5 Things to Consider Before Pursuing a Business Idea

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Pursuing a business idea is a minefield of important considerations, many of which can make the difference between success and failure. Because the stakes are so high, it’s crucial for all aspiring business owners to complete the necessary checks and balances before launching their business; doing so will also help save your sanity and potentially your bank account. Here are five important things to assess to ensure a business concept is the right one from the beginning.

1. Is There a Market?

It might appear to be the best idea in the world, but if there’s not a market for it, or if the product or service is not priced correctly, all efforts will be in vain. Always think like a customer who has no reason to choose your business unless it offers them some benefit. What separates your business from your competitors? Always conduct the appropriate market research before deciding on a business concept. It might mean you have to go back to the drawing board or make revisions, but it’s better to do this now rather than later.

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Most Rewarding Careers of 2014

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Are you looking for a career change? Sick and tired of the same old office job? Maybe it’s time for you to re-explore the job market and find a more rewarding and satisfying career. Whether it be working with your hands, other people or doing something creative, there is something out there for everyone. Read on for some of the most rewarding careers in 2014.

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Three courses and careers for the travel addicted

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We live in the age of the gap year, with a huge number of students having spent a good chunk of time on the road before settling down for fresher’s week. While travelling can prepare you for independent life in a variety of ways, its one drawback is that it’s mightily addictive.

The good news for those who’ve picked up the travel bug is that the wandering needn’t stop at the end of your gap year. Here, we take a look at a number of courses and career paths that can set you up for a lifetime of travel.

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5 Unusual Business Ideas for the Aspiring Entrepreneur

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Millions of small businesses open their doors around the world every year. If you have an business idea and you want set yourself apart from the herd and really succeed, you had best be coming loaded with the world’s most unique value proposition, some extremely diverse revenue streams and a truckload of creativity. Here are a few ideas to inspire you.

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5 Tips for Dealing with the ‘Office Slob’ at Your Workplace

The office slob. The girl with the messy desk. The guy whose desk is littered with takeaway coffee cups. The old timer who hasn’t updated his corporate wardrobe since ‘79. We’ve all worked with people like this, and without a doubt, they can really drag the tone of the office down. So how do you deal with the office slob? Check out these tips for cleaning up your workplace today.

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