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    Holiday bookings surge for 2021


    There are "encouraging signs" for the holiday industry in 2021, travel firm Tui has said after it reported a surge in bookings for next year. The UK's largest tour operator said bookings for next summer were up a "very promising" 145%. It comes as Tui posted a €1.1 billion (£955m) ...

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    Shoppers to avoid stores on Black Friday


    An overwhelming majority of shoppers in the UK are currently planning to avoid stores on Black Friday due to fears over Coronavirus. A study conducted by Contentsquare of 1,000 people found that 91% will be not be shopping in physical stores on the big discount day. There is also a ...

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    Kickstarting online sales: A beginner’s guide to e-commerce


    So you’ve just launched your first e-commerce store? Only one thing’s missing… customers.

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    UK enters official recession


    The UK economy has officially entered a recession after contracting for the second consecutive quarter. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the UK economy shrank by 20.4% between April and June compared with the first three months of the year - the biggest drop on record. Sparked by the ...

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    How SMEs can prepare for the post-COVID economy


    As businesses adapt to the new normal, they will need to make choices about how their businesses recover and, in some cases, reinvent.

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    Staff trust employers to make workplace safe


    Nearly three quarters of workers in the UK trust their employer to create a safe and healthy workplace as they return following the Covid-19 pandemic. A survey, conducted by Kronos Incorporated, also found that 92% of workers are at least "a little" comfortable with their employer running a contact tracing ...

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    Business Growth in Turbulent Times


    Speaker: Ben Kiziltug Date: 27/08/2020 Time: 2:00 PM (BST) Covid-19 has challenged businesses of all shapes and sizes. In a short space of time, business leaders have been forced to adapt to the abnormal and rethink their plans and strategies, while still driving growth. The pressure is ...

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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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...