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This Valentine's Day, let LSBF help you #FindYourPassion

February 13 ,2015 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Because we know how much you love Advanced Taxation...

Fall in love with the unexpected.

Valentine's Day 2015, let us as London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) help you #FindYourPassion.

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The LSBF’s ACCA Study Manuals Competition Terms and Conditions

February 06 ,2015 | by LSBF Blog Staff

The LSBF’s ACCA Study Manuals Competition Terms and Conditions

The LSBF’s ACCA Study Manuals competition is hosted on the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) Facebook page. In order to benefit from the Competition entrants must complete the registration form and submit an answer for the question asked.

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PQ Awards 2015: Meet finalist David Laws, lecturer at LSBF

January 29 ,2015 | by LSBF Blog Staff

PQ Awards 2015: Meet finalist David Laws, lecturer at LSBF

LSBF tutor David Laws has been shortlisted to receive the Private Sector Lecturer of the Year award in this year’s prestigious PQ Awards.

Held annually, the PQ Awards are organised by popular accountancy title PQ Magazine. They honour the best institutions, teachers, students and learning resources in the world of accountancy education.

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How to make social media work for you startup in 2015

January 14 ,2015 | by Thiago Kiwi

How to make social media work for you startup in 2015

You could help expand the potential reach of your small business by using social media.

Today’s generation seem to have arrived in this world clutching a smartphone, thereby knowing the complete ins and outs of all social media. However, many of us remember the days before public internet usage sky-rocketed, and often require some help navigating the different channels of social media available to us.

 

Indeed, there are many ways to utilise social media for your small business or startup, allowing you to further your reach and create a huge number of impressions. It’s a definite benefit of the digital age that allows one to easily reach the masses, however, it can be a little more complicated than posting a status to Facebook and waiting for the hordes of shoppers to turn up.

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Video: Great Minds series – BBC Worldwide CEO Tim Davie speaks to LSBF

January 02 ,2015 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Speaking to LSBF, BBC Worldwide CEO Tim Davie said that he does not feel the benefits of a diverse workforce are something which need to be debated.

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LSBF ACCA Exam Review – December 2014

January 02 ,2015 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF ACCA Exam Review – December 2014

Rob Sowerby, LSBF’s Director of Professional Programmes, reviews the December 2014 ACCA Exams

I am restricting the review to the new paper formats on skills level because this is where the significant changes have taken place. Specifically F4 has moved to a computer based exam (CBE) format of wholly objective testing and F5, F7, F8, F9 have revised the exam format to allow for varying degrees of objective testing. Essentially the syllabuses have been relatively unaffected beyond normal updates.

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Some new year resolutions to prepare your SME for 2015

December 31 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Some new year resolutions to prepare your SME for 2015

Five new year resolutions from smallbusiness.co.uk to ready your SME for business in 2015.

It’s time to review the progress made over the past year and look ahead to what might help you further grow your business in 2015. To aid your small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) in this, smallbusiness.co.uk has created a list of five new year resolutions that will set you up for the perfect entry into the coming year.

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Four tech predictions for what Britain can expect in 2015

December 30 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Four tech predictions for what Britain can expect in 2015

Techworld have come up with four forecasts for techs that could take the UK by storm in 2015.

Having just enjoyed a bumper 2014 for startups and tech in general in the UK, one might expect 2015 to be packed full of new advancements and delights for the user. Technology continues to be an important part of businesses and further progress in this field could help drive the growth of firms as they look to create more efficient and better targeted strategies.

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20 startups set to take the UK by storm in 2015 – part 2

December 24 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

20 startups set to take the UK by storm in 2015 – part 2

A quick rundown of 20 startups that will impact 2015 as selected by Startups.co.uk.

 

Startups.co.uk has selected its pick of the new businesses in 2014 for its top 20 startups, a list of firms that will make an impact in 2015. The climate for startups has been steadily improving and this year’s crop of firms highlight the potential for success in the UK these days.

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20 startups set to take the UK by storm in 2015 – part 1

December 23 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

20 startups set to take the UK by storm in 2015 – part 1

A quick rundown of 20 startups that will impact 2015 as selected by Startups.co.uk.

 

Startups.co.uk has selected its pick of the new businesses in 2014 for its top 20 startups, a list of firms that will make an impact in 2015. The climate for startups has been steadily improving and this year’s crop of firms highlight the potential for success in the UK these days.

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Video: Great Minds Series – LSBF interviews Kevin Mathers, Google’s UK Sales Director

November 25 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Managing teams is about helping those teams achieve their goals, believes Kevin Mathers, Google’s UK Sales Director.

In a recent interview with London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), Google’s UK Sales Director, Kevin Mathers, revealed his belief in the idea that leadership is a quality which can be taught.

 

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LSBF to host Islamic Finance Symposium in London

November 14 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF to host Islamic Finance Symposium in London

Ever keen to be at the forefront of global trends in the sector, the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) will be hosting on Wednesday, 19 November, from 9AM to 5PM, a symposium on Islamic Finance at its new flagship building – Sceptre Court – in Tower Hill, London.

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What do Islamic Finance & 'Sukuk' bonds mean for the UK?

November 08 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What do Islamic Finance & 'Sukuk' bonds mean for the UK?

Last week the World Islamic Economic Forum took place at London’s Excel Centre. LSBF’s Sahar Ata feels buoyant about Islamic Finance and Sukuk’s prospects in the UK.

 

The big gathering of  world leaders,  The WIEF, held for the first time outside Islamic countries, themed “Changing World, New Relationships”, saw the attendance of 18 heads of state and government and deputy heads of government, 50 ministers and 2,700 delegates from 128 countries, the largest congregation ever in the history of WIEF.

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Retailers kickstart Christmas countdown

November 05 ,2014 | by Thiago Kiwi

Retailers kickstart Christmas countdown

Retailers are getting into festive mode as they announce their Christmas promotions.

Hallowe’en is out of the way and as soon as they’ve taken down the cobwebs and plastic ghouls from their windows, retailers are getting in the Christmas spirit. We’ve all heard shoppers complain that Christmas comes earlier every year, but that doesn’t stop consumers from flocking to the shops – or, increasingly, getting online – to pick up their festive treats. Retailers are fully in festive mode, and they’re hoping for a bumper Christmas.

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Video: ‘Great Minds’ series – LSBF interviews entrepreneur and investor Deborah Meaden

October 29 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Business education and entrepreneurship should be embedded in the education curriculum from early on – this is the view of entrepreneur and business investor Deborah Meaden, who was interviewed in a new video released by the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) this week.

Part of the ‘Great Minds’ series of videos, the interview was led by former Education and Home Secretary Rt Hon. David Blunkett MP, who is also a visiting lecturer at the School.

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From the world of business: September news highlights

October 01 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

From the world of business: September news highlights

Welcome to our September news round-up, with all the big business headlines from trade deals to bankers’ bonuses.

 

TTIP can add £10bn to UK economy

Lord Livingston said a new trade deal with the US could potentially be worth as much as £10 billion a year to the UK economy. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) seeks to remove trade barriers between the US and EU by streamlining regulations and getting rid of certain tariffs. According to the trade minister, gains in manufacturing and better growth opportunities for firms could lead to higher wages and job creation.

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Competition: Win 1 FREE year of ACCA study at LSBF!

September 03 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Competition: Win 1 FREE year of ACCA study at LSBF!

Challenge yourself and enter our ACCA for School Leavers competition for the chance to win 1 year of study for free!

This is a great opportunity if you are interested in studying accountancy at a professional level and improve your career prospects.

Plus: we’ll put your CV in front of the right people!

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Video: ‘Great Minds’ series – Brompton Bicycle MD Will Butler-Adams discusses how to run a successful business

September 01 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Visibility is the most essential element of a successful business. This is the mantra of Will Butler-Adams, the managing director of Brompton Bicycle, the world-famous British folding bike-maker. According to him, profit, revenue and other variables play an important role, but “what you need in order to run a business is visibility.”

An extremely successful business and a prominent example of the new generation of UK manufacturers, Brompton has gained worldwide acclaim due to the quality, resistance and flexibility of its bicycles.

 

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What does the future of accountancy look like?

August 18 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What does the future of accountancy look like?

Accountancy is a respected profession with great salaries and lots of career prospects. But where is it heading in the years to come?

Accountancy is a great profession that gives you the chance to work in any number of industries around the world. But like other sectors it’s also caught in a state of flux, as regulations change and technology plays an ever bigger role. So what might the accountancy practice of the future look like?

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Accountancy careers in sports: mixing fun with success!

July 25 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Accountancy careers in sports: mixing fun with success!

Accounting is a profession that can lead to all kinds of opportunities. But did you know it could be your ticket into the sports industry?

When you think of accountancy, chances are that finance springs to mind. Of course, that’s the bread and butter of what accountants do – making sure that businesses and individuals can handle their income legally and effectively.

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VIDEO: ‘Great Minds’ Series – Former UK PM Sir John Major speaks on the value of education

July 07 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Education helps equip students with the tools necessary to shatter the glass ceiling on what they could achieve, believes Sir John Major, former Prime Minister of the UK.

We recently spoke to Sir John as part of the LSBF ‘Great Minds’ series. Watch our interview of Sir John here, conducted by former UK Home Secretary and Education Secretary, David Blunkett.

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#StartupSpotlight: Affordable private healthcare for all in the heart of London

June 17 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

#StartupSpotlight: Affordable private healthcare for all in the heart of London

In this week’s StartUp Spotlight, we speak with Alya Marquardt, MD of Harley Street Health Centre group, which provides affordable private medical service with all tests and examinations done onsite for the patients’ convenience.

 

Elevator Pitch:

Harley Street Health Centre provides affordable private healthcare including immediate access to experienced GP and medical testing as well as a range of corporate services.

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LSBF Alumni Interview: Kyle Tyrrell

June 02 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF Alumni Interview: Kyle Tyrrell

LSBF ACCA alumnus Kyle Tyrrell is the true personification of a high achiever. Alongside his position as a Finance Business Partner at AXA Insurance UK, he qualified as an ACCA-certified accountant in 2014 and is now setting up his own business – a catering company called ‘My Little Kitchen’ with a business partner.

Kyle shares with us that his ACCA qualification and the things he learnt while working towards the qualification have helped him greatly in his decision-making as a director at his startup.

Kyle also was one of the finalists of the PQ Awards 2014, in the PQ of the Year category.

We spoke to Kyle about his reasoning behind pursuing an ACCA qualification, the benefits of studying ACCA at LSBF and what his advice for new students would be.

 

Here are some excerpts from our conversation with Kyle…

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LSBF Student Interview: Tien Thi Thuy Tran

May 30 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF Student Interview: Tien Thi Thuy Tran

Tien Thi Thuy Tran from Vietnam has always wanted to pursue her ‘dream career’ in finance. But before entering her undergraduate degree programme, she felt she needed to be better prepared.

Tien’s decision to study the LSBF Foundation Programme in Business in order to pursue a career in the financial sector has reaped rich rewards and she is now well set on moving towards her goal of one day becoming a financial advisor.

Here are some excerpts from our chat with Tien…

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LSBF Alumni Interview: Emile Albert Lloyds

May 30 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF Alumni Interview: Emile Albert Lloyds

LSBF MBA graduate Emile Albert Lloyds has a high-flying career in the financial markets. After finishing his MBA at LSBF in 2010, he secured a job as an Investment Operations and Income Consultant a JP Morgan, one of the world’s largest financial companies.

How was Emile’s path to success paved at LSBF?

Here are some excerpts from our chat with Emile…

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