Category Small Business / SOHO

Working at a height

Working at a height

What should you be mindful of when working at a height? Safety Concerns When Working At a Height Official statistics from the Government Department of Work and Pensions reports that a million British businesses and 10 million workers are estimated to carry out jobs involving some form of work at height every year. The Chair…

What is attracting employees to work for an SME?

What is attracting employees to work for an SME?

When there are so many monetary and big benefits of working for a large organisation, we have to question what is attracting so many of us to work for an SME? New research shows that a friendly atmosphere, having a close relationship with colleagues and bosses, and having a say in the future of the…

Businesses Love New Technology

Businesses Love New Technology

Understanding new technology is key for explaining how start-ups grow to become well known brands. These days, it is important for companies to be ‘fresh,’ ‘in cloud’ and, of course, ‘socially connected. New technologies allow you to spend less money and get more time for running a well operated business. There are some new tools…

Release The Equity In Your Business Vehicles

Release The Equity In Your Business Vehicles

As a business owner there may come a time when you need to raise cash, either because of an unexpected cost or emergency, or because you see an opportunity to invest for growth. In either scenario you have a few options to consider, like borrowing from your bank, another loans provider, or even freeing up…

Are you making these mistakes when hiring Freelancers?

Are you making these mistakes when hiring Freelancers?

If you have a small to medium-sized business, you are probably already benefiting from the use of Freelancers in your everyday operations. Freelancers bring with them the latest industry knowledge and methods, and they will more often than not be experts in their field. On top of this, you will only need to pay when…

Work – Quote of the Week

Work – Quote of the Week

“The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.” That quote was by the legendary physicist Albert Einstein. His work gave him great pleasure, but the benefits of the things he did eventually…

Entrepreneurial events have tangible impact

Entrepreneurial events have tangible impact

We are currently in the second day of the sixth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week and so far it really seems to be shaping up to be the most successful one yet. It is expected that around 7.5 million people are going to be getting involved with the events in 130 countries all across the world.…

Stand out from your competitors and make 2014 the year that you start harnessing the power of blogging

Recently, I was trawling through my Evernote store of articles when I came across a Social Media Examiner article from a few months ago called: Blogging a Top Focus for Marketers and Other Trends Shown in New Research. Before I go on, I must say that I use Evernote to ‘clip’ and store articles that,…

Is your business ready for Christmas?

Is your business ready for Christmas?

It might seem too early for your small business to start planning for the festive period, but larger companies certainly don’t think this is the case. If you walk into any of the major supermarkets this weekend you will see that they have a lot of their Xmas stock out already, so small businesses should…

A simple approach to generating marketing content that will also help you deliver better customer service

Research released earlier this year by Sabio and the Customer Contact Association that showed that anywhere between 25% and 40% of the calls made to UK contact centers are unnecessary or avoidable. The research highlighted that the most common causes of calls to businesses were to do with: Customers chasing information about deliveries, how to…

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