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[ 18 May 2019 | No Comment ]
How can your family live the dream as you work from a sunny beach?

By Mike Ianiri, Equinox
On a chilly day do you ever dream of packing your bags and moving your family and your job to your dream location?  Perhaps you’d like to live and work on a gorgeous sunny beach in the Caribbean! If so, what technology and telecoms will you need to make this happen?  Here are some tips to get you on the move.
Laptops etc
On the beach you don’t want a hefty laptop. Something like an Apple Macbook Air will work better or the Dell Rugged Extreme range if …

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[ 16 May 2019 | No Comment ]

The proliferation of digital devices means that we’re constantly connected to the office wherever we might be, making it difficult to switch off from work and increase stress levels even more than it should. Last year, the Office of National Statistics released figures that revealed three million UK employees work more than 48 hours a week, a rise of a quarter of a million since 2001
Whether it’s a two-week holiday or a twenty-minute respite at lunch, Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of HR at Instant Offices explains why it is important for workers to …

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[ 14 May 2019 | No Comment ]
5 expert tips for managing rapid business growth

In modern business circles, advice groups and seminars, having a “growth mindset” is lauded as a vital part of doing business well. It’s even become a way of life for some entrepreneurs. It’s been the maxim of all those who dare to dream they could be the next Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg or Arianna Huffington: those leaders whose companies grew fast and took over the world.
But is it really that simple?
Nick Pollitt, Managing Director of office design specialists Diamond Interiors, thinks not. “We work with a lot of businesses that …

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[ 12 May 2019 | No Comment ]

By Mike Ianiri, Equinox
It seems that Artificial intelligence (AI) is being talked about everywhere. But what is it and can it improve telecoms (whether that is landline, VoIP, Mobile or fibre/copper broadband) in your business?
What is AI?
Artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. These processes include learning (the acquisition of information and rules for using the information), reasoning (using rules to reach approximate or definite conclusions) and self-correction.
In summary, AI is about getting machines to think like humans. This means there are a …

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[ 11 May 2019 | No Comment ]

When someone is absent from work, the remaining staff may take on the extra load. But when they come in to work sick, everyone is at risk of catching a cold – which is worse?

It will not come as a surprise to any business owners that an employee’s absence from work can be a disruption.

According to a report by ERS Research and Consultancy, sickness absence costs UK businesses an estimated £29bn annually with the average worker taking 6.6 days off each year.

It can cause a range of problems: work doesn’t …

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[ 10 May 2019 | No Comment ]

Business expenses for the self-employed: join an HMRC webinar to find out what business expenses are, what is and isn’t allowable and how using simplified expenses can save you time.
Choose a date and time
Car expenses for the self-employed: If you use a car in your business, you can find out about simplified expenses, calculating the actual costs, leasing a car and personal contract purchases.
Choose a date and time
Additional support can be found in our online guide to self-employed business expenses.
The HMRC Online Customer Forum is also a good place to go …

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[ 1 May 2019 | No Comment ]

Between 2015 and 2018 women had reportedly higher rates of work-related stress, depression or anxiety per 100,000, with the highest rates amongst those between the ages of 35 and 44. Founder of the UK’s first ever #EmployeeRightsDay, Alex Monaco is an employment law solicitor and author of The Resignation Revolution. Here he shares his top employee rights tips for women.
Equal Pay
Pay gap between men and women reportedly widens with age, particularly when it comes to senior executive roles. Despite there being legislation, employers are seemingly playing catch up, which includes …

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[ 28 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

51% of UK adults regularly see adverts without knowing what’s being sold, while 62% walk away from businesses with obscure branding
How often do people see companies’ branding or adverts without being able to discern what it is they actually do?
Studio Graphene wanted to find out, so it commissioned an independent, nationally representative survey among more than 2,000 UK adults. It ran a little experiment: the participants were given a list of 10 company names and their logos, as well as a muddled-up list of 10 descriptions that corresponded to the companies – …

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[ 23 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

When you’re a working parent, the one thing you don’t have is a lot of time. Suddenly, days that might have spanned leisurely in front of you can feel as though every second is regimented and a slight delay early on could lead to a backlog with little recovery. It can feel as though you are stretched too thin between the office and needing to be at home. That’s why 2019 will see a rise in people opting to work from home and becoming self-employed.
The interconnected nature of communications has …

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[ 23 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

By David Solomon, Blueprints
Financial Technology (FinTech) is an exciting area to be in at the moment. Recent technology has opened up almost unlimited possibilities and disruptive businesses are using technology to undermine established global players.
Even before the 2008 financial crash, many people had begun to realise that the financial system was profiting only a small group, as private citizens were burdened with bailing out major global banks.
Deeply entrenched services, practices, and products at traditional financial firms weren’t evolving for their customers’ needs. They were also maintaining old banking practices, for …