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French minister vows to cut red tape for investors

2013 March 7
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French Junior Minister Fleur Pellerin is shown in Hong Kong on March 7, 2013

A French minister vowed Thursday to cut bureaucracy in a bid to lure foreign investors, and said her South Korean roots would help to boost France’s profile in booming Asia.

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Bank of Japan meeting heralds new direction

2013 March 6
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Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa speaks in Tokyo on February 26, 2013

The Bank of Japan wraps up a policy meeting on Thursday that marks the last for outgoing governor Masaaki Shirakawa whose tenure was marred by public sparring with the nation’s premier over policy.

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Taiwan, US to reopen stalled trade talks next week

2013 March 6
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by Nils
Protesters at a rally in downtown Taipei on April 1, 2012 against a government's plan to lift a ban on most US beef

Taiwan and the United States will resume stalled trade talks next week after Taipei removed a six-year-old ban on some US beef imports, officials said Wednesday.

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How to Save Money when Transferring Funds Abroad

2012 December 18
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by Nils

You need to make sure you find teh best deal when transferring funds abroadThere are many important things that need to be considered when transferring funds abroad. Whether it is for personal or business related reasons, you need to be 100% the service you use is reliable. read more…

Questions to ask Potential Recruits during Job Interviews

2012 August 1
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by Nils

Job interviews are vital in assessing a candidate’s suitability for a particular position and questions should be specifically designed to analyze whether or not the individual meets the requirements for the job. Generic questions about employment history are important but there are many other questions that should be asked in order to get as much relevant information as possible. Personal questions and hypothetical or critical thinking questions can be very useful depending upon the nature of the position.

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Finding Investors for New Businesses

2012 July 23
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by Nils

Writing down keywords about businessStarting a new business can be difficult and insufficient capital is a common problem, especially when a sole individual finances the company. If it becomes apparent that additional funds are necessary to get the business operations moving in the right direction, there are several options available. You can obtain a loan from various financial institutions or you can seek investment from third parties. This will provide you with the capital necessary to continue with your plans. read more…

Building a Hard Working and Happy Business

2012 July 15
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by Nils

Business people making careerWhen you are responsible for running a business there are certain things that you can do to make operations run as smoothly as possible. One of the main ways of establishing a successful company is to ensure that your employees enjoy coming into work every day. There is nothing worse than a demoralised work force as unhappiness will lead to a reduction in productivity levels which could be lethal for the stability of a company. Here are a few tips that are key to building a hardworking and happy work place. read more…

Books on Business

2012 May 25
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by Nils

There are many insightful books on business methodsWhen learning anything new, it is always best to stop listening so much to other until you have conducted your own research and understand it. Many books, are available to the new businessman. By doing an online search you can find the best, top rated business plan books available. Many books can be picked up used, on many of the internets leading websites or you can download them to your kindle, phone, ipad or computer. read more…

The Needs of a Start-Up Business

2012 May 18
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by Nils

Start up busineeses have a lot of needsWhen referring to the needs of a start-up, you need much more than just business plans and marketing objectives; you need the tools required to execute such plans and meet the objectives. Without tools such as a computer, business cards, printer or website; marketing yourself as credible business will be a near-impossible task. read more…

Business Planning Online

2012 May 11
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by Nils

There are many online resources regarding business planningPlanning your business online, makes the process a lot easier. Software, as we discussed, is the best tool available to the person putting their plan together. Or, if you just don’t have the time, you can pay someone else to build your plan for a fee. Many sites, offering rates from twenty dollars and up, can provide you with a professional looking plan that will wow your potential investors and/or lenders. Online courses are also available. read more…