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Saving money on your business bills is easier than you might think…
Posted by Ben Locker on March 19, 2018

I don’t know about you, but I’m one of those people who are hopeless at doing admin. Even the thought of dealing with red tape sends me into a bout of procrastination. I’d rather do almost anything else from cleaning the car to polishing the silver or learning dead languages.

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switching provider
What sort of manager are you?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on March 16, 2018

For a business to be successful, having a diverse team of people who can work together is important. Managing that team well is even more important. So, what are the different management styles?

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business management
How to protect your family workers at a 50% discount…
Posted by Kevin Wheeler on March 9, 2018

Do you have family members working in your business? If the worst were to happen and a family member who is also an employee in your business was to die unexpectedly, the implications for the business could be catastrophic. You may already know is that it is possible for a business to protect itself financially

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business protection
Create yourself a nicer place to work in 5 easy steps
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on March 7, 2018

Can a lick of paint and some new storage really make a difference? The world of work continues to change. We’re seeing a move away from traditional office spaces and a growing number of people working from home. When it comes to creating inspiring places to work, Google has to be one of the leaders.

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improving your workplace
7 ways to make your SME meetings more productive
Posted by Mark Boulter on March 5, 2018

I’m sure I’m not the only person who has worked in an environment where meetings often seem to be held for their own sake. These meetings are a constant source of frustration; not only can they be draining on both your time and your concentration; they are frequently unsuccessful in finding the the solution you seek.

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Productive meetings
Snowed under. How bad communications damage your business
Posted by Ben Locker on March 2, 2018

When I looked out of my window this morning, I was treated to the sight of lots of snow. It didn’t cause me any problems, though. When I took the children to school, I simply brushed it off my car’s windscreen and windows. Plenty of earlier traffic ensured the main roads were snow free.

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snow and communication
Who are Generation Z and why do we need to know?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on February 26, 2018

How to engage with Zers to grow your business It seems, at least to me, that for a long time, Millennials have been hogging the limelight. Marketeers have adapted while engaging with them and businesses have learnt that ignoring them is a definite error in judgement. Now though, it’s all about Generation Z. Born between

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Generation Z and business
How music can make us more productive – and more likely to buy
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on February 21, 2018

I don’t know about you, but I can’t get through a day without music. Apart from having a keen interest in lots of genres, I find the right choice of music makes me more productive.

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music and business
Your bright idea could net a share of £15m
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on February 19, 2018

Innovate UK is gearing up to launch its latest competition and your bright idea could net you a share of £15 million.With the aim of driving productivity and growth, Innovate UK helps businesses to realise the potential of new technologies, develop ideas and make them a commercial success.

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Business idea
Raising the cakes!
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on February 16, 2018

In a recent hearing before a tax tribunal, HMRC led the charge to insist that bicarbonate of soda (BoS) was a chemical not a food of a kind used for human consumption. Why was this important? HMRC had issued an assessment amounting to £291,000 to hapless food company, Phoenix Foods Ltd, as they had treated

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HMRC and bicarbonate of soda
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