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How to Motivate Yourself To Start Something New

Getting started on something new is not always as easy as it seems and anyone who lacks that get up and go, will need to find their motivation in order to get going. This could be something like homework, a new online project or a DIY project that you are looking to take on. I personally have always struggled with getting started on something new, once I get going I am alright but getting started in the first place can be challenging. With the help of my dear friend Walter Viola, I no longer have this problem and here is…

Leslie Hocker – What Skills Do You Need To Be A Successful Business Person

Source I was chatting last week with my good friend and highly successful businesswoman Leslie Hocker, about what it takes to become a successful business person. The reason for the chat was that I was asked the ska question by one of my students and I was keen to hear the thoughts of someone inside the industry. Aside from having pure business acumen, there is a core set of skills which anyone who wants to make it in business will need to have. If you have dreams of one day becoming successful in business, here are the skills that you…

Become Top Dog In These Top Jobs

Source Have you been considering a move to a new job but you aren’t quite sure what you should pursue? Autumn always gets people thinking about a fresh new role somewhere exciting and new, perhaps because now that the winter is just around the corner many people want to make the change to a new and exciting career before the chilly weather hits. Check out some of the top jobs below that people are making the change to today. Legal Industry The legal industry is picking up steam in terms of people making the move over to pursue a career…

Finding The Right Commercial Property For Your Business

There is so much to consider when it comes to finding the right commercial property for your business and it is something that you should give a great deal of time to. In order to launch or re-launch your business in the right possible way, you need a premises that will provide you with all that you need, a good location and a great price. I have been investing in commercial real estate for some years now, purely for investment purposes rather than to host my business, and I have come to learn a thing or two about how to…

Hear no Evil, See no Evil – Some Problems with Social Media

Social media marketing (SMM) is a massive buzzword right now. So much so, in fact, that there are now agencies offering SMM services all over the place. They will tell you that, unless you have YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn page, you may as well not exist anymore. The fact that social media is all around us and that it is hugely popular is no secret, and the fact that most small business owners in particular simply don’t have the time to manage all of this, is no secret. So should you hire an SMM agency to do it for you?…

How to Impress Clients with Your Office Space

Image: http://images.naldzgraphics.net/2012/11/6-meet-clients.jpg For businesses in the US, competition is fierce. In fact, these are some of the most crowded and competitive markets anywhere in the world. Yet, they offer endless opportunities to those who can learn to ride the waves of their many ups and downs. Collaboration is a big part of this; having the right support from vendors, suppliers, and investors is key to survival. While acquiring big clients and partners can be a very difficult job, the work doesn’t stop after they’re in the bag and on your list of accounts. Corporate relationships are rather delicate assets, particularly in the…

How A Smart Office Can Improve Your Productivity

Productivity in the office comes down to a great many factors, first there is the training, the team which has been assembled, the capability and the leadership within the workplace. One area that many often look past however, especially when it comes to increasing productivity and overall happiness of the workforce, is the design itself of the office and in particular, which type of office furniture you decide on equipping the office with. Re-energizing your workspace can be done with ease, you simply need to have a creative design and you can even order next day office furniture which could…

Beefing Up Your Business – Why You Should Upgrade Your Business Vehicle

Source Do you own your own business? Do you require a vehicle to get you around and to carry your products, equipment or other business related items around, or perhaps you’re looking to replace your ageing van, swapping it instead for something a bit more reliable – especially for work. Maybe you have a van and you’re looking to put it to work for you somehow but aren’t sure how. Check out the following reasons you may need a new Ford van for your business. More Space Depending on the type of work you do, chances are you will need…

8 Questions to Help You Find the Right Video Conferencing Solution

Source Things can easily go awry when you’re using the wrong tools. If you think your organization is ready to use video calling technology, here are a few questions to help you pick the system’s that’s right for your team and organization: What Will You Use it for? Determine use of the system first. Do you need it to conduct large-scale lecture training sessions for onboarding employees? Or will you use it to communicate and get in touch with clients? Will your team members use it when they work together on joint projects? Do you have remote teams that will…

How Societal Attitudes Have Changed the World of Gambling

Gambling is something that civilizations all over the world have done forever. Some 40,000 years ago, people were playing a form of dice. In the 14th and 15th centuries, evidence was found that Native American populations played games of gambling. Gambling sticks in Aboriginal nations are dated as being some 6,000 years old. Clearly, gambling is something that we, as humans, do. Today, the gambling industry is very important in the United States, such as in the Bicycle Hotel and Casino. For instance, in 2004, the gambling industry generated around $73 billion. How Societies Views Have Changed the World of Gambling It…