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September 2015 ACCA: to sit or not to sit?

May 05 ,2015 | by Paul Merison

September 2015 ACCA: to sit or not to sit?

Later this year, ACCA will move to 4 sittings per year, with the first new sitting in September (not in all exam centres, so check the ACCA website for full details).

Naturally, a lot of students are asking me questions even now as they register for June 2015 classes and exams – so here is my best attempt to answer them.

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#StartupSpotlight: Mangopay looks to simplify securing third-party payments

April 27 ,2015 | by Hari Sri

#StartupSpotlight: Mangopay looks to simplify securing third-party payments

In this edition of Startup Spotlight, we spoke with Céline Lazorthes, CEO and Founder of Mangopay, a new marketplace and crowdfunding payment platform.

Elevator pitch

Mangopay enables marketplaces and crowdfunding platforms to accept third-party payments, create and manage e-wallets (white label), split funds and collect fees in a simple, secure and transparent way.

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Video: Great Minds Series - LSBF interviews Marriott Hotels Europe CEO Amy McPherson

April 21 ,2015 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Amy McPherson, CEO of Marriott Hotels Europe, shares with LSBF the secrets to a successful career in business.

Great business leaders know how to surround themselves with good people – that is the secret to a successful career in business according to Amy McPherson, the CEO of Marriott Hotels Europe.

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#StartupSpotlight: Purplebricks is redefining how estate agencies work

April 16 ,2015 | by Hari Sri

#StartupSpotlight: Purplebricks is redefining how estate agencies work

Michael Bruce, CEO and founding partner of disruptive hybrid estate agency Purplebricks, spoke with LSBF in the latest edition of Startup Spotlight.

Elevator pitch

Purplebricks.com is a disruptive hybrid estate agency model - we combine the expertise of a Local Property Expert with a unique online platform, giving customers a 24/7 service at a fraction of the cost charged by high street estate agencies.

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#StartupSpotlight: Tempus Energy aims to shake up UK energy market

April 09 ,2015 | by Hari Sri

#StartupSpotlight: Tempus Energy aims to shake up UK energy market

In this edition of Startup Spotlight, we speak with Sara Bell, CEO and founder of Tempus Energy, a new renewables-focused ‘disrupt’ energy supplier in the UK.

Elevator pitch

Tempus Energy has developed a disruptive technology to create cost savings across the electricity supply chain. In March 2015, we launched a new kind of electricity supplier, which matches customers’ energy use with times when renewable generation is plentiful and wholesale prices are lower.

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#StartupSpotlight: SATcase keeps you connected to the world, anytime and anywhere

March 30 ,2015 | by Hari Sri

#StartupSpotlight: SATcase keeps you connected to the world, anytime and anywhere

In this edition of Startup Spotlight, we speak with Jim Thomson, CEO of SATcase™, a reliable communications device aimed at keeping remote-area travellers and workers connected to the world at all times.

Elevator Pitch:

SATcase™ is a revolutionary new communications device that uses satellite technology to help keep people safe in remote areas of the globe.

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#StartupSpotlight: MoveHub makes moving abroad simple

March 25 ,2015 | by Hari Sri

#StartupSpotlight: MoveHub makes moving abroad simple

In this edition of Startup Spotlight, we speak with Ben Tyrrell, Head of MoveHub, a London-based startup dedicated to international removals that has helped over 450,000 people move since its launch last year.

MoveHub is a one-stop shop for people who want to move abroad; our site will tell you everything you need to know about your prospective city from the best residential areas to buy a house in to where to go for the best food to the rankings of local schools and when you are ready to relocate.

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Video: Great Minds Series - LSBF interviews McDonald's UK CEO Jill McDonald

March 06 ,2015 | by LSBF Blog Staff

In this interview, LSBF speaks with Jill McDonald, McDonald's UK CEO, who discusses some of the main challenges and achievements of the global restaurant chain.

Ms McDonald was appointed chief executive for McDonald's UK operations in 2010. Since then, the brand has seen a growth in sales and profitability and, more importantly, an increase in trust of the brand and its products.

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This Valentine's Day, let LSBF help you #FindYourPassion

February 13 ,2015 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Because we know how much you love Advanced Taxation...

Fall in love with the unexpected.

Valentine's Day 2015, let us as London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) help you #FindYourPassion.

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The LSBF’s ACCA Study Manuals Competition Terms and Conditions

February 06 ,2015 | by LSBF Blog Staff

The LSBF’s ACCA Study Manuals Competition Terms and Conditions

The LSBF’s ACCA Study Manuals competition is hosted on the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) Facebook page. In order to benefit from the Competition entrants must complete the registration form and submit an answer for the question asked.

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PQ Awards 2015: Meet finalist David Laws, lecturer at LSBF

January 29 ,2015 | by LSBF Blog Staff

PQ Awards 2015: Meet finalist David Laws, lecturer at LSBF

LSBF tutor David Laws has been shortlisted to receive the Private Sector Lecturer of the Year award in this year’s prestigious PQ Awards.

Held annually, the PQ Awards are organised by popular accountancy title PQ Magazine. They honour the best institutions, teachers, students and learning resources in the world of accountancy education.

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How to make social media work for you startup in 2015

January 14 ,2015 | by Thiago Kiwi

How to make social media work for you startup in 2015

You could help expand the potential reach of your small business by using social media.

Today’s generation seem to have arrived in this world clutching a smartphone, thereby knowing the complete ins and outs of all social media. However, many of us remember the days before public internet usage sky-rocketed, and often require some help navigating the different channels of social media available to us.

 

Indeed, there are many ways to utilise social media for your small business or startup, allowing you to further your reach and create a huge number of impressions. It’s a definite benefit of the digital age that allows one to easily reach the masses, however, it can be a little more complicated than posting a status to Facebook and waiting for the hordes of shoppers to turn up.

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Video: Great Minds series – BBC Worldwide CEO Tim Davie speaks to LSBF

January 02 ,2015 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Speaking to LSBF, BBC Worldwide CEO Tim Davie said that he does not feel the benefits of a diverse workforce are something which need to be debated.

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LSBF ACCA Exam Review – December 2014

January 02 ,2015 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF ACCA Exam Review – December 2014

Rob Sowerby, LSBF’s Director of Professional Programmes, reviews the December 2014 ACCA Exams

I am restricting the review to the new paper formats on skills level because this is where the significant changes have taken place. Specifically F4 has moved to a computer based exam (CBE) format of wholly objective testing and F5, F7, F8, F9 have revised the exam format to allow for varying degrees of objective testing. Essentially the syllabuses have been relatively unaffected beyond normal updates.

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Some new year resolutions to prepare your SME for 2015

December 31 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Some new year resolutions to prepare your SME for 2015

Five new year resolutions from smallbusiness.co.uk to ready your SME for business in 2015.

It’s time to review the progress made over the past year and look ahead to what might help you further grow your business in 2015. To aid your small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) in this, smallbusiness.co.uk has created a list of five new year resolutions that will set you up for the perfect entry into the coming year.

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Four tech predictions for what Britain can expect in 2015

December 30 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Four tech predictions for what Britain can expect in 2015

Techworld have come up with four forecasts for techs that could take the UK by storm in 2015.

Having just enjoyed a bumper 2014 for startups and tech in general in the UK, one might expect 2015 to be packed full of new advancements and delights for the user. Technology continues to be an important part of businesses and further progress in this field could help drive the growth of firms as they look to create more efficient and better targeted strategies.

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20 startups set to take the UK by storm in 2015 – part 2

December 24 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

20 startups set to take the UK by storm in 2015 – part 2

A quick rundown of 20 startups that will impact 2015 as selected by Startups.co.uk.

 

Startups.co.uk has selected its pick of the new businesses in 2014 for its top 20 startups, a list of firms that will make an impact in 2015. The climate for startups has been steadily improving and this year’s crop of firms highlight the potential for success in the UK these days.

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20 startups set to take the UK by storm in 2015 – part 1

December 23 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

20 startups set to take the UK by storm in 2015 – part 1

A quick rundown of 20 startups that will impact 2015 as selected by Startups.co.uk.

 

Startups.co.uk has selected its pick of the new businesses in 2014 for its top 20 startups, a list of firms that will make an impact in 2015. The climate for startups has been steadily improving and this year’s crop of firms highlight the potential for success in the UK these days.

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Video: Great Minds Series – LSBF interviews Kevin Mathers, Google’s UK Sales Director

November 25 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Managing teams is about helping those teams achieve their goals, believes Kevin Mathers, Google’s UK Sales Director.

In a recent interview with London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), Google’s UK Sales Director, Kevin Mathers, revealed his belief in the idea that leadership is a quality which can be taught.

 

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LSBF to host Islamic Finance Symposium in London

November 14 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF to host Islamic Finance Symposium in London

Ever keen to be at the forefront of global trends in the sector, the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) will be hosting on Wednesday, 19 November, from 9AM to 5PM, a symposium on Islamic Finance at its new flagship building – Sceptre Court – in Tower Hill, London.

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What do Islamic Finance & 'Sukuk' bonds mean for the UK?

November 08 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What do Islamic Finance & 'Sukuk' bonds mean for the UK?

Last week the World Islamic Economic Forum took place at London’s Excel Centre. LSBF’s Sahar Ata feels buoyant about Islamic Finance and Sukuk’s prospects in the UK.

 

The big gathering of  world leaders,  The WIEF, held for the first time outside Islamic countries, themed “Changing World, New Relationships”, saw the attendance of 18 heads of state and government and deputy heads of government, 50 ministers and 2,700 delegates from 128 countries, the largest congregation ever in the history of WIEF.

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Retailers kickstart Christmas countdown

November 05 ,2014 | by Thiago Kiwi

Retailers kickstart Christmas countdown

Retailers are getting into festive mode as they announce their Christmas promotions.

Hallowe’en is out of the way and as soon as they’ve taken down the cobwebs and plastic ghouls from their windows, retailers are getting in the Christmas spirit. We’ve all heard shoppers complain that Christmas comes earlier every year, but that doesn’t stop consumers from flocking to the shops – or, increasingly, getting online – to pick up their festive treats. Retailers are fully in festive mode, and they’re hoping for a bumper Christmas.

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Video: ‘Great Minds’ series – LSBF interviews entrepreneur and investor Deborah Meaden

October 29 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Business education and entrepreneurship should be embedded in the education curriculum from early on – this is the view of entrepreneur and business investor Deborah Meaden, who was interviewed in a new video released by the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) this week.

Part of the ‘Great Minds’ series of videos, the interview was led by former Education and Home Secretary Rt Hon. David Blunkett MP, who is also a visiting lecturer at the School.

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From the world of business: September news highlights

October 01 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

From the world of business: September news highlights

Welcome to our September news round-up, with all the big business headlines from trade deals to bankers’ bonuses.

 

TTIP can add £10bn to UK economy

Lord Livingston said a new trade deal with the US could potentially be worth as much as £10 billion a year to the UK economy. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) seeks to remove trade barriers between the US and EU by streamlining regulations and getting rid of certain tariffs. According to the trade minister, gains in manufacturing and better growth opportunities for firms could lead to higher wages and job creation.

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Competition: Win 1 FREE year of ACCA study at LSBF!

September 03 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Competition: Win 1 FREE year of ACCA study at LSBF!

Challenge yourself and enter our ACCA for School Leavers competition for the chance to win 1 year of study for free!

This is a great opportunity if you are interested in studying accountancy at a professional level and improve your career prospects.

Plus: we’ll put your CV in front of the right people!

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