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John, David and Steve are the business elite – Tony, Matthew and Jimmy aren’t quite so lucky

Men called John, David and Steve are more likely to do well in business than those called Tony, Matthew and Jimmy, research has revealed. The study, which examined the connection between first names and success to date, also found that Paul, Alan and Richard had a better chance of striking it rich in the business [...]


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Business ‘mistakes’ – making a bad hire and hiring a friend or relative among biggest regrets

Employing a friend or relative has emerged as one of the most common ‘business mistakes’, research has revealed. The study showed that many business owners have made the error of giving a job to someone close to them, only to find they were unable to carry it out. The report also found that overall, one [...]


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A nation of Del Boys- pocketing £137 a year selling second-hand goods

Britain has become a nation of Del Boys – by buying and selling second hand goods to make ends meet, it has been revealed. Research revealed more than two thirds of us have traded items ‘Trotter-style’ to make extra cash – with clothes, books, DVDs and even furniture the most popular goods. It also emerged [...]


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An Interview With Edd Dawson: The ‘Accident’ That Was Broadband.co.uk

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The owner of one of Britain’s biggest price comparison websites, Broadband.co.uk, has revealed to Siteopia and their online business advice blog how ‘an element of luck’ helped him launch the business. Edd Dawson left his job as a software engineer at Derby University in 2004 to join a digital web agency. A couple of years [...]


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The secrets to career success

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Hard graft, charm and persistence are the secrets to career success, a poll of business high-flyers has revealed. A study of 500 CEOs, managers and prominent business people earning over £70k suggested that ‘warmth’, ‘intelligence’ and ‘sense of humour’ were attributes that helped promote them to the top of the business world, while intriguingly, only [...]


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