What you should look for when finding a lawyer for your business


You will also have to pay for the licenses to be able to operate your business and this is quite challenging as you will have to satisfy all the requirements demanded by the regional and national regulatory agencies. Most would imagine that this enough to get your business operation but there is still the little matter of getting a lawyer for your business. Businesses are […]

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Top tips for small business frugality


‘Work on developing a culture of resourcefulness’ – Richard Branson, founder of Virgin A practice of frugality is endorsed by many successful entrepreneurs the world over. Ben Collins, founder of finder.com.au, recommends that frugality ensures you can worry less about finances thereby having greater room for taking risks. A baseline benefit shared by many who’ve reaped the fruits of frugality, is that pinching the pennies […]

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Is a digital skills deficit continuing to hold back small business productivity?


The FSB has called for urgent action to tackle a digital skills deficit Productivity growth in the UK will continue to stall without government and industry action to tackle a digital skills deficit in small businesses, according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The research finds that over a quarter (26 per cent) of business owners in England lack confidence in […]

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How to switch off and still run a business at Christmas


With all the excitement and build-up to Christmas in full swing, business owners across the country will be looking forward to taking some well-earned time off before jumping into the new year with renewed enthusiasm. At least, that’s the plan. No matter how busy your business or how critical your role, it’s important to take the time out at the tail end of the year. […]

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How to tackle the small business slow payments problem


Slow payments are a major problem in business generally but they disproportionately affect SMEs, who often lack the financial resources to cover the period spent waiting for invoices to be paid. This results in a range of serious issues; from late payment of staff to having to rely on overdrafts, and, in some cases, even bankruptcy. Research by Zurich reveals the extent of the problem […]

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Eight steps to overcome your fear of employee grievances


Disgruntled, frustrated and even furious are feelings most employees will experience at some point in their careers. Yet, when they bring such feeling to the attention of their superiors, many managers panic for fear of falling foul of employment law or other repercussions. Often, all the employee wants is to be listened to or given an opportunity to speak. If managers are prepared and deal […]

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Five key steps to meet the workplace wellbeing challenge


Keeping staff happy and healthy at work is one of the modern working world’s greatest challenges. With the latest ONS report citing 137 million working days lost every year due to ill health, many business owners are making health and happiness at work a primary goal. For a long time the main focus has been on what employers are legally obliged to do, such as […]

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Five small business tools for online PR on a budget


There are many services for managing online PR Getting involved in PR, especially when on a budget, can be daunting. There are lots of options to consider for managing your online PR on a budget, so we’ve written a guide suggesting five tools or platforms that every small business should consider using. Hootsuite Social media engagement is incredibly important in the PR world. By posting regularly […]

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Live to work or work to live? 72 per cent of Brits go to work just to get by


Ever sat and assessed why you actually go to work? Are you career driven and want to build your knowledge or do you go to work just to afford to get by, pay the rent and support the family? According to a recent survey conducted by Paymentsense, the majority of Brits simply work to live. Seventy-two per cent of Brits say they wake up every […]

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Is it time we ditched the traditional 9-5? UK professionals think so!


More than half (58.6 per cent) of UK workers believe that the traditional 9-5 is an outdated concept, with three quarters (77.2 per cent) admitting that they work better at certain times of day. This is according to a recent study from CV-Library. The survey of 1,200 professionals explored how the nation’s workers feel about 9-5 working hours, and whether these are still fit for […]

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