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Defining yourself online

Defining yourself online

I came across a post on a website or an Orange County tech support firm called Defining You, in which they talk about the importance of establishing your identity online. I think I want to take their article one step further though. They talk about the importance of getting a domain name that reflects who you are and your brand but nowadays that’s not enough. The reason is the rise of social networks. It’s not just enough to get your…

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Maintaining credibility online

Maintaining credibility online

Some products are easier to sell online than others. Take books for example, Amazon is doing a magnificent job in cornering that market, and that is partly down to the nature of books. They are easy to store, easy to ship and most people who buy books will come back and buy some more. Other products are a bit harder. Try selling the diet pill Anoretix for example. First of all, selling pharmaceuticals is much harder than shipping books, the…

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Is that VAT number valid?

Is that VAT number valid?

Came across an interesting service today that lets you verify if a VAT number someone has supplied to you is correct and valid. It’s called VIES and is managed by the European Commission‘s Taxation and Customs Union Directorate-General. It looks like this: All you need to do is provide the member state the VAT number belongs to, the VAT number itself and the system returns the name and address the VAT number is registered to. Useful thing to know isn’t…

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Life after your MBA

Life after your MBA

So, you’ve spent the last 3 years working on your MBA, done all your exams, got all your results and you’re due to graduate shortly. What comes after that? Well, in my case, I did my MBA while still holding a full-time job, so the question isn’t that hard. But for a number of other graduates there are just so many options available that it is easy to get bewildered and not know in which direction to head. I was…

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