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Freelancers: Freelancing in Europe

f you are a highly-skilled professional, wouldn't you rather work for clients on specific projects than have a fixed job? If you have a flair for innovation and are ready to take business risks to gain greater independence and flexibility, why not freelance? Freelancing spans many professions, including newly emerging

Progress Report on Montenegro 2018

Key findings of the 2018 Progress Report on Montenegro Political criteria he reporting period has been marked by the low level of trust towards the electoral framework and the prolonged parliamentary boycott by the entire opposition since the October 2016 parliamentary elections. Returning the political debate to the Parliament is the responsibility

EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) Report

uropean Commission published a report with examples of 7 projects and 10 organizations supported by the Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) in 2014-2017. The aims of the presented projects ranged from supporting reforms of national social protection systems and enhancing administrative cooperation on posting of workers to raising awareness on how young people

Online shopping: EU against geo-blocking and country redirects

MEPs have voted in favor of ending geo-blocking and country redirects by the end of 2018. any Europeans shop online on a daily basis. Whether it’s for electronics, appliances or furniture, 57% of EU citizens bought something online in 2017. Shopping online is one of the favorite activities of internet

Systematic country diagnostic: Montenegro

Montenegro Economy ontenegro is a small and open upper middle-income transition economy that gained independence in 2006 and is negotiating accession to the European Union. Montenegro has a population of 622,000 and a GNI per capita of $7,320. It started negotiations with the European Union in June 2012 and strives to

Picking the right company name

hat's in a name? A lot, when it comes to small-business success. The right name can make your company the talk of the town. The wrong one can doom it to obscurity and failure. Ideally, your name should convey the expertise, value and uniqueness of the product or service you

Swedish start-ups explained

Q: What do Spotify, Minecraft and Candy Crush Saga have in common? A: They are all made in Sweden   Sweden is home to Europe’s largest tech companies and its capital is second only to Silicon Valley when it comes to the number of “unicorns” – billion-dollar tech companies – that it produces per capita. Skype was

New managers should focus on helping their teams

tanford academic Bob Sutton, author of "Good Boss, Bad Boss", says the challenges that new managers face have a lot to do with where they place their own attention: “Your attention will naturally shift up — be directed up the hierarchy.’’ This even happens in nature: The average baboon looks up

Montenegro’s Economy SWOT Analysis

mall countries, i.e. small economies are rather sensitive to the influence of international environment. This especially applies to countries like Montenegro, in which the use of euro as a legal tender additionally limits the maneuvering space in case of potential external shocks. Therefore, it is important, seems even more important

10 business tips for start-ups by the founder of Nike

ow do you found one of the largest and most iconic sports companies in the world, becoming a billionaire along the way? Phil Knight recently unveiled the answer in his best-selling book “Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike.” Here are some of the most important tips to

Montenegro: Business Stimulating Programs

Montenegro's Ministry of Economy has published Business Stimulating Programs Brochure. The content of brochure includes the following: Decree promoting direct investment Explained Business zones development project Cluster development fostering program in Montenegro The 2017-2020 regional and local competitiveness increasing program through alignment with the requirements of international standards of operations

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