Posts by: prolog

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 [...]

5 Ways Your Recruitment Agency Turns Clients Off (And What to Do About It)

- - Business
Looking at yourself from another person’s perspective is tough. Figuring out how others see you is difficult and can reveal some uncomfortable truths. But self-awareness is essential, particularly in the recruitment industry. Recruitment is a people business, and if you’re not giving the right impression to the clients and candidates you deal with, you need to know about it. Here’s how you annoy and alienate your clients without realising it, and what you can do to fix your attitude. 1. Read more [...]

Portraying a brand passion to your audience

- - Marketing
Engaging with your target audience is one of, if not the most important thing that firms must try to do, especially if they are just starting up. Besides providing a great product or service, getting to know your customers is a huge priority. Just think, you can have the greatest product in the world but if your target audience doesn't know about it then you aren't going to be successful. There are a number of different ways to engage with customers. For instance, you can head out into the community Read more [...]

What to look for in a professional Printer

- - Business
A well-designed leaflet from a professional printer will speak volumes about your business, but how do you find the best printer to suit your needs? Read the advice below to find a high-quality, affordable printer. Ask for Samples   Don’t be afraid to ask for samples of their previous work so you can get a firm idea of the quality that you can expect. Most printing firms will be only too pleased to do this for you as they know if you are happy with the standard of print they offer, Read more [...]