Posts Tagged ‘Business’

Thinking out loud – in and out of the workplace

In a world where everybody wants to be loud, it is often not the person who talks the most, but the person who talks the smartest that is listened to.

  Throughout my life I have always been encouraged to speak up in class, share my thoughts with the team and suggest any helpful ideas. As a fairly extrovert character, naturally, I’ve used this as an opportunity to talk. Despite this, I can’t help but think of a number of times where I have decided…

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The Fundraising Challenge Within The Charity Sector

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Fundraising, Fundraising and more Fundraising, a crucial and often difficult task within any charity. Should it really be that difficult? On paper, the U.K. is Europe’s most generous country in terms of donating money, volunteering time and helping a stranger. You only have to turn on BBC for Comic Relief to see the true generosity…

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Managing Uncertainty – Stepping into the big wide world

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Assignments handed in, University studies completed and the bubble has burst. There’s something daunting about stepping into the big wide world by yourself, particularly when surrounded by challenges and responsibilities. Which path to follow? Getting a job? How to make your impact on the world? How do you go about Managing Uncertainty? Three years ago…

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Optimistic visions of the future of the enterprising landscape in Iceland

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There was something special about my recent trip to Reykjavik, Iceland that I can’t say I have ever experienced before. Not just the bewitching mountains and the dramatic volcanic landscape, nor this being my first trip abroad with my beautiful girlfriend; it was because this was my first research trip. Rarely have I had the…

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Managing an overcrowded mind

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  I have always admired the way that business owners, entrepreneurs and project managers have such an acrobatic ability to juggle several things at once whilst maintaining focused and in control of the important matters at hand. I admit to sharing the same ability, never shying away from an opportunity that presents itself, never stopping…

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Should I hire a marketer for my start-up business?

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There seems to be a certain scepticism when considering hiring someone to handle marketing tasks; particularly during the startup process of a company. Do we have any budget for this? What type of marketing should we be considering? Isn’t it simple enough to do ourselves? Decision paralysis is a horrible thing. When it comes down…

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Treat Others As You Would Expect To Be Treated – Not always the case!

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‘Treat others as you would expect to be treated’ – Let us be honest, we have all heard this phrase in one walk of life or another. I think the first time I probably heard it was the first stay of school; but it is still something that I hear time and time again. What…

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The thin line between Patience and Laziness…

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I like to consider myself a bit of a go-getter. Always looking for the next opportunity, or the next task, or simply just something to do! Joe ‘slow down’, you are only 20 you have your whole life ahead of you, be patient. Patience; the capacity to accept delay, problems, or suffering without feeling anxious…

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Dear Future Students… Be more than a piece of paper

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Dear Future students, please don’t fall for the illusion that the reason we go to university is to be graded; the pretty piece of paper that gives us gratification that we can finally get the job that we want. I am in my final year at university studying Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management, so admittedly my…

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How to become a ‘Hot Caller’, not a ‘Cold Caller’

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I can’t believe that I  actually just read an article on LinkedIN entitled ‘The best way to cold call’. In some aspects I understand what they are trying to do, but seriously! – have you ever picked up the phone to someone cold calling and thought “Oh that was cold, take my money”, I certainly…

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