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Entrepreneurship

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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Daniel Hansen

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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Entrepreneurship

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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Entrepreneurship

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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Entrepreneurship

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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Entrepreneurship

How to find investors for your start-up

Every business reaches a critical moment – a tipping point – where it needs extra investment in order to take the next step. I’ve been there myself, many times, both as an entrepreneur and a potential investor – and so I’ve seen how important it is to get this right. So, what are my tips for finding investors for your start-up? The innovative approach Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) were huge…

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Entrepreneurship

How to expand your business abroad – growing and attracting customers in different countries

There are plenty of great reasons why you should attempt to expand your business into new territories. Quite reasonably, it’s the goal of many new businesses – I know that in my case having a global footprint and all of the opportunities that can offer was certainly a big driver for me when I set up OMNIA initially. And over the years, as the company has expanded and new opportunities…

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What is leveraged finance? – Daniel Hansen explains

Back in November last year, OMNIA was invited to attend the Global Capital Leveraged Finance Conference in London. It was a great event – one that attracted issuers, investors and financial intermediaries from across the sector – and it was a chance to share best practice and network with some very talented and interesting people. The event was particularly interesting for me because the keynote speaker – Patrick Amis, Director…

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