[ 28 Aug 2015 | No Comment ]
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Did you know …

Children can have their eyes tested at any age, even babies.
Eye tests can detect squint and lazy eye.
Early treatment means that your child’s sight will develop normally.
Missing out on eyecare can slow your child’s progress when they start school.
Not every optometrist has experience with very small children, so do ask around if one practice says that they don’t test preschoolers.

Find out more in this infographic, below.

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[ 2 Sep 2015 | No Comment ]
Avery WePrint reveals shopping with small businesses makes us happy

With trust in big business at an all time low, research signals a new era in consumer purchasing habits, with small businesses having the advantage. 
A study of 2,000 UK adults, commissioned by new web-to-print service Avery WePrint, has revealed there’s more to purchasing from a small business than just supporting the local economy. The study suggests it actually makes us feel happier than when we purchase from a large corporation.
Why shopping with a small business is satisfying
Over 80% of Brits reported feelings of happiness or contentment when they purchased from …

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[ 30 Aug 2015 | No Comment ]
FionaW June14

If you are looking for a way to earn extra money that can fit into your busy lifestyle then maybe becoming a direct seller could be a good option. Becoming a direct seller means you sign up with a direct selling company and sell their products direct to your friends, family and networks. You don’t work for the company but are your own boss, making a percentage of every sale you make. There are a whole range of direct selling companies in the UK which means that you can decide …

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[ 29 Aug 2015 | No Comment ]
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The back-to-school uniform shop is almost upon us, and soon parents will be rushing to pick up their child’s outfit for the new term. For some parents, school uniform may be a grudge purchase, but new research by Oxford Brookes University reveals the average secondary school outfit comes in at a modest £88.05, just 45 pence per school day. With PE kit, the total averages £127.32.
Meanwhile, a poll of 2,000 parents shows they typically spend more on outfits their children wear outside of school than they do on uniform with almost …

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[ 28 Aug 2015 | No Comment ]
mum and boy HR_Photo credit Cathy Yeulet

Did you know …

Children can have their eyes tested at any age, even babies.
Eye tests can detect squint and lazy eye.
Early treatment means that your child’s sight will develop normally.
Missing out on eyecare can slow your child’s progress when they start school.
Not every optometrist has experience with very small children, so do ask around if one practice says that they don’t test preschoolers.

Find out more in this infographic, below.

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[ 27 Aug 2015 | No Comment ]
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Does your Year End threaten the sustainability of your business? Choosing the wrong Year End could mean disaster.
Whether trading as a sole trader, a partnership or a limited company, every business needs to have a period up to which it makes its accounts and other returns.
You may think that, as with your personal tax self-assessment returns, the Year End for your business must be April 5th.  However, according to Carol Cheesman of Cheesmans Accountants this is not so.
There are some quite complex rules about the period of accounts that are …

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[ 26 Aug 2015 | No Comment ]
Back to school – has your child had an eye test? #startingschool #backtoschool

If your child is starting school for the first time, an eye test can help pick up any problems before they miss out in the class room. And for every other school child who has grown over the summer, remember that eyes change and grow too! Every child is entitled to a free NHS eye test. Have a look at this infographic to find out more.

This information is provided by ABDO, the Association of British Dispensing Opticians. Find out more about eyes at eyecareFAQ on Twitter, Facebook and G+. There are all sorts of …

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[ 24 Aug 2015 | No Comment ]
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Choosing the right job to suit your individual personality has become a common goal for many job seekers in the UK. Many people turn to interesting personality tests and various quizzes that claim to help determine your most suited career path based on your personality traits. Others choose a career in which their skills can be used and honed even further whilst others choose a more classic approach towards finding their ultimate career, by picking something that they are extremely passionate and enthusiastic about. Here are some ways that can …

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[ 24 Aug 2015 | No Comment ]
Aimee Heath poorly

The “Why Guess?” campaign wants to stop health professionals having to guess whether a woman is carrying the potentially deadly group B Strep bacteria and start using the group B Strep-specific (ECM) test to detect carriage late in pregnancy.
On average, every day a newborn baby develops group B Strep infection; each week a newborn baby dies in the UK from group B Strep infection; each fortnight a survivor is left with long-term disabilities – physical, mental, or both.
Jane Plumb MBE, Chief Executive of Group B Strep Support says “Most …

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[ 23 Aug 2015 | No Comment ]
Small Businesses outsource Social Media to stay ahead of their competitors

With home based earning the UK economy £19 billion a year, there’s never been a better time to be a micro business.  But with limited hours in each day, how does a one-man-band stay ahead of their bigger corporate rivals?
Well, one way the solo-preneur has edged ahead is by being an early adopter of new technologies – including social media marketing.  But SMEs also have limited time and it’s easy for social media to suck time out of your day unless you keep a tight rein on your most precious …

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[ 22 Aug 2015 | No Comment ]
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Over at the SAGE blog, they have been gathering tips from the SAGE business experts on Flexible Working. Pop over to read the article, and share your own tips.