Bill Gates is planning to build a ‘Smart City’ in Arizona
Nov12

Bill Gates is planning to build a ‘Smart City’ in Arizona

Bill Gates is building a “smart city” in Arizona which will feature driverless cars and “cutting-edge” technology. Belmont Partners, one of the Microsoft founder’s investment firms, has spent $80m (£61.1m) on buying and developing the new community near Tonopah, west of Phoenix. Mr Gates’ goal is to create a smart city called Belmont on the nearly 25,000 acres of land. Everything about Belmont will...

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How to Encourage Teamwork in Your Organisation
Dec14

How to Encourage Teamwork in Your Organisation

The most successful businesses in the world put a huge emphasis on teamwork. These organisations do this for some very good reasons. A business becomes stronger and each employee contributes more. As well as this, there is less confusion because each team member knows what they are doing and understands what the overall goal of their ‘team’ or company is. Below are some of the best ways you can encourage teamwork in your business. Set...

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Starting a Business: Quotes from the Experts Explained
Nov14

Starting a Business: Quotes from the Experts Explained

It is a common misconception that the business world is entirely dog-eat-dog. A madcap scramble to success followed by a king-of-the-hill strategy of crushing anyone who comes close to reaching your lofty heights. In reality, though, those who’ve made it to the top are keen not to stop others from joining them on the podium, but actually encourage them to do so. A seemingly constant barrage of business advice from the top-tier...

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How to Scale Your Business Effectively and Ensure Staff Happiness
Oct28

How to Scale Your Business Effectively and Ensure Staff Happiness

There was a time when the word ‘entrepreneur’ was still relatively new to most people. This was before the meteoric rise of reality shows like The Apprentice. It was before the global recession, which forced governments to dig deep and invest in ever more innovative ways to create jobs. The thought of actually being an entrepreneur didn’t really occur to most, as it seemed to come with far too much risk.   Now, things are very...

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Top 5 Reasons Why Business Owners Need to Keep Learning
Oct25

Top 5 Reasons Why Business Owners Need to Keep Learning

When was the last time you attended a training course or spent some time learning a new skill? Unfortunately, a large number of business owners don’t continually update their skill set and their business suffers as a result. Below are some of the main reasons every business owner needs to keep learning new things. 1.      You Stay Competitive and Sharp Over time, the decision makers in an organisation often rest on their laurels and...

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How to Maximise Your Chances of a Promotion into a Management Role
Oct18

How to Maximise Your Chances of a Promotion into a Management Role

Some people go through life happy to stay in the same job, on the same pay grade, with little or no responsibility. There is nothing wrong with this approach – after all, the cogs of industry grind on thanks to reliable, unambitious souls like this – but if you have your eye on a promotion, you need to lay the groundwork first. In some cases, promotion is part of the package. For example, if you graduate from an MSA program online...

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