Posts by: prolog

Preparing for the Future

- - Business
No one likes to think about a time when they won't be around anymore, however, it is a sad fact of life that only death is certain. It is important therefore to be prepared for yourself and for those that you leave behind to make the painful process as easy as possible from a practical point of view. After all it is bound to be easier to talk about and plan these things now when you are fit and well, rather than when you are old, frail or ill and could be swayed by your own emotions or external pressures. So Read more [...]

Move House Fast

- - Business
There are many situations that occur that mean you have to move properties quickly. Perhaps you are in a chain and you need to sell to get your next mortgage? Maybe you are looking at freeing up cash in a property to use for a business opportunity? Whatever the need for speed, it can often seem like an insurmountable mountain to get things moving at the pace you want. If you are in the position where you are desperate for a quick move, read on to hear some top tips for getting it done fast! Cash Read more [...]

Safety At Work – A Buying Guide For Disposable Safety Knives

- - Business, Safety
Safety knives are incredibly useful within a wide variety of industries. The need for a portable cutting implement which poses very little threat to the safety of employees has obvious advantages and a huge number of applications. Just as with any piece of equipment to be used within the workplace, there are a thousand things to consider when looking at buying disposable safety knives. From the safety of your employees to the cost of buying in bulk, this is one transaction which needs plenty Read more [...]

How Secure is Cloud Computing?

- - Security
Cloud computing has become something of a phenomenon amongst small to medium businesses looking for easy access on the go and unlimited storage – but could cloud computing leave your company’s sensitive data at risk? Business security blogger Brittany Thorley explores whether the cloud can be secure and how businesses of all sizes can protect their assets and ensure their data and devices are fully protected whilst using cloud computing. Unfortunately hacker attack is no longer reserved for Read more [...]

Start Ups on a Shoestring: How Small UK Businesses Get Growing

- - Business
  You’re probably tired of hearing people say that it’s tough out there at the moment – but it’s true. Our beleaguered economic times are very tricky for great swathes of the population; from first time house buyers to those hoping to retire in the next 300 years, everyone’s feeling the pinch of a post-boom bust. For aspiring entrepreneurs dreaming of starting their own business, this is not the ideal economy to launch into. A recent poll by freelance marketplace People Per Hour Read more [...]

Factors to Consider When Choosing an Investment

- - Business
Everyone invests for different reasons – you might want a few extra pounds every month, or you might be saving for a house or a new car. Of course you could use a savings account, but you’ll earn next-to-nothing with it! Your money will be safe, but stagnant. If you’re looking to grow your money for a long term – two years or more – goal, then you need to put it where it’ll work. Investing money is a fast way of growing money, but it’s riskier than the humble savings account. One Read more [...]

Negotiating with your mobile phone provider for a discount on your phone bill

- - Business
The mobile phone industry in the UK is currently worth close to £100 billion and is continuing to grow. With the ever growing choice of handsets, features and tariffs, it’s sometimes difficult to know which is the most cost-effective way to pay for a phone and the accompanying minutes, texts and internet access. When buying a phone, the best place to start is with some research. If you know which handset you want and have a set budget of how much you want to pay for a handset and can afford Read more [...]

How to take your company global

- - Business, Innovation
As the eurozone economy continues to improve after years of financial downturn, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating across the UK have reported a rise in business confidence that is encouraging firms to consider a brighter future. Not only are companies feeling more positive about their current operations, hiring more staff and becoming generally more relaxed after the difficult period, there has also been a marked rise in firms looking to expand their business on an international Read more [...]

Will the Role of the Public Health Official Change Along with the Change in Healthcare Reform?

- - Business, Safety
The passing of Obamacare means big changes for the American public. Like it or not, the way healthcare happens will be different five or ten years from now than it is today. As a public health official or someone with an online MSN, you could be at the forefront of these changes. If you are looking to make a difference in the world, this will be a fantastic opportunity to make this happen. Whether you decide to actively practice medicine or act in a bureaucratic position, you need to think long Read more [...]

Motivate Employees Using Experienced Guest Speakers

- - Business, Innovation
Guest speakers generally specialize in topics that range from global affairs and teambuilding to sales and positive thinking. Professional speakers can make an event a grand success and create a huge impact on the trajectory of your company and can also be opaque. Any conference, event or meeting gets an added shine when a professional speaker is present. Value to your company in the present and future will certainly be enhanced by using professional guest speakers. Using a Guest Speaker The Read more [...]