Investing can be a difficult job at the best of times and if you’re a complete novice it can be difficult to know how to start. Contrary to the public image of investors rolling in cash, to be a successful investor requires a lot of hard work. From designing the best stock portfolios to working out what is needed to manage the ups and downs of the markets, there’s a great deal to be thinking about. Thankfully, there are some tools you can use to help you break into the investment markets to secure the best possible start in your trading career. (more…)
I’m sat not moving. I’m sat in the middle of no-where and I’m not going to be moving for ages. For some unknown reason, I actively choose to lose hours of my life, every week, just to sit and do nothing.
To be fair, I’m in my car on the way to work and theirs a traffic jam. It’s not unexpected and it’s not like I haven’t planned for it. It is the same every day and it will never change.
There are hours in my week, where I know I’ll be sat here, doing nothing. Just me behind the steering wheel and the radio letting me know that there’s traffic exactly where I am sat stationary.
A colocation centre, also known as a carrier hotel, is a type of data centre. With a regular data centre, businesses can rent out server space to store their data on. But with a colocation centre, businesses can rent out space, equipment or bandwidth. This enables smaller businesses to access the kind of features and capabilities that are usually reserved for bigger and better-established businesses. (more…)
It is a rare treat in my day that I manage to find five minutes to think about anything which isn’t work. Finding that minute of solace in a hectic and managing to appreciate it is almost unheard of in my office.
We all run fast, we sprint from decision to decision, certain that the profit and the bottom line will be hugely negatively affected if we pause to breathe for a second.
Most of the time we’re right, most of the time the decision needed to be made an hour ago, yet we’re only just hearing of the issue. Most of the time is not that moment of solace, so when it comes we need to truly embrace it. (more…)
Right before you read this, you need to know a few things.
I am a fully-grown man. I am a highly functioning, academically successful, fully-grown man. In fact, I am not only fully-grown, but also somehow, I manage to hold down a job as the head of a department of data nerds. You could say that I’m king nerd in our organisation.
I’m forced to lay this down at the outset, because the rest of this post will probably make you think that I’m a child and not a very useful child at that.
It all stems back to a bet I used to have with a childhood friend of mine. We had grown up living across the road from each other, and we had formed our friendship when 50p was a huge amount. So, naturally, our bet stems back to these days. The bet propositions have gotten larger and grown with age, and yet the bet stakes haven’t. We have a rule of the 50p bet. Now don’t think I’m that stupid, our bet uses the very same 50p piece every time. Inevitably, it’s more about the ownership of the coin, than it is about the money.
When travelling for business, there are certain rules in which you should be aware of and a certain travel etiquette that is expected when travelling for an international business trip. A business trip will differ greatly depending on which country you are visiting and understanding the local customs could be the difference between a successful business trip and an unsuccessful business trip. Even those who have been travelling for business for years can do with a refresher, but if this is your first time travelling for business, here are some simple do’s and don’ts to follow in different countries. (more…)
Even if you don’t have any idea how the stock market works, you probably have a reasonably good idea of what it is. Buying and selling stocks might seem like a mysterious dark art, and for a long time, it was something completely inaccessible to most people. However, the barriers to trading stocks, shares, and currencies have all but evaporated today. (more…)
For something which started as a total hobby, it’s morphed more into more of a life-style and it has been for a long while. I was just playing along sending out my thoughts into the world and hoping someone would be interested enough to come back and see what I had written the next day.
Initially, I started to see my regular visitor numbers spiking and then my unique interactions really took off. I had the basic for doing this seriously and I took it with both hands. (more…)
Running a business is a tiring job. There are so many responsibilities and duties that a person or a team has to fulfill during a time limit. It can get overwhelming at times for even the strongest of us. You need hard work and a lot of patience to run a business. However, there are many duties that you don’t have to bear alone. There are apps and software in the market that can help you manage your business efficiently. We managed to make a listing of the best apps available in the market to help you get some weight off your shoulders. (more…)
Our first line managers are some of the most important members of our businesses team. They are responsible for the supervision and management of our workers, and their levels of effectiveness and productivity can have a large impact on our business’ profitability as a whole. It is vitally important that we keep our first line management team highly motivated and working effectively. If our team is working to the best of its abilities, we can work with confidence, knowing that they have the capacity to handle any challenges they face.
Keeping a team motivated can be a challenge in itself, but by taking a few steps in the right direction, any manager of a department or division, in any business in any sector, can increase the productivity and cost-effectiveness of their team. Here are five tips on how to motivate your first line management team, so that you and your business can reap the benefits of a highly motivated workforce. (more…)