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Venture capital vs capital loans: how soloists can use these to grow

Bringing on finance can provide a powerful springboard for your business to shoot higher, but each one is quite different and it’s important to choose the right one for your situation. As a small business owner, you’re naturally ambitious and spend time each day thinking about the big dreams you have for your business – [..]
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5 Questions to Ask Before Expanding Globally

Opening an e-commerce business to overseas buyers is an exciting prospect, however failing to get prepared and doing your homework can mean failure. Discover 5 key considerations to make prior to going global.   Opening your e-commerce business to the world can supercharge your growth, but if your webstore isn’t ready it can deflate just [..]
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8 Powerful Tricks That Make You Grasp New Concepts Faster

We would all love to skip past the frustration that comes from learning new things and go straight to the point when it finally ‘clicks’. Particularly when you’re growing a business or adding to your professional skill set, the faster you get the hang of things the better. The mountain of knowledge you have to [..]
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Can Flexible Work Arrangements Increase Job Satisfaction in Your Business?

  Flexible work arrangements have the potential to change the way your business runs for the better. But do they come at an unforeseen cost?  The 21st Century has brought with it a noticeable amount of changes in the way humans co-exist. We now have everything from touch screens to Kardashians, and there’s no sign [..]

5 Costly Traps to Avoid with Your First International Business Deal

  If you’re enjoying success in the local marketplace but have your eye on bigger and better things, you could be heading towards making your first international business deal. Although there’s enormous profit to be made from entering into new markets overseas, there’s also a lot more you need to think about and prepare for [..]

FIRST CLASS FAVES – 2017 genius… or crazy… time saving tech trends

Remember when getting your garage door to open automatically was the height of home tech..? Oh, how things have changed! We know our lives are already ruled by technology, but what about the future? Driverless cars are fast becoming a reality, cue The Jetsons theme song, and Virtual Reality is knocking on the door. But [..]

First Class Faves – Office Trends

As we say goodbye to 2016, it’s time to focus on the New Year and what new things it might bring. But it’s not just financial or fitness goals we should focus on, it’s time to think outside the box and see what 2017 holds for our workspaces. Time to jump on board some new [..]

First Class Faves – Beating Stress in the Workplace

As the year winds down, we’re looking at ways to beat stress and stay on top of the chaos. It’s such a crazy time of year, but that doesn’t mean we have to lose our heads! So, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 ways to combat stress, so there will certainly be one [..]

How to turn your business green without breaking the bank

It’s time to jump on board the green bandwagon. If you’ve always assumed your business is too big/ too small / too complicated/ not significant enough to make a difference by making eco-conscious decisions, it’s time to change your thinking! Obviously, if you can switch to green-powered electricity sources and upgrade your office furniture and [..]

First Class Faves – How YouTube Can Expand Your Business Knowledge

This month we’re exploring informative resources for small businesses. We’ve looked at Podcasts, but don’t let your ears have all the fun! Here are 10 YouTube channels to get your business brain ticking over.   Koshies Business Builders A great resource for SME’s Koshie runs a series of short videos covering all aspects of small [..]