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Workplaces can be stressful and competitive places. Whether it’s your first day on the job or if you’ve been working in your office for a considerable amount of time, you might feel like you’re sometimes being pushed to the limit both mentally and physically and you’re not getting enough of a reward for your trouble. Or perhaps it’s the constant itch of competition in the workplace that really grinds your gears. However, unless your employer is willing to listen, there probably won’t be many changes. So in order to stay healthy...

Image Source – Pexels When people talk about investing in tech, people usually think of actually buying technology. To “invest in tech” is to stop buying cheap computers and save up to buy a beast that will actually last you a long time. It’s to start getting your home ready for the technological upgrades that are on the horizon. It’s to ensure you have the tech to support your business. This is the way most people use the term, anyway. But those who know about technology from a more business- and finance-oriented view know...

Image Source – Max Pixel A lot of people assume that starting up an e-commerce business isn’t that risky a venture. They assume that the startup costs, as well as the running costs, are pretty minimal. They think that there are very few, if any, financial complications that come with the territory. After all, isn’t it just as easy as starting a website? But e-commerce can be a risky and expensive venture, much more so than even the budding e-commerce entrepreneurs think. (In fact, a lot of people seem to want to get into this...

When you get married, the number one thing that you’re thinking about is your future. You’re making a future with the love of your life, you’re excited to start something real with them – but you also need to be practical and think about your financial situation. Here are some tips to help… Talk About Your Goals First of all, it’s important that you talk about all your goals with your partner. Not only do you need to consider matters of your relationship like how many kids you want to have and where you want to live...

The saying goes, “finding a job is a full-time job in itself,” and in today’s society, the job market is tough, competitive and enduring. With the competition fierce and many people applying for the same job, holding the same relevant degrees, skills and talents as you do, sometimes it’s all about luck when breaking into your chosen industry. However, jobseekers should never lose hope, which is why we’re offering a guide on how to improve your job search, CV and interviewing skills. Relevancy is Crucial If you do not have the...

For people wanting to get into the lucrative financial sector, getting a degree is just the beginning. From there, there are literally dozens of career options, ranging all the way from niche insurance jobs to head of a brokerage firm. What’s more, financial services aren’t one giant monolithic block – they’re just as varied as any other industry, offering all kinds of services to clients. The trick to succeeding in the sector is to land in a job that complements your skills and interests. Some people love the idea of taking...

Image Source When you first begin a business, there is an inevitable stage where you invest some of your personal money into the enterprise. If you are opening up a large-scale business, you will usually be using some of your personal money as seed capital. You take a share of the ownership in exchange for control on the board of directors, for example. However, the line is usually clear between your personal financial stake and what the business owns and owes. It keeps things nice and simple. For those running a lifestyle business, the...

Real estate is a career for the motivated. We’ve all got the idea in our heads of a high-flying property manager who wears a new suit every day. When this looks like such a glamorous career, is it any wonder many of us are tempted? But, how do you get into real estate? This is one of those jobs that has no clear route of access. It’s not as simple as getting a qualification. Instead, most real estate firms value experience over qualification. So, how do you get that experience? In a lot of ways, it’s all about who you know. Real...

Job satisfaction is a key life goal for us all. The vision of a dream job can vary from person to person, with some focusing on money while others have emotional needs. For some workers, a suitable work-life balance is the priority. Whatever your idea of the perfect career might look like, there’s nothing more frustrating than seeing opportunities pass you by. Follow those top tips, and the waiting game will soon come to an end. What are you waiting for? Let’s get to work. Image Source Create New Opportunities The modern business...

There’s nothing quite like being offered a new job in a new destination. This is your chance to start afresh, somewhere new, and take one more step to achieving your long term goals. But however good a position and city might sound, there’s still plenty of things to consider. Below, we take a look at some essential details you’ll have to think through before you agree to take the job. The Inside Scoop on the Company You might have good feelings about a company, but all your contact so far has probably been via the internet and perhaps...