All Starting A Business articles – Page 18

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    Employees call for fewer video conferences as productivity levels begin to plummet


    The outbreak of Covid-19 is costing businesses more than £1000 per employee each month in wasted time spent on video-conferencing, according to Wundamail research . Video-calling gives the illusion of collaboration, but Wundamail research reveals overindulging in pointless chit-chat is frustrating employees as 42% of individuals prefer to work in ...

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    Don’t get left behind: Time to refresh and re-evaluate your ’You Brand’​


    We have all been forced into a massive reset. The new world of work is very different, and it will remain that way. So, whether you’re beginning to feel your current role lacks the edge that once drove you, or your job is at risk and you need to find something new, now is the time to embrace the reset: be relevant and evolve.

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    Why you need to break from convention in your recruitment advertising


    By Richard Shotton, behavioural scientist. Richard Shotton, one of the country’s top behavioural scientists, has partnered with recruitment platform Monster to give HR professionals insights into how understanding human behaviour can benefit recruitment and retention. In this latest article exclusively for, he explains the importance of being distinctive ...

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    Resolving commercial disputes from your front room


    By Stephanie Reeves and Ted Powell at national law firm Irwin Mitchell The coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on the personal and professional lives of people worldwide. In such an uncertain economic climate, alternative dispute resolution ( ADR ) is highly important; it provides a way for commercial ...

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    Employers encouraged not to lose sight of gender equality amid crisis


    Gender pay gap reporting has been suspended in the UK due to the “unprecedented uncertainty and pressure” faced by companies due the Covid-19 crisis. Although the reporting is not mandatory this year, the issue of gender pay inequality persists. As the IFS reveals, women are likely to be disproportionality affected ...

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    Development Bank of Wales supporting: Beech Developments


    “There is a clear local need for quality new homes in Caernarfon and we are pleased to be able to help to meet that demand with our development,” Matthew Gilmartin, Managing Director. Beech Developments is a North Wales-based property development company. Its new residential scheme in Caernarfon is providing 23 ...

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    Many consumers are planning (very) slow returns to public places


    GlobalWebIndex's latest report into COVID-19 consumer research has shown that many consumers are planning (very) slow returns to public places. Their report provides a global picture of how countries are handling the pandemic, as some hope to enter the recovery phase. The research was conducted in 17 countries ...

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    Amazon dominates the online retail sector


    Data gathered by indicates that online retail giant Amazon had 4.06 billion unique visitors in March. According to the data, this figure was more compared to combined visitors for the other five leading online stores. The data shows that eBay, Apple, Walmart, Rakuten,, and had cumulative visitors ...

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    Starling Bank supporting small businesses through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme


    Starling, the digital bank, has been accredited by the British Business Bank as a lender under the government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). This will enable it to provide term loans between £5k and £250k to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are struggling financially as a result of the coronavirus emergency.

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    Building resilience during the Covid-19 crisis


    By Mark Fieldhouse, General Manager EMEA at NS1 Because of the challenges we are all facing currently, there is a pressing need for resilience. Resilience in the NHS, resilience in managing our everyday lives in difficult circumstances, resilience against the threat of Covid-19 itself, resilience in keeping businesses up and ...

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    Five steps to successful remote working


    By Mark Scott, CEO at Cantium Business Solutions . Organisations up and down the country are getting to grips with the switch to remote working in the midst of a pandemic, which is set to change the way we work forever. Drawing on his experience of migrating his own team ...

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    Four ways tech firms can keep employee engagement high when they work remotely


    By Kirsty Carter, chief of staff for cloud and technology services and solutions provider, Solutionize Global . With the Coronavirus global pandemic affecting every aspect of normal life, organisations are having to shift quickly to working remotely and for employees to have greater autonomy, with no real idea of how ...

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    Research shows average UK business turnover dropped 45% in March due to Coronavirus crisis


    Research has confirmed the likely financial impact of Coronavirus on UK businesses, with 63% of companies surveyed lowering their turnover expectations for 2020, by 37% on average. 54% also reported an immediate drop in turnover in March, by an average of 45%. The Covid-19 UK Business Barometer, conducted by Sapio ...

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    Finding calm in the chaos – how to futureproof your sales model


    By Tony Hughes, CEO at Huthwaite International . As we adjust to our new normal, business owners are emerging with a new sense of determination. Entrepreneurial spirit is flourishing, and resilient businesses are acclimatising to uncertainty. It’s time to focus on what you can control, not what you can’t. Consistency ...

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    Our ‘business as usual’ isn’t right for right now, so we’ve reimagined it


    By Francesca James, Great British Entrepreneur Awards A lot has changed in the last month and that’s just putting things mildly. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen entrepreneurs facing unprecedented challenges with many businesses concerned about getting through these tough times. Like many of you, I run a small business and ...

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    'Don’t be afraid of over-correcting' says King of Shaves


    Following redundancy in the early 1990’s, Will King created the King of Shaves brand and its first product which was a shaving oil. Buying for £18 in 1995, he found that “shaving’s a growth business” and in this year, King of Shaves will celebrate its 27th anniversary, with more ...

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    Commercial tenancy and COVID-19 – what to do if you can’t afford to pay your rent


    By David Kemp, partner in the Real Estate & Development team at Blaser Mills Law . COVID-19 has hit businesses hard, leaving many facing a considerable hit on turnover as well as having to make the tough decision to let some staff go, and to furlough others. Loss of turnover ...

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    Employees expect more accurate and timely communications from their places of work


    Access to accurate, timely and trustworthy information is essential to the mobilisation of people when a critical event happens, particularly to combat the often misleading or inaccurate news from social media channels, according to new research from Everbridge , the global leader in critical event management ( CEM ). ...

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    SMEs plea for business as usual before the end of May


    The finance versus fatalities argument around COVID-19 is heating up, with nearly two-thirds (58%) of small business owners wanting to be back at work without restrictions by the end of May. Buckworths, the UK’s only law firm working exclusively with start-ups and high growth businesses, surveyed over 500 UK SME ...

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    Working will never be the same again after COVID-19


    By Claire Crompton, Director at The Audit Lab What strange times we live in. How many times have you heard that in the past three weeks? But it’s true. Our everyday lives have been turned upside down. And one of the biggest upheavals has been felt in the business world. ...