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History of the Stock Market

With some exceptions in the world, a country’s economic success relates to the health of the country’s stock market. Despite the existence of various types of “bubbles” throughout history, stock market correlates with the expectations about the performance of companies in the real world. As companies cannot always do well, the same happens with the stock market throughout its entire history. Since the early days of the stock market, “booms” and “crashes” succeed each other around the world. The effects of a stock market’s sudden and massive drop in value, can have a chain reaction and cause disruption in almost every industry within an economy. On the other hand, an up trending stock market is directly related to the positive sentiment in the economy and the increased confidence levels of businesses and investors. While this system has certainly been around for many years, it is a fairly new economic structure, having only been invented and systematized a few hundred years ago. So how …
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How to Delegate Work to Your Employees

When it comes to being an entrepreneur, it never seems like there are enough hours in the day to get everything done. It’s no surprise that early on in your career, being an entrepreneur is synonymous with working long hours and weekends and doing the bulk of the work on your own. While having a strong work ethic is important, so is the ability to delegate appropriate tasks to your employees so that you can focus on the tasks that are important in growing your business.
Early on in your career, your day is likely to be full of small tasks that are easy to complete, but as your business grows, these tasks begin to multiply and in order to stay on top of them you will either need to delegate the tasks or be forced to work constantly, never completing everything. In order for your business grow even more, tasks will need to be delegated to your employees. If you struggle with delegating tasks because you have a tendency to be a perfectionist, follow these tips to free up your mind and ult…

Avoiding Professional Burnout

One of the most stressful jobs imaginable is becoming an entrepreneur and trying to get a business off the ground. Since being an entrepreneur means taking financial and personal risks, it’s inevitable that stress could start to get the better of you after awhile. It’s not unusual for entrepreneurs to feel overwhelmed, overworked, and at the brink of exhaustion, but it’s a good idea to plan ahead before you completely burn out. According to Psychology Today, burnout is a state of chronic stress that is a mental and physical health problem. Burnout typically occurs with those who are considered to be workaholics, who take on more work than is physically able to be completed and therefore feel like they aren’t doing enough. It’s important for entrepreneurs to know the ways to avoid burnout because, due to their long hours and commitment, they are susceptible to it and could put them further behind in their goals if they succumb to burnout.
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The Art of Negotiation

The art of negotiating is a critical skill to master and is necessary in order to further your career, regardless of what field you currently work in. Negotiating and effective communication skills will help you when it comes time to pitching an idea to investors, putting together a project for your company, or even requesting an increase in compensation with your supervisor. No matter what you’re vying to gain at your next negotiation, using these tactics will impress the other person and help you convince them to see your vision.
Think About What You Want
What are your goals for this negotiation? What is the best possible outcome for this conversation? If you go into the negotiation not knowing exactly what you want, you can't expect to have a great outcome. Have a clear idea of what it is you want, how to get it, and aim high during the conversation.
Be Prepared
Know what you’re going to say and be able to articulate it accurately. If at all possible, brainstorm possible objection…

PBS SA Capital Group

As CEO of PBS SA Capital Group, Alexander Christodoulakis’ management is focused on a growth strategy. The main operations are alternative asset management, corporate management, corporate finance and asset financing.

When a company is in a growth stage and the financial standing and corporate strategy meet the financial requirements, PBS SA Capital acts as an ‘incubator’ or ‘accelerator, for the company, always depending on which phase the company is positioned.  Then it grows and expands the company accordingly with the financing implementation and tactical corporate management positioning. Its capabilities cater to additional tactical support in order to assist the company to better qualify for asset growth as well as repeat funding rounds.

There are healthy revenue making companies in the market who don’t always meet 100% of financial criteria from their capital providers. These companies need to add management support as well as alternative financing avenues to meet their corporate …

Energy Efficiency Initiatives in the Shipping Industry

There’s no denying the importance of the shipping industry. According to the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the shipping industry carries food and different goods all over the globe and contributes to around 90% of the world’s trade. Without shipping, people wouldn’t be able to get what they need to survive at an affordable price, and technology and business would come to a screeching halt. There are over 50,000 cargo ships in the world, transporting a vast array of goods from point A to point B. With all of these ships moving to and fro across the oceans, the time has come to put effective energy efficiency initiatives into action. The International Maritime Organization is committed to the safety, security, and carbon emissions of the shipping industry. During the IMO’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee’s, it was decided that a strategy to reduce carbon emissions would be put into action in 2018. Across the entire shipping industry, energy efficiency tactics must be …

The Importance of Building a Solid Brand

Whether you are a freelance writer just starting out or a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, building a solid brand that is visual to your audience is paramount to the success of your business endeavors. A powerful brand is a driving force for your company that helps create value for your company compared to others in the marketplace.
What is a Brand?
A brand is not simply a logo, though it is the foundational piece of the puzzle. A brand is a collection of all of the marketing strategies, messages to your customers, and the overall belief of your company. Your brand should define your mission and, most importantly, be consistent with the goals you’re trying to achieve. 
A Solid Brand Creates Recognition
One of the most important results of branding is improving the recognition of your company. Arguably one of the most recognizable brands is a worldwide fast food restaurant, whose logo includes golden arches. No matter what country you’re in, whenever you see golden arches you automatically re…