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    The golden rule of business says that...
    The golden rule of business says that effective time management is the key to success. Today’s entrepreneurs will tell you that it’s all about the “grind” and the “hustle” – working long hours and through the night with little or no pay. It’s well known that if enough work is put in, it will pay off in the end. That’s the recipe.Despite the vast amount of research, studies and tools available, creating a successful start-up from scratch is hard. The key ingredients for success are laid out and readily available, but new research has revealed that the biggest obstacle that small business owners are constantly facing is poor time management. It’s suggested that this contributes hugely to a large portion ofthe 90% of start-ups that fail within the first 5 years.The findings come from Instantprint’s survey to 500 small business owners, and the results are staggering. In an average week,a typical business owner is finding only 12 hours to pursue activities dedicated to the growth of their business. Over half (53%)find that most of their time is ebbing away under work admin and report writing. Although these are necessary tasks, they veeraway from the focus of growing their business.
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    The Path to Compliance Through Data GovernanceOn May...
    The Path to Compliance Through Data GovernanceOn May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect in the European Union. Chances are you’ve already seen quite a bit of buzz surrounding GDPR and for good reason – it represents a significant change in how data will be handled around the world.But if you’re still getting up to speed, or you are one of the 50% of affected organisations worldwide who will be unprepared one year from now, most of the provisions and stipulations boil down to one simple thing: data governance.  And by putting solid data governance practices in place, you’ll be well on your way to compliance.
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    Recruited to lead FIME into the next phase of its growth...
    Recruited to lead FIME into the next phase of its growth strategyFIME, a global leader in consulting, testing solutions and certification services, has announced the appointment of Lionel Grosclaude as its new CEO for the group. Grosclaude will be instrumental in driving the company’s expansion strategy to increase FIME’s geographical presence globally and develop new services in emerging sectors.Holding an engineering degree from the aeronautics school ESTACA and a MBA from ESSEC, Lionel Grosclaude has over 20 years’ experience in the telecom, IT and banking sectors, working in executive roles across Europe and the U.S. He joins FIME from IPC, where he held the role as Managing Director EMEA of the ‘Risk & Compliance’ business unit. Prior to this, he was CEO at Etrali, a worldwide leader in intelligent trading communication solutions, where he played a key role in implementing a successful and sustainable growth strategy.
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    Scottie Pippen changes the play on Fort Lauderdale mansionPippen originally listed his 10,484 sf...
    Scottie Pippen changes the play on Fort Lauderdale mansionPippen originally listed his 10,484 sf home in 2014 for $11.8M, now asks $40k/month September 25, 2017 04:30PMScottie Pippen and 2571 Del Lago Drive (Credit: Coldwell Banker, Wikimedia Commons)
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    Last week was the worst week of the year for...
    Last week was the worst week of the year for Manhattan’s luxury real estate market, according to the latest Olshan Realty report released Monday.“Real estate observers usually expect slow weeks during the Jewish holidays, but last week’s results were lower than anticipated,” Donna Olshan said in the weekly report. The Jewish New Year fell on Thursday and Friday of last week.More: Chic and Varied New Developments Launching Sales This Season
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    Raj Rathee, an OB/GYN at Estrella Women's Health Center, and his wife Jyotsna, aninternal...
    Raj Rathee, an OB/GYN at Estrella Women's Health Center, and his wife Jyotsna, aninternal medicine specialist at Estrella Women’s Health Center, purchased this mansion inParadise Valley's Invergordon Heights. The four-bedroom and five-bathroom, 7,504-square-footestate boasts amazing views of Camelback Mountain. The home features dramatic pillars framing theentryway, a grand foyer with a tiered ceiling and bay windows in the dining room. The kitchen is fitted with honey-hued hardwood cabinetry, gorgeous granite counter tops and has a chandelier-lit breakfast room. The home also features an exercise room/office and a pub-style game room/billiards parlor. The backyard is its own oasis, with lush lawns, immaculately manicured shrubbery, an alfresco barbecue island, expansive dining patios, a private pool and elevated spillover spa. Thomas Buis, general manager at Showcase Honda, and his wife, Deborah, sold the home through their trust.(Photo: Sandra Baldwin/Launch Real Estate)Guest houses, sport courts and salt-water pools are among the luxurious features in this week's priciest home sales in metro Phoenix.$2,300,000 Raj Rathee, an OB/GYN at Estrella Women's Health Center, and his wife Jyotsna, an internal medicine specialist at Estrella Women’s Health Center, purchased this mansion in Paradise Valley's Invergordon Heights. The four-bedroom and five-bathroom, 7,504-square-foot estate boasts amazing views of Camelback Mountain. The home features dramatic pillars framing the entryway, a grand foyer with a tiered ceiling and bay windows in the dining room. The kitchen is fitted with honey-hued hardwood cabinetry, gorgeous granite counter tops and has a chandelier-lit breakfast room. The home also features an exercise room/office and a pub-style game room/billiards parlor. The backyard is its own oasis, with lush lawns, immaculately manicured shrubbery, an alfresco barbecue island, expansive dining patios, a private pool and elevated spillover spa. Thomas Buis, general manager at Showcase Honda, and his wife, Deborah, sold the home through their trust.
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    Recent research has revealed that the availability of natural...
    Recent research has revealed that the availability of natural light, good views and green open space within the home significantly improves people’s wellbeing [1].  Perfectly designed to meet this criteria with expansive windows, high ceilings and four different parkland outlooks to choose from, The Signature Collection at Beaulieu Chase in Chelmsford offers contemporary homes attractively configured adjacent to parkland, directly overlooking an expansive landscaped area known as ‘The Chase’. Home buyers can choose from two striking detached home designs, the four-bedroom Maxima and five-bedroom Terrazza, each providing a bespoke view over the thoughtfully designed series of interrelated gardens that make up The Chase park.While the garden areas within the park are interlinked, each has their own distinctive features and charm.  For a secluded place to relax, the Ornamental Garden features ornamental shrubs and perennial planting, surrounded by formal hedges.  Offering ‘gardenesque’ character, the garden has concrete cube seating, creating an ideal place to socialise with friends or simply take in a moment of calm.    The Winter Garden has been created with recreation in mind, featuring wide open spaces to enjoy.  Large-leaved Indian Bean trees provide a canopy along the meandering gravel path, which opens into a series of small clearings with large boulders providing a focal point. For quiet contemplation, the large pond in the Water Garden offers residents a calming environment to watch the local wildlife and the Estate Park offers classical scenery, evoking the landscape of an 18th century estate.Chris Bladon, Managing Director of New Homes and Communities Eastern Region at Countryside said: “The Signature Collection has been exclusively designed with style and sophistication in mind. All the homes benefit from expansive glazing and high ceilings to create both a light and airy ambience and maximise the impressive views over the Chase, the focal point of this exciting new community.  As well as having green space on their doorstep, both the Terrazza and the Maxima have numerous balconies and terraces, offering flexible outdoor space to enjoy the attractive outlook and improve wellbeing.”
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    HPS’ PowerCARD platform poised to implement nexo standards to...
    HPS’ PowerCARD platform poised to implement nexo standards to overhaul existing payments systems nexo standards, the global industry association dedicated to enabling fast, interoperable and borderless payments acceptance, today announces that HPS, a leading payment software company, has deployed nexo’s protocols across its PowerCARD suite of solutions. By implementing nexo’s standards, HPS is flying the flag for a fundamental shift towards interoperability in the international payments ecosystem, lighting the way for other fintech forerunners to follow.With over 350 customers across 85 countries worldwide, HPS has gained a reputation as a trailblazer in enabling innovative payments technology. HPS’ PowerCARD platform can process any card type via any channel covering the entire payment value chain. Implementing nexo’s card payment acceptance messaging protocols and specifications with the PowerCARD platform will allow HPS to offer a significant cost saving to its customers by removing the current need to create individual payment infrastructures for every country in which they operate. Instead, they will have just one globally interoperable infrastructure.
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    Qualified test tool and accredited certification services accelerate the launch of EMV chip cards FIME’s personalization validation tool (PVT) has been qualified against the latest Cartes Bancaires (GIE-CB) PVT requirements. In parallel, its French laboratory has been accredited by Paycert to perform the corresponding certification services (Contrôle de la Personnalisation des Cartes). Issuers, card manufacturers and personalization bureaus can now accelerate personalization validation for a range of secure chip products. These include contact, contactless and dual interface EMV® cards, and near field communication (NFC) and contactless-enabled solutions.FIME’sPersevalPro Issuer test tool,co-developed with Barnes International, automates the personalization validation testing process and enables testers to mitigate errors ahead of submission for formal certification. Combined with FIME’s consultancy and certification services, customers can now receive end-to-end project support for their EMV issuance projects.
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