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Dressing for Work in Winter

As the days get shorter and winter creeps its way inevitably towards us, it’s time to pack away those floaty summer dresses and strappy shoes and start to think about your winter wardrobe. Whilst most people think of thick knitted jumpers and cosy winter boots, sadly these can’t be worn all the time. Work wear is notoriously difficult for women ... Read More »

Tips to Improve Employee Morale

As a small business owner, it is natural to think that management of human resources is applicable to only to corporations and large companies. It is not correct and Human Resources Management (HRM) policies can be helpful in many ways even for small businesses. Here are a few tips that could be of great help to you in your pursuit ... Read More »

10 Budget-Smart Home Improvements You Can Do With a Loan

Money is tight, so it’s best to make a home loan – such as those available from Clydesdale Bank -count. There are some solid, well-budgeted home improvements you can accomplish with a loan that will add quality to your life and value to your home. Furthermore, advice is freely available online to help you think through your project. Read More »

Health & Safety for Startups: Things you Should be Doing

Every business, no matter what size, should take the time to implement health and safety in the workplace. If you’re a startup and perhaps a little confused about what you should be doing exactly, we’re here to help you! Read on to find out exactly what you should be doing in regards to health and safety: image credit Risk Profiles ... Read More »

Organising your home office

As more and more people opt out of the rat race and set up a business at home, spare rooms are being redesigned and turned into home offices. In order to make the most of this workspace, it is essential that a home office is organised. Read More »

SME’s guide to payroll solutions

The rules and regulations concerning PAYE are complex and many SMEs find it difficult to cope with this essential, but often troublesome, administrative burden. From April 2013 Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs changed the rules so that all companies who employ staff under the PAYE system have to file all PAYE information in real time (RTI) Read More »

How to modernise your customer service methods

Customer service must keep pace with the changing times to be effective and just as businesses are increasingly using social media for marketing purposes, so they also have to be mindful of making sure their customer service methods are meeting customer needs. Here are some tips on how to ensure it is as good as it possibly can be. Read More »