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One of the joys of going into business for yourself is the opportunity it gives you to network with some key players in different industries. I’m talking here the power players of industries such as banking and finance, whom you get to meet at times purely based on their interest as to why you’re perhaps at a coffee shop during the day, when everybody else who is employed is slaving away in an office somewhere. It’s rather ironic how those people in top management are so interested in what us entrepreneurs, freelancers and business persons get up to in our…

There are so many different common business practices that claim to ensure your businesses’ success. With all businesses being different to each other there are a lot of things which work for certain industries that don’t work for others.  By following these 5 generic business practice tips below you’ll be able to ensure your business is successful and on track to ensure successful future expansion in no time: Set Expectations No business is a roaring success without goals and targets to work towards. By clearly outlining your company’s long term objectives, you’ll be able to illustrate to colleagues your vision…

Annual business plans are usually set down well ahead of Christmas, but mid-season is as good a time as any for realtors to count their blessings, review the current market situation and results achieved in the first half of the fiscal year, and define tangible objectives for the months ahead. Overview of corporate performance to date can provide valuable cues on the pace of business growth, but without insight into fresh market tendencies, you shouldn’t bank on peak end-of-year outcome. If you’ve been too busy to read up on the latest trade developments, it’s not too late to do so…

The life of a student is all about focussing all your resources, efforts and attentions on one goal, which is studying towards getting whatever qualification you’re chasing. Pretty much every other area of your life suffers, despite it being constantly preached that you need to strike some sort of balance.One of these areas in life which suffers the most is your finances, unless you’re one of those rare breeds of rich students. So in your efforts to save as much money as you can on what is probably an already very meagre student’s budget, one of the avenues through which…

Getting straight into it, the single best way for students to generate some extra cash is by exploring some ways to make money online. Yes, you can perhaps get a part-time job at a bar, restaurant or anywhere else near your students’ residence, but for every job of that type there are many students who are looking. You’re unlikely to even land a job with those promotion agencies that famously hire students to tell other students about various offers and perhaps sign them up. So how do you go about making some extra cash online as a student? How NOT…

When students think about taking our minds off of the books for a bit to refresh the mind and enjoy a bit of entertainment, what mostly comes to mind is a hectic night out. You only have to walk across the street from campus to realise just how expensive a night out can be however, with bars, clubs and restaurants that are open all hours of the day taking full advantage of the urgent manner in which students generally want to go about their entertainment. Of all the ways through which a meagre student’s budget can come under threat however,…

Talking about credit and students in the same sentence is perhaps a no-go for anyone who is realistically pragmatic about their financial affairs, but as with everything under the sun, if it’s approached correctly and in the way it was originally intended then a credit facility can work out to be very useful for students. You’d definitely have to be savvy about how you use whatever little credit is made available to you and you definitely have to maintain a high level of sustained discipline. Otherwise you can build up a very good credit record during your student years, which…

If you’re entering the tertiary education world around the age where people normally make the transition from high school and college to university, then you’ll already be well aware of what is often referred to as the student plan. The student plan or student discount is offered to you directly in most cases, but if you’re not given the option of getting a student discount on just about anything which involves you paying for something, take the initiative to ask about it. Trust me, pretty much every one selling you a product or service has some sort of student discount…