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5 Tips for Acing a Big Job Interview

There are few professional situations more stressful than a job interview. Indeed, even business leaders who are conducting the interview may feel a degree of nerves before the big meeting. And of course, going through a job interview yourself is almost certain to cause some anxiety. It’s important to remember though, that being nervous isn’t the end of the world. What’s more, there are a few sure-fire ways to nail a job interview and impress your next boss. Here are our five top tips for acing a job interview:   Do Your Homework . . . In order to reach the…

Why HR Software is Important

Whether you’re the owner of a small business or heading up a multi-national company, there are benefits to using HR software for virtually any firm. All companies reach a point in their expansion where managing data and employee information becomes too much of a challenge, which is where software comes into play. Most HR systems allow organisations to streamline tasks related to management, retention and attraction of staff, to varying degrees. Here are some of the reasons why every company can benefit from the value HR software provides. Efficiency One of the main benefits of HR software is the impact…

Starting a Successful Ecommerce Business

The internet has made it possible for people to become their own bosses, with E-commerce being an exciting venue for success. The E-commerce economy is expected to grow even further thanks to its convenience and several other benefits it offers to consumers. As an entrepreneur, such an opportunity for success and sustainability seems promising and exciting. That being said, starting a successful online store requires you to make several steps and decisions that must come together at the right time. This text examines a few steps you need to go through, so as to set up a profitable E-commerce store:…

Finding Your Place in a Crowded Marketplace

Starting a business isn’t easy, and it’s not the right choice for everyone. You need extraordinary qualities of self-belief, resilience, and the capacity to learn from mistakes and grow if you’re going to succeed. It’s even more challenging if you’re trying to make space for yourself in a crowded marketplace, where lots of other brands are already competing for consumer’s time, attention and most importantly money. Today we’re taking a look at some of the ways you can establish a place for yourself in your market, and co-exist with the competition. Know Your Business If you’re going to attract customers…

Essential Budget Do’s and Don’ts for New Freelancers

Whether you’ve decided to freelance part-time or full-time — or most likely the former in the hopes that it will soon become the latter — the surprising truth is that the most important thing in your world right now isn’t customers. It’s cash. Obviously, you’d like (or make that love) to have an influx of customers. But if there’s a bit of a lull — which can happen when you’re starting the freelance journey — you’ll survive if you have enough cash to keep you afloat; at least for a little while. What’s more, you can tap into your reserves…

Aspiring Business Leaders Should Follow These 6 Pieces of Entrepreneurial Advice

Launching your own business is a daunting prospect. If this is your first time serving as your own boss, you would do well to heed the advice of those who’ve come before you. These six pieces of advice are particularly salient for ambitious young entrepreneurs. Find a Dependable Mentor, Perhaps More Than One First, find a dependable mentor and maintain a fruitful relationship with him or her. While your mentor cannot (and should not) run your business on a day-to-day basis, he or she can step in at inflection points and provide incisive advice born of personal experience. No matter…

4 Things Your Business May Not Be Able to Live Without

Our daily lives are filled with things we could live without — until we couldn’t. The global economy would hum along just fine, albeit far less efficiently, had game-changing inventions like electrical power and the Internet never come to pass. Ditto for countless smaller inventions, including techniques and processes made possible by those game-changers. That’s not to say that your business is just fine the way it is, and that nothing could possibly improve the way you get work done. Reality doesn’t work that way. You’ll take whatever efficiency enhancements and process improvements you can get your hands on. These…

Working in STEM

It’s a field that’s been much in the news recently, especially with regard to some of the challenges women and people of colour can face when trying to enter the field, and compete on an even playing field within it. But what is STEM? How can you enter the field? And do you want to? What is STEM? STEM is technical acronym used in education and recruitment, and increasingly in the mainstream press and it stands for the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. A career in STEM requires exhaustive qualifications, an analytical mind and a enthusiastic attitude towards…

Can We Really Call Fashion a Business?

People really think that the fashion industry is all fun and games. But there is more to it than people actually think. In as much as it is a business that doesn’t really require people to be wearing suits and ties rest assured that it is serious business. Let’s get in-depth with the fashion business People in the fashion industry and outside will only appreciate you when you have made a name for yourself. This is rather different from other businesses where you have to just advertise your business and nothing more. Marketing and public relations are rather important as…

4 Tips For Boosting Your Online Business In Less Than Three Months

Getting your online business more traffic is something that can take quite a bit of legwork to achieve. For some, this can be a frustrating task, especially when considering the amount of effort put in compared to the results that came out. However, there are some certain strategies you can use to boost your online business quickly that are not only cost efficient, but fairly intuitive as well. Check them out below: Become More Engaged On Social As a medium we not only use to engage with one another, social media has also become a source for research, reviews, general…