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14 Skills Entrepreneurs Need to Win Clients

Winning the best customers isn't easy, but using these tips it becomes a lot easier!<p>No matter how great of an idea you have, your success as an entrepreneur comes down to securing paying clients. How else can you expect your business to thrive? But, how can you effectively win over clients who are …

5 Human Resource Management Mistakes Small Businesses Make

As a business owner, you're challenged with a variety of tasks every day. Small business owners take on multiple roles, from accounting to legal to human resources. Regardless of whether you handle human resources yourself or delegate it to someone else, your company is bound to make mistakes. …

Britain's 27 most disruptive entrepreneurs of 2014

The Telegraph has covered more than 1,000 different entrepreneurs this year. Here is our pick of the crop across technology, finance, retail and manufacturing, plus the nation's most innovative young entrepreneurs<p>The UK is consistently ranked <b>among the best places in the world</b> to start a business. …

The Tsunami's Wake

It was just after 10:30 a.m. when Noppasri Jailak received a panicked phone call from a neighbor about water surging through their street. The …

U.S. set to blame North Korea for Sony hack

The U.S. is ready to blame North Korea for the crippling hack attack at Sony Pictures, as the studio said Wednesday it would cancel next week's planned release of its controversial comedy "The Interview."<p>U.S. investigators say an announcement pinning the blame on hackers working for the Pyongyang …

Cubans in Havana on a welcome surprise: ‘This is going to help us – how could it not?’

The reading room of Cuba’s National Archive is normally a place of monastic calm, where academics and researchers leaf through aged volumes among card files and dusty stacks.<p>On Wednesday, however, the customary silence was punctuated with cheers and applause as the readers gathered around a small …

Story of the $72 million teen trader unravels

It didn't take long for New York Magazine's story on a 17-year-old stock whiz with a rumored net worth of $72 million to make a splash. But the story's juicy premise unraveled almost as quickly.<p>Jessica Pressler wrote the profile of Mohammed Islam, a senior at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, …

'There are two legal ways to kill prisoners' - life in North Korea's Yodok prison camp

I was suspected of being a spy and arrested by [North Korea’s] ministry of state security on 22 July 1999, because I had contacted a South Korean when I went to China.<p>I had been working in Chongjin as the regional manager of a trading company. I was dragged to a prison camp in Hoeryong. I was …

World Oil Production On The Rise

World oil production is on the rise, going from 87.8 million barrels a day in 2011 to 97.6 million a day in 2020. However, OPEC's share of the world's oil production is not going down. At least not by much. In 2011 it was 41%. Thanks to North America, OPEC's share will decline by a full percentage …

Oil & Gas Industry

First Lady Of Mexico Among Ranks Of Foreign Millionaires With Luxury Real Estate In The U.S.

Angélica Rivera, wife of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, owns an ocean-front luxury condominium in Key Biscayne with an estimated value of $3.3 million. She bought it in 2005 for $1.7 million.<p>Public records show that Rivera, a former soap opera star, financed the condo with a $1.3 million, …

Submarine investigation under way after female officers filmed

Navy criminal investigators are looking into who secretly filmed female officers of a submarine crew while they were showering and changing clothes aboard the boat's unisex bathrooms, a U.S. Navy official confirms to CNN.<p>An incident report filed with the Navy last month alleges at least three …

10 Tips to Motivate Excellence in Teams

In today’s competitive economy, efficient productivity is everything. This blog has presented numerous examples of systems and methodologies that can …

What Makes A Team Hardworking And Loyal

Let's face it, no matter how fantastic your product or service is, you'll always need fantastic people to promote and sell it.<p>Your staff are the …

Helpful Tips To Manage Your Retail Business

• Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Share<br>• Email<p>Updated October 01, 2017<p>Running a successful retail store is challenging. From hiring and guiding staff to managing inventory, …

Powerful Habits To Build Your Career Every Day

Aristotle might as well have been doling out career advice when he said that “we are what we repeatedly do.” This aphorism has taken on contemporary resonance in books like Charles Duhigg’s <i>The Power of Habit</i>. The hope is that if we sculpt our daily to-dos, we sculpt our workdays, and we can sculpt …

8 Simple Ways To Build Trust With Your Employees

Sometimes it's extremely difficult to balance day-to-day responsibilities with the emotional needs of your employees.<p>According to 2013 research, if you want to lay solid groundwork for your company, you must take time to nurture and support your workers.<p>Interaction Associates surveyed 290 companies …