Corruption and Corporate Governance

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Welcome to Applied Corporate Governance and its report on Corruption and Corporate Governance Corruption might be said to be, like the poor, always with us. The relevance of corruption to corporate governance is clear. A well-governed organisation will not allow corruption either in external transactions or internally. Yet in many companies and indeed regions around the world bad governance and corruption is still endemic. In our quest to improve standards of corporate governance, we review global progress in fighting corruption. A properly governed company with a strong ethical basis will steer clear of corruption, both in its external transactions and in its internal organisation and processes. Still, there are many companies round the world which have some way to go before reaching a high standard of governance and there are many regions and countries in which corruption is endemic. So a brief review of global progress in tackling corruption would seem appropriate in our mission to improve standards of corporate governance. Global overview of corruption A recent survey of corruption was undertaken by Control Risks Group Holdings Limited, a global risk consultancy specialising in political, security and integrity risk. The exercise was titled ‘The Corruption Survey 2015/16’ and questioned 824 companies worldwide about (more…)

16 Plus Golden Rules To Immediately And Massively Grow Your Business

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16 Plus Golden Rules To Immediately And Massively Grow Your Business Plus: 120 Brainstorming Marketing ‘Power Tools’ You Can Use Today. Powerful strategies to skyrocket your business and multiply your profits and business success. 16 Plus Golden Rules To Immediately And Massively Grow Your Business Introduction Some of these 16 Rules are based on the results of marketing surveys covering over 60,000 advertisements and promotions. In other instances over 105,000 selling words and sentences have been tested on over 18,900,000 customers, to come up with the most effective sales principles. These rules have sold many millions worth of products. And they will sell millions more in the future. No matter what you are selling, you are selling to people. Your customers all eat, sleep and have problems with their kids, wife or husband. They probably want to work less, look younger and need to lose a bit of weight and exercise more. In other words – they are human beings like you and I. Human nature doesn’t change. That’s why the rules below will apply today as they did 10, 30, or even 80 years ago. So here it is . . . Golden Rule:1 It is 5 times easier to (more…)

4 Reasons Young People Should Become Entrepreneurs

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4 Reasons Young People Should Become Entrepreneurs Unemployment got you down? Just graduated with student loans, but can’t find the right job? Well, you’ll be happy to know that there are more new business startups in the United States-South Africa and in the World – than ever before. And, you can create your own job by starting a business, on a budget, doing what you love and what you’re good at — i.e., your passion and expertise. Here are 4 reasons why you should start your own business as a young entrepreneur:   1) You’re not a good employee and don’t like working for anyone else then read on. 2) It’s easier than ever to become an entrepreneur, and technology has a lot to do with it. You’re a tech-savvy millennial, and Internet and mobile technologies make it easier to connect and identify with people based on shared values and ideals. At the same time, as technology has connected us, people have become very comfortable with online shopping through sites like Amazon, eBay, and PayPal, which have become very popular. 3) You’re thinking about leaving your day job to pursue your passion full-time. As a young, aspiring entrepreneur, focus on how that passion (more…)

Branding

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Welcome to our daily post today on Branding. Today SAY OF THE DAY “Ideas are a dime a dozen. People who implement them are priceless.” – Mary Kay Ash Branding Why Entrepreneurs Need to Create Their Own Brands At some point in your career, someone has probably talked to you about how to brand yourself, how personal branding is this incredibly important thing that everyone is doing these days, how, if you’ve built a business and are trying to grow, it’s not something you can ignore. Or is it? Register for our Newsletters and Post Updates Name Email * Personal branding, just like regular branding, is something that’s often completely out of your control. If you’re trying to brand yourself as something you’re not, it’s very difficult, if not impossible. And, when you’re already running a business and busy with the day-to-day grind, when you’re associated heavily with the business you run, it often can seem like a waste of time to focus on personal branding. But personal branding isn’t just about getting a logo, a business card, and a fancy email header – it’s about who you are, what you do, how you do it, and the business that you (more…)