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5 Inspirational Urban Gardening Projects From Across The Globe

Contributed Post Urban gardening is fast becoming a popular trend across the globe. It has given birth to all sorts of fantastic spaces and opportunities, both from an entrepreneurial point of view and a community one. It’s not that well understood, however, so we’ve picked out some great examples that might just fill you with inspiration. If these suggestions don’t get your creative juices flowing, I don’t know what will. #1 Sky Greens, Singapore We’ll start in Singapore, with a success story that is very encouraging to see. Locally grown vegetables in Singapore only make up a very small portion of consumption. Normally, food supplies are imported from a variety of different countries. With Sky Greens, vertical farming has reduced the amount and energy needed…
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Is Your Business Lobby Really Working For You?

Contributed post (Wikimedia) If you’ve been running your business for some time, then I probably don’t have to tell you how important first impressions are. You may have put in a lot of work to get that initial loan. You probably had to go through all kinds of nerve-shattering pitches before you got your very first client. With first impressions being so important in the world of business, I thought I’d do this post on maintaining a great office lobby. (Wikimedia) Every business lobby needs some artwork, and if you want to make the best impression possible your choice is going to be pretty important. Yes, it’s usually possible to buy pre-owned prints from other businesses on the cheap. If you limit yourself to this…
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Providing A Professional Shoulder To Cry On: Dealing With Sensitive Issues As A Boss

Contributed Post image from pixabay.com   It is always a challenging issue in the workplace if a colleague comes to you with a problem. They may have been stewing the thoughts over in their mind for weeks, maybe months. Dealing with it in confidence as a boss AND lending a sympathetic ear to proceedings requires striking the right balance. We shall go into what is the best way to deal with sensitive issues in the workplace as a person in an authoritative position. Choose The Right Space To Talk Firstly, choose an appropriate place to have the conversation. If someone has come to you, don’t be taking them to the back of an open plan office. Or to a meeting room where there is a…
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Your Rights When Arrested: What Everyone Should Know

Contributed Post I thought I’d go a little off my usual scope with this post. You’re probably well aware of my opinions of the Republican candidate Donald Trump, and the severe threat he poses to our civil liberties. At a time when the country’s in such a strange state of flux, I feel it’s important for everyone to brush up on certain fundamental rights. Here are a few rights everyone has when placed under arrest. Be sure to read and understand them! You’ve probably been watching TV long enough to know the “right to remain silent”, and that the police can’t ever coerce you into saying anything you don’t want to. The next major right you should be aware of is that you can have…
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Is It Easy To Move Abroad For Your Job?

Contributed Post This year, hundreds of thousands of people will be graduating from colleges and universities across the world. Where will these people spend their careers? Probably not as close to their homes as you might imagine. Many will travel half a world away to pursue their dream careers. Others will be headhunted by international companies, desperate for the latest talent. Many more will be transferred to an office internationally, almost as soon as they take on their first job. Why is this? Well, it could be that the world economy is now truly global. This never used to be the case and in the past companies weren’t so spread out. You can see this, based on the reaction of Brexit. Politicians and businesspeople on…
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