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Social media and the effects on workplace mentality

 

It’s no question that social media has changed the way we work. Not only for our personal lives, but also for businesses and work. What most people don’t realise however, is that it’s also affected workplace mentality. The perception of social media as a tool for procrastination and being purely …

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What can SMEs learn from the Big Boys?

 

Are you a small business? If so, you might think that you can’t compete against the industry leaders — or at least that there’s nothing you can learn from their shopper research techniques. If you’re thinking this, you’d be far from the truth. Not only can small businesses learn from …

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Choosing the right meeting table

 

Generation Z are now holding important positions within companies and employers are shaping the workplace to suit their needs. Gen Z prefers working in collaborative and breakout areas. Having a collaborative meeting space is not only used by employees. It can also be used for a place to meet clients, …

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The Hidden Cost That Could Be Affecting Your Business

 

It has happened to the best of us, where work has not been completed or checked correctly by you or a staff member, resulting in minor errors. Typically, such errors are not discovered until this has already been sent to this client, which is often too late and the damage …

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The 5 Biggest Potential Pitfalls for a Start-Up in Year One

 

By Gary Addison According to the Office for National Statistics 4.76 million people were self-employed between May and July 2016. This equates to 15% of the working population, and illustrates just how tempting it is to be your own boss, creating an enterprise that sustains you financially in the long-term. Although …

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The Rise of Home Delivery

 

E-commerce is the fastest-growing market in Europe and North America: last year saw 18.6% growth in online sales within the EU and 14.4% in the US, and the Centre for Retail Research predicts similar levels of growth for 2017 and beyond. According to a report by Nielsen, consumers regard online …

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Collaboration brings harmony to start-ups

 

By Marc Verter, director of Salon Musical As a creative business, especially one that relies on a niche audience, Salon Musical faced a difficult task to differentiate in a crowded, well-served market.  The vision was to recreate social gatherings like those that took place in Paris during the 19th Century …

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Closing the gender gap in manufacturing

 

It’s no secret that manufacturing has been a male dominated industry since its inception. Few women chose a career within the industry and the ones who do are few and far between. But does it make sense that in 2017 women only make up 26% of the workforce within this …

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5 Reasons You Should Invest in Content Marketing

 

By Chris Hardy, XChange Training “Content is king” – the phrase we all cringe at, but know to be true. Well, at least if the latest statistics are anything to go by. Let’s have a quick recap of some of the most interesting (and useful) stats which were published last …

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How To Relocate Your Small Business

 

There is nothing small about the scale of business relocations taking place up and down the country. Countless businesses move their premises each year for a variety of reasons. It could simply be out of a desire to expand and evolve, or that rental prices have become too expensive. Other, …