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Women in Suits: Are Corporations Ready for a Gender Shift?

 

Research undertaken by Catalyst in 2014 revealed that there is only a minority of women holding senior management roles in the United States. The research showed that North America has 21% of women in senior management positions, Latin America has 23%, Europe (Nordic region) has 24%, and ASEAN territories have 32%. It …

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How to save energy in your office – infographic

 

Energy costs some serious dollar for all businesses – whatever the size. Happily, there are ways to reduce the spend by focusing on some fundamental methods to save energy in your office. Since we’re the helpful kind at SBH, we wanted to share this great infographic from our friends at SwitchmyBusiness.com. And if …

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How to save money on energy bills this summer

 

It’s time to rejoice, summer is finally here! As a nation of weekend sun worshippers, we couldn’t be happier to see the rays shining through our windows and warming up our homes. However once the weekend is over and it’s back to business, our enthusiasm for a warm temperature starts …

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How To Get The Most Out Of The Modern Day Workplace Culture

 

Companies like Google have people queuing up to work for them, but what is it that makes them so appealing, and how can we take a leaf from their book in order to get the most our of our employees, even if we are a small business with a small …

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European SMBs identify key challenges to overcome to achieve success

 

By Mark Robinson, Market Business Developer, Canon The European economy looks to have made a steady start to 2015, and for many small businesses, 2015 should be a year of opportunity. Various economic indicators suggest conditions are improving and optimistic predictions present opportunities for small business owners to push their …

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Is the death of the office nigh?

 

The office is a perennial. For decades, men and women have got up, got dressed and wound their ways into the workplace for a solid day’s graft. But with great leaps in technology, we’ve found ourselves in a situation where we can work effectively from pretty much anywhere we have …

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10 Essential Considerations for Your Start-Up’s First Office Space

 

Richard Yeo, Sales Director at Applied Workplace, outlines the top ten considerations for your start-up’s first office space. It’s likely that your start-up began life in your front room, a shared workspace or even your parent’s garage. But as it grows into a sustainable small business, you’re going to start …

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The domino effect of middle management opt-outs

 

Why is middle management opting out? You might think that your middle management employees who have homes and families are in control of their finances and have a plan for the future. But just being older doesn’t make them any wiser, or any better with money. They still might have unsecured …

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Entrepreneurs versus Managers: is running your business hindering its growth?

 

Kevin Uphill, chairman of mergers, acquisition and strategy specialists Avondale, looks at management versus strategy and whether business owners should be more focused on the long-term goals and how they can better regulate their efforts to achieve lasting growth. As a business owner – you’ve seen your company grow from …

7 Shipping Tips to Help Small Businesses

 

Smaller business owners, especially in the early birth years, should always be looking for ways to shave costs and minimize outgoings. It’s one of the least fun parts of owning your own business, but one of the most important. Keeping costs down will not only help increase your cash flow, …