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Simple retail mistakes that can spell disaster

Retail market The retail sector is the most complained about industry in the UK, according to research by the Ombudsman Services. In fact, in the last 12 months alone, approximately 18.5 million complaints have been filed against the industry. If you’re a retailer, you might find this statistic worrying, but at least complaints give you the opportunity […]

Is Offshore Outsourcing Right for You

Offshore outsourcing can be a controversial topic in the business world. The trend has grown in the last decade, and recent statistics show that more than two million jobs were outsourced in 2013. The truth is, though, offshore outsourcing isn’t simply black and white. Rather than sending all the company’s jobs to another part of […]

5 Tips For Keeping Your Best Workers at Your Business

That moment, when you realise that you have one or two employees who are performing head shoulders above the rest, can be a bittersweet one. On the one hand, these are the people driving your business forward and pushing up your market share – it’s got to be a good thing! But, on the other […]

How a well planned office desk can boost your productivity

office desk The humble office desk. These mainstays of the working environment are easy to take for granted. However, the way in which you organise your desk can have a profound impact on performance. If you suspect your approach to worktop planning may need a rethink, take a look at these simple yet effective suggestions. Please follow […]

Future-proofing your business

business When you start a business, you start it for the long haul. It can be easy to think simply about the rewards that your business will provide you with, i.e the profit you might be able to make. It can be very easy to get caught up in the opportunity to take your business further […]

Business Ideas You Cannot Ignore: Starting a Small Freight Business

Freight businesses have seen a resurgence in popularity in the last five years. Due to the sheer size and scope of the international import and export trade, it’s vital that these goods are delivered. Crossing borders using planes is often subject to air traffic control. Sea freight, therefore, has become the primary method of delivering […]

The Benefits of Good PA

It’s really tempting in business sometimes to sacrifice some of your personal time to just finish that report or just send those last few emails before heading home at the end of the day. It is true, the harder and more you work, the more money you’ll make. But what do you sacrifice if you […]

Why Every Business Needs a Barcode Scanner

The world of modern business is a far cry from the days of market stalls, sole traders and individuals selling their particular skill set. Today, overheads, marketing strategies and stock control are becoming increasingly important aspects of running a business. Please follow and like us:

Different Types of Business: Who to Work for and Why

When applying for jobs, we rarely take the time to consider the types of companies they are situated. We think about salary, responsibilities and opportunities for progression, but how many of us stop to consider whether or not we’ll be happy there? Here’s a brief rundown of some of the types of companies out there […]

The Skills Shortage Costs UK Small Businesses £18billion

The good news for small business across the UK is that we’re finally out of the economic doldrums. The economy is growing and one in four small businesses has a vacancy they’re looking to fill. The bad news is that 16 percent of small businesses are struggling to find candidates with the requisite skill levels […]