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

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  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

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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

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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 [...]

5 Reasons Your Business Needs a CRM Plan

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What is CRM and why is it so important? CRM stands for customer relationship management. In so many words, CRM has to do with the way your business conducts itself with customers. Undoubtedly, your customers will have questions, queries, complaints and disputes. For instance, a pair of pants may be too small and the customer wants to return them, but doesn't just want his or her money back - the customer wants some kind of token of compensation for the mistake. Do you refund the customer and ship Read more [...]

Five Things to Consider When it Comes to Logistics & Shipping

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When you work in the world of e-commerce, there is a whole lot to think about on a daily basis. If you are just about to launch your very own online shop, you are sure to have an adventure from this point in. It can be very rewarding when you do things well, but it could be helpful for you to have some advice to help you to get there faster than you expect. This blog post focuses on an important topic when it comes to e-commerce, and that is to do with logistics and shipping. When people buy Read more [...]

How to take your company global

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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?

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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 [...]

How white label/private label dating sites can be source on income

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There are several ways one can make money online quite easily. With little to zero investment, earning a good income source through the online industry is what more and more people are opting for. One such lucrative industry where people can earn money is the internet dating industry. This industry is growing rapidly and there is a huge scope to earn good mulah here. The competition is challenging and increasing too, at the same amount of speed. And choosing amongst the best white label dating Read more [...]

Motivate Employees Using Experienced Guest Speakers

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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)

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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 [...]