New product helps businesses launch an online store in 30 days


The latest release of SuiteCommerce was unveiled at SuiteWorld in Las Vegas Oracle NetSuite has announced a new e-commerce product with the intention of empowering businesses to quickly and efficiently deliver engaging online experiences. The latest release of SuiteCommerce aims to enable businesses to launch a sophisticated online store within 30 days and looks to afford small companies the freedom to grow and evolve to […]

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Hiring your first virtual worker: The dos and don’ts


The virtual worker business model is now well-proven and works well for all sorts of small businesses, whether with just some people working remotely or the whole team. It is not surprising that it’s attractive for many small businesses as it has lots of benefits. Gone are expensive office costs and all the commuting, for one. It also allows all sorts of people to be […]

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SuiteWorld launches to help businesses think global


SuiteWorld aims to give the support needed to help businesses grow Suiteworld 2018 began today in Las Vegas, bringing together a selection of vendors and NetSuite customers to discuss current and future business trends. The event provides a series of speeches, panels and advice sessions, with a focus on growth and finding ways to put businesses in the best possible position for success. Over three […]

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One in three UK employees think about quitting on a regular basis


Employees are facing considerable mental health challenges Research from CABA suggests that employee mental health is under threat, with more than one in three employees  (36 per cent) confessing they think about quitting their position on a regular basis. The study reveals that 13 per cent of employees are resorting to pulling a sickie to cope with stress, with the same (13 per cent) admitting […]

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The business case for improving the purchasing process


Many businesses rely on controls over expenditure at the point of receipt of a supplier invoice Many businesses rely on controls over expenditure at the point of receipt of a supplier invoice, making it difficult to produce timely and reliable management accounts. This results in a lack of visibility of commitments that have been previously made, leading to surprises. When supplier invoices arrive, spending may […]

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The power of being nice in the workplace


Being nice in the workplace can be an undervalued quality, however a recent study from Monarch reveals that employing nice staff makes for both a happier and more productive workforce. The survey of 2,000 working adults in the UK finds that nice people are twice as happy at work when compared to those who describe themselves as being rarely or never nice. The survey was carried […]

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Exploring a gap in the market


Here, we talk to gardening website guru Nicola Gammon, who started Shootgardening.co.uk with the intention of transforming the way we approach gardening. 1. When did you start the business, why, and what were you doing before this? Shoot aims to transforming the way we garden by helping everyone to be a successful gardener. Shoot is a membership-based organisation that provides advice and services to domestic and professional […]

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Working from home? Self-regulation is the key to success


Office desk with person holding a cup while working. View from above. New research reveals that job performance in working from home is driven by employee self-regulation and decision-making freedom rather than previous beliefs that it was achieved through managerial or peer control. The study, conducted by Nick van der Meulen of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), gathered data from 1450 employees at […]

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How small businesses can repopulate the high street


Even a casual observer might conclude that all is not well on the UK’s high streets. It’s become hard to miss the frequent news headlines on the casual dining crunch and major retailers entering administration, such as Toys R Us and Maplin, or issuing profit warnings, including Mothercare and Debenhams. The less casual observer might have noticed data from Linklaters, reported in The Times, identifying […]

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The essential guide to starting and growing an online business


If there was any doubt that the internet is the place to be for businesses today, recent figures from the IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index have shown that some £133 billion was spent online with UK retailers in 2016, £18 billion more than the amount spent online in 2015. It is clear that in today’s ‘always on’ digital environment, having an online presence is essential. […]

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