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[ 29 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

The Warning Signs of Burnout and How to Avoid it
It’s the time of year many people take a summer break, but if you have no enthusiasm for a week or two off and feel like you can barely cope with your routine, you may be at risk of burnout.
According to HSE, around 15.4 million working days are lost in 12 months due to work-related stress or anxiety last year, with 23% of full-time employees admitting to feeling burned out at work all the time. Collectively, 63% of this group are …

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[ 29 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

Despite the world being so digital now – what with wireless connectivity and smartphones, tablets, and even smartwatches – you might think that the humble printer has had its day. However, in this article, you’ll discover that there are many fantastic reasons as to why you should keep your home printer, as it just might come in handy.
So, if your printer has been collecting dust in the corner of the room, don’t throw it away or sell it without considering these reasons to keep it.
Companies allowing remote work
Working from home …

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[ 24 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

By Richard Shakespeare, Opus Energy
As an SME or an inspiring business owner, there are plenty of things to think about. Premises, insurance, wages and stock are all vital. But so is paying business rates.
Business rates are a tax on properties used for business purposes. Offices, retail spaces, pubs, restaurants and warehouses, as well as the majority of non-domestic buildings are liable to pay the rates.
The amount each business pays varies, as it’s calculated by the property’s ‘rateable value’. Put simply, business rates are essentially the nondomestic equivalent of council tax. …

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[ 22 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

Immigrants make better entrepreneurs than native citizens due to a combination of learnt resilience and ‘get-up-and-go’ flair, according to Adrian Furnham, professor of leadership and organisational behaviour at BI Norwegian Business School.
Furnham says immigrants face countless barriers when relocating and have to overcome each hurdle using only their own ability.
The resilience and problem-solving skills they learn are crucial when building and growing businesses.
He explains: “Over the last 20 years, 25% of American venture-backed companies have been created by immigrants. There is a wealth of research which indicates that those who …

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[ 19 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

Starting a family can sometimes spell disaster for your career, but it needn’t. Of course having little ones running around is going to make an enormous change to your lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to define you. Working parents need to learn to work smarter, not harder. Stress, fatigue and eventually burnout aren’t good for you or your family, so focus on manifesting these healthy habits, to see both your career and your home-life improve.
Get Some Sleep!
This is number one on the list for a good reason, because it tends …

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[ 17 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

By Jonathan Amponsah CTA FCCA, The Tax Guys
Numbers are the language of business so if you tend to shy away from them it’s time to face your fear and learn to love your accounts.  Here are some tips for understanding your business numbers and using them for your decision making.

Are you profitable?

You can check if your business is profitable by looking at the profit and loss account. scroll down to the bottom figure which will show a profit (positive figure) or a loss (negative figure).
Then look at the top …

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[ 8 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

The weather is improving, the Government  is pouring £1.2 billion into cycling*, yet new research has revealed that it is still only a slim few who are cycling to work, with many citing nervousness about cycling in traffic as the reason.
A survey of more than 7,600 UK adults published by Decathlon in the Decathlon Activity Index 2018, shows that only 7% of the nation is commuting to work with a bike.
Despite cities including Manchester, Cambridge and London having made drastic changes to accommodate cycling, more than 1 in 4 (26%) …

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[ 8 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

As much as they’d like to, online businesses can’t read minds. They can’t possibly know what’s going on in a customer’s head when they shop on their site. Of course, every business owner would love to understand things from a customer POV, like how easy or difficult it was to find what they came looking for, whether the site UX was a pleasing experience, whether the photos and descriptions were good enough, and perhaps why a shopping cart was abandoned occurred just before purchase.
Due to the fact that online surveys …

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[ 3 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

You have showcased an impressive C.V, navigated your way through the interview stages and celebrated receiving a job role.  However, the hard work has only just begun as you approach the task of negotiating a salary.  Discussing money can seem somewhat taboo in the UK as an air of awkwardness will inevitably ensure.  The prospect of a salary negotiation can fill interviewees with dread as the discussion can reflect that of a poker tournament rather than boardroom.  Here, the debt advisory service Scottish Trust Deed present their 5 need to …

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[ 1 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

By Inna Kaushan, co-founder of Solna
The data of over 3million SMEs up and down the country has been analysed to find out which regions are the highest and lowest risk for freelancers and small businesses when it comes to getting paid on time. 121 areas of the UK were scored and ranked based on how quickly businesses pay their invoices.
According to the Federation of Small Businesses, 58% of their members are owed up to £10,000 in late payments from their clients. 15% are owed between £10,000 and £20,000, and an …