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How to ask someone to be your business mentor

Mentors are a blessing for aspiring entrepreneurs and managers. But there's a good way and a bad way to ask someone to...

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How Apple wins at brand loyalty

The data certainly shows the value of customer loyalty. Apple's share price is high. But how does Apple achieve such...

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Bambi vs. Godzilla: How to work with big companies

Articulate has found there are big benefits to be had if you can learn to work with big companies: here are a few...

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The myth of overnight success

One of the biggest myths in business is the ‘overnight success’. Find out what you can do overnight and what takes a...

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The 90 per cent solution: how to finish projects on time for less money

The number one project management insight from a career in software development: finish projects on time by doing less...

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How to Start a Computer Games Company

This article from 2001 contains some lessons I learned from running a computer games company for ten years. This is how...

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The A-Z of Small Business Outsourcing

Outsourcing can be a competitive advantage and a time saver for ambitious businesses of any size. Get inspired by our...

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More is more, says research

People prefer cars with more horsepower, cameras with more megapixels even if they make no every day difference. For...

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What’s your ‘profit to pain’ ratio for client management?

Even the best-paid projects become too much if they affect your personal life or threaten your professional integrity....

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Impatience is a virtue

Rome wasn’t built in a day but it should have been. For entrepreneurs, attitude matters. Impatience is more than a...

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24 things I wish I’d known when I started my first business

An interview with serial entrepreneur and geek boss, Matthew Stibbe. Ready to start your first business? We’re here to...

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Origin stories

What are origin stories? Can your history give you a sense of purpose? Clarify what you do and why your business is...