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Should you go to a bar with your boss

 

It's a delicate situation. The person in charge of your pay checks and any potential promotions has invited you after work for a couple of casual pints, and of course you have to say yes because he's your boss, and you want to be appealing and liked by him as he is the person who will be able to ...

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Smart Phones and Business

 

Almost everybody owns a smart phone which connects to the internet these days. Whereas before, online data could only be accessed through a computer terminal, now emails and communications are available 24/7 at the touch of a button. These advancements in technology have had several effects on bu...

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Successful advertising for today’s market

 

In an age where the internet dominates our lives and people spend the vast majority of their time scrolling through a news feed, advertising has had to adapt to capture attention even quicker than before. The use of visuals in advertising have become even more important as often a potential consu...

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The coffee business

 

After water, coffee is the most consumed drink in the world. From your humble cup of nescafe gold instant all the way to a single origin dark roast barista crafted flat white in a modern independent cafe, with so many formats enjoyed by a bullion people worldwide there is something to satisfy eve...

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The cost of your bathroom break

 

There's that old saying “you gotta go when you gotta go”, but just how much is your bathroom break actually costing your company?The average size of a bathroom is 40 square feet. The average rent of an office is $23.23 per a square meter every month. The average time spent on the toilet, as a mea...

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The Digital Age

 

 With advancements in technology constantly in the pipeline, the world has come a long way in the last few years. Gone are the days of vinyl, film photography, tape decks, CD, VHS, polaroid cameras, DVD and board games…. or are they?While we have music streaming websites such as Spotify domi...

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The effects of the Business suit

 

While appearance isn't everything, making a good initial impact is very important. There are a number of beneficial reasons for dressing up smart for your career and a number of mental changes that come with looking sharp, for both the observer and yourself .Dressing smart makes us feel powerful....

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The FairTrade Business

 

"Fair Trade” is a label that we see every day in supermarkets, cafes, supermarkets and shops. It is a social movement who's goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions. It is also set up in support sustainable business. There is a level of concern over how ...

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The importance of time off

 

It is very easy to fall into the mindset that the only time that matters for our careers is the time spent in the office. As it turns out, our spare time and taking time away from our work is just as important towards our trajectory and productivity.Not only can working too many hours have negati...

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Antisocial hours

 

Certain professions require staff to work during antisocial hours, which comes with some obvious disadvantages, but also some hidden advantages.The obvious problem is the effect on your personal body clock. As humans we are used to sleeping during the night and being active during the day, but to...

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Threats to small businesses

 

More people are opting to start up their own business, and with the changes in consumer activity with the new millennial generation, it is a good time to open a small business to support your local economy and to make a living on your own terms. Diving into this water is no easy feat, and there a...

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Travel and the Internet

 

The world is changing with new inventions, and at a time when almost everything can be achieved by the black mirror in your hands, it is important to know the effects that technology has on our lives and how best to optimise it. As humans we have always been a curious species, which has led us to...

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US Business facts

 

Here are a few interesting facts about businesses and the economy in the US. All information has been gathered from Forbes, Fox Business, Business Insider and the MBDA websites.  There are just under 28 million small businesses in the US, and 22 million self employed with no additional em...

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US Imports & Exports

 

By increasing international sales of US products, the US economy is able to life minimum wages and provide better benefits for employees working in the system. 95% of the world's population lives outside of the US, and so the potential is massive. More than 41 million US jobs rely on the trading ...

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Wall Street Crash

 

In 1929 the US Stock Market suffered the biggest blow it has ever seen. It was the beginning of the great depression, and it wasn't until 2954 that the price of stocks had regained the same value as before. On what has become known as “Black Tuesday”, 13 million shares were traded, wiping out tho...

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Wind Power

 

With an increasing trend in ethical and environmentally conscious investment and the knowledge of both the decreasing supply of fossil fuels and the pollution they exert, the pressure is on and constantly augmenting for greener energy sources. One of the fastest growing energy sources in the worl...

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The Big Short

 

Although “The Big Short” was released in American cinemas in 2016, its relevance as a film will endure for generations. Beautifully shot and ingeniously written, the movie recounts the extraordinary tale of a handful of financial investors and businessman who foresaw the stock market crash of 200...

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LGBT Rights and small business

 

The cultural intersection between LGBT rights and small business in America bears an extensive and complicated history. Although some people might be hasten to draw conclusions as to whether or not the rights of small businesses are compatible with those of LGBT communities in America, the realit...

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