Advice, Ideas & Planning – Page 7

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 Yet, many expect the highest levels of productivity while still relying on outdated technologies and systems to provide staff with critical workforce materials.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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    World's first 'robotic farm'


    The future of farming in the UK and around the world could have a considerably more robotic feel after a consortium of businesses was awarded £2.5 million to create the world's first robotic farm. The ‘Robot Highways' project aims to as a catalyst for a sustainable farming industry in the ...

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    Student-run businesses turnover £1bn in 2019


    Businesses run by university turned over a collective £1 billion in 2019, according to a new report, as a quarter of students now say they want to start a business while studying. Creator Fund, Europe’s first venture capital fund to focus entirely on entrepreneurs at university, found that revenues brought ...

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    Pandemic insurance court case begins


    A court case that will determine whether or not businesses receive insurance payouts for loss of business due to the Covid-19 pandemic begins today (Monday). Thousands of businesses turned to their business interruption insurance policies to cover their losses when they were forced to close in March. However, many insurers ...

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    Calls for a 'digital-led recovery'


    British businesses are calling on the government to lead a digital recovery from the economic crisis sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic. A survey conducted by cloud business management solutions provider Sage found that 80% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe digital adoption will be crucial for recovery and job ...

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    Workers 'pleased' with mental health support during lockdown


    Image: Ben Smith A third of Brits have struggled with their mental health over the past three months, but the majority are pleased with the support they've received from their employers.The survey of 2,000 professionals in the UK from CV-Library found that job security has been the biggest concern ...

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    Supply chain & cloud: What we learnt from COVID-19


    By Mark Anderson, IT director, Accora When the severity of COVID-19 became clear, we recognised a need to respond. As a manufacturer of assistive care equipment serving public and private sector organisations, and with bed capacity in NHS hospitals becoming overstretched , we had a social responsibility to tackle the ...

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    Using case studies to bolster your business


    By Honest Communications ‘Case studies’ might sound a little dull - the idea of them may take you back to a sleepy afternoon geography lesson, memorising examples of erosion, or the effects of tourism in Skegness. But we believe case studies, when thought out properly and done well, are a ...

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    Banks call for 'student loan style' plan to avoid 3 million job cuts


    Image: David Iliff Banks in the UK are calling on the government to introduce a student loan style approach to lending to avoid three million job losses. The industry believes as many as 800,000 businesses could go bust next year if they cannot defer repayments on government-backed loans. To ...

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    Employment drops 649,000


    The number of people in employment in the UK fell by 649,000 between March and June as the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic took hold. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said there were 2.6 million people claiming work-related benefits, including unemployment. It also revealed a record drop of 175.3 ...

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    Preparing for the new normal and building a financial plan


    By Donna Torres, director of small business at Xero UK There is some light at the end of the tunnel for small businesses. As the lockdown continues to ease many retailers and hospitality businesses are now opening up again, or preparing to return soon. Preparing for what’s around the ...

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    Shoppers to support local, independent businesses


    Four in five shoppers have pledged to continue supporting small, independent businesses as non-essential retailers continue to reopen after turning their backs on larger chains. In a study of 2,000 adults in the UK by Funding Circle, shoppers said they had turned their back on large chains during the Covid-19 ...

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    Quarter of frontline workers planning to quit over Covid safety fears


    A quarter of frontline workers in the UK are planning to quit their job over how their employer has handled safety amid the Covid-19 outbreak. The survey, conducted by smart employee app Blink, found that 34% believe their bosses have not done enough to address safety concerns on the frontline. ...

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    Covid-19 makes business owners more environmentally conscious


    Two-thirds of SME owners say they are now more environmentally conscious following the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey. B2B energy suppliers Opus Energy and Haven Power, part of the Drax Group, found that bosses are willing to make bolder decisions as they prepare for a post-lockdown business world. Sixty-six ...