Should you hire in-house talent or outsource?

Hire or outsource – one of the defining questions for how we do business in the 21st century. So which is the better route? Naturally, both have their pros and cons. In this article, I’m going to share some of the reasons you’ll want to carefully consider each angle, giving you the advice you need to be able to make a confident decision. 2013 saw the rise of a number of disruptive technologies including cloud computing, big data and mobility which have had a significant impact outsourcing and Bu...
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Liberland – A startup country

President Jedlička.  Photo : Mya Photographe   Individuals, companies, governments, and membership organisations can all do a great deal to help shape the odds in their favour. But,what about actually creating your own country with your own rules, to help shape the odds in your favour? Not possible? Well, yes, it is, and it’s exactly what Czech-born Vít Jedlička, President of newly established country Liberland, has done. Liberland is just seven kilometres long – three times larger tha...
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The first startup hire: Who should it be?

  Your startup is your baby. You’ve nurtured it, fed it and watched a dream become a reality. This is why your first hire is the most important hire for your startup. You’re looking for someone who is passionate, trustworthy and motivated to see your business grow. As an entrepreneur , you are only as good as the people you surround yourself with. You want to make sure your personalities can co-exist together, and you want to ensure your first hire is solidly onboard with your goals and amb...
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The human side of strategy (the only way to go)

Caption: The Human Side of Strategy. Photo: brainwells.com   The Human Side of Strategy Strategy starts with you. It must become a natural part of your everyday life and thus a part of the company’s DNA. Only then, can you start dreaming of the success that you deserve. As you know – strategy is a plan. A plan of how to reach your goals. It can be printed on paper. Or presented neatly on PowerPoint. But no matter how good your strategy and enchanting your presentations, to succeed you must ...
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5 common accounting mistakes you may need to fix now

Starting a small business is loaded with exciting aspects like creative design, brainstorming ideas, and drafting prototypes – but many start-ups struggle with the financial side of business. The best way to avoid accounting issues is to correct them before they become a problem. Ignoring these common mistakes could lead to big complications. 1. Avoiding and denying a need for accounting For the business person with little financial know-how, the idea of bookkeeping may be daunting. Many startup...
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