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2014
Although the concept of big data has been around for quite a few years now, the way that this data is measured and utilised has changed a lot, and is continuing to do so. The reason for this is clear; the sheer amount of data available is simply increasing at tremendous speed. Can technology keep...
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No matter what kind of business you are running, metrics are incredibly important for helping you measure your progress and keep track of what’s working and what isn’t. Metrics are therefore crucial in helping you improve and ensure your business reaches its full potential. Measuring metrics is relatively straightforward, however, knowing which metrics are specifically...
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There’s no denying that recruitment can be a very tricky business. A recent research study by Leadership IQ has shown that companies often make the wrong choice in candidate, with as many as half of all new recruits turning out to absolute flops in less than two years of commencing employment! Recruitment is extremely expensive...
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As a small business owner you’ve no doubt been working hard over the years to make sure your pipeline is always as full as it can be and that your sales increase year on year. However, even if you feel confident that you’ve got to stage where you don’t have to worry so much about...
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There are quite a few articles, written by various venture capitalists (VCs), which aim to give entrepreneurs the heads up on what investors really expect when investing in a startup business. Our advice though, is to start with this great post by Nic Brisbourne. A seasoned VC and Managing Partner at Forward Partners, his post...
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You might feel after years and years of running your own business, and dealing with endless suppliers and customers, that you’d be fully prepared when it comes to negotiating a good sale. However, more business owners come a cropper at this stage than you would ever think. Selling your own business, understandably, requires an enormous...
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Making the decision to sell your start-up business is not always an easy one. Although for many entrepreneurs it is a sign of success and doing so enables them to take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. The steps below detail how you can improve your chances of a successful business transaction and achieve...
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There are a large number of private equity journalists that you can follow online, however, without having the time to properly research which are the best, how can you possibly know if you’re missing out on the most up-to-date, exciting analysis from the brightest minds in private equity? Below you’ll find our choice of the...
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1. Brian Lund – http://bclund.com The Lund Loop blog is run by Brian Lund, the EVP and co-founder of Ditto Trade (a licensed broker dealer). Brian has over 25 years’ experience of trading markets and uses his blog to inform those who are interested in markets and trading. A popular and well respected blogger and...
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Almost every organisation has suffered from the adverse effects of broken promises and poor group motivation. Symptoms of poor employee engagement, these issues are driven by deep-rooted psychological factors and can be extremely difficult to manage. Moreover, they can have a significant detrimental impact on long-term performance. Offering a long-overdue solution, the arrival of social...
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