microsoft-80659_640Here at we love to bring you the latest business news form around the planet. No matter how small or large, stories about starting small and ending up big are inspiring. Stories of falls from grace head a warning that we can all apply to our own business ventures. This is if they are to be side projects, or our full time income. We can all learn. Our featured business of the month articles will hope to pass on some of that knowledge and wisdom to you. We chose to start with a big example, Microsoft

Microsoft corporation was founded in April of 1975 by Paul Allen and Bill Gates. They designed, sold and developed operating systems for Altair-8800 style computers, yet they did not stop there. By the 1980’s they had cornered the market with their MS-DOS operating system that would later go on to become Microsoft Windows.

Later on in 1986 it was floated on the stock market. It is said that the he rise in its share price transformed the wealth and lives of  up to 12,000 Microsoft employees. It is said it made 3 billionaires and up to 12,000 millionaires because of this rise in share price from its IPO.

Over the years Microsoft moved to corner the market it its chosen areas, and have immense power today because of it. The contract they got from IBM in the early 80’s today stands strong, and they have market dominance over the operating systems for …


googleiconThe saying goes that a happy worker is a productive worker. We all want that job satisfaction, because at the end of the day, for most people, work dominates such a large portion of our time. Now this is not to say that it is the be all and end all of life. Its not. Yet If you work a 43 hour week, 5 days, throw in 5 lunch breaks and travel time. That’s 50 hours a week most week going on your job. So why not be happy when you do it? Lots of small and privately owned companies are a delight to work for, but what about the big boys? The top companies in the world? We bring you our list of the five best companies to work for. We have based this list on the Fortune 500 best company to work for list, published in 2015.

Number five is Robert W. Baird and Co. The financial services and insurance company is located in Wisconsin. It is privately owned and employs some 2800 people. It is said the big ego’s that are common place in this industry are actively discouraged by the people at the top. The togetherness and team ethic is the biggest draw here, according to employees, and they really feel like they are being challenged. They base things on traditional values, and may not be at the fore front of cutting edge, but offer a solid and structured system where everybody is valued.

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selfemployedThe title to my post may be a little misleading, and as a matter of fact I don’t think that self-employment is for everyone, but it is an excellent option for many, and loads of people currently in traditional ’employed’ jobs could be a lot better off and happier working for themselves. So what are the benefits of self-employment?

Firstly, lets think about it, most of the time when you’re being employed, it is because the money you are making for the company in question is greater than what they’re paying you. In some cases this is more complicated than a simple sale of your services, but when you boil it down, unless you work publicly, someone’s making money out of you.

If you’re working for yourself, you’re building something for yourself, and their is no ceiling. Many trades and businesses can be scaled, and can go as far as you want them to with the right direction and planning. A career relies on somebody to give you a chance. In the future, employees and other freelancers may make your career simpler and free up your time, leading me to the next point…

Choosing your own hours. Of course in some situations you will have to book yourself into appointments, but that doesn’t change the fact that you are your own boss and manage your own diary. If you meet your deadlines, you’re set. When you get the work done is up to you.

A recent study has shown that …