Entries by Ben Nancholas

Financial wellness programmes and their impact on employee satisfaction

A 2023 study by the Mental Health Foundation reported that 73% of the population reported feeling anxious about finances and the cost of living ‘at least sometimes’ in the last fortnight. Financial stress and anxiety don’t just have a negative impact on the personal and professional lives of employees: they can also have undesirable consequences […]

How inflation impacts cost of living

In the UK, the cost of living increased sharply during 2021 and 2022. In October 2022, the annual inflation rate peaked at 11.1%, the highest it had been in 41 years. Since then, the rate has been gradually decreasing, and the Bank of England expects the drop to continue down to 2% by mid-2024. Inflation […]

How to manage personal and business finances as an entrepreneur

In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, managing personal and business finances effectively is crucial for long-term success.  As an entrepreneur, you wear many hats, and one of the most important ones is that of a financial manager. Juggling personal expenses alongside business finances requires careful planning, discipline and foresight.  In this blog, we’ll explore strategies […]

How to prevent identity theft and fraud

Cyber security threats are constantly on the rise, as cyber criminals become increasingly more adept at finding new ways into individuals’ private and personal information. In 2023, more than 353 million people were impacted by data breaches. Reports suggest that among these, fraud accounted for 2.5 million, while identity theft was at 1.1 million. As […]

How much does an MBA increase your salary?

In today’s competitive job market, professionals often seek advanced education to gain a competitive edge and boost their earning potential. Among the various academic pathways on offer, pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) is frequently seen as a strategic move towards achieving higher career goals. Here, we’ll explore the average salary increase for MBA […]

What can you do with a business management degree?

A business management degree is a versatile qualification that opens up a myriad of opportunities in the professional world, and can equip you with a diverse skill set that is applicable across various industries.  On top of this, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), business management graduates have competitive earning potential. The average […]

Masters research projects: what to expect and how to prepare

Embarking on a Masters degree is an academic journey that often ends with a research project. This in-depth exploration into a specific topic or area of interest is a rite of passage for many postgraduate students, and can be both a challenging and rewarding endeavour.  Unlike Masters coursework, which imparts foundational knowledge and develops or […]

Mastering the clock: the necessity of time management skills

Mastering the art of time management has become more critical than ever before in our fast-paced world. Time management skills can empower people to take control of their lives, enhance their productivity, and achieve better work-life balance. Developing good time management skills can therefore be thought of as an investment in your personal and professional […]

The benefits of learning about international business management at Masters level

Our era is one marked by globalisation and interconnected economies, so it’s no surprise that a solid understanding of international business management has become increasingly important for anyone looking to succeed in business, finance or leadership.  Pursuing a Masters degree that builds this knowledge not only equips students with a comprehensive understanding of global business […]

How do cultural attitudes to work affect international business?

Operating in the global marketplace requires an understanding of the nuances related to business attitudes, approaches, and ways of working that exist between different countries and cultures. Cultivating the ability to adapt in cross-cultural situations is key for interconnected, multinational, global businesses where teams, business partners, customers and markets are spread across the world. Even […]