By Guest Contributor Siddharth Shankar
As India‚Äôs economy grows and it becomes an increasingly important export market for UK businesses, leading expert in trading with India Siddharth Shankar shares his top tips on how to successfully do business in the region.
By Guest Contributor John Auckland, Founder of TribeFirst
You may be surprised to find out, that the majority of equity crowdfunding campaigns never reach their minimum funding target. You have a great idea, an innovative product, and/or a manageable business model ‚Äí why wouldn‚Äôt the crowd invest?
By Guest Contributor Scott Haughton, COO at Envestors
By Guest Contributor Gary Young, Equinox
Business owners very often put of taking a holiday or even a short break.¬† As a small business owner you may find yourself covering while your team members are away. But you and your loved ones deserve a holiday too.¬† To stop yourself worrying while you are away there are plenty of tools you can use to help the business keep on track.
Each year, there are nearly 400,000 new businesses set up in the UK.
However, taking a company from an eager start-up to a rocksteady brand is far from straightforward. There are plenty of ups and downs which need to be successfully navigated if you want to see your business still standing five or ten years down the line.
The biggest hurdle? Money.
Starting your career can be one of the most exciting times of your life. Many graduates have their hearts set on making their name in a global company, with Google, Facebook and Apple all ranking in the top companies that young professionals want to work for.
David Chudwin, author of the award-winning ‚ÄúI Was a Teenage Space Reporter,‚ÄĚ met with five of the surviving American astronauts who went to the Moon at a space convention in Tuscon, Arizona on 8 -11 August.
He presented a copy of his book to Apollo 11 astronaut Mike Collins during this, the 50th Anniversary celebration of Apollo 11, the first landing on the Moon. General Collins remained in orbit above the Moon while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed.
By guest contributor John Auckland, TribeFirst.
I‚Äôve seen a huge range of businesses run crowdfunding campaigns across many different market sectors. I‚Äôm often surprised by which campaigns capture the attention and imagination of investors, soaring towards their target like a rocket into space, and which end up faltering midway through. Some of the strongest campaigns on paper can sometimes struggle, whereas others look potentially weaker but do incredibly well.
EDGE, official magazine of the Institute of Leadership & Management (InstituteLM), published by LID Business Media since 2017 has been shortlisted as the Best Association Magazine (large circulation) at this year‚Äôs Association Excellence Awards.
Aiming to inspire great leadership, EDGE reaches more than 32,000 leaders and managers across the UK with features on topics ranging from strategy and globalisation to wellbeing and inclusion.
EDGE makes the six-strong shortlist for the Best Association Magazine award after a survey revealed 68% of InstituteLM members actively use the magazine to develop their leadership, with 77% of InstituteLM members rating EDGE as either ‚Äúgreat to have‚ÄĚ or completely indispensable as part of their membership package.
Editor of EDGE, Sally Percy, is ‚Äúthrilled‚ÄĚ the magazine is shortlisted for the prestigious award adding, ‚ÄúEDGE is the result of a great collaborative effort and everyone involved is committed to producing a leadership publication that nurtures original thinking and debate while meeting the highest editorial standards in terms of writing, illustration and design.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThe reader response from InstituteLM members has been fantastic,‚ÄĚ says InstituteLM chief executive Phil James. ‚ÄúMany of our members say EDGE provides them with significant career benefits and greatly assists in their development. We are so proud that EDGE is recognised at the Association Excellence Awards as an invaluable, popular, quality source of leadership information.‚ÄĚ
EDGE‚Äôs publisher, Martin Liu of LID Business Media, echoed Mr James: ‚ÄúLID is so proud to be a part of EDGE‚Äôs success and to be sharing real, valuable knowledge to leaders and managers around the UK.‚ÄĚ
By Guest Contributor Simon Day, Toastmasters International
When we use the term ‚Äėfeedback‚Äô at work we usually think of the formal process. However, on any day of week we‚Äėll give feedback, receive it from someone else and possibly replay that feedback in our minds.¬† As human beings we constantly confirm our opinions of others or allow those of others (or our own negative thoughts) to reaffirm what we think about ourselves.