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VW Polo Advertising: why does controversial advertising work?

 

Controversial branding and advertising campaigns can ruffle some feathers within society, but one thing that is guaranteed, is that it will catch people’s attention. But the question remains, where do you draw the line? How far is too far? Is there such a thing as bad publicity? Alternative approaches to …

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How to hire staff

 

By Alison King, Director, Bespoke HR If your business is growing, it may be time to consider hiring staff to help you expand. Where do you start and how do you attract the right people for your business? Job analysis The most important thing you can do is to create an …

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Artificial Intelligence to kill paper invoices for accountants

 

Compleat Software (“Compleat”), the spend and budget management automation software provider, is one step closer to ridding the accounting profession of paper with the release of its self-service purchase invoice capture and approval application, iCompleatInvoice. Delivering the next generation of artificial intelligence driven accounts payable automation, iCompleatInvoice enables small and …

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Storey launches three new flexible workspaces in London

 

Storey, the flexible workspace brand from British Land, has opened space at Appold Studios, EC2; 2FA, Broadgate; and International House, Ealing Broadway – three new working environments designed to present a compelling alternative to co-working or conventional office space. Located on the Broadgate campus near the creative and tech communities …

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10 tips for SME success

 

Although the number of SME businesses continues to grow in the UK, what is needed to become a small business success story? With almost 30 years of working in a variety of businesses, industries and businesses, SME business Director, David Teasdale, shares the following top ten tips, based on his …

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5 reasons why you shouldn’t register your business at home

 

By Sylvia Schwartz, manager at Company Address In order to register a limited company with Companies House, you need to register an address. The address you choose to register is up to you, but it’s the address that everyone will see when they look for your company and it’s where all your …

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How to create a productive workplace – on a small business budget

 

By Joff Sharpe, Head of Operations at British Land and responsible for, Storey When we think of cool, modern offices, Google, Apple and Facebook immediately come to mind. These big businesses have made headlines for creating workplaces that are playful, comfortable and let’s be honest, hugely enviable. Of course, they …

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Complicated workplaces: why office rentals need to evolve

 

By Joff Sharpe, Head of Operations, British Land and Co-Head of Storey  As digital takes over, consumer products are increasingly focused on providing a simple, seamless user experience. Spotify and Netflix, for example, feed our hunger for immediate access to the latest music and TV. Speaking of hunger, food delivery …

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4 ways mobile expansion can benefit your small business

 

By Nick Rojas When you mull over how many people in the United Kingdom have access to smartphones, you can start to appreciate the potential benefits of mobile expansion for your small business. One survey shows that 81% of people have access to smartphones and that 50% of people between …

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Office space and productivity

 

Driving office productivity rates upwards is a major priority for businesses large and small, and in recent years optimised office design has increasingly been used to leverage the true potential of employees. But it is not as simple as moving two desks together, or requiring executives to sit opposite their …