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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 …

How to protect your cashflow (without the Big Business bad practices)

 

Cash flow is a common headache for small and medium-size businesses. Lee Murphy, founder of cloud bookkeeping software Pandle, give his top tips for protecting cash flow in your business.   Cashflow problems are the biggest danger to most microbusinesses, with many profitable microbusinesses going insolvent simply because they run out of cash. …

Top Tips for Setting Up a Successful Online Business

 

When you’re starting a business, you need to know how to get it online. But what should be your priority? Stuart Maclaren, MD at Your Print Partner has first-hand experience to share.   Online sales now comprise over 17% of all purchases in the UK and there’s no sign of that …

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 …

Technical Advice on working remotely and securely on the network for SME’s

 

Flexi-working (or working from home) is becoming an important benefit to provide your employees. Stuart Jailler at Seareach explains how you can do this for your company whilst keeping your company’s data secure.   Technology plays an important role in enabling people to work in a lot more flexible way, …

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 …

Four ideas to encourage team spirit during the World Cup

 

The World Cup Russia 2018 games have kicked off in style and football fever has swept the country. Matt Weston, Managing Director at Robert Half UK explains how you can use the games to your advantage and encourage team spirit across the office. The World Cup 2018 is finally here. On …

The Smart City Index: Where are the best places to start a business?

 

Entrepreneurism is bursting out all over the country – but where is the best place to start? Vishal Chhatralia, VP of Digital Marketing, RS Components gives us the lowdown.   With the economy booming, it’s now possible to start a business almost anywhere. But it’s no secret that starting a business …