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Half of UK cash in black market or overseas, says Bank

<b>At least half of all UK banknotes in circulation are held overseas or used in the black market, a Bank of England report suggests.</b><p>The Bank, which is the main issuer of banknotes in the UK, said only about a quarter of cash in circulation is being used to buy and sell things.<p>Some is being hoarded, …

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4 People, 4 Leap-Of-Faith Career Moves That Paid Off

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>A year and a half ago, I took the biggest career leap of my life.<p>After years spent being a teacher who moonlit as a freelance writer, I felt compelled to leave the classroom and devote myself to writing full-time.<p>With an optimistic “It’ll all work out” …

Employment

Three ways to build the network that will change your future

You hang up the phone with a friend. You open an email from a colleague. You text someone you're meeting later. How do you feel after those interactions? If you're not gaining energy, enthusiasm and opportunity from most of the conversations you have, ask yourself this: Are you hanging out with the …

Big Challenges for Small Business Owners - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

Small business owners wear many hats and make many decisions each day. Most of these decisions are small and they have minor impacts. Some, however, …

SEO for small businesses: getting noticed is easier than you think

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Salesforce.</i><p>Over the past decade, search engine optimization has changed dramatically. What once consisted of trying to outwit an algorithm has now evolved into a sophisticated art of audience targeting, centered around delivering tangible value to prospects and …

SEO

Banks are bailing on the student loan business and it couldn't come at a worse time

Some of the world's biggest banks, including JP Morgan, Bank of America, and US Bancorp, are withdrawing from the student loan market. That's according to a series of reports over the past couple years.<p>It couldn't come at a worse time.<p>That is because it coincides with a rise in the number of …

Nowhere In The World Uses Mobile Banking As Much As Africa

A new World Bank-Gallup poll shows that the countries of sub-Saharan Africa are the world's leaders in sending, spending, and saving money via phone.<p>In a many of the more remote parts of the countries in the region, it's difficult to have access to any form of banking at all, preventing workers …

World Bank

‘Ransomware’ a Growing Threat to Small Businesses

Cybercriminals, using malware in bogus email, freeze computer files until a ransom is paid<p>More small businesses are falling victim to “ransomware,” in which malicious code locks up computer files and cybercriminals demand a ransom to free them.<p>Mark Stefanick, president of a small Houston-based …

Small Business

How Bill Gates, Andy Grove, And Steve Jobs Found Success Without Business Training

The CEOs of Microsoft, Intel, and Apple were famously flawed leaders, so how did they manage to transform their companies?<p>Strategy without execution is as worthless as execution without strategy.<p>Getting both right is a challenging task, but one that Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs all …

7 Bestsellers That Entrepreneurs Must Read | Inc.com

Last month, I posted the 10 best books written by entrepreneurs. While those books are fascinating reads, with only one exception (<i>Art of the Start</i>), they don't provide a plan of action or road map to making your startup successful.<p>The following seven bestsellers contain all the information and …

Entrepreneurship

50 Cent Tells Secrets To Business Success In New Interview — Beyond Zayn Malik

Too often, when discussing 50 Cent, the media is focused on his personal life and whether he is still after Cookie. Despite this, there is much more …

Service jobs at record high as labour market sees shift

The composition of the country's labour market is shifting, with the share of Canadians working in the services sector reaching a record high, while the portion of those employed in factories has ebbed to a record low.<p>The share of people working on the services side of the economy climbed to 78.4 …

Why It's Time To Re-Imagine the Financial Services Industry

Do you dislike your bank? Have you considered switching banks in the next 90 days? If you answered “Yes” to either of those questions, then chances …

What is your investment strategy?

Shares 0<p><i>This article is by staff writer William Cowie.</i><p>Get Rich Slowly conducted an online survey of about 2,000 randomly selected individuals on the …

How 5 Individual Investors Beat The Best Wall Street Has To Offer

Forbes has been interviewing some of the nearly 1,000 Marketocracy members who have outperformed the top mutual fund manager for the past decade. How can individual investors beat the best Wall Street has to offer? Let me introduce you to 5 of them and let them tell you in their own words.<p><b>Tony</b> …