When I started my first online business in 2003 there wasn't half as much support as there is now, and certainly very little in the way of a startup community to help you overcome self-doubt and rookie mistakes. If you read this startup diary and are thinking about starting your own company, then participating in these kinds of events can be very helpful for getting your thoughts in order, and living the startup experience, if only for a weekend. The way it works is as follows. You have Friday evening and one weekend to create an idea, form a team, build a prototype, develop a business model, and then do an 'investor' pitch at the end of it all. They do feed you, in case you're wondering. The Startup Weekend in Waterford was supported by Techstars - one of those global startup incubators. These very early stage investors run events like this to give themselves something known in the trade as 'deal flow'. Finding good startups is something of a black art, and this is one of the ways it … [Read more...] about Startup Diary: ‘Startup weekends can be just the break your firm needs’
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This has been a pretty bad week for the art of negotiation. First, Theresa May failed to negotiate the renegotiation of the backstop. After that, her cabinet failed to get the non-renegotiated withdrawal agreement through parliament. At the time of writing, the nation's leaders have tumbled into a situation where no one is entirely sure what we still have time to negotiate and who with. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now Negotiation is a skill that requires confidence, skill and some homework – but it can be learned through practice and repetition. So if you’re negotiating a price on a car, a better deal on a financial product or a rate for a job in the gig economy, then you need to know how to do so from a position of strength. We’ve asked some of the UK’s top negotiation experts for their tips on achieving the … [Read more...] about Life skills: how to sharpen up your negotiation tactics
Northern Ireland 6 March 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47475096 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel One of Northern Ireland's oldest businesses, the construction and design firm WDR & RT Taggart, has gone into … [Read more...] about 117-year-old firm goes into administration
Businesses that have strived to attract the best talent to their organisation could be in with a chance to win big at this year’s 2019 CIPD North East of England HR&D Awards. The Excellence in Resourcing and Talent Management award is presented to companies that have used outstanding programmes and initiatives to attract and keep talent. Last year’s winner was Newcastle Building Society, the region’s biggest building society. The business won the award after it created 200 new roles during 2016 and 2017. The firm filled these rolls by introducing a competitive reward package to attract talented staff, while at the same time implementing performance related pay. Sarah Carnegie and Elouise Leonard-Cross, the co-chairs of North East of England CIPD Branch Committee, said: “There is a broad range of initiatives that relate to this category demonstrating how organisations in our region are attracting and retaining their talent, such as use of employer brand, or … [Read more...] about Could your firm win the Excellence in Resourcing & Talent Management award?
Ken Fisher Special to USA TODAY Published 10:13 AM EST Feb 3, 2019 Success is amazingly common. What's scarce is success that doesn’t fizzle to failure ... or fade within several generations. You want to succeed sustainably. If you're anxious to avoid short-term failure, there's a cautionary tale in the legendary lottery curse. Folks win, then the curse promptly transitions their lives into train wrecks. In the early TV era of the 1950s, this reversal of fortune was epitomized by the popular show “The Millionaire,” in which a super “Richie” gave away a million dollars to normal folks who usually became miserable quickly. Over time we have watched rock stars flame out on drugs. Or beautiful young women marry for money and become morose. Examples of slower, but bigger fades dot America's corporate landscape, including failures like Sears Holdings recent bankruptcy. Sears was America’s … [Read more...] about How to succeed: Build your career with these tips