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How to create a fit and healthy workforce

 

When it comes to workplace well-being, one of the areas often overlooked is exercise. Topics such as stress, nutrition, and posture are covered in wellness workshops and cause employees to sit up (straight, with knees bent at a 90-degree angle) and take an interest in their health. Lilli Hender from …

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Controlling Business Risk: The Importance of Good Governance

 

In a modern age of free trade and globalisation, it’s more important than ever for companies of all sizes to follow best practice when it comes to corporate governance. Far from being the domain of large-scale and multinational corporations, SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs should be aware of the importance of …

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Cognitive computers and the future of cyber crime

 

By Mike Foreman, European Managing Director, Nuro Secure Messaging It’s a simple con trick – but we keep falling for it. Back in the mid-1990s, the word “phishing” popped up in an AOL forum to describe a basic email scam. Dupe people with something that looks more or less authentic …

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The CMA review of high street banks: What does it mean for SMEs?

 

By Rich Wagner, CEO and founder APS financial It’s fair to say that SMEs and banks have had a rocky relationship over the past few years. Misconduct and misleading behaviour from banks has developed into mistrust from the UK’s smallest companies. Our study into SME attitudes to banks uncovered that …

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What are the key things to include in an investor pitch deck?

 

By Al Taylor, CEO of tootle.co.uk  I’ve been in a lot of meetings with investors and I’m continually surprised by how different each conversation is: some investors focus on the team; others dive into the problem the company is solving; some spend the majority of time on how we will market …

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What Goes Into Brand Guidelines

 

You spend hours, weeks, months, and even years creating a brand – treating it like a baby you nurture into an adult before it’s released into the world. From that point on it takes on a life of its own, but like any parent you need to set if off …

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Employee satisfaction is almost guaranteed — but long term service isn’t

 

By Matt Singer, VP of Marketing at Jobvite In today’s interconnected, always online, society, trends spread like wildfire. Consider music or fashion. Where once a particular genre or style could dominate popular culture for years, the internet now acts as a hyper-efficient sharing platform, increasing awareness of new trends exponentially …

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How the UK uses the internet and why it matters to your business

 

Just a few short years ago, most of the UK were casual internet users at best. Hidden behind dial-up connections and clunky PCs, the World Wide Web was a promising but cluttered space that had a high cost of entry. Nowadays, superfast Wi-Fi and 4G combined with our smartphones, tablets …

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Could 3D printing transform your relationship with your customers?

 

3D printing has become one of the most disruptive innovations to hit the market in recent years. Many of us have been wowed by the videos demonstrating the incredible capabilities of 3D printers, but what once seemed like a gimmick is quickly becoming a mainstream fixture in the homes of …

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What you need to know about implementing a website redirect strategy

 

If you’re rebranding your business, it’s likely you’ll want to redirect your old website to your new one, since there’s no need to lose business. What’s important, is to understand that it will have a lasting impact on your business. You’re essentially losing one brand and re-launching a new one. …