The Growth Challenge: How Governments Can Help Tech Startups

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in Concepts, Strategy

The Growth Challenge: How Governments Can Help Tech Startups

Turning a good idea from a scribble on a piece of paper into a functioning company requires business knowledge, leadership, raw ability, and finances. Yet even when these critical components are all present, government red tape and a lack of public infrastructure can quickly kill promising ideas, or cause them to leave for a more friendly environment. To address these challenges, governments around the world are investing in special programs to give their nation’s best and brightest a chance to shine on the world stage. The United States has...

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Salary guide for your 40’s: Getting the most out of your paycheck

Posted on Dec 22, 2014 in Concepts, Strategy

Salary guide for your 40’s: Getting the most out of your paycheck

As you approach the late stages of your career, you need to start thinking about how you’re going to leave the workforce. Too many financial managers have horror stories about potential clients who are 15 years behind where they need to be financially with only five years to go before retirement. Large mortgages, overdrawn education accounts, and low personal savings coupled with high consumer debt will keep workers at their desks long after they hoped to be playing golf somewhere with more margaritas than managers. Here’s how to make sure it...

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The 5 Step Strategy for Managing Stress at Work

Posted on Dec 21, 2014 in Workforce

The 5 Step Strategy for Managing Stress at Work

No job is perfect and anyone can experience stress while at work. A last minute project that needs to completed immediately, a deadline being pushed up, a project launch that becomes riddled with issues right after the launch, and unexpected server downtime are just a few examples of stressful situations that unexpectedly pop up at work. It is important to find out ways to relax and decrease stress before stressful occurrences pop up. Knowing how to handle a stressful situation will make all the difference in successfully surviving it. Here...

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Salary guide for your 30’s: Getting the most out of your paycheck

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 in Concepts, Strategy

Salary guide for your 30’s: Getting the most out of your paycheck

You’ve worked hard in your your 20’s to get a job and carve out an area of expertise. Now that you’ve reached your 30’s, you can start to take advantage of the work you’ve already done to set yourself up for even more success in the future. Stay ambitious. Now that you’re mercifully not the youngest person in your company anymore, the temptation will be to start loosing the fire you had as a new hire. Avoid getting comfortable with your growing seniority and expertise by constantly applying for jobs in your field, both inside your company and...

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Salary guide for your 20’s: Getting the most out of your paycheck

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in Concepts, Strategy

Salary guide for your 20’s: Getting the most out of your paycheck

So, you’re starting your career and for the first time you can remember, you actually have a decent amount of cash coming in. Here’s what you can do to make every penny count both now, and in the future: Have a plan beyond the numbers. The average student is graduating with a substantial debt burden, and while servicing that debt will be your top priority, you shouldn’t be obsessed with paying it down immediately at the expense of your future career goals. For example, getting a job driving a truck on the Canadian oil sands may pay very well,...

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