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The Smart Pension Guide to Negotiating the Auto Enrolment Minefield Safely

 

With the deadline to sign up to a workplace pension scheme for employees looming for many SMEs and The Pensions Regulator’s most recent research indicating many businesses are totally unaware that it’s coming, there are several key points businesses need to be aware of when it comes to auto enrolment …

finding your niche

Top tips for finding your niche

 

Giles English, Co-Founder of Bremont Watch Company, provides seven top tips for niche businesses looking for global market success.     Niche markets are extremely valuable, if sometimes tricky areas in which to establish a business. Usually containing fewer competitors, growth in niche markets can be fast, though this can be …

becoming a company director

10 things you need to know before becoming a company director

 

‘Yes, I’ll be a Director of the Company’ This is a situation in which many people find themselves. Beware, becoming a company director is not just a title, the role has duties and responsibilities that you shouldn’t ignore. If you are considering becoming a director do not underestimate your obligations …

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How Investing in Greener Business Practices Can Help Your Business Grow

 

Business owners have to make tough decisions on a daily basis, and the difference between making a good decision and a bad one can often have far-reaching consequences. When there are questions of ethics, social responsibility and what is morally right, decision making quickly becomes an even more stressful process …

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Effective invoice management will empower SMEs to regain control

 

The UK’s entrepreneurial spirit is a characteristic that is often praised. From innovative tech start-ups to inspired individuals offering new services, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have become a significant contributor to the British economy. In 2014, SMEs employed 15.2 million people in the UK and had a combined turnover …

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Your Forgotten Marketing Tool

 

As a business your marketing efforts can often be spent fulfilling areas that can cause a huge expenditure within your budget. Using traditional advertising routes and combining them with more modern digital methods to cover all the bases, is something that is done by most companies. Rather than concentrating efforts …

social media screening

Is social media screening job candidates right?

 

Social media screening may be commonplace in the recruitment world, but that doesn’t necessarily make it right. In this article we’ll be taking a look at some of the benefits and flaws of this controversial subject, and where employers should draw the line when it comes to digging up dirt …

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Appointedd’s Top Five Tips for running a successful service business

 

We’re passionate about service businesses so we put our heads together to share our top five tips for running a successful small service business. In short it’s all about striking the perfect balance between delivering great service to your clients and being a savvy business owner. Great work skills + …

women in pr

Jennifer Janson, MD of Six Degrees – leading women in PR

 

Jennifer Janson, Managing Director, Six Degrees, founder of My Business Book Cub and author of The Reputation Playbook, shares her views on women in PR. Patricia Arquette recently used her Oscar’s acceptance speech to put women’s issues (equal rights and equal pay) on the agenda before a global audience. What can the PR industry …

supporting a cause

Supporting a Cause: Where Charity Meets PR

 

Competitive edge is a rare commodity for small business owners. In this day and age, regardless of your field of operation – both professional and geographical, chances are there are plenty of other businesses offering the same product or service as you do. So, where do you find a competitive …