The Top Business-Related Success Stories of 2017

Contributed article in our entrepreneurial series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

For many would-be entrepreneurs, the notion of success appears as a mythical plateau in the distance as opposed to an achievable concept. However, there are many others who have possessed the confidence and the acumen in order to realise their loftiest visions. It often helps to highlight these stories so that the rest of us are able to find the motivation to follow our very own visions. Let us look at some of the most amazing business success stories of 2017.

The Mobile Recycling Community

One of the most surprising leaps forward in terms of success involves what is known as the market for refurbished mobile devices such as the iPhone. Continue reading

Be a CEO Who Cares: How to Show Team Spirit in the Office

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Great work environments take time to build. Even if you are the best CEO in the US, you won’t get much done without a positive team spirit behind you. It’s important to ensure that your office is a positive and collaborative space, in which you are all working together to reach your business goals. A good team spirit will also ensure that your employees understand any plans or strategies for the future of your firm, making sure that they don’t feel you have any unwelcome hidden agendas. If you’re a CEO who cares, your employees will love coming to work, and feel like they are being challenged and driven to achieve great results.Continue reading

How to Make Your Workplace More Tranquil?

If Cross Campus CEO Ronen Olshansky is to be believed then “every office space needs a space for active rejuvenation”. Why? The answer is quite simple: When your employees are working mentally and physically exhausting tasks, they need to replenish their lost energy levels. And, what’s better than rejuvenating the workspace/desk to maintain a positive and tranquil aura?

Cluttered desks ruin the positivity and often result in lowering productivity indirectly. If employees work under cluttered conditions, they kill time in looking for stationery and other stuff. In fact, misplaced items costs corporate America $177 billion annually. Messy desks don’t just cost monetary loss,  but also result in employees losing 76 hours every year.  Continue reading

How to Start a Home Design Business

Contributed article in our entrepreneurial series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

When you want to start a home design business, especially when setting up by yourself with very little cash, you have to become a bit more creative about sourcing your new customers. One very clever way of finding potential new customers locally is to look around for properties who are having double glazing windows installed.

When people are replacing windows and doors, they are usually in the process of sprucing up their homes, but many homeowners lack the time to do their own decorating. This is where you can spot an opportunity for your services to be in demand.Continue reading

European Map of the Best Start-ups to Follow in 2018

Contributed article in our entrepreneurial series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Start-ups or emerging companies are businesses in the construction phase and generally related to technology but there are also many from the travel sector and food industry. Given their potential for revaluation, they are usually supported by venture capital funds. Europe is the home of some of the most important and prominent start-up nurseries on the planet. Cities such as Berlin, Stockholm or London are the ideal ecosystem for this type of companies.

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But more and more in all corners of the continent show up these types of companies. Ireland, with Future Finance, or Denmark, with Trustpilot, are examples of countries with a technological start-up that has exceeded 100 million dollars of valuation to date.Continue reading

3 UK Startup Hacks from Diverse Sectors

Contributed article in our entrepreneurial series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

There are now five million UK self-employed workers and recent rises in their numbers account for more than half of the nation’s growth in employment. Some of these workers operate in the ‘gig economy’ where they perform services like food delivery. But the new wave of British self-employment also includes entrepreneurs in sectors as different as traditional trades, education and advertising. So if you’re thinking of being your own boss, take a look at these three UK startup hacks from diverse sectors.

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Joinery

Most Brits call carpenters joiners — and if you’re time-served in this trade, creating your own company is a natural next step. Continue reading

The Benefits of Starting a Business in Kuwait

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

When starting a business in the Middle East region, it’s difficult to know what country will be the most suitable. Entrepreneurs worry about access to good employees, capital through local banks, and other considerations that can cause many sleepless nights.

Here are four of the main benefits of starting a business in Kuwait.

Friendly Culture

The first thing that is noticed and often surprises people who have little experience in the Middle East region is how the culture is so welcoming. People are friendly and open to new people visiting or moving there. While Islam is the religion in Kuwait, it is studied and practiced through a modern lens and is far more progressive than often seen or experienced elsewhere.

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4 Weird and Wonderful Ways Tech Will Transform Work

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If you’ve noticed the ratio of automated cashpoints to human workers increasing each time you shop for groceries, you’ll already be aware of the impact of workplace automation. Improved customer experience is often offset by replacement of human roles. But there are others ways that technological advances might actually make work more pleasant. Here are four weird and wonderful ways tech will transform work.Continue reading

4 Small Businesses with Simple Propositions

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Life can get a bit chaotic — between holding down jobs and caring for families there’s scant time to decode complex marketing messages. So clear and concise marketing is the most effective way to let customers know exactly what your business does — fast. Research proves that 62 per cent of customers are prepared to pay more for a simple experience and 61 per cent will recommend a brand if it has a clear proposition that saves them time. And big hitters like Aldi, Ikea and Amazon have built powerful reputations based on a core ethos of simplicity that informs their customer service, products and services. But smaller businesses also punch above their weight when it comes to clear offerings that solve everyday problems perfectly.

Here are four small businesses with simple propositions that customer love.Continue reading

5 Useful Software Solutions for Diverse Businesses

Contributed article in our small business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Doing business in the digital age requires software solutions that are fast, flexible and user-friendly. But there’s so much choice that it’s difficult to decipher which system is the ideal match for your requirements. Some packages are perfect for niche industries, while others can increase efficiency for any firm. With that in mind, here are five useful software solutions for diverse businesses.Continue reading