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Fail to Plan–Plan to Fail

January 20 ,2020 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Fail to Plan–Plan to Fail

This is where planning becomes paramount for your success. Here are some things to consider while creating a plan.

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The partnership of accountants and data scientists make for a successful formula

January 13 ,2020 | by LSBF Blog Staff

The partnership of accountants and data scientists make for a successful formula

The accountancy sector is changing as a result of the introduction of automation and the expansion of data analytics. Not only have these two factors led to an increased amount of data for accountants to use, but they have also meant that risk management and decision-making can be performed with a significant amount of insight. Therefore, many accountants have begun to team up with data scientists to make sense of the vast amounts of data available to them. 

 

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Why ACCA has a remarkable number of female students

December 13 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Why ACCA has a remarkable number of female students

The professional world is always considered a man’s playfield but going by statistics, that ratio is fast changing. Accountancy is one such sector which is becoming increasingly female-dominated, with ACCA now having 40% females which comprise half of the total group. 

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Can video games help you ace your ACCA exams?

November 18 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Can video games help you ace your ACCA exams?

While you may know of the social benefits of playing video games, you may not be aware of how they can also help with your accountancy career. Video games present a number of cognitive benefits that can pay off when you are preparing for your ACCA exams.

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AAT vs ACCA – How to choose an accountancy qualification?

October 28 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

AAT vs ACCA – How to choose an accountancy qualification?

When choosing which accounting qualification to study it is important to understand the current position of the applicant. It depends very much on the current academic status of the individual and their eventual goal. Both qualifications are valuable to your future career path. The AAT qualification is an entry-level qualification that was set up to encourage students at school to get a head start in learning accounting. It can be studied from the age of 16 and is used as an introductory qualification for young school leavers but also as a key tool for those joining the profession as part of a career change in later life. It leads to the status of being an accounting technician. The ACCA qualification leads towards full professional status and can be pursued after leaving school, given certain minimum qualifications are met or it is open access at mature entry.

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How can social media marketing grow your business?

October 07 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How can social media marketing grow your business?

Social Media Marketing can help you grow your business - find out how. 

 

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How to be a good marketing executive

September 23 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to be a good marketing executive

Read on to find out more about marketing and what the job role of a marketing executive entails. 

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Major principles of brand management for a successful business

September 16 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Major principles of brand management for a successful business

Read this article to find out about the wide range of services that are offered by brand management to promote customer loyalty and build brand awareness.

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Why should you study leadership and management?

September 05 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Why should you study leadership and management?

Read this blog if you want to know the difference between being a leader and being a manager. 

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How to be a successful retail manager

August 21 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to be a successful retail manager

Retail management is an ideal career choice for students who are interested in taking on significant work responsibilities at an early stage in their career.

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How can ACCA help the accountants of the 21st century?

August 15 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How can ACCA help the accountants of the 21st century?

Read this blog to find out why studying the ACCA qualification is an excellent way of enhancing your accountancy career.

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What does an operations researcher do?

July 12 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What does an operations researcher do?

This article will focus on what the job role of an operations researcher entails and the skills needed to be successful in the field. Read on to find out more!

 

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How to begin your career in entrepreneurship

July 05 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to begin your career in entrepreneurship

This blog will help you understand the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and how you can start a career in it. Read on to find out more!

 

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From corporations to cat care – Mike Elliot’s MBA journey

June 04 ,2019 | by Anisa Choudhary

From corporations to cat care – Mike Elliot’s MBA journey

Mike Elliot MBA is Head of Operations at Cats Protection – the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with 35 adoption centres and 250 volunteer branches. 

We sat down with him to highlight how his career has transitioned from working for corporations to entering the not-for profit sector. He also shares his advice on undertaking MBA’s.

 

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Why should you work in the oil and gas sector?

May 31 ,2019 | by Anisa Choudhary

Why should you work in the oil and gas sector?

Today’s oil and gas industry is full of exciting opportunities. More and more professionals are opting to enter this industry, thanks to the varied job roles and career progression it offers.

 

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Great Minds interview with Sir Alan Yarrow: former Lord Mayor of London

May 17 ,2019 | by Anisa Choudhary

Great Minds interview with Sir Alan Yarrow: former Lord Mayor of London

Watch another interview in our Great Minds series. In this episode, we sat down with Sir Alan Yarrow – Former Lord Mayor of London. Sir Alan’s job was to promote the UK as a place of investment around the world. Watch him explain what he did on a daily basis and why this was the “best job” he’s ever had.

 

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How to Develop Strategic Leadership Skills

April 26 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to Develop Strategic Leadership Skills

This article will help you understand the intricate details of how to develop strategic leadership skills and what importance it holds in the business setting. Read on to find out!

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How to Develop a Successful Marketing Strategy

April 09 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to Develop a Successful Marketing Strategy

Take a look at this article to get a clear idea of how to prepare a successful marketing strategy.

 

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Is a sales management course right for me?

February 14 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Is a sales management course right for me?

People who join sales and progress within the field over time could find themselves eventually leading a group of sales representatives. In order to successfully run a team, you will most likely need to have a solid knowledge of sales management.

Read the following blog to find out more about sales management and the skills required to succeed in this role.

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How to get into Corporate Finance

January 09 ,2019 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to get into Corporate Finance

Corporate finance has become increasingly prominent over the past few years. This has, in turn, led to an increase in the demand for corporate finance and investment banking jobs as well as courses in this field.

Organisations are now giving greater recognition to those people who have completed a programme in corporate finance.

 

 

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Innovative ideas for business growth

December 18 ,2018 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Innovative ideas for business growth

You may have heard people say they work in ‘biz dev’ and thought this is quite an ambiguous term. Although this phrase tends to mean something different to most people, everyone agrees that business development is key for business growth.

But, what exactly is business development and how does it help in business growth? Read this blog to find out!

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How to get into Financial Risk Management

December 06 ,2018 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to get into Financial Risk Management

Financial management is an integral component of all businesses, irrespective of their size, and it contributes significantly to the decision-making process of an organisation.

Since financial management is critical to the functioning of a business, it comes with an array of risks. Here’s where financial risk management (FRM) comes into play.

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Why leadership development is important

November 20 ,2018 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Why leadership development is important

Leaders are essential for all lines of business in an organisation, especially since leadership and management go hand in hand. When employees in a firm aim to assume leadership roles, they might not be sure about the appropriate course of action.

This is where leadership development programmes become important. In this blog, we will shed light on the purpose and importance of leadership development programmes.

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The Golden Rules of Effective Management

November 08 ,2018 | by LSBF Blog Staff

The Golden Rules of Effective Management

Effective management does not only involve driving your employees to perform better, it also involves treating them with respect and ensuring they are happy. In reality, there is no such thing as the ‘right’ management style as it all depends on different people’s perspective.

However, there are some golden rules that help improve managerial performance and efficiency. Read the following blog to get an understanding of how to deliver the most effective management.

 

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What are financial modelling techniques?

September 19 ,2018 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What are financial modelling techniques?

Financial modelling is instrumental in generating cost-effective business ideas and risk management. That’s why it is widely used by companies for budgeting strategy, raising capital and making acquisitions.

This blog post brings you a detailed insight into various financial modelling techniques and how they enable efficient financial decision-making within a firm.

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