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[ 8 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

How well our business performs depends very much on the state of our mind. When we feel positive and good about ourselves we find answers to challenges. When we feel low, irritable or generally out of sorts we make poor decisions and lose confidence.
But, what is it that determines whether we feel upbeat and courageous or uncertain and fearful?
John Reynard, author of ‘The Spiritual Route to Entrepreneurial Success’ believes the answer lies in whether we are in alignment with our real core being, the essence of who we really are, …

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[ 5 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

Campaigning for the UK election is in full swing, Brexit appears to be the dominant issue for the parties and the media, but what longer term issues do citizens want politicians to be debating as we contemplate the next five years in a rapidly changing world? To explore this question, Fast Future ran a flash survey. Electoral reform and the health service were top priorities, but business owners may be surprised to find investing in training and development also ranked highly.
Key Findings

 Politics and Security – Electoral reform is the single …

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[ 5 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

Guest article by Dave Millett, Equinox
From a one-person microbusiness upwards we all need telecoms. The variety available means it’s hard to be certain you’re getting the right deal and you can find yourself with contracts it’s hard to escape from.
Don’t believe everything
You may find suppliers saying “you’re still in contract”. But this isn’t always true. The supplier may have recorded dates incorrectly or could even be trying to mislead you. Ask for a copy of the signed contract, e-contract, or recording of the contractual conversation.  The onus is on the …

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[ 5 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

We hate to say it but life isn’t quite the beach party it used to be. These days it’s all rush hours, demanding clients, extended hours and never-ending checklists. Gone are the days when ‘nine-to-five’ actually meant from 9am until 5pm because there is just too much to do and too many people to see but what does this mean for family life in 2017? It means an increased need to be flexible, fluid and adaptable to the many changes that comes with modern working life, particularly as a modern …

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[ 3 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

The free to enter One4all Spotlight Awards boasts 21 categories –
Nominations open now and close on 23rd June 2017 –

 
UK COMPANIES are being encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to nominate exceptional workers in their business for industry-wide recognition and prizes, free of charge.
The One4all Spotlight Awards is a free to enter awards scheme that recognises the best employees in 20 different categories, including Employee of the Year awards across 14 industries, with customer service, professional services, high street retail and property & construction being just some of …

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[ 3 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

Someone is made ill by stress at work every two minutes, and Shepherds Friendly Society has created an infographic to help everyone learn more about this important issue. It addresses the causes, symptoms and how to beat stress in the workplace, to help those suffering from stress. Read and share, to encourage employers to think more about the health and wellbeing of their staff as many people suffering from stress, often suffer in silence.
Don’t forget to check out the tips to beat stress too.
Recent research has found that organisations …

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[ 1 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

History is punctuated by the names of great explorers; we all know Columbus, Amundsen, and Armstrong. But for every Leif Erikson, Marco Polo, Lewis & Clark and David Livingstone who struck out on a journey of discovery, there were many more people who were happy to stay exactly where they were.  We don’t know those people’s names.
And it’s the same in the business world. We don’t know Richard Branson’s name because he’s super-rich; we know Branson because he became super-rich pushing boundaries.
Shweta Jhajharia of The London Coaching Group (above, …

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[ 30 May 2017 | No Comment ]

If you’ve invested in a MacBook, you want to make it last and keep it looking good and functioning well. No device lasts for ever, but if you follow these tips and pieces of advice for caring for your MacBook, you’ll get the most out of it and won’t have to replace it too soon.
How to clean your MacBook
Your choice of cloth is very important – it should be clean, very soft and lint-free, as well as only just damp. If you squeeze and wring the cloth as hard as …

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[ 30 May 2017 | No Comment ]

Guest post by Anne Jones
We live in challenging and stressful times; as individuals we have to cope with not only our own personal issues, upsets and losses but also the fear and anxiety that is held today by the vast majority of people across the world. Self-help author Anne Jones believes that every thought we have holds the energy of the feeling and emotion behind the thought. For example, if someone in the UK gets angry at Donald Trump that person creates a thought form which then flows out into …

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[ 29 May 2017 | No Comment ]

Much has been written about what makes a website secure, but what makes visitors to your website trust it? And does your website come up to scratch? In this feature Peter Freeman of Templedene uncovers the 4 main things that affect how much someone trusts your website.
Design quality
Design quality matters, your website much look professional and suitable to your business, for example a lawyers firm may well want to project a sober and serious look, whereas a nursery school will want to look bright and fun. Try and avoid flashy …