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15 Life-Saving Tips When Hiring for a Senior Position

Finding that key person to fill a senior management position at your business can feel like an impossible task. You need a dynamic individual that can lead your team while also performing to your expectations. Identifying these individuals can be a challenge and cause some anxiety when the time comes to make that final hiring decision. That’s why we asked 15 entrepreneurs ... Read More »

Eric Bensley of Salesforce: Small Businesses Want Practicality When it Comes to AI, Not Big Concepts

Last week at Dreamforce, I had the great pleasure of receiving a guided tour of the Small Business Lodge by Eric Bensley, Senior Product Director of Marketing for Salesforce, and Rekha Srivatsan, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Salesforce. There were several hundred people sitting in, doing one-on-one sessions with Salesforce engineers, and watching demos of different Salesforce applications. To get even ... Read More »

The UFC Must Avoid Previous Missteps When It Comes To Marketing Francis Ngannou

The future of the UFC heavyweight division just might be a 31-year-old fighter from Cameroon who began training in mixed martial arts in 2013. That is, if the promotion can market that fighter, Francis Ngannou, to sports fans outside the MMA bubble. Francis Ngannou could be the next big thing in the UFC, if the promotion can market him correctly. ... Read More »

When Financial Transparency Helps or Hurts Your Business

Financial transparency can be a tricky issue for small businesses. You may be tempted to keep the majority of your financial information on a need-to-know basis among only your top leadership team. But there can be benefits to sharing this type of information with your team, especially for small, early-stage businesses. Frederic Kerrest, COO and co-founder of identity management company Okta wrote ... Read More »

How Will You Respond When The Market Goes Down?

The stock market is like a child with a yo-yo on an escalator. The escalator is long-term results, while the yo-yo moments are short-term gyrations. As investors, our goal is to focus on the escalator, not the yo-yo. But to some degree, we utterly lack the emotional financial maturity needed to avoid the yo-yo’s request for attention. Shutterstock Having enjoyed ... Read More »

Follow These Three Tips When Managing Small Business Financing

When you own your own business, you are often so preoccupied with the day to day operations that you rarely have time to manage your own money. Small business leaders do a great job wearing multiple hats at work, but it is very common for them to drop the ball when it comes to managing their affairs. Small business owners are also drivers ... Read More »

We all lose out when politicians ignore what business leaders have to say

Businesses aren’t being heard in today’s political discourse CREDIT: REUTERS There may be little public sympathy for senior business leaders who complain that the voice of business is not being heard. However, the absence of this voice in today’s political discourse – which in turn means that business’s messages are not cutting through on Brexit, for example, or on the UK’s economic ... Read More »

When is the next bank holiday in 2017? All the public holidays and long weekends coming up in the UK

THERE’S nothing like a three-day weekend boost the mood, and there are still a few bank holidays on the horizon. Whether you’re planning a long weekend away or just craving an extra lie-in – here’s the lowdown on the rest of 2017’s bank holidays. GETTY IMAGES 2 If a bank holiday falls on a weekend, it will normally be shifted to the ... Read More »