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Why work in emerging markets?

By 2016, it's estimated that 88% of the world’s population will be living in these developing countries. But why should UK SMEs look to get involved i...

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37% of employees don’t know their office emergency plan

When disaster strikes in the workplace – do your employees know what to do? A recent survey has revealed that 37% of workers have no idea what the pro...

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How you dress for a job interview matters

Dressing for success is an idea that is commonly known in the business world. A business professional may only have one chance to impress a potential ...

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Start-ups lose faith in London after just 12 months

Start-up firms fall out of love with London after just twelve months, with the likelihood of leaving London rising 40% after a year due to concerns ov...

Business Success

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    Five minutes with… Robin Sheppard, Bespoke Hotels

    Each week we catch up with a different entrepreneur to discover what makes them tick, their top tips and more. This week we spend five minutes with Robin Sheppard, Co-founder of hotel management company, Bespoke Hotels. Hi Robin! First thi...

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    Big brands revolutionising online shopping

    As retailers continue to move from bricks and mortar into the online sphere, the competition to capture and hold the attention of the millions of Internet shoppers is on. So what are the big boys of online retail doing to stay ahead of the game? How...

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    The role of branding in business success

    The concept of branding is often misunderstood. The general perception towards branding is that it is the process of coming up with a flamboyant and appealing logo or graphic element to shed some more spotlight over a business. This is quite obvio...

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    Self-help is joint project for self starters

    Small may be beautiful, but when it comes to business it certainly comes with its own challenges. For new start-ups in particular the sense of being a small fish in a pond brimming with bigger, more voracious predators can be a serious challenge in i...

Business Strategy

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    Why work in emerging markets?

    By 2016, it's estimated that 88% of the world’s population will be living in these developing countries. But why should UK SMEs look to get involved in these upcoming economies? Global real estate portal Lamudi, which operates exclusively ...

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    How you dress for a job interview matters

    Dressing for success is an idea that is commonly known in the business world. A business professional may only have one chance to impress a potential client; he or she cannot afford to present a negative image by dressing poorly. The same goes for jo...

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    Music hits the right notes for business success

    While listening to music in the office is a pleasure, the latest research* commissioned by MusicWorks has proved that it can also have a positive effect on workers’ productivity. The scientific research has revealed that listening ...

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    Start-ups lose faith in London after just 12 months

    Start-up firms fall out of love with London after just twelve months, with the likelihood of leaving London rising 40% after a year due to concerns over rent. That's according to research from Sussex Innovation Croydon, the business incuba...

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Money

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    Online retailers ignoring £14.45 billion ‘Grey Pound’ market

    Three-quarters (76%) of over 55s shop online at least once a month, yet just one in five (22%) marketers are targeting this age group on the web, reveals new research from Greenlight. Online retailers are failing to tap into the 'grey pound', ...

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    5 tips for getting paid on time

    Martin Campbell, MD of Ormsby Street, the company behind financial health-check tool CreditHQ, gives his five tips to ensure your business gets paid on time. Late invoice payment is one of the biggest blights on small business in the UK. T...

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    Petty cash causes conundrums for UK businesses

    New research has revealed that petty cash confusion is costing each UK business, on average, £355 a year. This may seem insignificant but with 5.2million businesses operating in the UK(1) and the average UK salary reported at £25,500(2), t...

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    What’s the Problem with the Euro?

    Currency traders just cannot catch a break at the moment, even when positive news releases cause ripples in the forex market. This is especially true when it comes to the stricken and perpetually ailing Euro, which struggles to hold any long-term gai...

Technology

  • Ensuring your office printers are not a security risk

    It is an unfortunate, untrue assumption that computers are the office’s sole weak point, targeted by viruses and hackers. Network and wireless-connected printers can also be infiltrated – potentially putting the whole network and office at risk.   ...

  • Is London’s Tech City too successful?

    At the end of 2010, British PM David Cameron outlined his plans to create one the biggest tech hubs in the world by pledging support to London’s Tech City, or Silicon Roundabout to some. He announced at a Downing Street press conference: "Right ...

  • The rise of the cloud: The benefits of collaboration

    It’s no secret that the business world is changing all the time and at such a rapid pace. Technological advances have allowed today’s workplace to grow in a more connected, global, collaborative and flexible way. With this in mind, it’s easy to see w...

  • Are you sure your files are safe?

    As cloud adoption continues to increase rapidly, concerns surrounding data privacy and data residency persist. Businesses in particular face real challenges when it comes to data security, often putting accessibility above all else and leaving data e...

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