Category Archives for Business

Why “Outsourcing” Shouldn’t Be A Dirty Word

(This is a contributed post) What do you think of when the term “outsourcing”, what comes to mind? If you think that it’s a way to get cheap labor, you aren’t wrong, but many people view outsourcing as a dirty word. Some people believe that outsourcing compromises the integrity of a company by, in essence, […]

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4 Ways to Focus When Working From Home

(This is a contributed post) There are several benefits to working from home, yet it can become a somewhat isolating experience over time, and therefore it’s important you get yourself out into the world, rather than feeling stuck in your tower like Quasimodo! Whilst the positives do tend to outweigh the negatives, for instance, the […]

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How to Professionalise and Perfect Your Business

(This is a contributed post) Your business would be nothing without its sleek and sophisticated vibe; this is what catches the eye of your target market and it makes them keep coming back for more too. Consumers are now becoming uninterested in plain and simple businesses that don’t blow them away from the get go. […]

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3 Secrets To Mastering Profit

(This is a contributed post) Every business in the world is designed to try and make as much profit as possible. You might well have a business vision which aims for helping people in some way or providing some kind of service, and it is likely that is a genuine desire of yours. But if […]

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3 Clear Benefits of Fostering Close Relationships with Suppliers and Other Companies

(This is a contributed post) We live, today, in a world where more and more people are working as freelancers and contractors, and more and more people are turning to freelancers and contractors in order to get the cheapest and most flexible deals in their professional dealings. At the same time, we live in an […]

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Are You Budgeting For A Business Emergency?

(This is a contributed post) There can be a lot of costs that get overlooked when you’re running a business. You’ve got a company on your hands, probably brand new and fledgling, and you’re mainly worried about getting your profits margin up and running. But a good business plan covers all aspects of the business […]

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Expand and conquer

(This is a contributed post) There’s nothing more exciting than the business world. There’s nothing that’s going to offer you more opportunities than the business world. But there is no harder place to make it in life than the business world. Whilst it can bring its riches, it can also bring its hardships, and boy […]

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3 Ways to Make Your Startup Look More Professional

(This is a contributed post) While we all try to be as professional as possible when making a living, it’s not always that easy to portray the kind of professionalism we’re looking for. Sure, you need to look the part and act as if you know what you’re doing; but when you’re starting your own […]

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Disrupt yourself before someone does it to you

It sounds trite to say disruption is happening everywhere. But it is. Much, much faster than many people realise. Want proof? Here is one of my favourite statistics I’ve read lately. The time it took for the telephone to reach 100 million users – 75 years. The time it took the World Wide Web to […]

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Uncertainty of benefits versus costs

benefits vs costs

I think a lot about estimation. I used to do a lot of estimation with my teams. When the organisation I’m currently working for started doing agile, we did loads of estimation. We were constantly being asked for estimates. High-level estimates, low-level estimates, feature level estimates, story level estimates. We would spend a lot of […]

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