How to be a better boss

For all you bosses out there, you know that it can be the best of times and the worst of times all on a single day – all in a single hour. It is a constant weight of responsibility on so many levels, and because you are not dealing with robots that simply need to be programmed and away they go to complete the tasks, but rather humans who have different ways of seeing the world with complex personalities and sensitivities, you’ve got your work cut out for you pretty much 100% of the time.

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How to find your negotiation comfort zone

While negotiation is one of the most crucial business skills to develop and develop well, it must be said that it is for many a rather painful part of the corporate world. Due to a potentially long list of reasons, a lot of otherwise extremely capable business people at all levels – from the junior salesperson all the way up to the CEO – simply don’t like it.

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5 traits of the successful entrepreneur

After a few decades of experience in the business world, and having spent the past six years at Virtuzone working with startup founders across the UAE, I’ve picked up on a few particular traits or characteristics – or whatever we wish to call them – that I have come to believe are invaluable to an entrepreneur’s successful long-term journey.

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Avoid these 5 common sales mistakes

For the vast majority of new businesses, sales is top of mind day-in and day-out. While it is hard to rank tasks according to importance (it literally seems as though everything matters at a startup, doesn’t it?), we have to look at early sales success as key not just to growth, but to survival.

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5 ways today’s entrepreneur stays fighting fit

Despite the general acceptance in the modern age that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind, there are still many entrepreneurs out there who fail to draw the link between physical and mental fitness and business success. If you ask me, keeping our health and wellbeing in check is just as important as balancing the books when it comes to making your business a successful one.

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7 rules for keeping startup costs in order

According to research from the venture capital database CB Insights, who surveyed over 150 failed startups for the study, the number two reason for failure was simply running out of cash. Their survey showed that a third of startups cited “spending too much money” as a close second on the list of reasons for why they failed.

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