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  • Always be prepared

    Always be prepared

    In business, you need to have vision and the courage to follow your instincts, says business advisor and multinational entrepreneur Reinhold Karner. As his plane approached Malta and started its descent, Reinhold Karner looked out of the window.

  • Effective management and succession planning

    Effective management and succession planning

    The strength of a successful first generation family business is often the vision, energy, tenacity and experience of the original, together with its ability to adapt since it does not have complex governance structures. However, as the family and...

  • New beginnings

    New beginnings

    On July 17-19, not-for-profit event Start-up Weekend, the Malta Communications Authority and the University of Malta Takeoff Business Incubator came together to organise the biggest start-up event to date. The event brought in mentors and speakers...

  • Testing one, two, three

    Testing one, two, three

    IT companies are increasingly looking for small communities, preferably slightly isolated but still technologically advanced and with a diverse population, to test their new technology and ensure that any research is conducted in a segregated...

  • Financing business in Malta

    Financing business in Malta

    Financing business projects has always been core to banking. How does Bank of Valletta look upon its’ role in this regard? The banking sector in Malta is one of the main contributors to Malta’s economic growth, seeking to support the country’s...

  • Finding the right match

    Finding the right match

    What business needs inspired the setting up of Konnekt? Konnekt grew out of a belief that recruitment should not be transaction focused but client focused. This led to the development of a business model which is very different to what you find in...

  • Leading to success

    The PwC €1 million Start-Up Fund is an initiative whereby PwC Malta assists start-ups with innovative business ideas by providing pro-bono advisory services. To date, PwC Malta received 87 applications. These applications are reviewed by a...

  • Core strength

    Core strength

    Kenneth Farrugia, FinanceMalta chairman, tells Veronica Stivala how the organisation is helping to establish Malta as a financial centre of repute. FinanceMalta was established in 2007 as a public-private partnership with a two-pronged remit: to...

  • It’s question time

    It’s question time

    During a job interview, it’s not just you who are being assessed – it’s also an opportunity to question whether this is the right job for you. So you’re sitting there, in front of an interviewing panel, heart thumping and trying your best to...

  • Where dream careers begin

    In today’s competitive job market, employers are looking for more than just an academic qualification. They want multi-skilled graduates with diverse interests and experiences that will enhance their professional work. That’s why at Middlesex...

  • Getting hooked

    Getting hooked

    Danielle Vella’s invention, Scooterpeg, is so innovative that she placed in the top 10 of Richard Branson’s business competition Pitch to Rich. She tells Veronica Stivala how she worked her way up. The best ideas are sometimes the simplest. This...

  • Executive business education

    Executive business education

    Following a successful October 2014 intake, Henley Malta is now accepting applications for the forthcoming October 2015 intake of the Flexible Executive Henley MBA. Henley Business School is a global leader in executive business education and...

  • A break from the work routine

    A break from the work routine

    It’s becoming increasingly accepted that team-building will always play an important part in the development of any organisation and its people. “It’s amazing sometimes how a simple exercise or group task can lead people to coordinate all efforts...

  • The rise of specialised recruitment

    The rise of specialised recruitment

    Direct recruitment can be a burden to businesses. What is the role of a recruitment company in helping organisations find the right staff for the right roles? Recruitment agencies have a multiple role to play in supporting organisations with their...

  • Personal and professional development

    Personal and professional development

    After the success of the past two intakes, Malta Business School is launching its third intake for the UK accredited part-time diplomas and full-time extended diploma in management (EQF Level 5). As from this coming intake, Malta Business School...

  • Malta’s first Android app courses launched

    Malta’s first Android app courses launched

    The first Android application development courses in Malta are being offered at STC Training. These courses will run during the school’s summer programme from July to September. The app courses, together with a wide number of short courses were...

  • Investing in people

    Investing in people

    “At KPMG our people are our greatest resource,” says Pierre Portelli, human resources partner, KPMG Malta. “In fact the skills, knowledge and capabilities of our people are central to our success. We invest heavily in our people because they are...

  • Global career prospects

    Global career prospects

    Nothing compares to the enthusiasm of a new graduate entering the job market, especially in an industry that offers global career prospects. Andrea Attard, who joined HSBC Bank Malta p.l.c. as part of the bank’s management graduate programme,...

  • Air cargo concerns

    Air cargo concerns

    At the International Air Transport Association (IATA) cargo conference held in Miami recently, three major concerns were aired by IATA regarding air cargo: the transportation of lithium batteries; the loss of market share to sea cargo; and the...

  • Buoyant tourism will drive strong GDP growth of 3 per cent in 2015

    Buoyant tourism will drive strong GDP growth of 3 per cent in 2015

    The EY Eurozone Forecast (EEF) forecast is expecting the local economy to continue to grow by three per cent this year, significantly faster than the eurozone average, driven by robust consumer spending, buoyant tourism, large-scale investment in...

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