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When will SMEs get their hands on the EU’s largest stimulus package ever?

When the EU launched its long-term budget (The multiannual financial framework covering 2021-2027), which was adopted 17 December 2020, together with its recovery plan NextGenerationEU (NGEU), the temporary instrument designed to boost the recovery of the pandemic, it was the largest stimulus package ever financed in Europe. The amount is a staggering EUR 2.018 trillion to help rebuild a post-COVID-19 Europe.  The NGEU plan is a more than EUR 800 billion temporary recovery…

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We’ve just launched our podcast series ”The Dot Connectors”!

On 1 September, we launched our very own podcast series “The Dot Connectors”. Our goal is to create a podcast series that provides insight into some of the world’s most creative founders and entrepreneurs and the journey they have been on; navigating the conservative world of funding, investment vehicles and going public. In some episodes, I will join our guests – in others, we will let our guests do all…

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How fatherhood changed my perspective as CEO

In April 2020, I became a father for the first time – meaning I now have a year and half’s experience combining fatherhood with being the CEO of OMNIA Global. Every single parent knows how your life changes when you become a parent; the sleepless nights, the worries and the endless love (and diapers). But what does fatherhood look like when you’re also running your own company? Since my daughter…

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Five potential new investment markets for 2019

Seeking out disruptive and challenging investment opportunities is my passion. At OMNIA, nothing is more important than making sure every investment opportunity is carefully selected and fully explored. Imagine you’d invested in Alphabet, Amazon or Netflix at the right time. The phenomenal success of these companies has revolutionised entertainment, e-commerce and many other aspects of day-to-day life. But what’s up next? Here are five potentially viable new investment markets. New…

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The importance of originality in business, and how it leads to success

As human beings, we set great store in the idea of originality. We enjoy it when we see it in sport – the footballer who plays an unthinkable pass, or the chess player who makes a move that no one else would see. These people are the norm breakers – the ones who disrupt traditional ways of doing things, and who show everyone else that there are many different ways…

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Entrepreneurship

Networking 101 for entrepreneurs

It’s a bold statement, but I’m prepared to go as far as to say that being able to network well is the single most important skill I have as a successful entrepreneur. Why? Well, because it is the skill that brings me more opportunities to do interesting work, to build more relationships and to grow my business in more ways, than anything else I do. It’s how I promote myself,…

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The importance of instinct in business

Malcolm Gladwell, in his ground-breaking book ‘Blink’, made a great case for the importance of instinct in business. It argued against the long-standing and traditionally accepted idea that we make better decisions only after processing huge amounts of data, and instead showed how our best decisions are often those we make with our ‘gut’. And as the mountain of data we have available to help us to make more informed…

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Ways to boost your business productivity – Daniel Hansen on the little-known differentiators that make a difference

Type ‘productivity’ into Google and the response is overwhelming – there are endless tips on how to boost it, apps to help you hone it and courses you can sign up for that claim they will change the way you work forever. And it’s not surprising – we all, ultimately, want to be more productive, whether in our personal lives or at work. But we are bombarded with so many…

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Are good salespeople born or made? – Daniel Hansen on what makes for success

I’ve met some remarkable sales people over the years – many of them, I’m pleased to say, who have been working for me. I’ve always believed that watching how people sell can give you some fascinating insights into their personality – it’s a great way to see how they operate, and to understand what makes them tick as people. As to whether they’re born, or made – well, that’s hard…

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