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A Little Research Goes A Long Way In Your Career

When looking at a fresh start on a new career or getting into another position, a lot of people tend to focus most on how they can improve themselves and make them the best fit for any job. Self-promotion and self-improvement are important in a career, but just as important is ensuring that you’re a fit for the jobs that you’re seeking. A little more time spent researching employers and less focusing on yourself could be the way to both land the job you want and make sure you’re informed …

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Don’t be Slack – Stay in the Black!

‘Black’ is a color usually associated with things that are bad, or, at least, unpleasantly mysterious. Darkness, abysses, etc. But to be ‘in the black’ in the business world is a great thing. Basically, it means that your business is profitable. You’re receiving more money than you’re spending. And isn’t that the aim of all businesses?
The opposite of this is ‘in the red’, which means you’re losing money. Which, obviously, is something you want to steer well clear of. So here are some essential tips that will keep you …

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How to Make More Money out of Your Career Choice

Your career choice is probably a lifelong one. If not, then it’s probably sucked more hours out of your life than you could possibly remember. Think back to how long you’ve spent studying about your career, reading textbooks, staying up late after midnight to study and write reports, and then think of the student loan you’re probably still paying off because studying at university is awfully expensive.
Try not to think about it too much because it’ll probably upset you more than anything. However, there are plenty of ways to get …

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Why All Businesses Need to Think About HR

If you run a small or medium sized business, you probably have a huge number of commitments and priorities. Sometimes, HR can unfortunately start slipping to the back of the queue. This may be because you are channeling funds into other areas of the business or it may be because you don’t see the true value of HR to your company (and you certainly won’t be alone in this).
Even if you don’t choose to employ a full time member of staff in this area, you always have the option of …

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Blockchain Databases  – A New Era Dawns for Finance

When Haim Toledano, a typically reserved investor, begins to talk about blockchain databases, his eyes light up with passion.
“Blockchain is going to change the world,” he says forcefully. “It’s the key to a truly democratized global economy.”
Toledano has been around the block more than a few times. As a veteran of the high-tech scene and fintech community, he’s seen his fair share of technologies come and go. But he’s adamant that blockchain is here to say.
“Imagine your conventional businesses database,” Toledano explains. “You call up a support number, an employee …

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The 5 Benefits of Moving Offices

If you have considered relocating your business to a new location, we can bet that the number of articles and blogs you came across all focused on how stressful the whole process is or how many pitfalls there might be along the way. But it doesn’t have to be stressful at all. This change could turn out to be the kick your business needs to make it big. Moving offices can be fun and exciting and it is best if it is treated the same way.
Whatever your reason for the …

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Safeguarding Your Business’s All-Important Tech

Over the past few decades, the success of business has, more often than not, been inextricably linked to how well it can use the tech at its disposal. Even something as simple as a few computers can carry all the tools and data you need to get the very best services and products out to the customer, as well as organizing your resources to their most efficient use possible. To that end, the threats to the tech tools you rely on need to be taken seriously.
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What the tools …

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Are FinTech Firms A Threat To Traditional Banking Firms?

The internet has brought several changes to the finance industry. One of these changes is the introduction of online banking. The new financial service is proving be a threat to the traditional banking sector. This situation has forced several traditional banks to evolve and adopt a similar approach to business. Financial technology (FinTech) firms offer online financial services.
FinTech companies are not new. They have been around for several years. However, the recent growth in the industry has resulted in more startups in the industry. The services provided by these companies …