Is a Job in Finance Suited to You?

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Have you considered a role in finance? This career offers many routes into a huge range of different positions, it’s fast paced, interesting and guaranteed to keep you on your toes because as they say, money makes the world go round. Read on to find out more.


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Skills needed

Finance based roles suit people that are quick and analytical thinkers; if you’re very logical and have fantastic problem-solving abilities, then finance based roles are likely to be something that you enjoy. Some people are naturally suited more to this kind of work because of the way their brains work, it’s not to say you can’t learn these skills but if you’re more of an abstract thinker then it might not be your ideal role. It’s not a bad thing at all, some roles require this kind of ‘out of the box’ thought processes, but finance isn’t one of them.


What kinds of jobs can you get?

Finance jobs range from corporate planning, to bank staff to accountancy, to investments. Yo could be working in an anti fraud department, or helping people get mortgages- and much more. You could be working with individuals, with companies or with banks so it’s impossible to generalise- finance careers are broad and varied. Have a think about what kind of role it is you want to gain within finance, as this might affect the process of working up to it. It might change the steps you need to take to get qualified and experienced if you have a specific route you’re looking to follow. 


What skills or education will you need?

There are lots of different degrees and types of work experience that could come in useful if you want to work in finance. For example, qualifications in mathematics, accountancy, economics and business will all be highly sought after. Otherwise, you could do a specific finance degree like an online MBA degree in finance. Take some time to think about what would best suit your interests, past experience and skills and the career you hope to gain going forward. 


Is a degree essential?

While a degree is desirable with most kinds of jobs, it’s not essential and there are other ways to get onto this career path. If you’re happy to work your way up from the bottom, you can start earning right away on a lower wage and build your way up. You don’t need much all that much knowledge to gain an entry-level position, as many companies will have their own training programs, however, basic qualifications in subjects like maths are something companies will be looking at. High performers are able to get ahead in finance careers quickly, so hard work and determination will pay off if you’re keen to do well.




Top 3 Tips For Boosting Your Brand’s Reputation

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No matter what industry your business is in, it’s vital that your brand has the best reputation possible. In order to be successful, your existing customers and prospective customers need to know that you’re trustworthy and what you’re offering is credible. 

Even if you’ve successfully built it and are aware of how to protect your brand, it’s imperative that you continually strive to maintain it and boost it as much as you can. But how do you do this effectively?

Here are the top 3 tips on how you can achieve brand loyalty and boost your brand’s reputation to ensure that it retains its place within the industry. Without doing so, will result in your business being deemed untrustworthy, and your customers seeking a similar product or service from one of your competitors. 


Strive For Extraordinary Customer Service

You want your customers to have an exceptional experience each time they purchase one of your products or use your service. Therefore, it’s essential that you put customer service as a priority within your business. 

From helping your customers with any queries that they have, to handling any complaints that come in efficiently, it will showcase that your brand is reputable and that it cares about each of its customers. No matter if you’re a startup or a long-established business, this factor should never be ignored – it could even be the difference between business success and business failure. 


Showcase Positive Customer Reviews

To effectively boost your reputation, showcase any positive customer reviews you receive on your website or in-store. Customers often seek the opinions of others that have used a certain service or bought a particular product. Which means that you could be missing out on potential sales by failing to represent reviews you get in. 

By providing a forum for them to post opinions (or by integrating software from platforms such as Trustpilot), you can also get an idea as to which aspects you need to improve – making your product or service even better in the future. This will also help to boost engagement and show customers the reasons why they should opt for your business over others.


Utilize Key Statistics

Everyone loves a good statistic – especially when it’s relevant to something that they are interested in. Customers tend to trust statistics and other hard data that represents how successful/popular products and services are. 

By gathering statistics – such as how many people use your products/services, you can use it through marketing and branding. With this, however, you should try not to overdo it as it makes your business look less authentic. 


Final Thoughts

So, there you go. Those are the top 3 tips you can use to help boost your brand’s reputation. The path you take, of course, is up to you and what your business model includes. But if you conduct thorough research and are aware of the key tactics, there’s no reason as to why the credibility and your brand’s reputation won’t thrive now and in the future.


5 Business Ideas for Fashion Lovers

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If you are a fashion lover and wondering what sort of business you could start this new year, you may find this 5 Business Ideas for Fashion Lovers post very handy. Turning your love for fashion into a business can be hard when you first begin to think about it but it can be easily done. As long as you are ready to put in the work and you are passionate about your fashion business idea, you will most likely succeed. My love for fashion led me to setting up Fashion and Style Police and my passion has kept me going all these years. When the ups and downs come (trust me, they do), your love for your business will keep you working on it.

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Here are 5 business ideas for fashion lovers –

Have a fashion boutique

If you have the capital, setting up a fashion boutique can be a lucrative business. You need to bring something else to the table to stand out in this field. Having a regular fashion boutique like everyone else won’t cut it. You have to stay ahead of your competition by being different. One way you could do this is by having a stunning looking boutique with stylish clothes sourced from suppliers consumers won’t find anywhere on the high street. You can also stand out from the saturated fashion boutique industry by being innovative with your interior decor. If you are after some interior design inspiration, you may find this Object Space Place Japanese interior design tips very useful.


Set up a fashion blog

That’s what I did. I set up a fashion blog that has now evolved to a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog. It helps pay the bills and it keeps me very creative. I can’t imagine not having a blog now. This online space has completely changed my life. If you enjoy writing about fashion, you should consider setting up a fashion blog.


Have a YouTube fashion channel

If vlogging is more your thing, you should think of setting up a Youtube fashion channel. Many fashion Youtubers are really doing well these days, so it is worth considering if you are into video editing and all. You never know how successful you will be until you take that leap.



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Write a fashion book

Writing a fashion book is great business idea for the fashionistas. If you enjoy writing and love fashion, you could combine both passions and write a book about fashion. It is easy to self publish thanks to Amazon. I did it a few years ago and I plan on doing it again soon.


Sell clothes and accessories on eBay

Selling clothes and accessories on eBay is another lucrative business venture. You could sell brand new pieces or go for preloved items. High value preloved items like shoes and handbags tend to be very popular on eBay. If you have a good eye for fashion, this would be a great business idea for you.


What do you think of these fashion business ideas? Did any catch your eye? Do sound off in the comments section, let’s chat.

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