for trying to rig the London Interbank Of ... Read more...

Vietnam Ratifies New Labor Code

By Dezan Shira & Associates, Posted: 28th June 2012 09:21
After going through four drafts and numerous debates over the past three years, Vietnam’s National Assembly officially ratified the country’s new Labor Code (revised) during an official meeting on June 18, 2012. In general, the new Labor Code is seen as heavily favoring employees over employers, and is expected to have a considerable impact on the Vietnamese job mar ... Read more...

Palatine strengthens advisory board

15th June 2012 09:18
Palatine Private Equity (Palatine) has announced the appointment of two leading business figures to its Executive Advisory Board in a move that brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience across financial services; pharmaceutical; healthcare and the outsourced services sectors. Ian Darby and Michael Fort join Palatine’s experienced advisory board, which al ... Read more...

Westwing Raises $50 Million in Financing Round Led by Summit Partners

8th June 2012 15:35
Westwing, a leading international shopping club for home & living, today announced it has received $50million in funding in a financing round led by growth equity investor Summit Partners, with participation from existing investors Access Industries, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Investment AB Kinnevik and Rocket Internet. With this substantial capital inje ... Read more...

China Clarifies Individual Income Tax for Work-Related Injury Compensation

By Dezan Shira & Associates, Posted: 7th June 2012 10:02
In order to fully implement the “Regulation on Work-Related Injury Insurances (Order of the State Council No.586, hereinafter referred as the ‘Regulation’),” the Chinese government issued the “Notice on Issues Regarding Individual Income Tax for Compensations of Work-Related Injury Insurances (caishui [2012] No.40, hereinafter referred ... Read more...

To Restructure or Liquidate? – That is the Question: Duelling CCAA and Receivership Applications

By Steven Golick & Andrea Lockhart, Posted: 5th June 2012 09:40
The Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (the “CCAA”) can be a powerful tool for a debtor to obtain a breathing space in an attempt to restructure.  When good faith efforts are made towards a plan of arrangement, secured creditors can be and usually are stayed from pursuing remedies.  Howe ... Read more...

Trowers & Hamlins advises Bank Nizwa on Oman's second largest IPO

30th May 2012 11:33
Oman’s first Islamic bank, Bank Nizwa, has successfully closed its initial public offering (IPO). The flotation was 11 times over-subscribed and raised RO 681 million (US$ 1.77 billion (subject to reconciliation)) from 37,084 applications, making it Oman's second largest IPO and largest IPO of a financial institution in Oman. ... Read more...

Foreign Franchises Interested in Vietnam Market Entry

By Marco Azzaro, Posted: 30th May 2012 09:03
Several franchising brands are beginning to view the Vietnamese market more favorably than in past years. According to the country’s Ministry of Industry and Trade, up to 70 foreign brands have registered their franchising business in Vietnam and franchising growth is up 30 percent. Most of them are consumer brands focused on youth and middle class consumers. Br ... Read more...

Rolling Across the Border: Canadian Court Permits Roll-up of Pre-petition Borrowing in Cross-border Proceeding

By Steven Golick & Patrick Riesterer, Posted: 28th May 2012 09:37
Section 11.2 of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (“CCAA”) gives the Canadian court explicit authority to grant a priority charge for amounts owing to a DIP Lender; however, the section provides that the charge may not be granted to secure an obligation that exists before the order is made. Section 1 ... Read more...

Broad Third Party Releases Sanctioned in BIA Proposal Proceedings

By Andrea Lockhart & Steven Golick, Posted: 24th May 2012 10:46
Recently in Kitchener Frame Limited (Re),(1) the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) (“Court”) upheld the use of broad releases in the context of proposal proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada) (the ... Read more...

Expat retirees take pensions out of UK to safeguard funds against eurozone crisis

22nd May 2012 10:01
Deficits in FTSE350 companies’ pension funds have soared to an alarming £92 billion, according to latest estimates, thanks largely to the escalating turmoil in the eurozone. With the crisis on the continent deepening, the pension vacuum in Britain is growing at a staggering speed as annuity rates are being forced to an all time low. ... Read more...

Foreign Workers Permitted to Withdraw from Provident Fund

By Dezan Shira & Associates, Posted: 21st May 2012 11:05
India’s Ministry of Labor and Employment in the lower house of Parliament has given the information that, as per the amended section of paragraph 69 under paragraph 83 of Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme (1952), overseas workers are permitted to withdraw the entire amount standing to their credit in the fund in the following situations:   ... Read more...

Clayton Euro Risk marks its fifth anniversary with a record business year

18th May 2012 14:36
Clayton Euro Risk (CER) has just celebrated its fifth anniversary with a record business year in 2011. CER was previously known as Euro Risk Management and was sold to Clayton in 2007. CER operates in Europe, Middle East and Australasia markets as part of a global Clayton business. 2011 – A record year following 5 years of continual ... Read more...

Important Changes to Vietnam’s Tax Regulations

By Marco Azzaro, Posted: 14th May 2012 09:07
Vietnam’s government has made some important changes to the country’s tax regulations over the first four months of 2012, and has issued Circular 06, which took effect from March 1, providing a detailed guidance on some key changes to VAT rules. The government has underlined that VAT is enforceable on interest from loan agreements betwee ... Read more...

IMAP soars from 10th to 3rd in global deals ranking

11th May 2012 10:14
IMAP, the global partnership of leading M&A and corporate finance firms, has broken into the top three in the world for deal volumes worth up to $500 million, the Thomson Reuters mid-market league table reveals. IMAP, of which Clearwater Corporate Finance is the UK partner, leapt from 10th to third in the ranking, with only gl ... Read more...

Money on Toast , a new financial website offering a free online financial advice service and low-cost online trading has launched.

10th May 2012 09:13
www.moneyontoast.com, the financial supersite that sells and advises on a full range of financial products directly online, launched today. Money on Toast provides a safe, secure online solution where you can buy and trade investment, pension, mortgage and protection products from the whole of the financial ... Read more...

Vietnam Establishes Mong Cai Economic Zone on Chinese Border

By Nhung Le, Posted: 9th May 2012 14:10
On April 10, 2012, the Prime Minister of Vietnam promulgated Decision No. 19/2012/QD-TTg regarding the establishment of a border gate economic zone in Mong Cai, Quang Ninh Province. The Mong Cai Border Gate Economic Zone includes all of Mong Cai City and the surrounding communes; the Hai Ha Industrial Zone – Seaport; Quang Ha town and some commune ... Read more...