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    The Renaissance of Influencer Marketing

    The renaissance of influencer marketing Imagine walking through an aisle at a superstore looking for your favourite brand of coffee. You might come across a variety of coffee brands with attractive packaging. You raise your hand towards the jar of your usual brand, but then suddenly you see the jar of a new brand of coffee. You wonder why the name of this brand seems so familiar only to realize that you saw an Instagram post earlier in the day by a physical fitness instructor you follow dri..Read more

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    The ways if any the business environment will be diffrent in ten years time

    The ways, if any, the business environment will be different in ten years time By Tahmina Yousuf, USA Scholarship wining entry Changes in the business environment in the 21st century occur frequently. The changes that have been witnessed over the past decades include globalisation, privatisation of public companies and the increase of liberal policies. In many instances, these factors led to the death of profitable companies. Therefore, it is essential for businesses to adapt to the trans..Read more

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    Cardiff Metropolitan University MBA Advanced Entry Route

            iQualify UK has signed an academic progression agreement to give our LRN Level 7 Diploma in Business Management students entry on to the Cardiff Metropolitan University MBA Advanced Entry Route. This means that Level 7 Diploma holders simply need to complete two units (Research Methods and a Dissertation) from the University in order to obtain the MBA. The Research Methods module is taught through blended learning with face-to-face contact on campus..Read more

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    Some effects of globalisation on business

    Some effects of globalisation on business The global economy is steadily integrating. This is leading to globalisation of various national economies. Some of the effects of globalisation on business can be seen in for example the automobile industry. There was a time when importing foreign-made cars were rare in the US, and such imports were either exotic or exorbitant. The 21st century, however, is witness to globalisation in this industry. Fiat-Chrysler, for example, has its manufacturing..Read more

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    explain the different types, size and scope of organisations

    Explain the different types, size and scope of organisations   Different types, size and scope of organisations: Differences between for profit and not for profit and non-government organisations (NGOs) Micro, small, medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Different business purposes, objectives and supply of goods and services The range of legal structures associated with different forms of business: sole traders, partnerships and private limited companies   Differences ..Read more

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    Business plan – an entrepreneurial perspective

    Business plan - an entrepreneurial perspective   Every new business venture begins with a lot of passion, hard work and most importantly, a plan. Whether it is a start-up or an established business, a business plan ensures that a roadmap is ready to analyse and understand the various nuances related to the business. In fact, when an entrepreneur begins their adventurous journey in the dynamic world of business, they have many questions to consider. All these questions have a direct ..Read more

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    The impact of SMEs in the global economy

    The impact of SMEs in the global economy Small and medium enterprises, or what in the popular parlance are called SMEs, has long been accepted as the engines of economic growth and development. The impact of SMEs in the global economy is a very crucial role in the construction of a society which is free of poverty. The reason is that they not only provide ample job opportunities to the different strata of the society but also ensure the flow of money across the various levels of society. T..Read more

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    The start-up culture

    The start-up culture The world of business is full of uncertainty and chaos, and the only way a start-up can change that is by innovating. Continuous innovation, challenging set norms and optimisation of available resources are what the world of start-ups is made up of. This community is always confident and optimistic about the future. In a start-up culture, the most important word is 'Team'. Although it may begin by one person's dream it eventually boils down to team effort as the star..Read more

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    What are the possible legal structures for your business in the UK

    What are the possible legal structures for your business in the UK? As soon as you are set to begin a new venture, you must consider how each decision will affect the growth of your business. The first decision that you must consider is the structures for your business. This structure must also align with the legal structure for your business. Focus on the pros and cons of each to decide what legal structure best suits your business. It is only appropriate to start as a public limited co..Read more

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    Corporate governance in business

    Corporate governance in business ‘Good corporate governance is about maximizing shareholders value on a sustainable basis while ensuring fairness to all the stakeholders: customers, vendors-partners, investors, employees, government and society’ - Narayana Moorthy. The corporate governance framework The corporate governance framework of practices and rules helps the directors of an organisation to ensure fairness, accountability and transparency in its relationships with its stakeho..Read more

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    How to identify your own skillset

    How to identify your own skillset   Skills are indispensable. In order to secure employment, skills are as important as your degrees. They are the distinguishing factors that make you employable. There is intense competition in the employment market for both graduates and post-graduates. Thus, it becomes imperative for each student and job seeker to identify their core skillset. Skills that can help them stand out in the crowd. Although employers screen applications on the basis of ..Read more

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    What are the skills that an employer seeks?

    What are the skills that an employer seeks?   Considering the extremely competitive job market, and lack of skilled resources, it is imperative to display the right skills that an employer seeks. Skills do not refer to your academic/technical qualifications or the degrees that you possess. Of course, these degrees define your capability, but skills are finer details that make you employable. Being employable can be defined as "the capability of getting and keeping satisfactory work..Read more

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    Why should you choose to be self-employed

    Why should you choose to be self-employed? “If you don’t build your dreams, someone will hire you to help build theirs”- Tony Allen Gaskins, Jr. Self-employment is attractive as it empowers you and helps you build on your ideas. However, whether self-employment is right for you or not is another question. To take an informed decision, it is imperative to consider certain factors. Branch out on your own once you are confident that self-employment is for you. Here is what you must know b..Read more

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    Learning organisation

    Explain and evaluate the learning organisation model Learning organisation To understand learning organisation and to be able to define it is by any measure, a challenging pursuit. First, there are no agreed upon definition of this concept, the term is mostly contested at different levels of an organisation. The publication of Peter Senge’s book ‘The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organisation (Senge 1990)’ created a burgeoning display of analysis and interpreta..Read more