A look at businesses which go on to achieve great things and grow into big success stories doesn’t really point to any innovation taking place anymore, as was the case with those history defining moments like the invention of the internal combustion engine as an improvement on the steam engine. These days it’s all about new websites and new apps as innovations.

The thought of retirement for many of us may be long off, or just something we don’t really like to think of, but whether you like it or not, you can’t avoid it. Pensions may seem complicated, but the reasoning behind them is actually very simplistic and vital if you want to live a comfortable lifestyle after retiring. More than half of the population in the UK either aren’t saving for their retirement or they’re not saving enough. This means that half of the population may end up, working longer to increase their pension, have to start saving more to…

As a businessman, you may struggle for spare time, never mind spare time in order to read a book. But these aren’t any only books, these are some of the best books written by and for businessmen. From some great tips to running your own business to some incredibly inspiring stories, here are our best books. How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie This classic book will change the way you make, build and maintain relationships snapping from personal to business, this book has it all. You’ll learn how to increase your popularity, win over business leaders,…

We all like a little bit of extra cash and in this modern world, there are a thousand ways to make some extra money on weekends, after work and so on. The great thing about the majority of these ways to make money is that you can dedicate as much time to them as you want. Read more about how you can make some extra money in your spare time. Become a Taxi Driver Becoming a taxi driver in your spare time is a great way of making some extra money each month. From organisations such as Uber and Lyft…

Top Tips for Starting Your Own Business Taking the leap and starting your own business isn’t something to be taken lightly and it can change your life forever. If you’re fed up of 9-5 work, find yourself wishing the work days away and always dreaming of bigger and better things, then starting your own business might be the answer. Don’t be fooled, it’s a lot of work, you’re responsible for your own success and there will be bumps along the way but if you find that you have a burning desire to build a business on your own, then here…

The rental market in the UK is absolutely booming and although that isn’t good news for millennials who are struggling to get on the property ladder, it can be good news for you. Last year in the news, we heard about all of the different charges landlords would soon be facing but many still see buy-to-let an as attractive investment due to low-interest rates and volatile stock markets. If you have the ability to raise a big enough deposit to purchase a second home or even have the cash to buy outright, purchasing a second property for an additional income…

Instant gratification is something which millennials have grown up to desire, they no longer want to save up, wait and then purchase their goods. They put items on credit cards, get into debt and worry about it later, but what has come of instant gratification is the current market for finance. Finance allows you to purchase a product with minimal down payments and pay the rest off monthly or weekly with interest. For some, this is an amazing way of getting what you need but can’t afford right away but there are a few downsides and we’ve all heard in…

Social media has taken over the world, from Facebook to Twitter, Instagram to Snapchat there are a million and one channels which can be used to enhance and grow your business. The social world is unbelievably influential with some having a career as a social media star with millions of followers watching their every move and buying promoted products. Having an online presence in this day & age is a no-brainer, the first thing someone will do is Google you, and if you don’t have an up to date, active website, good social feed and a google profile, you can…

If you’re worried about money, then the last thing you need is unexpected bank charges. Somehow, they always come at the worst time; when you have no money in your account, take you into your overdraft or just come at the worst time. Well, we’re here to help and have created some great ways you can avoid nasty bank changes; Do Your Research Before you decide which bank you want to put your money in, have a look around and read the small print. Some will offer a free overdraft on X amount, others will give you day-to-day charges and…

The news is constantly telling us that the current generation of home buyers are simply not able to afford to get on the property ladder and face spending their entire lives renting. But is renting so bad and what are the pros and cons of renting vs buying. There are, of course, many things to consider when making such a huge decision, the first and most important is financial but after that, there are a number of practical and emotional decisions you’ll need to make. Buying The biggest pro of buying your own home is that once you have paid…

When you think of being a student, you immediately imagine huge debts, eating cold beans out of a can and being freezing. But this doesn’t have to be the case, if you’re smart with your money, budget and don’t splurge, then you can be a savvy student. Take advantage of student discounts From NUS discount cards to discounted cinema tickets, there are a whole host of benefits to being a student. Now, you may have to pay upfront for any discount cards such as an NUS card or a yearlong railcard. But other organisations such as UNIDAYS and overall student…

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