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The art of effective negotiation

There are four distinct phases in the negotiation process, each one with its own unique pitfalls and opportunities. Negotiation is a central feature of day-to-day living. Whether it’s negotiating your fee for client services, manoeuvring through the maze emanating from the Brexit vote, or agreeing on who is responsible for cooking the dinner this evening… Read More The art of effective negotiation

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How to stop being a people-pleaser

Being a people-pleaser and being an effective team player are two very different things. Does your office have a people-pleaser? The person who just can’t say no? Every office has one and regardless of how often they say yes, they will rarely be appreciated for their efforts. People-pleasers yearn for attention, external validation and the… Read More How to stop being a people-pleaser

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Digitalization: the only option

The old way of doing business is not going to work for much longer. Either digitalize your product or service, or someone else will – and you’ll be out of business. By Dwayne Bragonier Is your product or service completely digitalized? If not, what are you waiting for? It’s no secret that today’s consumers are… Read More Digitalization: the only option

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Views from the outside

By Jemelyn Yadao In a bid to diversify, many accounting firms are looking outside the profession for their leadership talent. Jemelyn Yadao talks to partners and managers who aren’t equipped with accountancy skills, but have unique know-how that adds value to the organization. Up until last year, Jye Smith worked mostly with marketers, addressing issues around… Read More Views from the outside

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Future enterprise: assessing forms of business

We consider how our current forms of business have developed over time and the constraints they impose. Do we need more flexible business forms to support future growth? Business is conducted through a variety of legal forms including companies and partnerships. Each form has its own characteristics, such as whether the participants have limited liability… Read More Future enterprise: assessing forms of business

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Doing business in… Colombia

By Jennifer Campbell Colombia is affirming its place on the economic world stage with new trade agreements and significant GDP growth. Colombia has been an economic darling on the world stage, with real GDP growth of more than 4% from 2010 to 2014. Colombia attracted record levels of investment in 2013 and 2014, much of… Read More Doing business in… Colombia