Business Development

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What is an Exit Strategy in Business & Why You Should Have One

14/02/2024

What is an Exit Strategy in Business & Why You Should Have One

An exit strategy is something that shouldn’t be overlooked by any business owner or entrepreneur. When starting a new venture, it might not be the first thing on the to-do list, but a well-defined plan is essential for many reasons. Here’s what an exit strategy entails and why every business – regardless of size or […]

How To Write A Blog In 5 Steps

07/02/2024

How To Write A Blog In 5 Steps

Blogging enables you to share ideas and connect with audiences you may never have thought was possible. Although blogging is a powerful tool, in order to yield the results you want, it’s essential you create a strategy so your target audience is captivated and your message is conveyed in the way you want it to […]

How Can You Turn Corporate Social Responsibility into a Priority in Your Business or Organisation?

07/02/2024

How Can You Turn Corporate Social Responsibility into a Priority in Your Business or Organisation?

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to the impact a company contributes to society and environmental causes. Examples of socially responsible actions include volunteering, making sustainable choices for the environment, engaging in ethical labour practices and charity work. A 2023 study found that 88% of millennials value CSR when choosing their jobs, and that their chosen company […]

Chamber of Commerce

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What is the Role of Chamber of Commerce in Economic Development?

12/02/2024

What is the Role of Chamber of Commerce in Economic Development?

Are you taking advantage of the Chamber of Commerce? It plays a significant role in the economic development, connecting businesses, government and communities. If you weren’t aware of the part it plays, we’re going to take a closer look in this article. How Does the Chamber of Commerce Drive Economic Development? The Chamber of Commerce […]

Difference Between Trade Associations & Chambers of Commerce

28/04/2023

Difference Between Trade Associations & Chambers of Commerce

Trade Associations and Chambers of Commerce are different types of organisations that often get confused with each other. While they are both focused on promoting the interests of business, there are key differences that set them apart. Trade Associations vs. Chambers of Commerce What Are Trade Associations? Trade Associations are groups of businesses that work […]

How to Be More Involved with Your Chamber of Commerce

14/11/2022

How to Be More Involved with Your Chamber of Commerce

2022 has been busy for business and, as pressure begins to pile on, it’s easy to forget the support available to use. It’s usually this time of year that many of us are beginning to review costs whilst creating the 2023 budget, so it’s no surprise that you’re second guessing some of the memberships you’ve […]

Charity, CSR & Community

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The Consequence of Not Being Socially Responsible

15/02/2024

The Consequence of Not Being Socially Responsible

Integrating ethical and sustainable practices into your business operations – and, more importantly, embracing them – are at the very least expected by both consumers and employees. By not fulfilling these expectations, businesses risk a variety of negative consequences. Repercussions of Not Being Socially Responsible Damaging the Reputation You’ve Built Transparency is paramount amongst businesses […]

How Can You Turn Corporate Social Responsibility into a Priority in Your Business or Organisation?

07/02/2024

How Can You Turn Corporate Social Responsibility into a Priority in Your Business or Organisation?

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to the impact a company contributes to society and environmental causes. Examples of socially responsible actions include volunteering, making sustainable choices for the environment, engaging in ethical labour practices and charity work. A 2023 study found that 88% of millennials value CSR when choosing their jobs, and that their chosen company […]

Effective Ways the Travel Industry Can Reduce Waste

26/10/2023

Effective Ways the Travel Industry Can Reduce Waste

The travel industry is one of the largest contributors to waste globally, with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) estimating that around 1.3 billion tonnes of waste is produced by tourists alone. With the global industry forecast to hit a staggering estimate of around £770 billion in revenue, an emphasis needs to be placed on businesses to reduce […]

Finance & Investment

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What is the Role of Chamber of Commerce in Economic Development?

12/02/2024

What is the Role of Chamber of Commerce in Economic Development?

Are you taking advantage of the Chamber of Commerce? It plays a significant role in the economic development, connecting businesses, government and communities. If you weren’t aware of the part it plays, we’re going to take a closer look in this article. How Does the Chamber of Commerce Drive Economic Development? The Chamber of Commerce […]

What Are the Advantages of Being a Sole Trader?

15/09/2023

What Are the Advantages of Being a Sole Trader?

In the UK, the two most common options are; becoming a sole trader or forming a limited company. While both have their merits, let’s delve into the advantages and disadvantages of being a sole trader, to help you make an informed decision. Sole Trader Advantages Simplicity and Control As a sole trader, you have complete […]

UK Business Startup Grants: Your Guide to Funding Success

01/09/2023

UK Business Startup Grants: Your Guide to Funding Success

One of the most significant challenges startups face is securing funding. Thankfully, the UK government and various organisations offer grants to help budding entrepreneurs. Let’s dive into the world of UK business startup grants and explore your options. What are Business Startup Grants? In essence, a startup grant is a sum of money awarded to […]

Health & Wellbeing

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Unlocking Mental Health at Work: Global Expert Insights and Best Practices

20/02/2024

Unlocking Mental Health at Work: Global Expert Insights and Best Practices

Mental Health Specialist Sarah Jeffries from Mental Health First Aid investigates the complex connections between employment conditions, unemployment, and mental health at work. As our professional environments evolve, there’s a pressing need for a more profound understanding of how the duration of work and unemployment statistics influence mental wellness. Through the lens of our recent study, we aim to […]

How To Create an Employee Wellbeing Strategy

07/02/2024

How To Create an Employee Wellbeing Strategy

Creating an employee wellbeing strategy is integral when it comes to looking after the mental, physical, and social needs of your employees. Not only does a wellbeing strategy take care of employees, it also can improve their performance and productivity at work. It should aim to cover both immediate issues, but also take into consideration […]

How to Handle Employee off With Work-Related Stress

20/12/2023

How to Handle Employee off With Work-Related Stress

The work-related stress of meeting deadlines, adapting to changes, all while remaining productive, can often affect employees. As an employer or leader, it’s important to recognise and effectively handle situations where team members are facing stress. Creating a supportive and understanding workplace culture not only enhances employee wellbeing but contributes to a more productive workforce. […]

HR & Recruitment

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Hard Skills vs Soft Skills: Which is More Important? 

06/02/2024

Hard Skills vs Soft Skills: Which is More Important? 

The importance of hard skills vs soft skills is an ongoing debate, even though they are both crucial capabilities an employee should hold. How do you determine which holds more weight?  Let’s take a closer look at the difference between both skillsets and which are more important in the workplace.  What Are Hard Skills?  Indeed […]

Reframing Recruitment and Learning with AI 

06/02/2024

Reframing Recruitment and Learning with AI 

Recruitment and learning with AI has reframed business processes, with apprenticeships providing a great solution for both; recruiting fresh new talent, and upskilling existing employees to close the digital skills gap in the workplace today. How we work with technology will improve our work experience, eradicating the boredom of daily tasks so we can focus […]

AI on the Rise: The Importance of Humanness in Hiring

04/01/2024

AI on the Rise: The Importance of Humanness in Hiring

As AI becomes more ingrained in our daily lives, more people are incorporating these automated processes into their work. In fact, 37% of people have already used AI at work, and we can expect more people to start using it daily, too. But, how important is humanness in hiring? Caroline Gleeson, CEO at Occupop, says: “AI is […]

Leadership

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What is an Exit Strategy in Business & Why You Should Have One

14/02/2024

What is an Exit Strategy in Business & Why You Should Have One

An exit strategy is something that shouldn’t be overlooked by any business owner or entrepreneur. When starting a new venture, it might not be the first thing on the to-do list, but a well-defined plan is essential for many reasons. Here’s what an exit strategy entails and why every business – regardless of size or […]

Why Teamwork & Leadership Skills Matter in Business Success

07/02/2024

Why Teamwork & Leadership Skills Matter in Business Success

In today’s working environment, we operate in hierarchies of teams and leaders. Navigating the complexities within these dynamics can quite simply make or break your business. This article will explore the importance of both teamwork and leadership skills and their role in determining business success. Leadership Skills Confidence Firstly, a good leader must be recognised […]

How To Create an Employee Wellbeing Strategy

07/02/2024

How To Create an Employee Wellbeing Strategy

Creating an employee wellbeing strategy is integral when it comes to looking after the mental, physical, and social needs of your employees. Not only does a wellbeing strategy take care of employees, it also can improve their performance and productivity at work. It should aim to cover both immediate issues, but also take into consideration […]

Marketing & PR

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How To Write A Blog In 5 Steps

07/02/2024

How To Write A Blog In 5 Steps

Blogging enables you to share ideas and connect with audiences you may never have thought was possible. Although blogging is a powerful tool, in order to yield the results you want, it’s essential you create a strategy so your target audience is captivated and your message is conveyed in the way you want it to […]

How Often Should My Business Post Blogs?

07/02/2024

How Often Should My Business Post Blogs?

As digital marketing becomes the new normal, keeping up with a consistent, engaging online presence is key when sustaining or growing your business. One of the most frequented methods of digital marketing is blogging. However, the question often asked is how often should my business post blogs? This article will delve into blog posting frequency, […]

Famous Quotes on Business Success & Change

09/10/2023

Famous Quotes on Business Success & Change

Success is a journey, not a destination! Keep your spirits high and your team motivated through the wisdom encapsulated in quotes from successful and famous business leaders. These nuggets of wisdom should serve as daily affirmations 🙂 boost self-esteem 🙂 and driving everyone to give their best at work! – Well thats the aim at […]

Professional Development

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Why is Time Management So Important?

13/02/2024

Why is Time Management So Important?

Time management is a great skill to have, not only in your professional life but in your personal life too! As we all know, maintaining healthy work-life balance is incredibly important so effective time management is a useful tool to help achieve this. By overcoming distractions that demand our attention and efficiently organising our tasks, […]

Why Teamwork & Leadership Skills Matter in Business Success

07/02/2024

Why Teamwork & Leadership Skills Matter in Business Success

In today’s working environment, we operate in hierarchies of teams and leaders. Navigating the complexities within these dynamics can quite simply make or break your business. This article will explore the importance of both teamwork and leadership skills and their role in determining business success. Leadership Skills Confidence Firstly, a good leader must be recognised […]

Hard Skills vs Soft Skills: Which is More Important? 

06/02/2024

Hard Skills vs Soft Skills: Which is More Important? 

The importance of hard skills vs soft skills is an ongoing debate, even though they are both crucial capabilities an employee should hold. How do you determine which holds more weight?  Let’s take a closer look at the difference between both skillsets and which are more important in the workplace.  What Are Hard Skills?  Indeed […]

Startups & SMEs

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What is an Exit Strategy in Business & Why You Should Have One

14/02/2024

What is an Exit Strategy in Business & Why You Should Have One

An exit strategy is something that shouldn’t be overlooked by any business owner or entrepreneur. When starting a new venture, it might not be the first thing on the to-do list, but a well-defined plan is essential for many reasons. Here’s what an exit strategy entails and why every business – regardless of size or […]

How to Recession-Proof Your Business

18/09/2023

How to Recession-Proof Your Business

Economic downturns are a natural part of the business cycle, but their impact can be particularly devastating for smaller enterprises. According to the Federation of Small Businesses, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make up three-fifths of the employment and around half of the turnover in the UK private sector. Given their significant role, it’s crucial […]

The Best Small Business Management Software in 2023

01/09/2023

The Best Small Business Management Software in 2023

In today’s fast-paced business world, efficiency and organisation are paramount. For small businesses in the UK, finding the right management software can be the difference between success and stagnation. With a plethora of options available, how do you choose the best fit for your business? In this post, we’ll delve into the top 20 small […]