By James Adams

My early in career training was within a fortune 200 U.S. company. I spent months working within a team of 22, from a talent pool of over 40,000 learning the corporate culture, methods and applying them to real business situations. When you are that entrenched in corporate life, there are a tonne of buzzwords that you hear, digest and, ultimately assimilate into your vocabulary.

At times, you couldn’t move to not be awash with people ‘reaching out’ to ‘touch base.’ We were ‘leveraging’ every opportunity to make our vocabulary improvements ‘scalable’ and part of our ‘core competencies.’ Never forgetting, you were only a few sentences away from someone ‘just playing devil’s advocate here.’

Did I use the language? Yes. Do I still use some of it? Yes. Is some of it cringeworthy? Yes. All of these are absolutely true, so it is no wonder when people

By Sydney Tierney

The consulting
industry is an extremely widespread sector, with various markets within it. Due
to the diversity within the industry, the jobs available are diverse and cover
a large scope.

Being a business owner, there are a number of fantastic reasons why you should consider hiring a consultant. With a range of essential tasks able to be completed by a consultant to help aid the working day, consultancy can help businesses with the management, organizational and financial aspects required by the company.

This is
especially important for those who are just starting out within the industry,
by allowing them to gain trusted and experienced advice to make their currently
small business, into something worth investing into.

Due to the
diversity now offered within the consulting industry, it can be a daunting and
unsure time when looking for a consulting business to aid and help promote the

By Niall Kennedy

At some point in your career, I assure you, you will come across difficult people at work. There maybe people who just don’t understand work dynamics or are culturally biased. It’s alright. However, at the end of the day, you need to know how to deal with difficult people; you’re their leader and your job is to keep aside all these differences and work with them to make your company grow.

How is that going to happen?

To start dealing with difficult people at work, your need to start by spotting difficult members on your team. Difficult people may be:

  • Sarcastic: Sarcasm helps most deal with their passive-aggressive behavior.
  • Silent:. Especially, when they need to speak their feelings out.
  • Over-expressive kind: In simple words, they speak anytime, anywhere.
  • Stubborn kind: They won’t do anything other than the streamlined work style he has.
  • Gossip lovers: They

By Jake Marmulstein

Managing your company’s relationship with investors involves more than simply gathering money from them and giving reports on profits and losses. Your company needs to create stronger relationships with your investors; it is important to think about investor relations from a human-to-human (H2H) context to drive your business forward. With that in mind, here are five ways to better manage and improve investor relations.

1. Inform Your Investors

Provide current and potential investors with solid, reliable information. But this does not mean just financial information or technical details on deal progress. To strengthen your relationship with investors, tell them about yourself, your company and your team on a personal level – the story behind the company and what motivates your team. Tell them about your passion and vision for the company, not in a dry, marketing-speak sort of way, but as one person to another. Humanize your

By Chintan Bhatt 

Being a business leader, you must already be aware of the significance of building an outstanding user experience. Offering useful features and benefits to your users is all well and good, but a stellar UX is what separates your business as a memorable brand among a sea of similar so-so businesses.

While you can hire one or two full-time UX designers to take care of the UX aspect of your startup or small business, there is plenty in favor of outsourcing it to a dedicated UX design agency. For starters, an extended UX Team brings a battle-tested UX methodology to the table. They bridge the gap between your users and the product and help avoid silly design mistakes and costly blunders.

Furthermore, an external company that is dedicated to providing you with constructive criticism and insights on how you can make things better for the end-user

By Austin Rowlands

It might be tempting to think that once you have booked your exhibition space you can just relax until show day and the rest will take care of itself. But, of course, a business can’t expect to turn up at an exhibition show without having done any publicity to promote the event. As any business that has exhibited before can testify, your marketing campaign begins long before the day your show opens.

Why is pre-show marketing important? According to Trade Shows Network, over 70% of attendees arrive at an exhibition or trade show with a
fixed list of the exhibition stands they intend to visit. If you don’t engage
in an effective pre-exhibition marketing strategy you could well miss out on a
lot of potential leads, because attendees won’t know you are there.

The exhibition show organizer’s job might be to get plenty of attendees to