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[ 29 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Ever been asked to work late? If you run your own business you may start up thinking that you can alwaus leave on time, but any business owner knows that they stay until the job is done. here are the top 8 reasons why, as found in new research from

Last minute request from client or customer (39%)
Last minute request from boss (37%)
Meetings overrunning at the end of the day (34%)
Keeping up with admin (32%)
Attending meetings at client or customer locations (24%)
Equipment or computers playing up (21%)
Manager’s poor time management …

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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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[ 25 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

The UK’s smallest businesses boast the most committed staff, according to new research* from card machine provider Paymentsense. The study of 1,000 SME UK workers found that almost half (47%) of respondents in firms of 10 or less people often work unpaid overtime because they want the business to do well.
This figure drops to under a third (30%) for employees working in firms of 11-50 employees, and then dips to around a fifth for those in companies of 51-100 (22%) and 101-250 (21%).
The research also revealed that, perhaps as a …

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[ 23 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Self-employed new mums are suffering in silence, and we need your help to stop it.
A group of GPs have launched a campaign for fairer maternity pay for self-employed mothers, after witnessing first-hand the ‘silent suffering’ that exists in terms of mental health, behind closed doors during the first six weeks of becoming a mum who runs a business.
Can you complete this 4-minute survey to help reveal the size of the problem for the first time.
A bit of background
In the UK, self-employed women receive less maternity pay than their employed …

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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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[ 21 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Paper is not a finite resource. Half a tree is needed to create a carton of printer paper. If you think that’s a lot, a University of Leicester student calculated how much paper we would need to print out the entire internet in 2015. The answer was 136 billion sheets of A4 paper. This is around 1% of the Amazon rainforest, which doesn’t sound too bad until you calculate the environmental impact of producing that much paper.
Now that your brain is officially fried, it is time to consider how much …

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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 …

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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 …