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5 Business Resolutions for 2014

December 16 ,2013 | by Hari Sri

5 Business Resolutions for 2014

With the end of 2013 drawing near, it is the perfect time for businesses to reflect on their activities and make their resolutions for 2014. We try to chronicle what businesses must try to pursue in the coming year …

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5 Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From Nelson Mandela

December 13 ,2013 | by Hari Sri

5 Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From Nelson Mandela

As the world bids Nelson Mandela adieu, we must not forget that there will always be much to learn from this great man’s life. We take a look at the most important leadership lessons we can absorb from Mandela’s life …

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Mamba Mentors Finalists: Trucking in Africa

December 12 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Mamba Mentors Finalists: Trucking in Africa

Last month, LSBF announced the five finalists of Mamba Mentors, an entrepreneurial initiative that aims to help self-starters to get their businesses off the ground. We invited Alabi David, one of the finalists, to write about his trucking company, Cloud Flyers.

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ACCA F8 Substantive Testing - Part 2

December 11 ,2013 | by Paul Merison

ACCA F8 Substantive Testing - Part 2

In the final instalment of this two-part article aimed at students of the ACCA F8 paper, Paul Merison explains how to use the information provided in the previous article to conceive tests …

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ACCA F8 Substantive Testing – Part 2

December 11 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

ACCA F8 Substantive Testing – Part 2

In the final instalment of this two-part article aimed at students of the ACCA F8 paper, Paul Merison explains how to use the information provided in the previous article to conceive tests …

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ACCA F8 Substantive Testing - Part 1

December 10 ,2013 | by Paul Merison

ACCA F8 Substantive Testing - Part 1

In this first part of a two-part article aimed at students of the ACCA F8 paper, Paul Merison illustrates the differences between control tests and substantive tests and explains how audit tests are aimed at testing the assertions in the financial statements …

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ACCA F8 Substantive Testing – Part 1

December 10 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

ACCA F8 Substantive Testing – Part 1

In this first part of a two-part article aimed at students of the ACCA F8 paper, Paul Merison illustrates the differences between control tests and substantive tests and explains how audit tests are aimed at testing the assertions in the financial statements …

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10 Fun Tips to Passing ACCA Exams

December 09 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

10 Fun Tips to Passing ACCA Exams

One of the reasons many people avoid revision is that it can be perceived as boring! However, that couldn’t be further from the truth, as we asked students and alumni of LSBF to share with us their most unique and fun revision tips.

From chewing and digesting revision notes to having five-minute dance sessions in-between completing past paper questions, here’s what they had to say … 

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What is Asset Recovery? - Part 2

December 06 ,2013 | by Jonathan Price

What is Asset Recovery? - Part 2

‘Asset Recovery’ is a multi-faceted term that could entail many a meaning. In the first of this two-part series on this subject, Jonathan Price explains what ‘Asset Recovery’ is with the example of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case …

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What is Asset Recovery? – Part 2

December 06 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What is Asset Recovery? – Part 2

‘Asset Recovery’ is a multi-faceted term that could entail many a meaning. In the last of this two-part series on this subject, Jonathan Price explains what ‘Asset Recovery’ is by taking a closer look at the Costa Concordia case …http://blog.lsbf.org.uk/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif

 

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What is Asset Recovery? - Part 1

December 05 ,2013 | by Jonathan Price

What is Asset Recovery? - Part 1

‘Asset Recovery’ is a multi-faceted term that could entail many a meaning. In the first of this two-part series on this subject, Jonathan Price explains what ‘Asset Recovery’ is with the example of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case …

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What is Asset Recovery? – Part 1

December 05 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What is Asset Recovery? – Part 1

Asset Recovery’ is a multi-faceted term that could entail many a meaning. In the first of this two-part series on this subject, Jonathan Price explains what ‘Asset Recovery’ is with the example of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case …

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The Importance of Exporting Education to Other Countries

December 04 ,2013 | by Prof Maurits Van Rooijen

The Importance of Exporting Education to Other Countries

Education is one of UK’s prime exports; an industry that has put UK on the map as a destination for international students in the last quarter of a century. Prof Maurits Van Rooijen explains why this sector is so important…

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How to Write an Exceptional Business Plan

December 03 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to Write an Exceptional Business Plan

Business plans are essential tools to define exactly what you want your start-up to achieve and how you will achieve it. Having produced and analysed plenty of business plans in his career, Dr Steve Priddy, Head of Research at LSBF, shared with us the key elements of a successful plan … …

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Capacity Building in the UK: The Essential Contribution of Training and Development

December 02 ,2013 | by Dr Steve Priddy

Capacity Building in the UK: The Essential Contribution of Training and Development

Despite being the two inconvenient truths of our time, London and the English language at the heart of business are here to stay. So what next? Capacity building, says Dr Steve Priddy …

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Don’t Ignore the Economics of Immigration

November 29 ,2013 | by Prof Maurits Van Rooijen

Don’t Ignore the Economics of Immigration

Professor Maurits van Rooijen suggests that attracting the brightest and best candidates will bring economic growth.

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The Rationale For Combining Carbon and Entrepreneurship

November 27 ,2013 | by Dr Steve Priddy

The Rationale For Combining Carbon and Entrepreneurship

Analysing the global environmental challenge in front of us and examining the prospect of how we must face it, Dr Steve Priddy sets down the argument for why we must learn to connect the terms ‘carbon’ and ‘entrepreneur’.

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The Experts’ Guide to Excelling at Presentations

November 26 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

The Experts’ Guide to Excelling at Presentations

As well as having excellent analytical skills and in-depth knowledge of the markets, finance professionals often faced with the challenge of delivering presentations. Be it a pitch presentation, a sales review, or just a team meeting presentation for a small audience, being prepared is always the secret for a successful presentation.

We consulted  our lecturers Jonathan Price and Dave Coker – two seasoned finance experts – and asked their opinion on the best techniques on how to ace presentations…

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Mamba Mentors Finalists: A Sports Venture in Africa

November 25 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Mamba Mentors Finalists: A Sports Venture in Africa

Last week, LSBF announced the five finalists of Mamba Mentors, an entrepreneurial initiative that aims to help self-starters to get their businesses off the ground. We invited Tom Simmonds, one of the finalists, to write about his company, Auderes Sport.

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The Language Question: Addressing UK’s Achilles’ Heel

November 22 ,2013 | by Hari Sri

The Language Question: Addressing UK’s Achilles’ Heel

Foreign languages are some of the decisive skills for a global career. We explore the ways in which we could reshape and aide bettering Britain’s international communication skills.

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Dear Prudence or Fair Value?

November 21 ,2013 | by Dr Steve Priddy

Dear Prudence or Fair Value?

Dr Steve Priddy argues that the standard setters’ abandonment of dear Prudence in favour of the alluring fair Value is a retrogressive step that we will have to work around.

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Is it time for a CV upgrade in London?

November 20 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Is it time for a CV upgrade in London?

Although very popular amongst younger students, London is also a traditional destination for business executives who are looking for specialisation, a postgraduate degree and to acquire the skills needed to reach higher levels in their career ladders

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How E-Commerce is Shaping Today’s Higher Education Economy

November 19 ,2013 | by Vitaly Klopot

How E-Commerce is Shaping Today’s Higher Education Economy

E-learning education providers should learn from the best practice of e-commerce, but also learn from past mistakes, says Study InterActive Managing Director Vitaly Klopot.

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ACCA Qualification: A Step Closer To A Career In Accountancy

November 15 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

There are a large number of accountancy qualifications available worldwide. Many of them are locally recognised, but there are very few qualifications which are as widely recognised as the ACCA.

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Your Time is Now!

November 14 ,2013 | by Aaron Etingen

Your Time is Now!

LSBF founder Aaron Etingen tells us why accountants might be better placed than most to spearhead entrepreneurship ventures in today’s economic climate.http://blog.lsbf.org.uk/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif

 

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