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Tips For At-Home Businesses

At-home businesses have become increasingly common this past decade. In the 90s, you would have found only a handful of businesses that were situated in their founders' garages. Today, there are close to 40 million home-based businesses in the US alone, most of which are reportedly posting decent revenues. But with opportunity comes the risk of losing your investment money as well as your time. Give yourself a better chance of succeeding in your entrepreneurial venture by following these fou...

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Numbers You Should Have in Mind as HR

While recruiting new employees is often about finding the right person or people for the job, there are also important numbers you should know. There are various metrics that you should be keeping track of to ensure that your recruitment methods are working. With that in mind, take a closer look at a few hiring metrics that you should be tracking at your company.   Keep Track of “Busywork”   While this type of work doesn’t often get recognized, it should....

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Top 5 Cybersecurity Tips for the Workplace

As cyber attacks continue to hit large organizations almost every day, we need to develop strategies that will help us to fight them effectively. Cybersecurity `is nowadays the responsibility of everybody in the workplace. It can be hard for employees to stay updated with the current cybersecurity information because these criminals renew their tactics and sophistication almost every day. Workers need to be trained on various cybersecurity attacks and measures to prevent them from occurring i...

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The SME Instrument: How Innovative Startups Can Receive EU Funding?

  When speaking of funding for startups, most founders first consider VC or Angel Investor funding. Somehow, it is perceived in the startup world that this is the way to go. However, it is not necessarily the only option.   To boost innovation and SME sector growth, the EU Commission has launched the SME Instrument of the Horizon 2020 program – the largest non-dilutive fund in the world.   EUR 3 billion are available to be awarded to 7,500 startups by 2020!...

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Webinars: The Learning Revolution

  As we have gone hurtling headfirst into the digital age over the last few decades, we have developed a completely new style of learning. We no longer traipse into the library searching for hours for the exact information, but now at the click of a button can find exactly what we are looking for and even have our specific questions answered. Questions varying vastly in their complexity and answered by many different people with many different opinions, views and experiences.  ...