Month: February 2018

The Best And Worst Countries For Business

For the past 12 years, Forbes has named the best countries to do business. They determine who makes the cut by rating 153 nations on 15 different factors: property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, infrastructure, market size, political risk, quality of life, workforce, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), red tape and investor protection.   Each category is equally weighted, and they only include countries with data across at least 11 categories.   These are the countries that made the list this year:   Best   #1 United Kingdom GDP: $2.6 trillion Tax Burden rank: 23 Innovation rank: 12 Workforce...

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Business Books You Should Be Reading In 2018

We all read books… well at least we should be. Reading has been proven to sharpen your brain, expand your vocabulary, improve your memory, improve your analytical skills in additional to so many other benefits.   After doing some research, we’ve put together a list of the best business books to read in 2018: ‘The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors That Transform Ordinary People into World-Class Leaders’ by Elena L. Botelho and Kim R. Powell Based on an in-depth analysis of over 2,600 leaders drawn from a database of more than 17,000 CEOs and C-suite executives, as well...

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Why We Need PR To Succeed

People tend to think that they don’t need PR or that they can magically turn their business into an empire on their own. But that is where people go wrong. PR is the greatest blessing to any business, it enables people and their businesses to reach huge audiences giving them credibility over their competition. The best part about PR is that you don’t have to lift a finger, they handle everything for you and do all the work so you can focus on other aspects of your business.   Consumers nowadays are fussy and only want to do business...

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What We Surround Ourselves With Does Matter

The saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words cannot harm me “has been around forever, kids say it to each other in the playground on a daily basis. I used to think it was true until I heard about Dr. Masaru Emotos water molecule experiment. He exposed music, spoken words and even pictures to water, after it was crystallized, the results were shocking.   He took 10 glasses of water and put them to his right and then he took 10 glasses of water and put them to his left, on the right side, he exposed...

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Entrepreneurs – born or made?

This is a question that has been floating around for decades, are entrepreneurs a different breed to everyone else and naturally have the skills and drive from birth or are they molded into having those attributes with education and experience? Starting a business and becoming an entrepreneur is a dream that most people have, to be their own boss and call all the shots but it isn’t as easy for some people than it is for others. The question is why? Why are some people able to start as an entrepreneur and succeed when others fail?   We could...

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