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Research suggests the average age of a successful company founder is 42. This statistic stands in sharp contrast with the Silicon Valley image we all have in our minds. The pretty picture of a young, twenty-something making millions from their passion has somehow morphed into a blurry vignette shot of a middle aged man with a briefcase full of papers. It’s important to help keep the dream of the young entrepreneur alive… because the future and progression of business will be shaped by the Gen Xs and Millenials of the world. There...

How far out do you block your time? A month? A week? A…day? There’s no shame in living for the moment. Life is better when it’s spontaneous, after all. But tunnel vision is no way to run a successful company, particularly not one you’re planning to grow for the long haul. If you’d like to be around for the next 10 years, you’d better be gaming out the next one, three, and five years to start. It’s easier than it sounds. Start with these six strategies to set your company up for long-term success —...

If you run a small business, you could see its growth stalling disappointingly quickly. Perhaps you have made the mistake of focusing too strongly on your native market. After all, your rivals could have much in their favour – and be competing for market slices that were never all that large in the first place. The good news is that, thanks to our increasingly interconnected world, taking your business into the international ring doesn’t have to be as time-consuming as you might have anticipated. Don’t wait...

Working in the field of graphic design, you’ll find there’s an array of job prospects within the creative industries across the world. But how do you choose a new city to grow your career and offer you a great lifestyle? Read our guide below which aims to offer some insight into which cities provide a good balance of job opportunities, top salaries and a cost of living that is affordable. Carry on reading to gather some practical tips. Which city will you choose? Dublin Despite its economy suffering heavily from the recession, the...

Do you struggle to understand the art of matching a shirt and tie? From identifying which colours that go well together, to acknowledging the prints that compliment each other, all in all it can be quite challenging. That’s why CT shirts, retailers of men’s shirts and experts in male fashion, we bring you this comprehensive shirt and tie guide. Colour complementing When complementing the colours of your shirt and tie, bear in mind the following advice: A safe option for choosing the right shirt of tie, is sticking to a ‘theme’....

Short-term breakups can often be much more straightforward: there are no joint assets, no shared group of friends to deal with and less at stake when it comes to emotional impact. It’s for this reason that splitting from a long-term partner can be incredibly challenging. However, by approaching the practical aspects with a relatively level head, you can help make the process less complicated and, hopefully, less painful. Legal proceedings If you’re married to your long-term partner and live together, you will likely need...

Business means nothing if you don’t have marketing. Marketing is where you plan how to find customers and how to keep them, in basic terms.   According to CMO, marketing-spend in the USA is 11.2 percent of revenue. Are you dedicating that much to your marketing? If you’re in the growth stage, this may seem unreasonable.  So here are some marketing tricks that will help you get to the level where you can allocate 11.2% to your marketing, without blinking an eye! Try out these marketing hacks.  #1...

There are those among us who think that our favorite celebrities can do no wrong and that they really are just as perfect as their photoshopped social media feeds indicate. Occasionally, however, our idols will stumble, revealing themselves to be just as human as the rest of us. It seems that no amount of training and advice can prevent even the most polished celebrities from committing the occasional PR gaffe, which some poor agent will have to clean up. While no two PR fails are the same, there are some common themes of gaffe that...

Technology has helped transform most industries and the restaurant industry is one that has been hugely affected by the rise in new technology. From apps such as JustEat, to contactless payments, to even booking a table online, the advances have helped make restaurants more accessible and profitable. The advances have helped improve customer service, customer experience and business management. Here, we will look at how this has been the case: Booking system In years gone by, if you wanted to book a table at a restaurant...

Laser resurfacing can reduce acne scars, wrinkles and age spots. It is a proven way to tighten skin and balance tone, and it can treat a number of other skin conditions, as well. However, there are a variety of methods and competing technologies used to perform laser resurfacing, and this leaves many potential patients confused. Here are three things everyone should know about laser resurfacing technology before they get the procedure done. Laser Resurfacing Isn’t Suitable for Everyone Whether or not laser resurfacing is an...