[ 18 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

The UK’s flagship franchise exhibition will return to the NEC, Birmingham, on 13 & 14 October. The National Franchise Exhibition boasts over 100 leading brands, 60+ seminars and workshops and free professional advice.
The National Franchise Exhibition has partnered exclusively with the British Franchise Association (bfa), the regulatory body for the industry. This is the only exhibition of its kind to be fully accredited by the bfa, ensuring every exhibitor adheres to a strict set of guidelines and has proven they operate a successful business model.
Visitors have the chance to meet …

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[ 18 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

The UK’s flagship franchise exhibition will return to the NEC, Birmingham, on 13 & 14 October. The National Franchise Exhibition boasts over 100 leading brands, 60+ seminars and workshops and free professional advice.
The National Franchise Exhibition has partnered exclusively with the British Franchise Association (bfa), the regulatory body for the industry. This is the only exhibition of its kind to be fully accredited by the bfa, ensuring every exhibitor adheres to a strict set of guidelines and has proven they operate a successful business model.
Visitors have the chance to meet …

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[ 18 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Housekeeping in a work environment is so much more than just keeping the office or factory space clean. An office that is well-maintained and safe is crucial to boosting productivity and reducing unnecessary risks. This shows how important keeping the space clean and organised really is, especially in a fast-paced market like today.
Effective housekeeping in a work environment also extends beyond putting health and safety policies in place. Yes, policies are important and they act as the base for keeping the office space organised, but practical implementations and sufficient supervision …

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[ 15 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

New research finds UK SME staff working one additional unpaid day every week, leading to stress and the urge to change career
 Employees of UK small businesses are working an average of eight extra hours unpaid every week at work and home – worth £1.6bn* to the UK’s SMEs – according to new research** from Paymentsense, Europe’s leading card payment supplier. Worryingly, 16% of those surveyed work even more hours, with younger workers (aged 18-24) averaging 11 extra unpaid hours every week.
The main reason for SME workers doing so many extra hours …

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[ 13 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Marketing isn’t cheap, so it’s understandable that business owners look for value for money. And that leads many to pursue a strategy that targets a large audience. Which can be a mistake, says Shweta Jhajharia of The London Coaching Group
Imagine you sell petrol lawnmowers. You might be tempted to target people with an interest in gardening. But some enthusiastic gardeners live in flats and their gardening takes place on an allotment. Others have paved over their lawns to create a parking space and their gardening is limited to raised beds …

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[ 13 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Finding a new place to live is an exciting time, but the thought of up and moving from the family home can often leave you with a feeling of uncertainty. Preparing for a new chapter in your life means leaving friends behind and changing many of the routines you have perfected over time.
Moving is a life-changing event for you and your children, and if your thinking about packing up for a new adventure, you need to be prepared!
Top tips for dealing with the stress of moving:

Research the area
Hire a professional …

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[ 12 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Guest post by Ann McCracken, author of How To Get Back Your Mojo

For busy working parents, the start of term can be a relief as routine returns to the household. But term has started and you’re still feeling worn out! If you feel you have lost your spark or ‘Mojo’ after six weeks of juggling, here are a few tips to help get your Mojo back:

Plan your meals for the week. This may sound a really boring piece of advice, however stocking your store cupboard and freezer with the ingredients …

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[ 11 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

JOB SEEKERS take note, as the industries containing the UK’s best bosses have been revealed.
In a survey of 1,024 UK employees published in the One4all Rewards Review of UK Management whitepaper, financial services bosses – such as those in banking and insurance – took the top spot, with 62% of workers in this sector describing their boss as ‘good’ or ‘excellent’.
Management in the professional services industries, such as law and accountancy, were a close second, with 61% of workers describing their bosses this way.
Employers in the leisure and travel industry came …

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[ 11 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Supporting a family is an expensive task, and according to the BBC, 29% of Britons are ‘just about managing’ (also referred to as Jam). Under the Jam category, it means that at least one person in the household is working, but there are no real savings.
As Theresa May put it: “If you’re from an ordinary working-class family, life is much harder than many people in Westminster realise. You have a job but you don’t always have job security. You have your own home, but you worry about paying a mortgage”.
“You …

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[ 8 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

The holidays are over, you’re stuck at your desk again and your resolutions to get fit this Autumn are falling by the wayside. If you spend your work day hunched over a desk, you may be joining a legion of British workers with stiff, strained muscles. A poll of 2000 workers in Britain carried out by AXA PPP healthcare[1] found that nearly half (46%) of the respondents sit at work for 4-6 hours per day, with 1 in 4 (25%) sitting for 7-8 hours daily.
Spending all day sitting down can …

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[ 7 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

We could all do with a little more money, right? But how do we get it? Barring winning the lottery, the amount of money we have depends on what we do with our time and our mindset as we approach life – in and out of work – is highly influential.
If you can adopt the right mindset you’ll have a much better chance of making your money go further. Here are five ways in which your state of mind can contribute to the state of your bank balance:

If you’re prepared …