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Leadership – the icing on the cake

 

By Dorothea Stuart, Toastmasters International If you are running a small business or thinking of starting one you have a lot to think about.  You’ll know from experience that it’s very easy to get fully occupied by managing day-to-day activity.  However, for your business to thrive long-term you need to …

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The 7 Most Important Invoices Your Small Business Needs

 

While all small businesses need to send out invoices in order to ensure they receive payment for services rendered or products provided, the specific invoice type they use will differ depending on their business. Many small business owners use the standard invoice, but there are also many other businesses that …

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Three Benefits to Positivity in the Workplace

 

By Carla Watson and Shelley La Mancusa, authors of Getting Out of A Rut Being positive is a key part of shaping you as a person and shaping the direction your career heads in.  Working life can be a rollercoaster of happy and sad times and for some of us …

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How to Improve SEO with intelligent Keyword Research

 

There have been many doomsday proclamations over recent years, declaring the death of Search Engine Optimisation amid the rise of pay-per-click and native social media ads. The shady days of keyword-stuffing certainly gave SEO a bad name, but thankfully they’re well and truly over. The text used on your site …

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Being the boss: is the view always good from the top?

 

If you’re like most, you’ll start your new job with a smile and ready for anything. The more willing you show, the more likely it will be that you’ll receive promotions and increase your salary. However, in order to get those hard earned promotions, you’ll usually work long hours under …

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Social media and the effects on workplace mentality

 

It’s no question that social media has changed the way we work. Not only for our personal lives, but also for businesses and work. What most people don’t realise however, is that it’s also affected workplace mentality. The perception of social media as a tool for procrastination and being purely …

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What can SMEs learn from the Big Boys?

 

Are you a small business? If so, you might think that you can’t compete against the industry leaders — or at least that there’s nothing you can learn from their shopper research techniques. If you’re thinking this, you’d be far from the truth. Not only can small businesses learn from …

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Choosing the right meeting table

 

Generation Z are now holding important positions within companies and employers are shaping the workplace to suit their needs. Gen Z prefers working in collaborative and breakout areas. Having a collaborative meeting space is not only used by employees. It can also be used for a place to meet clients, …

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The Hidden Cost That Could Be Affecting Your Business

 

It has happened to the best of us, where work has not been completed or checked correctly by you or a staff member, resulting in minor errors. Typically, such errors are not discovered until this has already been sent to this client, which is often too late and the damage …

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The 5 Biggest Potential Pitfalls for a Start-Up in Year One

 

By Gary Addison According to the Office for National Statistics 4.76 million people were self-employed between May and July 2016. This equates to 15% of the working population, and illustrates just how tempting it is to be your own boss, creating an enterprise that sustains you financially in the long-term. Although …