11 surprising things you can negotiate

Negotiating is a skill that comes with lots of practice. Whether it's at work or in your personal life, negotiations help you create better opportunities for yourself. Most of the time, all you have to do is ask—but that can be the most difficult part. Salary is the most common thing we negotiate but there are many others out there. This infographic from Self Lender highlights 11 things you can negotiate to either save money or earn more. It even gives examples of questions to ask and things to ...
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Worried about the impact of Brexit on your business? Attend a free expert webinar

International payments firm WorldFirst is hosting a free webinar on 28 March to discuss the impact of Brexit on the retail sector. As a vital contributor to the UK economy, the retail sector has already been rocked by the collapse of major high street retailers as others face uncertainty about their future. With just over a year to go until the UK officially leaves the European Union (EU), the hour-long webinar aims to tackle retailers' concerns by examining issues such as consumer spe...
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4 ways entrepreneurs in developing economies can learn from Midwest startups

Fostering the growth of entrepreneurship is vital for economic development in many countries and regions around the world where thriving entrepreneurship ecosystems con boost productivity and job creation. Although entrepreneurs in developing economies face challenges their counterparts in more developed regions are less likely to encounter, "the positive results can lift the morale and outlook of a region," writes Stewart Thornhill, executive director of the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrep...
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How Brexit could make food prices skyrocket


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Sweden heads the best countries for business for 2017

Sweden has moved up four spots to head the Forbes annual list of the Best Countries for Business. Sweden is home to some of the world’s best-known brands as well as becoming a haven for tech startups. New Zealand takes second place in the list, with Hong Kong, Ireland and the United Kingdom completing the top five. The U.S. has slipped one place further down the list to 23rd place, continuing its decade-long slide since topping the list in 2006. [ Read the full article on forbes.com ]
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