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10 Essential Skills Entrepreneurs Need to Master

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Online Business, Temi | 0 comments

There are only two types of people. Those who believe that some of us are born to be entrepreneurs and those who think that anyone can become a successful entrepreneur by polishing certain skills. It is hardly possible to tell who is closer to the truth, but one thing remains clear: it never hurt anybody to know what set of skills it usually takes to achieve success in business. Keep reading to learn about 10 skills you need to master in order to become a guru of entrepreneurship. Planning skills. If you are living in the same universe as most of us, then you should understand that time is a finite thing. Wasted hours never come back as well as missed opportunities. As opinion leaders state, you should become a guru of planning in order to succeed as an entrepreneur. Make it your habit to write down the list of most important things to do and make sure to adjust your plans throughout the week. The ability to manage. It may sound like the old boring song, but business is all about management. It is necessary to understand that this skill is rather general since it covers many aspects associated with business and entrepreneurship. The truth is that you need to see the whole picture while being able to keep under control each and every detail. Courage. Not only those who try to conquer Everest should be courageous. No matter what kind of business you have, risks and challenges are going to be there. It means that you need to be ready to deal with problems and issues without any fears and doubts. The most successful entrepreneurs are those who never let fears stop them from reaching their goals. The talent of hiring people. The most innovative companies are those that have already made a shift from a classic human resource management to a strategic one. This means that in order to beat your competitors, you are likely to need the most talented employees to be by your side. That is why you would rather be proficient in attracting and retaining the right people. Desire to learn. No matter what industry your business belongs to, the truth is that things around change fast. Consider it a side effect of living in the 21st century. For you, as an entrepreneur, it means staying tuned and being aware of all recent trends within your area of business. In other words, learning needs to become your second breathing. The art of negotiations. No matter whether you are closing the deal or searching for additional finding, you need to be a great negotiator. As some experts claim, the secret of effective negotiations lies in effective listening. Dig deeper into the art of negotiations and your business will reach the highest level. The skill of relieving stress. If you are starting your own business, chances are you have plenty of problems you need to solve. Some of them are minor, and others are really huge. You are a human, so it is completely natural to be nervous and irritated. However, you should learn how to manage your stress and relax. Only those who feel balanced and calm can prosper in the world of entrepreneurship. Dealing with failure. Even the most successful businessmen make mistakes. What makes them successful is not the complete absence of failures, but rather the talent of turning them into opportunities or lessons to learn from. Experts state that the art of dealing with ups and downs is what distinguishes a regular entrepreneur from an outstanding one. Focusing on customers. The...

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Some of the fastest and slowest broadbands in UK cities

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Internet, Temi | 0 comments

Recently, various speed tests have been conducted by the consumer broadband advice site throughout the UK in order to find out the villages and towns with both fastest and slowest broadband speeds. These speed tests are measured in Mbps. Let us get to know more about these cities and what are the reforms required to put an end to this suffering. Current Broadband Speed Scenario Around the UK The speed of the broadband considerably varies in the urban regions. For instance, if you are living in Inverness or Cardiff, chances are more that you will struggle to download a 2 hour 50 minutes movie, but on the contrary you can do the same in lesser time if you are living in Birmingham. There are some deprived regions where the broadband services were not satisfactory. Talking about Belfast, there are regions where the broadband services hardly meet the minimum speed of 2Mbps. Moving to Manchester, don’t expect the figures to vary too much. The figure dropped to 28% in Glasgow’s deprived regions, while the overall average of the city is a little above 65%. The locals of Hull have recorded an average download speed of 12.40 Mbps for a period of July 2015 and April 2016. Milton Keynes and Aberdeen also have to face the same situation where they recorded the speed of 15.60 Mbps and 17.01 Mbps. The cities of UK should enjoy the privilege of high-speed broadband speed, yet only 24 cities have the privilege of using an average speed of 24 Mbps. Miserden is known to receive a speed of 1.3 Mbps, in Laddingford if you are lucky then you might come across a speed of 0.7 Mbps. The locals are of the view that money had been sanctioned for making reforms in the area’s broadband network, but the changes are yet to be witnessed. Some of the locals of Colchester even complained that their houses are three years old, even then they are just getting a broadband speed that is less than 1 Mbps. Appointment of first Technology Adviser Mr. Liam Maxwell has joined as new Chief Technology Officer. His new role will dictate the expansion of the government relationships with the digital and technology industry in order to give a boost to the digital economy of UK. This will further prove handy in offering enhanced & world-class services to the the British citizens. Mr. Maxwell said, his job will comprise of engaging the topmost leaders of the industry, which will cater to the digital market issues and scaling the role of UK in the new & emerging technologies such as blockchain, mass stimulation technologies and sharing economy, etc. His core task will comprise of initiating amendments that will prove helpful in giving a boost to the digital economy of UK. He will also be accountable for the consolidation and expansion of the government’s relationship with the digital and technology industry, assembling the new National Technology Council and being a key source to boost the investment in the UK. Government Initiative The good times are all set to roll for all those who are struggling with the poor broadband speed. This is being said to the context to the reforms being initiated by UK’s government to propose ultra-fast broadband services. In order to execute this, the government is all set to pump in £1 billion investment. The government is hopeful of providing the people with a minimum speed of 24 Mbps per second by 2018. The best part is that the locals don’t have to upgrade their existing gadgets or switching to ISP. Now, the locals...

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Tweeting at a tweetup in Hereford

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Social Media, Temi | 0 comments

As a lapsed early adopter of Twitter, it is rather interesting and somehow exciting to note that eight years or so since I created my first Twitter account @temi, Twitter has moved on from a tiny niche micro blogging platform that was competition with many others in its early days, to become one of the largest social media sites in the world. Twitter seem to have a somewhat cult like appeal among some of its users, which seem to elevate its use and function beyond the social media / micro blogging platform it was meant to be. I came to this conclusion when I belatedly found out about a phenomenon among twitter users called Tweet up. What is a Tweet up? Tweet up, which can also be spelt as one word tweetup is a meeting or a gathering of Twitter users. Tweet ups tend to be informal. It gives Twitter users from a locality the opportunity to meet up in person. Twitter using tips, techniques and other twitter related information are usually exchanged, most of the time, an advanced Twitter user talks about a particular aspect of tweeting. As a saying goes, better late than never. I have only recently woken up to the existence of tweet ups, I am attending my very first tweet up, which is called Herefordshire tweet up. The event is organised by a Hereford based B&B called Kidwells House. I am not sure about learning anything new about tweeting from the event, but the opportunity to network with local small business owner is a very strong pull. You can find more information about Herefordshire tweet up here. Tweet ups in Herefordshire & other tweetups The tweetup I am attending in Hereford seem to be the only tweet up in Herefordshire. The event’s popularity is to the extent that all available places on the Kidwell House Herefordshire tweetup is all taken up, with a growing waiting list of people who would like to attend the event. The only other tweetup I am aware of is Tweetup Shrewsbury, in the neighbouring county of Shropshire. It would be quite useful and interesting to create a database or a directory of tweetups around the UK. If you have already created such directory, I will like to hear from you. I think there may be a case for a directory of...

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Shock! as Londoners Talk to Each Other With Help From National Theatre

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Temi | 0 comments

Shock! as Londoners Talk to Each Other With Help From National Theatre

It may seem counter intuitive to think that, the best place to hide or lead an anonymous life is a large city like London, with a population of 8 million. But when you consider the hectic pace of life and other factors, such as the fact that Londoners hardly talk to each other (at least not in the tube or on buses), London is actually the best place in the country for someone who is seeking anonymity, to live. A Londoner, who was once seduced by the charms of rural idyll went to live in a village for a couple of years, on his return to London said he prefers the anonymity of London, “In the two years I lived in the village, I knew everyone’s business and they all knew mine”. He finds this level of familiarity to be too great, and was pleased to get back to London. Some people welcome the anonymity of the capital city, while others think it’s something that should be changed. Whichever side of the debate you are on, one thing you will find difficult to resist, is the non-London like behaviour of talking to other Londoners in a public place (except to apologise when you bump into someone or they into you). For a brief session, lasting about 45 minutes or so, ‘National Theatre’s Watch This Space’ Festival completely change the behaviour of Londoners. National Theatre Watch This Space Festival In Peckham Square, a group of performers stretched out a hand to invite onlookers to join them. As each volunteer joined a performer, the volunteer was invited to lie down next to the performer, using the performer’s case as a pillow. The author of this piece volunteered to join a performer who he tried to engage in conversation, but the performer just smiled and did not talk. After lying down for what seemed like a few minutes, the performer got up, and, motioning for the author to stay put, he returned with a new volunteer who took his place. The performer went away again, returning with yet another volunteer, this time, the new volunteer was invited to lie below the author, using the author’s knees as a pillow to rest his head. Within a short space of time, the performers got about 25 or more people lying next to each other or below each other and surprise, surprise, these stranger were introducing themselves and talking to each other in a non-London manner! This fantastic open air performance I later learned was by the National Theatre and it’s called Watch This Space. There was a group hug after the performance between the volunteers and the performers. Your can find out more about the performance and National Theatre at their website...

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Which is the Best Social Networking Site for Travel?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Temi | 0 comments

Which is the Best Social Networking Site for Travel?

With travel being such a popular topic these days, more and more people want to connect and interact with others that are just as passionate about seeing the world as they are. To that end, there are now several social networking sites created to meet this demand. The problem seems to be that there may be too many to choose from even though it is clear that not all of these sites are worth your time. To help you break it down a bit, there are actually only a very few of these travel themed social networking sites that you may find to be worth your time. Others do not seem to stand out in any real fashion. But the ones that are pretty popular seem to know how to keep their members quite happy to be a part of it. One of the oldest and most successful of these sites Lonely Planet’s Thorn Tree. The members of this site are frequent travelers that offer travel tips to each other. This site has been around forever and is still going strong. If you want some high quality travel tips, this may be place to visit. While Facebook may be useful up to a point, the people on your friends list may not be huge travelers. This means that they won’t be able to offer you a lot of help when you are looking for some advice on budget fares or great accommodations with a discount. Something that might be said for Facebook is that the members are from all over the world. That may help you if you have a friend living in a country or city you want to visit. Who is better to ask questions about a location than a native? Another travel community is Travellerspoint that boasts over 350,000 members that generally seem to travel more often than most people and are quite happy to share what they have learned. This is the place to find out some pretty unique information. So if you are looking for high level advice; you will find it here. A quirky site known as WAYN that stands for Where Are You Now has received a lot of attention of late. It used to be focused on sharing travel tips and information. Now, however, it seems to concentrate more on encouraging their members to get acquainted with each other and date. Newer to the scene of travel social networking sites is Travel Friendz. If you want to find a companion to travel with you, friends to exchange travel tips with or even someone to enjoy travel dating with; this is the community to join. The membership for Travel Friendz is growing by leaps and bounds, which means that there will be plenty of travel lovers for you to chat with while also making some new friends. While it may be a newer site, it is catching the attention of frequent travelers everywhere. Now that you have a few quality travel communities to check out, it is time to visit them and see exactly what they have to offer you and other travel...

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Is late December to early January best period to find love online?

Posted by on Jan 4, 2014 in Temi | 0 comments

There is almost no need to introduce online dating any more, its now more or less mainstream. Stats claim that these days, about one in five relationships in the UK starts with singles meeting on a dating website. I have been doing some SEO work for a dating website, this sort of got me interested in the industry. Online dating and singles event such as speed dating and singles parties are said to be worth almost 4 Billion Pounds a year to the UK economy. Taking a closer look at the dating industry. It seems the industry that takes care of our affairs of the heart is not too dissimilar to the retail industry in terms of the time of the year they are at their busiest. With the retail industry, Christmas and New Year period is the time most of them are said to make 70% or more of their annual revenue. The online dating industry is not too different. The period between late December and early January is the time dating websites record most sign up to their services. Some of the factors said to drive singles to seeking love online in December and January include the need to spend the festive period with someone special and the loneliness that the long bank holidays and long weekends during this period can bring. Apparently, January 2nd 2013 was the busiest day ever for online dating sites in UK. One of the reasons January 2nd of last year created that record could be the harsh winter. Given the fact that we had loads of floods and other stuff that kept people indoors this year, lets see if January 2nd of 2014 will match or break the record set for online dating sign up last...

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