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Augmented Reality in Manufacturing: The Ultimate Guide

Augmented Reality in Manufacturing: The Ultimate Guide

The last decade alone in technology has been a force to be reckoned with and the way in which new technologies are being used is ensuring that innovative methods are being applied to a range of sectors. From finance to construction to manufacturing, technology can...

Investing in Nature: A Comprehensive Guide to Natural Capital

Investing in Nature: A Comprehensive Guide to Natural Capital

Natural capital is the term given to the elements of the natural environment that are capable of providing tangible goods and services to consumers. For instance, woodland could be considered a natural capital asset, with valuable ecosystem services like flood risk...

Exploring The Future of Augmented Reality Marketing

Exploring The Future of Augmented Reality Marketing

Amazingly, out of the $3 trillion that’s spent by consumers in commerce prior to Coronavirus, only 9% is actually spent online. This widespread favouring of physical shopping has prompted more brands to look at adopting digital methods for fooling shopping as a way of...

History of Augmented Reality: How AR Became What It Is Today

History of Augmented Reality: How AR Became What It Is Today

Augmented reality (AR) was first conceived as a science-fiction concept to support the creative narrative in films, books and plays. Our imagination took us as far as visualising digitally displayed information in thin-air, yet no one could put this into practice. The...

How Options Trading Works: The Ultimate Guide [2021]

How Options Trading Works: The Ultimate Guide [2021]

An option is essentially a contract that gives an investor the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an underlying asset at a predetermined set price in the future, even if the value of the asset moves beyond that price within a set timeframe. Buying and...

Investing in Gold: The Ultimate Guide, Benefits and Drawbacks

Investing in Gold: The Ultimate Guide, Benefits and Drawbacks

From ancient civilizations, through modernity and the 21st century, gold has been the preferred storage of value. Some have argued that gold is merely a barbaric relic that no longer holds the monetary qualities of the past. As we know, modern society has turned to...

Startup Valuation: Methods and Best Practices of Valuing a Startup

Startup Valuation: Methods and Best Practices of Valuing a Startup

The process of calculating the value of a company differs depending on the stage of the business. It’s an important process in any case since it determines levels of investment, growth opportunities and the ability to forecast for the future.  Business owners will...

Characteristics of an Entrepreneur: 10 Essential Qualities

Characteristics of an Entrepreneur: 10 Essential Qualities

Entrepreneurship is the process of taking a thought, idea or concept and transforming it into a tangible reality. It’s often tied to a business idea in order to generate profit. Being an entrepreneur, however, requires far more than just big ideas.  Not everyone makes...

Undervalued Stocks: The Ultimate Guide [2021]

Undervalued Stocks: The Ultimate Guide [2021]

The buying and selling of stocks, shares and equities work in a similar way to any market place. Effectively, parties negotiate a price at which to exchange an asset. Institutions, such as stock exchanges facilitate the exchange of publicly listed shares. Once the...

Investing in Growth: 15+ Best Ways To Invest Money

Investing in Growth: 15+ Best Ways To Invest Money

The best way of capitalising on your spare money is through saving or intelligent investing. When it comes to savings, you have plenty of options. You could create a savings account, a checking account or certificates of deposit. While there’s no right or wrong answer...

Productivity Improvement: 10 Ways To Boost Productivity While WFH

Productivity Improvement: 10 Ways To Boost Productivity While WFH

According to one study, remote employees work 1.4 more days per month than office-based counterparts. Productivity levels surge and it’s evident that working from home poses no threats to employee output. According to a different study, WFH can have adverse effects on...

Volatile Stocks: What are They and Should You Trade Them?

Volatile Stocks: What are They and Should You Trade Them?

The first and most important thing to understand about volatility is that the more volatile a stock is, the riskier the security will be. Volatile stocks are characterised by their tendencies to fluctuate in value more than other investments. They are typically...

Startup Loans: 10 Key Options to Explore

Startup Loans: 10 Key Options to Explore

For many entrepreneurs, the act of funding their startups can be an all-consuming worry. When you’re busy trying to bring a good idea to life, it’s vital that your mind is set on innovation and entering new markets. Fearful thoughts of startup funding can risk...

Crowdfunding for Startups: Exploring the Pros and Cons

Crowdfunding for Startups: Exploring the Pros and Cons

Crowdfunding has become a valuable way for startups to raise capital. The low cost of entry and virtually unlimited access to crowdfunding platforms has facilitated this, with entrepreneurs aiming to fund ideas and nurture them into a reality. However, there are still...

AR vs VR vs MR: The Ultimate 2021 Guide

AR vs VR vs MR: The Ultimate 2021 Guide

Today, rapidly developing technology has given rise to a series of exciting acronyms that carry a special level of significance for an array of industries. Augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) have grown exponentially over the past...

Augmented Reality Examples: How Businesses are Utilising AR

Augmented Reality Examples: How Businesses are Utilising AR

Interest in augmented reality (AR) has exploded as software designers and entrepreneurs explore its business relevance. To date, AR has played a role in workforce enablement, customer experience and interaction as well as a host of behind the scenes business...

How Does Virtual Reality Work: The Ultimate 2021 Guide

How Does Virtual Reality Work: The Ultimate 2021 Guide

You probably already come across and interacted with Virtual Reality’s cousin - Augmented Reality (AR) in your daily life. Sometimes without even realising it. Filters on Snapchat and Instagram, the ‘try before you buy’ trend offered by a number of retailers and even...

The Ultimate Guide To Penny Stocks: What They Are and How They Work

The Ultimate Guide To Penny Stocks: What They Are and How They Work

Disclaimer: Stocks fluctuate widely in prices and are, therefore, risky to trade and/or invest. Past performance does not guarantee future results. When trading or investing, your capital is at risk. Decisions are yours to make. We do not advise to invest nor trade...

Private Banking vs Wealth Management: Which One To Choose?

Private Banking vs Wealth Management: Which One To Choose?

You could be forgiven for being unable to spot many differences between private banking and wealth management. Indeed, both terms share some similarities. However, when push comes to shove, the two investment strategies can yield wildly different results for your...

Stocks vs Bonds: What Each Market is and How They Are Different

Stocks vs Bonds: What Each Market is and How They Are Different

Disclaimer: Stocks fluctuate widely in prices and are, therefore, risky to trade and/or invest. Past performance does not guarantee future results. When trading or investing, your capital is at risk. Decisions are yours to make. We do not advise to invest nor trade...

Funding for Small Businesses: The Ultimate Guide to Your Options

Funding for Small Businesses: The Ultimate Guide to Your Options

If you’re reading this post, it’s probably because you or someone you know has a business plan down to a T. Perhaps you’ve prototyped some products, or have tested the market and have prepared a product launch. Wherever you’re at in your preliminary startup phase,...

Private Banking: What Is It and How It Works

Private Banking: What Is It and How It Works

The world of private banking is a rich and varied one that offers solutions for not only banking but investment needs and tax management to high net worth individuals (HNWIs). Unlike the commonplace presence of retail banking, private banking typically offers much...

Real Estate Investing: The Ultimate Guide [2021]

Real Estate Investing: The Ultimate Guide [2021]

Real estate investment is considered to be one of the most enjoyable and lucrative asset classes. It’s essentially the land, along with any permanent improvements or structures attached to the land. These can be natural or manmade, including water, minerals, trees,...

The Ultimate Guide to Mixed Reality: Balancing Physical and Digital

The Ultimate Guide to Mixed Reality: Balancing Physical and Digital

It’s safe to say that reality technology has caused quite a stir in recent years. Whether you’re unwinding with a video game, shopping for clothes, or taking on some hands-on training, the likes of virtual reality and augmented reality are already beginning to make...

The Ultimate Guide To Dividend Stocks: What They Are and How They Work

The Ultimate Guide To Dividend Stocks: What They Are and How They Work

The basic premise of any investment strategy is to make money. And how do investors make money out of shares? Most typically, by selling the shares for more than they bought them for. In doing so, they generate a 'capital gain’. But just as all roads lead to Rome,...

Virtual Reality in Education: Can VR Change How We Learn and Teach?

Virtual Reality in Education: Can VR Change How We Learn and Teach?

Education has always been the prerequisite for a thriving society. The transfer of knowledge and skills to and from people has remained to be a top priority for primitive human tribes, ancient civilizations, and modern society. Successful learning strategies have...

Business Startup Loans: What are They and How to Get One

Business Startup Loans: What are They and How to Get One

Getting a startup business up and running requires capital. Between finding an investor, bootstrapping your way to the top, crowdfunding and getting your hands on a business startup loan or grant; the latter is often the most desirable.  What is a Business Startup...

Exploring 7 Most Exciting Augmented Reality Companies

Exploring 7 Most Exciting Augmented Reality Companies

Technology like augmented reality and virtual reality are beginning to revolutionise the way we live, think, and work. AR, in particular, can open up a wide range of possibilities in the near future surrounding medicine, science, agriculture, retail and much more....

Where, When and How to Find Investors: 7 Rules To Follow

Where, When and How to Find Investors: 7 Rules To Follow

What’s the formula for a successful enterprise? Consumer demand, ease of entry into the market, excellent marketing, strong product, and above all - cash. Incidentally, it’s cash that can effectively drive consumer demand, break down barriers to entry, generate...

How to Choose The Right Asset Management Company For You

How to Choose The Right Asset Management Company For You

In a nutshell, asset management company manage the finance of both individuals and companies. Their value comes from making strategic investment decisions for their clients as a means of bolstering portfolios and wealth.  Working alongside multiple investors, asset...

Risks and Rewards of the Startup Grind: Is it Worth It?

Risks and Rewards of the Startup Grind: Is it Worth It?

Embarking on a startup journey gives you the power to make something out of nothing. Perhaps it’s fair to say that whether your startup shakes its industry to the core or fails miserably - it will all be worth it. Perhaps it isn’t. If your cost-benefit analysis...

Protection From The Downturn: Finding Stocks That Do Well in Recession

Protection From The Downturn: Finding Stocks That Do Well in Recession

It seems like a severe case of bad timing that a world that had been left reeling from the 2008 financial crash is set to face the largest recession in nearly a century.  Naturally, it’s always going to be a case of bad timing when a virus as deadly as COVID-19...

Analyse This: Learning From Various Business Research Methods

Analyse This: Learning From Various Business Research Methods

Research is the only way of determining whether your business idea has the chance to take off. Business research helps to gather a variety of data in order to determine the USPs of a startup, and what types of products and services would perform best for consumers....

Navigating Choppy Waters: Business Ideas for 2021

Navigating Choppy Waters: Business Ideas for 2021

For many entrepreneurs, 2021 will invariably be regarded as a year to forget. Countless businesses and industries have ground to a halt, due to social distancing measures and widespread losses in revenue. However, the year has also provided invaluable insights into...

Conscious Consumerism: What is it and How can Businesses Promote it?

Conscious Consumerism: What is it and How can Businesses Promote it?

When shopping, most people typically weigh up the price of a product to its value and make a purchasing decision based on the outcome. Essentially, that is consumerism. But what happens when we take into account the process of extracting raw materials, manufacturing,...

Entrepreneurship 101: How To Become an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship 101: How To Become an Entrepreneur

It has become glaringly obvious that the world of work, over the last year alone, is drastically changing. The pandemic, in 2020, created an increase in job unemployment and uncertainty when it came to the success of businesses. Although this spike in unemployment is...

SaaS Funding: Where To Find It and How To Get It 

SaaS Funding: Where To Find It and How To Get It 

The healthy life cycle of any business depends on its ability to raise capital and manage cash flows. SaaS businesses are no exception.  Types of SaaS funding There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to SaaS funding and each type varies according to a number of criteria,...

Everything You Need to Know About Startup Business Grants

Everything You Need to Know About Startup Business Grants

Entrepreneurs can only develop scalable business models if they are backed by sufficient funds. Startup costs are immediately incurred during the process of planning a business model. From the costs of creating a business plan and research expenses to employee and...

Playing to the Crowds: The Advantages of Crowdfunding Your Business

Playing to the Crowds: The Advantages of Crowdfunding Your Business

Crowdfunding helps business owners to tap into the vast potential of the internet in order to raise funds for their endeavour. The approach doesn’t simply help entrepreneurs to find an inexpensive and relatively time-efficient way of securing funding for an idea, it...

Venture Capital Advantages & Disadvantages: An Asset or Liability?

Venture Capital Advantages & Disadvantages: An Asset or Liability?

Startups and SMEs need cash injections to propel their business to the next level of success. Traditional means of financing, such as bank loans, can be complex, time-consuming and run the risk of leaving entrepreneurs in great debt. Alternative sources of financing...

Putting a Price on Hard Work: How to Value a Startup

Putting a Price on Hard Work: How to Value a Startup

Putting a value on a business is never a straightforward process, even for the most established of companies. When it comes to startups reporting little-to-no revenue with no tangible guarantees over the future, the task of pricing up an endeavour can feel virtually...

Seed To IPO and Beyond: Series E Funding Round Explained

Seed To IPO and Beyond: Series E Funding Round Explained

No successful business gets to a stable position by raising a single lump sum of cash and calling it a day in the fundraising field. In fact, businesses engage in a series of rounds and levels, through which they raise additional cash, through different processes,...

Hiring During WFH: Tools, Tips and Platforms To Hire Remotely

Hiring During WFH: Tools, Tips and Platforms To Hire Remotely

Increasingly, many businesses have introduced flexible or full-time working from home policies. The trend began as a company perk that could be redeemed upon meeting or exceeding employer expectations. Today, WFH has been a clear government guideline for companies...

Emerging Stocks: Where To Invest Next

Emerging Stocks: Where To Invest Next

As the world slowly gets back on its feet after its downfall in 2020, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, 2021 has been the year of anticipation to see how much of the world the pandemic has affected. Due to the nature of last year's events and how businesses were...

Investment Options: Exploring 12 Options

Investment Options: Exploring 12 Options

Although the year was heavily punctuated by the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic and global lockdown measures, 2020 may well become recognised across the financial landscape as a watershed year for retail investing.  The arrival of Covid-19, coupled with the...

Home Management: 4 Essential Tips To Manage Your Startup Remotely

Home Management: 4 Essential Tips To Manage Your Startup Remotely

It can be hard work managing a startup at the best of times, let alone in the midst of a pandemic. Suddenly, your budgeting, business goals and plans have flown out of the window and you’re having to adapt to managing your endeavour entirely from the confines of your...

5 Steps to Transition Into a Fully Operational WFH-Friendly Business

5 Steps to Transition Into a Fully Operational WFH-Friendly Business

The devastating emergence of coronavirus has caused severe problems for businesses all around the world. Many operations have closed down while others are left to count the costs of lost revenue and faltering world stock markets.  The current global uncertainty has...

Intangible Assets vs Tangible Assets: Which To Invest In?

Intangible Assets vs Tangible Assets: Which To Invest In?

Fundamentally, there are two types of assets that businesses possess: tangible and intangible assets. Tangible assets typically relate to physical possessions or property owned by a company - such as computer equipment, vehicles or office spaces. Tangible assets are...

Hiding in Plain Sight: How to Weigh up Your Intangible Assets

Hiding in Plain Sight: How to Weigh up Your Intangible Assets

What does it mean for your business to possess an intangible asset? Essentially, an intangible asset is something that holds value that can’t actually be touched. It doesn’t manifest in physical objects and can’t be traded with ease, but this form of asset can often...

Quantifying Value Investing: The Safest Way of Securing Growth?

Quantifying Value Investing: The Safest Way of Securing Growth?

Value investing refers to the purchasing of stocks that are trading at a significantly lower price compared to their intrinsic value. Value investors typically look out for companies on cheap valuation metrics - typically taking the form of low multiples of their...

Types of Entrepreneurs: The Ultimate Guide

Types of Entrepreneurs: The Ultimate Guide

Entrepreneurs are some of the most vital parts of our economic society. They are individuals who want to create a substantial change in the world, following through on their passion. However, to be influential leaders and innovators, entrepreneurs need to have a...

How Do Entrepreneurs Come Up With Innovative Ideas (+7 Examples)

How Do Entrepreneurs Come Up With Innovative Ideas (+7 Examples)

At the heart of every successful startup is a great business idea. Some ideas can seem so simple that we wonder how nobody had thought about them before, while other ideas can seem so off-the-wall that we’re left wondering how anybody could possibly dream them up in...

Market Volatility: What Is It and How It Works

Market Volatility: What Is It and How It Works

The term ‘market volatility’ is used by investors when referring to changes in certain financial markets. This is an investment term that describes when a market or security experiences unpredictable behaviour which can manifest itself in sharp and unpredictable price...

Retail Investing: What are Retail Investors?

Retail Investing: What are Retail Investors?

Recent events have placed retail investors firmly in the limelight when it comes to the world of investing. As well as driving a rise in trading volumes, these investors use leverage, buy and sell speculative options on specific companies, and take to social media to...

Virtual Reality Stocks: Exploring VR Companies To Invest In

Virtual Reality Stocks: Exploring VR Companies To Invest In

Virtual reality has come a long way in the last few years. Now more than ever, investors are looking to bet on VR stocks. Interest rates are low, and venture capitals are starting to get excited about the possibilities of this new technology. So it's a great time to...

Entrepreneurs Financing: Ways To Get Your First Funding

Entrepreneurs Financing: Ways To Get Your First Funding

Every startup or business idea needs a helping hand to get off the ground. Funds can help you to achieve all of your goals in terms of bringing a product to market, the commercialisation of your venture, the development of a website, the hiring of a team and the...

Entrepreneurial Spirit: What Is It and How To Keep It Alive

Entrepreneurial Spirit: What Is It and How To Keep It Alive

Entrepreneurs thrive on identifying opportunities that can’t be spotted by those around them and finding a way to navigate through adverse situations.  One of the driving forces that set entrepreneurs apart from their business counterparts is their legendary...

7 Places Where to Invest Money to Get Monthly Income

7 Places Where to Invest Money to Get Monthly Income

Whether you’re looking for ways to supplement your monthly paycheck, or are aiming to build a nest egg for retirement, there are plenty of ways in which you can invest your money and gain yourself a consistent monthly income.  One of the most effective ways of gaining...

Augmented Reality in Retail: Can It Revolutionise The Industry?

Augmented Reality in Retail: Can It Revolutionise The Industry?

The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily influenced the widespread drive towards digital transformation in the world of retail. In fact, according to IBM’s 2020 US Retail Index figures, the health crisis accelerated the shift towards digital shopping by around five years. ...

Social Entrepreneurship: What It Is and Why Is It Important

Social Entrepreneurship: What It Is and Why Is It Important

Perhaps now more than ever, society’s need for more social entrepreneurship has become imperative around the world. Fortunately, this field of entrepreneurship is attracting greater levels of talent, money and attention now more than ever before. But along with its...

Diamonds in The Rough: What To Invest in During a Recession

Diamonds in The Rough: What To Invest in During a Recession

When recessions occur, investors need to exercise plenty of caution in the market. While some may respond to economic downturns with frugality, there’s plenty of opportunities out there for those willing to exercise a level of vigilance in monitoring the investing...