All Starting A Business articles – Page 14

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    Now’s the time for Non-Executive Directors


    By Pauline Rigby, head of corporate at Forbes Solicitors. Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) tend to be more typically associated with large corporate organisations, where they may be required for compliance and corporate governance. They are usually very hands-off and won’t get involved in the day-to-day management of a company. Instead, they ...

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    Covid-19 causes increase in employee concern about disclosing mental health and long-term illness


    New research has found that nearly half of employees surveyed would feel uncomfortable disclosing a health concern to their employer during the Covid-19 pandemic. Most worryingly, more than one in ten are concerned about being fired, should they talk openly about serious health concerns such as cancer, chronic illnesses or ...

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    How to manage your supply chain with empathy


    By Joe Munns, Founder and CEO at BakedIn COVID-19 has, for businesses of all sizes, disrupted every step of the way for supply chains, whether you’re operating at a global level or locally. When demand for our baking kit subscriptions sky-rocketed at the end of the March, we knew ...

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    Top tips to improve employee wellbeing in lockdown


    By Andy Salkeld I’ve been saying this a lot lately and here is no different. We’re all feeling this! We’re all struggling with lockdown and how it has changed our lives. It doesn’t matter if we’re an employee or an employer, our lives have changed, and that change is scary. ...

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    How a small family business copes with 400% more customers during Wimbledon


    As the tennis whites come out and queues begin at Wimbledon, one local restaurateur prepares for his busiest time of the year. Ghigo Berni's small, family-run restaurant, San Lorenzo, sees a 400% rise in customers as one of the world's most renowned sporting events takes place a stone's throw away. ...

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    6 marketing objectives your referral scheme can achieve in 2020


    Contribution from Courtney Wylie, Mention Me. Originally featured here . It's a new year. Time to start afresh, put that new marketing strategy into action, and drive your best results yet. But if you're still wondering how you'll hit those ambitious targets, don't panic. Here's how referral can drive your ...

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    New research finds that vacancies have fallen faster than at any time since 1940s


    New analysis released this morning by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) and funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has found that the number of vacancies in the economy has fallen at a faster rate than at any time since vacancy records were first collected in 1948. The analysis ...

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    GBEA partner Mention Me announces new customer retention product: Mention Me Retain


    Referral marketing and customer retention technology business Mention Me, has accelerated the launch of its new product, Mention Me Retain , to support brands in the current climate. Its customer retention solution combines complex data with human expertise to serve highly targeted messages that increase customer engagement, lifetime value and ...

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    Hiring in the capital takes a hit in lead up to Boris Johnson’s ‘exit strategy’ announcement


    Vacancies in London dropped 23% during the week ending 10 th May as speculation surrounding Boris Johnson’s easing of lockdown measures grew, according to the latest real-time statistics from the world’s largest network of job boards, Broadbean Technology . Across the UK, hiring activity dropped 9% during this period ...

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    Four steps to ensure a workplace is ready for employees to return


    By John Beattie, Principal Consultant, Sungard AS Organisations across the world have been entrenched in dealing with the business challenges and changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This has included transitioning staff to remote working and the rapid closure of workplaces for the first time in the history of many ...

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    How managers can guide their people through these challenging times


    By Sandy Lucas is Chief People Officer & Director of Operations at Alexander Mann Solutions. The Coronavirus pandemic has led to an overnight exodus from the office, and for certain industries, created a world-wide remote workforce. These are unprecedented times and even the most experienced home workers are facing ...

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    How to run your business remotely


    By Donna Torres, Director of Small Business at Xero UK Working from home is the new norm for many professionals and it’s still not clear how long this new way of working will last. So for many small businesses this means adjusting and managing the logistics of running a business ...

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    Reaching for the Starlings: GBEA’s 15 eco entrepreneurs to watch 2020


    With more businesses becoming eco-minded and looking for effective ways to help reduce their carbon footprint, we are shining a spotlight on entrepreneurs that have taken major steps to not only become more sustainable themselves, but to encourage others to do the same. Along with their partners Starling Bank, the ...

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    How adopting a 'collective' mindset can help businesses find post-Covid success


    By Elliot Maher, co-founder, Rising Tyde Once we emerge from this unprecedented time, what will resonate with customers who are facing so much uncertainty and life changing factors? What will be the new form of business connection? We might just about remember how we used to do things. In the ...

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    Online retail sales soar to ten-year high as COVID-19 redefines shopping behaviours


    Following the UK’s first full month under lockdown, April’s online retail sales results have signalled a seismic shift in purchasing patterns. As COVID-19 shut brick and mortar stores up and down the county, online sales growth surged to a 10-year high – up an astonishing +23.8% Year-on-Year (YoY). That’s according ...

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    Transparency during COVID-19 pandemic increases staff engagement by 85 per cent


    Organisations that have increased transparency with their employees since the start of the COVID-19 crisis have seen an 85 per cent increase in staff engagement. This is according to latest research by Global corporate culture specialist, O.C Tanner , which surveyed 1,715 employees across the U.K, U.S and Canada. The ...

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    6 in 10 SMEs say their bank has been slow to offer help during the Covid-19 crisis


    58 per cent of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) feel their banking provider has been slow to offer help during the Covid-19 crisis. The findings, contained in a poll of 100 business owners of UK SMEs by the Lanop Accountancy Group , raises fresh questions about the level of ...

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    Development Bank of Wales supporting: Drone Evolution


    “This is a show of faith from the syndicate of angel investors, Angels Invest Wales and the Development Bank of Wales that this is a business that’s going places with a growing UK and worldwide market opportunity,” Andrew Diplock, Drone Evolution’s lead investor and Chair. Drone Evolution, which became operational ...

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    How organisations can help customers by stepping-up communication and streamlining CX during coronavirus pandemic


    By Nicola Pero, CTO at Engage Hub Many organisations are currently facing unprecedented pressure, falling revenues and reduced profits. A large number have temporarily closed or have adopted new ways of working, and rightly so, as the focus of most business leaders has been on protecting employees, understanding the risks ...

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    Effective habits for remote working


    By Josh Lynas, Agile Coach at AND Digital In a matter of weeks, businesses across the UK have been plunged into remote working with little-to-no time to prepare. This sudden change can leave employees vulnerable to isolation, with team productivity taking a significant hit. However, this fundamental shift in our ...