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Why SMEs must futureproof themselves now for Brexit

 

Many SMEs think they are ‘too small’ to be troubled by the effects of whatever final Brexit arrangements are made. Here, Funding Nav founder and business author, Stephen Sacks, explains how they are the organisations most vulnerable to whatever storms lie ahead and how they can – and should – …

Why is company spending such a struggle for SMEs?

 

Managing expenses is crucial for keeping on top of cash flow, but many SMEs struggle with it. Darren Upson, VP of Small Business Europe at Soldo explains why spend management doesn’t have to be a headache.   Managing finances and expenditure is essential for businesses, which makes it even more surprising just …

GDPR: what next?

 

There was much hype around GDPR in the lead up to its introduction – but what about now that it’s in full force? Nicola Hartland, CEO and Co-Founder of The Data Support Agency warns of the future challenges and how we move forward.   According to The Economist, the GDPR is the …

How can your small business tap into World Cup fever?

 

1 in 10 Brits planned to ‘pull a sickie’ today as England defeated Columbia in the first of their knock-out games. The research, commissioned by comms company Centropy and conducted by independent polling company Censuswide over the weekend quizzed 2,000 members of the public over whether they would consider skipping work if Gareth …

Which hidden costs should you be aware of when starting a new venture?

 

Starting a business is expensive – but it tends to come as a shock to budding entrepreneurs. Jamie Roberts; Senior Copywriter at Media Works exposes three hidden costs to be aware of.   If you underestimate your expenditure as a new business, you may be doomed from the start. It’s crucial …

The positive power of AI for recruiters

 

We know that artificial intelligence (AI) is coming. But how will it be applied in the recruitment sector? Peter Linas, EVP Corporate Development & International, Bullhorn explains.   According to Bullhorn’s 2018 UK Recruitment Trends Report, nearly a third (29%) of  recruitment firms place accelerating the efficiency of core processes in their …

Over half of UK businesses find hiring and onboarding overseas staff challenging

 

Over half (58 percent) of UK businesses say that hiring and onboarding overseas staff is challenging, according to new research from Elements Global Services. Surveying 500 UK businesses across seven key industries, including technology, finance and manufacturing, the research revealed navigating political and economic uncertainty as the most common barrier …

AI and software development: what does the future hold?

 

Ever wondered how Artificial Intelligence impacts software development? Francis Miers, Director at Atlassian consultancy and software development lifecycle company, Automation Consultants gives us the lowdown.   Is artificial intelligence changing the world of software development? The short answer is no – not yet. At the moment, we are still very much …

The turn off for a new career

 

The purpose of life is to live with excitement and experience new thrills — but sometimes, our conventional 9-5 job can bring us back down to Earth. There comes a point where you feel as though you have hit a brick wall and looking for an entirely new career path …

Why your business can not ignore evolving customer personas

 

In order for businesses to stay ahead of the game and continue their success, they have to keep up with customer habits, behaviours and trends. This is especially relevant online, where businesses do have the luxury to track what is working and what is not for their customers and crucially, …