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The benefits of collaboration

When setting up your business, your goals are probably the only ones on the horizon. There’s so much to do when launching an enterprise...

Start-ups

4 hands holding puzzle pieces

The benefits of collaboration

When setting up your business, your goals are probably the only ones on the horizon. There’s so much to do when launching an enterprise...

Flexible working hours

Is flexible working an easy thing to incorporate in a business?

A ruling last week gave employees the right to ask for flexible working arrangements from the first day in a new job, as opposed to waiting a period of six months.

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Fluid business plans are behind successful businesses

It’s highly recommended by business coaches and successful entrepreneurs that you should create a business plan for your enterprise.

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Do you value new blood in your business?

I’ve been taking an interest in the job and internship opportunities currently available for young people. My eldest has just finished university and it’s an eye-opener to learn of the knowledge...

Businessman taking advice from an experienced businesswoman.

The value of peer boards

I used to be a regular networker for my business, attending at least one event a week—sometimes three or four. This dropped off for me even before Covid happened, just because I’d scaled down my company..

Man looking at pc checking his social media

How many social media profiles should your business have?

There’s a finite amount of time in the day for small business owners, as well as a never-ending list of tasks to be done. It’s common for marketing tasks—such as creating content for social media...

Man looking for job

Jobseeker market or employer’s pick of the crop?

It’s obvious that things are now moving in the recruitment industry, given that practically every sector has opened back up again. As mentioned in one of our earlier articles, the hospitality sector in particular..

Unboxing a subscription box.

The rise of subscription boxes

Given how much online shopping has become ingrained in our lives, it’s perhaps easy to see the appeal of subscription box businesses.

Selecting potential candidates for recuitment.

How to recruit well in business

The costs to recruit a new member of staff may seem insignificant, but once you consider recruitment agency fees (if relevant) and/or advertising costs, not to mention the time it takes to write out a job advert.

Building blocks with business buzz words impressed on them.

What start-up business owners often overlook

There was a record number of new businesses launched during the pandemic, as people were forced to look for new ways to earn an income, and as exciting opportunities/gaps in markets..

The person purchasing an item online.

If selling anything, do it from your website!

There are obvious reasons why selling products/services directly from your own website is better than if you sold them via a third party. Firstly, the third party will want a cut for their trouble.

Getting an email notification on your phone.

The impact of the ‘pingdemic’ on small businesses

With just one ping, the affected employee (whether suffering symptoms or not) must be holed up at home whilst their employer struggles to cover their workload.