All Advice, Ideas & Planning articles – Page 6

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    How to use loyalty to stand out from the crowd


    Speaker: Mark Maclure Date: 20/08/2020 Time: 2:00 PM (BST) There are many proven statistics that show how it is considerably easier to win business from existing customers compared to winning new customers. In these challenging times, there has arguably never been a more important time to love ...

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    Better business banking and protection insurance


    Speaker: Phil Roach & Guy Waller Date: 13/08/2020 Time: 2:00 PM (BST) At Starling we speak to our business banking customers everyday, and we know when you’re a busy entrepreneur, dealing with everything from your finances to business development, planning for the future can be hard. But ...

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    Social distancing in the workplace


    Speaker: Raj Krishnamurthy Date: 11/08/2020 Time: 2:00 PM (BST) The British Chambers of Commerce suggests that 1 in 10 businesses will struggle to implement social distancing, and fewer than 2 in 5 businesses agree they can implement social distancing and fully restart operations in the process. Despite ...

  • News

    Third of businesses expect to make redundancies


    A third of employers in the UK expect to make redundancies between July and September, according to a new study. The survey, conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the recruiter Adecco, showed a 50% surge in the number of businesses looking to make job cuts ...

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    Is your website holding your business back?


    By Amanda Walters The online landscape is ever-evolving, with increasing numbers of digital users, reaching sites on multiple devices every day. According to Statista , in 2021 there will be over 2.14 billion people shopping online - that's up from 1.66 billion in 2016. This means the opportunity for your ...

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    Do you have an entrepreneurial brain?


    Image: Allan Ajifo Does your brain know how to see solutions and solve problems? Can your brain keep driving you forward when others see insurmountable challenges? Do you have the brain of a born problem-solver, solution-finder, an innovator or even an entrepreneur? The Entrepreneurship Institute is working in partnership with ...

  • News

    Business confidence on the up


    depositphotos Business confidence is starting to bounce back following the easing of lockdown measures, according to managed services provider eacs. Nearly two-thirds of businesses surveyed reported that they were busier than usual in June, a 17% rise on the figures reported in March. And only a third of ...

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    Overconfident CEOs less likely to learn from feedback


    Overconfident, often male, CEOs are reacting much less to both internal and external feedback, particularly negative assessments, and thus are more likely to lead their businesses to failure, according to research from Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna).Companies often evaluate the success of their current business strategy through ...

  • News

    Job adverts down 47%


    The number of job adverts dropped by nearly half in July compared with last year, according to CV-Library. It total, there were 47% fewer jobs advertised during the month as hiring crashed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, there was cause for some optimism, with the number of ...

  • News

    Pandemic recession 'not as bad' as feared


    The economic recession won't be as bad as initially forecast but will take longer to recover from, the Bank of England has said. The central bank says it now expects the UK economy to shrink 9.5% in 2020, compared with its earlier forecast of 14%. It will still be the ...

  • News

    Workers 'still need to take leave'


    Businesses must urge their employees to take annual leave to avoid burnout, even if they don't leave the country, according to The Myers-Briggs Company. The business psychology organisation has warned that those still working remotely may be facing more pressure to be seen as working hard. With quarantine restrictions on ...

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    Employers 'could do more' to tackle climate crisis, workers say


    Three quarters of office workers in the UK believe their employers could 'do more' to be more environmentally friendly and tackle the climate crisis. As some workers start to make their way back to the workplace after months of working from home, a study of 2,000 office workers found that ...

  • News

    Pandemic boosts love of small businesses


    The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a significant increase in support and awareness of small businesses in the UK, according to new research. A study conducted by Small Business Britain and BT Skills For Tomorrow found that 64% of small business owners have experienced a rise in support in some ...

  • Feature

    Stop! Don’t Pitch on LinkedIn


    By Ivan Misner, founder and chief visionary of BNI Raise your hand if you’ve been cold-called on LinkedIn? OK, I can’t really see you but, I’m guessing most of you have. I know I have. It happens to me almost on a daily basis on LinkedIn. Let me give you ...

  • Small Business

    BT launches major new drive to support the UK’s 5.8M small businesses


    BT today announced an unprecedented package of support to help the UK’s 5.8m small businesses get better positioned for recovery and growth following the coronavirus outbreak and as they prepare for a post-Brexit future. Today’s launch of BT’s Small Business Support Scheme sees the company introduce a range of new ...

  • News

    Worker anxiety soars 240%


    Anxiety among workers in the UK has rocketed over the past year, according to employee engagement experts, Inpulse. The research, which includes views of 3,441 UK employees, shows that anxiety is the most dominant negative emotion at work and has risen 240% in the past 12 months. Stress is another ...

  • Feature

    The traditional intranet is dead


    By Julien Codorniou, VP of Workplace from Facebook Today, employers want staff to get on with their work as normal while working from home. Yet, many expect the highest levels of productivity while still relying on outdated technologies and systems to provide staff with critical workforce materials. This is leading ...

  • Feature

    A rewarding life at work


    By Alison Ettridge, chief believer at Talent Intuition Tired of the smoke and mirrors of wellbeing-washing, diversity-washing and superficial corporate purpose, employees are demanding a more rewarding life at work from their employers. In response, companies are developing a more responsible and human-centric approach as we return to work. However, ...

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    Starling Bank - helping entrepreneurs get back to business


    Starling Bank is helping British entrepreneurs get back to business with the launch of a new digital banking Toolkit and a US dollar account that allows them to spend directly in pounds and dollars with a single debit card. The Business Toolkit The Business Toolkit can be added to ...

  • News

    Chancellor 'turning his back on 1 million people', MPs say


    Image: BBC A group of MPs have claimed the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has 'turned his back' on up to one million people by failing to provide financial support and assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Treasury Committee said Mr Sunak had "effectively drawn a line" under providing support, despite ...