The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Being More Productive

It seems like something distant we say to ourselves from time to time, “I need to be more productive.” Oftentimes when we’re faced with a myriad of tasks to complete all at once, we tend to lose motivation and our productivity sinks. There are ways to counteract this line of thinking and get on the right track to be more organized, productive, and have our days be more manageable.clocks-1098080_960_720.jpg

Create Great Work Habits

There are probably different areas of your work day that could vastly improve with the help of a few useful work habits. Do you easily get distracted or have a hard time focusing on one thing at a time? Work on a project for 5 minutes straight and don’t allow yourself any distractions, then after 5 minutes allow yourself a small distraction. Continue to gradually add time to the 5 minutes until you’re working an hour straight with no distraction.

Are you having trouble staying organized? Come up with a calendar system that works for you. Whether it’s paper or computer-based, a calendar that is regularly updated is going to keep you on track with tasks that need to be completed.

Do you have difficulty getting work done on time? Get up early on Monday morning and create a list of priorities for the week in order of importance. Every time a priority is completed, check it off the list. Revise your list of priorities, always focusing on the most time-sensitive tasks first.

Make the Most of Your Day

Tackle projects that are the most difficult at the start of your day. The mornings are when most of us feel most energized and this is when large projects should be addressed. Instead of checking your emails, with the exception of pressing issues, go to work on something you’ve been putting off or chip away at a big project. Even if you aren’t able to complete it all by lunchtime, it will be a relief that it was at least worked on.

Mornings can be unbearable for most people, even entrepreneurs. Feel empowered every morning by waking up 2 hours or more before you need to leave for work. Don’t give yourself the option to sleep in, however persuading it may be. Wake up early and get started on your day while many are still in bed. In the early morning hours, you’re free to check your emails, come up with your priority list for the day, check the news, drink some coffee, or do something on your to-do list. If rushing around in the morning is something you deal with often, consider taking charge of your morning and make the most of it.

 

Principles of Corporate Governance

corporate governance
corporate governance

 

As PBS SA Capital Group CEO, Alexander Christodoulakis and his management teams manage an international portfolio several international companies worldwide.

Additionally, Alexander Christodoulakis focuses on the corporate governance, which is defined as the framework used by companies to direct, facilitate and manage their business processes and corporate as well as their commercial operations.

The number of Boards of directors oversee the implementation of corporate governance to ensure a company’s efficiency levels which is based for the long term horizon. Efficient and effective corporate governance is likened to internal affairs and the appropriate committee’s responsible for quality checks and corporate budget balances.

There are a number of principles of the corporate governance, which some specify; shareholder recognition, which dictates that all shareholders should be given equal opportunity to participate during the executive meetings.

Stakeholder interests which is one of the first priories. It also recognizes the importance of non-shareholder stakeholders, such as employees and the community, which is a main priority as well. Board responsibilities specifies and manages expectations of major shareholders, to ensure that all parties are properly informed and the corporate decisions are enforced and implemented accordingly.

Ethical behavior and a code of conduct is also a crucial part of corporate governance. Lastly, business operational transparency to the shareholders regarding financial operations and transactions which promotes shareholder trust.

PBS SA Capital Group

Alexander Christodoulakis
Alexander Christodoulakis

As CEO of PBS SA Capital Group, Alexander Christodoulakis’ management is mainly focused on a growth strategy. The main operations are alternative asset management, corporate management, corporate finance and asset financing.

Furthermore, when a company is a growth stage and the corporate standing and strategy meet the financial requirements, then PBS SA Capital may act as ‘incubator’ or ‘accelerator, depending on which stage the company is positioned. Then grow and expand the company accordingly with the financing and corporate management objectives required.

Although PBS SA Capital’s preference is to remain purely on the financing aspects of the transaction, its capabilities cater to additional tactical support in order to assist the company to better qualify for asset growth, as well as possible repeat capital funding rounds.

There are healthy revenue making companies who don’t always meet 100% financial criteria and need added management support as well as alternative financing avenues to meet their objectives. PBS SA Capital provides this added support system.

There three types of enterprise categories that PBS SA Capital caters to: The Small Cap, The Mid Cap and Large Cap:

– For the Small Cap, it is usual when companies are on a growth phase; capital equity solutions are needed and when combined with the PBS SA corporate management services financial objectives can be met accordingly.

– For the Mid Cap, here companies are established and need additional equity and/or debt financing to make acquisitions to grow and expand. Mid Cap companies are essential and important as most financially qualified Mid Cap companies are on a more rapid growth phase when compared to others.

– For the Large Cap, pure expansion and mature corporations- they are well established and the cap deals are larger. They do not usually require additional corporate management support as they mostly in-house already.

The financial services, PBS SA Capital Group usually focuses on are and not limited to:

• Debt Financing – Secured and/or Unsecured

• Private Equity & Public Equity Solutions

• Private Placements

• Debt & Equity Capital Raising

• Mergers & Acquisitions

• Reverse Mergers

• Pre-IPO financing solutions

• IPO’s and stock market listings.

• Secondary listings.

• Alternative Asset Management

• Strategic Advisory

PBS SA Capital provides a global coverage of corporate finance services. With its capital markets coverage, PBS SA Capital overs more than 10 Stock Exchanges and their Alternative Markets:

TORONTO

NEW YORK

LONDON

OSLO

FRANKFURT

ZURICH

DUBAI

SINGAPORE

HONG KONG

TOKYO

 

Does Quantum Physics Hold the Solution to Internet Security?

quantum physics
quantum physics

 

PBS SA Capital Group CEO and Portland Marine Group of Companies president Alexander Christodoulakis, through PBS SA, provides alternative asset management and full range of financial and corporate management services. Once of the few successful product-services is his transportation sector ship financing which provides steadily ship asset growth.

Outside of his very busy schedule and his professional undertakings, Alexander Christodoulakis pursues a personal interest in quantum physics.

Though some consider it arcane, quantum physics has actually resulted in numerous practical applications through the years. A number of technological advancements, ranging from smartphones to magnetic resonance imaging, have been made possible through quantum physics, and the list continues to grow.

In a recent study by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, scientists revealed that quantum physics may present solutions to some of the current problems in online security. Thanks to advances in photon manipulation, scientists have been able to use “teleportation” in order to allow for encrypted messaging that will not be susceptible to hacking. The unique reactions observed in these photons can result in impenetrable security measures.

This discovery comes on the heels of a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) cyber attacks that affected a number of sites, including Twitter, Spotify, HBO, Reddit, and the New York Times. This has been described by some online trackers as an initial strike in what could possibly be the largest battle of the Internet age.