Category Archives: Business


The best freelance career opportunities

Few people consider a job to be for life anymore, they prefer to move from company to company and change their role every two to four years. However, others are thinking of the long-term and are keen to do just one kind of job for the rest of their working life. The difference is that they are not working for one person, but a whole host of employers. They have decided, in short, to go freelance. Freelancing Freelancing is when a self-employed individual invoices their clients directly, administering Read more [...]

How Do You Know Whether Copper Is Real?

A lot of people use copper for a variety of different things. From copper artwork to copper nails and copper cables, it is a staple metal in our lives. Copper is also incredibly valuable nowadays and this has opened up the market for a lot of fake copper as well. So how can you tell whether a piece of copper you hold is really copper and not an alloy or, even worse, a piece of plastic? The Color First of all, copper is reddish brown. If it is an alloy, such as brass, the color will be a lot more Read more [...]

How Do You Know if a Music School Is Any Good?

If you love music and you know that you want to have a career in that industry, there are lots of opportunities available to you. Unfortunately, many of those opportunities are empty promises, and you need to learn to differentiate between the two. You also need to make sure that you become more desirable within the industry, which you can do by going to music college. This will teach you all you need to know about the entire business of music, including specific areas such as performance, composition, Read more [...]

The Different Levels of Leadership

Leadership is a very difficult to define concept. So difficult, in fact, that there are many self-professed ‘gurus’ who have written thousands of books on the subject, and made millions. Each of these has a completely different concept on what leadership is, how someone can become a leader, what personality traits they must have, and more. One thing that they do seem to agree on, however, is that there five levels of leadership, and that leadership is about influencing people. Navigating the Read more [...]

Black Female Leaders We Should All Know

History is full of fascinating stories of strength, courage, and leadership. But we often don’t look closely at the diversity of these stories. Do you know how many strong, black female leaders there have been in the world? And that is the ones that received public attention. Most of us have heard of Rosa Parks, perhaps the greatest female civil rights activist ever, and of women such as Oprah Winfrey, but there are many more. Let’s take a look at some of the strong women we should all be aware Read more [...]

Charles Phillips Now Competing Directly With Former Employer

Charles Phillips became known all around the world when he became an Oracle executive. His moves were analyzed and did bring a huge company growth during his time at Oracle. Now Charles Phillips role as CEO of Infor steps in to compete exactly with Oracle. Infor, commonly referred to as the “biggest enterprise software company you’ve never heard of”, is gaining ground at a really fast pace, although we cannot actually say that it is a true competitor for Oracle. What is really interesting Read more [...]

Carve-outs: One of the most difficult transactions to deal with

The field of private equity investing is complex at the best of times, but with more firms turning towards carve-outs it would be fair to say that things have become even more complicated. Taking the example of Sun Capital, this is a company who have now been involved in approximately 50 middle market carve-outs into independent businesses. Considering their overall track record, it would be fair to say that they have almost perfected the process, but it isn't easy and there are a lot of questions Read more [...]

The Mexican economy: Umpteen reasons to be hopeful

It's a country with one of the biggest markets around (more on that later), yet it's also one which hasn't exactly experienced plain-sailing in relation to its economy over recent years. However, reports are suggesting that the Mexican economy is most certainly on the right track - and perhaps being one of the more encouraging places to invest. Following on from the above, what's fueling such growth? Here, we'll take a look. Private equity is soaring Something that has aided the situation substantially Read more [...]

How Mobile Payments Change the Way People Live?

Nobody can longer deny how alarming it is that people are becoming more and more dependent on their phones, especially now that it’s not only used for telecommunications, but for games, entertainment, shopping, etc. as well. According to Pew Research Center, around 64% of the people in the US alone own a Smartphone. With this technology, people have gained easy access to almost every daily transaction. For instance, they can now pay their bills through the use of companies’ mobile apps. Even Read more [...]

7 Healthy Lunches for the Office

Lunch at the office doesn’t have to be boring or unhealthy. With minimal prep work, you can pack and bring from home a lunch that your coworkers will envy. You may want to pack some extra for sharing. Salad in a Jar The salad-in-a-jar phenomenon is especially popular with office workers looking to make a portable healthy lunch. Here are a few tips on preparing your own. Add your ingredients in layers, going from wet to dry. Begin by adding your dressing to the empty jar, and then wet vegetables Read more [...]