30 March

Is a project management course right for me?

Thinking about becoming a fully-qualified project manager, but not sure whether you’ve found the right course for you? If you’re interested in a career in project management, there are a number of different qualifications out there which might suit you. In fact, with so many options available, choosing the right one can often be a confusing decision – especially if you’re starting from scratch. To make…

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25 November

4 Reasons Your First Marketing Strategy Isn't Working, and What to do About It

If you've written out a marketing strategy, you’re already ahead of the game: Too many companies neglect the act of formalizing their plans, instead relying on general ideas and improvisation, which almost never turns out well. Thinking through and documenting your strategy separates you from the pack, but there’s a harsh truth about that first draft you whipped up in the meeting room: It probably sucks.…

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7 November

Conference Planning: The job explained

Conference planners and developers manage all aspects of conferences, meetings and corporate events. They might work with a committee of planners or perform duties independently, but it is this individual's responsibility to oversee the scheduling of activities, transportation, hotels, staff and meeting space, and make sure that everything runs smoothly and company goals are met. Most conference planners and developers work long hours -- especially during…

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7 October

4 Tips for Crafting the Ideal Sales Letter

If one of the greatest marketers of his time were to tell you what he considered the essential elements of a sales letter, wouldn’t you listen to what he had to say? Well, that’s exactly what Robert Collier provided for us. In the last chapter of The Robert Collier Letter Book, he summarized what he saw as the attributes of the ideal sales letter. Collier was…

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2 September

Canvas is set to disrupt the London events industry with its new venue finding website

Canvas, a young London-based startup, has relaunched their website after a complete overhaul of the design and user interface. The new format, which has been developed in the last 12 months, allows users to navigate faster and more easily on desktop and mobile devices while giving venues new tools to showcase their spaces in full. With over 20,000 monthly active users and a mission to provide…

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15 August

18 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Yes, Hollywood may dramatize the plight of the entrepreneur. But sometimes the best way to capture reality is through fiction. Wherever you are in your business venture, you can glean some insight from these 18 provocative and wildly entertaining films. Subject: Entrepreneurship. 1. Startup.com. Startup.com is a 2001 documentary film that examines the rise and fall of the real-life startup GovWorks that raised $60 million from Hearst Interactive Media, KKR, the…

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15 August

5 Steps to Creating a Killer Marketing Strategy

Not every marketing plan is a good marketing plan. There are certain qualities it needs to meet to be able to do what it is supposed to do and be considered an effective plan that will convert customers and be successful. It is easy to tell a "potentially successful" marketing plan apart from a mediocre marketing plan. Generally, there is a framework that a killer marketing…

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5 August

The 5 Emotions That Drive Customer Loyalty

Customer loyalty is everything for a new business. Customer acquisition is important -- otherwise, you’ll never build up a customer base -- but if those customers don’t stick around long enough to make multiple purchases or subscribe to your services for longer than a month, you’ll end up spending more in the acquisition phase than customers are actually worth to you in the long run. Why loyalty…

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22 July

If you're relying on what you know today, you're already irrelevant, says Accenture CHRO

It’s no secret that the tech sector is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. Staying relevant and, indeed, staying ahead of the curve, can be a challenge. Part of the challenge facing any tech sector company is finding and developing the talent that will help you grow a successful business. An even bigger challenge is retaining them. Though, according to Accenture’s chief leadership and…

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