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   Publisher Channel Content by GetApp.com   Social proof is a buzzword that has been floating around for some time now, and the term is gathering ever-increasing momentum in online marketing circles. The idea that someone else´s experience will somehow help us predict our own is something that online marketers or small business owners, should not be ignoring. However, there’s a growing consensus that being a star student won´t necessarily make you the most popular kid in…

The good news is that the recession is basically over. This practically means that it is time to focus on growth and find those great investment options that would work really well. The bad news is that identifying high growth business opportunities is not as easy as you may be tempted to believe at a first glance. We can say that now is the perfect time to basically analyze the entire market so that we can refresh the vision that we have. This is important since we are looking at a brand new…

Learning is something we do every day, regardless of our motivation, knowledge, focus and intention. After training for 10 years in conference and training rooms, I was sceptical about working in the world of eLearning. However, having seen the benefits first hand over the past 5 years, I believe eLearning is a highly effective way to learn. What is eLearning eLearning, according to Wiki is ‘the use of electronic educational technology in learning and teaching’. This does not necessarily…

A businessman at the age of 49 took his own life after becoming depressed in the fallout of the £50 billion ($77 billion) takeover of ABN Amro by the Royal Bank of Scotland. A suicide note to his wife that was found on his body read that he could not “go on”. The coroner confirmed that Mr. Boumeester had ended his life while depressed, explaining: “He drove to a very isolated location in woodland, sat down and used the shotgun to end his own life.” This was one example among numerous…

Success! You’ve managed to convince your boss that working remotely, perhaps from home, for a portion of your working week is a good idea. Or perhaps you have started a new job full time working remotely. Or maybe you work freelance remotely and never quite managed to separate work time from non-work time. Whichever is the case, most people find it very difficult, if even initially, to work from a place where they also do other things. You may be based at home, or on the move, or flitting…

I’m in recovery. No, I’ve not had an illness. I’ve failed. First, it’s important to understand a little about me when I was growing up. I never failed. This was not because I was ultra-capable or ultra-talented. It was because I (subconsciously) avoided failure. I’d throw in the towel early so that I could always say “I never really tried”. It took until my early twenties before I realised that avoiding failure had become more important to me than achieving success. I’ll…

Your business has grown to the point where your current team is no longer enough to manage all the work that needs to be done. Now it’s time to start hiring additional staff in order to reach your goals. But how can you be sure you employ the right candidates, and place them in the right positions? Here are a few tips to help you navigate the flood of resumes and land up with a successful hire: Hire for personality, not for skills Whilst certain jobs (such as engineering, programming, or…

It’s that time of year again to start planning a corporate Christmas party. The last couple of years, the parties have been a dud and a lot of the people who come don’t really want to be there. The company insists on continuing the tradition, but this year you want to make sure that it’s entertaining and fun. A lot of businesses use Christmas parties as a way to celebrate the holiday season, give employees rewards and bring teams together. The idea of holding such a party seems exciting…

For businesses of all shapes and sizes, a comprehensive insurance package is an integral tool for protecting the most vulnerable areas of the company and ensuring safety in the future. Most business owners recognise this, and put a great deal of effort into securing protection against relevant threats. However, even those with the most comprehensive cover can sometimes accidentally leave weak spots in their insurance, and leave their businesses vulnerable. The following list explores some of…

There’s something about economic recessions that brings out the entrepreneur in all of us. Yes, unemployment could be that ‘X’ factor. Historically, bad economic times meant fewer jobs, which meant people felt the need to be resourceful, which resulted in a lot more budding entrepreneurs than usual. In fact one of the indirect measures that we are heading into better economic vistas is the fact that the rate of entrepreneurship has actually dipped in 2013 as compared to 2012. In 2013, 280…