One of the most exciting aspects of setting up your own SME is looking for premises. This also an area, however, where the biggest mistakes are made that could ultimately cause your business to fail during those crucial first 12 months. While those glorious penthouse offices with the great views may be tempting, the exorbitant rent will take hefty chunk of your budget and could leave you with critical cash flow problems. Continue reading →
The car industry in the US, in keeping with the rest of the western world, has been in a significant slump in recent years and has been really struggling to keep its head above water. When President Obama took office the industry was on the verge of collapsing, and between February 2000 and June 2009 almost 1m jobs were lost across the board. Some said to let Detroit go bust, but Obama wouldn’t let it go. Continue reading →
IT encompasses a wide and varied range of employment opportunities and positions, all with one thing in common; computers are at the heart of these jobs in many different shapes and forms. From the latter days of the last century when it became clear that computers were here to stay and would become an essential part of industry, more and more people clamoured to be trained specifically in this area, causing somewhat of a software revolution.
For those who have heard the term but never actually knew what the position entailed, a business analyst is a person who liaises between the business processes and the IT side of the business. Anyone thinking of being a business analyst will be expected to have a background in IT and also experience in the improvement of business processes. Continue reading →
Despite a bumper first quarter, many hedge funds are opting to cash in their chips due to an increasing wariness that a sudden change in the market could see them suffer the same kinds of losses that they were suffering in the volatile markets of 2011. In the first 2 months of this year, hedge funds returned 5% which is, according to Hedge Fund Research, the best start made in a new year since 2000. Continue reading →