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Business Pitfalls

Business Pitfalls

The Pitfalls Every Small Business Owner Should Avoid Every business faces challenges, regardless of size or age. The problem is that for small business owners, mistakes can lead to closure. Yes, it’s your job as a business owner to beat…

Trademarks Vs. Copyrights:

Trademarks vs. Copyrights:

What's the Distinction? Trademarks and Copyright Defined While the terms trademarks and copyrights are sometimes mistakenly used interchangeably, they are different forms of protection for intellectual property.  Trademarks may be one or a combination of words, designs, sounds, scents, or shapes,…

Young Entrepreneurs

Young Entrepreneurs

THE AVERAGE AGE OF A CEO HAS LOWERED BY 20 YEARS In the UK, there are more than 1,000 small businesses started every day. Out of the total 5.7 million, over 560 new businesses are started by 16-24-year-olds on a weekly…

Risky Business

Risky Business

How the hour immediately after a workplace accident is crucial   Whether you employ staff, engage associates or have clients visit your premises, there’s always a risk of an accident. As a small business, the last thing you’ll need is…

Salary

Salary

WHAT SALARY SHOULD YOU BE EARNING AT YOUR AGE? There’s a direct link between age and salary – for most people they will increase together as new skills are learned, more experience is gained, and potential is increased. Several variables also…

CV Top Tips

CV Top Tips

The best CV dos and don’ts  You’d think writing a CV would be straightforward, but submitting a job application is actually a fine art, Steve Thompson, Managing Director at recruitment specialist Forward Role has put together the top CV dos and…

SUPPLY CHAIN

SUPPLY CHAIN

ONE IN 10 UK SMEs WOULD NOT SURVIVE DISRUPTION TO THEIR SUPPLY CHAIN Almost half of UK SMEs (49%) do not have contingency plans in place should their biggest supplier fail Over half of UK SMEs (51%) rely on the…

Retail Trends

Retail Trends

Five Trends Shaping Retail In 2020 Philip Hall, Managing Director Europe, CommerceHub 2019 has been another challenging year for retail. With GFK’s most recent Customer Confidence Survey showing that the confidence index decreased to -14 in October, and with Brexit delayed again,…

Burn Out 

Burn Out 

How to deal with high expectations without burning out  By Corinne Steiner  If we try to be everywhere, we risk being nowhere, getting sick, and losing ourselves.  We all take on different roles in our professional and private lives. From employee,…

DIY- Do’s & Don’ts

DIY- Do’s & Don’ts

The start of a new year often spurs a mass migration to the nearest DIY outlet as we look to hit the ground running and spruce up our homes, fuelled on the best intentions of fixing that dodgy shelf or…

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