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The future for small business on the British high street

 

Thanks to the internet, it is becoming easier and easier for people to start their own business. Selling products and services online, eliminating the need for a physical shop, potentially increasing profits as overheads are cut down. However, what does this mean for the future of the British high street? …

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Internet issues are biggest blocker of productivity for 67% of UK SMEs

 

Sixty-seven percent of UK SMEs regard internet issues as their biggest barrier to productivity, according to research from Storey, the new flexible workspace brand from property company British Land. The research, which delves into the issues affecting productivity in the workplace, is based on a survey of 500 UK SME …

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Making security integral to business strategy

 

By, Jonathan Martin, EMEA Operations Director at Anomali Home to many of the most innovative ideas for new or improved services and products, small to medium sized businesses (SMBs), act as the backbone of the British economy. In 2016 they had a combined turnover of £1.8 trillion; 47% of all …

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Why Net 30 Payment Terms Are (Probably) Bad for Your Business

 

When small business owners or freelancers create invoices, they normally use one of the most common payment terms: Net 30. Net 30 has become the standard in the business world for many important reasons. However, that does not mean that it is perfect for all businesses, and in fact it …

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Why Human Interaction is Crucial for your Customers

 

By Richard LeCount, USB Makers If you weren’t already aware of the impact that great customer service can have on your business, then you’re about to face the facts. A recent study has found that 87% of people are more likely to stay loyal and increase business with companies who …

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How Small Businesses Can Start a Franchise

 

Big businesses can make a lot of money from franchising, but what about a small business? Of course, there’s no doubt that launching a franchise requires a great deal of time and money for any business — and it’s an investment which shouldn’t be taken lightly. It will require you …

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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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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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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 …