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[ 16 Oct 2017 | No Comment ]

Working women in the UK feel they face a number of challenges to make their voice heard in business environments, according to new research.
A study conducted by RADA in Business, the commercial subsidiary of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art which provides communication skills training for corporate individuals, found that just 8% of women find it easy to make their voice heard at work. In comparison, 15% of men reported being able to express themselves with ease within a work environment.
The research also revealed that women are 68% more likely …

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[ 11 Oct 2017 | No Comment ]

You have got a brilliant idea for a start up, you believe in it and feel that it can work. So far, so good. But, did you know that 90% of start-ups fail?
This is a huge number but you shouldn’t let it discourage you, if anything this should encourage you to work harder because you know that to grow your company and become part of the other 10% you need to learn from these mistakes.
To help you, here are six lessons on how to grow your business so that you …

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[ 4 Oct 2017 | No Comment ]

Creating a successful start up is hard. The ingredients for success are laid out and readily available, but new research has revealed that the biggest obstacle that smallbusiness owners are constantly facing is poor time management. It’s suggested that this contributes hugely to a large portion ofthe 90% of start-ups that fail within the first 5 years.
The findings come from Instantprint’s survey to 500 small business owners, and the results are staggering. In an average week, a typical business owner is finding only 12 hours to pursue activities dedicated to …

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[ 2 Oct 2017 | No Comment ]

If you run a business, ensuring that funds are deposited into your account on time is vital. For most  business owners, funds from their clients or customers are essential for paying company bills and ensuring that the cash flow of their business is running smoothly. However, as any business owner will know, payments are not always prompt.
Clients can forget or sometimes even downright refuse to pay, funds can take longer than expected to be transferred, and other issues can crop up and cause havoc with cash flow. Thankfully, there are …

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[ 2 Oct 2017 | No Comment ]

One of the primary roles of a workplace is to maximise productivity to achieve the best results possible for that business.
According to research from AXA PPP healthcare, 42% of small businesses said the biggest productivity blocker was employees being disengaged or not enjoying their job. (Source: Online survey of 507 SME senior decision makers in September 2016 by Atomik.) In fact, the ONS reports the UK’s productivity (output per hour) has fallen by 0.5% since the start of 2017.
The ability to work smarter and increase productivity is something that, in …

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[ 28 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Whether you’re in your first year of your degree, writing your dissertation for your final year, or have even returned to university to study for a master’s degree or other postgraduate qualification, dealing with the workload of studying for a university degree can be a lot of hard work. Along with that, many students have to juggle writing assignments and sitting exams with working part-time and gaining relevant work experience to help them get the career that they want after graduation.
As a university student, it’s not uncommon to feel like …

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[ 27 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

It is 44 years since the world’s first mobile phone call was made – and since then mobile telecoms have come a long way.
But as technology improves are the mobile operators keeping up? Can they survive the future?
Dave Millett of independent telecoms brokerage Equinox believes their future isn’t as rosy as it used to be:
A report by Deloitte in late 2016 reported that 31% of smartphone users make no traditional voice calls in a given week. This contrasts with a quarter in 2015, and just 4% in 2012.   This reflects …

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[ 22 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Technology and the ways we use it is set to disrupt society and business in dramatic ways. So, what can we do today to mitigate the risks of tomorrow?
Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells and Alexandra Whittington of Fast Future believe there are five actions governments should take now to prepare for the technological disruptions of the next twenty years:

Rethink education at every level

Success in the future will require a smart, adaptable and highly educated workforce. Indeed, many commentators and some governments anticipate that within a decade, most new jobs will require …

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[ 21 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

The UK’s only free, child-friendly, flexible work and business exhibition comes to London for the first time on 25th September. With over 60 exhibitors and nearly 3000 attendees already signed up to attend the event, being held at The Business Design Centre, Angel, this event promises to be the biggest yet for the dynamic mum duo behind the events.
Mums Enterprise Roadshow, winner of the Jaqueline Gold #WOW award, is touring the UK with the aim of showcasing the very businesses, services and support available to working mums, helping them navigate …

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[ 20 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Whether your business is just at the ideas stage, or you’re up and running, good financial advice is vital for every business. It’s always worth talking to a solicitor and accountant to ensure you’re on the right track, but you’ll also want to be well informed yourself.
I’ve just written some articles for giffgaff money which will help, whether you’re a business beginner or looking for a refresher. Read about how to structure your start-up, and find an article on why cash flow is vital for any business and how to …