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British Education Could Learn From Retail

January 10 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

British Education Could Learn From Retail

There are many parallels that could be drawn between British retail and the education sector. Drawing parallels with traditional high street retail, we look at the future of British education …

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5 Ways For Businesses To Make Money

January 09 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

5 Ways For Businesses To Make Money

As the holiday season draws to a close and businesses resume operational normalcy, 2013 fades into the background. We look at 5 ways businesses could make and save more money in 2014 …

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The Big Freeze: Will Polar Vortex ‘Cool’ The Economy?

January 08 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

The Big Freeze: Will Polar Vortex ‘Cool’ The Economy?

As North America gets caught in a vicious Polar Vortex that has left most of the continent well below the freezing point, we explore how it might impact businesses and the economy … …

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5 ‘Holiday Season’ Tips For Your Business

January 02 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

5 ‘Holiday Season’ Tips For Your Business

It is that time of the year when society enters its comfort zone. Unwinding, relaxing, spending quality time with friends and family. We look at 5 things you could do to ensure your business stays on top of things during this period …

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Be who you want to be in business

December 19 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Be who you want to be in business

If you woke up to find you had been granted the opportunity to be anyone else in business world, who would you choose? Who do you look up to and most aspire to be like?

In the following article we take a closer look at LSBF’s nifty new application tool, which aims to allow you to answer such ambivalent questions. 

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5 Tips on how to improve your LinkedIn Profile

December 18 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

5 Tips on how to improve your LinkedIn Profile

Are you using your LinkedIn profile to its full potential?

In this post Alex Carroll lists 5 tips that you should consider adopting in order to improve your employability and searchability.

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Parlez-Vous Second Language? Those Who Do Might Be Smarter

December 17 ,2013 | by Hari Sri

Parlez-Vous Second Language? Those Who Do Might Be Smarter

At a time when UK’s (lack of) language skills and schooling performance are being questioned, an academic study claims that learning languages might be key to raising a ‘smarter’ next generation …

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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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