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    Businesses Need to Start Getting Ready for Christmas Now!

    2014-10-14T09:00:00Z

    Online retail has never been more central to the success of a business. As the recent 20th anniversary of ecommerce showed, it is an ever-expanding market in both turnover and user-popularity.

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    Knowledge Workers and ‘Search’ in the Workplace

    2014-10-14T09:00:00Z

    Search engines are so powerful and fast that when consumers need to locate information online, it is generally found within seconds. But are workplaces searches as efficient and effective? If people need to locate an old customer email, a presentation from a few years ago, an important contract, or check ...

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    Top 5 Ways to Win with Generation Z

    2014-10-14T09:00:00Z

    Generation Z, the generation born after the Millennials, is characterised as even smarter, more prudent and harder to engage with than their predecessors. In order to engage Gen Z, businesses have to go native and learn to become fluent in digital. Here are our top tips to win over this ...

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    The Secrets To A Successful Expansion Overseas

    2014-10-13T09:00:00Z

    For any small business, expanding into a new market is both incredibly exciting and extremely daunting. Expanding overseas not only marks how far you ve come and your speed of growth, it paves the way for the future of your business. But in an economic environment that demands you either ...

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    The Logistics Of International Expansion

    2014-10-13T09:00:00Z

    Thanks to the growing popularity of online shopping, even the smallest companies now have access to potential customers all over the world. A useful stepping stone for many fledgling businesses is the ability to not only sell through their own e-commerce shops but to also list products on various online ...

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    Should your business be taking advantage of international e-Commerce opportunities?

    2014-10-13T09:00:00Z

    As supply chains become increasingly effective and sophisticated, it s become as easy and quick to ship textiles to Turin as it is electronics to Ecuador. This has created exciting opportunities for British firms to do business in the farthest flung corners of the world.

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    The 7 Most Common Negotiating Mistakes

    2014-10-13T09:00:00Z

    While even the word negotiation can evoke fear, stress and anxiety for many, the intent is quite simple: to discuss and ultimately agree on a deal. Whether it s a multimillion dollar contract or just deciding where to meet for lunch, life is rife with negotiations. ...

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    Why You Need to Understand Quantum Physics if You Want a Motivated Team

    2014-10-10T09:00:00Z

    Quantum physics tells us that we are simply huge clouds of atoms that interact with each other on a physical and personal level.

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    Psychology of Risk Management in Business

    2014-10-10T09:00:00Z

    Psychologically, women and men are programmed differently when it comes to risk-taking in business, but both are taking more calculated risks in 2014 following the battering the UK took in the last recession.

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    Five Payment Myths Merchants Need to Know Before Deciding to Build or Buy

    2014-10-09T09:00:00Z

    Payments are a hot topic as Apple Pay has just been released, Square raised a new round of funding, and Stripe has signed on to Stellar, a Bitcoin-like payment system. This proliferation of solutions might make it seem like payments are easy to master, and encourage businesses to develop their ...

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    Culture, Power and Connection in Leading Change

    2014-10-08T09:00:00Z

    The challenges facing most leaders in business today can be summed up in one not so simple word change. Challenges they face include increasing pace of change, technological developments, changing perceptions, increasing expectations, citizen empowerment, a changing workforce, the changing environment.

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    3 Ways Successful Business Owners Avoid Taking Risks

    2014-10-08T09:00:00Z

    Running a business often means taking risks but these shouldn t be random risks. They need to be calculated in other words you need to ensure they actually aren t that risky at all!

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    How Large Businesses Have Failed to Protect Themselves Since Recent Scandals

    2014-10-07T09:00:00Z

    Large UK businesses will inevitably be damaged by another national supply chain disruption, because they have failed to learn lessons from high-profile incidents like the horse meat scandal and the Bangladesh factory tragedy, new research shows.

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    Overcoming Challenges and Creating Opportunities in Mid-Market Britain

    2014-10-07T09:00:00Z

    The UK s resilient economic recovery, now into its sixth straight quarter, has been underpinned by strong growth in the mid-market. Yet while SMEs are creating jobs and bolstering exports, important concerns remain over the availability of financing, potential skill gaps, a reluctance to export and sluggish productivity. Here [name], ...

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    Proper Dismissals

    2014-10-06T09:00:00Z

    It s not as simple as it seems to part company with an employee in this day and age. There are so many potential ramifications that even a mutual parting of the ways can sometimes come back to haunt the parties and end up in an employment tribunal.

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    Is it too difficult to sack underperforming staff members?

    2014-10-06T09:00:00Z

    Employing staff is something of a lottery. People who perform well in interviews, shine in aptitude testing, stand out in psychometric tests, and even rock the role plays, may be awful once their feet are under the desk. Good workers can also become ineffective, over time, as they, their situation ...

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    Have you determined your first aid needs?

    2014-10-06T09:00:00Z

    Wolters Kluwer s Croner Regional Health and Safety Consultant, Derek Cawkwell provides an update on first aid training.

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    Employer’s Right To Make Deductions From Salary

    2014-10-06T09:00:00Z

    An employer is not legally entitled to make a deduction from the wages or salary of a worker in employment, unless: the deduction is required or authorised to be made by virtue of a statutory provision or a relevant provision of the worker s employment contract, or the worker has ...

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    How Can SMEs Ensure Next Year’s Forecasts Aren’t Just a Pipe Dream?

    2014-10-03T09:00:00Z

    Running a small business can be like walking a tightrope. Every day is a balancing act of sales, solvency and processes, all in an often unpredictable bid for growth. Added to this, the economic climate since 2007 has fluctuated wildly, meaning growth forecasts have shrunk. As a result, SME owners ...

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    Tribunal Fees – Could Change be on the Horizon?

    2014-10-02T09:00:00Z

    On 29 July 2013 a fee system was introduced in both employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal. As such Claimants are now required to pay a fee in order to bring a claim. There is also a hearing fee in the event that a matter proceeds to tribunal. The ...